District Commons - CLOSED until FALL

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting, including classic seafood selections, a full menu of steakhouse Butcher's Cuts and more. Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!
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vipJustinS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service! So glad they’re open again, and just hope more people will take advantage and enjoy the delicious eats! Cocktails and service was second to none!

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vipAngelD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING! My friends and I, had a great time. The food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this gem on their first night reopening from Covid.
Everything we ordered was on point as was the service and the entire team’s effort especially lead by Miguel. Highly recommend.

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PothitiP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch, with delightfully prepared dishes and great service!

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vipMollyM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Bummed- last visit two years ago was great but very disappointing this time. Took a bunch of GWU seniors out for a nice dinner which was mediocre at best. Waitress was fine- serviceable- but bussers cleared plates and drinks (never pick up a drink without asking!!) before we were done. Felt like a nuisance at 9 pm on a Thursday night...

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Sixty4
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a booth midway from bar area and had a pleasant quiet dinner. Cobb salad and mushroom rigatoni both excellent choice. Servers were the best! Ellen

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed, we hope to see you again soon.

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vipKenneth
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

place is outstanding!! Oscar the server was so on point, his recommendations were spot on! can't wait to go back. Mahi lunch special was awesome, dessert was awesome.

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thanks so much! We hope to see you again soon.

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eastcoastfoodie
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to catch up with a friend over a nice meal in a casual setting. The crab cakes were meaty and flavorful. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. A great dining experience overall.

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipCjanineb
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service was excellent as well. I had the jumbo lump crab cake and my daughter had fig and pig flat bread. We both enjoyed. Our drinks were also good. We didn't like the Torrejas “Pressed Sweet Latin Toast”, but because we didn't, we were offered to try another dessert. And we were so happy! The White Chocolate Bread Pudding was scrumptious!

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks so much, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipEMERSONE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Pre-Kennedy center dinner. Food choices wide ranging and easy to accommodate one diners gluten free needs. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

District Commons provides consistently good food coupled with excellent service. Two things to keep in mind is the the noise level is quite high which makes it difficult to hear. Additionally, the seats at the booths are too low and even for a 6 foot tall person like me, it can be challenging to access everything on the table.

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vipWendyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive

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Jake
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both dishes were tasty and ample. Noise level was at 75dbs, a bit high, but glass walls and no carpeting does little to prevent high dbs. We will return nonetheless.

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vipKAA1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service was very disappointing. The food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the service was exceptional overall a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum

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AliciaD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. The Louisiana omelet was amazing! Highly recommend it.

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vipMsChanandlerBong
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to District Commons for the Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch. The live jazz band, food, and drinks were all wonderful. But our server, Ariana, was even better! She was so kind, bubbly, offered great recommendations, and overall just made sure our visit was wonderful!

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A neighborhood favorite with reliable food and friendly service, but crushingly loud. Unexpectedly this Sunday they also had a very loud jazz band which made conversation impossible. Fortunately they moved us to a quieter back booth.

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vipCFT36
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant; be sure to request a table far removed from the bar which is quite noisy. Food and service were good. However, they have oysters prominently noted on their menu; they should, then have more than two choices; both, in this case, from Virginia; not where those of us liking briny oysters would prefer. Other than that, again good food and service, many appealing choices and fair prices. Will be back.

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Lilyp91
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We went to dinner this evening in order to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and everyone was friendly. That said, the server seemed pretty confused about what gluten is. He told me I could have couscous (made of wheat) but steered me away from another menu item, citing corn as the reason I couldn’t have it. Given that I’m not gluten-free by choice, I was worried from the start of the experience. I ended up ordering a salad and asked a different server to fill the kitchen in and flag me for an allergy.

My husband ordered the duck. It was considerably overcooked. The meat was grey and stringy, as if it had been sitting in its own fat under heat lamps. This is strange, given that we had an early reservation. The collards were macerated and lacked any texture.

This experience was really a head scratcher, given the many rave reviews found on this app. I doubt we will return.

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Dinnerwithdaugters
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall. Our waiter was polite and pleasant and made great food recommendations. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The food was delicious and and good presentation. I will definitely go back when I'm in town.

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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LaricoH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Unfortunately they were out of the special, Mahi, for our 930 reservation but the duck was yummy. The white chocolate macadamia nut bread pudding was a bit disappointing. Probably just too much white chocolate but I give credit for trying something new.
I’ll try something different next time.

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your feedback - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChrisC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall environment
Our waiter was really great the only down was the location of where we sat burn other than it was a great dine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and wonderful food.

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for joining us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the duck and blackened tuna were worth their weight in gold! Will definitely be going back!

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rated it quiet because while there was music and conversations, which gave an energetic scene, the music was low enough to hear and enjoy without overwhelming the atmosphere. It complemented the environment.

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vipKate
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience with my toddler. Great children’s menu with options for real food, not just pasta. The serving was pretty sizable and was saved for lunch the following day. I really appreciated that my server explained the vegetable preparation that I ordered for my daughter.
Food was brought out quickly (perhaps because I was with a child?) and our server was attentive and aware of our needs.
Highly recommended for families.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great brunch options and they were consistent with the mimosas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

District Commons - CLOSED until FALL
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipLauraG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok- good but not spectacular. Service was so quick for the first half of the meal but then so slow for the second half. Seemed odd

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vip2good2betrue
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food, excellent service, attentive waitress.

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Kenny
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was tasty and the ambiance was great. We were in no rush--so it didn't matter--but the service was rather slow and they brought the wrong orders twice.

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Grayce
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Food was good with a varied selection. I recommend the Brick Pressed Chicken. Fried Green Tomatoes were fair, but the shrimp bites served with them were tasty. Out of a table of six all seemed to enjoy their meal. One dinner's french fries were lost/forgotten and served very late after having to ask the waitress for them.

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sandraA2
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fabulous with a knowledgeable server and very helpful. The challenge is it has very limited vegetarian options and that one mains option was not that good. Too much quinoa, very dry and little portobello mushroom. Would have been better to be a grilled portobello with a side of quinoa. The other dishes that were not vegetarian were great. But they are at a location near GW and international finance agencies that a more veg friendly menu would be good

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Cici
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

It was very noisy because of happy hour and we were unable to have a table comfortable for the number of people we had as we tried to sit where it was quieter. Acoustics could be improved! Service was excellent. Sorry to report that three of our party found the food less than recollected status. Two were fine. The steak tartare and scallops were not as tasty as usual. Just too noisy because of happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was amazing, I will dine there again

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vipLisaM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waiter not so great tonight. Food excellent and front desk staff excellent though.

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tcptgs
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This established, well regarded spot seems a bit off its game these days.

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District Commons - CLOSED until FALL is rated 4.4 stars by 3802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.