Mimosa drinks and Food were absolutely amazing. The staff was on point, and style/decor was fabulous. We'll definitely be back!
Our second visit to Commonwealth. And even better than the first. Tried the Saphed Shataavaree Ka Ras, a wonderful asparagus bisque with mushrooms. Absolutely delicious! My wife had Jahangir Rogan Josh, and I admit I liked it better than the Lamb Vindaloo. My only minor complaint - with my nut allergy, I appreciate their “N” indication on items containing tree nuts, but I think they should add that indication to items containing coconut. Overall, this is a great restaurant with fantastic food and excellent service — much better than our one unimpressive experience at Rasika.
I took some co-workers to Commonwealth Indian at Pike&Rose for lunch. We arrived just at noon and the place was pretty empty, but by 12:30 there were a fair number of other diners. Lunch is buffet only for $15. The fair is pretty standard with an emphasis on non-meat items (lots of paneer). The quality of the food was okay, nothing special. Desserts were similarly low cost on their end: cut up fruit, another pressed milk curd item, and sweet carrot and cardamom. Overall I felt the value was pretty low, considering we each had only one plate of food and a small plate of dessert. The real weak point was our server: drinks came very slowly and he never came back around to offer refills. Had to wave him down several times to get some tea and the check afterwards. All-in-all, only a middling experience.
Our third time eating at the restaurant. The food is exquisite and the service outstanding. This is now our go-to restaurant for Indian food and for great food in the ‘burbs.
The food and service always on point. They also have verify of wines which my family loves.
Made a reservation for 7:30pm and they were clearly running behind. Tried to seat us in a "private room" that already had a large quite noisy table in there. Let them know this would not work for us. Told us they would have a table for us in 5-10 minutes but the party they were expecting to leave were clearly lingering. Ended up getting a table after about 15-20 minutes or so. Not bad but should not have to wait that long when reservation is made day before. They are very nice people, and always friendly. Food is consistently very good. Not sure why my crab curry always has a "skin" on it but does not alter the taste so not a big deal. Presentation would look better without it though. Would definitely recommend this place.
This was our first visit to Commonwealth Indian, and it soared to become a big favorite of ours. The setting is beautiful and elegant, the menu is creative and the food very well prepared. The Basil Lychee Mojito was delicious, and the Rampuri Korma and a sea bass dish succulent and tasty. The presentation was worthy of the finest restaurants. The service was excellent and caring, as several wait staff stopped by to politely inquire if we were happy with everything. This was not at all intrusive, but rather warming. From our centrally located table, we could observe the interactions between the staff, and with the manager, and saw a spirit of friendliness and supportiveness that is unusual in most restaurants. This was especially noteworthy in that there are several different races/ethnicities represented, but all appeared to enjoy serving and helping one another. When we mentioned that we were celebrating our 45th anniversary, there shortly appeared two glasses of good champagne, which were followed by a compli
mentary dessert (apple custard) garnished with pretty sauces and a fresh orchid. We were utterly charmed, and will be returning many times.
Commonwealth Indian serves delicious Indian fare in a nice setting. The facility is beautiful and the service is great. Our past dinner experience was wonderful this was our third visit in as many months.
The champagne lunch buffet while impressive is not a great value for vegetarians given that half of the 8 main items were meat/fish, including the sole appetizer (chicken). It is not great value as there is no difference in charges; both veg and non-veg buffets cost the same -- about $25 for the bottomless champagne brunch. When apprised of the relatively meager vegetarian offerings, the staff did bring half-a-dozen pakoras to the table for a party of six!
We would go to Commonwealth Indian again but not for their lunch buffet.
Outstanding meal. It’s the third time I’ve been at this restaurant. Will go again.
First time here. Beautiful, best Indian food I have had in so long! Great ambiance, great service, great drinks, wonderful Food!
Commonwealth is a great new addition to Pike and Rose. The interior is beautiful and the service is top notch. The menu is much smaller than many Indian restaurants but includes the classics, such as vindaloo and butter chicken. The entree prices are on the high side for Indian food as well. Good wine and cocktail selection.
Had been one time before with incredible service and excellent food. Food is still impeccable, but service was dismal. Looks like they have grown in popularity a bit too quickly and service can’t keep up. Wait staff were basically absent and seemed stressed and bothered when they finally got around to their tables. That said, food is still remarkable and if you’re lucky enough to flag down the right waiter they are extremely knowledgeable. I do hope they get their service model down in an otherwise wonderful restaurant.
