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Commonwealth - San Francisco - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
1633 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, Commonwealth is a progressive American restaurant. Chef Jason Fox takes a decidedly global approach to California's tradition of showcasing local, seasonal foods by incorporating diverse culinary ingredients and techniques. Commonwealth also donates part of the proceeds from Chef Fox’s tasting menus ($95) to local non-profits.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 355-1500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Private party facilities

    Commonwealth is available for full buyouts for larger parties -Seated dinner: 13 - 35 guests -Standing cocktail reception: 13 - 55 guests Reservations of 6-12 guests will be seated in our main dining room *Commonwealth does not have a private dining room Please email inquiries@commonwealthsf.com for more information

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    There is a small parking lot that is available to guests for $5 while dining at Commonwealth.

  • Public transit

    BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. p

    prc07

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. I am so disappointed it is closing! I hope Jason will open another restaurant in San Francisco soon.
  2. d

    dean

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best dining experience I have had in SF. It’s Michelin’s Star quality and food experience with cool relaxed setting.
  3. MG

    MauiGirl

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Closing on August 31st after 9 years. Great food and presentation. If you getvin before the closing vat the end of month, highly recommend the price fix. Special of the night. You can substitute if the selection doesn't meet your diet. We'll miss them..... hope fully they will return soon and open another great experience .
  4. C

    Corky

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places - the ideal combination of creative food and friendly, efficient service. A shame that another greedy landlord is closing down another San Francisco restaurant destination.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy to have visited Commonwealth before they close. The amazing staff was knowledgeable and friendly and attentive to detail, and the food really spoke to the restaurants spirit and showcased the wonderful rooftop garden. The wine pairing went perfectly as well. The bill in the end was also very nice considering the awesome level of food we had!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience
  7. j

    jsbsf

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another outstanding experience! Remains my favorite tasting menu in the city last 10 years. So sorry to see them have to leave due to greedy landlord. It is sad and they will be missed tremendously ❤️
  8. p

    prudence

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was stellar. Best restaurant in SF.
  9. D

    Danny

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The server said the chefs tasting menu would take about 3 hours, so we passed and went with the regular tasting menu with few courses. It still took 3 hours.
  10. LH

    LaurenH

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh and innovative food. Service was attentive but not stuffy. So sad it is closing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in SF. Service is impeccable. Food is unbelievable in its originality, quality, and flavor.
  12. SF

    jjSF

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was superb. Sadly, the restaurant is closing.
  13. PI

    PrIs

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Parking is an issue here, need additional arrangements for customers
  14. NW

    NWinCA

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Regret that our first dining experience at Commonwealth is also our last as the restaurant will be closing soon. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Great value for the quality. Beautiful presentation and wonderful service. Servers are very knowledgeable about both the food and wine.
  15. DS

    DrScott

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, even better considering the price! Not the nicest neighborhood, but that explains why they’re able to sell Michelin starred food at regular restaurant prices.
  16. BG

    BillG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Commonwealth is a gem in San Francisco and its a shame and tragedy that it is closing in August. The restaurant, the exceptional front of house staff and of course Chef Jason Fox and his kitchen team will be sorely missed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food/wine, exceptional service and a really kind and attentive staff. We had a great time and highly recommend Commonwealth.
  18. PH

    PaulH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The greatest modern food bargain in the city. Farewell, Commonwealth.
  19. CJ

    CatJ

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine experience was amazing! We did the extended tasting menu and we were there for nearly 4 hours. The wait staff was friendly and explained each dish and wine to us. We went with 4 people and it was a pretty expensive meal but for the full experience it was worth it. We loved the atmosphere, it was busy (even on a Sunday) but didn’t feel loud and you could really enjoy your conversations. Would want to come back for another special occasion!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food has small portion sizes but the prices are reasonable and the food is good. The young hen and the shrimp mouse was to die for.
  21. KG

    KenG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here almost yearly to see how this restaurant has progressed, and last night was possibly the best meal I have had in the last decade. The food was precise without any superfluous elements and the wine service was deft and on point. Sadly Commonwealth will be closing next month, but I have no doubt that the talented people who work there both in front and back of the house will move on to bigger and better things, but this place is special, so check it out before it is too late.
  22. RN

