The Common

4.8
80 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Common is a gastro-lounge where typical pub and comfort foods are elevated to uncommon heights. Our 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 come together.

Support The Common during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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deedubbleu
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was amazing. Only downside of the patio was the vehicle noise. Awesome spot!

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CHUEY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE the Common!
The food is always fantastic, the beer selection is innovative and local and the service can’t be beat! They always make us feel welcome and they do a great job of making us feel safe with their COVID protocols.

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BrianO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food and excellent service. The vibe felt right (even in the midst of a pandemic).

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ArjunR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thank you! Would keep coming back. Great vibe and great music.

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BryarC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The common retains everything I loved about it before pandemic restrictions. A fantastic venue if you want to feel safe but still get out of the house.

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ColeM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Emma was super personable and added to the experience on top of delicious cocktails and appy’s!

The Common
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi ColeM! Thank you so much for your recommendation and taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Common. :) Hope to host you again in the future. -Nicole

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated away from others which we wanted due to covid concerns. Our waiter was fast and friendly and knowledgeable. The food was out of this world good. We had a great time here and will be returning.

The Common
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi there! Thank you so much for dining at The Common and for your time in submitting a positive review. We are so happy to hear you had a nice experience and will be returning in the future. Thank you again. -Nicole

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Leslie
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome ambiance & great patio promo for these colder months

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Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi Leslie! Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation! Hope to see you again soon. :) -Nicole

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KimS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful evening dining at the Common; great cocktails.. vodka on the rocks with twist of lemon and the classic Caesar made to perfection... green salad is not just a green salad..different and tasty; and for our mains we went for the classics, fish and chips and chicken and waffles. Tons of Food ! Prepared to perfection; everything was hot and fresh out of the oven. Dessert.. sticky pudding .. perfect end , warms, sweet, buttery and very sticky. Service was spot on - all the staff so very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was a bit quiet... I will be back again soon and encourage others to come out and support this little gem of a gathering place !!

The Common
Responded on March 5, 2021

Hi KimS! Wow, thank you so much for your very kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with us, these reviews make us so happy. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. :) Thanks again!! -Nicole

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TriciaF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite spot! So cozy and delicious. A local gem.

The Common
Responded on March 5, 2021

Hi TriciaF! Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a kind review and positive recommendation. We look forward to hosting you again soon. :) -Nicole

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HanaJ
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nothing but greatness at The Common! Went for our Valentines dinner. Food and drinks were perfect as always as was the service! And great old school r&b music! Already looking forward to going back!

The Common
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi HanaJ! Thank you so much for continuing to support us, we love you! Excited to see you again soon. :) -Nicole

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JessicaR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Food was very “okay” and very heavily salted, which was not the experience I’ve had at the Common before. But the decor and ambiance were great and made for a great date night. Also the music was great as usual!

The Common
Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi JessicaR! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we very much appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear your recent visit fell short of your previous experiences with us. If you'd like to discuss more or if you have additional comments, please feel free to email me at: nicole@thecommon.ca We are happy to hear you enjoyed the decor, ambiance and music. :) Thank you again and we hope to host you again in the future. -Nicole

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Jenessa
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Loved the brussel sprouts and pulled pork sandwich.

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Responded on February 24, 2021

Hi Jenessa! Thank you so much for the kind review and recommending us, we appreciate it! So glad to hear you enjoyed the Brussels Sprouts and Pork Sandwich. :) Hope to see you again soon! -Nicole

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Chef
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

lamb dish was pretty bland no flavor
hot water for tea was lukewarm
only 1 choice for dessert menu

The Common
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi Chef, Thank you so much for reserving with us and taking the time to review and provide your feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience and dinner at The Common. If you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to email me at: nicole@thecommon.ca Hopefully we can host you another time in the future, providing a more positive experience. Thank you and take care. -Nicole

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QueenofDesign
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It is so good to see a restaurant pivoting to outdoor dining so that we can stay safe during this difficult time.

The Common
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi QueenofDesign! Thank you so much for your support, review and recommendation. :) We love our community and are dedicated in doing our best to keep everyone safe. We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Nicole

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

The Common
Responded on December 6, 2020

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, glad to hear the food and service was great. :) Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Nicole

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Leslie
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely atmosphere, mellow & casual while also upscale

The Common
Responded on December 10, 2020

Hi Leslie! Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation, we love to hear our patrons enjoy the atmosphere as we've put a lot of work into the decor and ensuring everyone feels comfortable dining here. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. :) Take care, Nicole

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Ambro
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely break from work or home! Thank you!

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Responded on December 6, 2020

Hi Ambro! Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad we could host a lovely break for you. :) Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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ArjunR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for conversations. I would suggest the fish n chips.

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Responded on December 6, 2020

Hi ArjunR! Thank you for your review, recommendation and suggesting the Fish N Chips. So happy we could host you, hope to see you again in the future. :) Kind regards, Nicole

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vipEvanBrown
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great night at The Common. Ambiance was calm on arrival. As the night went on, the DJ boosted the energy. Reece was pleasant, knowledgeable and patient. Had Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Wings, Brassica Salad, Truffle Popcorn. Everything was on point. Drinks were impeccable. Blueberry Pie, Mojitos and more. Thanks for a great experience.

