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About The Common - College Park Marriott

Welcome to The Common, where great minds gather. Located in the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, this convivial gathering place is the ideal location to gather after a busy day to recharge and relax. Serving contemporary American cuisine in a warm and inviting space reminiscent of a traditional English Public House, The Common espouses all that is great about pub culture.

3501 University Blvd. E
Hyattsville, MD 20783
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Lite Fare: Daily 2:00pm-4:30pm (Bar area open only) Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00pm. Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Adelphi Rd., Campus Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 985-7326

Website:
http://thecommoncollegepark.com/

Catering:
No catering available. All large parties are a la carte menus. Parties of 20+ should contact Dena Rooney 301-985-7054 or dena.rooney@marriott.com to make reservations.

Parking Details:
Complimentary garage parking adjacent to restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Marriott Inn and Conference Center hotel shuttle will offer service to / from the Prince Georges Plaza Metro Station. 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.

Executive Chef:
Diego Fernandez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Graduation, Anniversary or Birthday Celebrations. We offer special menus for parties of 20 or more. Contact us for more information and to make your large group reservation! 301-985-7054

Private Dining

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!

The Common - College Park Marriott Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.5

ambience

4.1

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This was terrible. It took 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge our presence and give us water which was never refilled the entire time. Everyone was waiting for their food. At every table. The waitress was overwhelmed, said the kitchen was backed up. As we were ready to walk out the food arrived. We had flagged down the manager after 45 minutes and still no food. She apologized and gave a discount off the bill. We have always noticed how poorly run this restaurant was but overlooked it because we were with friends or had the one older waitress who is the only competent person there. We probably won’t be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Very convenient location to go for a meal before a Maryland game but the staff is not geared towards a pre-game dinner crowd. Even with reservations we had to wait 15 minutes for our table and then waited over 30 minutes for us all to get our first drink order. We let the waitress know we were going to the Maryland Bball game (which they were unaware of) and noted we needed to order and get out quickly (we had over an hour and a half but wanted to make sure as service was slow) Salads came 30 minutes later and orders were wrong. Entrees (minus 1) came out 30 minutes after that so we had to rush to eat. Numerous drink orders were not received or arrived just as we were leaving. This location has the advantage of location we actually can get to the game sooner if we dine elsewhere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

What happened?! This used to be a fun and reasonably priced restaurant to go to before basketball games. The service has gone way down, prices have gone up and our favorite item was taken off the menu! Sorry, but we will not be going back unless drastic improvements are made!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and frequent the Common often —todays lunch was especially outstanding. Chicken Noodle soup tasted homemade, hearty and very flavorful. It tasted so good (fighting a cold) that I took some to “go”. The house garden salad was fresher than ever and very tasty as well. The staff (both manager and servers) were very attentive and pleasant. We love going to the Common for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and/or dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was superb from the fancier (crab cakes and salmon) to the more everyday (club sandwich and soup). Nice wine list and beer on draft.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Easy breakfast when staying at the Marriott but staff seemed confused about reservations and where to seat people. Decent standard breakfast buffet fare. Coffee burnt and bitter. Pastries dense and not delicious. Chef making eggs did an awesome omelette.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Breakfast. Good buffet choices but the coffee wa ultra strong and bitter for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a nice dinner with excellent service by our favorite server, Hirute!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Saeed was a great server. There was a table near with 25 plus people. He did great under the circumstances

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I enjoyed this restaurant. I was a little sadden by the molded bread but other than that everything was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We enjoyed a fun birthday lunch here. Service was great and our food was very tasty. It was a lovely occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

A reasonable lunch with good service. The crab cakes and burgers were good.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We loved the atmosphere but the food was mediocre the service slow. The resturant had lots of children but we couldnt get a kids menu or booster seat?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Free Parking, Food was good, Convenient. Some vegetarian options. The reason why I would return is the staff is honest. I only had one cocktail and left my American Express behind. I realized my oversight about 15min latter. The waitress turned the card in to loss prevention. I retrieved it had to sign some forms no big deal. My wife loved it she is very picky. Will go back, apparently they do a sunday brunch. May want to avoid on Saturdays during MD games given the location unless you are staying at the Marriott.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

My friends and I have met here two years in a row. We enjoy being in a place that is not too loud and we can talk easily. The food is good and there are a range of options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We had a very early dinner to celebrate my son's graduation, so were practically the only diners. Service was pleasant but not polished. Food was excellent, although the menu was a limited. Overall, we had a good experience and no big complaints, but there was nothing that really stood out. A solid restaurant for a family occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Staff was excellent flexible and attention very polite and courteous special thanks to our waiter

