Commissary DC

4.6
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1310 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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We are a very casual cafe, lounge, liquor, beer and wine bar as well as a coffeehouse and smoothie bar. We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks and a huge selection of desserts. We have a lounge area, outside cafe, strong take-out presence and free wi-fi. We offer a diverse, simple and inexpensive menu; from breakfast all day to Sandwiches, Salads and Pizza all day and night and a dinner selection that kicks in at 5 PM. Wheelchair and Handicap accessible. We accommodate most common food allergies. Happy Hour is available every day from 3-7 PM at the bar and lounge and weekdays on the patio from 4-6 PM.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've gone twice in the past month and it's been great both times. Great food, nice service, and a comfy atmosphere.

B
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual Commissary food was delicious. Tasty bloody mary too :) Highly recommend it for brunch or breakfast any day of the week. Love the vibrant atmosphere they have and the patio seating. The server was a bit distracted it seemed but overall great experience.

J
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable, casual fare. Great for lunch. I have some food allergies and they were very accommodating as the server came back to tell me something had gluten in it and we found a replacement.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in town for lunch! So many good options, quick and affordable. Love coming to Commissary!

OT
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Third time we’ve been there, my wife likes the gluten free pancakes, and the things I’ve had are mediocre at best. Had the potato pancakes this most recent visit and I found them tasteless and probably made prior and re-warmed.

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a casual hearty and wholesome breakfast! Fast and friendly service make us Saturday morning regulars!

AW
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious especially the pancake platter with gluten-free pancakes! Our waiter was slow and pretty much nonexistent but the other wait staff stepped in and helped! Great brunch spot.

JC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pear Mimosa was delightful! The potato pancakes are delicious.

MU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very good but not “excellent.” I enjoyed it for a large party because of how expansive the food menu is, the very reasonable price point, and location — but I think there are better restaurants in DC. Neither the food nor service blew me away. I would come here again with another large group or for happy hour. But I would not go here if my parents came in town or for a date night.

SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were able to get a reservation in short notice, and they were prompt in seating us. Everything was very nice

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and evening! Attentive staff and great service.

CS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a large group of 10+ people - including kids - and Commissary was super patient and accommodating. People coming from all different places and at slightly different times. We had a relaxing (believe it or not with 5 kids and an infant) and enjoyable meal.

VP
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave brunch spot in D.C.! Taylor is an absolute joy and everyone is always nice :)

P
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. The waiter was very nice and helpful, and the food was great.

JF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice place to go and be.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Huevos Rancheros is AMAZING! Great brunch value.

LD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had very tasty breakfasts with nice presentation. Good coffee. Full bar menu if you are into morning drinking. Nice server. Highly recommend.

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time at Commissary! The food was excellent, and the manager even came and gave us a free glass of Rose. The space is very comfortable and we were taken care of well. We will definitely be back!

H
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited Commissary before a movie and were very happy with the quick service and fun atmosphere! We originally picked the spot because of the fair prices and plenty of vegetarian options. The risotto was delicious and I strongly recommend adding salmon to it if you eat fish, very flavorful. Overall would highly recommend as a upscale casual spot with great drinks and fairly priced food!

AG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Jon our server. Knew the menu and was super friendly and attentive

JM
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Commissary has a great brunch vibe- nice size space, good food (perfectly cooked potatoes), good Bloody Marys, very diverse crowd.
In other words, wish I lived in DC!

DL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location, food and service are very good! I recommend it for all.

DG
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only thing I did not like was it took 2 hour for dinner with a party of 12 and 2 Servers. The Servers were very nice and kept the drinks full. The Chicken was good but some people in the party got the Lamb and the Pork Chop and said both were salty.

AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fries were delicious! Burgers were off the hook! Love love love the bacon dijon jam!!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined alone at a corner table, a great vantage point for watching people come and go. The server was very attentive but not overly so. I had the veggie burger patty melt style and side salad. The food was fresh and the portions were big. I took half of the sandwich home.
I appreciate the warm ambience, comfortable to dine alone and definitely great for gathering. I’ve done both.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food here is good, but the neighborly atmosphere is what makes it unique. It is warm and welcoming and feels like a familiar place to return to.

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts and quinoa bowl was outstanding, and the prices are right.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right away. Loved the decor and the seating. Dim but not dark. Great food for a great price. Filet medallions were cooked perfectly; highly recommend! Also, a good app is the hummus and grilled pita. Good service, food came out quickly but not too quick so we could enjoy our appetizer. No rush to leave either.

JM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly waiter..excellent blue berry pancakes. ..delicious mimosa..

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Menue is interesting. Great burgers.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Happy hour deals at Commissary are truly wonderful and well worth the trip. Delicious food, large portions and at a great price!

P
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice service and good food. Great neighborhood establishment. Will definitely visit again.

RB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is always just fine. It’s expensive for what it is and I don’t understand why you need a reservation because the tables are never full and I don’t know why the food always takes so long. Almost an hour waiting for a burger and fries. Was it a good burger, sure, but this place takes forever.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This is the first time I’ve been to Commissary in a couple of years. I remember it being a crowdpleaser with visitors which is why I chose it. The ambience was still excellent and the service was fine, but the food was disappointing. Shrimp appetizer was bland, the chicken on my risotto was dry, and my friend’s steak medallions were mediocre. It’s a fun place to meet friends, but I would not go there for a good meal.

JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, food was amazing! Will definitely come back. :)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere. Fresh food!

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

casual, food was good, early reservation so not too much noise, relaxing and fun

DH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They advertise taco Tuesday but would not allow us to order it. The tasting menu for two also wasn’t available so the menu online is not accurate. They say is next to a screaming baby while there were 8 other tables available. We asked to move and they refused to help us. Service and food was great. But the front of the house needs help.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, and the drinks we’re even better! Great overall experience.

MO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I love commissary and usually have a great experience but this time our food was not good. Two people, including myself, had the potato pancakes and they were thick and undercooked, very chewy. Then the scrambled eggs were overcooked, they were hard almost like a badly cooked omelet. It was disappointing because I talked this place up to my guests and it was embarrassing that the food was so underwhelming. Service was great and so was the coffee!

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