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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fun (16)
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Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Vegan (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

A great place for brunch and easy dining. I took my mother who has a more traditional palate, and both she and I found things that we liked - she got an eggs benedict, and I got a spicy chorizo breakfast bagel - we both were happy. It's kind of a boisterous place - so not quiet - but it wasn't so loud she couldn't hear. All in all, a good pick.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This place was a miss. The food was meh & the service was terrible. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Commissary is a fun and comfortable atmosphere that can definitely accommodate your larger group for brunch. They have a nice little patio and the food is awesome and very well-priced! I took my family here and they loved it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

My first time eating at the Commissary. Had dinner before fireworks on July 4th. Everything was wonderful from the first interaction with the staff when we walked in the door, to the service (extremely friendly and helpful - her name was Delaney) to the food (we ate it all). I would definitely recommend The Commissary for any and every occasion.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The restaurant had a great and fun atmosphere. The food was reasonably priced and tasted great. Ideal restaurant for a casual date or a night out with friends.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Best chips, salsa and guacamole I have ever had. The lettuce wraps and fried chicken was also great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food was excellent and service was wonderful and personable. We will definitely be going back in th future... was the perfect anniversary breakfast!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I love this place! The fact that for $55 you can get 2 coffees, 2 breakfast entrees and a WHOLE bottle of champagne (and 2 juices) is just happiness! The have about 4 different juices to pick from but my favorite is the mango! I recommend the Open-Faced Sourdough Sandwich which is an open face sandwich with 2 eggs, pesto, ham, Swiss and arugula with home fries.

Enjoy!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Birthday drinks and meal. Great cocktails and fabulous dessert lite up with a sparkler!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Fun, delicious and great atmosphere! We brunched there as the last stop on a fun birthday weekend celebrating our son's 21st birthday. We had the best waiter - sarcastic in fun, entertaining way - he got us! Location is perfect, the vibe is great and the food is really good! I've only had sunday brunch there, but will plan on returning when we visit again for other meals. Definitely a place to put on your list! Thanks!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I had the grilled Salmon. Best I ever had perfectly done with a good sear. Lentil soup very good, could have been hotter but that's just my preference. Server was attentive and knew the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great gnocchi in a delicious cream sauce. I added a salmon for protein, nice cook on it. My colleague had the pork loin which was good too. Wine glasses are really small, they felt awkward and meant more for juice rather than wine. High energy place, fun and quirky wait staff, Peter was a trip. One complaint was it really warm in the restaurant. Crank up the A/C please.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

They were super friendly and accommodating of our large group!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

our waitress was nice, but the service was very slow. I ordered salmon to be cooked well done and it came out almost raw. The waitress was nice and took it back to the kitchen, but as stated earlier service was very slow-I finished the rest of my meal before I got my salmon back. It was my first visit. I would give it a second chance.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The breakfast tacos were amazing! Highly recommend Commissary for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice food in a casual ambience. Great potato chips and beer.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The brunch menu was extensive & offered some unique options. Our server was friendly, but seemed like he was stretched too thin across too many tables. Atmosphere was welcoming; prices were reasonable. Food was unexceptional.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Everything was perfect: the place, the service and the dishes

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 (Memphis)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Good food, but loud. Waitress seemed disinterested

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We took the family to Comissary DC after a day at the Smithsonian Zoo. What a great place to unwind. We went early (the zoo closes at 5:30) and they easily seated us. The food we had was tasty! The sweet potatoe fries are great,, the fried chicken is delicious, and the salad one person had was other worldly! There is a great salad selection. The only thing that was not top shelf was the mussels special for the evening. The mussels were fine, but they were served with chorizo and the flavors didn't meld.

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I had such a good meal and service that I came back again a second time. Highly recommend happy hour at the bar as the bartenders are extremely friendly!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food at reasonable pricing in DC where prices are much higher.
Unique atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The food is terrible. Staff was terrible too. Avoid.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Overall, the food was excellent and the experience was great. Surprised that our reservation wasn't in their system, given that I had a confirmation call from the restaurant earlier in the day, and I called the restaurant myself to confirm. Plus, it was on the Open Table app! Odd. Luckily they were very accommodating and seated us anyway.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 11, 2017

A little crowded and loud on our visit, but literally every good DC restaurant was crowded after the National Equality March. The menu was very fun and festive, and the food was great. Service was a little slow, but with how busy it was, that's completely understandable. All of the order was correct, and we were never left without refills or attending to for too long. Definitely great for brunch, they have a great selection of brunch drinks.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Could not seat us outside even though the reservation was made months in advance with a note that we wanted to be outside

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and simply the best service: friendly, knowledgeable and fast staff who know their menu without ever being snobs. I love this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My friends and I went for a brunch before the DC Pride Parade and festivities. I was lucky enough to get one of the few remaining reservations at Commissary (which is located on the parade route). Despite being packed to the gills with patrons, our server was lovely, competent, and never rushed us to get extra turnovers on her table. They were festively decorated, had fun drink specials, and as per usual delicious food. Commissary is definitely at the top of my list of go-to spots.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great place for some casual dining. Food is good. Perfect place for young people.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Good food and nice restaurant. Would defenitely recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Had a conference at the Marriott nearby and found this neighborhood gem. Very reasonable prices for food which was really good. I had lamb and it was done to perfection. Nice selection of wines by the glass too.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

This place always has good food and attentive service every time I go. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a good casual restaurant on the 14th Street corridor.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

One of the best of its kind I've seen.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Casual, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This place is a hidden gem in DC. About 1.2 mile walk north from White House is well worth it. Small frontage so look carefully. Food was amazing and staff very attentive. My wife, a self acclaimed food snob, was giddy over this place. Will be on my D.C. List every time I visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The wait staff are pleasant, attentive and helpful. The restaurant was busy on Saturday morning but staff were readily available. They have a vibrant outdoor seating area that's busy with lots of passersby. The breakfast was ok. I didn't find the turkey sausage to be flavorful. My blueberry pancakes were not as done as I'd like and my husband found his plain pancakes to be dry. It may have been an off day for pancakes. Entrees ordered by people sitting nearby looked delicious!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good food and great service. Breakfast is very tasty.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 22, 2017

One of our dishes arrived half cold - upon sending it back, it arrived microwave reheated. Only after refusing it again, the kitchen remade the dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The menue selections are great, lots of gutenfree options. Try the lamb it's delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

WE were some of the oldest people in the place but they took that into account and seated us in a little nook that allowed us great views of outside and the other diners but out of the middle of busy night spot. The food and cocktails were outstanding and a great value for the prices which by DC standards were very modest.

Would go again any time I am in DC. Was worth the metro ride to this neighborhood. Fun to walk around before and after a 7pm summer dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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