The Commoner

4.4
1622 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Commoner is open again for socially distant dining and drinks. An meal per guest is required.
Due to limited capacities each reservation for parties of 4 or less will be for one and half hours and parties 5+ will be for two hours. We do require a 24 hour cancellation or there may be a charge of $10/guest.

The Commoner is anything but common and our American classics with a touch of the unexpected will be brought to our Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant for our guests to enjoy a socially distant dining experience.

YOU MUST WEAR A MASK UNTIL YOU ARE SEATED AT YOUR TABLE. The Commoner is complying with all PA state rules pertaining to restaurant health & safety as we re-open. Please visit https://www.thecommonerpgh.com/clean/ to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1622 people are saying
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NicolaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving set menu was very tasty. Generally a bit on the pricey side but it is right downtown. Service was great and working very well under pandemic restrictions. Cocktails excellent!

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vmac
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service were good, my family and I would go back to try lunch and dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect time

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

“Prime Rib”?? When I asked for an end cut, the server had to check with the chef. He comes back, and at that point informs me it’s in quotes. It’s a steak??? He didn’t ask for the temperature, he obviously didn’t know the difference. I changed my order to chicken, it was awful. I couldn’t finish it, or the celery side dish. The lightbulbs, which are essentially the ambiance, hadn’t been dusted in a year perhaps? To top it off, we were given the ol pressure to buy alcohol about four times throughout the meal, including after finishing? Obviously your cocktails are the only reason for sustainability- epic fail. We LOVE the kimpton, but first time and last at the commoner.

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FornDog
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoy brunch at the commoner, always delivers a great experience in town with the convenience of valet parking. Worth the drive and price for special occasions. Staff always attentive and friendly. Food delicious and good portions. Craft cocktails fresh and hit home. A little over done on the burgers (wanted medium but over cooked). Otherwise great- cinnamon bun as a shareable to get started highly recommended!

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GayleL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was very good. Music was repetitive, boring techno stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I ordered the scallops and my wife ordered a pasta dish. Both meals were excellent. Our server John was great. He had a wide knowledge of the drinks and the food. We always have a good experience there. I’d recommend The Commoner for any occasion.

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RachelRock
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom and Dad don't get out too often with a 2 yr old at home so when we do we have very high expectations and these guys nailed it. We went for dinner on Saturday 11/14. Everything about the Commoner was fantastic from the staff to the food to the drinks to the environment. I also feel like I have to note that they made us feel very safe and are obviously following all necessary guidelines to protect their staff and guests. Highly recommend!

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Hannah
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed incredible food and drinks in a fun (but safe, clean, and socially distant!) environment.

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RegensburgerStrasse7
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server helped us celebrate a fantastic going away party for a good friend and co-worker. He will be missed.

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SnehaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious!Ambience was magical.Will definitely go back !

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MarkW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like that the menu changes pretty often. There's always something new to try, and it's always fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We went for breakfast and we sat for almost 40 minutes before the waiter (the only one we saw) took our order. He was taking care of at least 6-8 tables alone. We were there an hour and half for omelets and bagels.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The commoner has always been one of my favorite spots! The drinks are so different and delicious! We were happily surprised to see that the full brunch menu was back! Highly highly highly recommend you check this place out!

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CaseyG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The commoner never disappoints! Fun drinks too!

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great!

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vipAlbertD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Commoner is far from an everyday common meal.

Situated in the lobby of the Kimpton Hotel is the multi level, modern chic restaurant, the Commoner. .

With reclaimed yet elegant woods, soft fabrics and dark green tile the ambience is certainly elevated versus your ordinary restaurants.

The menu offers culinary twists of not so ordinary every day meals. Everything we ordered was fresh, well seasoned and delicious. Starting with beets and crispy potatoes followed by the elk, tuna tartare and the fresh cavatelli… Nothing disappointed.

Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was really surprised. We took a couple friends to a place we typically enjoy very much. The service is always great and the food is great. Not so much on the food size this time. Our food was good however I noticed prices have increased and portion size has gone down. I understand things are tight right now but they can’t be that tight. The waiter was attentive for a majority of the time. Unfortunately based on cost versus product I won’t be returning. Sorry to do this but it’s the truth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in the street next to the building. They have done a great job adapting to the current situation with their outdoor dining. It was the nicest experience we’ve had with outdoor dining since the pandemic began. Cute tables, great food and excellent service.

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vipVirginiaIsForDiners
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu, which isn’t unusual these days. The steak tartar was a mixture of steak that has peanuts and other items. Not exactly a traditional steak tartare. Portions size for the trout was a like 3 oz. Ridiculously small but the pasta dish (not surprisingly b/c it’s cheap to make) was a good size. Service was attentive but not knowledgeable on wines or drinks. Big fall off from previous visits.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere, great food, great service!

