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“Burbank's Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commonwealth

Commonwealth
222 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
818.845.2225
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Ranked #19 of 372 Restaurants in Burbank
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Glendale, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Burbank's Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wow! It's hard to know where to start, the service, the food,the funky Hipster feel. this place is the real deal. Is it small, is it loud? Yes, but what great service and wonderful food. The Server was very helpful and informitive, right down to pouring a sample of a wine we were interested in, but had never tired. Our meal started wit oysters and was filled with great small plates, that let us share and compare. Every item was excellent and the presesntation was perfect. The butterscotch pudding and Cake capped the evening. You will need a reservation. This is easily the best foodie place in Burbank.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Do not go here unless you want to be made to feel unwelcome!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In all fairness, the food is good, as was the service up until it all went downhill. We were celebrating a birthday. A member of our party arrived late...an hour and twenty minutes into our meal due to having to work late. We were NOT holding up the table without ordering any food, in fact we ordered wine and tons of food the entire time we were there to the tune of over $220 dollars. We would have racked up an even larger bill had we not been made to feel so unwelcome. A few minutes after our tardy dinner guest arrived the server came over and told us they only allot a two hour window per reservation and that we may have to leave. That really rubbed everyone in the party the wrong way and ruined our friend's birthday celebration. Final nail in the coffin is they charged a corkage fee of $18 dollars which would have been fine but they do not have decanters which I would expect as part of the service. We will not be returning and have told all of our friends and coworkers about our bad experience here.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burbank, California, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Won't be a hidden gem for long...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Thank you Peter and Kevin for finally bringing a little cuisine to Burbank. You are a very welcome newcomer to, what was, a very tired food town.
Big hit for us was the octopus with the Brussels sprouts. It was definitely the standout, and the butterscotch pudding was a really fun big finish.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Heard about this place from a friend. Decided to check it out over the week end. Small, but very cozy with very well prepared original small plates. Great to sit around, enjoy some wine, good conversation and the creative tapas. I had the shishito peppers, chopped salad, fried chix and the seared hunger steak! All great, but the hunger steak was perfection! Will go back for sure...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nevada City, California
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“Small plates in Burbank”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wow, what a great find! Each of the small plates/tapas was beautifully prepared. Will certainly make a point of going back.

Visited February 2014
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