About District Commons

Located on bustling Washington Circle in the West End, District Commons is anchored by a monumental raw bar and an open hearth oven for flatbreads and savory tarts. A 'Pig Board' of ham and biscuits will showcase a selection of America's finest hams. Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks serves up classic American cuisine in this gorgeous setting. Chili Glazed Duck, Brick Pressed Chicken, Classic Hanger Steak - these choices and more! Freshly baked breads and desserts round out your meal. Try one of our regional American drafts or exquisite wines, or sample from the 99 Beers on the Wall!

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of operation:
LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

DINNER: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm

Cross street:
On Washington Circle near corner of 22nd St. and Penn. Ave.

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 587-8277

Website:
http://www.districtcommonsdc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is located in front of District Commons and is available every day of the week from 5:30 pm until close of business. Valet is also offered Sunday Brunch starting at 11:00 am until close of Brunch. Valet charge is $10. There is also a parking garage for the building, the entrance for garage is located on 22nd St.

Public Transport:
District Commons is located two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro on the Blue/Orange Lines , and is serviced by Metrobus and the Circulator.

Executive Chef:
Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks; Executive Chef Gerald Walker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

District Commons Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Brunch (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasions (30)
Business Meals (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Fun (28)
Happy Hour (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Neighbourhood Gem (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
People Watching (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great Beer (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Scenic View (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romance (9)
Cosy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Child Friendly (8)
Outdoor Eating (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
High Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Service not great. Food ok, until 40 minutes later when I'm still in the bathroom around the corner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was wonderful! Greatly appreciate his service, manager was had horrible customer service skills.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Tasty pork and lamb, healthy & hearty soups and salads - a fun evening out!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food had great taste but portion sizes are not commiserate to the prices. Fish special was very very thin. Not worth the price still hungry after dinner. And I had an extra side

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 October 2017

We were a party of 6 with very limited time between sessions at G. W. But the wait staff were fantastic at making sure we were out in plenty of time. The brunch was delicious and varied. Everyone ordered something different and totally enjoyed their choices.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

I work near District Commons and eat there many times. I love it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Food was average. Poor value for money.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Excellent service -- the waiter held the entree til a latecomer arrived and was very accomodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 9 October 2017

If you like a restaurant where your server has alcohol breath, spits in your drink/food as he is speaking, and dissappears frequently for long periods of time and your wife has to get up and serve herself water, then District Commons is for you. Food is okay. It is definitely no spectacularly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Staff were nice and friendly and accommodated our request for a table in a quieter spot in the restaurant. We also arrived about 30 min early and they sat us right away.
The disappointing part... there are three different steaks on the menu and all three were sold out - every steak they offered gone before 730pm!!! That really surprised us - a city restaurant and no steaks so early in the evening!
Our server was nice - took my drink off the bill when I mentioned I didn't like it.
I wouldn't return but maybe this was a very "off" night for the kitchen.
Once and done for me.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Brunch here was very good! The crew ordered huevos rancheros, pancakes, fruit, a quesadilla, and the signature pretzel bread and all entrees were tasty and served pretty fast. Prices fair. Good open space for roaming which is great when you have a high energy toddler

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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Went for brunch with five friends and had a wonderful experience with our water, Alex. He was so friendly and attentive-- really one of the best waiters I've ever had. Very impressed! The food was also great, and the bottomless mimosas really were bottomless.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Waiter was completely disinterested and food was not great.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The menu selections were excellent; so was the service and the food. We enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Steak for 27 dollars was horrible. I specifically asked for a place next to the window while making a reservation and it never happened.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

the noise level is rather high and not ideal for business lunch. Food rather expensive for the quality you get

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Food and drinks were great, waiter wasn't very personable. Just took order and left...not very excited or seem to want to interact.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Food was good, not great. I knew the District Commons burger was not really a burger, but I expected the short ribs to be moist and not dry and flavorless. Meatloaf had lots of green pepper. Overall, the food was just okay, not the great dining experience I expected. Service was good, though, and so was the atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 2 October 2017

Maybe it's just me... but both times I've come to District Commons, I was seated, and then abandoned. Completely ignored. This time it was like deja vu. Seated. 5 minutes, no server. 10 minutes, started looking around. A manager came to the table and apologized profusely. But didn't take my order. Neither did anyone else for about another 5 minutes. These guys reminded me of Congress, running around but not getting anything done. When I did finally get my food, it was great. But not worth the wait.

