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Smith Commons

Smith Commons

New American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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  • Gayla R.
    "Always ask for Kenny he's the best bartender!"(5 Tips)
    Willie L.
    "best craft beer selection on H street!"(3 Tips)
    Bryce A.
    "My man khalil on the 2nd floor is one of the best bartenders"(3 Tips)
    DrinkDC.com
    "Check out the 'Smith Hour' 5-7pm Tue-Fri on the second floor: select..."(2 Tips)
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  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PomoneJuly 1, 2016
    great food in a scary neighborhood. worth it.
  • Edward M.
    Edward MutegiMarch 29, 2016
    The steak is fantastuc, and the ceviche always impressive
  • Mary Kate K.
    Mary Kate KeapplerMarch 26, 2016
    Was looking for something off the beaten path in DC and this place was it!! Kind staff, great food and nice ambiance.
  • StephInTheCiti
    StephInTheCitiDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The "When Henny Met Sally" is my favorite cocktail
  • cheryl v.
    cheryl vukelicDecember 29, 2015
    Burgers and beans
  • cheryl v.
    cheryl vukelicDecember 29, 2015
    Graham is a terrific bartender.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SoFabulousJune 20, 2015
    Ask for Hugo... best waiter evvvvvvver!!!!!!!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsApril 4, 2015
    Best view of an autozone parking lot in the city!!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CookMarch 7, 2015
    Food is ok
  • Juanita
    JuanitaDecember 31, 2014
    Had a good time here for my 1st time on Xmas eve.. and I luv the window seating and the margaritas! ! Lol
  • Charles N.
    Charles NyongáDecember 5, 2014
    Great Manhattan!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SorensenNovember 14, 2014
    Decent Rooftop
  • Levi R.
    Levi RokeySeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    It once wasn't lost and now still isn't found.
  • Jenn
    JennAugust 24, 2014
    Great beer selection!
  • Diem
    DiemAugust 19, 2014
    Great happy hour, great bartenders and an awesome selection of hard liquor and local beers on tap. The food is pretty good too! Not a huge fan of the cheese platter though.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MatthewsAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful weather. Hit up my patio!!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostAugust 1, 2014
    Smith Hour” brings $5 beers, rail drinks and wines by the glass and $6 appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. during the week and 3 to 7 p.m. on weekends. Read more
  • Ronetta J.
    Ronetta JonesNovember 27, 2013
    The Tarboro Viking was amazing and I had a great time!!!!
  • Gayla R.
    Gayla RobynNovember 21, 2013
    Always ask for Kenny he's the best bartender!
  • Jenn
    JennOctober 21, 2013
    When in doubt, go with the braised ribs, tuna tartar and lamb chops. Don't forget the bourbon bread pudding!!! Nice people, great service, and a great place!
  • TheDub
    TheDubAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tito, Kenny, and Andy are the bartenders of choice at this spot. They always show love and pour good dranks!
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChungJuly 21, 2013
    Meh. Good but not spectacular. Slow service and they charge for bread!
  • André P.
    André PellerinJuly 20, 2013
    Ate there twice (or three times). I love their burgers.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best spot in the house are the two seats on the second floor near the huge plate glad window. Great for people watching.
  • John M.
    John MartinecJune 30, 2013
    Atmosphere and servers are very nice. I'd come again for a nice place to have drinks and hang out but not for brunch.
  • Ms. Fancy
    Ms. FancyJune 23, 2013
    Ken is an awesome bartender!!!! Great drinks.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BadenhorstJune 16, 2013
    Visited this restaurant during February 2013 together with a South African delegation. Great food - no complaints - <333
  • Michael M.
    Michael McNamaraJune 16, 2013
    Meh food, that's not overly priced but the obsessive highlighting of the sous viede preparation makes me think the kitchen thinks this technique is somehow new.
  • Jonas P.
    Jonas PorcarApril 7, 2013
    EXCELLENT haddock! Best I've had in DC
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThomasApril 3, 2013
    Great place to grab drinks while waiting for dinner at Toki Underground...fun cocktails and snacks
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 2, 2013
    President Obama dined with supporters at Smith Commons on H Street NE on Oct. 12. Read more
  • Paul B.
    Paul BerumenFebruary 16, 2013
    Great service and the perfect place to hangout.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the bartender, Evan, on the first floor. His name is "Beast" but that's mr. Beast to you!
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JohnFebruary 2, 2013
    Modern, elegant cuisine with a great atmosphere - definitely an h-street favorite and Hugo is awesome!
  • Keisha "BLUE" G.
    Keisha "BLUE" GrayJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for my boi KENNY
  • Geoffrey M.
