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The Commoner

4.6
1822 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Commoner in Downtown Pittsburgh is open for business!

At our gastropub, we don’t distinguish between commoners and kings; we just want to feed the good people of Pittsburgh. In the restaurant, seasonal menus add a modern flair to classic comforts, complemented by a robust selection of local beers and craft spirits. It’s all served in an industrial-inspired setting in downtown Pittsburgh. Come and join us for an uncommonly good time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1822 people are saying
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Melanie
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The commoner is consistently delicious. Service is always very good as well. I can’t wait to come back and try their chicken and waffles!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was somewhat apprehensive over the limited menu choices, but much to my surprise it surpassed all my expectations. My husband, who is trying to incorporate fish into his diet, had halibut and couldn’t believe how delicious it was. I had the scallops which were phenomenal-Although, the corn risotto was a bit flavorless. We also ordered a salad and potato appetizer. Holy crap those potatoes!!!! We will most definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined out a few times during the pandemic and my meal at the Commoner far exceeded all other experiences. Our waiter was extremely attentive and timed our food perfectly. The food itself was PHENOMENAL!!! I truly could not have asked for a better night out. The Commoner remains one of my favorite places!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipmacaroni
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I booked Commoner to get out of waiting a long time some place better. The best I can say: the food and service are ok, and they take and honor reservations. It's not a good value or interesting, in my opinion. Service quibble: if you deliver the latte spilled all over the saucer, don't just say sorry - how about a cocktail napkin or something? I'm being understanding in these weird times, but I'm pretty sure she visibly rolled her eyes at me for ordering a cappuccino (and then brought a latte that was sloshed all over the saucer).

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jaycey
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go when we're in Pittsburgh. It's always a really great experience. It's always fun to see and try new things on the menu. Cannot recommend this place more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in Pittsburgh for six days and staying at the Omni, so for all those days we pretty much stayed in the downtown area for dinner. Every single night we were incredibly disappointed by our food choices, that is, until the last night when we ate at the Commoner.

The service was excellent and the food was very good, certainly not the best I've ever had, but really quite good. We loved the wedge salad, which is definitely big enough for two. My husband loved his steak, which was both souvied and grilled. My scallop dish wasn't quite as good. I thought the tomatoes were great on their own, but pretty bizarre in the dish, and the risotto was super skimpy on the black truffles, which made the risotto seem mushy and bland. The truffle was in one little corner, and with it, the risotto was quite good, but without it, actually pretty gross. And, although I understand the super raw scallops are the norm now, the scallops were so underdone I really couldn't stomach them. They probably could have benefitted from a toss or two on the grill.

Overall though, we did enjoy our meal, and the savuigon blanc we ordered was exceptional. I did take note that the same rose I bought that day for 19 bucks was on their menu for 80. So, that seems a bit overpriced, although I know the mark-up on booze is out-of-control in most restaurants.

Last thing I noticed was that it was exceptionally loud. So not a great place for a romantic night out, but it was certainly lively, if that's your thing.

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BarbaraB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Able to get a reservation for 8 people, great table, super server, delicious food!

Appetizer tartar could have had more toasts…3 pieces and not enough for the generous portion of tartar. We ordered two of these appetizers (among others) and feel server should be in tune to number of people at table and adjust toast amounts … just one more piece of toast per portion would have been appropriate!

Overall, we love this restaurant … from valet to the rooftop bar! Thank you for a fun night showing off Pittsburgh to our guests!

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OP2000
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing!!! Service was great and Ambiance of the restaurant is also terrific. Highly recommend. My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. Make sure to give the Valet parking 10-15 min to retrieve your car at the end.

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Carpe
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good drinks, food, and service. A little pricey for what they are serving.

