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Smith Commons

) #868 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ American, ,
1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
+1 202-396-0038
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4444
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying less than a mile from H street so thought we would walk there our first night in DC. We really did not know where to go, so just started walking. This place had a menu posted outside, so we had an idea...More

Thank Danette W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank MayLin s
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank Michele Q
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...More

Thank BuffyMaryland
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...More

Thank Michael W
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...More

Thank kmptop10
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...More

Thank Pamela V
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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, 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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