We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Common Grill

112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1266
734-475-0470
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #1 of 31 restaurants in Chelsea
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
    111
    37
    18
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Sunday brunch is worth the trip. Peach bellini and mimosa are great. Avoid the lobster-shrimp omelet as it has no flavor whatsoever---blander than bland with a mere teaspoon of hollandaise drizzled on top. Many other selections look enticing. Restaurant's atmosphere is upscale casual, waitstaff friendly, and parking is easy because the town is quiet on Sunday. Lots of cute... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saginaw, Michigan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I never expected to find a restaurant of this caliber in such a small town. Food was excellent and service was wonderful. Glad to have made a discovery of such a gastronomical gem. Hope to return soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Royalton, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Chef Common's food is epic, service by Danielle was thoughtful, kind and professional. Look around, if you are lucky you might spot Chelsea's own award-winning actor Jeff Daniels at the bar!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sylvania, Ohio
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fabulous whitefish with lobster.. Great pear salad.. Worth the calories warm chocolate cake.. Great service. Pretty busy for a Saturday lunch. Will definitely stop back for dinner

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelsea, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We live in Chelsea and have eaten at the Common Grill quite a few times. The food is always great, albeit a little pricey, and the service is tops. My favorites are the whitefish with lobster stuffing and the seafood fettucine, but you really can't go wrong. They have an excellent brunch menu as well, and the desserts are fabulous.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have eaten here a number of times, and overall the food is excellent. To start, I love their bread, then the salads and entrees are all excellent as well. In addition some excellent dessert items. Without a doubt the best restaurant in Chelsea, although Ann Arbor has some better ones. Having said all that, we still eat here a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Island, Lk. Superior
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Generally this eatery deserves its rep. However I ordered pan fried lake perch which was was coated in a soggy batter. Too buttery (it left a greasy coating on the palate). After complaining I received another preparation which was better but not much. Everything else was excellent. The service was tops. As usual it was quite noisy in there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelsea, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Chelsea and go to the Grill as often as possible. We have been going there since they opened 20 years ago. We have never had a bad meal, service is always perfect and the food is the best we have had anywhere we have ever eaten. I especially love the seafood risotto. Most of the staff has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ann arbor, mi
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Common Grill is probably the most respected restaurant in Chelsea. However, if it had to stand up to restaurants in nearby towns, it may fall flat. The seafood seems to be the best choice, but with all of the other offerings on the menu, one can't help but try out the other items, too. The burger is pretty straightforward... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Thank you to all the wait staff at the Common Grille. You are to be commended on your wonderful service, fantastic food, and genuine caring personalities. You all went over and beyond to make our evening special. Emily your the BEST!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Common Grill also viewed

 

Been to Common Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Common Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing