District Commons

4.3
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3799 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting, including classic seafood selections, a full menu of steakhouse Butcher's Cuts and more. Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PothitiP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for lunch, with delightfully prepared dishes and great service!

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vipMollyM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Bummed- last visit two years ago was great but very disappointing this time. Took a bunch of GWU seniors out for a nice dinner which was mediocre at best. Waitress was fine- serviceable- but bussers cleared plates and drinks (never pick up a drink without asking!!) before we were done. Felt like a nuisance at 9 pm on a Thursday night...

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Sixty4
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a booth midway from bar area and had a pleasant quiet dinner. Cobb salad and mushroom rigatoni both excellent choice. Servers were the best! Ellen

District Commons
Responded on 16 March 2020

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed, we hope to see you again soon.

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vipKenneth
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

place is outstanding!! Oscar the server was so on point, his recommendations were spot on! can't wait to go back. Mahi lunch special was awesome, dessert was awesome.

District Commons
Responded on 16 March 2020

Thanks so much! We hope to see you again soon.

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eastcoastfoodie
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to catch up with a friend over a nice meal in a casual setting. The crab cakes were meaty and flavorful. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. A great dining experience overall.

District Commons
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipCjanineb
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service was excellent as well. I had the jumbo lump crab cake and my daughter had fig and pig flat bread. We both enjoyed. Our drinks were also good. We didn't like the Torrejas “Pressed Sweet Latin Toast”, but because we didn't, we were offered to try another dessert. And we were so happy! The White Chocolate Bread Pudding was scrumptious!

District Commons
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thanks so much, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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EMERSONE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Pre-Kennedy center dinner. Food choices wide ranging and easy to accommodate one diners gluten free needs. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

District Commons provides consistently good food coupled with excellent service. Two things to keep in mind is the the noise level is quite high which makes it difficult to hear. Additionally, the seats at the booths are too low and even for a 6 foot tall person like me, it can be challenging to access everything on the table.

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vipWendyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive

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Jake
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both dishes were tasty and ample. Noise level was at 75dbs, a bit high, but glass walls and no carpeting does little to prevent high dbs. We will return nonetheless.

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vipKAA1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service was very disappointing. The food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the service was exceptional overall a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum

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AliciaD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. The Louisiana omelet was amazing! Highly recommend it.

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vipMsChanandlerBong
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to District Commons for the Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch. The live jazz band, food, and drinks were all wonderful. But our server, Ariana, was even better! She was so kind, bubbly, offered great recommendations, and overall just made sure our visit was wonderful!

District Commons
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A neighborhood favorite with reliable food and friendly service, but crushingly loud. Unexpectedly this Sunday they also had a very loud jazz band which made conversation impossible. Fortunately they moved us to a quieter back booth.

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vipCFT36
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant; be sure to request a table far removed from the bar which is quite noisy. Food and service were good. However, they have oysters prominently noted on their menu; they should, then have more than two choices; both, in this case, from Virginia; not where those of us liking briny oysters would prefer. Other than that, again good food and service, many appealing choices and fair prices. Will be back.

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Lilyp91
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We went to dinner this evening in order to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and everyone was friendly. That said, the server seemed pretty confused about what gluten is. He told me I could have couscous (made of wheat) but steered me away from another menu item, citing corn as the reason I couldn’t have it. Given that I’m not gluten-free by choice, I was worried from the start of the experience. I ended up ordering a salad and asked a different server to fill the kitchen in and flag me for an allergy.

My husband ordered the duck. It was considerably overcooked. The meat was grey and stringy, as if it had been sitting in its own fat under heat lamps. This is strange, given that we had an early reservation. The collards were macerated and lacked any texture.

This experience was really a head scratcher, given the many rave reviews found on this app. I doubt we will return.

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Dinnerwithdaugters
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall. Our waiter was polite and pleasant and made great food recommendations. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The food was delicious and and good presentation. I will definitely go back when I'm in town.

District Commons
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you, we look forward to serving you again soon!

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LaricoH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Unfortunately they were out of the special, Mahi, for our 930 reservation but the duck was yummy. The white chocolate macadamia nut bread pudding was a bit disappointing. Probably just too much white chocolate but I give credit for trying something new.
I’ll try something different next time.

District Commons
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall environment
Our waiter was really great the only down was the location of where we sat burn other than it was a great dine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and wonderful food.

District Commons
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for joining us, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review