The Commoner

4.5
1096 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
Mid-Day: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Mid-Day: Saturday - Sunday: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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 Brian Barcus
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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
Abby Perrone: (412) 230-4800 ext. 4765
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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, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

What 1096 People Are Saying
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MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had heard a lot of great things about the Commoner and I am so glad that we finally decided to go. First the cocktails were amazing (and the names/descriptions were hilarious). Second the food was really good. We got the fondue to start and I had the scallops. Would definitely go back!

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s
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pasta dish was great. Hamburger was overdone, but had a great char flavor. French fries were luke warm. It was a busy Saturday nite, and the server wouldn’t guarantee that we would be finished in time for our concert. But had plenty of time considering we choose easy fare. Good coffee!

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AS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the skirt steak which was very tough and the food was luke-warm.
Appetizers were delicious

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On-line reservation worked well. Despite the crowd, the waitress responded to our request to hurry. Food ( both had dinner salads) was very good. Recommend.

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N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed having brunch for the first time at The Commoner. Food and drinks were great. Service was excellent and timely. We had a great holiday meal with family! Fun atmosphere and great energy.

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k
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

If you are looking for a brunch place with a group of friends, this place can definitely be at the top of your list. The only thing is you need to bank in at least 15 minutes to find a parking nearby.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was very good, the only problem I had was coffee grounds in both cups of coffee I received even when I requested a new cup after finishing the first and leaving the grounds at the bottom.

Despite that, food is delicious as always (I highly recommend the pierogis and eggs) and the waitress was extremely nice.

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m
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was great. Nice atmosphere, would recommend to friends and family.

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W
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about the Commoner! What a great find during our trip to Pittsburgh! Highly recommended!

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JF
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took awhile to get my bloody. 15 minutes to be exact. The eggs weren’t cooked correctly and the hollandaise wasn’t on the side as requested. The bloody was taken care of but nothing else. Overall my experience last night was better. I’d still recommend it but they need to step up their brunch game.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was ok, but service was TERRIBLE. Server was awkward, inattentive and not knowledgeable. The have an amazing assortment of cocktails and craft beers...but I didn’t know because I wasn’t given a cocktail menu. It was only after ordering my Bloody Mary that I realized that the tables around us had an additional menu. When I asked our server about it, she insisted that we had the only menu that there was. It was only after pressing the issue that we were given the additional menu (which was originally empty inside but then replaced by a different one) ...page after page of cocktails. But again, I already had a drink, so it was pointless.
The Bloody Mary bar was average, but a good selection of hot sauces. However, there were 2 mixes—one green and one smoked. Neither was super appealing to me. I just wanted a “normal” Bloody Mary. I went with the smoked mix, which I didn’t like at all. It was only when when I passed the bar on the way to the bathroom before leaving that I noticed that they had added a 3rd “original” Bloody Mary mix. Once again—too late to do me any good.

Asked our server for a spoon for my coffee...never got one. Had to stir with my knife.

Asked our server for a fork for my son and some napkins...never brought any. Had to take them off of another table.

Then she went AWOL until we finally flagged her down for the check.

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JF
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Fabulous food. Good atmosphere. Drink was STRONG.

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CK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Didn't find the food worth the amount of money that was spent.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were here for over 90 minutes and were late for the hockey game even with our reservations. The table to our right and left were finished with their meals and they sat after us. The scotch egg took 30 minutes to arrive. The Cobb salads were pretty quick but our main courses took another 30 plus minutes. My wife’s fries were cold and my pork chop was lukewarm. The food was good but the service left a very bad impression. Don’t think we will do this again.

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the great atmosphere and simple menu. Something for everyone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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DK
Pittsburgh
99 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food , good service. Enjoyed our evening.
Had roasted fall vegetables and roasted cauliflower for appetizer- both were very good. Carrot soup was very flavorful. Grilled salmon was perfectly done.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific industrial atmosphere, inventive menu, attentive service and great food!

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S
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Commoner before a pens game & it was lovely. Started with cocktails & the potato dauphinoise which is definitely an app that I need to revisit. My date had the scottish salmon, which she praised & I the strip steak. The strip was excellent but the roasted brussels sprouts is the real winner.

We will definitely go back in the future.

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KF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service. I would go back to this restaurant again. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pierogi and Eggs was delicious!
Service was fantastic!
Drinks were perfect!
I always enjoy my visit to the commoner!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

There was no Gluten Free products available for breakfast/brunch. Gluten Free Waffle, Pancakes or bread would be a valuable item to have on the menu.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Serivice lacked what we would have expected from a top notch place. Appetizers were great but our burgers were too charred for the quality I expected from a fine establishment. Bar scene before dinner was fantastic.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Drinks and service were timely. We were out with plenty of time to spare for our show.

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JC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The dinner menu was extremely small and not many options. I found it to be overpriced for such a limited menu and the quality of food did not match the inflated price.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited over an hour for our dinner even though the restaurant was not packed. Poor ventilation system-smoke filled air from the kitchen permeated through the dining area. The decor itself is nice.

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C
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always, love this place!

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B
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

For the first time ever we celebrated Thanksgiving by eating at a restaurant. The food at The Commoner was delicious, and the amount was perfect. The California Pinot Grigio was moderately good. Our waiter was pleasant but quite slow. The young man who brought out meals, however, did an exceptional job considering my husband requested a few things. All in all, we will return again.

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PD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding! The food left a little to be desired. Some of our dishes weren’t seasoned well.

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j
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice interior and design, good drinks (great Manhattan) and beer selection, good flatbread. Would return.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had brunch on Sunday and were looking forward to it after all of the great meals we’ve had there in the past. What we encountered was Poor quality of food served cold. Rude server.
Generally bad experience for the price point of this restaurant which used to be a great place to eat. It wasn’t even a very busy service once we arrived.
Maybe it was an off day but there’s really no excuse. I was enjoying a pre-holiday brunch with my family who doesn’t get together all that often so, we rollled with it and didn’t cause a fuss but we also have no desire to return. Really a disappointment.

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MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great bar and bartenders. Excellent lamb shank. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Fun drinks. Hip spot. Giving 4 stars only because it was very smoky, even for an ‘open kitchen’ concept.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken and waffles for brunch were amazing!!!!!

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RS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place for breakfast. Seems to have improved its menu since the last time we ate there. Perhaps a bit loud for dinner. Certainly will go back for breakfast.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the decor awesome!

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NY
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The kielbasa, pierogi and eggs with mustard hollandaise was extraordinary! I recommend for a fun outside the box brunch idea.

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GM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for brunch and late night drinks. Amazing place with a great selection of food. Being vegetarian, I was happy with the selection of food that was available. The place does get packed and service can be slightly slow during busy times.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was awesome. Waitress seemed hurried; only reason why I rated the restaurant a 4 and not a 5. It was busy, but not crazy.

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