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Crabhappychick
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while with the pandemic and all, but The Commoner hasn't missed a step in the interim. The food and cocktails still have their snap and pizzazz intact and raring to go! From the appetizer of crispy potatoes with taleggio fondue and roasted garlic butter to my entree of seared scallops with summer corn risotto, cherry tomatoes, black truffle vinaigrette, and watercress, every bite was heaven. The cocktails were expertly crafted by our very personable bartender, Ryan, which really made the evening an excellent experience. Thanks for a warm and fun evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went for dinner and drinks with my two friends. It was pretty pricey but we knew that it was going to be going in. The smash burger was so moist and delicious but I could’ve done without the fries for $4. We did get the crispy potatoes with fondue and they were delicious!!! The wine was also very good and next time I’m going to get one of their signature cocktails. The atmosphere is really trendy and cute. Also you get to see them making the food which is really nice and it was so clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a little early but they were able to accommodate us. Cocktails are good, food is very good, service is good without being overbearing

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ojunior1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a really good time and great Saturday brunch at The Commoner. Do make a reservation in advance as this place was pretty popular when I went. Overall, prices were a decent value, food was very good (I had Chicken and Waffle), the ambiance was modern and nice thought slightly dark. Waiter was friendly. I def recommend and would come back here again.

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malove019
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of my favorite spots for brunch.

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vipPresMitchell
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time seeing old friends in Pittsburgh for a wedding, but we got breakfast here to start off the day!

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ElizaB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! a must if you are in downtown Pittsburgh. The food is hearty and perfect for a rainy night. The staff was very sweet and personable. Unfortunately they were out of the dessert we wanted, but the manager was kind enough to give us both of the available ones on the house! it could not have been a better night.

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Deejay
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waygu was delicious. Ambiance great. Cocktails were to die for. Need more selections, and the food came out lukewarm.

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D2ma
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Ordered a 32 bottle of sparkling rose waitress brought me a 75 bottle found this out when presented the bill

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MegMt
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish, service was great & ambiance was wonderful. We’ll be back.

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Prittiegerl
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, nice ambiance. I wish they had more dinner selections, but everything was great!

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CarolineL
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We eat here frequently and always have a great meal. Staff are attentive, food is always fresh, well prepared.

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small menu options.

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vipTracyR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was Just okay. The cocktails were better. There was no outdoor dining

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vipMichaelS
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner and service was terrific

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vipKO11
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Brunch was delicious.

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AMANDAV
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food and environment was great but we came to celebrate a birthday and even thought we noted it in the reservation and I called and spoke to Macy about bringing out a special dessert for the birthday girl (that we gladly would’ve paid for) our server was never notified, there was no card on the table, and the champagne and dessert Macy said would come out to celebrate never did. The service is usually so good but it was disappointing and the night wasn’t as special as it could’ve been for our friend.

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SmithC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legit, one of the best burgers and fries I’ve ever had. Insanely flavorful. I’m obsessed.

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KELLYW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! so glad to find this gem! The beet starter was amazing! I had the salmon and my hubby had the strip! Both were prepares perfectly and the flavor was perfection. Delicious cocktails and super friendly service! will do again!

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KristinJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The brunch was delicious. Wonderful service. Great experience.

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vipErinK
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Disappointed that the breakfast menu didn’t have some healthier options as posted on the website…no oatmeal, yogurt, etc.
Also, coffee wasn’t great, no gluten free toast option at all.

However, the maple glazed bacon was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and incredible service! Loved the atmosphere as well. Definitely will be returning!

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Dalmationlover95
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from the second we walked in, to the bartenders, and then our waitress was all superb. Can't wait to go back!

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Sajid
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are outstanding!

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StacyT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We went for brunch and they were sold out of waffles and pork belly so go early for the most options. The shoestring fries were a yummy indulgence. Good portions. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Waitress had too many tables-she couldn’t keep up with all the tables. Not all food delivered, received one item after all other items consumed. Delayed time with drinks. Was just an ok experience.

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jen was amazing and took great care of us!!!! Food was delish, potatoes especially; but portion sizes were small to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Normally I love this place but this time we went there for my sister’s bachelorette and ordered brunch. The aperol spritz was too bitter I had to send it back, the toast with
my avocado was burnt, and we were rushed to order before 2 pm because they were closing. They shouldn’t have reservations for 1:30 pm available if their kitchen closes at 2pm. I won’t be going back here for a while especially for the price we paid for food and The portion wasn’t that great.

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You can order delivery directly from The Commoner using the Order Online button. The Commoner also offers 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 4.6 stars by 1822 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.