What a great find! We decided to try The Commons on the 4th of July. They prepared an amazing buffet of foods--the short ribs were the best I've ever tried. The restaurant is decorated in a clean modern style and there are many large tables to accommodate large groups. Although we did not sit at the bar area, it looked like it would be a fun place to hang out during Happy Hour.
It's next to the University of Maryland campus, it's a great place to visit or lunch, dinner or just to gather for drinks!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to have in the 'hood
We went to The Common during Restaurant Week - enjoyed caesar salad, salmon with greens (tasty but a bit stalky) and shared warm yummy cobbler with ice cream. Service was very slow though waitress was terrific -- I think the kitchen is just slow. The space is quite beautiful -- we sat in leather chairs that were comfortable with pillow. Some of the seating has folks sitting against the wall - less comfortable. Bar was a bit noisy, but felt lively and did not hinder our conversation. Much better than what I'd expect from a hotel restaurant -- we'll go back, I'm sure.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place in College Park!
Had dinner to give The Common a try. Enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. The crab soup was tasty, with plenty of crab meat; and the mushroom flatbread delicious! Enjoyed a soda with dinner, but noticed a nice selection of local and seasonal draft beers at the bar. Also saw information on their Ultimate Tailgate before UM home football games on the chalk boards at the bar; sounds like a great time. Check it out!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food just prior to attending a performance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, recently. Looking forward to returning... Fish and Chips were a great deal and very filling!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked this venue for a surprise birthday breakfast. The venue is lovely and the staff really helped us pull off the surprise. The good was really good.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM