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102 N. University Avenue
Provo, UT 84606
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm: Brunch: Saturday 9:00-2:00
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Communal can handle any type of off-site catering up to 250 guests. Please visit our website for more information.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room with its window looking into the kitchen gives you the space you want without feeling left out. Close the shutters and draw the curtains and you have your own private space. Equipped with A/V equipment it serves business needs but also special occasions or times when you just have a larger group.
Private Party Contact:
Colton Soelberg (801) 373-8000
Between our lot, street parking and the two free public garages just steps away, parking is simple and easy.
A word from Communal
Nestled in Historic Downtown Provo we have built the perfect home for Communal. Design by Benfell & Furr yielded a space that is both comfortable and modern. Clean lines and smart design set the stage for what could be the best meal you have ever had. Our private dining room is equipped with A/V
equipment and is the perfect place for meetings or larger gatherings (up to 12). Communal easily handles large reservations of up to 20 and is ideal for special events seating as many as 40. The bar looks into the open kitchen and the seats there get you as close to the action as possible. Reservations are accepted and recommended. The menu, a la carte, gives you the opportunity to feel all the love that our local farmers & producers have for their products.
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Being out first time there (party
of seven) our server told us to order four choices from each of the four categories. She told us it would be more than enough for all of us. The portion size left everything to be desired. "sharable" portions, unlike we were told by the server, would not have been enough for one. The pork was overcooked and tough. The tritip was cooked right, but seriously, was not enough for one person,let alone the seven we had. The bright spot in the meal was the root veggies - they were amazing. I would not recommend this to anyone - especially for the price."
Dined on 3/8/2014
My husband and I love to eat out
at "goodie" type places. Especially tapas places. This one was okay, but we left hungry. I felt like the cauliflower was really a serving for one and the meat was a serving for 1.5. I'm not saying that the food portions should be huge, but after seeing the bowl of mashed potatoes we could have gotten, we felt a little gipped. I also think it lost some of it's appeal by taking the plated food and putting a tiny portion on our very large plates. Makes it lose it's sex appeal."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Everything was delicious. The
short ribs were extremely tender, the trout great and the side vegetables were exceptional"
Dined on 3/5/2014
We arrived a couple minutes before
our reserved time and were sat quickly however that was the only thing that happened fast. The hostess was preoccupied apparently with other things. She dropped our menus and walked away without another word. We sat for about 20 minutes before our server got to our table. She told us that she was just informed of us being there. After we ordered it was not too long before we started getting food. The food was decent but didn't leave us with a wanting to return for a particular item. The portions size in relation to quality and price seemed off. I left the restaurant wanting more."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Always yummy and friendly. I love
that i can always count on the food being high quality and interesting, even if I am not always sure what will be offered. Love the local food ideology too! Wish more restaurants took up this approach. It feels intimate and socially responsible without being too personal, in your face or preachy. I highly recommend Communal."
Dined on 2/11/2014
We located the restaurant online
and selected it because of the overall concept...love the idea of supporting local farms and their produce. Was prepared for what we might experience based on the reviews. Still, what a pleasant surprise it was as we ate each selection...we started with the lemony salad...so fresh tasting...absolutely loved it...next we tried the pork belly...it was great, too...the glaze was especially good. Next we had the pumpkin risotto...the thing that really made this dish was that it was garnished with pomegranate which provided a nice burst of flavor with each delicious bite. We also had the crispy polenta which was also excellent. For dessert we had the homemade butterscotch pudding and were not disappointed."
Dined on 1/31/2014
I had to keep reminding myself I
was in Provo! Communal can hold its own with some of the best meals I've had at wineries in the Napa Valley area, downtown SF, or LA. If you want really top quality local ingredients, prepared very well, and great (but not over the top) presentation, this is the place. Provo is lucky to have Communal. My wife, who is extremely particular about food, was happy with everything we ordered - don't recall that happening in Utah before now!"
Dined on 1/30/2014
If you are looking for a taste of
the finer things, this is the place to be in Provo. For the full experience of what Communal has to offer, expect to spend between 50-75 dollars on a meal for two. The price point, however, is well worth the experience- knowledgeable and helpful wait staff and food that is conceptually balanced between fine dining and a good home-cooked meal. The food is thoughtfully prepared and masterfully executed. Truly, this is the type of dining experience the Provo area has needed for a while. Simply put, if you have a Mic occasion you want to splurge for, you owe it to yourself to visit Communal."
