About The Commoner

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.

458 Strawberry Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 230-4800

Website:
http://www.thecommonerpgh.com/

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!

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

Executive Chef:
Chef Wyatt Lash

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

Private Party Contact:
Ross Pattison: (412) 471-1170

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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Details
Sun 10:00PM - 11:45PM

Mon - Wed 12:00AM - 12:00AM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

Thu 12:00AM - 12:00AM

The Commoner Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Casual (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Fun (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was kind of rude. Mostly the hostesses.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic. Atmosphere is great. Went for Sunday brunch. Options for any food preferences.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great spot! Lots of healthy options for all food preferences and dietary needs. Great ambiance and friendly service. Highly recommend it for Sunday brunch!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

This is our go-to place for dinner when we're in the city to see the Pens. The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is buzzing, and the service is top shelf. Thanks, see you again next year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Ottawa)·Dined 4 days ago

The NY steak was very good and cooked to order. The sides could have been better.
Drinks are overpriced but the wine list is good. If you aren’t worried about the final bill, you will enjoy this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Casual gastropub with nice ambience. Food is generally good. Not exceptional but certainly good. Some of the dishes are a bit ambitious but don’t quite hit the mark. I ordered the lamb stew which had a delicious, rich sauce but the lamb itself was a bit tough and definitely not stew-like. I’ve had the Commoner burger and Shepherds Pie in the past. Both quite tasty but not “amazing”. This time around we had a great waiter so our service tonight was quite good. Very attentive. Food came out of the kitchen at a reasonable pace which was welcomed because the restaurant was busy. Overall it’s a better than average pub with interesting food offerings and generally good service. A pleasant place if you’re in the mood for casual dining or “comfort food”.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Definitely recommend

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to the Commoner in Hotel Monaco for Sunday brunch, but were unable to stay after just being seated, because a water pipe had burst in the hotel. The Commoner staff was a bit flustered by the episode, but was professional throughout as they escorted patrons out of the restaurant. We went down the street to the Terrace Room at the Omni William Penn Hotel, where the service and the meal were outstanding, in a truly beautiful setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Despite the good food, I would not go back due to the lackluster service. Our waiter seemed to forget we were his table and was rarely around. He also did a very poor job answering questions about the menu and literally read off to us the description that was on the menu. Our food was poorly timed and across the board the service detracted from our dining experience. Reading reviews, I am not alone in this opinion. Too bad because the place was nice inside (though a bit loud) and the menu creative.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The noise level made ordering and talking difficult. The food was good but not spectacular. The portions were very large so come hungry.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Good/very good:

Beef Cheeks - good
Octopus appetizer - wonderful!
Scotch egg - wonderful!
Wine - very nice
The dessert - green tea sorbet, and the pudding dessert cake. mmmm mmm
Service - wonderful!
The company at the table - Husband, and Mother. Awesome!!!

The Bad:

Beef tartar - bland, and fatty. Not appetizing at all. I finished it after spicing it up myself.

The Ugly:

Had the cornish game hen - it came out raw and had to return it - did not want another. Waiter, and management were completely professional, and apologetic. Mistakes happen but still unexpected and ruins the appetite.


It was our 3rd time there this year before a Pens game. 1st/2nd time was very good. This last time - obviously put off by the raw poultry and even though mistakes are made and they obviously did not charge us for the raw poultry (and the manager did come by which was appropriate) but I feel at a restaurant such as this - they would step up to the plate and hit a home run by comping the entire meal. No biggie - just won't take a future chance on this restaurant as there are too many other establishments to visit in the area.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of our favorite places to come for brunch and some drinks. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Issue #1-Stopped in for a quick bite with my 1 yr old granddaughter. Was seated at a bar "with a highchair."

Issue #2-Ordered her food first but yet mine arrived before hers. I couldn't eat at all because I had to hold her while I fed her.

Once the waiter realized the awkwardness she only returned once for the check to be signed.

