The Commoner

4.5
1010 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 1010 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Had a 7pm reservation. Wasn't seated until 7:15. Waitstaff didn't come to the table for another 10 mins. If you are going to be busy, don't take the reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & awesome service! Great high chairs :)

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HT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scotch eggs are the bomb

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AG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, outstanding service, the cocktail descriptions are entertaining, best cocktail I have ever had. It is pretty pricey but for a once-in-a-while date night, totally worth it. Highly recommend to ALL of my friends and family.

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TF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The roasted cauliflower appetizer did not disappoint. Steak was also delicious.

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LT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the diverse menu and tap beer selections . Food was excellent.

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e
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Several of our attendees raved how good their salads and fish were.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch. Ordered the omlet, which was perfect. Great service. Loved the entire setting/ atmosphere. Considering the atmosphere and high end quality of food, price was less than I expected. Will go back again.

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was very good but the service from Alexis was exceptional. She was especially attentive and conversant and made our breakfast very memorable.

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S
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Commoner twice now and both trips were absolutely great. Once my husband and I went alone and enjoyed a great meal. (but we're pretty easy solo..) The true test came when we took my two young sons, my father and his wife for a birthday dinner. The food was still great, drinks perfect and the service was great. Solid experience.

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n
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great! We had the burger and 2 eggs with English muffins. It was on point!! Also the nitro brew kona coffee!

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r
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Didn’t get change to reservation. Food was cold. Server disappeared for long periods of time. Had to ask three times for coffee. Portions pretty meager. Don’t think I’ll go back not good value for the food served. Pricey not a lot of selection . Overpriced

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J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was delicious. I did feel a little rushed to place my order and clear the table. Overall though I was very pleased.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch at The Commoner. It was very yummy. I had the crab Benedict and it was delish! My boyfriend has the Y’inz Need Breakfast which was also very good. The highlight of the food were the English muffins. The only criticism is the price of the brunch cocktails. They’re nearly as expensive as the brunch entrees 16 vs 19 dollars.

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CJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cool relaxed ambiance. We went there for Saturday brunch and everything was very tasty. Others at our table had the French toast with berries that looked especially delicious.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great place. Disappointing server. No personality. Was impatient and not friendly.

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with my 14 yo granddaughter prior to a Pirate game. It was wonderful!

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JF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice in downtown Pittsburgh. We will be back on our next visit to the Iron City.

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C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town visiting for the first time we where told about the commoner and we where so happy we went, food was amazing and the drinks where awesome.

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SJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Remarkably great food for a restaurant we found in the bottom floor of our hotel (we stayed 3 very nice nites at the Monaco Kimpton). Wonderful peach salad, steak tartare and an entree of chicken-fried scallops! Really well done, fair price w/ great cocktails.

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Matt was terrific & we had great food & drinks! Always a good time!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bloody Mary bar is so cool. Many options, garnishes, and options for different taste buds. The food was delicious, team was friendly and efficient.

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OT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar. Had a good discussion with the bartender about beverages and food. Enjoyed the vibe

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Vacation- staying at hotel.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varied menu, all our meals were well prepared and tasty.

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L
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went before the Rod Stewart concert. The server was knowledgeable. We liked the fancy cocktails. I had the octopus special and it was outstanding. Near place and we we go here again.

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KW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for breakfast two days in a row, and we were pleased with the menu, both for food and drinks. We ended up both getting the bloody mary bar, and we were in LOVE! The options and freshness were outstanding, and we both agree that it was the best bloody mary we have ever had. The fact that you got to choose flavor-infused vodka (we went with bacon), as well as a variety of fresh herbs, different spices/sauces, pickled veggies, and mini-sandwiches and pancakes was amazing. Our food for breakfast was also out of this world! We both ordered the perogies and poached eggs, and the creativeness, yet comfort of this dish was excellent. I also ordered overnight oats the second morning and was very pleased with the quality of the overall dish, as well as the freshness of the fruit and ingredients. Both our servers were sweethearts and attentive, and the ambiance and overall experience was great. Definitely would recommend to anyone!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was NOT friendly at all. No friendly skills what so ever. Hugely disappointed as well as a homeless woman came in and began begging us for money. I feel for the homeless but clearly the hosts don’t watch the door and keep people out that are begging for money. Very very disappointed

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here and I absolutely loved it! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was so relaxing. I had friends in from out of town and they said it was a great first impression of Pittsburgh!

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ES
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but nothing to write home about. Service was acceptable, but not excellent. Price point for the meal was higher than it should have been. However, the lasting impression left was the noise. With zero sound dampening material present, the ambient volume made conversation across the table a chore.

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SK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was very nice, food was great! Entrance off strawberry way was a little confusing!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met at The Commoner before going to a concert - there were others there who were also attending but service was great and we were attended to in a timely manner. Overall great experience!

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S
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for brunch/breakfast. The food was all very good and fresh. The service was excellent.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks! We had the "green eggs and ham" Scotch egg and the wild mushroom "cigar" (savory pastry) for appetizers. For entrees, we had the chicken-fried scallops and the lobster bisque. The chicken-fried scallops were wrapped in crispy chicken skin instead of a breading - very unique and also delicious! To drink, I had two sour beers called "blueberry boyfriend" and "pink guava funk." All food and drinks were very good! We live in New York and would definitely come back again the next time that we are in the area.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks, appetizer, and both of our dinners were fantastic. We've eaten at the commoner a few times before, but this meal truly surpassed our expectations.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, service was perfect. And drinks were tasty.

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C
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To begin, the cocktails are incredibly original and tasty - but pricey! After a horrendous Anniversary dinner at the Terrace Room the night before, we were so pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Everything we had was terrific. We enjoyed some cocktails then appetizers of pork belly and lobster bisque. The lobster bisque is the real deal - no flour thickened mess here - it was the deep color and had the consistency a bisque is supposed to have with plenty of lobster and was served with a wheel of puff pastry. We were trying to eat light and had decided on The Commoner Burger for our entree and it was the best burger I have had in ages - served with REAL, FRESH horseradish cream. To top it off, we had the Sticky Toffee Pudding which was excellent and rarely seen on menus outside Gordon Ramsay's restaurants. I highly recommend this restaurant for a casual or gourmet meal and you do not have to be dressed to the nines to enjoy it, so feel free to go on the spur of the moment.

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K
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Underwhelmed by the food & service. Our server brought out a shared salad with our entrees, which I expect at a place like Waffle House (not hating, love Waffle House!), but not at a fine dining establishment such as The Commoner. Was let down. Space is gorgeous though!

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BA
Pittsburgh
57 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a complicated menu but full of creative dishes, extremely well-prepared and tasty. Informed, attentive waitstaff.

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LK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. The dessert - a pineapple cake was gorgeous and delicious!

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