The Common

4.6
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28 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
The Common is a gastro-lounge where typical pub and comfort foods are elevated to uncommon heights. Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier’s scratch kitchen offers seasonal menus with an emphasis on creativity and quality. Our dynamic culinary scene spotlights new trends, modern takes on refined classics, chef's choice features and pop up events.

We offer a fine selection of craft, small batch, local and imported beers as well as an innovative mix of herbal, vintage and modern cocktails, spirits and wines.

Set in a lounge style space with a vintage meets modern décor; our aim is to create a community based upon experiencing new food, music and culture in Edmonton. The multifaceted venue features an eclectic mix of electronic, indie, funk, hip hop, soul, classics and live music from local and worldwide artists.

Perfect for lunch, dinner, corporate functions (private bookings available), an after work drink, or a late night out- the Common is the place to c
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

As always, a getaway lunch to The Common is a very pleasant experience. The staff is friendly and courteous, the food is divine, the atmosphere bright and clear. Food comes quickly, service is excellent, the menu changes just enough to be interesting for constant customers.

OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and impressive service. We’ll definitely go back and try out other items in the menu.

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service.

EF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. A little loud but great food, great staff, and a great atmosphere.

R
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the BEST date night here. Incredible food, drinks, service. I can't wait to go back :)

AV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Good selection of cocktails. Great selection for healthy eaters as well.

N
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As someone who is dairy free, mostly meat free but has friends that aren't this is a great place to go. The menu was terrific with options for everyone and I loved the brussel sprout salad.

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Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Natasha! Thank you for your review. :) I'm glad to hear you found our menu terrific! We take allergies and dietary restrictions seriously, and it's our goal to ensure all of our guests are able to order from our menu. Hope to see you again soon! -Nicole

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P
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It's a nice place for a change in pace. The have a unique menu with lots of options.

The Common
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi Peabody! Thank you for your recommendation, I'm glad to hear you found our menu provides lots of options. :) Hope to host you again soon. Best, Nicole

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S
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great beer quality and choices.

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Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Steaky! I'm happy you enjoyed our food and beer selection! Thank you for taking the time to review, hope we can host you again soon. Best, Nicole

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A
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the duck salad - it tasted as good as it looked!

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Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi Ambro! Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for the positive review - hope to see you again soon. -Nicole

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great night out! The Common is the perfect place to have a bite to eat and cocktails to catch up from 8-10pm and then get the party times going with full dance floor!

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Responded on 18 December 2019

Hi Juli1011! Thank you for the kind review. :) We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon. -Nicole

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M
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The cocktails are almost as expensive as the meal which was a real turn off but the food is amazing and reasonably priced. Good portion sizes and tasted amazing. Wouldn't go out for drinks there but would eat there again.

The Common
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hi Michelle! Thank you for visiting The Common and taking the time to post a review. :) We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the food! If you'd like to discuss our drink prices further, please feel free to email me at nicole@thecommon.ca Thanks again!

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D
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The ambience is great and the seating was very comfortable. We went around 6 so it wasn't super busy or super noisy. Service was prompt and helpful. Drink cost was VERY reasonable. I ordered a burger which was just OK but everyone else had great things to say about their meals.

The Common
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi Dcpat! So glad to hear your experience went well at The Common. :) We appreciate the time taken to provide us with your review. If you have any additional feedback on our menu, please email me at nicole@thecommon.ca - we'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks! -Nicole

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

Could offer more food to share. Happy hour drinks were fun and interesting.

The Common
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi snoopydogdog! Thank you for the review, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our happy hour drinks. If you'd like to provide more feedback on our food menu, please reach out to nicole@thecommon.ca Thank you and hope to see you again soon. -Nicole

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SB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend it but I would forewarn them that you have to almost yell at your whoever you're trying to visit with across the table. That is one reason why I don't hang out there often.

The Common
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi SabB! Thank you for coming to visit and sending us your feedback, we appreciate it. :) If you'd like to discuss anything further about your experience, please don't hesitate to reach out to nicole@thecommon.ca Thanks again! -Nicole

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We just had an amazing dinner there for my birthday. It was super easy to make a reservation of course. The music was so good all night, and the food was absolutely incredible. Just about everyone at our table got something different, and we shared the Truffle Popcorn & the Cheese Ball Trio. (100% would recommend). The staff was great, and the environment was super cool!

The Common
Responded on 14 November 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for reserving with us on such a special occasion. :) We are happy to hear that you had a positive experience and enjoyed the appetizers you tried. We really appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review and hope to host you again in the near future. -Nicole

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MC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service & spectacular food. I will return to The Common soon.