    Geoffrey MaughamJanuary 20, 2013
    A bright and open environment as opposed to the many dark and close places on H St., not that I mind that all the time.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ok- get HUGO as your waiter (he knows his stuff and has the best "bedside" manner I've seen in YEARS)! Rarely I have truly enjoyed my experience and it's one of my new regular spots
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    See Bartender Kenny on the second floor! He is THE MAN!
  • MRS C.
    MRS CAKINGSeptember 1, 2012
    Ask for Kenny
  • DC N.
    DC N.O.R.E.June 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The "turducken" wasn't what I expected and was just ok...nothing special.
  • Cheyenne
    CheyenneJune 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out Cheyenne and Khalil. Floor 2. Happy hour all night !
  • Jon P.
    Jon PMay 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Smith Mojito w/@AtlanticoRum
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The turducken, although a bit different than what you'd expect, is excellent and a must try!
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoMay 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The best craft beer selection on H street! New stuff every week...I should know...I've been here farrrr too many times!
  • CopperBeauty
    CopperBeautyApril 7, 2012
    Absolutely the WORST customer service!
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Wine list specializes in craft American wines. Have some pineapple sparkling wine or Idaho Syrah.
  • Jilda P.
    Jilda ProperMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for Tito, Andy, Khalil. Most fun ever.
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MochFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb dish. Hands down the best thing on the menu. Creamy and delicious sauce.
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 23, 2012
    Smith Commons has partnered with Womply to offer $30 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 18, 2012
    Smith Commons has partnered with Womply to offer $30 cash back after 3 visits!
  • William W.
    William WhiteJanuary 2, 2012
    Seriously the best fish in the city. Thought the menu looked pretentious but the cooking surpassed it.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityDecember 20, 2011
    The H Street location makes this the perfect restaurant to start off your night—or come for dinner and stay on for drinks. The bar buzzes all evening night long.
  • Henri M.
    Henri MakembeDecember 3, 2011
    Carlos, the chef, is really good. Give it a shot
  • Andrew Vino50 Wines
    Andrew Vino50 WinesNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great selection of craft American wines along with amazing craft beers!
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 14, 2011
    Try the Satay Chicken Skewers and you won't look back.
  • Ari
    AriNovember 4, 2011
    Tip to the bar staff- pint glasses are for beer not mixed drinks. Good call
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Check out their All American Craft Wines by the glass. Idaho anyone? Or how about Sparkling Pineapple from Maui?
  • Travis B.
    Travis BondOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Def try the fish & chips
  • Rick K.
    Rick KempenAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to try some beer and food pairing. Ask the manager for some suggestions!
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher ThiemannAugust 19, 2011
    Avoid the cocktails made with bourbon: they use Jim Beam White Label - which is WAY to cheap a bourbon to use in cocktails at the prices they charge here!
  • DrinkDC.com
    DrinkDC.comAugust 18, 2011
    Check out the 'Smith Hour' 5-7pm Tue-Fri on the second floor: select beers, wines, cocktails, and plates are just $5! Read more
  • Michele
    MicheleJune 19, 2011
    lemon thyme donuts w/ginger ice cream!!!
  • Brad F.
    Brad FowlerJune 19, 2011
    Nice selection of beer and good staff. Great rooftop patio.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangJune 3, 2011
    Brunch is ok, but the bottomless bloody mary and bottomless mimosa are definitely a must do!
  • Genevieve B.
    Genevieve BilliaMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    H St. at it's finest. Fabulous drinks and wonderful food. Save your pennies though! Read more
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoMay 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    the atmosphere is bangin! only 1 flat screen downstairs tho....wtf?
  • Bryce A.
    Bryce AdamsMay 9, 2011
    Monday has all night HH $5 draught beers minus the dog fish. My man khalil on the 2nd floor is one of the best bartenders you'll find in the city.
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TudorMay 7, 2011
    Eliot Ness on tap!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BurnsApril 20, 2011
    super slow service but nice roof deck.
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoApril 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    add a lil salt and pepper and the virginia black bass is a must have.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BrazzleApril 16, 2011
    The seared scallops are delicious!!
  • Michele W.
    Michele WildeFebruary 22, 2011
    Be sure to visit Joe and Hilary at the upstairs bar on Tuesday nights. Great drinks and outdoor patio!
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DJFebruary 15, 2011
    Epic experience here. Sit at the bar and revel in the cocktail menu; custom infusions, eccentric syrups, best mixologist ever.
  • TBD
    TBDFebruary 1, 2011
    Capital Bites liked the wood-grilled tiger prawns. She says, "the “dressing” was good enough to ask for extra bread to absorb the remaining juices on the plate." Read more
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron - one of the most pleasant ways to get really drunk, really fast. Dig it.
  • Anch W.
    Anch WJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like bourbon cocktails, try the James Brown Derby
  • Mike F.
    Mike FialkowskiJanuary 9, 2011
    The service here sucks
  • TORIAN B.
    TORIAN BEANJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Kenny - best bartender!
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