The Comus Inn

4.3
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Only accepting reservations for indoor dining in Chef Sammy D's dining room. With sprawling park-like grounds for fun & activities, The Comus Inn features a world-class chef led restaurant, a craft beer garden, and a unique marketplace - all of which have been created with a focus on a local approach.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 124 people are saying
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RobW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is a lovely country inn with nice ambiance. The staff is polite and friendly and good precautions were taken regarding covid. We are new to the area and had high expectations.
The only gin available was Dogfish Head which was terrible. If you are looking for a martini or G+T steer clear of this. They need more top shelf liquor. We sent ours back and ordered wine instead, the table next to us did the same. There are very limited Gluten Free options: ie: no gluten free bread and most of the entrees contained some form of gluten. Which left me only a choice of salmon or steak as they had run out of the the third option.
I chose the steak and the chef substituted a lovely bacon and bean side in place of the pierogis.
My husband had the pierogis that came with the steak and said they were delicious.
My husband ordered a medium steak and it came out well done. I was not asked and mine came out rare. Overall the steak was good, just disappointed on the temperature. Cream Brûlée was ok but not great. For appetizers I was also limited to only one on the menu. The tuna which was very good although served without crackers or bread. My husband had the lobster roll( I was jealous as again no gluten free bread) . He liked the filling but the Hawaiian roll it came on was a bit too sweet. Overall I would give the Comus Inn 3 stars. Our all in cost for the meal was 200 dollars including a 20 percent tip as the waiter tried really hard to accommodate. ( note we had two glasses of wine each, one expresso and an Irish coffee which drove up the bill) We will give it another chance in a few months and hope to see more options and substitutes for allergies, a better selection of gin and a bit more creativity with the entrees. At present I would not recommend this to my friends. We shall see how they improve.

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Mels
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening. The food was all very tasty and nicely prepared. The only issue was that the service was a little on the slow side ... perhaps they were backed up in the kitchen? Our server was quite good at his job, but I felt bad for him as it seems like he had the majority of the tables upstairs if not all of them. The noise level was pretty loud too with everyone that was upstairs so it was a little difficult to hear those at my table when speaking. Overall though, a very nice evening!

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Kimberly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our reservation was for Saturday at 1:30 for 2. When we were seated by the hostess no one told us the restaurant would be closing at 2:00-5:00 and therefore we could not get any food. We sat at our table waiting for a server for 10 minutes before someone came. She stating she was not sure what was going on but didn’t think we could get lunch because the restaurant closes at 2:00. At no time did a manger ever come to our table. We had 2 other servers ask us if we needed anything.. almost as if they were baffled as to why we were there at that time in the first place. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The management of the staff was non existent. The staff was pleasant, but no one had any clue as to what was going on, which was VERY unprofessional. We were told we could have a beverage and then go downstairs to the Beer Hall to order food at 2:15. We ordered 2 Cosmos. We were given 1. When I asked for another, because obviously there were two of us, I received a drink, but it wasn’t a Cosmo. No one knew how to make a simple 3 part martini. The Beer Hall was counter service .. which that is not what I made a reservation for at all. All and all, The Comus Inn I’m sure is a very lovey restaurant with great food. Management, Bartending and service is a problem. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food there was phenomenal. We had a new waiter he got everything right in the end but struggled a little getting there. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed the food. We will definitely go back.

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DouglasD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had lunch on a Sunday. Food was very good. Good atmosphere but a little noisy. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time. Enjoyed the band.
The salmon and pork dishes were great.
The duck pasta dish had almost no duck in it. I like my pasta al dente, but it was still undercooked.
Our wait-staff was attentive, but had trouble the the names of the four wines offered. Chalk it up to inexperience.
Still had a good time and will go back.

TJ
vipTJDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and it really was a lovely quaint space. Service was very good and the food was delicious.

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AnneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and I had the ham and cheese croissant… was delicious! Our waitress was great!

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Moty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first time at Comus Inn. We have passed by it multiple times over the years on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain and were happy that our first experience there was so good. Really good brunch menu, great view of the mountain and nice atmosphere. It's a little noisy, my only recommendation would be to install so noise buffering on the interior to reduce the decibel level when the room is fully occupied. We wandered outside afterwards and enjoyed the outdoor space too on a cool Sunday afternoon. Thanks and we'll be back.

