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1245 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
1245 H Street, NEUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20002
$$Bistro, American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Wine Bar
Today Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 3:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 3:00 amSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Smith Commons Dining Room & Public House is a three-story neighborhood bistro in the Atlas Arts District. With an international menu of approachable cuisine, and great bars, it's a place for everyone.
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Multilevel bistro serving New American fare, beer & cocktails in a chic converted-warehouse space.- Google
"One last thing get the smoked Caesar salad very unique and delicious."
"I would not recommend the bar food."
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Alex DiCaprio
3 months ago
This spacious lounge bar offers a delicious variety of craft beer and cocktails. While they do serve food, I prefer to keep to the light snacks and cocktail selection ~ so I cant necessarily speak to their dinner menu; with that being said, they do seem to offer a wide variety of food if you are so inclined. Their mixologists are helpful and approachable -- willing to guide you through their cocktail selection and beer list. I have even had the mixologist switch out the drink he just made when my girlfriend was unhappy with the taste. He did this without even being asked -- which goes miles in the service department. Protip: set up a reservation at Toki and saunter over to Smith Commons. The 2 hour Toki wait will feel like minutes after you get some delicious drinks inside of you!
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JC Kollmorgen
7 months ago
I only came for drinks and apps at the bar downstairs, so I don't know what it's like upstairs. Came for happy hour. I would not recommend the bar food. Wings tasted like they were smothered in some kind of bottled sauce that wasn't good. Their house cocktails are decent.
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Megan M.
11 months ago
My experience at Smith Commons was incredibly disappointing! A friend and I stopped by for Sunday brunch and sat at the bar. The service was absolutely terrible. The hostess seemed generally clueless about what tables were available ("um, like, I dunno...looks like some tables are empty, but like, I THINK we're booked, and even asked us what time it was (and I told her, after glancing at the computer at the hostess desk...) before we just gave up and sat at the bar. Although we were the only two people at the bar, it took over 10 minutes for anyone to even give us a menu or take our drink order, and then we had to repeat our order four separate times to the bartender (nice guy, but not much English, or maybe very new?). One of the orders was wrong, of course - and it took another 15 minutes to correct it. Food was adequate, though I thought the portions were a little small for the price (especially the shrimp and grits). Overall, I just didn't think it lived up to its reputation or the basic minimum standard for quality dining in DC.
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Brian White
2 years ago
Some of the best fish I've ever had. The menu had some complicated stuff on it so I was worried at first, but they fully pull it off. Never had it, but the Smith burger looked like it would feed 3 people. One last thing get the smoked Caesar salad very unique and delicious.
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Kim Jefferson
5 months ago
I went for brunch, food was delicious, mimosas was strong but that's how I like them and what I needed far as food options not kid friendly but if you do decide to bring a child that's fine.
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Charlotte Lewis
8 months ago
They're trying too hard to make this cool. Fireplace and chairs give you the feel of being in Beauty and the Beast, but the awkward bouncer and shitty bartenders bring you back to reality. Go for one drink to try it, and you don't need to go back.
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Darian Smith
a year ago
This place is great!!!! I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The price and portions are very reasonable. If your on H street you need to eat at this spot
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Meg Smith
2 years ago
For some reason, every time we eat at Smith Commons they cram us into a tiny table. The menu is quite limited for those who don't eat meat as well as for those who don't like to eat adventurously. Those gripes aside, the cocktails are great and the (limited) menu is executed as you'd expect for H Street. No one's socks were knocked off; fairly average experience.