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Communal Restaurant

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Contemporary
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102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820 (100 North)
+1 801-373-8000
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food. Ok service.

For a restaurant that charges so much, the service needs to step it up a little. Our waiter was nice, but not up to par. We had a spinach salad which was ok. The tilapia with golden raisin pesto was fantastic as well as the potato and kale gratin. The asparagus was also really good. Even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Brinicward
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I don't even know where to start. The server was attentive and efficient, form there this experience slid down hill like an avalanche. The $13.5 dollar Bacon Blue Cheese Burger was comparable in taste to a place with yellow arches. The garlic sauce was anemic and so thin it ran off my burger onto my plate, the fries were cold... More 

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Ctrain1, Owner at Communal Restaurant, responded to this review

Brian, I don't know what else to say other than we are sorry we didn't exceed your expectations. We pride ourselves on hitting it out of the park but from your experience we obviously missed. We appreciate your patronage none the less and should you ever decide to make the trek here again, feel confident that you will have a... More 

Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

For a restaurant that charges so much, the service needs to step it up a little. Our waiter was nice, but not up to par. We had a spinach salad which was ok. The tilapia with golden raisin pesto was fantastic as well as the potato and kale gratin. The asparagus was also really good. Even though we were stuffed,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Maybe I missed it on the website, but after walking over from the hotel I asked for a table for 1 and was asked/told to sit at the bar/chef's counter overlooking the kitchen. It was nice watching all the food being prepared, but i would have liked the option to have a regular table. Server was very polite and knowledgeable,... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was our anniversary dinner. I had read the reviews and they were excellent. The service was good, but the meal was only ok in our opinion compared to the cost.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Communal is a hip, modern restaurant located in Downtown Provo. I love communal because not only does their food taste great but they also care about sourcing their food locally. Communal was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in the Utah Valley. The restaurant has a modern, open look with a beautiful kitchen in the center. They also have a... More 

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Centennial
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A reason to come back to Provo for sure. I almost stayed and ate dinner at my hotel, but thanks to Trip Advisor I didn't. Eating at Communal was more than just a meal, it was an experience! From the excellent service I received from Andrew, to watching the kitchen create beautiful dishes, to enjoying my most flavorful meal of... More 

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Provo, Utah
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Communal is a great place for a date night or gathering with friends. We absolutely loved it and think it truly is one of Provo’s finest restaurants, while still being a place you are comfortable wearing jeans. Compared to most restaurants, their portion sizes are on the small size, but for us, it was plenty of food and we couldn’t... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Missed the appetizer order, I cancelled it. We all had salads and I thought for what I got it was a bit pricey. Nice atmosphere, it is family style, service good except the appetizer over sight.

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Swansea, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

had dinner here one night while on a business trip. Friendly staff and great food. They even played great music in the restaurant. Loved the buttersotch dessert and the braised short ribs. If I lived in the area I would eat here all the time.

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Lehi, Utah
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Came for Saturday brunch and had the Pine State. It was delicious. One of the heaviest meals I think I have ever eaten, especially at 10am, but it was fabulous. Make reservations ahead of time with friends and enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820
    (100 North)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: +1 801-373-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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