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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.
Provo, UT 84606
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm: Brunch: Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Communal can handle any type of off-site catering up to 250 guests. Please visit our website for more information.
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
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
My boyfriend and I come to communal a lot, it is probably our favorite special occasion dinner spot! Its easy to make a reservation, service is great, food is AMAZING, and its easy to get to (right by Center Street in Provo). Came here for my birthday this weekend and was not disappointed. Plus, they have a new menu every season, and their new items have been just as good as the old.
We had a reservation for 7, but they had not reserved a table for us, so we had to wait for 30 minutes. When we finally got seated, they were nice to Comp 1 of our small plates due to the wait. I like that. The scallops were good, but the lardon on the charcuterie was a little much. Slices of white, cold fat? Maybe I’m not cool enough for that. It could be me.
But the flank steak, which we ordered medium, was blue and cool - very rare - while it was actually charred abbot on the outside. How does that happen? The steak is sliced before it’s served. YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS NOT MEDIUM! So we sent it back to cook some more. A few minutes later, it’s back at the table, still bloody and rare. We gave up on medium. Also neither the steak nor the polenta had any salt. None. We had to ask for salt to try to eat the food.
This was our third bad experience at Communal in the past few months. What used to be one of our favorite places has become consistently disappointing. The proteins are not cooked correctly, the seasoning is missed and the servers, while very eager to please, have never, not once, brought us spoons with our coffee. We get the cream and sugar (I guess we’re supposed to tip the bowl to add sugar?) but no spoon. In four years of going there, not one server has provided a spoon with coffee service.
Not sure when we’ll be back. Or if.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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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