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Smith Commons

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1245 H Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (12th Street, NE)
+1 202-396-0038
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 17:00 - 03:00
Sat 17:00 - 19:00
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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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281 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Our first experience here was very good but on this occasion, it just didn't live up to expectations. I think one of the biggest problems is that Smith Commons can't decide if it wants to be a restaurant or a bar. The food is very good and nicely presented. But the drinks coming from the bar are messy, the preparation... More 

Thank KPR18
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Being a pescetarian I ordered a house salad with salmon. It cost $20....I usually ask what the additional cost will be but forgot. With that said I finished every morsel. It was great. Wish I had taken a picture. My friends food wad good too and the platings were a feast for the eyes

Thank grandyosecreations
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

When you stop here for a drink, dinner or hold a fun celebratory event here YOU STEP INTO A MAGICAL WORLD! Many thanks for hosting our group, and I look forward to bringing my family back for that butter chicken ;-)

Thank Laura C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Saturday night with my family and had a wonderful time. The food took a while but it was well worth it. The manager was 100% hands on and very attentive to every table. Would definitely recommend this place and come back!

Thank Slsull
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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794 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We met up with some friends in the area and decided to give this place a try. We were searching for a cozy place to enjoy drinks, some bar food and conversation. This was a VERY pleasant surprise! The couches and tables are fun and cozy. They have a nice wine list and drink menu with very fair prices. They... More 

Thank J E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Well, I have heard for a few years that this is one of Obama's spots so I thought why not try it before he leaves office. My boyfriend and I were just looking for something quiet and delicious and we found it. Although they do have an upstairs level has a more of a lounge vibe with another bar and... More 

Thank Ronda G
New York
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201 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went here for a friend's birthday party, where supposedly he had the top floor rented out for the event. The space was nice--plenty of room, with a nice bar, and an area for seating. But other people not associated with the party ended up coming up there, which was fine, but a bit annoying. Not sure if he had exaggerated... More 

Thank RunrDave
Bowie, Maryland, United States
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281 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Not too long after we were seated, we were greeted by our server, Hugo. After meeting him, I knew we would end up enjoying our time at Smith Commons. After looking at the drink menu, we made our first selection. Good choices for both of us. My wife had the Tarboro Viking, a bourbon drink, and I had the James... More 

Thank KPR18
New Orleans, Louisiana
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I met a friend here for dinner on a Saturday night about 8pm. The restaurant wasn't busy at all. We had the garlic shrimp, butter chicken and butternut squash ravioli. The shrimp dish is an appetizer with fettuccine pasta. We shared this dish which could easily substitute for an entree. It was very creamy with about four shrimp. The dish... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We couldn't decide which restaurant to pick on this busy lane, but we were very glad we picked smith commons! I had the salmon & my boyfriend some duck. Really nicely dressed on a plate and prepared. I was really impressed actually!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?