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District Commons

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2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1709 (On Washington Circle near corner of 22nd St. and Penn. Ave.)
+1 202-587-8277
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bethesda, MD
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were seated right away in a booth off the main floor. This made it much easier to have a conversation. Our waitperson, Ross, was attentive and helpful with making selections from the long beer list. We had raw oysters and mussels in thai style and lemon garlic style. The oysters were clean and the mussels were fresh and well... More 

Thank winxalot
Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything here from start to finish was great! We went about 5:30 and there were plenty of tables, but within 30 minutes the place was packed. Fantastic beer & wine list! Started with the pretzel baguette and it's a must do. Had a southwestern shrimp flatbread for an appetizer. Various dishes were tried: meatloaf, crab cakes, big salad, scallops, even... More 

Thank Pairandspare
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We fell in love with this restaurant!!! The staff is warm and efficient. We seldom eat at the same place twice while on vacation. After dining there 3 nights in a row, we were treated like royalty. Several managers came over and thanked us for coming. We were provided with a complimentary small starter, and we finished the meal with... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Great wine list. Amazing atmosphere. Visited on Saturday afternoon for few drinks.We Have Had a mushroom flatbread and cheese board. Really good quality food. Down side was our waitress. Not very smiley. Highly recommended though.

Thank stefgof
Kingsport, Tennessee
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217 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious foods for a Sunday morning brunch. Sipping mimosas with the family after church. Great way to get rejuvenated for the new week.

Thank tim_b_toolman
Vienna, Virginia
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us for dinner.The pretzel bread was a great start, as was the mushroom flatbread. Two of us had the shrimp and grits (overly salty), one the crab cakes (good) and one the mussels in lemon-cello sauce. (The mussels were not done as the menu described but they were replaced with the promised preparation.) The service was... More 

Thank trackervienna
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pretzel baguette to start with is amazing. Do not think twice about it... Get it. Service was great. To our table quick and hit us at all the right moments for drinks and orders...they were perfect. The one ding would be on beer... A couple were not available but we found substitutes. Wine was decent sized. The seafood Cobb... More 

Thank Richard L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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421 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations a must. A la carte menu, prompt service, and very tasty food. We had the pig board (super), the pretzel bread (a bit sweet), the chowder (well done but salty) and eggs Benedict (good). A bit loud if you are looking for intimacy, but enough space to feel comfortable. Recommend.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Washington, DC
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and loved it. Tasty, nice vibe, fantastic waitress. We came back for celebratory dinner, but food was mediocre for the price. Rib-eye steak for $43 was so-so, fatty; scallops were ok but collard greens bitter-sour; shrimp cocktail ok but not great. For that price, we could have gotten much better food elsewhere, such as Le Diplomate. Waiter... More 

Thank javl
Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had brunch here with my wife. Great menu with choices galore. Nice ambience. Despite crowds, we could hear each other very well. We had Huevos Rancheros with XXX sauce, Texas chili con carne, and shared coconut pancakes. All were perfectly prepared and delicious. The XXX sauce is blow-your-head-off hot, so order only if you truly like spicy, as we... More 

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1709
    (On Washington Circle near corner of 22nd St. and Penn. Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: District Commons is located two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro on the Blue/Orange Lines , and is serviced by Metrobus and the Circulator.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-587-8277

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