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About Commissary DC

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.

1443 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 5pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4pm - 10:00pm,Thursday-Saturday: 4pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Between 14th & 15th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 299-0018

Website:
http://www.commissarydc.com/

Parking Details:
15th & Massachusetts, southwest corner: Monday to Friday, 6 am – 12 am. Closed weekends. $12; 1 Thomas Circle (on M Street): Monday to Friday, 7 am – 8 pm. Closed weekends. $13; Holiday Inn on Thomas Circle: 24 hours, 7 days. $13; Colonial Parking: P St. btwn 14th & 15th next to Lululemon. Washington Plaza – 14th and M Streets

Public Transit:
From Dupont Circle: Walk 5 blocks east on P St. Commissary in on P St. between 15h and 14th.

From U Street/Cardozo: Walk 6 blocks south on 13th St. Take a right and walk one and a half blocks west on P St. Commissary is on P St. between 14th and 15th.

From McPherson Sqaure: Walk 7 blocks north on 14th St. Take a left on P St.

Executive Chef:
Victor Garcia

Private Party Facilities:
Commissary can accommodate groups both large and small for cocktail hours, buffet dinners or seated affairs.

Private Party Contact:
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com

Commissary DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (40)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fun (20)
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Cozy (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vegan (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing restaurant! One of my new favorites in DC. Highly recommend the Kung pow brussels sprouts

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was our second visit to Commissary. We really enjoyed the food the first time. Our meal started off great. The lentil soup was yummy, the kung pao brussel sprouts were delicious. My husband and I split the beet gyros. Unfortunately they came without any sauce. Just cold beets and arugula in a pita. They said they would bring out the sauce, but that never happened. When we asked about it they said making the sauce was a low priority since most people have gyros for lunch not dinner. We asked for any readily available sauce and selected a lemon vinaigrette. It too never arrived. The waitress brought us a free dessert which was great, but if the restaurant couldn't prepare the dish correctly, they should have told us in advance and we would have selected something else.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food quality mixed, very good to average. Brussels sprouts, fries and salmon very good, but veggie burger and pizza poor. Most impt breaded chicken bone found in fries served to our vegetarians and waiter didn't seem concerned at all. No accommodation offered.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A must do for breakfast...mimosas, loved the pear and bloody Mary's are excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good menu options, especially good for vegans and vegetarians. Food and drinks were pricey, and just ok. The burger we ordered as medium, came out well done. Our server seemed very annoyed to be serving us from the start; however, the server helping the table next to us seemed super nice and welcoming. Seems like we just got a bad one. We might give this place a try again, but not at the top of our list.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really great brunch. My husband and I had huevos and our friend had the short rib hash. Really yummy. The Gin Bloody Mary's are excellent. Def make a reservation.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great restaurant. My family headed to DC for my 40th birthday. My wife and kids had never been there. I found this place to be highly recommended on numerous sites, so we gave it a try. First the services was outstanding, very friendly. The waitress even let my 8 year old try the chili before ordering (it was great chili). The portion sizes were huge. The cheese pizza my 4 year old had was big enough for an adult. Loved the atmosphere. We will be heading back on our next trip to DC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had only been for happy hour which was excellent. We decided to go for New Year’s Day brunch..Good food,nice portions, great service!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great server. It got busy and our mimosa refills became less frequent. Food is regular diner food. Moderately priced.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I ate here on NYE, and the food was amazing. The brussel sprouts and lettuce wraps were out of this world. Then we had the short ribs and the sweet potato gnocchi...both were perfect...the flavors in each dish worked so well together. Finally (not that we had any room left), we had the pear and cranberry empanadas with vanilla ice cream, and believe me, it was worth squeezing in. All around one of the most enjoyable meals we have ever had...the service and food were outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Organic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I really enjoyed my self the service was outstanding and food was amazing

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved it! Dinner deal is worth every penny!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

drove up for the day to see several DC sights, found this little gem. Parking is tight, but there is a public garage down the street. Would drive back from Harrisburg to DC for another yummy dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family holiday brunch- it was very tasty and service was good but it was a bit noisy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hostess, as well as drinks and food were amazing. The server was kinda of iffy at the beginning. He was training another server which surprised us because his attitude was not the best. After we joked with him, he came around a bit. All in all, great food, good place to meet friends and enjoy great food together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very nice experience. The prices are very reasonable for the fare that is offered. The menu is small but it still seemed like plenty of options.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

