Communal

4.7
943 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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BE
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at trendy restaurant. Food is family style so portions are large enough for two people.

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DG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good sharing, excellent service. Large portions, almost too big!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were amazing

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JM
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent. The Oregon wine was also beautiful.
The service was ok, but the dishes followed way too quickly. We were not quite ready with the starter when the main course was served.
But in general really value for money.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great, original food, incredibly nice and welcoming staff—perfection. Will definitely come back

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JE
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was pretty good. The fryer was broken when we attended so some of the things we wanted to order were not possible. It was a very limited selection. The waitress was ok but never asked if I wanted my coffee refilled. I had to ask another server finally for a refill.

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PH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food
A gem in disguise
Highly recommended
And the employees show the love for food and service to their patrons

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the London Broil and it was tough and hard to eat. I normally love Communal and their food, so this was an unusual occurrence, but it wasn’t good.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing and blew me away! The service was great the food was great and I absolutely loved the atmosphere.
If you're looking for a adorable place to have breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner - this is the place to go for sure! I will definitely be back!

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LA
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a quaint place with family style portions for food. The food was good, no standouts, but good, quality, farm-to-table food. Service is definitely a plus- very attentive and super friendly.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !!!

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TN
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great food. Our out of town visitor enjoyed his visit

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

My second time dining while in Provo. This restaurant always delivers delicious food and great service.

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RS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food! A bit pricey but only because it is so good. The prices are worth it, we just thought we were going to a cheaper place that night. But we would definitely go back. So delicious.

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V
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

delicious food, grerat "sharing" concept. Easy location. Would definitely visit again

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RB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We celebrated my mother's 85th birthday at Communal. Overall the food was good with some of it excellent. The desert selection, however, was disappointing. They had three options, we ordered all three to share and none of us were excited about any of them.

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ZR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This was our first time trying Communal. If you’ve never been before the meals are served family style. The food was very good and tasted like a delicious home cooked meal, a very special nice home cooked meal. In other words, it tasted fresh. Things are a bit pricey, but if you want to splurge a little, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal, personable staff. Small and quaint inside. Will be back!

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Care taken in preparing every dish!

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devin took fantastic care of me. I will most definitely return again soon!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious but the 50 dollars per person plus an automatic 20 % gratuity was over the top in my opinion.

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LP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I continue to think this is the best restaurant in Utah Valley. The quality of food is always good and innovative.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was friendly and engaging. Communal tables added to a fun evening with our friends. They recommend one item for two from each of the starters, protein, and side dishes. With four, we ordered two starters, three protein and two sides. The Apple fennel salad and Funeral Potato croquette were wonderful for our starters. The chicken, steak and pasta were excellent. We enjoyed the sides of mashed potatoes and carrots. Just the right amount of food. We will be back with more friends to enjoy a meal soon.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic.
Literally the best food I’ve ever had and the best service too.
I highly recommend this place.
The atmosphere is so unique, and the whole restaurant itself feels like nothing in Utah, it transports you to somewhere incredible.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top tier food. It is pricey, but it is expertly crafted.

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MH
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always an treat to visit Communal a few times a year. And it never disappoints. The food is always outstanding and the staff are welcoming and attentive. Save room for dessert!

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GE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the dining experience at Communal as we come from Portland and enjoy the similarity in culture to our home restaurants. Virginia, the server was pleasant, smart and fast. Very much enjoyed meeting her. The food was fabulous as always. We enjoy the updates to the menu and look forward to what the chef as changed up. I marked the noise level at 2 because I wear hearing aids and any restaurant has noise issues. It's me, not you. Loved the dining experience as mush as ever!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Seated between two loud groups at the communal table. Not great. It gets loud in there. Food was good, not the best we've had there, and we were itching to get out.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has the best food in Utah Valley.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Communal does a wonderful job. We took our server's recommendations and although I might select other items on my next visit, the food and service was superb.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elise was our server, and she was kind, accommodating and incredibly thoughtful!

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BW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing locally sourced food and you could share a protein with 4 people. The fingerling potatoes were especially good. Wine per glass options were limited, but the selections were great.

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thought that just one dish per two people would be little, however we both were totally satisfied. Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. Italian rose wine I asked for was not available but California wine was a good replacement.
I highly recommend this restaurant!

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

WE love Communal, the service is excellent as well as the food.

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C
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We
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A great
Meal. I understand a new owner. Bravo!

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AS
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful to spend our anniversary at Communal! The food was great and so was the service. Thanks Eric for making it a great time. Our favorite thing was the mussels and our chai tea pot de creme dessert was delicious! Overall it was just perfect!

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a nice surprise that a top rated restaurant stands up to it’s rating. So often I don’t trust most reviewers on these sites, but can confirm this hard-to-impress diner had a wonderful experience. Fantastic flavors and interesting menu. We had a private table and felt lucky in that as there are only a handful of those available, hence the name Communal.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in the state!

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eric who waited on us was great. The wine was great and we ordered a mix of meat and non meat options and overall everything was wonderful.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year for my wife’s birthday. We love it. The menu changes with the season, is locally sourced, and we end up always trying something new. The food always has great flavor, and the family style portion is great for the two of us. The service is always friendly and attentive. The setting is great, and in a cool revived part of Provo.

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