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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (25)
Casual (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
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Comfort Food (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fun (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, The Commons didn't disappoint. Our waitress Allie was amazing; anticipated needs, checking in without being intrusive and friendly. I am from Seattle but living abroad now. This was the top of the list for places I wanted to visit for brunch. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We come to The Commons a lot, and always have a great time. My only complaint is it's pricey. My sandwich, fries, no drink, was $25 with tip. A sandwich. It was delicious though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

We asked to be seated on a double table next to the window. She said that has been reserved. I said we have reserved too. She would not do it. Then the food arrived. The steak was the worst I have ever tasted. It was chewi like gum and could not swallow. It had some green stuff and camewith a pile of overcooked dark brown fries. I could not eat it. I told the waitor and he took off the price. We gave him a fifty dollar gift card but still had to pay sixty dollar. It was my birthday present!

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love taking the family to The Commons! Everyone can find something the like and the kids love the intricate coloring sheets. Food was excellent, appreciated the wine selection, service was attentive but not over-bearing. Only down side - music and noise. Hard to hear and have conversation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, excellent service! Avocado toast was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food
Attentive, friendly service
Reservations are a good idea
Breakfast is our favorite

Tags: Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Commons is a great place to meet up with friends. I especially love their brunch menu and options versus their dinner menu. The hosts were gracious in letting my friend and me stay a bit longer after we had paid our bill so we could catch up further, we really appreciated it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Burgers were over cooked and shepherds pie came in skillet that was must have been heated in blast furnace as it was so hot it wasn't edible. Noise level was painful to the ears mostly due to a large table where women were screaming. No management presence or intervention. Another mediocre restaurant brought to by the same company that runs Purple.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love coming to the Commons, you can always rely on getting an amazing meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had breakfast the day after Christmas. We made reservations and got in no problem. The service was fantastic. My chicken and waffles was outstanding. WE would definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was good if not a little too much mayo. Service was overall OK, but a little slow.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Came here for dinner with family. Nice decor and friendly staff. HH Monday thru Friday so that's nice. The food however is a mix bag. The Mac and cheese was good, as was the seated Brussels sprouts. However the main entrees were much less impressive. The pork chop was well seared and cooked to perfection doneness where it was very moist. However it was over seasoned. Ironically, the beef short ribs with mashed potatoes were completely devoid of salt. The cheeseburger came out over done ( although the bun was excellent) and the tomato soup that came with the grilled cheese was more like watered down pasta sauce ( luckily i prefer to use the soup as dip for the sandwich anyways so it worked out). The cocktails were pretty good and they have a multiple variations of bloody Mary so that's a plus.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Commons is one of my favorite places to eat. It feels like a cool restaurant from Seattle, but it's in Woodinville so much more convenient. We first checked this place out with my cousins who were visiting from San Diego; I mention this because they are used to cool restaurants and I had a hard time finding a "cool" place that was close to home. This has since become our go-to restaurant for those days where we want brunch and want to go out for it. 1) their homemade vanilla syrup for coffee is delicious 2) cousins and hubby said their bloody marys are some of the best they've tried 3) their potatoes for their break burrito bowl are crispy and delightful. Everything we've tried from there has been awesome! While the wait can be a bit of a drag, finding out we could book on Open Table has been great. We book on Tuesday or Wednesday (when we know we want to go... sometimes it is a last minute decision) and show up and get seated. Great! It is a bit loud in there for the soft spoken or hard of hearing, but I think that the noise fits with the restaurant style. It's not too loud that you can't hear one another, but it is definitely louder than I usually like. I also wish there was a bit more space between the tables, but it's not completely packed so that's great. All in all, highly recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Waiter was amazing and super friendly!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Meh, there was nothing terrible about this place and nothing spectacular.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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