As is often the case, the appetizers outshone the entrees -- at least in my limited sampling. I went for lunch with a friend. He had the buffet and was not especially impressed. I ordered off the menu. The samosa chips that I had as an appetizer were delicious, although not as puffy as pictured in the Post Magazine review. My entree is not listed on the dinner menu and the online lunch menu only shows the buffet (although the restaurant in fact offers a full menu of a la carte choices. I would give it about a B+. The dining room is quite attractive, the service was attentive but not intrusive, parking (in the Pike & Rose garage) was easy and free. I would go back, but preferably with several friends who like to share.
Delicious Indian food in a beautiful setting. We’ll definitely return!
Service staff was friendly and efficient. Drink choices were excellent.
Lunch buffet was great. Lots of variety and very nicely presented.
Never disappoints, 4th visit to this restaurant and each time food and service are superior.
It is so hard to find good, and I mean truly good, Indian food in the DMV. Commonwealth did not disappoint. The spice in the vindaloo was just right, the creaminess of the korma just right, the lamb biryani was cooked very well with fragrant basmati rice that was neither clumpy nor greasy as one would find in so many other restaurants. And then there was outstanding, attentive and polite service. We will definitely be visiting you again.
We had a great experience! The staff were friendly and very helpful with recommendations. The food was excellent! Highly recommend!
The food is really good. It's a tad expensive for Rockville (ahem, North Bethesda.)
fun drinks, delicious food, perfect setting to have a work discussion and a sociable experience at the same time
it was terrific! highly recommend! some of the best indian in the area.
Food was good the customer service was even better. I would recommend this place
The Indian cuisine here is excellent, among the best I have tasted anywhere in the U.S. I am glad this restaurant is here. Although the decor is very modern, and thus is a bit lacking in character, it makes up for that by also being relatively quiet, making easy conversations possible. My wife and I have tried three different sets of appetizers and main courses, and all were excellent. Perhaps the small salad that comes with every meal could be spiced up a bit, as it is the only element of the meal that is rather bland. Overall, this is an excellent restaurant, with very attentive service.
Wonderful food. That alone made it great. The Naan bread servings were the smallest we've ever had. Our wine was great, but our waiter was either inattentive or just new. BL: food was good
We came for dinner at the recommendation of our hotel and it was so delicious that on our last day we made sure to leave time for the weekend buffet! Over the top yuminess and great service.
The location and ambiance were nice. However the variety of items in the buffet and the quality was not all that great. I've been to much nicer Indian restaurants where they have more variety and better food quality.
We had a reservation for 7:15. We waited 35 min to be seated. We were just about to leave. I ordered curry chicken but got a lamb dish. Which I did not like. Very tough and gamey. Two servers assured me that i was mistaken. Finally the owner (I presume) came to tell me that it was a lamb dish. He took it off the check which was nice of him.
Lovely decor, staff was nice but they have significant problems that they need to overcome. I’m not rushing back.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and staff are very friendly. The food was very good but it took a little longer than expected for it to be served. Some of the entrees were more pureed than I would like but still good. We didn't receive our pappadom which was disappointing. The naan bread is a bit overpriced and should just be served with your meal. The salad that comes with your meal could be more seasoned.
Great food and service!
Way too expensive. You wont get value for your money if you go for Dinner. I recommend this place only for its lunch buffet on weekdays and weekends.
The best Indian that I've had in Washington in recent memory. Really a great meal.
Commonwealth is a breath of fresh air for Indian cuisine in the DC Metro area. A modern menu, with some classics thrown in for good measure. A pleasant atmosphere that is inviting (even for a 5 year old) and elegant. Strongly recommend!
Excellent food served in a relaxing atmosphere. My new favorite local spot for Indian food.
Nice place; quite loud so hard to have conversation; food was good
Amazing food, GREAT service (with recommendations), and beautiful backdrop/ambiance. I cannot WAIT to go back again.
The appetizers were really good. One of us got the crab with yellow curry entree and that was really good. Two of us got a lamb dish, they were supposed to be different dishes but looked the same. The lamb was a little tough and the dish not that flavorful. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a very nice desert with candle. The service was excellent. Prices higher than most Indian restaurants
Delicious food in a lovely setting with attentive staff. All dishes and drinks we tried were good, but the Yellow Crab Curry gets a special shout-out.
Pleasant atmosphere and good foods
Great value for weekday lunch buffet. Quality food, nice variety, not too spicy, which was perfect for my taste