Very good experience. Love the atmosphere. Reminded me of a New York type hotel and restaurant. Service was superb. Interesting delicious unusual food.
The Commons Club is a very Hip and modern restaurant, bar lounge, complete with DJ! Excellent customer service from servers to waiter to Chef! The Chef came out to speak to us about his new dush which we sampled for free! I highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
I am a foodie and in the hospitality business, and was exited to try Virgin Hotel’s restaurant. The bar vibe at Everdeen is great but the food at The Commons was terrible and overpriced. Atmosphere was stifling and old school. Service was excellent.
For example, you had to pay for bread, which is ok if it is specialized and wonderful. This bread looked and tasted like it came out of a Pillsbury doughboy can. Fish and chips appetizer was actually a ceviche which was fishy and unedible. We sent it back. Pasta tasted like Chef Boy Ardee our of a can as well.
Really disappointed Virgin!
Went here for my 51st Birthday with my boyfriend for dinner for the 1st time on Saturday. The front staff including maitre'd, waiter, & servers were super friendly and attentive. Now hats off to Executive Chef Adrian Garcia for a amazing menu and the kitchen staff! We started with the Golden Osetra Caviar Bites, Corn Soup, Pork Belly and their take on "Fish & Chips" which was salmon tartar served with seasoned crispy fish skin as chip. Everything was delicious that I myself had no room for a whole entree as I'm a light eater, but my boyfriend opted for the Sonoma Duck a recommendation from our waiter. I took one piece to try OMG the duck just melted in my mouth it was so succulent and juicy! I didn't order dessert since I was stuffed but the Chef came out with a chocolate cake with a candle and a another lighter dessert which was a lychee granita with strawberries and raspberries! Top that off the pastry chef sent out a small bites of macaroons and little sweets! Oh I had to be rolled out of there (with a doggie bag)! I highly recommend the Commons Club for the overall amazing service and dining experience from the Executive Chef Adrian Garcia (formerly from Benu and Quince both 3 & 4 Michelin Star restaurants). We will definitely return to try their wines (we brought our own from wine tasting) and try the other items on the menu. Thank you Chef, Commons Club & the Virgin Hotels!! Everyone must try!
Chef Adrian Garcia has created a world class, Michelin star quality restaurant in the lobby of a hotel and that is not easy! The duck agnolotti and the gnudi were special, everything was special, but those two stand out in my memory and I am writing this a week after the fact! Don't walk, run to the Commons Club as soon as you can. Kudo's to Chef Garcia, our server Angel, and the food runner Andy; the three of you gave my friend and I a truly memorable dining experience. Keep up the great work.
It was the BEST of everything I have had in my 60 plus years of dining. ( that includes NewYork, Las Vegas AND Europe!
Stayed at the Virgin hotel for 1 night so we decided to have dinner at the Commons Club which is located at the ground floor of the hotel. Great vibe, very chic atmosphere, and the food was good too. Service was excellent at our server was super helpful with the menu and was very attentive to our needs.
Amazing Halibut! Beautiful Ambiance and excellent service. Loved the whole experience.
Wonderfully inventive, delicious food.
Great place to take a client for a quick bite. Burger and fries were amazing!
Menu was a bit limited. Portions were a bit small. Service was great. Comfortable environment
Beautiful place, very close to Moscone Center. Had a business meal with some customers and food was good.
Great place to hangout with friends and Business meeting.
I will say that the atmosphere and aesthetic of the space was great. The service was horrible. Our drink order took 45 minutes and the second drink order was forgotten by the waiter and was never placed. The food was just ok, nothing stood out as memorable.
Ambiance is amazing, food was average in taste, value was not there. I’ve been to Michelin starred restaurants and have had a just as expensive or less expensive meal that tasted amazing. If the food tasted incredible that would be one thing but the pork that both my wife and I got tasted like a bratwurst, seemed a bit dry and most of it was fat so we got like 3-4 solid bites of meat.