The positive is that the food was wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had the octopus 🐙 and it was perfect. Service was great I enjoy coming here.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful dinner at The Commoner, staff was accommodating and able to answer all questions. The atmosphere and decor elevated the whole experience. Can’t wait to come back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Creative & Scrumptious menu with kick-a** cocktails. Enjoy a "penicillin" with crispy cauliflower and you'll feel great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food sucked but the kitchen was slow and overwhelmed. My burger was overdone and gross

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I really liked this place, everyone in my group of 4 enjoyed their food and drinks. Our one vegetarian was very happy with the veg tikka masala.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

SO awesome!! Must get the cauliflower app and the sticky toffee bread pudding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Unique with an eclectic menu.......service was excellent but old construction and high ceilings made it very noisy. Very much enjoyed the double pork chop and the dessert was out of this world. Definitely recommend it as part of your Pittsburgh experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been here several times and we always had a good experience. But this time service was not good at all! She brought the order for the main course messed up, and the sauce on the side although never asked for it. She was very late to take our order for the main course, waiting for us to finish eating our appetizers and after 20-30' did take our entrees order... The food is very good, tasty, good serving size, nice environment. Maybe it was just bad day for our waitress, or she was under training.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service with great meals. Very difficult to choose from some very interesting dishes. Cocktail was spot on, plenty of draft beer choices. We ordered the octopus app, lamb stew and wagyu burger. Large portions. Would definitely go back next time we visit Pittsburgh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first visit to Pittsburgh and this was our first meal -- BEYOND amazing. Fresh ingredients, delicious and hearty food that was both high-end yet comforting. We celebrated our anniversary there and the staff made it really special for us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really really nice dining experience. Took my guy here for brunch, we’re visiting from San Francisco. . He grew up in the area and had pierogis all the time growing and said The Commoners’s were super tasty. Thanks for giving him a trip down memory lane.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Server was terribly rude. We were celebrating a special occasion - when my mother asked for a cocktail - the server simply and rudely answered "no" with an awkward pause and then reported that they do not carry the alcohol she was requesting. The server do not even attempt to offer suitable drink replacement, and just stood there staring at my mother quietly. She really should not be working in the service industry. All of our questions were answered very abruptly... we left without ordering any dessert or after meal cocktail. The food was amazing (as usual) - we dine here often... well we did before this experience. I don't think we will be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The 2 people tables were too close to each other. Very inconvenient.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is phenomenal. Service a bit slow, and one person’s meal didn’t come out until long after everyone else’s. Waiter was nice, but overly familiar with us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

All was good until they cleared plates from dinner. Then instead of asking whether we wanted dessert or coffee the check was tossed on the table and the person who delivered it (who might not have been our server?!) walked away. So we had dessert elsewhere

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Please try the appetizers menu - a broad range of interesting eats like the boiled egg covered in batter and deep fried, or the duck wings. And don't miss the craft cocktails menu - with excellent Bourbon, Vodka and Gin based drinks. i had the Tommy Collins - excellent! Great facility and ambiance. Great service and she knew the details of the menu. Order the 2 bone pork chop!! A++

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was fantastic. Cocktails were creative. The beef cheek was absolutely one of the best things ive ever eaten

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good breakfast.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Salty.
In one word, all the food was over seasoned. Especially SALT!! I’m all for using salt and pepper to slightly enhance the flavours of food, but this was over the top.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service in a trendy atmosphere. Some of the food was great- but some, the hamburger, was not. It was so dry. We had three people order the burger and all said the same thing. We liked the restaurant but it’s not on my ‘must eat’ list.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco and had dinner at the Commoner downstairs. It took a while for us to get our drinks and appetizer - maybe 15 minutes for a drink, 30 for the appetizer. The fried cauliflower appetizer was great! The food was OK - no one raved. I had duck leg confit which was OK but it was surrounded by tasteless, spongy something. I don't know if the slow service was because of the kitchen, bar or our server.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was excellent and the drinks were good too! We went here for our third wedding anniversary so although I would say our meal was a bit pricey for a special occasion like that it was worth it.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Casey was awesome! You HAVE to get the Scotch Egg and the Foie Gras Profiteroles.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good food - its consistently good quality and a great bloody mary bar during brunch. One of the best in the Burgh.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Probably the worst Brunch in the City Food was sloppy, Cooked incorrectly, and the food composition was plain wrong. One thing that was worse was the Valet service, 35 minutes to get our car back and handled by the rudest person in the city

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fair option easy to book on the last minute in the busy downtown. Good location for pre/post show dinner, good cocktails, fair food

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great stop before Penguin's games. Waitstaff is terrific and do their best to accommodate fans trying to get to the game. Hostess, on the other hand, is not very friendly or helpful especially to patrons without reservations even with several empty tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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