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New American Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • The experts at Bon Appetit Magazine and The Wall Street Journal recommend this place
    • Bon Appetit Magazine
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • Todd J.
    "You must get the peanut butter semifreddo."(6 Tips)
    "order the tasting menu and let the chef delight"(17 Tips)
    Jason F.
    "Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right."(3 Tips)
    Bon Appetit Magazine
    "sea urchin w/ sweet potato tempura"(4 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • tasting menu
  • peanut butter semifreddo
  • sea urchin
  • pork belly
  • chef jason fox
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  • Mark M.
    Mark Munro2 weeks ago
    Worth skipping.🙁
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaAugust 8
    Back after two years. Much more consistent this time. I tried the tasting menu and most dishes were good or very good. Great experience, presentation and service.
  • Brigitte B.
    Not mentioned on their website, but they have a vegetarian tasting menu.
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.April 22
    Love the combination of flavors. In one seating I had dishes featuring ultra delicate, to super rustic. And at $85, one of the better tasting menu values in SF!
  • Ed W.
    Ed WinFebruary 21
    What a scam this place is! Tasting portions the size of tablespoons. Service was just ok. You get robbed by their prices, you want to be trendy? Embarrassed to say I was there. Stay away.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaFebruary 4
    One Michelin star.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroDecember 22, 2016
    Well executed, forgettable food. Try Mission Chinese next door for more of a 💥
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DoniniDecember 19, 2016
    Absolutely delicious food, very researched, odd yet yummy combos. A great surprise! And very very nice and attentive service
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanDecember 19, 2016
    Great tasting menu.
  • Bobbie M.
    Bobbie McLellanSeptember 25, 2016
    Sablefish must get
  • regina h.
    regina hJuly 15, 2016
    Tasting menu was beautiful
  • Ting S.
    Ting SFebruary 7, 2016
    Had a very nice eating experience here.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäNovember 16, 2015
    Great staff, great food. If you're hungry take 3 or 4 dishes.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenOctober 18, 2015
    Make sure you save some space for their dessert. Simply phenomenal.
  • William G.
    William GunnOctober 1, 2015
    The tasting menu was great, with a little molecular touch.
  • Faith C.
    Faith ChiangAugust 1, 2015
  • Eddy B.
    Eddy BadrinaJuly 19, 2015
    Adventurous menu. Try the popcorn dumplings and the young hen. Flavor explosions in your mouth.
  • jonathan h.
    jonathan hegranesApril 18, 2015
    Two words: Tasting Menu! Two more words: Wine Pairing!!!
  • jerome k.
    jerome knappMarch 31, 2015
    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.
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaMarch 10, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarelliDecember 13, 2014
    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
  • Dom
    DomNovember 2, 2014
    The menu is absolutely unreal. The price is not insignificant, but the guided tasting tour with wine pairing will leave you floored.
  • mkohpotts
    mkohpottsSeptember 10, 2014
    Tasting menu is beautiful. Also try a liquid nitrogen cocktail.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This Mission restaurant serves New American fare with a nod to molecular gastronomy. It holds tight to the belief that cooking food at lower temperatures can make food perfect. Here, it does. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Menu changes regularly, but always contains chocolate; peanut butter semifreddo; sea urchin (now with trout roe, potato, sea beans, lime cream and pickled wasabi leaf). Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    A six-course tasting menu is $70; $10 goes to charity. Read more
  • Jason F.
    Jason FoxJuly 21, 2014
    Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinApril 10, 2014
    Great place for Matt and Sophie to celebrate their engagement!!!!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 15, 2013
    Zagat 26. Cost: $63. "Some of the most thrilling food in the city"
  • Karen L.
    Karen LeSeptember 1, 2013
    Seriously amazing food, pork belly & squid...out of this world.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongAugust 12, 2013
    House soda is really good. Blackberry something or other. The celery sorbet dessert on the tasting menu is insane.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JohnsJuly 27, 2013
    You must get the peanut butter semifreddo. Mandatory.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    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]
  • Karen S.
    Karen SchwalbeJuly 9, 2013
    Let the hostess guide your choices. Too much deliciousness to decide.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰June 9, 2013
    Amazing amuse bouches! It's a great place to try more avant garde foods
  • Eric L.
    Eric LJune 7, 2013
    Outstanding - each dish is packed with distinct flavors. Get the squid and pork belly, the scallops, and the risotto.
  • Joanne B.
