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For 2
Sun, 2/25
8:00 PM
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The Commoner

836 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
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.

Steps away, Commoner Corner, a sidewalk-facing, smoked-meat carvery offers sit-down and grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to locals on the move. The Commoner is really carving a name for itself among Pittsburgh restaurants.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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 - 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm-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:
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Private party contact
Ross Pattison: (412) 471-1170
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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
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 836 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Oana (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely dinner her on a Friday night. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the service was friendly and attentive. My husband had the Scottish Salmon which was wonderful and I had the Vegetarian Tikka Masala, also very delicious. We shared a delicious sweet potato bisque and I had a cocktail from the bar while he enjoyed a draft microbrew. The crowd was all young professionals and the space is nicely decorated. We'll be back!

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything tasted great, and the service was wonderful!

vipOpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Really cool restaurant!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic brunch

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and service was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Good food, but overpriced drinks. $11 for 12 oz. beer?

EddieVanW (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The atmosphere was popping off! Everyone there was amazing, and the drinks were top notch!

JoshF (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice place, love the ambiance and the decor was spot on. Food was good not great, drinks and cocktails were great though and well made. Service was pretty slow and our waitress and hostesses were less then enthused to be working but not the worst service either.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great place, was our first visit and everything was outstanding! Unique, tasty drinks, great staff and food was Great! Definitely recommend!

PaulHav (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The fried chicken sandwich is🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. I’ve been to the restaurant twice while traveling on business and have had a wonderful lunch on both occasions.

Pleasediner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We frequently have enjoyed The Commoner prior to Pen’s games. The food was terrific including the Scotch Eggs and fingerlings as appetizers. The lamb shank was delectable. It was so tender it fell from the bone. The drinks were great, as we have come to expect. Unfortunately, the service was the worst we have ever experienced. Our waitress, K*** , was inattentive and couldn’t explain certain menu items (and didn’t ask for help). We nearly missed the beginning of the hockey game despite 5:30 reservations. Her inattentive behavior disrupted an otherwise terrific meal. We will return as this appeared to be an exception rather than the rule based on our previous experience . If this turns out to be the “new” service level, we will have to find another pregame choice.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The pork chop was one of the best I've ever had, and the all around service was impeccable.

NateC (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrated Valentine's Day 2018 at The Commoner. We both had the Butter Salad and the Ribeye. Food was fantastic. Service was very quick. Server was able to fully explain the menu, which was a big help. Dessert was fantastic as well. We shared the Sticky Toffee Pudding which was in the top 3 desserts that I ever ate. I would definitely come back and recommend.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Food! Great Service!

LindS (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We made reservations over a week in advance. Despite this, we had to sit along the "chef's counter" that looks into the kitchen and the back storage room. It was bright, noisy, and distracting. The bar seating forces you to turn sideways to speak, which is fine for a bar, but not for dinner. It was uncomfortable and could be awkward if you're not familiar with your dinner date. It really tainted the experience.

Prices also seemed a bit high for a Pittsburgh market. The cocktails were creative but the quality didn't match the cost.

Our waitress, on the other hand, was kind, attentive, and clearly very competent.