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Fri, 1/19
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7:00 PM
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Commonwealth - San Francisco

4.5
1340 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, Commonwealth is a progressive American restaurant. Chef Jason Fox takes a decidedly global approach to California's tradition of showcasing local, seasonal foods by incorporating diverse culinary ingredients and techniques. Commonwealth also donates part of the proceeds from Chef Fox’s tasting menus ($85) to local non-profits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 355-1500
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We invite you to dine with us this Valentines day! We will be serving a six course menu at $125 per person with optional beverage pairing. Cancellations require 72 hours advance notice, cancellations within the 72 hour window will be charged a $25 fee.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1340 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Coleman (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

I was underwhelmed. I went to Commonwealth some years ago and had a much more vibrant dining experience. This time around it was a bit "complex" and felt unnecessarily so. The vibe which is not pretentious is at odds with the menu.

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MichaelP (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Creative combinations of flavorful deliciousness make this more than just food but a real culinary joy. The service was some of the best in San Francisco.

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regthecat (London)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Did our annual trip to Commonwealth and loved it better than ever. Had the testing menu with pairings. every course and combination was fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was outstanding! And I really enjoyed their tasting menu. Husband and I had a great experience- thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

お料理が繊細で、とても良かったです。

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vipAltamera (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined here NYE.

Summary: overrated food in a fun ambiance with decent service.

We dine out a lot, and understand how difficult it is to make it as a restaurant in San Francisco, and thus, prices tend to be quite high. That said, we expect value, in the form of creativity, bold flavors, pristine ingredients, and precise execution...especially from a Michelin-starred establishment.

Expectations had been raised even higher due to the NYE price hikes on the prix-fixe menu. Sadly, we left disappointed.

Service is friendly and efficient, generally speaking, although one server takes herself a bit seriously.

Ambiance is playful industrial sumptuous, with a disco-ball exposed through a sky-light above the center of the room. Kitchen is open, and music is tastefully matched to the decor and mood of the room.

Food...oh the food...while ingredient quality is high, and execution is generally on-point, it's as if the chefs lack courage. Perhaps they simply like to allow the ingredients to shine, and thus, don't embellish much. However, this lack of seasoning is a let-down on the palate, resulting in bland, boring flavors. This is a culinary sin with ingredients such as prime Wagyu!

Furthermore, the chefs manifested the ability to reveal bold flavors in both the amuse-bouche and the desserts. The 5 courses in between? Not so much.

For $400/two people, we expected much more.

Food: 3/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value: 1.5/5

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vipTTEats (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Above average food, great desserts, smaller portions compared to similar restaurants

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Netty (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Tables are too close together, which makes it difficult to have private conversations. Food was fantastic and service exceptional. We had the prix fix menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent meal as always.

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vipSFLocal (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

We've been to Commonwealth many times over the years and it just seems to get better with age. Our last dinner was a fantastic taste experience from beginning to end. The service was also gracious and polished. Highly recommended.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
18th Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 355-1500
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Parking details
There is a small parking lot that is available to guests for $5 while dining at Commonwealth.
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Public transit
BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.
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Executive chef
Jason Fox
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Wine

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