Smith Commons is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cynthia H from For the price I expect better food and service. We ordered several appetizers with an average price of $13 each. Those are prices for fine dining restaurants where the quality of food and service warrant higher prices. I would not eat here without the Restaurant.com certificate.The food was not bad at all, but it wasn't great. I generally love ceviche, just not at Smith Commons. It is too much of a citrus taste. The short ribs were good, but they were room temperature when they came to the table. The spicy Asian wings were actually very good.The service is what is really lacking. It is hard to justify leaving a $15 tip, especially on $75 check, when the service is subpar. Waitstaff need to be trained in providing a higher quality of service for the 20% tip they are trying to earn. It seems as if it is their first time waiting tables.I was told the special of the day was bass. I asked if it was wild caught or farm raised. I was told that it was caught in the Chesapeake Bay. Really??? If you don't know the answer, say you don't know and you will check with the chef. All of our food was brought down at the same time on a big tray. Finer restaurants rarely use big trays to bring food to the table. I felt like I was at Red Lobster or Denny's. While the wait staff is responsible, the restaurant management is accountable. They should train their staff properly and educate them about the food they are serving. Otherwise, reduce prices to align with the quality of food and service they are providing.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morris R from The atmosphere was inviting and warm, there was nice music playing, each server was attentive, and the food was good.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaChelle F from The food and drinks were great. It was not crowded (probably due to a rainy day) and we felt the staff was very attentive to our needs.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen O from Food was delivered fast, delicious and perfect temperature. The waitress was super friendly and provided excellent customer service.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sam A from People were good, drinks too. Food was bland and poor.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZACHARY B from Food is has been good both times we went - I had forgotten about it. Great place to take friends and family on H St.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charm M from We we in for Saturday Brunch and we were greeted with a smile. Our waitress was very attentive and nice. This staff made sure our water glasses were always filled without asking and the food was amazing.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian J from Great food. Good service. Decent prices. Nice atmosphere, albeit a bit loud. Friendly and helpful hostesses. Don’t park in the Autozone parking lot next door, as hostess says they tow.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Diane J from Antonio was very attentive and had a geeat energy. The food, as always, was great.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jennifer M from The food and bottomless drinks are always excellent. My waitress this time could have been a tad more attentive but she was servicing a big area so I think it's more managements fault than hers
Date published: 2017-10-02
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Minimum purchase of $50 at restaurant.