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Communal Restaurant

102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820
801-373-8000
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Ranked #2 of 254 restaurants in Provo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 100 North
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had a party or 10 at their large communal table. Service and food were just perfect. We of course shared all of our courses, and the food kept coming at just the right pace. I loved every item we ordered. Roasted pork belly app, pork shoulder and short ribs were just awesome. I normally do not eat desert, but who... More

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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Shared plates, farm-to-table, interesting decor. Some dishes (charcuterie) were high flavor and visually intriguing. Some dishes just didn't pop flavor-wise. Seemed like too many sweet flavors not offset well by seasoning and/or spices. Pork tenderloin was way overdone and had lost any moisture or tenderness -- to his credit our waiter dropped the charges. Of course a re-do might have... More

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Brigham City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. We ate and shared MANY items from the menu. All totaled we had one salad, three main dishes, two sides, and three desserts. EVERY item was incredible. Do not miss this place if you are looking for a classy high end palate place.

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Provo, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So glad Communal is in Provo. The hanger steak is always a favorite, but everything I've had here is good. I love the combinations of flavors and fresh, fresh ingredients the chef comes up with.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Went here for a business dinner. Very cool interior and ambiance. Excellent service. Dinner was pre-paid and pre-set, so no ability to choose my dishes, but got to try several items. Had the skirt steak, salmon, and chicken...all excellent. The kale with garlic, mashes potatoes, and carrots with bacon were tasty as well. Lava cake dessert was really, really good.... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a small quant place with farm to table dishes. We ordered several dishes and shared them all. The clam chowder was divine. All of the salads are exceptional. In fact, everything was outstanding. Friendly staff.

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Helena, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

originally went to the Black Sheep, which was highly rated, they were full, recommended Communal, had an excellent meal. Farm to table restaurant, soup was creamy and wonderfully spiced, salmon had green apple straws with delightful sauce with a side of crispy polenta. Topped off with a nice dessert, and a good wine.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

These guys are doing a lot right. We've been a couple of times. The fresh ingredients and the design are really nice. And they do some really interesting things. If you want a really nice looking place that you can take your guests in Provo, this is a good place to go. However, while it's nice that they're always experimenting... More

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Eureka, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Last Month (a warm-ish Saturday in October, 2013) I was bicycling from Provo to Spanish Fork, Utah. It was almost 2 pm. Being VERY hungry, I found a few, but not all or many, sit-down restaurants open. I rode by Communal, in Provo's improved Downtown, and knew it'd be good. YES, they were closing soon, but offered a welcoming "Take... More

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Provo, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best place for grommet food in Provo. Their salads are always super fresh and their winter soups are the best ever.

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