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The Commons

4.4
4.4
711 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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. We offer walk-in dining only and all orders are placed at our counter.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 892-7012

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Ruiz

  • Catering

    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. Please email catering@heavyrestaurantgroup.com to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853

  • Neighborhood

    Woodinville

  • Cross street

    NE 145th Street

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in front of the restaurant in the Hollywood Vineyards shopping plaza lot.<br /><br />Additional parking is available one block south, and turn west at the roundabout.<br />

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for Mother’s Day. Even with having a reservation, a table was not reserved. It was open seating for everyone to find their own table. We ordered food at the counter and waited an hour and a half before they told us that our food had not started and it would be at least 30 if we chose to stay. Almost the entire outdoor seating area had customers leave without ever getting their food. A place that has an open self seating concept does not work with reservations.

  2. LI

    LuvItalian

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    The service was very slow

  3. MD

    MarkD

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Made a reservation for Mother’s Day. Waited in line for 40 minutes to order...an hour later the food and appetizers arrive at same time. It was an awful experience with our family of 5 experienced on Mother’s Day! I think this is the nail in the coffin at The Commons. Sorry!

  4. BS

    BeSafeEatingOut

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Experience wasn't the best considering that most restaurants have had a year to accommodate for developing/acquiring an app to order food at your table. Mother's Day was bad since they ran out of their brunch specials plus we had to wait in a long line to order food... so much for keeping social distance.

  5. CS

    ChrisS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my boys for Mother’s Day brunch. We sat outside, which was warm and the noise level was low. Food was quick and tasted great. As we left we were given complementary cookies to take home. They were so delicious! We will be back again!

  6. R

    Ramon

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing place, and impeccable service.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to dine at The Commons. I have not been disappointed ever! Best embassador's daughter and margarita!

  8. CJ

    ChristyJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Our order was wrong and part of it was forgotten. Food was subpar and service was poor.

  9. SN

    SeanN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    I understand this was the back to real life after Covid but I waited over 10 min for drip coffee, the food order came out wrong, and it was just chaotic in there

  10. k

    krickarby

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time dining out since the beginning of the pandemic and we were very pleased. All of the staff were wearing masks, disposable napkins and menus, and adequate spacing between tables (inside and out). LOTS of outdoor seating with nice atmosphere. Only complaint was the other customers that weren't following the posted signs to wear masks when not seated at their tables, but the signs are clear and posted throughout the restaurant, just can't win with some people... 10/10 will be going back.

  11. JC

    JanetC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I think they are still trying to figure out the new normal. Service was very slow. They brought food but no silverware or napkins. No refills on drinks. We were outside and rarely saw a service person at all.

  12. TB

    TomB

    Central Texas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Food was fine, did have to wait longer than we expected but figure it was working out the kinks and rules for reopening. Only problem was the food was a bit spicy for 2 of us.

  13. LG

    LizG

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I expected the dinner menu to be much larger and more interesting. More of a lunch place, IMO

  14. AW

    AWHKirk

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Not much to recommend The Commons other than location on the wine- tasting circuit in Woodinville. Breakfast was a mix of IHOP-level, perfunctory cooking: French toast right out of Sysco freezer and a ham and egg sandwich that was bland and uninteresting. Probably not a bad place to have a cup of coffee and network with coworkers, but for food, there just has to be better options.

  15. DD

    DansDrives

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistency is key! My parents and I come here every time they're in town. They liked it so much they came back for breakfast the next day. Thanks for always being excellent! To date, this might be the only restaurant I'll happily pay the 20% service charge for gratuity. The staff earns it every time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The servers do not know the food well and it feels like diner service. If your gonna charge that much for tacos then the service should match up. Food was average at best. Breakfast is a safer bet. Y’all need improvement.

  17. R

    Reviewer

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very pleasant. A nice casual place. Service great. I approve of the included service charge. Pork tacos are delicious!

  18. L

    Love2eat

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great experience for brunch/lunch. Excellent food, wide selection, large portions, attentive service. Definitely a good option in Woodinville.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a great experience! Service and food was amazing!!!

