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District Commons, very common


Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore

District Commons, very common

mdpilam | | Nov 5, 2011 02:42 PM

Went to District Commons last night after hearing about it on Eater and Chowhound. Upon entering we noticed it was loud - very loud; we couldn't even hold a conversation across the table between me and my girlfriend. Not a knock on the restaurant, but just wanted to give a heads up. They do have an extensive wine and beer list (though draft list I found to be rather "common"). We ordered the pretzel bread with mustard butter, flatbread with bacon, and the brick pressed chicken for my gf and the pork chop for me. The pretzel bread was delicious - warm soft center, with a slightly crisp and salty crust. The flatbread was ok, but nothing special. It had a very thin crust (thinner than cracker thin crust) that lacked any flavor. The bacon was smoky, porky goodness though. I was rather unimpressed with the pork chop though. Not bad, just kind of average. I liked what they tried to do with the eggplant chowchow (?), but it could have used more of it. My girlfriend didn't seem impressed with her chicken either (when asked how it was, she replied: "it's chicken". I was too full to try it). Service was good though, and I would like to try their burger (though why spend $16 when I could get a burger at their sister restaurant for $6 though?).

All in all, it was a decent meal, but was pretty ordinary. And I hate ordinary; when I go out to eat at a restaurant, I want extraordinary, unique, delicious, etc...

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