San Francisco, CA 94110
- Sun, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
- Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Highly Recommended
SF Weekly's Description
Commonwealth is a collectively owned American restaurant with good crowd, a do-good mission (a portion of the tasting menu goes to local nonprofits), and a high-wire chef. Once an ugly taqueria, the Mission District building has undergone a Pygmalion transformation, now spare and welcoming. Chef Jason Fox does things like fry shishito peppers with rose petals, serve cured foie gras with preserved-plum paste and nori toast, and deconstruct a s'more into chocolate ganache, cardamom marshmallows, and burnt-honey ice cream. The food can tilt so far into stunt cooking that it stumbles, but Fox also produces complicated pleasures unlike anything else in town, and for a half to a third of the price of anything similar. It's experimental dining for Mission budgets.
Tips from foursquare
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!
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.
Sit at the bar for a full-on molecular show. [Eater 38 Member]
Chase Jason Fox’s creative, elegant food by voting a charity for the resto to donate a portion of its profits to.
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...
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Reviews and News
What: Noisette: An Afternoon of Food and Music When: Saturday August 4th, 1 - 5 p.m. (12 - 1 p.m. VIP hour) Where: Public Works, 161 Erie St... More on Commonwealth »
Macy's Great American Chefs Tour San Francisco Stop with Chef Rick BaylessWhere: Macy's Union Square at 170 O'Farrell Street in the Cellar... More on Commonwealth »
As the economy lingers in the can, the need for organizations such as Meals on Wheels (MOW) remains critical. MOW serves nearly 3 million... More on Commonwealth »
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