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About The Commons
Located in the heart of the Woodinville Wine District, The Commons is a neighborhood gathering place serving a wide range of seasonal comfort food and drinks in an inviting and informal setting.
Woodinville, WA 98072
American, Comfort Food, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 8am to 9pm
Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 8am to 10pm
Sunday 8am to 9pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3pm to 6pm
NE 145th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other get-togethers! Orders may be picked up at any of our restaurant locations and delivery is available throughout the Puget Sound. We recommend placing all orders with a 48 hours’ notice to ensure availability. Large orders may require additional lead time. We are available to place phone orders or answer any questions Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Please call 206.855.6118.
Free parking is available in front of the restaurant in the Hollywood Vineyards shopping plaza lot.
Additional parking is available one block south, and turn west at the roundabout.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Commons Ratings and Reviews
Wow, where to start. First, we couldn't hear ourselves think, let alone talk. We yelled across the very small 2 person table to each other. We both got headaches by the time dinner was done. If you like meat, and lots of noise, go for it. Otherwise, fish eaters and especially vegetarians have little fare on the menu. The fried shrimp were good, the veggie shepherds pie lacked flavor and the salmon sandwich, well, nothing special - except the ciabatta roll. We won't be back...not worth it for us at all.
The only bad thing I have to say about this place is the parking. Unless you see a spot right in front of the restaurant, go past it (if it's on your right, if not, double back) and turn right at the roundabout. There's extra parking down the hill that's not too far. I turned into the complex area and was stuck there for almost 15 minutes while cars waited in narrow pathways for other cars to leave. That parking lot is an absolute nightmare.
The food, ambiance, and service at the restaurant were amazing though. My girlfriend got the burrito bowl and I got the egg and bacon croissant sandwich. Both were delicious and we will definitely be coming back but definitely avoiding the parking fiasco!
The food was fantastic. I checked in and was told i would be called when table was ready. They called me by the wrong name three times. When i was waiting for quite a while i asked how much longer it might be, and they said “oh, we can seat you now.” Had i not asked, i just would have been left waiting. Check in and seating needs some work. Everything else was great.
Always love The Commons! Went for family pre-Thanksgiving diner and food was great as usual. Daughter had vegetarian pot pie that she loved, son-in-law has a delish burger. Hubby had jambalaya which was spicy but not too and I had a great chopped salad with grilled chicken rather than the breaded that was on the menu.
Make reservations- this place is always crowded. Highly recommend!
I've been to The Commons before and had excellent food and service. When I went for breakfast on a Saturday morning I was a little disappointed in my meal. I thought I would try something different and ordered the chicken and waffles. The scrambled eggs were fluffy and plentiful, the chicken had a nice crunchy coating but it was bland as it was lacking in seasoning, and the cornmeal waffle was pitiful with two tiny quarters of a round waffle and the flavor was also bland. For $15 it was way overpriced for what you got. However, the coffee was strong and delicious and our server was friendly. If I go back for breakfast, I'll stick with the "classic" breakfast as there was plenty of food and only costs $12.
The Commons remains a good spot for a business lunch if you're in Woodinville or the northern part of Redmond. It doesn't strike me as remarkable in any way, but I like the (1) rustic decor, (2) well curated collection of menu options and (3) easy-going service. I'll be back at the restaurant again soon, I'm sure.
Good food. Most plates have decent portions. Tea/coffee was cool enough to drink immediately but went cold quickly too. Very loud, so much that it was nearly impossible to hear our server (Sunday brunch time). Wish they would add more variety to the menu and deal with their fly problem.
Always love going to the Commons, but this time, it was a little loud at 7 pm on a Friday for dinner with visiting family. Still, I enjoyed the homemade chicken pot pie, which was tasty and huge, plenty for leftovers. The fish and chips looked pretty standard. The surprise treat was the pretzel appetizer, which came with the most amazingly balanced jalapeno bacon cheese dip. Yum!
Tomato Soup - wonderful. Could have had just that, but had the grilled ham and cheese! Yum. Did take half home so I could eat the warmed Chocolate Oatmeal cookie and ice cream. Awesome meal. Oh, and that Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary..... next time I'll leave room for 2 of those and soup!
We have eaten at the Commons several times. It's always been great. The food this time was "good" but not great. They have a huge problem with flies! Yes - buzzing around your head - all over the place flies. And not just a few - there were tons of them. It was really hard to enjoy our meal. Really distracting and honestly, who wants to eat with flies?! They really need to figure it out. I would recommend to a friend but only after they clean up this problem. Not going back until they do - and I will ask before we make a reservation.
Our group of three friends were staying at the Willows Lodge nearby and had dinner at the Commons on a Saturday night. Our food was great and the servers amazing. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we had bunch there the next morning and were blown away by the quality of food and service. I highly recommend this informal, yet excellent restaurant!
The servers were very accommodating! We were here to celebrate a friend’s birthday and had a reservation for 8. Even though The Commons closed at 9, we never felt rushed and the food came out in a very timely manner. Speaking of the food, everything was delicious, as were the drinks. We all got a range of stuff (burger, salad, steak, grilled cheese and tomato soup, and chicken and waffles) and everyone liked their stuff! The atmosphere was excellent too, great music choices.
Great service! Loved the decor and ambience. Good brunch overall. Not spectacular but Good, well seasoned, well portioned. Coffee was meh. Ordered 3 lattes and was heavy on the milk. French toast on challah bread sounds good but in execution the bread soaks up so much of the syrup it loses the bounce in what you would expect when chewing into French toast. Brioche would be better IMHO. Ordered a side of scrambled eggs for my 1 yr old daughter and they brought it perfect...not seasoned. I feel they pay attention to the details. Love the fact th3 bathroom has a diaper changing station with wipes! Love it. Overall, my experience was so positive I will be coming back.
Had a server named Forest who was simply delightful. Attentive, fun, and engaging. The atmosphere was comfortable and cozy. Ambiance overall was exactly right from the music to the lighting. And the food was incredible - Brussel sprouts are a must and the chopped salad is refreshing and filling. We also got the grilled cheese and tomato soup which was homey yet unique. Overall great experience and wish there was one in our hometown.
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