The Commons

4.5
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702 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Located in the heart of the Woodinville Wine District, The Commons is a neighborhood gathering place serving a wide range of seasonal comfort food and drinks in an inviting and informal setting.
What 702 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PP
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great brunch, service was a little slow but it was Sunday & very busy.
Excellent food

CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

This certainly was not what I expected. The space was cold, uncomfortable and loud (even though the restaurant was less than 1/2 full). Both of our entrees were very salty, and were not served hot. The overall meal was definitely not worth $150.

SK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual environment with excellent food. Took teenage kids and everyone very pleased with dinner and dessert. Milkshakes got two thumbs up from kids. We eat at Purple with kids too, but Commons more casual with same quality food. Highly recommend!

MW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Crab dip did not taste very crabby for the price, and would have been better with bread than potato chips. Fish and chips were very good. Salad was good but pricey. Banana Bread pudding tasted good but was just two slices of banana bread--not what you would expect for "pudding." Service was very slow, which was surprising because it was not very busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We waited for 25 minutes for anyone to come to our table for service to no avail and then left.

The good news is that our 3 year old threw a tantrum on the way out because he was hungry.

Have always loved the Commons but will not be planning to go back.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Service mediocre at best. Food prepared not to order. Overall highly overrated

EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Kids dinner was dry and over cooked, my food was okay but over priced for the amount received. Experience was nice but wouldn’t go back.

CK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, servers were polite and timely, and the food was very good! Tables were a little small but nothing to really complain about. Will be back!

ES
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Worst steak ever so chewy. Service ok. Service 20% included.

DB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really liked the food we ordered and the service we got. Everything was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The fried pickles were so salty they were inedible. The manager graciously accepted our feedback and the item was removed from our bill.

DD
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite for consistently good food and service. If I only have one complaint is that the restaurant is exceptionally loud. There is "adds to the energy and vibe" kind of loud and then there is "can't hold a conversation" loud. They should invest in some sound deadening. Still, I won't remove a star for it. I love this place and the staff is always as great as the food.

TD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Tables are so close together , so loud you can't hear yourself think, gratuity added to bill and food was not worth the price. I could make better at home.

TD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a reservation for six people at 7:30 on a Saturday night, but we weren’t seated until almost 8:00, which was frustrating. The actual table service and food were excellent and our appetizers were comped, which was very much appreciated. I understand things happen, but what is the point of a reservation if you have to wait that long?

RB
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. We enjoyed our dinner date out and can’t wait to come back

C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to the Commons. It's my new spot. Every experience has been great.

F
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Good was way too expensive and wasn’t even good. $10 for an order of French toast on kids menu. Bill came also with 20% gratuity already included and there was only 3 of us . Service was good and we would have tipped that much anyway as we don’thold the wait staff responsible for bad food, but what if service was horrible? Just visiting my daughter, but when I visit again, will not go there.

A
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. My favorite is the brunch time.

F
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing and he didn't rush us out. It was our first time and we had a great experience.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food & mimosa!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was fine. Drinks were great. The cleanliness of the restaurant was not great. I’ve never seen that much dust accumulate on a ceiling ever before. Makes me wonder about the cleanliness of the rest of everything.

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quick food!

SC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I’ve been here many times and am always excited to go back. Great food, wide variety of drinks, and fantastic service. It’s almost always busy, so make a reservation! It can be a little noisy, but it’s just because it’s almost always packed.

MF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to the Commons with family and friends. I can always count on great food and awesome Almomd milk Chai’s. Thank you!!!

OH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really appreciate that the Commons serves wholesome bread with its breakfast plates with what appears to be healthy, homemade hot sauce and raspberry jam. My easy-over eggs were cooked to perfection and I noted that the potatoes were red-skinned potatoes that were oven-fried, I believe.
Thank you for not skimping on the quality of your ingredients.

RS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love dining at The Commons. The food and service are always on point!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love The Commons, especially for brunch. Mike was our server and talk about incredible service - the best! Made eating out with a toddler very enjoyable.

KT
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Favorite neighborhood spot.

EF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is always delicious at the commons! Some of my favorite brunch in the greater Seattle area!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food and service are always good, but it is pricey for what it is, especially for kids.

CK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and food is very good. Limited menu but just enough choices to satisfy all. Love the mimosas

TW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was good although I am unaccustomed to having an automatic 20% tip applied for a party of four: my wife and I plus our two kids. Wine selection on menu was just ok but ability to buy a bottle from the check in area and play corkage is great. Food was good but was disappointed by my main entree having only 3 small scallops.

PR
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall a great place to meet for a casual meal. Staff was a bit slow, even though the place wasn't crowded. He didn't ask us if we wanted dessert; just gave us the bill. Once prompted, he was accommodating to us. The food was really good and the servings plentiful.

n
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and location are perfect. The food is always fresh and interesting. I had an Avocado Frissee sandwich and tomato soup. YUM And my friend shared his fries too...double yum!

MA
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Commons is my favorite place to meet in Woodinville.

BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic place - very casual and comfortable! Food was good, service was efficient and friendly. We'll be back!

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good experience. Both food and service are solid. We enjoy popping in for a meal or sitting at the bar for drinks. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal.

DD
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t let this affect my rating because I love this place but it would be nice if the server pointed out the auto added service, grat so guests don’t pay an additional amount without realizing it.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The fried dill pickles were way too salty and the crispy chicken was soggy.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Expensive for no reason

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