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The Common - College Park Marriott

4.0
4
171 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
There's nothing common about The Common, a dynamic academia-inspired casual pub featuring sophisticated style and delicious substance. Great minds gather here in Hyattsville to enjoy regionally inspired food and libations, connect with free Wi-Fi, catch a game with friends or dine under the stars in our restaurant's intimate courtyard.

We offer a menu that embraces the spirit of classic pub fare with creative entrées, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches and tempting snacks. Our menu includes:

Hummus
Shrimp Scampi Flatbread
Rice Bowl
Impossible Burger
Cornish Hen
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Tantalizing desserts include Morenko's Ice Cream & Sorbet, Toffee Bourbon Cake, and Maryland's State Dessert, Smith Island Cake.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 985-7326

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Taylor, Freeman

  • Catering

    The Common has a great space for large parties. Outside courtyard with fireplace available for private rental. Platter and a la carte menu options available. Parties of 20 or more; should contact Nicole Watkins at 301-985-7054 or nicole.watkins@marriott.com to make reservations.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to The Common. Conveniently located at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College, this convivial gathering place is the ideal location to gather with guests for a special occasion! Bring friends or colleagues to dine with us!

  • Private party contact

    Eric Tchuigoua: (301) 985-7054

  • Neighborhood

    Hyattsville

  • Cross street

    Adelphi Rd., Campus Dr.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary garage parking adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Restaurant adjacent to Metro Bus stop for the F6, F4, R3, C8 buses on Campus Drive. The University of Maryland student shuttle stop on Campus Drive.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. JR

    JRM44

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place to dine before or after going to Xfinity Center - easy in-and-out, free parking, and a pleasant atmosphere with good food. I recently checked out restaurants in the area for my first visit to Xfinity. The Common was not just the top choice, it was the only spot I found for leisurely sit-down dining. My pulled pork sandwich was actively delicious, and the wine list varied. Thanks to our server and the kitchen for a great experience!
  2. w

    wasok

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went for Mother’s Day. The food was ok but they can expand the menu a bit.
  3. RJ

    RobertJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waiter never came back after food was served. The salmon was dry and not enough sauce on the plate. Same for the crab cakes. The steak was good. Broccolini was just about raw. On Mothers’s day- waiter did not take mothers’ orders first. Handed the check to my wife instead of me. Totally clueless about etiquette. Not personable either.
  4. SP

    SharonP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was great. The service was slow. We were there due to a meeting of about 350 participants. The servers and kitchen should be quicker as this is a conference center. It was surprising that the service was not quick. The server was pleasant and apologetic so perhaps it was a kitchen issue that evening. Yes, I would eat there again!
  5. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We had reservations for 5:45 before a basketball game at 7:00. We did not get seated until 6:00 and food was not served until 6:45. Restaurant was not packed. Server did give us a discount but overall experience was not good compared to other times there.
  6. D

    Dees411

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. I would consider taking the crab cake off the menu when not in season.
  7. MS

    MaryS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent! We’ve been there twice and each time it’s pretty empty. Not sure why this place isn’t crowded.
  8. j

    jimb

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and accommodating staff - nice menu selections and very good food.
  9. SD

    SusanD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a dinner with friends before Maryland Basketball games. Food is good and so is the service It's also a good lunch spot for folks who work at UMD.
  10. KT

    KennyT

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I give The Common a solid 4.5. Nice relaxed restaurant, good variety of items on the menu. Great service and tasty food. Great value.
  11. AF

    ApacheFogg

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Servers were nice but very slow. Didn't like being hit with 20% built in gratuity for this. Food should have been served to everyone at once as well instead of two rounds. Restaurant is pricey but everyone in our party enjoyed their food. Recommend for special occasions once or twice a year which in a way is too bad. If service was better and food more reasonably priced, I might come here more often.
  12. F

    Foodmad

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was salty but the waitstaff was very pleasant for a larger party (we ended up switching to an eight table) and table and seating comfortable with space between so you could have private conversations etc
  13. JR

    JoanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It is a good place to take visitors at UMD, the food is good and the service staff are very nice.
  14. S

    Shola

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was attentive, food so-so
  15. S

    Susa

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for a quiet lunch. Friendly service. Loved the buffalo wings.
  16. LM

    LM2014

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Granted it was a busy night but despite a reservation we were seated at a gigantic table for 8 (there were 4 of us), which required yelling across the table. I asked to be seated in one of the empty 4 tops but was told those were "reserved", so we felt like second class citizens from the start. The food is mediocre but there are few options near the UMD campus. Probably better on a quieter night.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff assisted me in surprising my wife with a personal card (with note inside) for our 3-month wedding anniversary. Everyone at the common was very accommodating and made us feel extremely welcome. They even provided complimentary mimosas for Sarah and I to enjoy.
  18. EL

    ErnieL

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limited menu for lunch but very tasty. The pulled pork was great.
  19. T

    Todd

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Quite possibly the worst meal I have had in the last decade.
  20. MV

    MaireV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love The Common and everyone who works there. We always feel welcome!!
  21. MV

    MaireV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Both of our children were/are students at the University of Maryland and we look forward to our meals at The Common. We have grown to know some of the staff and we always feel so welcome! Food and drinks are great. Breakfast buffet is awesome!
  22. HB

    HBPL

    Baltimore

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service is highly professional and kind. There are plenty of menu options. I was thrilled to see Guinness Blonde on tap. I would dine here again.
  23. LH

    LHarris

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at The Commons!
  24. KM

    KenM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We reserved a high table, but were given a low table in the back of the restaurant.
  25. SD

    SusanD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is always a good spot for a lunch or dinner with friends before a Maryland basketball game. Lots of red in the dining room! Very good food and friendly service. Always a good choice!
  26. LN

    LeeN

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food is classic Maryland Fare. It is decorated in Maryland shore style. It was very quiet at lunch. I would go back.
  27. s

    seafoodie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Commons is losing customers every MD game day due to poor service/understaffing. They are the nearest restaurant for MD basketball games and they are NEVER properly staffed for the 2 hours before a home game. They seem surprised every time despite folks booking reservations. We arrived for our reservation 1 hour and 45 minutes before game time for burgers and wings. We waited 20 minutes for someone to come to our table with water. After another 10 minutes our guys went to the bar to get drinks and waited 30 minutes for bottled beer. While they were at the bar our waiter came and we placed our order for 6 items. WE NEVER SAY OUR WAITER AGAIN. After 40 minutes and 2 talks to the manager about getting our food as we had to leave we were told to go ahead and go to the game and don’t worry about paying for the food. Really? We went to the game and bought hotdogs there. Bra issue it is convenient we would go to the Commons before every home game. We now join the dozens of Terps fans who gather to grab a bite before EVERY home game who will NEVER step foot in the Commons ever again.
  28. LP

    LarryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best to visit when the University is not in session. Like having your own hotel and restaurant available just for you! Starbucks coffee. Excellent menu choices for breakfast and everything is cooked to order! A traditional Colonial feel and décor! Great service!
  29. OB

    OBXmargi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were there following a basketball game - Go Terps! There wasn't enough wait staff to handle the surge. Our server was overwhelmed. Once we did get our orders in, the food came out in an appropriate amount of time. It was ok. We were seated immediately but the bar was packed. We'll probably be back again and will try some other dishes. It's an attractive venue.
  30. E

    Eileen

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Poor service is consistent in this restaurant. You would think that they would be prepared on basketball and football game days/weekends. They are always short staffed, and the wait for food and drinks is always way too long.
  31. JR

    JamesR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I think they need to offer more variety. Not enough to choose from on the menu.
  32. BP

