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The Commoner

4.5
928 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The Commoner is anything but common. American classics with a touch of the unexpected are at the heart of this Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant. The vibrant design recalls Pittsburgh’s industrial past and complements a kitchen that excels at adding modern flourishes to classic comforts. We serve an authentic, locally-focused, ingredient-driven menu that showcases the massive wood-fired oven at the center of The Commoner’s exhibition kitchen. A robust selection of local beers and craft spirits completes the American tavern feel.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30AM - 10:30AM
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00AM

Bar: Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Bar: Monday - Thursday: 10:00AM - 12:00AM
Bar: Friday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00AM

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Phone number
(412) 230-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Wyatt Lash
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Private party facilities
Perusing the menus before going to the restaurant is a bit like watching the trailer before going to the movies. You want to get a good idea of what you"re getting into, especially if you're looking to please a crowd. So take a look at our catering menus, filled with wood-fired fare from our on-premises, modern American tavern The Commoner and just imagine what's going to happen when your taste buds have their own ticket to the show. - See more at: http://www.monaco-pittsburgh.com/event-venues/catering/#sthash.NXo3T91S.dpuf
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Private party contact
Ross Pattison: (412) 471-1170
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Parking details
The Commoner offers a variety of parking options to suit your needs while dining. From distinct valet service at the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, the garage at Mellon Square, or off street parking right in from of the restaurant on William Penn Way, we want you to have an impeccable experience - from beginning to end!
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Public transit
From The T - exit on the Steel Plaza stop which puts you at Grant & 6th Avenue. Walk 1 block West on 6th to William Penn Way to see The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh and The Commoner Restaurant & Bar!
From the Port Authority, there are a variety of bus options that come right on 6th Avenue between Grant and Smithfield / Wood Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Thu 12:00AM - 12:00AM

What 928 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was such a pleasant surprise! Had dinner there 3 days ago and I am still enjoying my meal. The roasted carrot with a delicious fresh pesto has to be one of the best bites I have had in awhile. The ribeye was the special and it was perfectly cooked with a good seasoned char. I will be going back soon!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Last minute date night and WOW! This meal was anything but common. The food, the service, the ambiance was exquisite. Already planning to return for my birthday.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My first dinner trip to The Commoner. It was pretty loud and busy. No real problems, but I’ll probably be sticking to brunch trips.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Happy to be staying in the hotel, and that made it all the more enjoyable. Would not hesitate to come here for dinner, however, even if we had been staying any place else in the downtown area.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance? Sports bar-like, with a really rowdy crowd.
Service? Insanely bad. Slow, inattentive, uninformed, cold.
Food? Really quite good! I loved the Street Corn.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We went for brunch while visiting Pittsburgh for the weekend. Great Crab Benedict! We also had the Bloody Mary bar. The food was fantastic. The service was meh...but the food made it bearable

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food is good, Bloody Mary Bar is fun

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious meal, staff o did not mind kids one bit! Happy to introduce them to an upscale experience.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great place to celebrate my girl's birthday. We truly enjoyed our evening. Food was amazing and drinks were perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent Food. Every item was good, so I'd say worth it, but still a little pricey. Portions, again reasonable but a little light for the price. Service was excellent, room a little loud, but bearable.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was great. A great go to breakfast place.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great cocktails and good menu that is not overwhelming. Easy to make a choice

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We ate here for breakfast and returned for dinner. Very good food and service. Unfortunately we were surrounded by cackling and loud tables. Not The Commoner’s fault, but people never let you down.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent meal. Pleasantly surprised at how good it was. A hidden gem in downtown Pittsburgh.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Stopped here for lunch before Kenny Chesney concert--excellent. Service was great! Food was wonderful! Headed upstairs to rooftop Biergarten and saw raised bed planters with veggies & herbs for restaurant!!! Fun time!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Despite an odd table placement where we were staring at the people next to us, we liked The Commoner enough to eat here for breakfast and dinner.

