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Smith Commons

€€ - €€€American, ,
1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
+1 202-396-0038
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 29 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 16 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Meal was delicious, different & presented as a gourmet dish. Laid back atmosphere & a pleasant surprise. Definitely off the beaten path & Uber was our way of getting there & back to our starting point. Enjoy!

Thank Clarkie815
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were very much impressed by the quality of the food. We selected the Butternut Squash Ravioli made with Curry, Coconut Sauce, Cauliflower, and Fried Chickpeas. It was delightful! We also had the Beet Caesar Salad with roasted and pickled beet, Rhubarb, Arugula, Cherry Glenn...More

Thank Randal J
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This was my first time at Smith Commons, and I'd heard great things about it. I ate there on a quiet Friday evening long before it got busy. The first thing I noticed as that the dining area smelled a bit funny and there many...More

Thank DCskippy
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14 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, 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
  • E-mail
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