Communal

4.5
871 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm: Brunch: Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 373-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Colton Soelberg: (801) 373-8000
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Catering
Communal can handle any type of off-site catering up to 250 guests. Please visit our website for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
100 North
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Parking details
Between our lot, street parking and the two free public garages just steps away, parking is simple and easy.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 871 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.2
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3.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Second visit to have dinner. The sharing concept was fun and allows more variety for your meal.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Polenta was not seasoned (at all). Otherwise was a great meal.

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Not sure what happened to Communal. I used to love it and take all of my out of town guests here. I made a reservation and was quickly seated....and then quickly forgotten. When they finally remembered we were waiting, they could barely be bothered to help us with questions about the menu. There were 6 of us in our party and 4 of us received our dishes 5 minutes before the other 2, which made our food cold - and we didn't get our drinks until we were ready to leave. Food was passable, but nothing special and just about everyone commented that all of our dishes were overly salted.

The ambiance was spoiled by the ripped and torn seats and tables that were sticky that felt like they hadn't been wiped down in months.

I was mortified that this was the place that I recommended to my out of town guests for a special luncheon. We would have been better off at a fast food place. Never again for me. Too bad. I loved Communal - it's off my list for good.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Everything was great. Portions were larger than we expected, so we ordered too much food. For 3 of us, one salad, one pasta, one entree, one starch and one vegetable (all shared family style) would have been enough. Don't go without dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food is always high quality. The price can be a little high for the product, but considering it is the only quality five dining in utah county, it's worth the price.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The service was very good. You would not know how good it is from the looks of the building with cracked window glass and no big sign. The desert selection was only a butterscotch dish not a good thing. Fortunately across the street is a chocolate shop.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great and innovative food. Really delicious! Wait staff were friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We always enjoy our meals here. It is recommended to go with more people (the portions are meant to be shared) but we don't mind left overs. The service is always good.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I really wanted to like this place but the food is incredibly lackluster, I had the special pasta, flavor was there but the pasta was incredibly under cooked even for al dente. Polenta bland and nothing special, beet salad is a good idea but use some decent cheese and how about not small dicing the beets so you have some texture or even better roast the baby beets and don’t cover up all your hard work with a mound or arugula. I know this sounds harsh but you can do better. I haven’t wrote you off completely but properly training and some attention to detail can pay off threefold. I wish you the best.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Usually love this restaurant's farm-to-table menu but had the misfortune of being served a very undercooked pork chop that definitely needed another round on the grill. As it wasn't busy; not sure what was going on.

Rest of the meal was fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was disappointed that the menu online was not the menu offered. Prices where higher than expected. Food was great and I would go there again.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service, perfectly cooked chicken and trout and amazing dessert and charcuterie platter! The mashed potatoes were a little boring and the mousse serving was huge (way more dessert than we needed), but was still amazing. We were extremely happy with the service and the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Eating at Communal was a fabulous experience. The service was outstanding and the waiter very knowledgeable of the cuisine composition. I am very supportive of restaurants that have shorter menus and specialize in specific dishes and Communal was great at that. I would recommend Communal to all.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Third time there for dinner. Fabulous and inventive food. The server knew the menu well and was very friendly. Everyone there had a genuine interest in and excitement about the food they served. Outstanding experience.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

People could not be nicer food delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This used to be one of our very favorite restaurants in Provo. When they first opened, every dish was amazing and new and different. We have not been coming i
as often recently but on our last two visits, we have been disappointed that the food is just okay and has lost its magic. The price has gone up tremendously as well.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I was extremely disappointed by this visit. We went for a celebration and thank goodness the company was good, because it made up for the one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. I had high hopes that this restaurant would have creative cuisine of interest to foodies. While the food was fine in flavor it was nothing special. The real problem was that the dishes served were NOT what was listed on the menu. Really? I’ve never experienced something like that before. It’s like they thought they could trick their diners because most people wouldn’t know the difference.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We made a reservation for a private table. For whatever reason they put us at the communal table. When we sat down, my plate was dirty and our glasses had been already filled with water... It was sketchy.