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food came in 5 minutes luke warm, waited 10 minutes for new martini cause first was horrible
$35 for veggie dish and one bad martini?????
Ugh!!!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great brunch before the ballgame. Casual dining with interesting cocktails, fun brunch options, and good service. Seating tight. Would definitely return for a low-key lunch/brunch with friends downtown.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Crispy Cauliflower app is a must! Had Scottish steak and NY strip, both excellent. Our waitress was a terrific resource for the menu and quite attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We chose The Commoner because of the excellent reviews and the menu choices. We arrived and didn’t realize it would be a brunch menu but we weren’t disappointed. Our server Alexis was AWESOME! She was friendly, funny, knowledgeable and made our experience one of the best, if not the best, we’ve ever had since having a baby. She made the day!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our server, Matt was the best. So much personality. Great service and he made it fun!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was great; however, they notified open table that I didn’t attend my reservation, even though I was there. Other than that, everything was fantastic. Loved the peach bellinis and crab Benedict.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We shared small plates and a dessert. All of the food was very good; the one dish not to our liking was immediately taken off our bill. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great place for drinks but not dining. But for the Scotch Egg, the food is below average—nothing that an average cook could not make at home with ingredients from Costco. After my two dining experiences at The Commoner, I recommend that you select a different restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

From the creative and delicious menu items to the amazing service we had, this was one of the best Pittsburgh dining experiences in the past couple of years. Highly recommend the Commoner!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Service was excellent.
Our meals were very fresh, well prepared, great blend of flavors and beautiful presentation. Also a perfect temperature when served. I have had the sticky toffee date cake before and really enjoyed it. This one was good, but not as wonderful as my past experience.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

there are many people and we wait for long time.
teste good especial beef burger.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I picked The Commoner because I have had good experiences there, in the past. Well, past performance is not a predictor of future performance! The restaurant seems to have deteriorated in several aspects. The waiter was completely disinterested in us - didn’t bring coffee refills; didn’t help us with a spill; didn’t check on us during the meal; didn’t ask us if we wanted dessert, I could go on.
And it’s not like we didn’t try to get his/their attention - it seems that waitstaff are trained to *avoid* eye contact!

The food was insipid and unimaginative as well. Did the chefs who created the excellent meals of the past all leave?? There are many breakfast options in Pittsburgh that would have made a better brunch for half the price.

In all, a lousy Mother’s Day brunch experience. With all the excellent dining options that are available in Pittsburgh, The Commoner has many fixes to make if they expect to survive.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mom’s food was cold, my food was cold and the chicken was burnt to a crisp. I had to send it back. The manager brought my new chicken to the table and didn’t even apologize or offer to remove it from the check. The woman sitting next to us sent her food back twice because it was cold. Worst mother’s day dining experience I’ve ever had. Would not recommend....a waste of $60!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great restaurant!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Server didn't know what the fish tasted like.
$14 for soup and very small.
The califliower had more breading than described and did not have eggplant with it.
Overall disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Super friendly staff, amazing food, and lengthy interesting drinks menu.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I was at the restaurant @ 11:55 am and requested a seat seeing the restaurant was filling... I mentioned that I was awaiting a business associate and repeated my name. Although I was clear my business partner was to be seated with me upon his arrival—he unfortunately sat for almost 10-15 minutes beside the host stand without the host asking him was he waiting for someone and who might that be. My associate called my cell phone and we linked up @ 10-15 minutes after noon for our noon lunch. That made the lunch be hurried and ran longer than anticipated.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My hamburger was cooked well and was delicious. The Toffee Pudding dessert had me licking the bowl. Definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The Tikki Marsala was delicious. Nice location and atmosphere. Service was a bit lack luster. Brunch the next day wasn't worth the price.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our first visit to the Commoner on the was to the theatre and we weren't sure we were in Pittsburgh. Loved the atmosphere and the service was outstanding. My friend commented that the brunch menu looked small yet she couldn't chose between three dishes she wanted to try. My Crab Benedict was delicious with significant crab and my friend's wrap was outstanding. We plan to go back soon.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I was very disappointed with the service. First time leave no tip! The waiter took very long to come and check in with us after we got seated. Getting 2 cups of coffee with cream app took us 7 min wait when he brought it no spoon was provided. Had to wait again to get a spoon then we asked random waiter to give us a spoon to stir the coffee. She brought us a SOUP spoon for my coffee! Then i realized that my mug rim was all chipped at that point I requested to see the manager he was kind and changed my coffee. Wait for food was long enough that people who cam after us received their food but we still waited for our eggs! Food is average not worth the wait.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

By looking at the tables around me, I definitely went with one of the more basic items. The butter lettuce salad was fresh with a good combination of fruit, vegetables and delicious blue cheese. The lettuce pieces were way too large; you'll definitely need a knife. The dressing was a bit too bland for my taste. The tomato bisque was very good. If you are going for date night, make a reservation so that you are not having to sit right next to other diners. Overall it was a good experience, but $30 for a soup and salad is a bit much.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food has gone down hill big time. Server was knowledgeable but food has gone far down hill in the last year.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great food loved avocado Blt great fries

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