The Commodore Public House & Kitchen, operating as Veranda, opens Thursday

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm 12 Comments

11th and P Street, NW

From The Commodore Public House & Kitchen Facebook:

“Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen issues with changing our trade name, we will be opening (Thursday) for the time being under the old trade name, Veranda. The concept and changes will all represent that of ‘The Commodore’. We apologize in advance for any confusion this has or may cause. We promise to get this issue straightened up as soon as possible.”

Ed. Note: I don’t think anyone really cares about the official name, yeah? Anyway, happy to hear they’re finally reopening. If anyone stops by on Thursday let us know what you think about the changes via email to [email protected] or on twitter @PoPville. Thanks!

Update – they open at 5pm – menu after the jump.



  • Philippe Lecheval

    Sorry, I’m not checking this place out until the confusion over the name is cleared up.

    • Helpful Reviewer

      I totally agree. How embarrassing would it be if I couldn’t put my insightful Yelp review under the proper name? Or tag my food properly on Twitter? hmm. Maybe I’ll just leave a 1 star review because of the name issue? “Great service, excellent food, fantastic ambience, superb service, but I don’t even know what to call this place, so 1 star.”

    • Truxton Thomas

      How about Commodore & Veranda?

      • HoodCat

        Commoranda? Veradore? Excited to see what they’ve done with this sweet spot. :)

  • don’t care about the name, but love the folks there. Former neighbors across the street and they’re so kind and generous. I wish them luck!

  • occupant

    Commodore Veranda (and his orchestra)

  • La

    I hope the outdoor patio is just as dog friendly as it was before the renovation

  • Anon

    The people are nice but the service is incredibly slow. Such a great location and amazing food but the slow service make’s it hard to want to go back.

  • ExWalbridgeGuy

    I’m unfamiliar with the vagaries of the restaurant business… what would cause them to be forced to use their old name? Just a trademark issue? Or does ABRA or something have to approve name changes?

  • Dave L

    I appreciate all the references to The Life Aquatic on the cocktail menu.

  • Gloomingdale

    So I take it $14 burgers are just the norm now? I’m sure it’s tasty but man. Also $8.5 for a standard RP brew?

    • Season Ticket Holder

      They should call the restaurant, “Nationals Stadium North.” My first though was those are ballpark prices!


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