Commissary DC

4.6
1080 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was alright- the frittata was undercooked. Host was continually rude to our table.

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EB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Cute place with a laid back vibe. We had a peach protein smoothie. short rib hash, the salmon cream cheese toast, and the huevos rancheros. It was all very good.

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LL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting the city and looked for a dinner spot through Trip Advisor. This spot didn’t disappoint! We had delicious chicken lettuce wraps as an appetizer, our entrees were perfect and the peanut butter chocolate pie was amazing! They have a fun drink menu too. Not sure when we’ll be back in D.C. but I’d definitely return on this trip if we had time!

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LN
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Commissary is a great neighborhood place that's relaxed & fun & has a wide variety of great food.

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MO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was accommodating,we had a party that grew and they made sure that everyone was seated,and comfortable. My friends and family enjoyed my birthday and commissary played a big role in that.

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KG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Kung Pao Brussel sprouts were outstanding! I followed those up with the filet medallions which were cooked perfectly and had an amazing Demi-glace. It had great flavor without being too overpowering. I thought the cranberry cheesecake to be a bit dense but still tasty. The service was great, the prices on point and the ambiance we fun and modern without being too over the top. A definite repeat trip is in my future the next time I'm back in D.C.

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WS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice vibe. Good service. Good food. Pretty straight forward. Good place to hang out and read the paper on a Saturday/Sunday morning.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Loved it all but the food is too simple, unexciting. Very nice service

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KD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our first visit. The casual atmosphere and tasty comfort food was right on the money.

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RB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

Service was great but the food was terrible. Prime Rib was supposed to be medium rare, yet it came out well done. The jalapeño margarita was really good, but otherwise we were not thrilled.

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LV
Washington DC
319 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Will definitely return!

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MS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on a trip and our server gave good recs. It was a wonderful and fairly priced option.

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JB
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with GNO! Wide selection of vegan options plus seafood/meat. Pub life atmosphere with a top knotch waiter staff. Walking distance to The Studio Theatre on 14th Street & P. Can't wait to go again.

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SC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Samir was soooooooo amazing y’all need to have him as a waiter he’s super funny the food was bomb and he have great suggestions. He made this experience well worth it keep it up Samir the world needs more of you!!!!!’ I love it thank you for your Excellent customer service II have no complaints!!! Lil inside joke

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our server was a little inexperienced as she had trouble opening up the wine we ordered.
The Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts were delicious, but this place needs more than three vegetarian dinner options (not counting a salad) because the cauliflower tacos and mushroom ragout weren’t all that. I might come back for happy hour and apps or maybe desert and drinks but not for dinner.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, healthy and great service

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu. Friendly service. Always a solid dining selection. I enjoy their quinoa bowls and had their huevos rancheros with chorizo this morning and that was great too. Portion was just right.

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C
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here with friends. Food is very good. Service was fine. It was more little things like our entrees took a minute but it wasn’t bad

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just went to get brunch. They have a really good brunch menu and we’ve gone now several times. It’s a great place.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My favorite meal at Commissary is the fried chicken. Unfortunately, it was overlooked and dry on New Years Eve.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing - bottomless mimosas were promptly refilled but had too much orange juice for my liking

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Took 25 minutes for the waiter to come over with water. Restaurant was not overly busy—he was just too busy chatting with other customers who seemed to be friends. He even sat down at their table at one point. Then he was rude and curt while we ordered. The food was good as usual, but not impeccable. Overall disappointing visit to a usually reliable spot.

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O
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the Commissary and we loved it just as much as the first time. Tomás was very friendly and helpful. The food was delightful! I personally love the Kung Pao Brussels, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken! The rest of my party had quac, fish tacos, bbq chicken pizza and all the plates left completely cleared! The drink menu was fantastic- something for everyone! The price was incredibly reasonable for a dinner in DC. Many Entrees options between 14-20, drinks around 10 and apps around 10. All had generous portions!

10/10 would recommend to anyone - visiting or resident!

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T
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12/28/2018
Of course, we still can’t remember what this restaurant was once called among the same eatwelldc group. But the Commissary DC is here now and what a meal. Often when traveling all day, you just need some easy food on your stomach at the end of the day. Well here it is. You’re not going to get any fresher than the Commissary DC. It was like the Chef know all about me and my not so happy tummy and quested to make it right. Well Chef you succeed. The beet tartar. OMG! My body loved it. The beet hummus? Where do you come up with these dishes? Kung Pao Brussels & Sesame- Ginger Chicken wraps were for a lack of a better word FABULOUS! Give a shout to our waitress. Again, very knowledgeable about the menu. And the one time I stumped her on an ingredient, she paused went and spoke with the chef and returned with an answer. Commissary DC Thank you for setting a perfect eating mood for our stay while in DC.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Always friendly! Fantastic environment!

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P
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

I was really disappointed. I have never been in DC and was trying to book a really nice late Xmas lunch with my husband and son. I had no idea this restaurant was in a Hyatt hotel. It looked like any ordinary coffee shop which was so NOT the vibe I got on Open Table or I never would have booked it. Ruined the whole day for me. Open table needs to share more info. UGH

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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food quality at a reasonable price. Service by Samir was awesome. He was attentive and engaging with us and our children. Have been to DC twice and the Commissary twice.

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Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for taking great care of our party of 8! There was something for everyone on the menu and our server was very attentive and understanding of our large party moving around a bit to catch up. Also, great value for the area! It's very hard to find breakfast options and especially so reasonably priced.

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r
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved this restaurant. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the food was excellent. The menu has a wide selection of appetizers and entrees, a nice wine list and drink menu. Our food was perfectly prepared and very good. The margarita was one of the best I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant for a tasty lunch or dinner.

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A
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great place to go for a special meal.

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SG
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Commissary provides consistently delicious meals at very reasonable prices. Service is friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was incredible. Waiter did not put our food in at the correct time so we waited 1 hour 15 minutes for food. Said a table of 28 got their ticket in right before our table of 2. Pretty lame excuse. Took our food to go.

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CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great except we had a 10:45 a.m. reservation and had to wait a half hour to get seated. They kept holding two 2-person tables to push together to make a 4-top, but after a half hour of waiting to be seated, there was no one sitting at the 4-top and they still wouldn't make those tables available for two people each. Whose reservation is more important? People who are there or people who aren't? A busy Saturday morning for sure, but the reservations weren't managed well.

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Delaney was lovely! The maple brined fried chicken was outrageously good!!!

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WH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was so helpful. She was patient with us and didn’t recommend anything just because it was mor expensive and I really appreciated that. My husband’s friend chicken was amazing. My vegan burger was a vegan book, ok but my choice should have been different.

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n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but I would recommend it for lunch rather than dinner.

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BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was outstanding (Steven?) - The maître d’/ greeter ( slim young caucasian gentleman) left a lot to be desired in is attitude- Steven saved the day! Everything else was outstanding!

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B
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best brunch spots in DC! Never disappoints.
Great options, delicious food, good service, friendly staff. Yummy bloody mary, made in-house.
Always fun to go to Commissary.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food but rude staff. We had a reservation at 6 and enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. The bill was brought out to us at about 7:20 and we put down our credit cards. Our waitress came back with our receipts and after we signed them and tipped (20%) she returned shortly telling us that we needed to leave soon because there was a reservation coming in. She apologized and told us that we could hang out and talk a bit more but her manager wanted her to let us know.

Not long after the manager, a crusty little guy, comes over and puts both of his hands on the table, leans in and asks us to leave. It was ridiculous. If they're trying to lose customers, they're doing an awesome job.

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