Amazing food everything we tried was delicious love the sharing nature of the dishes, excellent service overall best place to eat in Provo
My friends and I came here for a girl’s brunch and absolutely loved it. Terrific food, great ambiance, and delightful service. Excited to go again!
I love Communal. Always have. Always will. Downtown experience with local small town service. Food is excellent, watching the cars drive by at night feels like big city fun.
We've been meaning to make it down to Communal for ages, and we finally did. It was worth the effort! We ordered the london broil, the trout, the brussels sprouts and the fingerling potatoes. I could have ordered a few more things that looked good, but as Communal plates are designed for sharing, it would have been way too much food! It was all excellent! I also really love a good non-alcoholic drink, and their housemade ginger ale was fantastic. Highly recommend Communal.
Been here twice this week. One time with my daughter, second time with a colleague. In between they had just changed menu. Menu has 5 to 6 items each (starter, entree ...) but esch item is special. Open kitchen, very nice.
This was our second time visiting Communal and it did not disappoint. Our table was ready when we arrived. Jake was awesome describing the menu and wine options to us and taking care of us throughout dinner; everything we had was absolutely delicious. The portions are quite large and meant to be shared. We shared everything we ordered including the beet salad and the vegetables. We had the pork chops with blackberry port reduction and they were tender, juicy and delicious.
Our only disappointment is that after our delicious dinner we could not even consider ordering a desert to share!
We look forward to having dinner again at Communal when we are in Utah in the future.
This is not a restaurant for children.
Communal is the best restaurant in Provo! Everything we ordered was incredible!
Communal is great and all, and has some great flavors, but eh food is extremely overpriced for what it is, and the chefs don't really listen to your order. My steak and eggs was cooked off: medium instead of medium rare, and the eggs were EXTREMELY runny (like, the whites were still runny) when I asked for it over medium: that means, not runny, but almost "gelled." If I'm paying $20 for steak and eggs, you should cook it the way that I want it to be cooked. My wife was also relatively unimpressed with the deep fried french toast: it was a cool gimmick, but it was pretty average and not very special when she actually ate it. All in all, communal is good, but it's more of a schmoozing resturant: you bring people here that you want to impress with big ticket meal items, but hope they'll look at the price, and not the stick tables, the average-tasting food, and the occasional visit from the wait staff: seriously, I think I saw the girl there one time for appetizer orders, one time for real orders, one time to fill up my cup, and one time for the check.
Went on a recommendation and I was not disappointed. The food was good and the service was great.
I booked a table for just myself and no indication was given that the restaurant concept is all about sharing. So do not come alone. The food is good, the menu is short to ensure quality but it always comes in double size. Far too much for a single person. So half of the order was returned. When coming alone, it is far too expensive. Good to come in party of two or more.
Our waitress put 1/3 of the mashed potatoes we had left into a to-go box, we found out when we opened it up to eat last night for leftovers. Didn't really appreciate that.
Other than that we love Communal.
My FAVORITE restaurant in Utah County! Excellent food, menu changes with seasonal availability of veggies and meats. Meal presentations, blended flavors, old favorites with new twists, choices of starters, salads and main courses are varied and created with care and expertise! I am never disappointed, wish I could visit every week. The Communal reminds me of the finer restaurants in Orange County California!
Management and kitchen staff we were welcoming and kind. It made for a special birthday dinner for the man that I love. The polenta was creamy and rich, the music lovely.
Communal was beyond stellar! The food was delicious, the service extraordinary, and it was the perfect anniversary date.
We were there for Saturday brunch. For the $ price, everything was just ok, not fancy or extraordinary, the food, service, and ambiance. The bathroom was tinny, the toilet was dirty.
What was once a go-to location, the last couple visits have been disappointing. Limited menu, limited wine selection, so-so food, untrained service. Better for the college kids than discerning palates
Meals are meant to be shared so we choose the steak, snap peas and mashed potatoes. Delicious meal that was unique with amazing ambiance. This was a nice place to celebrate a wedding anniversary as we did. The cobbler dessert with lime ice cream was unique and tasty.
The food was outstanding, innovative, local, and imaginative. Our pork chops were cooked perfectly, not overdone; the blackberry/port reduction sauce a perfect complement. Biggest surprise was the barley risotto; it also was a perfect complement to the chops.
