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Commonwealth

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • David R.heart icon on user image
    David RApril 8, 2018
    First of all, the location is very understated so make sure you know the address. Food-wise we ordered 6 a la cart and 3 desserts (plenty). The ice cream desserts were the highlight.
  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.April 22, 2017
    Love the combination of flavors. In one seating I had dishes featuring ultra delicate, to super rustic. And at $85, one of the better tasting menu values in SF!
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Menu changes regularly, but always contains chocolate; peanut butter semifreddo; sea urchin (now with trout roe, potato, sea beans, lime cream and pickled wasabi leaf). Read more
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuJuly 13, 2018
    Go for the tasting menu. It’s worth it. The smoked trout dish, seared scallops and burnt honey ice cream were the winners.
  • Gadi S.heart icon on user image
    Gadi ShamiaAugust 8, 2017
    Back after two years. Much more consistent this time. I tried the tasting menu and most dishes were good or very good. Great experience, presentation and service.
  • Gadi S.heart icon on user image
    Gadi ShamiaMarch 10, 2015
    Special and surprising menu. All dishes were complex and interesting. Some dishes were great, others just didn't work out. Happy I went there but not sure I will come again. Not an everyday place.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This Mission restaurant serves New American fare with a nod to molecular gastronomy. It holds tight to the belief that cooking food at lower temperatures can make food perfect. Here, it does. Read more
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissOctober 10, 2012
    Double down on ordering the huge hunk of perfectly cooked pork belly with plum, pickled onions, and mustard seed. The fat has the texture of buttery bone marrow.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    The charitable business model of this restaurant is to be commended, as well as chef Jason Fox's exquisite presentation of unconventional flavors. Be sure to try one of the liquid nitrogen cocktails. Read more
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 30, 2011
    Chef Jason Fox harmonizes a dizzying array of int'l ingredients - including sea urchin w/ sweet potato tempura, chrysanthemum leaf, shiso, scallion, & yuzu kosho. Also try the squid & pork belly! Read more
  • Cristina D.heart icon on user image
    Cristina DoniniDecember 19, 2016
    Absolutely delicious food, very researched, odd yet yummy combos. A great surprise! And very very nice and attentive service
  • jonathan h.heart icon on user image
    jonathan hegranesApril 18, 2015
    Two words: Tasting Menu! Two more words: Wine Pairing!!!
  • Dom
    DomNovember 2, 2014
    The menu is absolutely unreal. The price is not insignificant, but the guided tasting tour with wine pairing will leave you floored.
  • Heather R.heart icon on user image
    Heather RodriguezFebruary 19, 2018
    Definitely worth the Michelin star. Great price, great food and great service. Would do again.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BassmanApril 21, 2012
    Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Chocolate Ganache, Frozen Popcorn, Caramel - Liquid nitrogen-frozen popcorn cream! Should be served at Michel Gondry's next movie screening.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJuly 7, 2012
    Spare your pocketbook the over priced under thought out tasting menu. Great ideas are not always brought to life. Overall: disappointment. At least I had good company.
  • Eddy B.heart icon on user image
    Eddy BadrinaJuly 19, 2015
    Adventurous menu. Try the popcorn dumplings and the young hen. Flavor explosions in your mouth.
  • Mark M.heart icon on user image
    Mark MunroDecember 22, 2016
    Well executed, forgettable food. Try Mission Chinese next door for more of a 💥
  • Joel A.heart icon on user image
    Joel AntipuestoDecember 18, 2012
    Try the beets, fromage blanc, pumpernickel, watercress, sorrel, smoked hay oil - Enjoyed the tasting menu at Commonwealth. Highly recommended!