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AmyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Don’t be fooled. This is a below average Hotel restaurant. I had the scallops. Three on the place and only managed to eat 1.5. They were bad. My daughter had the duck breast. We shared a few bites but left the majority on the plate. We were hoping for a cool, industrial, downtown experience and departed disappointed to go grab a milkshake from a nearby downtown shop.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant was out of coffee, tea, and Cabernet. Wrong food order and wrong drink order

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DELMARE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Commoner is amazing - I just wouldn't recommend it for brunch. They don't have many non-meat options for a non-meat eater and the Brunch menu is very small. Small is better, but the prices did not exceed the quality and experience. The smoked salmon bagel was $16 and that was literally all you got. Not a side of greens, etc.. There were not even side options available on the Brunch menu to add. During my visit, the espresso machine wasn't working so no cappuccino or espresso for me. I have no issue paying for an expensive Brunch, but make it worth it. Being 'The Commoner' and inside of Hotel Monaco doesn't always provide the permission to upcharge and then not deliver fully. I love The Commoner for dinner, but will not ever go back for Brunch. Would recommend Flr 2 Downtown for a Brunch experience instead. So many more options, the portions are better, and it's expensive but worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved how clean it was!! Food was Good!!! Was having a Birthday Brunch!!

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Flightfnp
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Given the impact of Covid on the restaurant industry their service quality of food presentation of food was phenomenal! The only limiting factor was the impact of Covid on the overall dinning experience.

If you were in town to visit Duquesne university strongly recommend taking your student here.

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vipKrysA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the appetizers were outstanding! Appropriate social distance, as well.

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Bolter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We really liked the place and our service was excellent, however, the food was somewhat disappointing. We only heard good reviews from everyone who went to the restaurant which is why we booked this place. Our appetizers were very good however the salmon was almost raw and the pasta dishes were fair, almost tasted reheated and not freshly cooked. I believe the hamburger was good.
We did not try any desserts
Our reservations were honored. I would have loved to give an excellent review for everything about the restaurant, perhaps we just hit an off night. I would recommend this restaurant because I would hope they would have a better food experience than we did and I would give them a second chance.

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vipLOUIS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic. I had the Elk and it was done to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation for 8P for outside. Waited nearly 10 min for the hostess and then he asked the people behind me if they had a reservation. We all laughed it off and then I was seated. Inside. We asked if we could go outside. We were given several excuses and told they would move us in 15-30 min We waited for a server to get a drink. Nothing. Then we were told there were no more tables. It was now 9P. We gave up and decided to order and then saw them seat another couple outside. We asked and then said they had a reservation at 6. It was now after 9. We basically pushed to be seated outside so finally we order! The server was awesome. Food was good. But it took 1 hour and 15 min for it to happen with a reservation! We then had to rush to order because the kitchen was closing. Overall it was a frustrating evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outdoors and had a great time plus delicious food.

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vipChicago
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Klondike
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel from the West Chester area to not only enjoy your restaurant but to stay at the Monaco worth every mile 300 to be exact. Looking forward to our next stay and dinner lunch and breakfast when they become available thanks again

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Richard
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the elk loin and my wife had the scallops. Excellent food but the quantity for price paid was a little disappointing. Under the current circumstances we were more than glad to pay the price. We were also thankful they had outdoor seating during the pandemic. The side street setting was very nice...hopefully they can add some heaters so they can keep that option during the milder days in the winter. Overall a wonderful experience and thank you for beating the odds and staying open during these terrible times. Much appreciated!

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vipkaline6
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and recommendations from John. Enjoyed mushroom risotto, elk and scallops

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night

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PeterF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food quality. Quantity is low relative to overall value, meaning the prices were high considering the amount of food served on the plate.

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MichaelC
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the outdoor seating for the commoner, not the rooftop outdoor, but out the back door of the restaurant which was a few tables set up in an alley space. It was actually chill and had a good vibe. We had dinner at around eight so it had a nice nighttime downtown feel. Would do again.

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KimberleeP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We had dinner & brunch to celebrate our anniversary this past weekend. The host was super friendly and brought us complimentary champagne! We sat outside, which was super adorable. They had music playing and the tables were properly spaced. The food was fantastic (fries a little too salty, but that’s seriously so minor) and the service was wonderful! We went up to the Biergarten for a late night snack and a few drinks before we ended our night. The only bummer was the Biergarten was booked with a bridal shower for brunch, and we ate inside instead.

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ChadP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Burger was Fantastic as was the peach julip! Had an 8:30 reservation but had to wait almost a half hour so slightly annoyed at that but didn’t stop us from a great time! Server was excellent and the overall place is great!

FAQs

The Commoner does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Commoner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 230-4800.

The Commoner is rated 4.4 stars by 1622 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.