The service was outstanding, Casey knew the menu and answered all our questions.
Great! Amazing food and service.
Great service and great food. Family style plates. Everything was good!
The food at communal is thought out with the upmost of care. The staff is knowledgeable of their food ingredients and individual diner's needs will be gladly met. Nearly every menu item will leave you wondering how such amazing flavors are achievable.
Wonderful food with fresh ingredients and an array of flavors. The presentation was also excellent.
Our second time there. Thought Saturday morning would be busy so we made reservations and got there right at 9:00 when thaw opened. There Saturday brunch menu is great and has something for everyone. All our foot was great and service was prompt and friendly.
Excellent food. Knowledgeable, friendly people servers. Attractive interior, but a bit hot and crowded. Very loud for people with hearing issues
Communal in some ways is a straightforward farm-to-table restaurant. I ordered the pork belly and the hangar steak. Both were exceptional, not ordinary, very well prepared and cooked perfectly. The hangar steak is one of the best I have ever ate. The wine selection was limited but every option was impeccable like they have been chosen to pair with that menu.
They were great and worked with us when our group grew considerably larger than we expected! Kind and gracious in all the interactions!
This place has gone down hill. The kale-peach salad had zero kale. Farro risotto was dry. The vegetables were so bad- it seemed like they’d been cooked the day before and then reheated... limp and tough at the same time. Pork chop was good - beware, it’s a double portion so definitely are going to want to share.
We were disappointed. This place had appeared in several recommendations articles which is why we choose this for our dining experience. We found the the chicken we ordered extremely dry and portioned very small for a high priced ‘family style’ place. We found the rest of the meal mediocre at best. I regret not mentioning my underwhelming food experience while there. The location is fair and the ambiance welcoming. Service was also welcoming.
Second visit to have dinner. The sharing concept was fun and allows more variety for your meal.
Polenta was not seasoned (at all). Otherwise was a great meal.
Second visit. Took some friends for dinner. Great evening, great food, fun atmosphere. Can't recommend it enough
Not sure what happened to Communal. I used to love it and take all of my out of town guests here. I made a reservation and was quickly seated....and then quickly forgotten. When they finally remembered we were waiting, they could barely be bothered to help us with questions about the menu. There were 6 of us in our party and 4 of us received our dishes 5 minutes before the other 2, which made our food cold - and we didn't get our drinks until we were ready to leave. Food was passable, but nothing special and just about everyone commented that all of our dishes were overly salted.
The ambiance was spoiled by the ripped and torn seats and tables that were sticky that felt like they hadn't been wiped down in months.
I was mortified that this was the place that I recommended to my out of town guests for a special luncheon. We would have been better off at a fast food place. Never again for me. Too bad. I loved Communal - it's off my list for good.
Everything was great. Portions were larger than we expected, so we ordered too much food. For 3 of us, one salad, one pasta, one entree, one starch and one vegetable (all shared family style) would have been enough. Don't go without dessert.
Food is always high quality. The price can be a little high for the product, but considering it is the only quality five dining in utah county, it's worth the price.
The service was very good. You would not know how good it is from the looks of the building with cracked window glass and no big sign. The desert selection was only a butterscotch dish not a good thing. Fortunately across the street is a chocolate shop.
Great and innovative food. Really delicious! Wait staff were friendly and helpful.
We always enjoy our meals here. It is recommended to go with more people (the portions are meant to be shared) but we don't mind left overs. The service is always good.
I really wanted to like this place but the food is incredibly lackluster, I had the special pasta, flavor was there but the pasta was incredibly under cooked even for al dente. Polenta bland and nothing special, beet salad is a good idea but use some decent cheese and how about not small dicing the beets so you have some texture or even better roast the baby beets and don’t cover up all your hard work with a mound or arugula. I know this sounds harsh but you can do better. I haven’t wrote you off completely but properly training and some attention to detail can pay off threefold. I wish you the best.
Usually love this restaurant's farm-to-table menu but had the misfortune of being served a very undercooked pork chop that definitely needed another round on the grill. As it wasn't busy; not sure what was going on.
Rest of the meal was fantastic as always.
I was disappointed that the menu online was not the menu offered. Prices where higher than expected. Food was great and I would go there again.