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GaryM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Renovation looked good. Nice ambience food was “ok”. Their informal menu is actually better

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EatingOut
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, there was a singer in the corner, tables were spaced apart, atmosphere was great, server was attentive. Great experience, we will be back

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MitzyandBootsy
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Comus Inn for brunch with a friend and it was a great experience. It was a bit noisy because of another group but overall the food and atmosphere were great. I highly recommend it.

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was very average. Ham and cheese croissant is exactly that on a plate. No more, no less. No pizzazz. Go for the nice looking renovation and generally easy feel. Have a glass of wine and look outside at the vista Staff is young and inexperienced.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Brunch experience was overall OK. Food was very good, but no effort made in presentation ie ham and cheese sandwich was just that - on a tiny plate. No fruit, chips, etc. Coffee was great but no refill offered. We were seated at a small table for two in a tight space overlooking the front lobby, no lovely view. Staff was friendly - nice decor. It was good enough to try it again.

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Matty
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always good at The Comus Inn. This visit was no exception. The lobster sliders and Crudo were great! Unfortunately the service wasn’t good, but I think it was just an anomaly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downstairs beer garden is loud when closed, which it had to be because it was cold outside. Still fun. Tables upstairs are so cute and cozy. Great experience!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We were seated in a very cold draft and when asked to be moved we were told it wasn't posib. We were the first guests to arrive and the entire dining room was full of empty tables. When we asked to be seated near a window we were told it wasn't possible. After we received our menus, we were offered a move to another table and seated on a warmer spot near the windows,. It was a somewhat confusing experience.

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PaulG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a lovely night with friends. The updated Inn is very cozy. It can get loud, but not always.

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LorettaH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The place has changed owners and totally different than a few years ago. Last time I was there it was a fancy place with great food. Now the place is a dive. Outside maybe a good family place but inside is very casual with a very limited menu. Service super slow but it maybe due to Covid issues and not enough staff. The food tasted ok but desert was terrible with stale cake. The place was so cold inside…they had the fire escape door wide open with outside temperature in the 30s. Very uncomfortable eating dinner with your coat on. Not an experience I would ever want to repeat!

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Disappointed
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

If you're looking for any resemblance to the Comus Inn of the past, you're out of luck. We were there with our family on an early (5:30) Saturday evening. We were met with a packed parking lot due to a private function we knew nothing about. No chance to view the sunset, the beautiful back lawn was full of people, bonfires, and a cheesy band. The inside of the Comus was noisy and chaotic and the lighting was like a cross between a warehouse and a truck stop. A door to the outside was left open, I guess to give the people outside easier access to the bar, and we were freezing the whole time. The wait staff were very friendly and tried to be helpful but were completely overwhelmed trying to serve both the private function outside and the restaurant patrons inside (our server doubled as the bartender). Pizza is featured prominently on the menu but we were told they were out of dough. The food we ordered was mediocre at best. My daughter and I had the specials: salmon and beef tenderloin respectively. She enjoyed her salmon, my beef was just okay. All around I'd say the newly renovated Comus Inn is a great disappointment.

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Peter
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I miss the quiet ambience of the former Comus Inn, and the guarantee of a wonderful view. Under the new management and menu, the place is entirely different. It's clearly popular and the food is good. The beer selection is not as large as at other similar places but it's well chosen. I do find some of the portions to be excessive, such as the BLT which is over 12 inches long; there should be an option for "regular" and "large," to avoid wastage. I also don't think serving potato chips in bags a good idea, bagged chips detract from the quality of the other items on the menu. Many other similar places (such as the Stained Glass Pub) offer homemade chips, why can't the Comus Inn? The little bakery is a nice touch, too.

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Jennifer
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Saturday brunch. Beautiful view from the top floor looking at sugarloaf mountain. I ordered the skinny wrap and home fries. They were excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

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Terry
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate dinner inside at a table overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain at sunset. We ordered turkey dinner sandwiches with slaw and a side order of fries. This was probably the best sandwich I have ever had. The fries were terrific. Hot and crispy on the outside and just right on the inside. The slaw was unusual but good. We ordered desert and coffee. The pecan bourbon torte was tasty even though the shell had been over baked. The coffee was not very hot and tasted like instant. The service was not fast but it was friendly. We will be back. This format is now very casual and even though the Inn no longer offers the traditional dinner entrees like it did in the past you will get a very good meal here.