    BrucePE

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We stayed at the Marriott for the weekend. Saturday morning breakfast was a fiasco. Had to flag down a busboy after 15-20 minutes just to get waited on. That took forever. Then ordered Bloody Mary which took another 15 minutes while other tables were served and I asked the waitress twice where ours was. After a while the Manager brought the drink explaining that they could not serve alcohol before 9:00am, although it was 9:30am. Service was poor to say the best. Food was just OK and way overpriced. I went back in the afternoon to the Bar for a drink and again had to flag down someone to wait on me at the Bar. He waited on 2 others and ignored me. Dinner was Ok, again way overpriced, low selection menu and service just ok. Sunday morning we went for breakfast at 8:30 and were told it was a 15-20 minute wait and well over 50% of the tables were empty. We left, checked out and went someplace else. I mentioned to the Marriott folks that if the hotel weren't so convenient to football stadium that we would stay someplace else. I am for sure not going to eat at Common again unless some major changes are made. Hotel told me they have had many complaints about Common since the recent management changes. Right now I could not recommend Common to anyone.
  33. SD

    SusanD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a good experience at The Common. A good place for a business lunch or a bite to eat prior to a UMD basketball game.
  34. JR

    JessicaR

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I love the ambiance here and the staff is always very friendly but very slow. It took forever for us to get drinks, our food and I even had to walk to the bar to get the check. And it was a very slow night; the restaurant wasn't very busy. I like it here, just wouldn't recommend if you are in a hurry.
  35. SB

    ScottB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Breakfast menu is good but not served on all weekends- buffet is too limited and overpriced.
  36. p

    prof

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Servers are incredible. We consider them the best in this entire area.
  37. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice wine selection!
  38. J

    James

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was good, took awhile but good for the price not hundred percent great. There was a time when drinks just sitting wait another waiter was kind enough to acknowledge and refill which a was them losing money but atleast she picked up the slack, went back later to sit at the bar when kids were asleep and almost a 15-20min wait for a drink and no one was their just a few people may be a staffing issue or due to down season. But the kitchen again did a good job and was fast but again it was deserts and two more drinks. Overall a good place but not the best
  39. EE

    EnjoyEatingOut

    San Antonio

    68 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We decided to eat at the restaurant in the hotel in which we were staying for the evening. However, that was a big mistake. The food was prepared as if a child was going to eat it. We shared this concern with our waitress who then, in turn, shared with the chef. We spoke with the chef; he defended his dish. The Common is not a place we will return to in Adelphi, Maryland.
  40. AV

    AmyV

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have been to this restaurant many times with good experiences so thought it would be a good idea to celebrate here with my whole family as my daughter graduated. Although the restaurant was far from full the service was extremely slow and the waitstaff was preoccupied and seemed annoyed. One of the dinners was dropped in the kitchen so a new dinner had to be prepared it took a very long time and most of us were done when it finally came. We ordered dessert and one of our guests asked for coffee and the waiter said he would get to coffee orders after dessert orders. He never did get to coffee orders and by the time he came back we were done with our desserts. The meal was over 3 hours which was way too long and we were so disappointed. I was embarrassed about the whole experience.

FAQs

The Common - College Park Marriott offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 985-7326.

The Common - College Park Marriott is rated 4 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Common - College Park Marriott

3501 University Blvd. E, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Adelphi Rd., Campus Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Hyattsville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary garage parking adjacent to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Restaurant adjacent to Metro Bus stop for the F6, F4, R3, C8 buses on Campus Drive. The University of Maryland student shuttle stop on Campus Drive.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Taylor, Freeman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 985-7326

  • Catering

    The Common has a great space for large parties. Outside courtyard with fireplace available for private rental. Platter and a la carte menu options available. Parties of 20 or more; should contact Nicole Watkins at 301-985-7054 or nicole.watkins@marriott.com to make reservations.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to The Common. Conveniently located at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College, this convivial gathering place is the ideal location to gather with guests for a special occasion! Bring friends or colleagues to dine with us!

  • Private party contact

    Eric Tchuigoua: (301) 985-7054

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