  • Cameo
    CameoAugust 4, 2012
    Definitely order the tasting menu and let the chef delight your palette. Popcorn purée? Why, yes!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarelliDecember 13, 2014
    I was overall not impressed by the cuisine. Not sure if the chef changed, but I took the menu and felt like nothing was standing out. Also after 5 or 6 plates, I was still hungry. Definitely overrated
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongAugust 12, 2013
    House soda is really good. Blackberry something or other. The celery sorbet dessert on the tasting menu is insane.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KirschnerFebruary 18, 2012
    Sit at the bar on the end closest to the kitchen and watch the magic. Better than anything you will ever see on The Food Network.
  • Pei 👻 W.heart icon on user image
    Pei 👻 WenOctober 18, 2015
    Make sure you save some space for their dessert. Simply phenomenal.
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 17, 2010
    One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in a long time. You should know that the fare is called “progressive American” & a portion of your bill goes to charity. Read more
  • Jussi H.heart icon on user image
    Jussi HäyhäNovember 16, 2015
    Great staff, great food. If you're hungry take 3 or 4 dishes.
  • Saveur Magazine
    Saveur MagazineApril 9, 2012
    It seems like utopia: affordable fine dining in San Francisco's Mission district, with a six-course tasting menu for $70, and $10 goes to charity. Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST NEW RESTAURANTA bistro decorated like a CSI lab, complete with shiny appliances and photogenic staff... Read more
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰June 9, 2013
    Amazing amuse bouches! It's a great place to try more avant garde foods
  • Eater
    EaterMay 18, 2012
    Sit at the bar for a full-on molecular show. [Eater 38 Member]
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    mkohpottsSeptember 10, 2014
    Tasting menu is beautiful. Also try a liquid nitrogen cocktail.
  • Garry T.heart icon on user image
    Garry TanDecember 19, 2016
    Great tasting menu.
  • Karen L.heart icon on user image
    Karen LeSeptember 1, 2013
    Seriously amazing food, pork belly & squid...out of this world.
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunamsOctober 23, 2011
    Innovative concoctions, including lamb cheeks w/ sesame spaetzle and frozen popcorn, for dessert
  • Karen S.
    Karen SchwalbeJuly 9, 2013
    Let the hostess guide your choices. Too much deliciousness to decide.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinApril 10, 2014
    Great place for Matt and Sophie to celebrate their engagement!!!!
  • Jason F.heart icon on user image
    Jason FoxJuly 21, 2014
    Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right.
  • jerome k.heart icon on user image
    jerome knappMarch 31, 2015
    I really enjoyed visiting alone and eating at the bar, talking to the waiters, and feeling the vibe of commonwealth. The tasting menu was like a playground for my mouth, too.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    A six-course tasting menu is $70; $10 goes to charity. Read more
  • Piera T.
    Piera TocciNovember 23, 2011
    Order the jerusalem artichokes w quinoa! Unbelievable. Best service as well
  • Ro B.
    Ro BorjaMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter semifreddo with frozen popcorn is worth fighting over.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JohnsJuly 27, 2013
    You must get the peanut butter semifreddo. Mandatory.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    Great food paired with the sleek, Mission-hip atmosphere, reasonable prices for the high-end fare, and the charitable outreach of the space, it's a hard combination not to love. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Zinio
    ZinioJanuary 26, 2011
    Esquire has bestowed 'hostess of the week' honor to Commonwealth's very own Xelina Leyba. Stop in and say hello to her. Read more
  • Joanne B.
    Joanne ButcherMay 12, 2013
    "I am NOT eating the deep fried duck tongues!"
  • Ting S.heart icon on user image
    Ting SFebruary 7, 2016
    Had a very nice eating experience here.
  • hailee h.
    hailee h.August 30, 2010
    the narwhal is so magical. I think I'm in love. I might date the squid dish on the side, though.
  • Bobbie M.heart icon on user image
    Bobbie McLellanSeptember 25, 2016
    Sablefish must get
  • Faith C.heart icon on user image
    Faith ChiangAugust 1, 2015
    Everything
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaNovember 21, 2011
    The vinegar mousse that comes with chips is so light and tasty!
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