The Commentary

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$30 and under
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American

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Located in the bustling neighborhood of Ballston, The Commentary sets the tone to come together and connect over shared experiences and conversation. A new All American Eatery and Social House, The Commentary infuses East Coast ingredients with a West Coast flair. From business breakfasts to power lunches and happy hours, the dynamic space accommodates groups large and small for a variety of purposes. In our bar and lounge, enjoy shareable appetizers, shareable cocktails, local draft beers and a well rounded wine selection sure to please all palates.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 11 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had to give some of my food to my husband because his dish was enough for him. The grilled cheese was good, but the eggs w/ tortillas was not enough.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service and sub par food.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great night out. Good food and cool space

S
Dublin
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Nothing special about that place.
Food was ok. No ambiance.
We won’t go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, solid happy hour, friendly service, good food.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot! Great menu and great service - give it a try!

The Commentary
Responded 4 days ago

Thank You!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Commentary and we appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to serving you again.

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four went for a late Sunday Brunch. Our waiter was extremely attentive and the food was really good. I am more of an ambience person. My friends loved the food but I was smitten with all the comfortable and beautifully appointed cozy places to eat. Well situated and easy to park. Will return.

The Commentary
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Commentary and we appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to serving you again, hopefully over happy hour next time!

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MD
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

This was a new adventure for us. The service and timing lacks badly. WE watched a server, bartender, and manager stand a talk for almost 15min before being seated. At that point we waited another 30min before being greeted and asked for any type of order. They ONLY had one other party so being busy wasn't an excuse. Once we finally got food, the experience was good. We enjoyed our offerings as well as the beverage. The biggest downfall here is the service. We watched 2 group leave after waiting so long.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for my mother’s birthday which happens to fall on Christmas Day. The fixed prix menu was reasonably priced and delicious. I had scallops, sea bass, pumpkin bread pudding and a delicious sparkling pear cocktail for $45 and enjoyed it all. Very good food.

NO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location, nice ambience, and a beautiful setting. They were short staffed, food was late, and came cold.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The amount of food is very little for the money paid!