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The Common Man

25 Water Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-3463
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Ranked #5 of 141 restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Common Man restaurant in Concord, N.H., located in New Hampshire's capital city, offers a variety of options to our guests - from our comfortable expanded lounge, Doc's Primary Pub, and deck areas, to our cozy dining room with crackling fireplaces, and private event rooms for functions. Choose from classic comfort cuisine such as Three Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Country Meatloaf or our famous Roast Prime Rib.
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80% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting from Chicago, he suggested that we eat at The Common Man. I have never been to another Common Man and this is my third time for lunch here. It seems like this restaurant continues to find ways to compromise on the their food. I always order the bison burger. This time, I also ordered the strawberry shortcake. Very dissapointing.... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've dined at a number of locations for both lunch and dinner around NH for a number of years. My most recent lunch experience twice this summer and one dinner a few months ago can be summed up in one word.....average. I find both quality and service is not what it used to be for the money. The steak panini... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped here by chance and were so glad we did. My kids enjoyed the lobster mac n cheese (they do half orders of most entrées) the Portsmouth Pie and Cod Oscar were outstanding. Even the common cocktail was I had a gimlet, simple enough but, this one was infused with lavender and mint and was a tasty twist. Dinner... More

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Montreal, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Great food but not much choice. It's a two pages menu so you better find something you like in there. Garlic bread is delicious.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I had the pleasure of eating here and it was a fabulous experience. It started with the décor of the restaurant, the fantastic wait staff, the outstanding food that was beyond excellent, to the little pieces of white chocolate at the end of your meal to the little book they bring the... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quick friendly service and plenty of seating. I ordered the farmhouse omelette - I was served quickly and tasted as a great breakfast should. I would definitely return.

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Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came here for Sunday brunch with my boyfriend. I had eaten at a diner a few years back that was in "The Common Man family" of restaurants, so I figured it would be a comparably pleasant experience. Our waitress seemed very nervous or something, even mentioning to us that she "doesn't ever work on Sunday." The service wasn't bad per... More

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on 7/5/14, since we were staying next door at the Fairfield Inn for the one night. We had never eaten at The Common Man before or heard of the chain but after reading some reviews thought we would give it a try. Let me say, I have Gluten issues, so it's not always... More

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New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Living in NH for several years, my family had yet to try dinner at The Common Man only because we thought it was more of a tourist restaurant. We have always heard great things about them though and we enjoy watching them cook sometimes on WMUR so on a trip home from visiting family up north we decided to give... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had lunch at this establishment. The food was very good. We had a Rubin panini and soup and 1/2 ham sandwich. They were both very tasty. Portions wete large and prices were reasonable. Service was excellent. The ambience was attractive and rustic. The hostess was very pleasant as was the manager.

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