Commissary DC

4.6
1025 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.
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 1025 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Food was really great! The samir cocktail was also very yummy!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience as always. Be mindful that service can be a bit slow on weekends as they are often quite busy. Brunch/breakfast are their strong suits. Advisable to take taxi/Uber/Lyft as parking can provide difficult.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We spur of the moment chose Commissary and were not disappointed. For starters we had hummus and it was good... Our entrees though were amazing! Both sandwiches were gone & the sides -salad and fries- disappeared quickly too. We were in a cozy romantic corner and were still able to view the warm and inviting restaurant. Definitely a hip place and I felt slightly under dressed (it was a Saturday) but that’s what you get when traveling! Ten out of ten would recommend. My only tiff was that for being a higher price point place the service felt Applebee’s-ish.

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M
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed with their Sunday brunch. While our server was very friendly, our group of 6 had to track him down several times to order. Their drinks were very watered down and the food was mediocre at best- honestly you could find better food at IHOP. I'm not sure if this was a fluke, but again, we were highly disappointed based on other ratings.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Commissary was really great! We had a great meal! The ambiance is very chill and cool. Very comfortable with a good menu and wine selection. Our waitress was so sweet and knowledgeable. At her recommendation we ordered the Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts. They were amazing! I would definitely go back. It was a really good time.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would definitely recommend!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Slow service on every item. Mixed up billing. Restaurant was only one third full. Took 90 minutes for dinner for 5

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The risotto was delicious and so was the Mac and cheese 😊

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Cannot fault the food and the gentleman who seated us and came over was most helpful alas the waitress could have been better. Also mains came while still eating starters!!!!
Is this an American habit? Although it’s never happened before and we visit USA every year.

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BD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and the service was great! Our burgers and sweet potato fries were fantastic. We just moved to the neighborhood and will definitely be back!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Best place for breakfast. Omelettes are excellent and service was spot on.

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NB
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very noisy. Food was ok/ average but the service was very slow - one appetiser arrived seconds before the entree and the other -soup!- had to be cancelled as it had not appeared before the entree was served. The waiting staff did apologise though and gave us a trio of dessert tasters on the house.

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1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice family dinner here during a recent trip to DC. The mixed drinks were tasty. We all enjoyed our dinner, but we especially liked my husbands dinner, the steak frites, we especially love chimicurri sauce, so it was the dish we all enjoyed tasting. We shared the dessert called sugar rush. It was a sampling of a brownie ala mode, cheesecake and peanut butter pie. It was delicious!

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ER
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved that I was able to make a large reservation for 15 people on the app

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KK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks weren’t that great, they tasted funny to me I brought two drinks and didn’t finish either of them

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WS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu and fantastic service. Coffee was burnt and stale. For a place this good the coffee should be equivalent to the high quality of food.

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was at Commissary on Saturday night with my husband and 2 children, under the age of 15. We were visiting Washington for 2 nights and decided to try Commissary. The food was fantastic! The ambience was amazing! And our server BLAKE was simply the best! Can't wait to go back the next time we are in town!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice food and service, but too noisy for families.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were amazing and took such good care of us. We came for brunch after a bachelorette party weekend and everything was perfect.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The food read delicious and the waitstaff was phenomenal. I will definitely be eating here again.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Commissary was a great place to brunch with friends. It’s open and comfortable. All of dishes were delicious and I appreciated healthier food options. It’s perfect for hanging with old friends.

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k
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just loved the over all feel, the service was great along with the food and drinks!!

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TG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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r
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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KB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hey Bey Bey! #beyonce

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast!!!

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1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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VF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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PW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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