The Common
Responded on 14 November 2019

Hi MicheleC! We are so happy to hear you will return soon, we look forward to hosting you again. :) Thank you for the review. -Nicole

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C
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! Great, personal service! The cutest little place to sit and eat. Love going there to get away from life haha. Great place to eat with friends or family <3

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Responded on 14 November 2019

Hi Colb! :) Thank you so much for the very kind review. We're glad you enjoy your visits and we definitely look forward to hosting you again soon! Thanks again. -Nicole

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MR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

While the dishes we ordered tasted great, the rest of our experience left everything to be desired. We waited way too long for our food, then everything (soup and main) came out at the same time, and our table got sprayed by something gone wrong at the bar. Probably meant for 20's and 30's, as the noise level was way up there. The manager was excellent though, and definitely did the right thing by comping our meal. She (though the food was good too) may be the only reason we would try it again. ...maybe for lunch...

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Responded on 14 November 2019

Hi MonaR! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it was a pleasure to meet you that evening. Best, Nicole

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JD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy our lunches at The Common and would thoroughly recommend it.

The Common
Responded on 10 October 2019

Hi JanetteD! Thank you so much for the kind review, we are happy to hear you enjoy your lunches at The Common. :) Thank you for continuing to visit us.

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DR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

I have been here before and it was good, this time I had the fish and chips and I would recommend to stay away from this, the fish was extremely mushy and no texture. My mate had the same dish and experienced the same result

The Common
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi DavidR16! Thank you for visiting The Common and providing us with your feedback. I'm sorry to hear your food experience didn't live up to what you were expecting. If you'd like to speak further about your visit with us, please email nicole@thecommon.ca Thanks again and hope to see you in the future.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Atmosphere was relaxing. The quantity of food was excellent. My fish was a little too dry. The shareable plates were excellent.

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Responded on 20 September 2019

Hi there! Thank you for visiting The Common and taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate it! Wonderful to hear the majority of your food experience with us was excellent. If you'd like to chat further at all of anything that fell short of your expectation, please email nicole@thecommon.ca Thanks and hope to see you again soon!

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DK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

Kitchen obviously didn’t give a , dishes were missing main ingredients listed on the menu. Drinks were okay but it sounded like someone was moving a piano upstairs.

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Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi DanielK. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we appreciate it. I apologize that your food experience with us fell short of what you were expecting. If you'd like to discuss further, please email nicole@thecommon.ca Thank you.

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SP
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very cool spot downtown on 109th. I always thought of this place as more of bar with good drinks, but to my surprise, they do have very good food and great lunch specials!

The Common
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi SergiiP! Thank you so much for the kind review. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. :)

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R
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Pretty mediocre and overpriced. Beer is almost 8$ a glass which is extreme. Food is not worth it either, small servings or a deep fried mess. A double gin and tonic is close to 18$ that’s ridiculously overpriced. I guess if you are one of those people who don’t care about value and money and just want to be at a place with a bunch of pigs with lipstick on then please enjoy.. One of the most pretentious places in the city of Edmonton. We don’t live in LA

The Common
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Realtalk. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The majority of our beer program is local and our pricing is reflective of craft beer costs. I'm sorry that your food experience fell short of what you expected. To further discuss, please email me at nicole@thecommon.ca Thank you for your time.

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J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a fun place to go after work! The creative nature of the food and drink menu was appreciated by our party. Service was attentive and the atmosphere perfect to catch up with friends.

The Common
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Judy! Glad we were able to provide you with a nice atmosphere to catch up with friends. We value your feedback and are grateful for the review. Hope to see you again soon. :)

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the atmosphere! My husband and I went for a night out on a Satuday - dinner and dancing - and it exceeded my expectations. I was very pleased with the menu options (since I am gluten intolerant) and the quality of food was excellent. As the dinner service ended the music got louder and dancing began. Overall it was a great experience - clean space and bathrooms, good music, adequate size dance floor, and a good amount of bouncers which I'm sure helps in keeping the tone of the late night crowd respectful, safe, and happy. Good times :)

The Common
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for the kind reviews and taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We always have a variety of gluten free options on our menu. Hope to host you again in the near future. :)

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L
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was delish
Cauliflower pizza was not what I expected ... I wish there was something more savory about it
All in all great
Will go back

The Common
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi Lane! Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write this review. We will pass on your comments to the chef regarding the Cauliflower Pizza. Hopefully we can host you again in the future.

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