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Commonwealth - San Francisco

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Mission District
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2224 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1812 (18th Street)
+1 415-355-1500
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17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an extended tasting menu with wine pairings and I must say, the small dishes were presented beautifully. The restaurant has a neighborhood vibe (it was obvious there were some regulars at the bar) with a small seating area and bar space. The bar overlooked the kitchen, so we were able to enjoy watching the artistic assembly of each... More 

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San Francisco, California
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523 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess it’s time that I give up the notion that a top rated restaurant should have tablecloths and atmosphere. Arriving at 2224 Mission Street in San Francisco, one wonders if the address is correct. The street is dirty and dingy, the exterior of the building derelict, a burned out theater is on the corner, and the people hanging around... More 

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Thank StarLady99
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Commonwealth last Saturday for a late Valentines Day dinner with my sweetheart. The restaurant is located in the Mission District and we went to San Francisco a few hours early to walk around Mission Street and Valencia Street to visit some of our favorite shops - Dandelion Chocolate (hot chocolate with house made marshmallow), Rhea’s Deli & Market... More 

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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 19 January 2017

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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Thank Janice L
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 77 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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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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
USD 29 - USD 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 St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1812
    (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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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