Communal

4.5
997 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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, shareable portions served 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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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Foodie2shoes
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think it’s definitely better than any sit down restaurants in the area. Food was good. The beet salad should be called arugula instead because of the ratio of the two was confusing.Cute place. My husband mentioned the bathroom was grungy and needs to be cleaned. Love the ambiance.

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Jbhm
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have Devin as a waiter, it will make the experience so much more enjoyable. The food was absolutely tasteful and at the highest quality cooked with care and attention.

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LeiKiGa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would recommend at least once. Love the farm to table feel of the place. Food was delicious though a bit on the pricier end.

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TokyoGirl
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it!!!! Best meal in Provo!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and ambiance most of all. For the majority of the night our date experience was quiet, until a large group came in that significantly raised the noise level. Thankfully by then my date and I had finished our dinner so that we could escape the noise. The service was excellent and welcoming.

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vipDebN
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a last minute choice that did not disappoint. Highly recommend for a nice evening with that special someone!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our over cooked steak was remade but came back so long after the sides were served that we ate the steak by itself 25
Minutes later.

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KarlieAnnS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I loved this experience! Food was creative and unique, from local farmers and ranchers, and it was cooked to perfection.

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Jaredn
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Communal has been on a long road of up, up, ups. The latest up is as good or better than it ever has been. Chef Adam has done a great, creative job with the menu and the portion sizes for the price are amazing IMO. The FOH manager, Devin, is also doing a great job of maintaining that friendly vibe that communal was built on. Good job folks, proud and lucky to be your neighbor!

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JennaS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Every single food item tasted fresh and delicious. My grandparents who were visiting let us decide where to eat. So we chose Communal because they told us to pick a place we have never been or that is pricy. We chose both options😉 They said that they have never had food like this before, and neither have my husband and I. Truly a culinary experience that I am blessed to have been apart of. All the dishes were exquisite and beautiful.

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vipRudy
Salt Lake City
120 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Communal is my “go to” place in Provo for entertaining and simply delicious food. Service is always impeccable, food is consistently creative and well thought.

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MollyS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is phenomenal! I’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and service was super good. Love the place.

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AlexandraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. We had the chicken, snap peas, asparagus, mashed potatoes and 2 desserts. And nothing was disappointing. I was born and raised in France and I strongly recommend this place. I have never written a food review before. Had to be great for me to write one.

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vipRicT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant lived up to our expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience!

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, atmosphere. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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Char
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Communal can’t be beat. It is bar far one of my favorite restaurants in Utah. The service was fabulous. All their house made drinks are delicious. If you’re looking for great food this is the place to go!

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vipDinaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, creative food, fresh ingredients, best burger my husband ever had, asparagus with burrata was very creative, good Lavendar soda-very refreshing, waitress gave great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Parking availability was super slim but there was public parking near by. Place was a bit loud and our waitress was seemingly shy and very quiet. But all the staff was very courteous especially the waitress and the food was glorious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Everything is family style, one appetizer, salad, and entree is perfect for a couple. We only wish we had room for desserts, which sounded fabulous. Very helpful, friendly service as well. If we lived in Provo, we be regulars!

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vipJTJ74
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a group of six and sat in the private room. We had great service and were well taken care of throughout the meal. The food was very good. The funeral potatoes are awesome. We really enjoyed the steak. The desserts are exceptional. I’m looking forward to going back.

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vipJosh
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Communal for a business lunch with 5 colleagues. We were in the area and I wanted a great lunch so I went where I usually do to find past favorites as well as suggestions... my OpenTable app. Communal was nearby and had a reservation available minutes out. I took it and even arriving 10 minutes prior to the reservation we were greeted at the door and immediately seated in a private room. Our waitress was extremely attentive even with many other tables being serviced. You would have thought we were the only ones there. We loved the apps we ordered and everyone raved about their entree’s. Excellent food, excellent service. Will return.

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vipShellyC
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a savory experience. Food to perfection, wine and service to match. From the biscuit starter to the sundae finish it was like a party for my mouth. We were given a very quiet table and our server made certain the evening was perfect, even without a special occasion. The coconut tea was a fantastic finish. Communal is always my “go to” when I’m traveling South of Salt Lake.

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun, eclectic food! The flank steak was phenomenal. Great date location.

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vipRobertG
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Provo! Excellent service and food. This place would be great for a date night, business dinner, or family dinner (they have a long table in the main section of the restaurant). Oh, and the building is really cool. They didn't mess with the architecture, but instead added to it in a complementary style.

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RalfG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food experience in the otherwise blend Provo fast food environment!

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Utah
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pricey for lunch, but the food was good. I would have expected to pay that much if we had cocktails... but meh.

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vipRandy
Salt Lake City
41 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food served in an atypical manner (plates for two or more for the table. Service was good but the ambiance not so much. Be careful how you order. The prices look reasonable but add up quickly.

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MVS94
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Real quality ingredients and friendly staff. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive fine dining experiences can feel few and far between in Provo. I was looking for a memorable place to bring my grandmother who is visiting from afar, and boy am I grateful that I decided to bring her to Communal.

The ambience and decor feel elegant without being obtuse. Our waiter was polite and knowledgeable about their offerings, making recommendations what appealed to both our palates and dietary restrictions without hesitation. Food is served "family style" in loose courses, and everything we had was fresh and seasoned to perfection. I often judge a restaurant by if I feel the need to add salt or pepper—I assure you that adding either to these dishes would have been an insult to their integrity.

I will be returning to Communal, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a culinary experience paired with a glass (or two) of wine. Cheers!

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Brad
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Communal is the place I dine most in Provo. The food is well-prepared, with excellent basic options and interesting and creative options. The pork is particularly consistent and outstanding. I often avoid polenta, but the polenta at the Communal is also consistently very good. The mushroom appetizer I had not had before, but it was excellent, and everyone at the table enjoyed it.

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BradW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first reaction was that the lunch menu seemed small. We were wrong. There were plenty of choices and the food was delicious.

I have long been a fan and I am never disappointed. This is a great restaurant with wonderful food with great ambiance.

MB
MichaelB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Communal was a first date and it was well worth it. I recommend highly!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great server and great Eggs Benedict - highlight was the Polygamy Porter, yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was just ok nothing too fantastic. Have heard really good things but food fell short. The food was bland and a lot of it served cool., I don’t enjoy a cold flank steak it gets too tough, flavors were off too, either too salty or not enough on some. Seemed strange

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best option in the Provo area.

MA
MichaelA
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. The staff was outstanding and was great and friendly from the second we walked in the door to the time we left. The food was very good and had a good presentation. The restaurant is small with the tables close together so the noise level was moderate but doable.

We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. Which you were in Seattle! If we come back, we will definitely come again. Thank you!

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It got really busy after 6. The food was awesome, service was great, I cant wait to go back.

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Communal is rated 4.5 stars by 997 OpenTable diners.