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Smith Commons

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444 (12th Street, NE)
+1 202-396-0038
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 17:00 - 03:00
Sat 17:00 - 19:00
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this spot because my cousin heard so many good review. I would say that I was impress by their service. I order a burger and asked for it to prepared well done and it wasn't. I was turned off immediately from seeing the blood. I got the waiter attention and told him that I was good. He offer... More 

Thank MayLin s
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This it's our second time here. Both times the food was very good and moderately priced. We would come again.

Thank LINO M
New York City, New York
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It might be just me, but I thought it was common courtesy for a bartender to ask if we'd like another round or something else if our glasses were empty - it's not like there were hoards of people crowding the bar waiting for a drink. But again, maybe it's just me. My friend and I stopped in on a... More 

Thank Michele Q
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The menu is rather limited, but the selections were delicious. The mussels appetizer was very tasty and was accompanied by a thick slab of garlic toast. The waitress mentioned that the lamb chops were the "signature" dish, so we both decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. I ordered mine "rare" and my husband ordered "medium." Both... More 

Thank BuffyMaryland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I wish I could share my meal with you because it was so tasty. I like a meal with striking but pleasant flavors. Smith Commons had many to choose from. The group I wet with shared this and that. I had the butternut ravioli in Curry Sauce. WOW! it was beautiful. I also ha the opportunity to taste the Salmon... More 

Thank Michael W
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Having been frozen out of our original pre-theater restaurant choice, we "settled" for what we expected to be standard pub fare. Instead a terrific menu and excellent service put us in an excellent mood for our show. Our waiter (who was also bartending and spoke as if he was an owner) could not have been more helpful and told us... More 

Thank kmptop10
La Grange, IL
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355 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We started at the bar and enjoyed happy hour manhattans and a delicious tuna tartare. We shared a bowl of mussels at the table, wonderful and spicy. Our mains of lamb chops and fish were perfectly cooked and happily served by Sheila. We shared a dessert of chocolate brownies, very good. The overall vibe was very local, lots of folks... More 

Thank Pamela V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have gastroparesis, which means I can't eat solid food and eat only cooked puree food. I went with a friend of mine to Smith because she wanted to try it. I saw in the menu they had a soup. I asked if they could just put it in a blender to puree it for me. They told me they... More 

Thank gastroparesis
Alexandria, Virginia
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The food was ok although essentially indistinguishable from a multitude of Washington's burgers/salads/drinks joints. However, the service is unbelievably bad. For our party of six, the server managed to confuse the order, deliver it with many minutes between delivering the foods for some of us but not others, and then completely forgot the sixth order. Worse, both the server and... More 

Thank Marc B
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went with friends to this restaurant because they loved the mussels dish. My friends were satisfied with their food; on the other hand, I ordered wings. The manager took my order and he asked if I wanted BBQ or spicy, I chose the spicy, he failed to explain that their spicy is extremely spicy to the point that you do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 H Street 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?