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The Commons is a cocktail bar, espresso cafe, and bakery, and also serves great comfort food.

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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.

14481 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
NE 145th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 892-7012

Website:
http://www.thecommonscafe.com/

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. We are available to place phone orders or answer any questions Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Please call 206.855.6118.

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Rocky Windsor

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (22)
Casual (21)
Comfort Food (19)
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Great for Brunch (18)
Fun (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Kid-friendly (9)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

The vegetarian egg scramble I ordered was cooked very hard and of moderately (hot). Didn't enjoy it. But the Fried Chicken item ordered was piping hot and it was enjoyed very well

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·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious. Went with some friends and we all thought it was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great corner table and enjoyed delicious food and attentive service!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Another lovely evening at The Commons! Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent lunch and dinner! That garlic lemon aoili served with the fries is to die for! Excellent burger and sandwiches... salads are huge! Great cocktails. Wish it wasn’t as packed with tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Mash potatoes were notably only terrible

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and terrific service! The fact that they take reservations is a plus.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and Servixe is good. However this place is way too loud and noisy! They need to do something to absorb the noise with the high ceilings. If they fixed this issue the. It would be a great spot

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and love the loud busy atmosphere. Simple, clean, and delicious meals. Kids can get REAL macaroni and delicious chicken strips and parents can enjoy fancy comfort food and craft cocktails.... something for everyone.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Forrest, our server, was awesome. The streak and frites was over priced and not super great. The pork was delicious though! Super cute ambiance and decor.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our second time trying it and both times the food was just ok. The pot pie looked amazing but was really bland. The steak frites had really chewy steak. We wanted to like it but unfortunately won’t be returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It is visable to get reservations.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great as always. Lucky to have this place just down the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at The Commons. It is a good location for family meals and group/friend get togethers.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Commons is a neighborhood favorite of ours. The service is consistently amazing and the food is delicious. They also have a great drink menu. I would recommend The Commons to anyone and feel confident that they would enjoy it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My favorite Woodinville brunch spot. Try the huevos rancheros and spicy Bloody Mary!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

They accomodated my food allergies, and the drip coffee was uncommonly good!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and wonderful staff. A bit loud yet love it since it’s so close to home

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love the Commons, and it was a pleasure to spend my birthday here! Glad that Woodinville has such a friendly and unique eatery.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food, as always! Favorite place to go in Woodinville!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The staff did such a great job, food was amazing and they made our special occasion feel wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Eating here is so hit and miss. We brought some friends on this visit and it was awful. Slow service and a $20 overcooked burger. We've also had very good food, but it will be awhile before I return to roll the dice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Located amidst wine tasting rooms in Woodinville, this is a great spot for breakfast and lunch (they have dinner, but I haven't been for dinner yet). Staff was patient while I worked and had a long (and tasty) lunch. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Tasty food and generous flights...need I say more?

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Grilled cheese sandwich was amazing! Get it. Brussel sprouts were also outstanding.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The entrees were bland, but all the appetizers were great. Drinks first class as was bartender .

Tags: Late-night Find
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