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District Commons Restaurant Review: DC chef-restaurateur Jeff Tunks is behind this fetching concept, an American brasserie that straddles the ground between upscale dining and hamburger spot, with the cousin restaurant Burger, Tap & Shake adjoined by a passageway between the two eateries and a shared kitchen. But for patrons looking for affordable all-American meals that are several rungs above the typical hamburger menu, District Commons is the destination. With Tunks’ guarantee that all elements of the menu are American-sourced and seasonal, patrons can expect to find many of the same dishes at lunch and dinner. These include a hearth-baked lamb sausage flatbread, fresh oysters and chilled lobster, entrée salads and hefty sandwiches and entrées, in addition to The Pig Board holding prime ham slices, biscuits, and Vermont butter. Opt for the “burger” and find a pile of barbecue braised boneless short ribs filling the bun. Classic American desserts include Boston cream pie edged by a salted caramel drizzle.