Two words: Tasting Menu! Two more words: Wine Pairing!!!
I really enjoyed visiting alone and eating at the bar, talking to the waiters, and feeling the vibe of commonwealth. The tasting menu was like a playground for my mouth, too.
Special and surprising menu. All dishes were complex and interesting. Some dishes were great, others just didn't work out. Happy I went there but not sure I will come again. Not an everyday place.
I was overall not impressed by the cuisine. Not sure if the chef changed, but I took the menu and felt like nothing was standing out. Also after 5 or 6 plates, I was still hungry. Definitely overrated
Atmosphere was unpretentious and relaxed, nice decor and vibe Very creative dishes with fresh ingredients in a refined setting. Not inexpensive, but a great value for the amount and quality of food.
The menu is absolutely unreal. The price is not insignificant, but the guided tasting tour with wine pairing will leave you floored.
Tasting menu is beautiful. Also try a liquid nitrogen cocktail.
Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right.
Great place for Matt and Sophie to celebrate their engagement!!!!
Zagat 26. Cost: $63. "Some of the most thrilling food in the city"
Seriously amazing food, pork belly & squid...out of this world.
House soda is really good. Blackberry something or other. The celery sorbet dessert on the tasting menu is insane.
You must get the peanut butter semifreddo. Mandatory.
Great food paired with the sleek, Mission-hip atmosphere, reasonable prices for the high-end fare, and the charitable outreach of the space, it's a hard combination not to love. [Eater 38 Member]
Let the hostess guide your choices. Too much deliciousness to decide.
Amazing amuse bouches! It's a great place to try more avant garde foods
Outstanding - each dish is packed with distinct flavors. Get the squid and pork belly, the scallops, and the risotto.
"I am NOT eating the deep fried duck tongues!"
Peanut butter semifreddo with frozen popcorn is worth fighting over.
Zagat 26, recommended by SF Magazine
Sea urchin dish is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
Sea urchin dish
Try the beets, fromage blanc, pumpernickel, watercress, sorrel, smoked hay oil - Enjoyed the tasting menu at Commonwealth. Highly recommended!
Double down on ordering the huge hunk of perfectly cooked pork belly with plum, pickled onions, and mustard seed. The fat has the texture of buttery bone marrow.
Definitely order the tasting menu and let the chef delight your palette. Popcorn purée? Why, yes!
Spare your pocketbook the over priced under thought out tasting menu. Great ideas are not always brought to life. Overall: disappointment. At least I had good company.
Sit at the bar for a full-on molecular show. [Eater 38 Member]
Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Chocolate Ganache, Frozen Popcorn, Caramel - Liquid nitrogen-frozen popcorn cream! Should be served at Michel Gondry's next movie screening.
Sit at the bar on the end closest to the kitchen and watch the magic. Better than anything you will ever see on The Food Network.
Try the foie grad. The end.
You have to pee, right? Go for it.
Order the jerusalem artichokes w quinoa! Unbelievable. Best service as well
The vinegar mousse that comes with chips is so light and tasty!
Innovative concoctions, including lamb cheeks w/ sesame spaetzle and frozen popcorn, for dessert
No really; get The Narwhal. And the tasting menu... Sweet Jesus
They have parking!! $5, just note your space number. It's super clutch.
The "slow cooked farm egg" is like sex. No really, AMAZING!
Love love love the peanut butter semifreddo with freeze dried popcorn!
You have to get the chilled summer squash soup...to die for.
Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo
Must have the slow cooked farm egg...
Gnocchi and octopus are mouth watering