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7:00 PM
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Smith Commons

688 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Neighborhood Gem
Smith Commons Dining Room & Public House is a three-story neighborhood bistro on the H Street NE corridor in the Atlas Arts District. With an international menu of approachable cuisine and an array of craft beers, wines and cocktails at three bars, Smith Commons offers something for every palate. The well-honed interiors, outdoor spaces and eclectic music welcome Smiths and friends nightly.

Smith Commons is a different kind of dining destination in Washington, D.C., serving artfully crafted dishes prepared by chefs with multi continental flare, without the white tablecloths or the pretense. Executive Chef Kamal Chanaka creates a fresh new menu each month, with inspirations from around the globe and from the greater mid-Atlantic region.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Monday: 4:30pm—11pm ( $5.00 Smith Hour all night, Serving bar menu only)
Tuesday-Thursday: 4:30pm-11pm
Friday: 4:30pm-2am
Saturday: 4:30pm—2am
Sunday: 11am-3pm Jazz brunch; 4pm-7pm Smith Hour, Dinner 5pm-10pm
Smith Hour Daily from 4:30 to 7pm, $5 Beer, Cocktails & Bar Menu
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Phone number
(202) 396-0038
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Kamal Chanaka
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Please inquire with General Manager Ron McNeiLL for more information or send inquires to
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Cross street
12th Street, NE
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Parking details
There is metered and non-metered parking on H Street and on residential side streets.
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Public transit
The two closest Metro stations to Smith Commons are the Red Line stops at New York Ave./Florida Ave./Gallaudet University Station and at Union Station. From the Metro stops, take a cab or X2 bus or walk to 1245 H St. NE. There is also a Capital Bikeshare station at 13th and H Streets.
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Specially selected musical selections will fill the dining room and "Commons" levels on two and three nightly with an eclectic array of sounds and artists.

The Commons third level also includes a viewing screen for films and other digital media entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Smith Commons has two special spaces available for private events: the second floor bar and lounge and the third floor loft "Smith" Room. Reservations and arrangements are required to host any events at Smith Commons. Please inquire with General Manager Ron McNeiLL for more information. You may also send inquiries to

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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Smith Commons has numerous space, food, and drink options for your private gathering, small or large.

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What 688 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The salmon filet was incredible and their cocktail list is outstanding. Find casual night with great grub!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great! Except they had a ridiculously small steak on their special Valentine's Day menu. The truffle Mac n cheese and the burger were delicious!

Michele (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day Special 3 course price fixed dinner. Chef prepared an amazing meal both visually and taste wise. We’ve eaten at Smith Commons several times and the food has always been excellent.

Lynn (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Smith Commons is a great neighborhood bar & restaurant! Located on the H Street, NE corridor in DC, easily accessible by streetcar from Union Station. Delicious food, normal sized portions. Reasonable prices. Pleasant staff. Will definitely visit again. Recommended!

SharaS (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I hardly leave reviews but this place is deserving. Went in for Brunch and they exceeded my expectations. Was so very pleased from entry to leaving.

ShayJay (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. As soon as we walked in the door, we were unsure of whether to go up the stairs located in front of us or step to the right and go in the bar area. We did the latter, and finally saw the hostess stand. The hostess was nice and seated us. Hugo waited on us and was very nice. Very much so a people person. Food was great. I had the duck breast, my friends had a salad, and the lamb chops. No one complained about the food.

Dave (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was excellent but service was totally indifferent. waiting almost 30 min after ordering to get a charcuterie plate, and had to ask why it was taking so long after 20 min. Waiter was really seen. Seems to be too few wait staff. Menu was decent but not overwhelming.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

My son and I had a wonderful time, the hostess was amazing and we will definitely be making Smith Commons a weekend habit.

NoMAres (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice place with friendly staff. Sundays they have live jazz - great if you like jazz, but hard to have a conversation with the people next to you. Went for brunch. Food was good, though portion sizes vary widely (chicken ciabatta sandwich is a hefty plate, but I suggest a side of hash browns for the smaller hangar asada or eggs Benedict).

KatherineL (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The restaurant was very loud, service was poor, and the food was mediocre.