The Commons

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$30 and under
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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.
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LG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

AW
Seattle
23 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.

DD
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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.

R
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

L
Seattle
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.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PP
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

NY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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

CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

SK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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!

MW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 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.

OT
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.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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

EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

CK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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!

ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

DD
Seattle
50 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.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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.

TD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 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?

RB
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
Portland
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.

A
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. My favorite is the brunch time.

F
Seattle
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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & mimosa!

I
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really love this place. It has a good vibe and great food. The servers are on top of it and professional. It is more expensive than many places in the area. If you do not make a reservation you are likely in for a wait.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was fine. Drinks were great. The cleanliness of the restaurant was not great. I’ve never seen that much dust accumulate on a ceiling ever before. Makes me wonder about the cleanliness of the rest of everything.

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick food!

SC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here many times and am always excited to go back. Great food, wide variety of drinks, and fantastic service. It’s almost always busy, so make a reservation! It can be a little noisy, but it’s just because it’s almost always packed.

MF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Commons with family and friends. I can always count on great food and awesome Almomd milk Chai’s. Thank you!!!

OH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciate that the Commons serves wholesome bread with its breakfast plates with what appears to be healthy, homemade hot sauce and raspberry jam. My easy-over eggs were cooked to perfection and I noted that the potatoes were red-skinned potatoes that were oven-fried, I believe.
Thank you for not skimping on the quality of your ingredients.

RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love dining at The Commons. The food and service are always on point!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Commons, especially for brunch. Mike was our server and talk about incredible service - the best! Made eating out with a toddler very enjoyable.

KT
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite neighborhood spot.

EF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious at the commons! Some of my favorite brunch in the greater Seattle area!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service are always good, but it is pricey for what it is, especially for kids.

CK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and food is very good. Limited menu but just enough choices to satisfy all. Love the mimosas

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