Dined on 1/25/2014
It is one of my all time
favorites! Every thing is so fresh and delicious, and the service is always terrific!"
Dined on 1/24/2014
Communal was a great place
referred to me by a friend. It was a fun place with good food. A little pricey and the portion sizes were smaller than expected/heard about. Overall the family style idea was good and fun. Not maybe the best for a first date only because you are in close proximity with a lot of other people. Lastly making a reservation is easy and quick through the online reservation service, making dinner in Provo on a Saturday night less of a nightmare."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Communal is always great - great
food, great service and a great restaurant. We've been many times and we'll keep going back."
Dined on 1/17/2014
I found the side dishes to be a
bit sweet ...cauliflower and carrot dish.......all other dishes were tasty!! esp. the beet salad and salmon"
Dined on 1/14/2014
We have wanted to try Communal for
a long time and finally made it in this past weekend. Some things to know before you go; first, you may be seated on the long table rubbing elbows with strangers. Second, the food is served family style, so everyone (in your group) shares the different dishes. We are very particular about our food, and this couldn't have been any better! Everything was cooked to perfection, the recipes were delicious, and we loved everything. We also loved that they tell you where the food comes from and have the names of the farms/creamery/chocolate supplier right there on the menu. Everything is local and fresh and delicious! We will definitely be going back."
Dined on 1/4/2014
I like my soup hot. Clam chowder
was tasty but cooled off fast. Good idea to choose a different way to serve it so the soup stays hot."
Dined on 1/4/2014
The service and food have been
wonderful every single time we have come in. Definitely a favorite!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
I had heard good things so I chose
this restaurant for my birthday celebration. The halibut, twice baked potato and the sausage were dry. We were expecting an extraordinary experience but found it only ordinary. We eat out a lot so we feel confident in our ability to compare restaurants."
Dined on 12/28/2013
I love Communal! A great
experience every time - excellent food and service!"
Dined on 12/4/2013
I had been to Pizzeria 712 two
years ago and Communal was recommended to a friend of mine. We had a delicious dinner, farm-to-table exquisiteness. My friend is mildly allergic to nuts and doesn't eat pork or beef. This didn't feel limiting at all. They had a broad selection of foods and were able to hold the nuts and bacon on a few of our dishes. The communal plates were fun. I always want to try everyones food anyway. The service was friendly, welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend Communal for anyone in or travelling through Utah Valley."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Every time we come the food is
amazing, the service is great and everyone has a fab time"
Dined on 12/11/2013
As always food was great. Service
too casual (especially bar/drink service)."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Amazing combinations of flavors.
The 'family style' sharing accentuates the flavor of the food since you get a smaller portion than at a normal restaurant. You savor each bite and dont become numb to the flavors. I've had almost all of their meat selections and each dish has been the best presentation of that specific type of meat. The salmon is flaky and moist, the beef is falling apart with a spoon (yes, they serve it with a spoon), the chicken is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The appetizers are perfectly sized to not overpower your stomach and are amazing flavors. Every side dish we had was eye rolling worth. I will go back, over and over."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Great food. Awesome ambiance. We
always leave feeling satisfied but not overstuffed. The food is not traditional which is what makes it so good and fun. Seating is rather close in the front area but we had a party of 10 in a room to ourselves and it was perfect. Plenty of space and private. We love this place."
Dined on 11/27/2013
Dined here with the family for
dinner. Enjoyed putting our meal together as a family and then sharing it. Everything was delicious."
Dined on 11/27/2013
We had a group of 12 people, we
made a reservation for 11, they very graciously added our extra person. This was a business luncheon, service was fast, collection of the bill was also very quick."
Dined on 11/22/2013
We had a big group, so we ordered
lots of different dishes, and every single thing was amazing! The cinnamon and spices on the pears in the salad was just amazing. Chicken was also outstanding, as well as the Farro Salad and Cauliflower Side Dish. We had 2 vegetarians and there was plenty to choose from, although their menu has quite a bit of meat, especially pork. Almost all sourced seriously locally. The only thing I didn't love was the doughnut dessert - it just tasted like sugar. And I wish they had mixed drinks. Bring your own wine - theirs is spendy. Loved the big "communal" tables. Loud in there - be prepared for a lively evening."
