The Common Man was, well, just common. There were many really good things and many not-so-good things that made this restaurant average. On the really good side, my wife ordered a special, steak au poivre, and it was fabulous. Seasoned and slightly crispy on the outside, but hot, tender, and juicy on the inside, it was well worth the $21 price and one of the best steaks she’s ever eaten out. On the flip side, my $24 cut of 16 ounce prime rib was served with everything that could be wrong with prime rib but you hope it won’t. It was cold, dry, and tough. And, it was served with a mere thimble of warm au jus sauce. Truly, one of the worst cuts of prime rib I’ve ever eaten out. The contrast of the two meals was remarkable. My daughter ordered off of the kids menu and enjoyed her pasta, but the portions were small. We had walked in off the street around 5 on a steamy hot day, and I was disappointed to be served flat sodas in what appeared to be no more than a 10 ounce glass. We were never offered refills of soda over the course of our meal, but fortunately the water was replenished often. The service as a whole was generally slow, and while not bad, didn’t stand out as hospitable. A couple of Common Man trademarks certainly did bolster the quality of the meal. There are unlimited crackers and two tasty spreads to snack on before your meal and the fresh, hot bread basket is as fresh and scrumptious as you’ll ever get at a restaurant. The white chocolate chunks that are served with your bill are unique and delicious. Overall, we thought the Common Man did well with some things, missed badly on a couple of others, and the result was a common restaurant.