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Our party has two vegetarians and a vegan. Not a great menu selection for them - two salads and no main dishes were vegan. We made it clear to the server when ordering, yet the pasta ordered as vegan came out with cheese on it. The server didn't seem to understand the concept of vegetarian or vegan - they should be trained on such things. Everyone in our party of 4 thought the food was good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was good, and service was excellent; ambient noise was quite acceptable. I set up my reservation using Open Table on the web. However, when I attempted to add two diners, the app did not respond, and I had to call to make the change.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day Brunch to make it easy for our UMD junior who was in the midst of finals. We usually avoid Mother's Day out w all noise, wait, etc. This was a fab idea, great food, not too crowded, easy free parking, nice service, yummy cocktails, try the French Martini!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

As the appearance of some place special, but food and service were a big disappointment. We waited 5-10 minutes to be seated in a mostly empty restaurant, then more lags for subsequent service. $20 pasta entry was bland and served without any accompaniment (no bread, not a leaf of greens, etc). Codiner's salad was a disappointment as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I made reservations for brunch not realizing it stopped early, so we had lunch which was tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Friendly atmosphere, excellent service, wonderful staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We are regulars at the Commons although not sure if this trend will continue as the prices have gotten way out of control for dinner. We invited a friend to join us and our bill for 4 dinners ( no beverages) was quite pricey. Food was good except my steak which was recommended by our server was not prepared medium rare and was way too salty

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Had scheduled an 8pm dinner. Table wasn't ready, that was not a problem. While we were waiting, two ladies came from behind us, no reservation, and were seated after we were. After about ten minutes, with no waitstaff, no water, etc.. the waitstaff walked past our table to attend to the ladies who came in after us. Gave them water, answered questions about the menu, and took their order. We left, unoticed, and without regard. Once we got in the car and I opened the app to write my review, I got a notification that the restaurant had cancelled our reservation. Talking about insult on top of injury. We will not be dining there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great everything! Service, food and value were all on point!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I found the restaurant by scanning OpenTable. At first, I was disappointed to discover it was inside a hotel restaurant. But when I tasted the crab soup, I got over myself land dove it. It was delicious! One of the best I've had. I ordered the salmon as my main course. I requested it blackened, which the cooks in the kitchen interpreted as over-well done. I was willing to eat the salmon-jerky. After all, I was the one who ordered a different type of preparation. But the waitress felt so bad about it, she brought me a new meal. I really appreciated that. My husband's meal looked great. I don't remember what it was. He said it was delicious and cleaned his plate. I would go there again.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, great service and delicious food! We plan on returning for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We love coming to the Common! We always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our favorite server is Hirute!! We ask for her every time we eat here. She is the definition of "service with a smile". Her enthusiasm for giving excellent service is refreshing and she is a good part of the reason we have such a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2017

You can never go wrong with the crab soup and the spinach salad at the common. I have never had a bad experience here. Great food, service and value.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time because the food was very good and the ambience was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We love this place and go often. The waitstaff is a bit uneven. Tonight our waiter, although pleasant, was slow, forgot things, and never brought the check. We finally left cash on the table and left. The waiter followed as my friend had left his phone. We had not left enough money to cover the bill and we had not planned to leave a tip. He said don't worry about it. Somehow when this place was (beautifully) remodeled, the management or wait service or whatever just simply changed. The food is very good, more creative than when it was the tiny garden cafe (or whatever it was called back then). But we go here before attending performances at The Clarice - so there's a time element. We now make reservations 2 hours before the performance, even though the venue is about 5 min away by car because you cannot count on the service bring quick or at all efficient.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

I fell in love with this place the first time I came so I can back. From the food, to the atmosphere, to the service...EVERYTHING is stellar!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A great spot for pre-game breakfast or comfort food. AND they take reservations.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The food and service at the Common was excellent . We really enjoyed it. It is actually perfect for a friend get together and for a business meeting. Very nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that the food was much better than the typical Marriott hotels such as Residence Inn, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, and Town Suites chain. Definitely recommend as it is a good meal value and a modern atmosphere. Servers are also very nice.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The Common restaurant is NOT Common. The food was great, the service very attentive. We started by sharing a very delicious Caesar salad. It was big enough for three. We Then enjoyed the "house" burgers and the roast turkey sandwich. All were served with "house" sea salt chips! Delicious!

Our server, Dil, was friendly and attentive.
We shared apple cobbler and ice cream for dessert. Including the Sam Adams beer our son ordered, the bill was quite reasonable at about $65.00.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2016

usually have a good experience here. on this occasion though, flatbread was slightly overcooked and service could have been a bit more attentive

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2016

A very pleasant restaurant. Open, spacious, decorated in colonial style. Very accommodating staff when they had reservations for 5 and we actually had 8. Very pleasant wait staff. food was very good, large variety of appetizers and entree's. Family very much enjoyed the entire experience at a very reasonable price. We'll go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Outstanding Value
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The lunch options were plentiful and met a wide variety of dietary needs. The food was fresh and tasty and the portions were generous. Service was attentive without being intrusive and allowed us plenty of uninterrupted time to catch up. I heartily recommend The Common.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour
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