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Communal Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820 (100 North)
+1 801-373-8000
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nailed it! The food here is well thought out and creative. I was with colleagues from Australia and this restaurant would thrive in Melbourne, Singapore or New York, with the chefs contemporary approach to classic ingredients and urban ambience. Staff are warm and informative. Will hit this place up again before we leave.

Thank Adam C
Provo, Utah
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Communal restaurant is just the ticker for the environmentally conscious person who thinks they everything must be natural and locally sourced. This restaurant fits the bill perfectly if that is your mindset. The food is good although a little bit too rustic and plain for my taste. Natural is fine but a little taste goes a long way.

Thank Brent S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into this place after seeing it on Trip Advisor much to my delight and surprise. Shared a starter, pheasant confit cassoulet, NY strip, broccoli, and parsnips. Sat at the bar chatting with the chef and watched him put together works of art. It was a beautiful blend of deliciousness that I will not soon forget. Thank you!

Thank FreeSkies
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a terrific lunch at Communal. I had a kale salad and my husband had a burger. The kale was tender and the salad had a light lemony dressing with toasted pine nuts. It was delicious. I had a taste of my husband's burger, which was superbly cooked, still pink and juicy in the middle and excellent flavor. We... More 

Thank canuckinma
Provo, Utah
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The food is fabulous, as every reviewer (nearly) attests. Last week a friend's birthday finally got me to this now-legendary Provo restaurant. I have been put-off by the "communal style" dining and by the crowds. Foolish baseless fears. So, what is even better than the food? The service!!! Due to some health issues, I can't eat much, so my restaurant... More 

Thank Linda B
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went with a group of 6 people. The food is brought out family style. It is unique food that you won't find standard food on the menu. The staff is there to help with the food choices. The food is very fresh and tasteful. It is however on the pricer side.

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Provo, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a splurge. The trout was $26.00, and was a half of a trout. Must purchase sides extra. Carrots and mashed potatoes were delish, and had lots of butter. If you want to talk with your date, this communal table is not the place. It's difficult to hear each other, as they seat you across from one another,... More 

Thank AmieMo
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I have 2 weeks to go in my month long stay in Provo and so far Communal is the best food I've had here. It is amazing! Served family style, however, if you're a big eater I'd recommend everyone get their own protein then share the veggies, potatoes, etc. We had the chicken, steak, kale salad, mashed potatoes, asparagus, mushroom... More 

Thank Meghan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We have dined at this restaurant several times and never been disappointed. The service is the best - most accommodating. We've had breakfast and lunch. The food was exceptional - wholesome, interesting offerings and so good. Though not fancy it is a comfortable venue.

Thank CDArdsident
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

As the name suggests, Communal is about community. Fresh local ingredients, a creative menu, and seating arrangements that allow mingling make Communal a hip and enjoyable experience.

Thank Ronald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $35
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601-2820
    (100 North)
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: +1 801-373-8000

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