Commissary DC

4.6
1002 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(202) 299-0018
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Garcia
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Private party facilities
Commissary can accommodate groups both large and small for cocktail hours, buffet dinners or seated affairs.
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Private party contact
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 14th & 15th
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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
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com
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
What 1002 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice brunch spot. The pancakes are fantastic. Definitely a fun spot to meet up with friends and family. Service was prompt and friendly.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We always try to meet out of town friends there. Perfect Sunday brunch

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good breakfast...fun atmosphere. Good location. Good place for our large group.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Went with a big group and the server was great. Food was solid and it had a nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The food was excellent. Service outstanding. Over great experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended when visiting Washington DC

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Nice food. Excellent service . Great atmosphere. Easy to find. Reasonable prize

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Disappointed! Service, food and food delivery time was way off from expectations. Hamburger way undercooked and only one wait staff for group of 14.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This had been one of my fave spots in DC for years but the service and food quality has definitely declined. We had a reservation but waiting for 30 mins to sit because they sat a walk-in instead and then just forgot about us. The food was sub par too sadly. I won’t be back for a while. Prices are good though. And great location.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Hey Bey Bey! #beyonce

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Terrific food!! The service was wonderful. We would certainly go there again.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

2 out of 3 disappointed. I have to do gluten free and worst GF pancake that I have ever had. Limited options otherwise and even more regretable... something was not gluten free based on symptoms after eating. Rest of the family ate off regular menu and also disappointed. Will not be going back.
NOT Gluten free!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing breakfast!!!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Good service, happy hour deals were pretty decent and they let us get the HH prices even at our table outside of the bar and lounge area !

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Lovely restaurant a real find in a lively area, food was great, service was brilliant & very efficient we thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the UK.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Outstanding breakfast food. My only regret is we didn't try more food and drinks. The drinks were fantastic as well. The best kept secret in DC for brunch. Better than Founding Farmers.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great service and food! We sat outside and it was a perfect summer's night out.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Seated on time. Waiter was amazing. Food was timely and delicious. Overall great experience for three generations of family

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great experience! The staff was very helpful with our large party and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent! Fun, great vibe, yummy food and pleasant staff. Would definitely return

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Our food was awesome. The server was great and we were so full by the time we left. The bill was reasonable as well. I can't wait to try their brunch!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Tried the mango mimosa and it was delicious! We had the breakfast quesadilla and pancake platter, everything was great! Also the staff was very friendly !

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great food and quick service. Breakfast was filling but not overwhelming in portion size.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I had read some reviews of this restaurant and they were leaning toward high praise. Unfortunately, I can not concur. I went to Commissary DC for the 4th of July brunch. First, I was put off by a phone call on the day before I went that the bill would drop in 90 minutes at which point I would have to leave. I had never heard of such a policy so I asked him to repeat himself. He did and I was thrown. Of course when I arrived with my guest I expected people falling out of the door after that threatening call. Well, that was not the case either upon arrival or upon leaving. Why the call ?????
The food was good but sparse. I was still hungry when I left. The service was good and the waitress was very nice. However, I don't think that I will be returning . Sorry, I wanted this to be a good outing.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The service was extremely slow. The food took forever to arrive despite the restaurant not being that busy.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Friends visiting Dc

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great place! Sat outside and it was comfortable even in the 95 degree weather with all the umbrellas. Service was amazing and the food was great! Pretty good deal with the breakfast for 2. Would definitely recommend.

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1.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Horrible! Bird poo on the menu and table, waiter didn’t completely re-clean the table. Fish tacos still had paper cooked in the undercooked fish: totally inedible. Nice urban street ambience if you want to get a drink and people watch.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We met some long-time out-of-state friends here for a casual dinner and had an enjoyable time. The food was very good and the service was excellent--attentive without being overbearing or annoying. The restaurant was a bit loud, but that comes with a lively place. Overall, a nice evening out.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Our meals were great! The pattie melt was the best I’ve had! The fried chicken was outstanding! My cocktail, Shut Up And Dance, was fantastic! Our waiter, Blake (I believe), was wonderful! The restaurant was fun, cool, and in a great location for walking around afterward. I’d definitely recommend it!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Awesome food and service.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food and service were very good. My only complaint is that we sat outside and the tables are practically on top of each other. You had to have other diners get up from their seats in order to squeeze into your own seat.... when the diner next to me got his food he was literally hitting me with his elbow when he ate.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our server was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We got to the Commissary early to have half a happy hour, my 2 replacement hips meant I couldn’t as you had to sit at high bar stools! The portions were too huge! You can take it all away?

Wouldn’t smaller portions be the answer...I was brought to not to waste served food!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food (fish tacos were awesome so where the burgers). Our waitress, AJ, was very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I love this place, it was one of my favorites when I lived in DC, and it was fun to take back a group of work colleagues for dinner and provide them with a great dining experience. The fried chicken is AMAZING, and all around everyone was considering going for lunch the next day! So happy that they are still as good as they used to be.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The service was a little slow, but that may have been due to the size of our group. It’s also pretty loud in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great, casual restaurant with a diverse menu. Brunch looked amazing too.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The staff was great, food was delicious, and prices were reasonable.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We enjoyed the brunch atmosphere. However, our food was dry. My friend had the frittata, and I had gluten-free pancakes. The pancakes didn't have much flavor and were dry. The coffee was great, and it's a comfortable place to eat and catch up.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Bagel box breakfast options were great. Servers were attentive and service was quick but not rushed. Overall great breakfast!

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