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Commis

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) #44 of 1,063 Restaurants in Oakland $$$$
3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
+1 510-653-3902
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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Reviewed November 17, 2014

Commis does nothing wrong, and that's a miracle, because they take real chances. Or maybe not a miracle, but just plain honest skill in the forager and kitchen. We love the fact that we don't have to choose--they offer prix fixe with wines, and we...More

Thank AMWSanFrancisco
Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had heard a lot about this restaurant and visited with fiends who also wanted to try this concept. One of our member cannot eat fish, so a slightly different version of some items were prepared and served. Although each item was prepared and served...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had a reservation of Friday, September 26th for 4 people. Their reservationist called Wednesday at noon and I told him I was not well and wasn't sure if I could make it but would call back later. He left a number which I called...More

3  Thank John L
Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice decor, low light, low volume music so that it is easy to carry a conversation. Ample space between the tables. Tasting menu only, with or without wine pairings. That is what I like best as you get to eat what the chef really wants...More

1  Thank benoitj507
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Pricy but worth it. It is a prix fixee menu so your ordering option is whether you want to add the wine sampler or order your own. Each course is prepared separately and can be modified for food allergies. The food is excellent; each dish...More

1  Thank Scanner_Lewis
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Eating at Commis was such an experience! They take food, wine & service to another level of dining. Few restaurants are at this level. Very creative, beautifully presented food. Might seem expensive but it's well worth the money to have this type of dining experience...More

2  Thank AlamedaIslandGirl
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Flavors, presentation, service were perfect. Ingredients were interesting and fresh. Nothing overworked. Sat at the chef counter and ended up having 11 courses! Such fun!!

Thank CaraColon
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very refined food. Beautiful presentation. Excellent service. A very special meal. Not cheap but surely a place we will come back to for special occasions.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed June 20, 2014

we both thought all of the 9 or 10 courses were very good to excellent. a lot of imagination shown. very small restaurant with ok atmosphere. prix fixe set menu is $95.very professional service. first rate sommelier with a good wine list for such a...More

1  Thank bolgerjohn
Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place reaches a whole new level of pretension. Our extravagant gift certificate afforded us 10 courses and left us hungry at the end. We are used to foodie restaurants, but this isn't so much a restaurant as it is a place of worship: you're...More

3  Thank janeyre
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
    (Rio Vista)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Bart Station: Macarthur Taxis are often available outside the station for a quick ride to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-653-3902
  • E-mail
Description
Commis restaurant serves a cuisine driven by modern and classic culinary traditions and is composed of ingredients that are grown, harvested, and foraged from the land that surrounds us. We offer a nightly coursed menu.

***If you or your dining companions have any food allergies, please note them when completing your reservation. Allergies will be accommodated with a spontaneous vegetarian preparation. Thank you for helping us best serve your party.

THE CHEF'S COUNTER SEATING OFFERS A FRONT ROW VIEW OF OUR OPEN KITCHEN AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE COUNTER IS MANAGED DIRECTLY BY THE RESTAURANT.