While the food was decent and the waitress was very attentive, I would certainly say the food was overpriced for the average quality. I felt like it was food I could probably get just about anywhere but at least $10 more expensive per person. Perhaps it would be worth it if the atmosphere felt less generic. Overall, nothing special. I would say that there were a good amount of gluten free options. If you're trying to find a place with those options that your other friends might still eat at, then go for it. Otherwise, I would just go to any other chain restaurant and save your money for a better meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the commissary. A little above average service. Great atmosphere, very relaxed but clean and fun decor. Food was phenomenal; so fresh, not overly seasoned or fancy, just great quality. Seasonal drink menu was fun and really yum. Also had a really good beer menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were very impressed with the food and ambiance. The food came quickly but unfortunately so did the check, much quicker than we were ready for. It was obvious we were being pushed out which took some of the enjoyment out of our night. We weren’t asked if we wanted another drink and both my wife and I were pretty low. We are struggling with whether or not to return based on out experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Terrific service and great food at a good price. Best wait staff in DC. Natalie was our server and because of her we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was too salty. Service very slow. Told waiter we were on time deadline. Didn’t help. Didn’t have time to eat dessert even tho it was paid for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The dinner for two tasting menu was a great deal. Got to enjoy great appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Really good service. We'll be back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

pretty darn tasty healthy options and cocktails. nice variety on menu. i enjoy dining here often.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff was great and very accommodating of our group which went from 7 to 11 people very last minute. Much appreciated!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to the Britney Spears inspired brunch. The decor was OK, but the employee costumes were worth the visit. For a place that is so well known for their brunch, I expected to be impressed by their food. I was not. The food was mediocre at best, and the specialty beignets we ordered had a large piece of place in it. Being in the industry myself, I didn't make a big deal of it, but after showing the server, a manager didn't even stop by to check in. All in all it was a pretty bad experience. I hope that this was an isolated situation.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came for my birthday and the Britney Spear theme brunch and had a great time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I always enjoy the Commissary. The food is great and the service was excellent. Our server Sarah was very responsive and check in on us often despite being busy. It's reasonably priced and not too loud. I'll be back.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good and of excellent value. Our server was great, attentive and yet not intrusive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good, short rib special very nice and good value; pizzas were great. Good selection of whiskey, beer. Sam the Server was terrific. Definitely recommend for a casual night out; friends/family get together.

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vip
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great and professional service. Good verity of dishes to choose from. We hade good breakfast

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, great service. The curry is fabulous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The kitchen had an off night. Flatbread pizza was soft and over cheesy; the lettuce wraps with chicken also had an odd taste; the brussel sprout appetizer always a hit but over sauced. Not sure what happened. This is our go to before Studio Theatre.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Happy Hour is only at the bar/lounge area. Too much food. Wait staff described much smaller portions than actual. In reality, they were very large servings, especially the pizza. Brussels Sprouts were DELICIOUS!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The locals eat here...nuff said Go there and enjoy

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I always loved going to Commissary but had been able to get there for almost two years. It was like going home, so comfortable and welcoming. Staff is very friendly. Server Delaney especially cheerful. We just missed the 4pm deadline for getting all day breakfast but had a delicious burger with fries and the chicken walnut cranberry salad sandwich with sweet potato fries. Really good. Most important is that one never feels rushed there which means it's a great place to visit with friends and catch up on everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food, including gluten free. Lovely wait staff.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have been going to Commissary for many years now. Sadly, the quality of food has not been the greatest lately. This past Sunday I ordered an egg and cheese muffin sandwich. The muffin was hard, and outside of egg beyond overcooked. My friend had the gluten-free vegan pancakes. They were overcooked as well to the point where we joked these could be used as saucers. This spot is a nice location while offering options for those with restrictive diets, and affordable prices. Hopefully this experience was a one-time thing :).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I chose this spot for a Bridal Luncheon. It met all expectations and more. Bret was an awesome waiter

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Brunch was pretty good! I enjoy coming here because it's easy and not too expensive. It's a comfy place to sit and hang out for a while. I got lox and bagel and it was the saddest bit of lox I've ever eaten. Barely had enough for an open faced bagel. I ordered a side of scrambled eggs and they were overcooked and dry. I still ate it all and enjoyed it.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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