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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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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
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We have been looking at this place for awhile. We decided to go for our anniversary last Thursday. We were running late so they moved our reservation back for which was very good service. The waitress was very nice and knew the menu well. My wife and I split a meal. We ordered a starter of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Jamclem
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Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been looking at this place for awhile. We decided to go for our anniversary last Thursday. We were running late so they moved our reservation back for which was very good service. The waitress was very nice and knew the menu well. My wife and I split a meal. We ordered a starter of deli meats some cheese... More 

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New York City, New York
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289 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We had read this is a top-rated eatery in Provo and we're not disappointed with the light, healthy lunch fare on offer. The kale/farro salad had a nutty slight sweetness that worked well w/ the rugged kale. The spinach salad was loaded with crispy walnuts & creamy chunks of Housa cheese, set off by a creamy lemony vinaigrette. Our server... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Let's say you find yourself in Provo, Utah; you're hankering for a nosh; and you're hoping to imbue the feedbag with some frisson. Once you strip out the strip mall joints ~ the sad little SushiMarts ~ the out & out In-and-Outs ~ the over-salted, over-priced, old school, white tablecloth pretenders ~ well, at that point you don't need a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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 

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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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37 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
3 restaurant reviews
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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
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Communal Restaurant

Address: 102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820
Phone Number: +1 801-373-8000
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
Cuisine: Contemporary

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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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