Cocktails were good not great. Nothing was done to accommodate our anniversary dinner even so I mentioned it in the reservation.
Will I be going back? Probably not. Value isn’t there and food is nothing special. Also would have been nice to hear a “happy anniversary” or have some sort of acknowledgement.
I wouldn't recommend it if you're already hungry or thirsty walking into the restaurant, or you have limited time. Service was friendly but the kitchen and bar service took forever! Even when the restaurant and bar weren't packed. They must be encompassing of hotel room guest service otherwise one can't explain the wait and inconsistent timing of food and drinks to the table.
Menu is limited but with enough choices to satisfy most palates. However, it's written in an esoteric manner that made it hard for most to "get it" and may put off some, if reading it online. Dishes were all delicious, especially the roasted cauliflower, gnudi and halibut.
Unlike the food that did deliver inspite of the complex ingredient-based menu, the cocktails weren't up to par. Especially the bloody mary which was weak and timid with mushy olives (ewwwh!).
It is a shame as the clubby, intimate feel of the restaurant and bar would make this a great social spot for friends and clients. But with the long wait for food and drink, the "hangries" will quickly override any goodwill.
Food was wonderful. Everything that came out was wonderful and the staff were friendly and approachable. It was a little bit of a lighter meal in terms of portions, but I can't really complain with everything tasting so good :)
Good food, nice ambiance and terrible service! Highly disappointed with server.
Limited menu was the main drawback. Otherwise great service and quality of food.
Amazing food and amazing service!
Flawless. That says it all no mistakes here. Don’t miss the rooftop bar. This place is as good as it gets… Exceptional service… Exceptional food… Exceptional room… Exceptional everything
Came for Sunday lunch. Food was good. Free refills on non-alcoholic drinks. Only two beers on draft but both a good choice. Ambiance is nice and the wait staff friendly and accommodating. I would definitely come back for dinner.
The Rib eye and Halibut are exceptional! A little loud though! :(
LOVE LOVE LOVE the cocktails and DJ! Perfect way to start the evening with a drink in the lounge before dinner!
Good service and nice vibe
Gracious, elegant food, service and ambience. Lovely wine, and affordable options too!
The Commons Club lis ocated in the new Virgin Hotel . The Hotel was fabulous. The staff was excellent. The signature drinks, I would pass on and stick with your favorite classic. The steak was unfortunately overcooked. Seemed very high priced, so value for the meal was not there.
Nice place, very well decorated with a decent ambience, but what a stupid menu. I have eaten most cuisines in many fine restaurants all over the world, but hardly recognised anything on the menu. As an example, the ‘Fish & Chips’ was raw salmon with and apple cut into chips. WTF.
My friend and I ordered the Charred Caesar salad. Nothing about this salad was charred except the lemon. Very disappointing😕
Wayyy too loud for conversation.
Our halibut was overcooked and the "terrine" was tiny and hard. I didn't really understand what it was meant to be like at all. The halibut tasted like it had been sitting for 10 mins prior to being brought to our table (not hot, crust on fish a bit chewy rather than crispy). The duck confit agnolotti was flawless, however. A wine we had was very expensive yet nothing to write home about ($50 for two glasses). The strachiatella app was nice, so kind of a mixed bag. I wish I had sent the halibut back but didn't want to cause a fuss then regretted not having done so, especially for the price. If it had been cooked less and brought immediately, it would have been very good, so that's a shame. I know they are just new so still "ironing out the kinks."
Great food, drinks, and vibe. I really enjoyed my dinner here and would recommend it.
Good basic burger place
A little pricey but ambiance, food and service was great!
Leo was an incredible and caring server.
Food was pretty good! Menu was ok.
Service was unfortunately not knowledgeable about bar offerings and left us alone for very long stretches of time that we would have liked to order more food, drink or dessert.
Ambiance was overstated and didn’t feel very special.
Good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. Parking was convenient as well.
girls nite out