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!

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

DINNER: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
On Washington Circle near corner of 22nd St. and Penn. Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 587-8277

Website:
http://www.districtcommonsdc.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
District Commons is located two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro on the Blue/Orange Lines , and is serviced by Metrobus and the Circulator.

Executive Chef:
Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks; Executive Chef Gerald Walker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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District Commons Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Good for Groups (34)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Comfort Food (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Fun (22)
People Watching (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Scenic View (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Romantic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for lunch with colleagues. Great food and drinks with prompt service. Brick pressed chicken melted in my mouth.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The hostess was abrupt and ignored our request for the salt on our table to be cleared before being seated. I've always enjoyed this place, and our waitress was fantastic!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Consistently a great place to eat. Service was excellent. Pretzel role is so good!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a great time at District Commons meeting up with girlfriends on a Saturday night.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Couldn't find anything appetizing in the menu, went for a waiter's recommendation and did not enjoy it. I suggest they update their menu stat. Also a boring place to go if you are planning for a fun night out at a restaurant.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our group stopped by for a late night drink and apps. Food and drinks were good but the service could be better

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I ordered a recommended signature dish and had to return it because it was improperly prepared. The replacement dish was acceptable, but not prepared quite right either.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The evening special, pan seared Maryland crab cakes with no fillers or bread crumbs, was absolutely on point, if not moderately overpriced. The restaurant was not busy, service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent. Victoria was a wonderful server! I have a date to return in Dec for lunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Have dined here a couple of times with friends for bottomless brunch. Great value - they aren't afraid to replenish your glass with mimosas or bloody Marys! Service has been great both times as well. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were surprised that the soups we ordered were incredibly spicy without any warning on the menu. They were also pricey for what they were ($9 for small serving). Our server was friendly and the place itself was cute.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent with good options for vegetarians as well. Service was friendly and prompt - elegant yet laid back vibe

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Jeff was great. My pasta entree lacked flavour and was lukewarm. The bread was amazing. The Boston pie ordinary.
We would not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I definitely enjoyed the food, probably wouldn't do the bottomless mimosas again...they were super weak...The restaurant is lovely though and has a nice view.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent cuisine; we had the skirt steak - perfectly cooked and tender - and scallops that were cooked to perfection. Very pleased!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I would rate the food at the District Commons as nothing special. The egg whites were runny and not one of the 6 of us liked the potato hash served with breakfast. All 6 in my group agreed they won't be returning.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Very nice decor, felt special without being over the top.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had Saturday brunch here and it was wonderful. They have bottomless mimosas and bloodys (if that's your thing). I highly recommend the brussel sprout salad with the fried egg (yum!)

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends and I went for brunch, the food was great, but the place was so loud!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was excellent. Food was very tasty. The noise, however, made it very difficult to have a conversation with everyone at the table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was mediocre. Service was fine. Too noisy

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Scallops undercooked, lobster grits so salty no one at table could stomach them. Husband’s duck dish, pretzel loaf and drinks good. Waitress was sweet and quick and hostess staff very accommodating. Staff and service best part. Bar area probably best bet.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was noticeably poor. Waitress did not really even interact with us, announce specials or anything. Very bizarre given typical good interactions here

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We arrived 15 minutes early for a 5:30 reservationand the place was empty. Greeting was not friendly and the woman told us we would have to wait until 5:30 to be seated...not what we expected all the way around

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Jocy is the best

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food, but it can be a bit noisy at times.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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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