Our waiter was the just the worst. He got us drinks and took our orders. He then decided to stand at the bar and just chat with the chef. Never asking if we wanted another drink. The only reason I've given them a fair rating on service is the manager came to check on us and refilled our water.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is very tasty . Interesting menu. Portions are to be shared. Yes . Licensed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service. Constant attention but not annoying.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Used to be great. Not anymore. New chef. Very overpriced and over flavored food. Even a simple vegetable dishe like broccolini was drowning in oil, and why ruin a squash dish (which was barely cooked so very hard- not at all roasted like menu said) with a béchamel sauce? We ordered the chicken and asked if we could substitute with different vegetables - and were charged $4.00 extra....which made the chicken entree $40.00 Only Zuni Cafe in San Francisco can get away with a $40 chicken (and it’s worth every penny).

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Exploring Provo (from New Orleans) since we will be moving here in May. Found this amazing restaurant with excellent staff that were knowledgeable of their food and wines/beers. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Coming from a foodie city, we were so impressed and excited to be able to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Brunch was great. They gave us our own room and it was nice and quieter than the big room. The eggs Benedict was fantastic. We had a nice time.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I’ve been here countless times, always loved my experiences. The other night was not a good one. Which was frustrating, I brought my boyfriend for his 1st time and raved about it to him beforehand.
The Brussels sprouts were burnt, our waiter did offer to replace them and took them off our bill, thank you.
Our starch was brought out a little bit after. Which we ate. We waited over 15 minutes for our protein. So then the potatoes were cold. It was bad service. The sirloin steak was so chewy.
Over all pretty disappointing, especially when paying so much. Seemed like prices have increased lately.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great fresh food but a little pricey

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

So unique and good! This place forces us to step out of our comfort zone and try something new. We have never been disappointed

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time. The food was very healthy, fresh and delicious. The service was excellent and there was literally no wait time. The salad was served almost immediately after we ordered. By the time we finished, our vegetables and bass were served. We ordered the chocolate mousse upon finishing our meal and it was served within minutes. We loved our experience and will be back for more.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The smell of the fried food cooking from the kitchen was overwhelming. It was unbearable. It made the whole dining experience really unpleasant. The smell of oily food and food being fried, is awful.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

No longer Gluten Friendly. In the past, we've had decent luck with most things on the menu being gluten-free friendly. This time, for Brunch, unless you like eggs, there was almost nothing you could have that was truly gluten-free. Very disappointing! We may give Dinner one more try before abandoning this joint.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great quality food! Girls luncheon, they all loved the food and will return.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We have always really enjoyed coming here. The ambiance is great. We did make a reservation but they weren't able to seat us for about 30 min after our reservation. And the most of the food we ordered was wonderful as expected. The steak was a little tough and was cold. Otherwise we had a nice evening.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It isn't as good as it use to be. I don't know if there is a new chef or not but I wouldn't recommend it anymore. It was "the best" before but now....

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We decided to try Communal's Saturday Brunch and were not disappointed. I ordered the chorizo with fried eggs. The chorizo was not the least bit oily and the egg were done as I like them. The sundried tomatoes enhanced the flavor and the aioli added the finishing touch. I would highly recommend this dish. Reservations are strongly advised even at lunchtime.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good quality food served without fanfare, good beer and wine list and good service, we will be returning for more dinners.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing little gem in Provo! Everything about Communal is fabulous - the food is to die for! I will definitely be going back as often as possible. Make sure to make a reservation before going.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great menu and fun atmosphere. A little pricey but if you order smart you don’t have to break the bank. Just save room for dessert! ... or two.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Luck finding Communal on our first night in Provo. !

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great experience. Fun concept. Ambiance was fantastic. While I love bold and distinct flavors, it was a little over the top. It almost seems like they’re trying a little too hard.

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We had a party of 10. Our food was delicious. We had a variety of things on the menu and it was all great.

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