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About 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.

102 N. University Avenue
Provo, UT 84606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm: Brunch: Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
100 North

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 373-8000

Website:
http://www.communalrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Communal can handle any type of off-site catering up to 250 guests. Please visit our website for more information.

Parking Details:
Between our lot, street parking and the two free public garages just steps away, parking is simple and easy.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Communal Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Healthy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Organic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Went in not knowing what to expect and expectations were exceeded. The space had great energy, and the service was exceptional. Would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

When there for my wife'd birthday, just picked it off the internet. Thought it was going to be pricey but helping size was ample to share. A very nice experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Best choice for high value delicious fresh cuisine. We enjoy the knowledgeable staff send the creative chefs. It’s fun to introduce others to Communal and get rave reviews of their experiences. The wine choices are excellent with the food! We will return again and again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We ordered the cheese plate, all of the veggies on the menu, and all of the potatoes, and they were all SO DELICIOUS! Who knew a vegetarian meal could taste so good?!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Since Communal has opened the food and service has declined. At the beginning, the original Chef was amazing! Unfortunately, since then we have seen major inconsistencies with the service/food and recently had a horrible experience. It was my fiances birthday, and i surprised him by inviting friends and family to dinner. It was such an embarrassing experience though because everyone was more than disappointed.

First, we waited over an hour and a half to eat. The server brought out starters and then didn't check in with us until our food was served. When we finally got our food it was COLD. Which was a disappointment because at this point we were super hungry and because of the agonizing wait we were not excited about the idea of having to send food back. We initially told the server when some of the sides were cold (since they were the first to get to our table) and when he brought back a plate that was still cold after we had complained we gave up.

The worst part was paying. I told the server who was together and who was separate, but unbeknownst to me all he did was split up the TOTAL of the full bill ($480) and split it up between the 7 of us. I would have complained at the time, but didn't realize this fact until after we left. This was really upsetting because some of my fiances friends specifically only ordered one entree since they were concerned with cost and so they ended up having to pay more than what they ordered.

Last, when i called to communicate my frustrations the "lead server" talked over me the whole time while i was venting my frustrations. He said i should have said something, and basically insinuated it was my fault. I asked him to take my info down to give to a manager, and still haven't got a call. I have recommended this place for work meetings, friends, family, and i will now have to tell everyone it is not the same and to stop going there. It seems like they cant accommodate group's, and overcharge for barely decent food.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

In years past I have frequented communal, dining there monthly if not more. My most recent trip back was extremely disappointing. The food lacked flavor and Innovation, and something very simple like cooking a steak could not even be accomplished by the current chef. I had to send mine back twice and even then it was still not cooked correctly. Sadly I will never be returning to communal, they command a price that should put them well above where they are with our current flavors and innovation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a good meal at Communal. Fresh, seasonal, delicious dishes. Great wines. Wonderful, friendly service. Always a good time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It was awesome! Great for business meals. You must try the blue cheese french fries. They are outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and presentation is on par with any major restaurant in San Francisco or LA. Great farm fresh produce, locally sourced ingredients and a cool communal vibe.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Waiter was friendly. Between the four of us we shared three protein entrees and two sides, and that was probably one entree too many. Amazing food! Get the fowl and the pork

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love this every time we go out for a special night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The menu on the opentable booking website's page was very different from the actual menu offered at the restaurant. This should be double checked between OpenTable and the venue.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Noteworthy potato and leek soup, flavorful meat, fresh salmon, all dishes well seasoned and brimming with taste.
Skip desserts, did not match the quality of the rest of the menu, rather bland.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dinner was fabulous. Portions were large enough to share and a good value. Food was interesting and tasty. We chose halibut and two veg sides to share. Beverage selection was good, especially for the locale. I returned two days later for lunch; that meal was disappointing. Menu was limited. There were lots of salad options but I do not care for salads. I chose a fried chicken sandwich that was woefully underseasoned. Value for lunch is not great, even had the food been good.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall great service and a delicious menu! We enjoyed the fresh salad, halibut and green beans. It was perfect for 2 adults to share!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went for my birthday. The food was amazing. The service was great. A bit pricey.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I love Communal! High recommendations from this foodie. I will patiently wait for them to bring back the butterscotch pudding, the only dessert I actually crave.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I wasn't too crazy about the African chicken (I can't remember the exact name) but everything else was great!!! I always love going to Communal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food but don't over order. The portions are meant to be shared. One entree and one side is more than enough. Wish they served wine but that's Provo. The service was great but I wished I had known how big the portions were. We wasted too much food.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Went for my brother's birthday lunch. It was our first time and definitely not our last. Amazing food, amazing service. Would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I thought the restaurant would be first-rate regarding the food and service. I was disappointed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Phenomenal. One of the best dining experiences. Great food

