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Smith Commons

4.1
668 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: 12th Street, NE
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What 668 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.9
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3.9
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vipCjanineb (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and the drinks very good. I thought one of the appetizers we ordered; bbq ribs, were small. The ribs were supposed to be 1/2 rack but it only had 4 bones; I expected at least 6. We also ordered the spicy Asian wings - yummy. All of our entrees - the butter chicken!!!, scallops, Smith burger and moulard duck were delicious. Everyone loved their selection. Our drinks were equally as good. We had the street car, felicity, central high, and a mad Russian. It was a very nice evening.

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vipljwi (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for brunch. The challah French toast and the shrimp and grits were excellent. Very nice wait staff. The jazz music was nice but too loud at times.

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vipDiscerningDiner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a treat to dine @ Smith Commons! Our meal was excellent and the service fantastic. We came here after seeing a show at the Atlas (Mosaic), and plan to do so again and again!

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davewillo 
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food, good service and a good experience overall! Recommend trying it for sure!

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FoodieQueen (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Was there friday night, had a blast our server was great!

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CT123 
3.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food. 1/2 price wine bottles on Wednesdays are cool. Service was pretty slow. Very kind people, but we were definitely forgotten about more than once.

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BrendaB (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

I had the Lamb Crops and they were outstanding!!!

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Maru (Detroit)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I made this reservation for my uncle and aunt to go out on a date (since they never make the time for it anymore because of multiple responsibilities and kids). They really enjoyed it, they loved the appetizers, the wine they had and the atmosphere. From what I saw when I dropped them off, the style is really hip, cool, modern and romantic, with a rustic touch to it. They liked the lamb chop.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The flatbread was horrible. Terribly undercooked. The dough was raw in middle. It tasted like an undercooked chef boyardee Pizza. The martini didn’t have olives, had to ask for them and they brought them in a separate cup. The music was far too loud. The rail drinks were strong, though. Mac and cheese was really good. Service was terribly slow.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
12th Street, NE
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 396-0038
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Entertainment
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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Catering
Please inquire with General Manager Ron McNeiLL for more information or send inquires to smith@smithcommonsdc.com
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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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Executive chef
Chef Kamal Chanaka
Additional
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
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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 smith@smithcommonsdc.com

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