Commissary DC

4.6
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$30 and under
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American

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We are a very casual cafe, lounge, liquor, beer and wine bar as well as a coffeehouse and smoothie bar. We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks and a huge selection of desserts. We have a lounge area, outside cafe, strong take-out presence and free wi-fi. We offer a diverse, simple and inexpensive menu; from breakfast all day to Sandwiches, Salads and Pizza all day and night and a dinner selection that kicks in at 5 PM. Wheelchair and Handicap accessible. We accommodate most common food allergies. Happy Hour is available every day from 3-7 PM at the bar and lounge and weekdays on the patio from 4-6 PM.
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CS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a large group of 10+ people - including kids - and Commissary was super patient and accommodating. People coming from all different places and at slightly different times. We had a relaxing (believe it or not with 5 kids and an infant) and enjoyable meal.

VP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave brunch spot in D.C.! Taylor is an absolute joy and everyone is always nice :)

P
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. The waiter was very nice and helpful, and the food was great.

JF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice place to go and be.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Huevos Rancheros is AMAZING! Great brunch value.

LD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had very tasty breakfasts with nice presentation. Good coffee. Full bar menu if you are into morning drinking. Nice server. Highly recommend.

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time at Commissary! The food was excellent, and the manager even came and gave us a free glass of Rose. The space is very comfortable and we were taken care of well. We will definitely be back!

H
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited Commissary before a movie and were very happy with the quick service and fun atmosphere! We originally picked the spot because of the fair prices and plenty of vegetarian options. The risotto was delicious and I strongly recommend adding salmon to it if you eat fish, very flavorful. Overall would highly recommend as a upscale casual spot with great drinks and fairly priced food!

AG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Jon our server. Knew the menu and was super friendly and attentive

JM
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Commissary has a great brunch vibe- nice size space, good food (perfectly cooked potatoes), good Bloody Marys, very diverse crowd.
In other words, wish I lived in DC!

DL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location, food and service are very good! I recommend it for all.

DG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only thing I did not like was it took 2 hour for dinner with a party of 12 and 2 Servers. The Servers were very nice and kept the drinks full. The Chicken was good but some people in the party got the Lamb and the Pork Chop and said both were salty.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fries were delicious! Burgers were off the hook! Love love love the bacon dijon jam!!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined alone at a corner table, a great vantage point for watching people come and go. The server was very attentive but not overly so. I had the veggie burger patty melt style and side salad. The food was fresh and the portions were big. I took half of the sandwich home.
I appreciate the warm ambience, comfortable to dine alone and definitely great for gathering. I’ve done both.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food here is good, but the neighborly atmosphere is what makes it unique. It is warm and welcoming and feels like a familiar place to return to.

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts and quinoa bowl was outstanding, and the prices are right.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away. Loved the decor and the seating. Dim but not dark. Great food for a great price. Filet medallions were cooked perfectly; highly recommend! Also, a good app is the hummus and grilled pita. Good service, food came out quickly but not too quick so we could enjoy our appetizer. No rush to leave either.

JM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly waiter..excellent blue berry pancakes. ..delicious mimosa..

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Menue is interesting. Great burgers.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Happy hour deals at Commissary are truly wonderful and well worth the trip. Delicious food, large portions and at a great price!

P
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice service and good food. Great neighborhood establishment. Will definitely visit again.

RB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is always just fine. It’s expensive for what it is and I don’t understand why you need a reservation because the tables are never full and I don’t know why the food always takes so long. Almost an hour waiting for a burger and fries. Was it a good burger, sure, but this place takes forever.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This is the first time I’ve been to Commissary in a couple of years. I remember it being a crowdpleaser with visitors which is why I chose it. The ambience was still excellent and the service was fine, but the food was disappointing. Shrimp appetizer was bland, the chicken on my risotto was dry, and my friend’s steak medallions were mediocre. It’s a fun place to meet friends, but I would not go there for a good meal.

JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, food was amazing! Will definitely come back. :)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere. Fresh food!

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

casual, food was good, early reservation so not too much noise, relaxing and fun

DH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They advertise taco Tuesday but would not allow us to order it. The tasting menu for two also wasn’t available so the menu online is not accurate. They say is next to a screaming baby while there were 8 other tables available. We asked to move and they refused to help us. Service and food was great. But the front of the house needs help.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, and the drinks we’re even better! Great overall experience.

MO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I love commissary and usually have a great experience but this time our food was not good. Two people, including myself, had the potato pancakes and they were thick and undercooked, very chewy. Then the scrambled eggs were overcooked, they were hard almost like a badly cooked omelet. It was disappointing because I talked this place up to my guests and it was embarrassing that the food was so underwhelming. Service was great and so was the coffee!

WY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was so awesome! Our waitress, I think she was Nadine B??? Was fantastic, very attentive to our large party and kept us all well watered and happy. The food was outstanding for everyone. Thanks for an amazing experience!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal with our family for Christmas Eve. We would definitely return!

DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Commissary is always great! The food and service are exceptional. Definitely one of my favorites.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was Awesome! Ask for Natalie....food was fantastic! Worth the trip.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dirty. We couldn’t even bring ourselves to dine there because the glasses they poured our water in were filthy. I’m talking food, fingerprints, lipstick you name it, itwas on there. We had to leave because we couldn’t even imagine what the back of the kitchen was like.

n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was very hospitable . We had
Great service and the food was
Excellent. This is a great place to bring the family. It is very kid friendly . The pork chop was outstanding. Overall a great friendly neighborhood experience.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service excellent. We had a large party of 10 and they handled us beautifully. Thank you.

JK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and friendly place. I had a hamburger and asked for it to be medium rare, but it came back very rare. They redid it and the second one was still a bit rare for a burger, but was ok. Didn't complain the second time. Nice relaxing place.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

MB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and location. A little deceptive on the pricing for the "dinner for 2" special, but otherwise everything was good.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!! Loved the bourbon apple cider 😋

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