    RussellN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better make your reservations before August 31 as Commonwealth will be closing after that date. A wonderful restaurant forced to close due to another greedy landlord. I tried the extended tasting menu. It was incredible. With the variety of cooking styles and different paired wines it felt like a trip around the world at a much lower cost!
  23. M

    Mayukum

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was great .
  24. PW

    PatrickW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Nothing interesting about the food. Lacked flavor. Bland. The wait staff was nice. We did the tasting menu. Approximately $500 for 3 people including a bottle of wine. Expected more. Would not recommend.
  25. B

    Bobman

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the full menu for dinner at Commonwealth. It was a great experience. The food was delicious and the service staff was excellent. I anticipate a return visit shortly.
  26. SC

    ShirleyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service and ambience. We definitely will come back.
  27. CM

    CMASS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, innovative food and interesting, delicious wines.
  28. JW

    JennaW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for this many course, pre fixed menu. I would definitely return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has won my heart, and is my favorite in the city! ❤️
  30. BC

    BryanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small, sparse and tastefully decorated restaurant in the heart of the Mission. The hay-smoked carrots were tender and delectable, the desserts were a treat, and the service was impeccable and particularly patient with the non-English-speaking guests I had for the evening. Every dish we tried was very conscientiously prepared, and there are a wide variety of vegetarian options that are just as sophisticated and delicious as the meat dishes.
  31. HC

    HCha

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    I have had 3 amazing meals here before. Unfortunately this time the quality of the dishes was poor. Everything is in place for a fantastic experience, including great service but when the food quality isn’t there it all falls apart.
  32. DK

    DavidK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service are excellent. The ambience needs improvement. They need more elegant sophisticated furnishings (e.g., tablecloths, sound dampening window treatments, etc.). I understand they may be moving to a new location in the future and hopefully this issues will be addressed. My only food criticism is that seaweed chips just do not work well this the rest of the menu. They should serve bread.
  33. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Commonwealth is just EXCELLENT.
  34. NM

    NicholasM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very nice - quality food. They offered the best salt and vinegar crisps (chips for the americans) that i've ever had. Would go back, but it closed down :(
  35. S

    Spain

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my 5th time here and its still as amazing as the first time. Creative, delicious and such a memorable experience. Thank you to the superb culinary team, to depth of knowledge of the sommeliers and impeccable service from the servers.
  36. JJ

    JoelJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Tables are a bit too close together. We got the tasting menu but had to replace the seafood dishes due to allergies. None were replaced with meat dishes which was underwhelming. Food was really good but wished they replaced a seafood dish with a meat dish. Left still feeling a bit hungry!
  37. FC

    FredC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu. It was our anniversary and the server brought us free glasses of champagne!
  38. DS

    DrSingh

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The service was very good, the food was beautifully served but the quality and taste were average at best and somewhat pretentious. Too much reliance on foams and the like, which is somewhat dated! Portions were very small. My dessert was not bigger than a large coin and twice as thick as a coin - one mouthful!
  39. R

    Raymond

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is an insiders San Francisco restaurant with $100 tasting menu worth $300 at other places. The beet tartare and tongue and shrimp were the best ever. We also had several delicious amuse bouche. They even have a parking lot. They are hidden away on Mission near 18th a few doors down from Mission Chinese. They were careful about my guests gluten intolerance. The staff were both knowledgeable and friendly. The guests appeared to be SFfoodies about 1/3 Chinese Americans. This was my 6th visit. You may order tasting menu for whole table or alacarte
  40. GW

    GabeW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar food - great wine

FAQs

Commonwealth - San Francisco - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 1633 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a small parking lot that is available to guests for $5 while dining at Commonwealth.

  • Public transit

    BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 355-1500

  • Private party facilities

    Commonwealth is available for full buyouts for larger parties -Seated dinner: 13 - 35 guests -Standing cocktail reception: 13 - 55 guests Reservations of 6-12 guests will be seated in our main dining room *Commonwealth does not have a private dining room Please email inquiries@commonwealthsf.com for more information

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