District Commons

4.4
3482 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good overall, but service could have been more friendly!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were great as well as the pretzel bread. Portions were good size and we ate it all!

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DJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, great service-and well-done food. Perfect even-in/g.

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s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Would recommend for location. Food was OK and not hot when it arrived. Bottomless bloody Mary’s and mimosas were disappointing too.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were a party of 10 and we liked the place very much. Service was good and the food average, but certainly I recommend the place. The possibility of having a late meal is also very attractive.Hope to come backto Washington and visit District Commons again.

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H
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant had good, lively vibe, it's open and pretty bar area. We asked for a quiet table in the back, which was perfect for the two of us wanting to unwind and connect after the hussle-n-bussle of site-seeing. Our server was very attentive and outgoing. Great wine list. The food was okay, not fabulous. We had the crab cakes, prime rib and sirloin. Beef itself and sauces were good, everything else mediocre. I'd suggest it is a great place for a drink/glass of wine.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it was a Saturday, brunch was relatively quiet. Amazing staff, fantastic food, and perfect ambiance. Definitely will be returning.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese grits were great! Wine list is very interesting as well. Tried the Tempranillo from Texas. Highly recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed meeting our son for dinner at District Commons. We traveled from IL to visit with him, and he suggested it based on reviews he had read. We were very impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. The selection of menu items was very attractive, and our server was attentive, even though the restaurant was very busy on this Saturday evening. The location is convenient for anyone taking the Metro. I highly recommend this restaurant. We plan to visit it again next time we are in the DC area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were surprised that the shrimp cocktail only had 6 shrimp.

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TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very fast and friendly service with lot's of attention from our Server

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K
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Arrived at opening. Had to request a clean knife and then a clean bread plate. Felt annoyance from waiter. Ordered cheese and meat platter as starter and received no explanation on the 3 cheese options. Biscuits which they are known for from Acadiana were dry and hard. Too long sitting out. Requested glass of wine but they were out. Waiter did not suggest an alternative. Ordered flatbread and Mac and cheese. Just ok. Spouse ordered brick chicken. Vegetable was TOO GARLICKY spinach- not edible. Received pretzel loaf which was also dried out. Had my water glass refilled from a different pitcher and taste was not good. Changed to iced tea. Boxed up leftovers. They did not have a handle bag to transport. Ready to leave and was presented with 4 small bite desserts as frequent diner. Not appetizing- left them on table. Will not return.

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DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great experience! Delicious food and cocktails, good service, lively brunch atmosphere.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restroom was very dirty

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Given it was a Saturday evening, the noise level was high when we arrived. I had requested a booth, if available, in a quieter spot. We did get that but the table had the door to get to bathrooms right behind it. No big deal, but lots of traffic. The waitstaff was great, food and drink delicious. We had the Pig Board w/ added cheeses, prime rib, and our sides were Brussels Sprouts and au gratin potatoes - all yummy. We ordered the Carmelized Chocolate bread pudding with bourbon caramel ice cream for dessert, which was good.

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A
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very loud venue, quite hard to talk to each other across the tables and due to no back ground music makes it feel less comfortable, but most tables seemed to be happy.
The service was slow which meant that we decided to pass on the desert although it did look good. The food was good, the steak was quite fatty which was disappointing and the duck was certainly generous but then with so many amazing restaurants out there it’s hard as you compare to previous places.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately our server messed up a few times, the cocktail was wrong, the bill had additional mistakes and the food arrived incorrectly. Med well steak when it shouldve been medium rare. It was unfortunate.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, making perfect recommendations for the table. Noise level was HIGH and detracts from an otherwise lovely evening - the menu is impressive and everyone at our table absolutely loved their orders. Shrimp and grits is outstanding, and the pork chop also got high marks. The Pony Express cocktail is a perfect compliment. I'll definitely return!

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KV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food lacked

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is good and some vegetarian options. Service is great, and important since I often go there before a Kennedy Center event. Glad to have some quiet tables in the back as I like to actually hear what my friends are saying, and have a conversation. Nice ambiance.

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My entire experience at district commons was great from the moment I arrived to when I left. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was comfortable and attractive. The food was great - if only I could’ve had everything!

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S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there but we'll be back. Our waiter, Oscar, was terrific, and the food was great. The seafood chowder was wonderful, actually had lots of lumps of lobster. Nice wine and cocktail menu. It wasn't too noisy, even as the bar filled up, we could talk in our booth. Will definitely be back

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AZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server (Ross?) and manager went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful anniversary celebration.

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VN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is really good! The brunch menu is better than their dinner menu.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, great location, great ambiance.

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T
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was very attentive and polite. Food was cooked to perfection and bottomless mimosas was a plus!

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Z
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was about what I expected, but the fast service (especially during the busy brunch time) was pretty solid. The restaurant wasn't completely full but it definitely felt packed with a very high noise level that made it difficult to hear people at my table.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Rather common... Nothing special. Crabcakes are miniscule and oil used for fries could be renewed more often.

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ES
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. The service was unobtrusive yet prompt. Good list of beers. Great for business lunch.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service for a group of 6 on a busy night. The food was well-prepared and tasty. I would patronize District Commons agan.

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice location and excellent service, but food was very ordinary and wife left hungry. For 100 dollars, I dont feel that I should have to stop for snacks afterward.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to restaurant when we're in DC. Highly recommended.

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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I've been to the bar at District Commons, I've never dined there before. Friends and I decided to eat there following a concert at the Kennedy Center. First, you need to know that my friends can be quite picky about restaurants, and both of them were raving about their meals. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our experience there. We no plan to make it our default place to eat before/after Kennedy Center performances.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Greeted nicely and didn’t even have to tell them it was a birthday

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AC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our server made great recommendations. I LOVE that they put their kids menu online. That made this restaurant stand out among others. Overall, we loved it!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Birthday brunch with my sister. Everything was Amazing! Mimosas, food, staff, everything.

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JP
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Suggest getting the beet salad and add a protein. The crab cake are not worth it, esp if you compare to Clydes

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S
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beet avacado salad was delicious; fish was delicious as well

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Go for the pretzel baguette—it’s outrageous. Had the Huevos Rancheros and it was excellent. Wonderful brunch. Go before 1300 so you can really enjoy the bottomless mimosas.

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SH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we’ve had out in a very long time. Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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