Commonwealth - San Francisco
Best fine-dining value in the BayCan't pass up the $70 tasting menu. Even at that low price, $10 goes to their charity of the month!
This is fabulous food. I think it's terribly fair that they don't have a Michelin star. Perhaps Michelin's problem is the location in the Mission, with graffiti tags visible on the windows. The food is as good as the best one-star restaurants in town.
Loved the smoked trout. And the sweetbreads. The celery sorbet in verjus was very refreshing, and the chocolate-covered peanut-butter semifreddo was killer (as usual - it's been the dessert on the tasting menu all five times we've gone to Commonwealth.) Presentation is beautiful, flavors exquisite. The chef really likes to play with different textures and temperatures, which is fun.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe foodThe menu was interesting and had small selection so it's easy to try almost everything. The food was good but I simply was not impressed. Parts of the dishes were amazing but together the parts did not flow. Great desserts and wine list.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBlown awaySuch an inventive and amazing meal - Commonwealth continues to blow my mind. The preparations were just perfect - as a group of 4 we ordered the whole menu - including dessert! - as every single dish on it was beckoning. The wines were outstanding as well - we're so glad they were able to pair and choose for us.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFrantastic food, great tasting menuLove this place, fun and happening.
Staff was very friendly and accomidating.
We did the tasting menu, it was perfectly timed and fantastic food.
One of best meals I ever had.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely one of my favoriteDefinitely one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco that I like to hit up when I am in town. The menu is creative using modern techniques without hitting you over the head with it, all the while taking advantage of the great product that the Bay area has to offer. The wine pairings are well thought out and exciting for the wine geeks, but at the same time the knowledgeable staff are helpful for the novices as well. I recommend the tasting menu ($10 is donated to a worthy cause), as well as sitting at the chef's counter to check out the action.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA find!Couldn't do better! The food is wonderful, the price for what you get is extremely reasonable! It's a real gem!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal atWe had a wonderful meal at Commonwealth. It was the most creative and delicious food we have had in a long time.
I had the sunflower and asparagus risotto, I was surprised when it arrived - there was no rice in it - the chef had used sunflower seeds instead of rice - it was soooo delicious!!!WIll go there again, soon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is small (and soThe menu is small (and so are the portions) but every bite is fabulous. We ordered everything on the menu except for two dishes, which was a great amount to share with 3 people. Definitely a spot for a special occasion. Highly recommend.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal. InnovativeOutstanding meal. Innovative food and presentation4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've ever had. Rivals Grammercy Tavern (NYC). Tasting menu is a must. Everything was exoticly prepared and delicious.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Fantastic!We had another wonderful meal at Comnmonwealth. We took our friends from Paris who loved it. Exceptional food, warm, but not cloying service and interesting wines. Another very enjoyable evening. Everything was excellent, but the celery-verjus sorbet really stood out.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the tasting menu. VeryHad the tasting menu. Very good & beautiful. Enjoyable expireance.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA spectacular meal full ofA spectacular meal full of flavor and surprises, beautifully presented4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal - very creativeGreat meal - very creative food, although portions a bit on smaller side - would definitely come back4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is outstanding.This restaurant is outstanding. The feel and vibe are very pleasant. It's a distinctly urban feel but lovely and hip all at the same time. The server we had was knowledgable, lead us towards the menu highlights when we asked. He made excellent wine pairing suggestions and the food was fine dining quality of the very best at moderate prices. I have worked in the restaurant business for the last 25 years traveling and in and out of 6000+ restaurants in that time; Commonwealth is now in my top top 10 list globally.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner. The vibe isGreat dinner. The vibe is hip and the entire staff couldn't be more friendly. Can't wait to go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNeed to get some wines thatNeed to get some wines that are more reasonably priced on the wine menu3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss Commonwealth.I didn't know what to expect and I was taken by surprise. Jason Fox is a talent not to be missed.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. A truly delightful culinary experience.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM