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Commonwealth - San Francisco

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (18th Street)
+1 415-355-1500
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Orinda, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu offerings may seem like an odd combination or choice of ingredients, but the dishes are all unique and savory, and highlight the best of each ingredient. One of my selections was the kabocha tempura with shavings of belly pork. My husband was not a kabocha fan, but this dish really changed his opinion - kabocha was elevated to... More 

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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Ever wanted to try a Michelin Star restaurant without having to pay a small fortune? Then Commonwealth is the restaurant for you! The tasting menu ($80; $130 with wine pairings) is the way to go, but the menu also has à la carte options for $15-25. Plus, you can feel good about splurging for a nice meal here because a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Let me Start by saying that this restaurant has its own private parking: in the mission district this alone is worth 4 stars! The staff is wonderful, the food is perfect. We had the tasting menu and the dishes were absolute poems... We missed though having a piece of bread to finish them up... A house bread would have been... More 

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USA
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209 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Highly recommend the tasting menu as delicate local preparations really allow you to experience the knowledge and talent in the kitchen. The wine director, Frencesca Maniace is also a wonderful support for making this a 5 star dining experience. On this Saturday night, we were seated upon arrival and both food and wined were executed flawlessly. We felt a touch... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I visited here will on holiday after looking at the reviews and I have to say it's a great little restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere and service was fantastic. I had the tasting menu and all was great especially the scallop course! Definitely will visit again!!

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Voghera, Italy
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've have been with two friends after the advise of Lonely Planet guide. The restaurant is comfortable but the light inside should be higher. The menu is not so diverse. Honestly, we didn't expect that the dishes weren't sated enough. Despite the quantity all the plates were well cooked and the meat was fantastic. The waiter was nice.

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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended to come here by the Masterchef contestant. We had the tasting menu, they were happy to change out the meat for fish . Waiter was wonderful and very informative , wine waiter also very informative and happy to chat. Restaurant was very loud ( probably because of the wood floor and no curtains and big table near us) Expensive... More 

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New York City, New York
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Commonwealth is quite popular with the young professional crowd (no, not students). Very cool digs. Food was both well presented & excellent tasting. Indulge, all's good there. I recommend it.

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Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had such a great dinner. The atmosphere,guests,service and food,all perfect. We order the menu,which I recommend. Wine selection is also good. Enjoy it.

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Thank IlaJaja
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Commonwealth several times over the years. Its on the expensive side, so it has to be great. And it usually is great, well done, small plates with extraordinary combinations. This time, not so much. My wife and I spent $250 for the 5 course tasting menu and a couple glasses of wine. The clams were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2224 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (18th Street)
  • Public Transportation: BART stops at Mission and 16th. MUNI stops at Mission and 18th.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-355-1500

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

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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