Commissary DC

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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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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
6 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 😋

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pancakes ever! Loved the ambiance and the service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing! After ordering the braised lamb shank, I was told they had actually sold out of lamb. They offered to either switch the meal as a whole or sub filet for the lamb that way I could still eat the rest of the dish as intended! I really appreciated their flexibility and amazing service.

A
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-theater for Studio theater. The food was generally good across the board. Not exceptional, but generally good. One of our dishes (crispy salmon) was very good. The rest - roasted chicken dish, a fried chicken dish, and a burger - we’re all good. The brownie sundae dessert wasn’t exactly innovative, but it was quite good, as was the chicken wrap appetizer. Service was very good. I’d go again as a pre theater dinner.

VM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends turned out super well! I enjoyed my time here, Dedra (hopefully I spelled her name correctly) was great and she kept a great balance between checking in and letting us be social. Sometimes people do too much of either and so she definitely made this a positive evening here. My second time here with a group and both experiences were lovely.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britney Brunch is my favorite event each year! It never fails to entertain and be a great time. Also the food is great - highly recommend. Already looking forward to next year.

SS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu, and can't wait to go back to try more items. We both had the Fall Risotto dish, one with shrimp and one with salmon, and it was delicious. Also loved the fresh green salad. Good service too.

DA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was amazed by the number of Happy Hour offerings. Something yummy from every category so everyone in your party can be happy and stuffed. We enjoyed a lovely Rose Prosecco ($5/glass), and a pizza, a fish taco, and vegetarian nachos. The nachos and the pizza were meals in themselves!! I wouldn't usually take nachos home with me, but these were phenomenal, and I had half of the portion left. The fish taco was delicious... and I would order two of them for a full meal. Incredible value. Looking forward to returning.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our servers was great, food not bad but it’s expensive. I am seeing a trend. Washington is expensive for food and parking.

L
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, and we really liked the atmosphere at Commissary DC. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back! Our dishes included the pork chop, crispy skin salmon, veg. rissoto, and lamb shank and all were delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday dinner with five friends and a retirement dinner with eleven friends at Commissary had both been so pleasant that when we decided to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary with seventeen friends, we knew just the place to go. Restaurant staff with whom we interacted before, during, and after the meal were all friendly and helpful. In particular, Olivia and Evan served our large party with great skill. All of our guests complimented the food and drink, which they enjoyed in an atmosphere conducive to good fellowship. A special dessert brought out for the two of us was a delightful surprise. Thank you for a memorable evening!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was great!

AG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Was looking for multiple places across DC to host 18 people without having to pay a $2000 food and beverage min. This was the perfect place. The food was really good. Definitely recommend if you're looking to host 0-18 people.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very casual-looking place but great food, great service. Not somewhere to take your boss but a fab place to go with friends. Or a date. Comfortable, with a great menu. Attentive service.

F
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family get together

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but service wasn't great. Appetizer was brought to another table then wasn't brought until after our meals came. The food took forever and server didn't come by often.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was nice. The fish and chips are amazing. I have really bad depression and have thought about ending my life. I enjoyed the staff.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Good food but be prepared for a loud crowded environment. We were seated along the edge in an area adjacent to low center seating. It was crowded and loud with a large group of friends. Made it difficult for anyone to get by without frequently bumping into my poor husband.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch for two for only $60. Well worth it.

n
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Commissary DC and 2 friends joined me. We ordered and shared the Mambo wings for a starter. Then Fall Risotto, the Crab special, and kale cauliflower pizza for our meal. Everything was delicious, nice and light... well the crab dish was a little salty. The group could talk without yelling at each other, because the music was at great level. Ms. Natalie was attentive and pleasant. I'm glad the group agreed to try Commissary DC.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time with a group of 9 last night! Our server Natalie and the manager were amazing! Very friendly and accommodating when our party grew from 7 to 9 people!! The food and drinks are delicious and the ambiance was casual but fun!

PJ
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feels like home. Love this place

WF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service as always. I enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or just cocktails at the bar here. Feels like family.

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