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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Decent place. Food and drink were was meh, service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

To celebrate my friend's award we planned a dinner for six here. They printed custom menus and planned a champagne toast for us on the house!!! On top of that our server was amazing, only outdone by the food. Try the grits with shrimp or the ravioli! Pretzel bread also a must. Thank you for a memorable meal!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

District Commons is a good choice for a casual meal with plenty of options to please all types of diners, from seafood to vegetarian to gluten-free. The food is above average and the service is good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Went there for brunch before sightseeing and loved it! Service was super fast and food was delicious!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 September 2017

We were disappointed. Caesar salad was overdressed, skirt steak was cold and overcooked , fries cold also and soft. Service was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 September 2017

I had the corn and avocado soup and the lobster roll and both were AMAZING!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 September 2017

We so enjoyed our meal!
The bread was especially delicious (always a good sign), the seafood bisque rich and chock full of seafood and the meatloaf yummy.
Our waiter was charming and friendly and helpful with our choices and he made our 11 year old grandson feel quite at home.
We don't live in DC but will definitely return on our next visit.
If you live in the area, lucky you!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great food and excellent service. The server was very sweet and helpful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Our server tried to influence our wine pick, which was kinda weird since I didn't ask for his opinion! He also rushed me to take my food away. So annoying! I never order more than i eat so i finished all mussels w friends, and he was like "are you sure you got everything?!" Ugh so rude.
Ambiance was livelier than i thought...👍🏻
Order of mussels was very large & tasty, regardless of service

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on 18 September 2017

Don't name a salad buratta and put a tiny dollup of it on top like a decoration. It was also swimming in dressing. At least there was asparagus that was also in the name of the salad. I was disappointed.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Just ok, nothing special. Excellent weekend brunch, however I think I'll skip dinner in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

A great restaraunt with a nice atmosphere. Went to dinner with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the seafood cobb which had a lot of seafood in it and it was very good. It has an extesive drink/wine/ beer menu. There is a good variety on the menu for differing preferences. The service was excellent too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Great food and good atmosphere. Would recommend for just about any occasion.

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, People Watching, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Very good food (got the salmon, chicken, & scallops) & our server was pleasant with a great sense of humor

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

While the food was fair to good, the service was well below average for the place. It should not take 2.5 hours for a table of five to have appetizers, main courses and one dessert (we waited almost 30 minutes for a root beer float).

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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Excellent service and all 5 ordered meals were delicious! First time visiting before the Kennedy Center

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Luckily the food was very good because the combination of too- small, too-closely packed tables and a noisy crowd was not what i was looking for dining with a friend. I was also put off by the server's efforts to up-sell. That may be part of the job, but I find it annoying. However, the food was good and in the end that is what I care about.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

We've had great Sunday Brunches here. This time, is was a late evening weekday dinner. What I would say is that everything was alright and nothing was exceptional about the food or service on this visit. Maybe just an off night, which happens sometimes, but I think we'll stick with brunch at this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 September 2017

I went here for my birthday and I cannot recommend it enough! They were really kind and incredible attentive. Highly highly recommend the pulled pork burger

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 September 2017

We stopped in for a snack after walking around Georgetown on a beautiful day. The restaurant's location in Foggy Bottom meant that it was close to G-town but away from all the waterfront restaurants and tourists, a plus for us. The menu was rather pricey, which was the reason we opted for a snack of appetizers. The fried oysters were particularly delicious, the batter was light and the oysters inside still juicy and plump; the slaw that came under the oysters were also delicious, although I recommend plating them in a separate bowl next time so the oysters don't get soggy sitting on top of it. The wine menu is extensive, and offers your usual DC priced glasses of wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Amazing service, amazing food and beverage. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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