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Commissary DC

4.5
1596 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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vipIraH
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Huevos Rancheros which is one of my favorite breakfast items on the menu and as always it was great!

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Amanda
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy The Commissary! The menu has a good variety of choices from fine dinners to fabulous hamburgers. And the fries are perfect!! The staff is friendly and good! The noise level is high; though I would prefer less noise, you can still manage a conversation. We will eat here every time we are in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service at all the other tables looked fantastic and staff looked very attentive and friendly, just not the staff member taking care of my table. Came to table for food order, drop food off, and drop check off.

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LeeB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was very nice. We sat outside on the sidewalk dining area and had plenty of room and space from other diners - and some shade! The food was delicious - I had the cauliflower grilled cheese with yummy sweet potato fries, and my friends had the quinoa bowl and burger - all of which was great. Miley was our server and great about refills and checking in. All in all - very good!

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CourtnieG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love,love,love! I will definitely return. So many great options

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brussel sprouts are sooo good, a must try! Shrimp linguine was very tasty and the Apple Cinnamon Old Fashion is a perfect after dinner sipping beverage

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vipHector
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Disappointed food. The risotto was bland. Long wait for food.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had a nice range of options for those who wanted brunch, lunch and snacks. Good smoothies and terrific service. Inside tables were nicely spaced for covid safety and noise level was comfortable for an easy conversation.

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MonicaL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the Commissary Restaurant! The food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family and give it 4 stars.

Also, my waitresses was awesome and so attentive. She gets kudos for her interaction skills, patience, and lovely demeanor.

If you are looking for a great restaurant, the Commissary is one you should give a try.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely love Commissary’s everyday happy hour. Perfect place to link with friend while enjoying amazing food and drink options.

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vipHalcyon
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are frequent diners at Commissary, and they never disappoint. The most recent meal was Sunday brunch with friends, and it could not have been better. The food and the service were both first rate.

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vipYummy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Terrific food, I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and amazing service

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vipBenjaminH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a great neighborhood place to get elevated bar food and great service and drinks. You can easily come here for cocktails and appetizers or stay for a full meal. Either way the staff is very warm and welcoming and you will enjoy yourself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I've been dining at Commissary since 2015. I'm a huge fan. I'm sure this is a direct reflection of the pandemic but the service was lacking, big time. We were sat incredibly close to another table, when there were plenty of open seats. (So we moved, because COVID) And then our waitress disappeared and didn't even bring our drinks until moments before our food arrived. It was just disappointing because I've never had a less than amazing experience until this last visit.

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vipMandP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was lovely and we don’t blame her but the service in the kitchen was the worst I have ever experienced. No matter what we asked for it took forever. The manager was rude when we asked why it took 30 min to get a piece of cake? He did take it off the bill but was very rude!!!! I would not come back!!!

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RABII
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was average at best compared to other restaurants in the area. Parking is a challenge and the service was extremely slow. A little more attention to the small things could definitely improve the experience but they have a long road to get anything above a average rating. This is a one and done restaurant visit.

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vipDCfishlover
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner on the outdoor patio. The tables are spaced comfortably apart and the service was very good. My husband started with the cesaer salad which he liked and I had the summer salad which was great--it had some unusual, tasty ingredients to liven it up. I had the roast chicken which was delicious and huge--too much for one meal, and my husband had the steak which was excellent. Carrot cake for dessert was ok--not as spiced and flavorful as we like it. We highly recommend eating here, especially on a beautiful evening when you can enjoy the patio.

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vipIraH
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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CindyH
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Saturday am brunch outside.

