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Smith Commons

$$ - $$$American, ,
1245 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
+1 202-396-0038
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • 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 weeks ago

Smith Commons is the quintessential D.C. neighborhood restaurant. You always find great food, attentive service and a friendly vibe. Often run into my neighbors there. All the folks who work there couldn't be nicer and they take their jobs seriously. The menu is sufficiently creative,...More

Thank RosemaryDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here recently with friends for a quick bite before an art exhibit. Our server was very friendly and was able to answer any questions we had about the menu. My friends ordered the butter chicken and the smith burger, and they were both...More

Thank Scrpbkr
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 February 2018

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 12 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
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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
USD 8 - USD 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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