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About District Commons
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. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices 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!
Washington, DC 20037
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
DINNER: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm
On Washington Circle near corner of 22nd St. and Penn. Ave.
$30 and under
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Valet is located in front of District Commons and is available every day of the week from 5:30 pm until close of business. Valet is also offered Sunday Brunch starting at 11:00 am until close of Brunch. Valet charge is $10. There is also a parking garage for the building, the entrance for garage is located on 22nd St.
District Commons is located two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro on the Blue/Orange Lines , and is serviced by Metrobus and the Circulator.
Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks; Executive Chef Gerald Walker
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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District Commons Ratings and Reviews
Service was plentiful but a little clumsy/stilted. Food was good and miss; pretzel bread is great, but the bread on the crab sandwich was dreadful. Ditto for the gravy on the biscuits and gravy. Meat board was simple, with the twist of using biscuits for the bread which actually worked well.
I’ve been going to Distr. Commons since it opened and this time I was frustrated. The food was a bit saltier, the service a littler pricklier, and the prices a little higher than they should have been for what we got. The place has a great atmosphere but I’m not sure it will be my choice in this neighborhood next time.
Our regular brunch spot when visiting DC. Good price on unlimited mimosa's, but that's because there's hardly any champagne in them. Food is good (except for breakfast potatoes, which all 7 of us agreed were terrible). Service is always very attentive, and great views with lots of windows.
Make a reservation using the app and you'll probably get seated immediately. The place is super loud, lots of energy. The drinks were really good and the service was fast. I had the salad that comes with deviled eggs...really awesome and the shrimp and grits, very flavorful and a great price. I will go back if I'm in that area of the city again to try some of their other dishes.
District Commons has been a go to for me some time. Convenient location to meet friends, right by Foggy Bottom Metro. Good food, good atmosphere. Jonathan, our server on this latest visit, was awesome; when I ordered our usual pretzel bread before the other person came, he suggested waiting a little, then timed things so the bread came quickly and HOT at the right time. He was attentive without being intrusive. I recommend District Commons and Jonathan!
Let me preface this by saying that I almost never give reviews- my experience at District Commons was good enough, however, to warrant sharing it. My date and I arrived at the restaurant for an 11am brunch before heading to the Kennedy Center for a matinee. The service was incredible, and our server Chris left one of the more memorable impressions I've ever had at a restaurant.
For food, we split the French Toast- it is labeled as a starter, but could easily be an entree. I had the country fried steak, and tried a bite of her shrimp and grits; they were both some of the best I've ever had!
We also opted for the bottomless mimosas, which truly were bottomless- I'm not quite sure how much either of us had by the time we left, because it seemed Chris would be there to fill up our glasses as soon as we'd gone halfway through them. HIGHLY recommended.
Overall, the experience and food was absolutely excellent, and even after the performance was over, we found ourselves talking about the brunch as much as the play itself.
We had some Manhattens at the bar which were amazing. Then moved to a table and while the food was good, the Manhattens were lame since we weren’t in front of the bartender. Bottom line order your drinks at the bar if you want amazing. Go to your table and don’t expect much since you’re just another cocktail
Our server, Jeff, may the evening very enjoyable. He was very cordial and attentive to our needs, despite having several other tables in his service area. The food was very good, although the lobster grits served with the seared scallops was very salty and detracted from the overall dish. The trout entrée and barramundi chef's special served at our table were both excellent.
Food and service were very good, (crab cake and the slaw was scrumptious), but I was disappointed in the hot pretzel and my drink. The pretzel wasn’t as delicious as it usually is and I guess I ordered the wrong drink - a hoptail - beer and tequila not good.
Host saw we were dressed nicely and gave us a quiet booth in the back. Our server also noticed and asked if we were going somewhere we needed to get to on time. Excellent service throughout. Food was fantastic! Only error was my double espresso was served in a coffee cup with a regular size spoon! A double should fit in a regular espresso cup and be served with the small spoon. The mini Snickers made me overlook the faupa! Go . . . It's gooood!
Went for dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center. Food was pretty good. Staff was very friendly. Not overly memorable except that I thought the oysters were fantastic. No real complaints except that our waiter seemed to forget about us as the meal progressed.
Our reservation was at 6pm. Our waitress was fantastic. The first thing she asked was if we were trying to make a show at the Kennedy Center (yes), and what time it started (7:30) so she could make sure to have us out in time. Our food came super fast; like, less than ten minutes after we ordered it was sitting in front of us. My friend didn't like her mushroom flatbread, and the waitress offered to bring her something else. I really liked my mushroom pasta, so my friend ordered that too. They brought that replacement, again, super fast. We were out of there in well under an hour and had plenty of time to get to our 7:30 show. Our waitress even directed us out a different door that let us out closer to the metro and shuttle stop, since it was raining the entire time we were at dinner. Overall a great experience, even with my friend not liking her original dish.
Normally like this place. However, we had reserved a table at 5:30pm and got there at 5pm to for Happy Hour. It was busy and we couldn't get drinks in time, so we just got seated and assumed we would get HH rates. I understand that its against policy, but it would have been nice to get it out of courtesy considering we did attempt to get drinks from the bar and lounged around for a half hour without drinks. We did get one round of HH drinks but that HH prices only applied to 2 out of the 4 ppl who got drinks because it "only applied to the ppl who ordered AFTER we were told they will give us the one round." It was awkward. We felt like we were an inconvenience.
We were really looking forward to having a special birthday brunch here. The server was very nice. However, even though we ordered what the waiter recommended, our food was just okay. The portions were small and it was hard to find the meat and the seafood in our respective omelets. They were out of the breakfast cinnamon bread and out of mint tea and skim or lowfat milk. The server explained this was because it was the end of the restaurant's week. This explanation confused us since it's a brunch place. Overall, quite an underwhelming brunch experience.
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