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BobA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is terrible. We had the worst service that I've ever received at a restaurant. When we arrived for our reservation the restaurant was not too busy. The greeter seated us 3 feet from another party, but said that they were leaving shortly, which they did, however the next party was seated at the same table. Not a big deal, but interesting since DC was in general very strict re: Covid precautions and there were plenty of open tables We then waited 15 minutes for our server to come to our table. When she came, she took the order of the party that arrived after us first. She then came and took our order. Our drinks arrived 10 minutes later. Thirty minutes later (55 minutes total) our appetizer and salad arrived. Neither looked appealing at all. We asked about the delay and said half-seriously that we were about to leave. She ignored our inquiry about the service and asked what type of dressing we would like. We then stated that this delay was unacceptable. She was unapologetic and said she would get the manager. We walked to the front desk where both she and the manager were and told the manager of our experience. The server started to yell at us and asked if we had ever worked in food service. The manager seemed overwhelmed by the situation. We paid the manager for our two drinks and left. We left, and went to an Indian restaurant nearby called Pappe, which was excellent.

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MichaelM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place. The food is good and plentiful. We only had one problem in the the sweet potato fries seemed to have too much seasoning on them. Other than that, Annie, our server was great. She was sweet, funny and really honest whenever we asked about the menu.

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vipHessC
Berlin
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Commissary is truly the neighborhood best kept secret, if there is such a thing. For many years it stayed the same quality: friendly staff, great food, and above all, great ambiance!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Commissary. It's our go-to place for brunch and dinner. The food is excellent and the staff are always friendly and welcoming.

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vipLisaS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

the food unfortunately was bland and overpriced for what it was.

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shawnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prices were reasonable and there were numerous vegetarian options. Atmosphere was laid back, perfect for a casual Sunday brunch & and our server ( wish I remembered his name) was excellent! Already looking forward to returning.

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vipColFrog
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The breakfast menu was interesting and tasty. Jonathan provided excellent service.

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vipShaneH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been to Commissary for both brunch, lunch, and dinner and have enjoyed my meal each time. Whether it's a classic American breakfast or a burger, the food did not disappoint, and I'm looking forward to going back again to order the menu items I haven't been able to try yet.

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justbe
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were looking for an outdoor spot to enjoy the nice September evening and less risk of Covid indoors. Commissary usually has solid food and tonight was no different except that both our burgers were well done and we ordered md/rare. Also it took too long for the food to arrive. Staff was good and helpful though.

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reneeh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a date with hubby socially distant tables outside Very good service and food will return

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vipBaconRules
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a positive experience at Commissary. I would suggest they install a sink outside the water closet to allow patrons to wash their hands. I did wait over 15 minutes for ladies to exit from the stalls. That wait time does seem odd to me. What could take me 15 minutes in a public bathroom.... I only wanted to wash my hands upon entering the restaurant. A sink outside the stalls would be a plus. Hand sanitizer is okay but water and soap is my way - keeping it old school.

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Kathy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was Taylor. She is exceptional in her hospitality service. The food was very good. Really, everything was done professionally from the host area, server, person dropping food.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food i love this place

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JamesT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good place for a date. Didn’t love the seating, server did a good job despite it being very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
259 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best spot for weekend brunch. Tried the fried chicken breakfast sandwich - DELICIOUS! Highly recommend any of their omelets. And the best Bloody Marys!!

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GingerR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great brunch spot! Our waiter Alex was wonderful and the food is delicious. I'd highly recommend it.

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AngelaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have not been here in over a year but the food is still delicious! The service was also good. You can tell that they are short staffed but our server was great and had the best personality. A really good place to enjoy breakfast/brunch on the weekend.

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vipJWMinDC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pulled chicken quesadilla, roasted chicken and white pizza, all absolutely delicious. Great place. Friendly, attentive service and welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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LDGG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went before a show. Good service good food. Good time

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LewBelle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were greeted right away very nicely. All the staff was genuinely friendly. The food was excellent and the farm to table freshness shined through. Great, casual atmosphere and we were surprised they weren’t busier but we did go kind of early. Located in a very young, busy area that didn’t feel touristy.

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Commissary DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Commissary DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 299-0018.

Commissary DC is rated 4.5 stars by 1596 OpenTable diners.

Commissary DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bf00bf18.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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