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Commonwealth - San Francisco

2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Ranked #438 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th Street
Transit: BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.
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English first
Spiez, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the commonwealth is an good but expensiv restaurant in the mission distric. Very creativ, fresh food,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Food is amazing, fresh, super creative, many vegetables, also service is flawless... We loved it! For us together with frances the best place in SF at the moment

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Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had the tasting menu on Monday night. We were a party of three, and I had reservations about eating the sweetbreads in the fourth course, so the hostess volunteered that they would be happy to substitute the hake from the fish tasting menu. Throughout the evening, the server was great, but the hostess kept checking in unobtrusively on our... More

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While the free parking is great and the food is innovative, if you are dining with more than three people this is an incredibly frustrating experience. A great number of the dishes come with three servings, and your waiter won't bother to tell you this. So, as your three items of this, or three items of that stream to your... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I cannot believe this place...when they mean their portions are small they mean they are small. Of course they are really tasters, not main dishes. And not that good. 1. One of my guests was vegetarian. She got a dish with mushrooms mixed in bacon. 2. There were six forks, one spoon, one massive knive on the table for dishes... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I guess you would call it nouveau cuisine. Tasting menu and we did the wine pairings. The wine pairings were adequate -- not a great deal of thought went into picking the right wine to go with the complex palate. One wine was way off target. Not a bad wine -- just badly selected. The hostess was a bit rude,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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287 reviews 287 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The neighborhood is colorful, full of life and maybe not where you would expect to find a restaurant of this level. If you know san francisco, you'll understand. However, it really worth to go there. The food is delicious. The recipes are precise and without hesitation. The chef is a master of his art. We chose the tasting menu and... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Commonwealth has been one of our favorite restaurants every since it opened. Chef Jason Fox and his team always surprise and delight us with amazing, unique food. Service is polished and professional and we always look forward to our meals here!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The tasting menu was a selection of beautifully presented modern dishes and the service was great. We had the wine pairing too which made for an enjoyable evening and the staff were all very friendly and informative. One tiny suggestion I would have is that when servers bring plates to the table and there is clearly a conversation in progress,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I eat at a lot of restaurants, and the tasting menu at Commonwealth was one of the single best meals I've had in my life. It was beautiful, well-paced, delicious. Staff were so great, never had to look for one, never had to ask for a thing. Honestly, if you're into food, treat yourself.

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