Dined on 11/19/2013
My extended family and I booked
reservations through Open Table and found ourselves seated at Communal's long *communal* table. The couples on either side of our party of six looked like they were old hats at the communal dining experience, but still glowered at us as we sat down. I think it was because none of us are hipsters--we just like good food (yes, the two are not mutually exclusive). The menu was printed on thick kraft paper and both my parents got really faintly printed versions and ended up squinting; my grandmother gave up entirely. The wait staff was very friendly, but it took about 45 minutes for us to get our meals. When we did get them, the food was absolutely delicious. It almost made the rest worth it."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Best food in the neighbourhood by
far, everything is sublime including the desserts, and I always get great service here!"
Dined on 11/7/2013
This was my 5th or 6th time at
Communal and my second dinner here, and I was a little disappointed. The last dinner we had was fabulous (the chicken was so, so good!) but this dinner was only so-so. It was definitely good, but it wasn't the call-up-your-family-and-everyone-you-know-to-come-eat-here-ASAP that the chicken was last time! Frankly, the dinner was worth (taste-wise) half what we paid for it."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Our 2 salads and 1 sandwich took
30 minutes to deliver.The chicken was burnt not blackened and totally dried out. I ordered a grapefruit mash expecting a cooled drink with an added twist and got a room temp glass of grapefruit juice, it was very disappointing. Our menu was so washed out that we all had to look at the same menu. The music is so loud that it is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. I had heard good things about the Communal, but left very disappointed."
Dined on 11/2/2013
I absolutely love communal and
have for a while now so when it came time to pick where I would want to have my birthday, hands down it would be communal. The food is amazing. I was obsessed with the mac and cheese too. YUM!"
Dined on 10/24/2013
Communal's menu was simple in its
offering yet incredibly complex in taste and presentation. It was a dining experience I would highly recommend. The service was excellent and the atmosphere charming. Our party of 4 sampled many of the offerings and found each to be unique and enjoyable. The infusion of flavors were spectacular, even in something as simple as a tomato and avocado sandwich. Fresh and flavorful. It is a bit pricey but worth it."
Dined on 10/17/2013
First visit, we loved everything
we tried. The food is fresh and healthy. A little expensive, so we will save our visits for special occasions."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The beef brisket sandwich with
chimichurri was one of my favorite items ever served at Communal and easily the best sandwich I've ever eaten in my life."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Communal has the best food in Utah
Valley hands down! Their menu is always amazing and I just love the overall feel of the restaurant."
Dined on 10/17/2013
This place has a creative menu
from fresh ingredients, and the service was superb. Our party of four ordered three entrees to share -- salmon, scallops, and steak. The waiter brought the salmon, scallops, and short ribs. We didn't even notice the substitution; we were focusing more on conversation. The short ribs were delicious anyway. But halfway through the meal, the waiter showed up with an order of steak, explaining that he'd made a mistake. We said, "Don't bother -- the short ribs were fine," but he insisted we try the steak. An unsolicited free entree to make up for an unnoticed mistake? That's great service. This might be my favorite restaurant in Provo."
Dined on 10/18/2013
My husband and I had dinner here
for his birthday. We've been wanting to try it for awhile and were not disappointed. The food was amazing, and our server was very attentive and kind. We will definitely be returning."
Dined on 10/16/2013
Our foodie family of five loved
this restaurant. We felt like we were sitting in Martha Stewart's kitchen. The food was fresh with interesting combinations. Our waiter was very attentive and made great recommendations. We can't wait to go there again!"
Dined on 10/16/2013
We were in Provo because of a
family emergency. We went to Open Table to find recommendation. Once again we were able to find a great place to enjoy a wonderful dinner. This is an excellent Farm-to-Table concept with a family style twist. The portions are large enough to share among two to four people. The service was excellent and the food fresh and tasty."
Dined on 10/10/2013
Knowing we would be visiting Provo
from Atlanta a friend recommended Communal for dinner. It was an excellent dining experience. Our party of 4 selected 2 salads/starters, 2 meats and 3 vegetables to share. It was just the right amount and we all agreed it was too difficult to pick what our favorite dish was. The food is mostly locally grown and is prepared to perfection. There was so much flavor in everything we ordered. Do save room to share a desert - the bread pudding was excellent. . The service was excellent with a very attentive service staff. We will defintely visit again when we are in the Provo area. It is a small environment so defnitely make reservations."
Dined on 10/11/2013
When in "Happy Valley", my wife
and I will always try to make a trip to Communal. The food is EXCELLENT and service is always reliably good. Currently, Communal is much better than a rival restaurant in town, Chef's Table. Enjoy Communal!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
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