Common Lot

4.6
585 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
A place for family and friends to gather and share great food and conversation. The restaurant is elegant but unpretentious, creating a minimalist but convivial environment. Seating options are the main dining room, with its view to the buzz of the open kitchen; the upstairs Chef's Library, featuring Ehren’s extensive collection of cookbooks; or the four-seat “Kitchen Pass” with its intimate perspective on meal preparation (note Kitchen pass reservations are only by phone or email, and 48 hours notice is required for specific dietary requirements) The food is contemporary and reflects Ehren and Nadine's international experience, training and dedication to the craft of cooking: seasonal flavors, locally foraged produce and fresh ingredients made with exceptional care and resulting in cosmopolitan dishes.
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SJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We've eaten here at least 7 times. Food has never been consistent and this last time, the waiter didn't know at all the ingredients in the fish dish. Not only was it missing some ingredients, he didn't understand what we were saying. He misunderstood which plates we ordered as appetizers, one coming out 15-20 minutes AFTER the other appetizer. We wanted to give this place one more shot. FAIL.

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E
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to Millburn for Past 8 years for playhouse performances and this is by far my favorite place to eat. Been to almost every restaurant in town but keep coming back here.

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NS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal food from start to finish, great portions, warm atmosphere!

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MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been there for dinner and enjoyed it. This was the first time for lunch. The food was prepared well, but the proportions were very small. We ordered family style for the table, but we all laughed that we were starving within two hours of the meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, quality, innovation and variety. It does take 20 to 30 minutes for the entrees to arrive, plan accordingly. There were three of us, we ordered 4 smalls and each had an entree. We could have gone with just three smalls but they are all so intriguing and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just remember to bring your own wine!!

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DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Prefer dining downstairs. Next time will book seats at chef bar.

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LF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked up to the restaurant we felt welcomed. The door was opened for us by the front of house. We had a cozy table facing the whole dining room and kitchen. The wait staff was so friendly and caring and bus boys were so thoughtful. The food was all delicious and every dish had some exuberant flavors. I can't wait to come back!

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CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shared main plates are always outstanding. We usually get the lamb shoulder, but we tried the market fish this time - it was red snapper. It was a huge price of fish served in the most incredible peanut and coconut curry sauce. Don’t let the curry turn you off- it was simply amazing. We cannot wait to return again!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing meal. Host from the begging was warm and friendly and service got better from there. Food was amazing - had most of the small plates and all were special. Rib eye and Crispy Wild Boar for mains were shared between 4. Will definitely be back.

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SE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautifully presented food. Everything was delicious. We will be back!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place around! The food is exquisite! I highly recommend going.

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again the overall experience and food were above and beyond. Fabulous food that is truly a work of art as well. Would recommend and can’t wait to go back!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is creative, smart, and delicious. Could not ask for more. GO and ENJOY

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfection.

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MW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were greeted by 2 very welcoming gentlemen, and was led to the upstairs dining area. It was our first time here, and the main level seemed a lot more lively and bright, if I had known there was a choice, I would have requested to be seated on the main level. The upstairs lacked decor and didn’t feel like the same restaurant. Our waiter was ok- not rude, but not friendly, and towards the end, he was in a hurry to take the dessert dishes away from us, my husband felt uncomfortable staying longer to try to finish his coffee (there was still half a pot left but the waiter took it away without asking if he was done). The food (esp the apps) was great, except the boar was on the salty side. We brought our friend here for his birthday, and wished it turned out a little bit better overall.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They space was quite cute/quaint, very well located and given they had no liquor license...they had a unique deal with local wine shop to deliver wine to table! Agreat find and I'm bummed we don't live closer;)

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing creative food in an unexpected location, complete with free parking. What’s not to like?

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere

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t
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It was all very...meh. Not bad, but nothing about it was compelling. None of the food stood out as outstanding. The service was good, but for the price I was underwhelmed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lowered heat at end of night. We were cold. When asked we were told. “we are closing “. I have had to leave restaurants when closing before and don’t have a problem with that. However, walk over to the table and tell us politely that you are getting ready to close and could you finish up. Don’t just shut off the heat and then be obnoxious about it. Rude!!

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T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a BYOB gem. From the moment we were escorted to the table the friendly attentive but non pressuring wait staff seemed to know just when to approach. A leisurely meal which was well crafted and presented. All the dishes we tried, a good sampling of the menu, were delicious and had some unique qualities . The menu is a little limited however broad enough to appeal to most everyone. Don't miss this one with friends or a special someone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, our dinner at Common Lot was awesome! The server was excellent and the food among the best around. Portions were large, prices were reasonable, and the overall vibe of the restaurant was so cool. I loved the lighting and decor. Such a great restaurant!

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time dining here. The pork belly appetizer and brussel sprouts were scrumptious. The snapper with curry sauce was outstanding. Definitely a must-have. The swiss roll dessert was simply divine! Had a great table upstairs and our servers were awesome. Will come back again.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Average to poor. The food is mediocre, tue service is mediocre as well.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! From start to finish our group of 4 enjoyed everything about this restaurant. A MUST try.

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PP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Amazing flavors!

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always whenever my boyfriend and I come here you guys blow us away! The service, the food and the communication from the staff is just unbelievable!!! This is a place I definitely recommend for first timers but you’ll end up wanting to keep it a secret from your friends lol. The pork belly shareables was delicious as per usual. I tried the duck parfait with sour dough and it was AMAZING! I want to make a reservation and go back just for it. Please don’t take it off of your shareables menu, it’s so good, so so good! We’ll be seeing you soon!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They could use a little more vegetable/salad dishes.

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S
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, seamless service, and a low noise level (I must admit that we sat upstairs), make this a perfect choice for any occasion.

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KJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was not only delicious, but also beautifully presented. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. We also loved the small touches like the aprons of the staff and the fantastic painting in the dining room.

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in Millburn. Nothing else is in its league.

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious!

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MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I love the idea of this restaurant. The food is always so fresh and nicely prepared but it lacks flavor. Everything needed more seasoning. Salt, pepper and acid. Otherwise, it’s a great place.

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CP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The host was amazing and a wonderful introduction to the restaurant. Our waiter was just ok. I expect more from a restaurant like this...not bad, just ok. Food was very good.

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WL
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Second visit, not its best night. Wednesday, half full, special request ignored. No extra salt. Pretty simple, yet dish came sprinkled with sea salt. Apparently it's on a lot of dishes. Why the heavy reliance on it? Bone marrow was apparently delicious. Salty, but my date didn't mind. Brussels sprouts were nicely crisp but oily. Waiter was unpolished and hard to find. Won't return soon but might try again.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extremely eclectic menu. Very good but expensive

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but not as flavorfull or well done as I would expect for a restaurant this picey promoting itself as extremely fine food. Good, but not anything special- would not go back.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend’s 60+ birthday and we were eating before taking in the show at the Papermill.

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LF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant is not for everyone as it is out of the ordinary! No boring food here. Loved it and will be back soon! The pork berry is amazing and the beef tartar is one of the best I’ve experienced and the Brussel sprouts are the bomb! Thank-you for getting better and better. I do wish they would add the strip steak back to the menu!!

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