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Commonwealth - San Francisco

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
American, Contemporary
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2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (18th Street)
BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.
415-355-1500
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A (close to) spiritual experience!

Amazingly accommodating service, an amazing fusion of what at first appear to be conflicting flavors, to produce the most extraordinarily wonderful tastes & experience. Could not recommend it enough; you MUST visit!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Victor L
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazingly accommodating service, an amazing fusion of what at first appear to be conflicting flavors, to produce the most extraordinarily wonderful tastes & experience. Could not recommend it enough; you MUST visit!!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I hope the creation of this wonderful restaurant is as exciting an adventure for the chef as it is for the adventurous diner because what's going on there would keep me coming back for ever (except I live in West Chester, PA). Our reservations were at 6:30, the same day we landed, so it was 9:30PM our time. The location... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our group of four had some trouble deciding between the tasting menu and the regular menu, so we decided to order everything on the regular menu and add in the abalone from the tasting menu. Everything was wonderful. The portions are very small, so we were all able to get a nice taste of everything without gorging ourselves. The service... More 

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Port au Prince
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We tried the tasting menu and it was really a surprise! Very creative dishes with fresh ingredients in a refined setting. The ambience was charming - intimate and informal- and the service great. A bit expensive, we recommend for special occasions!

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A foodie friend from Australia recommended this place to us saying it was excellent. He was so right! Everything was superb from the moment we arrived. The non-descript exterior was intriguing. The interior styling and ambience is divine, the wine list, food (very clean, fresh and creative) and service all outstanding. Parker our waitress was extremely friendly, professional, knowledgable and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was an enjoyable restaurant the atmosphere was nice and the food was very good. My only complaints would be the food was kind of small, slightly expensive and a bit overwrought. I think this is a fine choice for dinner out but I don't think I would make a special visit to it.

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NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

we went for the tasting menu paired with the wine. It was excellent and reasonably priced. I thought their wines were excellent, though wish they might have added a sake with one of the more oriental dishes. I was amazed at how uniformly knowledgeable every one of the wait staff was in regards to both the food and wine. The... More 

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Spiez, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (18th Street)
  • Public Transportation: BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-355-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?