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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

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Comfort Food (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Fun (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Authentic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·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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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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The fish n chips are AMAZING!!! Cocktails were wonderful! Great burgers too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It's a little expensive for what you get, but that is just kind of typical of Woodinville. The food is on point and the service is above expectation. Farmhouse bloody Mary was A+, will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

I have dined here many times and have no complaints whatsoever. Always my first choice in Woodinville.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

As always, we were very satisfied. And Great food!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had an amazing afternoon experience, great food, great service, love this place
We go to The Commons every time we are in Woodinville or Seattle
Everyone we have recommended to this establishment agrees. Go to The Commons, you will not be disappointed.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent brunch. Great service. Parking is a premium so may have to walk a block or two.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Love the Cobb salad and the chicken sandwich. The burger looks amazing too.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Egg croisant sandwich very tasty but only one egg a little skimpy for the size of the croisant. Very nice side of chickpea salad offered with sandwich. Side fruit cup so delicious.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Phenomena service. A great evening sitting outside. Right off the bike trail

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Very good food per usual!! This is our favorite place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was great food and service, but way too loud

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a great time! We went for dinner and loved the experience & are also interested in going back for brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A great place to eat in Woodinville. You can use it as a rest stop on a wine tasting tour or the menu for breakfast looked great as well. I will have to try brunch here one day.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The service was awesome, as always. Great attention to detail. Fabulous coffee.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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