KB
KathleenB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This experience was the worst we ordered the crab dip appetizer which was brought out after our meal and only after we asked for it the waitress kept disappearing asked for a lemonade and agin after we finished eating the waitress reappeared to ask how the food was and we reminded her that we never got our drink The crab dip was the worst there was absolutely not one piece of crab in it . It had so much cheese and mayonnaise in it my stomach started was irritated immediately. The overall experience was horrible

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vipRoss
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we’ve visited since they reopened. The dining room is beautiful and the view never gets old. The brunch was excellent.

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LaurenD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

This is my favorite brunch place. I come here often for the ambiance and the food. It’s delicious and usually the service although not the best can be tolerable. The food makes up for it.you won’t be disappointed with the decor, the views and you will leave full and with a happy belly. I’ve had a few different servers and idk if it’s lack of training or something else but the service on several occasions has been lack luster. You often have to request things several times. It’s a cute spot and I would def recommend.

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Myri
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with the family or to meet up with friends. Love the atmosphere at this place!

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vipJessicaH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, attentive service. Food was excellent. My only complaint- it got very loud during the peak of brunch. Lots of hard surfaces in the main dining room. Other than that, truly great experience.

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Urbana
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome meal at the Comus Inn. The food and atmosphere were awesome to spend time with friends. Can’t say enough about how fabulous the food is. Delicious!

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vipJustUs
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The renovation looks great but not impressive other than that. The old Comus Inn meals were far superior. Very limited, over priced menu. Horrible drink and wine options. Server was great. We almost left right after being seated and viewing the menu but figured we would give it a go. Watched 3 other couples get seated look at the options and get up without ordering a drink. We used to frequent the Comus Inn but will most likely never return.

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RS06
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

If you eat inside it will be the loudest place you visit all year lol, I guarantee it. The inside decor is beautiful and the service is pretty good. The Food is essentially bar food inside and out. It reminds me of the food you get at a high school soccer game, which can be pretty good, but most of the time regrettable. If you can grab a spot outside and catch the sunset and live music then that is what I'd recommend. Don't feel like you're making a reservation for a better or different experience inside, not going to be the case. If you drink beer the craft beers on tap are the way to go. The mixed drinks seemed very "weak" as the kids say haha. Inside everything is the same menu-wise, plastic cups, ketchup packets, the whole nine. Sound deadening tiles would be useful I think. Peep the floors inside too, they are sweet! Expect $19 crab dip and wine in sippy cups...that would sum it up I think lol. The place is about as green as a landfill. Again, post up outside, listen to the live music and just be thankful you have your health and a good sunset.

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vipNancy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our brunch at the Comus Inn. There were five of us, including a two-year old, and we were all pleased with our food selections. We had a lovely table in a window nook, and all-in-all, it was a very fine occasion. Highly recommended.

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Dotj
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Awesome BLT

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PauletteF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter got married outside on the lawn in a very small ceremony. Just seven of us. It was perfect! Then we went up for brunch and it was delicious. Decor was beautiful as was the view. Service was a little slow at times, but I think she just didn’t want to rush us. Please offer stevia as a sweetener for the coffee- I can’t use equal or Splenda bc of an ingredient they contain that I’m allergic to. Prefer to not do use real sugar if possible. I should carry some in my purse.

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AnieG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

I absolutely love the Comus Inn. It's one of my favorite places to be on a Sunday morning. I have some concerns about the servers and hosts in particular. Several times I have requested a booth on the second level in advance and when I arrive I'm told I'm unable to be seated where requested without much of an explanation.
Many times there's a lot of confusion with regards to the menu. The servers and hosts could use a bit more training in customer service. The quality of service really doesn't match the overall classy aesthetic and amazing quality of food. I really think it's the only thing that needs improvement. But overall love love love this place!

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Jeff
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner at the Comus Inn. We ordered chicken gyros and ordered one Bloody Mary and one Peach Sangria and for dessert the salted caramel chocolate tart. Everything was excellent and our server was very courteous and offered us excellent advice about the menu.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I look forward to our next visit.

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TrevorW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the renovations and the more casual environment. Great food and a fun time. Will keep going back!

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PaulG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit in a few years and we were blown away by all the improvements. The interior is bright, modern, and comfortable and the food is excellent across the board. We will definitely come back more often.

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RobertoD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We where very disappointed food and service very poor!
We have going there before and was great but now is like a different place.

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You can order delivery directly from The Comus Inn using the Order Online button. The Comus Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 349-2015.

The Comus Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.