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About Smith Commons

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.

1245 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International

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

Cross Street:
12th Street, NE

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 396-0038

Website:
http://www.smithcommonsdc.com/

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.

Catering:
Please inquire with General Manager Ron McNeiLL for more information or send inquires to smith@smithcommonsdc.com

Parking Details:
There is metered and non-metered parking on H Street and on residential side streets.

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.

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

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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Sun - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Smith Commons Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Happy Hour (14)
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Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Live Music (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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Healthy (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
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Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·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).

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Is this place a restaurant or a bar? I was carded at the door when I thought I came for dinner. Paid $29 for lamb chops that were over cooked and covered in a sauce that was entirely too sweet. The guy who refilled our waters spilled water into one of our cocktails and didn’t even apologize or offer to get us a new drink. Overall, low class for a high price. I understand now why this place is on living social.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were celebrating a friends birthday and we had an amazing time! Great food, great atmosphere, good service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is good, but not super creative. The restaurant always seems drafty. Wait staff is exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. We did feel a little rushed, not sure if it was because it was Restsurant Week or what? Its a beautuful restaurant, just a bit noisy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The only good thing about our service was the staff's friendliness. It took about 10 minutes to order our drinks then maybe another 10 minutes before being served. We ordered our entrees to find out what we ordered was not available anymore. Our appetizers were very good and the entrees were even better. Overall, even with the terrible service, we still had a great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was very good, particularly the spare rib appetizer and the tacos, made with with short ribs. Good sized portions. We had those and shared an entree and it was plenty for my husband and myself. The happy hour discounts ave $2.00 for several different choices. People need to remember that this is also a sports bar and the noise of the 6 people watching football made talking difficult at our table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A very young crowd, noisy, but decent value and food.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I liked the interior of the restaurant. We went for brunch and the menu selections were good and varied. The biscuits were interesting, not typical, and the gravy on them was tasty. I enjoyed the grits with the biscuits and gravy and my main dish. The wait staff was very attentive and our glasses were never empty which was nice. The food came out hot and was timed nicely between our appetizer of main course. They did not offer any type of desserts for brunch which was a little disappointing. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Smith Commons.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

OK food but much too noisy in order to be able to have a conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the atmosphere, great place to hangout with friends . The second level decor is really cute and quaint. Great for a photo-op or a really chill night. Third floor is usually reserved but 2nd level has great music and seating.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was excellent and great atmosphere. The burger with the quail egg added was exceptional. Nice big homemade size burger and the homemade lemonade is the best I have ever had. Loved the fact that one of the owners was there helping out and being attentive to the guests.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful food that is beautifully served in a nice atmosphere. Love the ceviche!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! I had the hanger steak with potatoes gratin, and I am still dreaming about them! My date shared some of her butter chicken, and it was equally delicious! The drinks were a little pricey, but all-in-all, I had a wonderful experience with amazing food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved the restaurant and the sunday brunch! Big servings for nice price. My only issue with this restaurant is the PARKING! It's absolutely NO WHERE to park. Road around for 15mins looking for parking and had to park about 5 blocks down the street. Definitely took an uber back to my car afterwards.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our "go to" place on H Street. We've never had a bad meal. Love the salmon and butter chicken. Servers are personable and remember you. All around great dining asset.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

There for brunch. Good food and friendly staff. The burger was delicious as was salad and egg dishes too. Seating was comfortable. Close to the Atlas and the Mosaic Theatre

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were sitting near the back on a cold night. For some reason a staff person would open and leave the back door open allowing a cold breeze to hit us and our table. We asked the first time and our waiter took his time closing the door. The slowness of our waiter caused me to notice our appetizer plates were not cleared by the food runner, our busboy or our waiter, after the main courses arrived. The second time it was left open we asked another person since our waiter was not nearby. It seemed odd the staff didn't convey to coworkers that leaving the door open was a problem for customers. We ate quickly and left within an hour. The food was fine, it did not make up for the cold and poor service, and I would not go again in winter.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Terrible service! Rude hostess who was busy sitting at a booth and chatting with her friends instead of seating us. Plus a waitress who was too busy texting to notice that only 1 of our 4 entrees came to our table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I brought in guests from several corners of the world (australia, Ireland) and they loved everything about the restaurant. The food was delicious, presentation was fabulous. Nothing disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent service and food was delicious. I definitely will be showing my face more often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was an after a matinee dinner on a Sunday, so we got in just at the beginning of dinner. The staff was very friendly; the circumstances that I saw online was true - the music was much too loud for two seniors (we asked them to turn it down and they did immediately); as they got crowded the noise level got louder (I think it is because young people just seem to talk loud😂). Now for the 5 star review - I had the Lamb Crops and they were simply divine- the best I have ever had!! My friend had the shrimp scampi and she said it was delicious- I did not take her up on her offer to sample, because I so busy licking my plate!! Even with the noise level a little louder than I liked - I certainly will/would go back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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