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Smith Commons

$$ - $$$American, ,
1245 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
+1 202-396-0038
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1245 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am vegetarian, and had the butternut squash ravioli. It was awesome, it sounds weird to have curry coconut sauce on ravioli, but it was soo good. But the reason i wanted to review this place, which I rarely do, was because of the great...More

Thank Sue123456789102014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard and read a lot about Smith Commons' brunch, but I was rather underwhelmed by my experience. The menu has a limited number of vegetarian options and the food was rather average. The service however was good and prompt. Probably could find a better...More

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

For starters, make sure that you go at some point for brunch at Smith Commons. They have jazz (at least on Sunday) as well as bottomless mimosas which are on point. The food was alright but I was not impressed with the Smith waffles --...More

Thank kjerstinjl
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I absolutely adore this restaurant. My aunt was in town and I needed somewhere to take her and my mother that's good but not too pretentious. The place is both. The food is incredible. I had the caesar salad with salmon, aunt had the the...More

Thank kamaraholmes
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Mimosas and football = a win in my book. I was walking around looking for a cool spot to have Sunday brunch and I happened to walk by this place. There are three levels and I sat at the bar on the main level. Football...More

Thank Misscutie75
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We went there as a family. It was at our street car stop #13. We didn't see many people in the front of the restaurant as its more like a bar. The restaurant is more upstairs. We loved it. It had a great vibe and...More

Thank Fleur D
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Atlas theater and came across this bar and restaurant. Gin and tonics in Happy hour was great. Good was superb! Butter chicken amazing. Went back following night and equally as good. Service and welcoming was faultless. Thanks

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We chose Smith Commons due to its proximity to the Atlas Theater and the street car. Unfortunately, the experience left us wanting more. We went on a Thursday night and took advantage of the discounted happy hour prices on beer, cider and starters. We split...More

Thank lutzboy
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Excellent experience overall. Our dinner was prepared with care, while was nothing really special, but didn't feel like we could get it just anywhere else, which is a feeling I often have. Service was attentive and professional, environment was attractive.

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place via Groupon, and went during restaurant week (a program of prix fixe menus at various local restaurants where you select a three course meal for a discounted price). It was a bit of a hike from the Capitol Hill area -...More

Thank KenJReads
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15 July 2017|
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Response from MayLin s | Reviewed this property |
there is parking but you just have to look for one.
Adika H
7 November 2016|
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Response from KPR18 | Reviewed this property |
Any place is good to celebrate when you are with a special someone. But, to answer your question, I would say not. While Smith Commons is an OK place, it lacks the charm and ambience you are probably looking for, especially... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
    (12th Street, NE)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-396-0038
  • E-mail
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