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Nothing really stood out to me personally as exceptional. The communal potatoes were kind of boring as well as the steak. We had people that went with us and it was not their first time. They said this specific meal wasn't great and they have had way better in the past. To me it all looked nice but I wasn't that impressed with my two favorite items (steak and potatoes).

Tags: Organic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Meat was completely undercooked (wild boar) and we didn't eat more than a bite or two. Then we paid $40 for it. Very disappointing.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 25, 2017

LOVED the food. The service was great, too.
One little hitch - we were there for a business meal. Upon our arrival, the hostess was going to seat us at the long table, which patrons share with one another. Because we wanted to talk business and because of the sensitive nature of that business, that wasn't going to work for us. We asked to be moved. It took about 10 minutes, but they kindly relocated us.
I understand (and even like) the idea of the communal table. But it doesn't work for everyone.
The food, however, DOES. It's amazing. Just creative enough, and just "normal" enough that everyone will be pleased. EAT HERE!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were visiting Provo and we are so happy to have found communal. It was delicious and he service was stellar. We loved the family style dining and trying all of the dishes that came our. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing service and even more amazing food. This will be a repeat place!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We've been to Communal 4 times. The food is great and it is a fun atmosphere! They have a lot of fresh seasonal foods that are grown locally. Make sure to try the butterscotch pudding for dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Some items we ordered were great some were underwhelming. The sockeye was especially bland and dry.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always amazing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great Service and great food!! Awesome ambiance. We loved our experience there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

There were four of us in our party. My teenagers and husband really enjoyed their hamburgers and fries. I enjoyed my fries as well. However, I did not like my lamb burger. Lamb is my favorite meat. I eat it quite often. I would not recommend the lamb burger. However, I would go there again and try a different dish.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Delicious food. Good experience. The experience was new and unique.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Communal has been a favorite of ours in the past but we were disappointed with our most recent visit. The overall quality of the food was not to their usual standards. It may have just been a bad night. The wild boar chops were overcooked and tough and chewy. The charcuterie plate was very limited and not what we had expected for the $20 price tag. To top it off, there was an incident with a smoked salmon entrée served to the couple next to us that I won't go into details about but suffice it to say that my wife was horrified and will not be back. Communal has been one of our favorites in the past but it appears that they may be having some quality issues in the kitchen. The service however was excellent as is the ambience.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

The water and refills were warm. They didn't bother with ice. Very pricey. The food was almost worth it, but the drawbacks made you question their pricing. The noise level is high and the windows are cracked. Ambiance is not there for the price.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our most recent visit to Communal. We ordered duck, green beans, mashed potatoes and Spanish mackerel. Everything was cooked properly and plated well. The wait staff was attentive but not overwhelming which I appreciated.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Excellent spot for lunch or dinner in Provo
We had a larger group, 7 people, and while the place was not crowded, it was a little tough to hear each other.

Food is thoughtful and very tasty. Little something for everyone - Vegan - gluten free - etc.
Preparation of the food was excellent. I had salmon and it was not overcooked, green beans were perfect (not common as they are usually either over or under done. Flavors made me happy.
They could have been a little better at serving all together, but overall the service level was superior, not intrusive but definitely attentive.

I hope they change up the menu frequently as it is limited and while I am not in town so often, it could get boring fast.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always great. Alicia (sp?) is the best. Love the new summer menu!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Our experience was short due to business constraints, but the food and atmosphere was great! The layout of the restaurant was very well organized, and the food was amazing!

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy
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