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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1245 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING Brunch(gift for mom). "Brunch," NOT; plated menu; mimosas add'l cost @ per glass or bottomless). Hostess passed nbr empty tables to seat us @ a table less than arm's length from waitstaff's station. Req'd. diff. tbl; seated right next to stairs utilized by...More

Thank SAlanR
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Visited SC on a weeknight. Not that crowded, most of the crowd was probably local. The menu is quite eclectic and you have a wide variety of items to choose from. I had the mussels which were plump and very tasty. I can only imagine...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

During a recent visit to DC Smith Commons quickly became a favorite. This three level neighborhood bar/restaurant meets chic really does have it all. Great food, great vibe, interesting space, great DJ, great basketball junkies :) You should definitely check it out for girl’s night,...More

Thank Review2010037
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Continuing our tour brunch places within walking distance of our house, today we went to Smith Common. Service friendly but pretty inefficient. our meals were delivered at different times, a sin at any time, but breakfast cools quickly unattended. The backwater could not find the...More

Thank CJunker
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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 5 March 2018

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 19 February 2018

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 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
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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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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