    Joanne ButcherMay 12, 2013
    "I am NOT eating the deep fried duck tongues!"
  • Ro B.
    Ro BorjaMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter semifreddo with frozen popcorn is worth fighting over.
  • Hugo B.
    Hugo BarraFebruary 17, 2013
    Zagat 26, recommended by SF Magazine
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Sea urchin dish is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 29, 2013
    Sea urchin dish
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoDecember 18, 2012
    Try the beets, fromage blanc, pumpernickel, watercress, sorrel, smoked hay oil - Enjoyed the tasting menu at Commonwealth. Highly recommended!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissOctober 10, 2012
    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.
  • Cameo
    CameoAugust 4, 2012
    Definitely order the tasting menu and let the chef delight your palette. Popcorn purée? Why, yes!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJuly 7, 2012
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 18, 2012
    Sit at the bar for a full-on molecular show. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BassmanApril 21, 2012
    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.
  • Saveur Magazine
    Saveur MagazineApril 9, 2012
    It seems like utopia: affordable fine dining in San Francisco's Mission district, with a six-course tasting menu for $70, and $10 goes to charity. Read more
  • Alex K.
    Alex KirschnerFebruary 18, 2012
    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.
  • Kosuke H.
    Kosuke HataFebruary 15, 2012
    Try the foie grad. The end.
  • Morgan D.
    Morgan DFebruary 10, 2012
    You have to pee, right? Go for it.
  • Piera T.
    Piera TocciNovember 23, 2011
    Order the jerusalem artichokes w quinoa! Unbelievable. Best service as well
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaNovember 21, 2011
    The vinegar mousse that comes with chips is so light and tasty!
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunamsOctober 23, 2011
    Innovative concoctions, including lamb cheeks w/ sesame spaetzle and frozen popcorn, for dessert
  • Pete M.
    Pete MerrimanOctober 6, 2011
    No really; get The Narwhal. And the tasting menu... Sweet Jesus
  • Natala M.
    Natala MenezesSeptember 17, 2011
    They have parking!! $5, just note your space number. It's super clutch.
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 12, 2011
    The "slow cooked farm egg" is like sex. No really, AMAZING!
  • Enda G.
    Enda GAugust 8, 2011
    Get the tasting menu with wine. Booking essential. Read more
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MDJuly 13, 2011
    Love love love the peanut butter semifreddo with freeze dried popcorn!
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WeeJuly 10, 2011
    You have to get the chilled summer squash die for.
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJune 25, 2011
    Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    The charitable business model of this restaurant is to be commended, as well as chef Jason Fox's exquisite presentation of unconventional flavors. Be sure to try one of the liquid nitrogen cocktails. Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST NEW RESTAURANTA bistro decorated like a CSI lab, complete with shiny appliances and photogenic staff... Read more
  • Emily D.
    Emily DealyApril 28, 2011
    Must have the slow cooked farm egg...
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoriglianoApril 10, 2011
    Gnocchi and octopus are mouth watering
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 30, 2011
    Chef Jason Fox harmonizes a dizzying array of int'l ingredients - including sea urchin w/ sweet potato tempura, chrysanthemum leaf, shiso, scallion, & yuzu kosho. Also try the squid & pork belly! Read more
  • Zinio
    ZinioJanuary 26, 2011
    Esquire has bestowed 'hostess of the week' honor to Commonwealth's very own Xelina Leyba. Stop in and say hello to her. Read more
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsDecember 16, 2010
    Try the Cinnamon mille-feuille
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsDecember 16, 2010
    Try the Grilled Lamb Cheeks
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsDecember 16, 2010
    Try the Squid, Pork Belly And Egg Salad
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 9, 2010
    Chase Jason Fox’s creative, elegant food by voting a charity for the resto to donate a portion of its profits to. Read more
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HNovember 23, 2010
    Try the Squid, Pork Belly And Egg Salad
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LightOctober 16, 2010
    Try pretty much anything that includes the Burnt Honey ice cream. Yum!
  • hailee h.
    hailee h.August 30, 2010
    the narwhal is so magical. I think I'm in love. I might date the squid dish on the side, though.
  • Vince B.
    Vince BAugust 29, 2010
    They have their own parking for $5! Make sure you order the enocchi! It's F-ing delicious.
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 17, 2010
    One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in a long time. You should know that the fare is called “progressive American” & a portion of your bill goes to charity. Read more
  • Megan W.
    Megan WilliamsSeptember 24, 2010
    Hidden disco ball
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