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“Great Diner at CK” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commerce Kitchen

Commerce Kitchen
300 Franklin St., Huntsville, AL 35801
+1 256-382-6622
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Ranked #11 of 497 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Located in Historic Downtown Huntsville, Commerce Kitchen serves Southern Gourmet cuisine in a bluesy bistro setting.
Huntsville, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Diner at CK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Service was excellent. We were a party of four. When our friends called for a reservations they were already full, but they took their number in case of a cancellation. The did call and got us in when we wanted. Seated immediately upon arrival. The menu covers a lot of tastes, but is not large in scope. All food was excellently prepared and presented. Each couple split an excellent spinach salad. We ordered three entrees off the menu plus the night's special. We added an excellent bottle of wine to that. The total was $158.76 including tax, but excluding the 20% tip. This is the third time we have eaten there, and each meal was great. We will return again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntsville, AL
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41 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“You Wouldn't Guess.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Exceptional food... a bit pricey, but worth it. For that special dinner or occasion. Downtown is a great place to be for dinner or lunch.

Visited February 2013
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Terrible Service and outrageous auto-tip! Beware Travelers!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My family was in town for our daughter's volleyball tournament. As a result of having eaten at Commerce Kitchen the year before, we recommended it to fellow team parents and they were willing to go based on our recommendation. After making three calls to expand the reservation to 15 people for 9:30 pm on a Saturday night, we were assured that we would be taken care of and that they would be staffed and able to serve our party. I specifically stated there would be separate checks and was assured "no problem".

Dinner arrived at a reasonable time and the food was good. The problems began after the meal arrived..

We waited for 20 min for our bills after asking our server, only to have to track the "acting GM" down to ask for our bills. Once the bills arrived, they had calculated a 20% tip on the TOTAL amount (on top of the tax) for a total tip of 23%!! When asked why, we were told it was the Maitre D software and since the "real GM" wasn't in, there was nothing to be done to correct the bills. Nothing was offered to compensate the recognized error. My name and address were taken down to be contacted by the "real GM". Hasn't happened yet... But there is more!

By the time we left the restaurant, it was 11:50 pm. Understand that we asked for our bill at 10:35 pm. We were the only customers remaining as they close at 10 pm. One register open, one new server re-inputing the charges one at a time, and one hour and fifteen minutes later, we were out of the door.

I travel quite extensively and I have never encountered such dis-function. We brought over $600 worth of business to them the last 30 minutes of operation on a Saturday night. They haven't the courtesy to adjust the over-tip or speed the payment process by opening another register. The arrogance shown to "out-of-towners" should embarrass the locals.

Travelers beware!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“lunch drop in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

burger with fancy french cheese is worth the price.
dress up a bit, if your in jeans you'll feel a bit underdressed

Visited February 2013
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“Terrific place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Love the decor and feel of the place...very classy. I've had lunch and dinner here several times. Everything is always awesome. Highly recommend. And, the ritz and pimento...it's really ritz crackers and it tastes great! My friend and I debated this before we ordered and laughed ourselves silly when it came out with actual Ritz Crackers. She thought it was a type of cheese....nope, good ole Ritz. ;) The rissoto is really good. I tried the fried green tomatoes on my first visit and just found them to be okay. Wouldn't recommend them for a country girl who knows how to make them. Everything else I've tried, I loved.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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