  20. PP

    PamelaP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great brunch, service was a little slow but it was Sunday & very busy. Excellent food

  21. NY

    NomitaY

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Hi Good food and great vegetarian options Our server was not too friendly and seemed to matter of fact. Messed order but replaced it Mostly servers are super friendly and great on getting orders right and in a timely fashion

  22. CG

    CougGirl

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    This certainly was not what I expected. The space was cold, uncomfortable and loud (even though the restaurant was less than 1/2 full). Both of our entrees were very salty, and were not served hot. The overall meal was definitely not worth $150.

  23. SK

    ShannK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Casual environment with excellent food. Took teenage kids and everyone very pleased with dinner and dessert. Milkshakes got two thumbs up from kids. We eat at Purple with kids too, but Commons more casual with same quality food. Highly recommend!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A group of friends meeting to celebrate a birthday. We always have a wonderful experience at The Commons. It’s our favorite place to meet up for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  25. MW

    MikeW

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Crab dip did not taste very crabby for the price, and would have been better with bread than potato chips. Fish and chips were very good. Salad was good but pricey. Banana Bread pudding tasted good but was just two slices of banana bread--not what you would expect for "pudding." Service was very slow, which was surprising because it was not very busy.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We waited for 25 minutes for anyone to come to our table for service to no avail and then left. The good news is that our 3 year old threw a tantrum on the way out because he was hungry. Have always loved the Commons but will not be planning to go back.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Service mediocre at best. Food prepared not to order. Overall highly overrated

  28. EB

    EsteenBean

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Kids dinner was dry and over cooked, my food was okay but over priced for the amount received. Experience was nice but wouldn’t go back.

  29. CK

    CameronK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, servers were polite and timely, and the food was very good! Tables were a little small but nothing to really complain about. Will be back!

  30. ES

    EduardoS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Worst steak ever so chewy. Service ok. Service 20% included.

  31. DB

    DeboraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really liked the food we ordered and the service we got. Everything was good.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The fried pickles were so salty they were inedible. The manager graciously accepted our feedback and the item was removed from our bill.

  33. DD

    DansDrives

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a favorite for consistently good food and service. If I only have one complaint is that the restaurant is exceptionally loud. There is "adds to the energy and vibe" kind of loud and then there is "can't hold a conversation" loud. They should invest in some sound deadening. Still, I won't remove a star for it. I love this place and the staff is always as great as the food.

  34. TD

    TianaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience1

    Tables are so close together , so loud you can't hear yourself think, gratuity added to bill and food was not worth the price. I could make better at home.

  35. TD

    TeresaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    We had a reservation for six people at 7:30 on a Saturday night, but we weren’t seated until almost 8:00, which was frustrating. The actual table service and food were excellent and our appetizers were comped, which was very much appreciated. I understand things happen, but what is the point of a reservation if you have to wait that long?

  36. RB

    RyanB

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. We enjoyed our dinner date out and can’t wait to come back

  37. C

    Crystal

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going to the Commons. It's my new spot. Every experience has been great.

  38. F

    Foodie

    Portland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Good was way too expensive and wasn’t even good. $10 for an order of French toast on kids menu. Bill came also with 20% gratuity already included and there was only 3 of us . Service was good and we would have tipped that much anyway as we don’thold the wait staff responsible for bad food, but what if service was horrible? Just visiting my daughter, but when I visit again, will not go there.

  39. A

    Aguiar09

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. My favorite is the brunch time.

  40. F

    Fernie86

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing and he didn't rush us out. It was our first time and we had a great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Commons using the Order Online button. The Commons also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Commons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 892-7012.

The Commons is rated 4.4 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    NE 145th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Woodinville

  • Hours of operation

    Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available in front of the restaurant in the Hollywood Vineyards shopping plaza lot.<br /><br />Additional parking is available one block south, and turn west at the roundabout.<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Ruiz

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 892-7012

  • Catering

    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. Please email catering&#64;heavyrestaurantgroup.com to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853

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