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
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.
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.
Did our annual trip to Commonwealth and loved it better than ever. Had the testing menu with pairings. every course and combination was fabulous.
Service was outstanding! And I really enjoyed their tasting menu. Husband and I had a great experience- thank you.
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.
Above average food, great desserts, smaller portions compared to similar restaurants
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.
Excellent meal as always.
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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