The Common
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi EvanBrown! Thank you very much for this wonderful review. A lot of thought goes into the music, decor and menu items, it's great to hear everything was well received and you enjoyed your experience. We hope to host you again in the future. :) Kind regards, Nicole

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vipJanetR
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST PLACE to go and will continue to go as long as they continue to stay open.

The Common
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi JanetR! You are the best! We love you. <3 See you soon! Nicole

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2Delta
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

What a fantastic place to go to with a group of friends or on a date night. The service was great and the aesthetic and ambiance is spot on. Not to mention the food is delicious. I was particularly impressed with the variety of gluten-free options available. I was able to eat more than just a salad lol!!

The Common
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi 2Delta! Thank you so much for dining with us and writing such a nice review. :) A lot of thought goes into the food menu, ensuring gluten free options are always included. We hope to host you again in the future! Kind regards, Nicole

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HeatherD
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. I’ve been for many different occasions and when the bars open back up, it’s an awesome place for a night out. Highly recommend for any occasion!!

The Common
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi HeatherD! We are very happy to hear you've enjoyed your experiences at The Common. :) Thank you so much for your continued support and recommending us, we hope to host you again soon. Best, Nicole

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Ambro
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch. It was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Thank you.

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Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi Ambro! Thank you so much for the kind review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. :) We hope to host you again soon! Kind regards, Nicole

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Aneres
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for a private retirement farewell and it was great. Our friend was very happy with the food and service. It is difficult during the pandemic, but we have good spacing and staff were very friendly and helpful.

The Common
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Aneres! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. :) We are very happy to hear your friend was happy with the food and service. We are following all current restrictions to ensure we are keeping everyone safe, in addition to providing good service. Hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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GGTK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Staff was friendly. Good food but, mains came out before our appetizer. I served all the wine to my guests. 30 years in food service, but now I’m retired!

The Common
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi GGTK! Thank you so much for taking the time to review and recommend us. I am sorry to hear of our timing on your table's appetizers and mains, in addition to having to serve the wine yourself. We will be sure to review our serving procedures with our staff to ensure we are providing a positive and relaxing experience for our guests. For any additional feedback or comments, please feel free to email me at nicole@thecommon.ca Kind regards, Nicole

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JDizzy
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent craft beers on rotation.
The menu was redone by a new chef.
I enjoyed the pulled pork poutine, lots of flavour, perfect fries.
The service was great and responsive.
It took a bit long to get the food at lunch time.

The Common
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi JDizzy! Thank you so much for the kind review and recommendation! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our craft beer selection and new menu. I'm sorry to hear your lunch had a long bill time, we will look into that as we want to ensure our guests who are limited for time on their lunch break can get in and out in a timely fashion, while not having to rush while eating. For any additional feedback or comments please feel free to email me at nicole@thecommon.ca Thank you! :) -Nicole

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Launa
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu at the Common has something for everyone; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, plus many meat-based options. I am never disappointed with my choice. The choice of ingredients always results in the most amazing blend of flavors. They do change the menu on a regular basis which I love. But once you find a favorite dish, you have to make sure to enjoy it before the menu changes.

The drink menu is also great with the classics cocktails and some unique offerings. And a fantastic selection of local beer.

The staff is amazing. Always very inviting and friendly. The combination of the menu and staff make this my go-to place.

The Common
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi Launa! Thank you so much for your kind review. :) As a lot of thought goes into our menus, it's so wonderful to hear you enjoyed our food and drink options. We try to be as mindful as possible regarding allergies, dietary restrictions and dietary preferences. Thank you for being a wonderful regular patron, we love when you come in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. -Nicole

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vipHanaJ
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loving the patio with the heat lamps! The DJ on the patio was such a great experience. Food and service always amazing!

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Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi HanaJ! Thank you so much for always supporting us, you are always a pleasure to host!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. :) -Nicole

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vipJanetR
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual......LOVED IT!!! Everyone there and the food is AWESOME. I will continue to return to The Common as often as possible.

The Common
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi JanetR! :) As per usual, we loved hosting you!! Thank you for your continued support, looking forward to seeing you again soon. -Nicole

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Megan
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. The new menu is fantastic. Even if you’ve been here before I recommend going back to try all the new good! Awesome service as well

The Common
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi Megan! Thank you so much for your kind rating, review and recommendation. :) We are very excited about the new menu and glad to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Nicole

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vipJanetR
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Common!!! The staff, food and service the best. I go there on a regular basis.

The Common
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi JanetR! :) We love you!! Thank you so much for your continued support, you are one of our favourite regulars. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. -Nicole

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch. Staff was very friendly

The Common
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi there! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our brunch and found the staff very friendly. We currently are not offering Sunday brunch anymore, but we did just launch a brand new menu if you are ever interested in visiting us for lunch or dinner. :) Thank you for your time in rating and reviewing us, hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Nicole

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TJ11
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was very welcoming, a perfect place for date night. The food was very good, wonderful menu options and service was exceptional.

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Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi TJ11! Thank you so much for your review. :) We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to hopefully hosting you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server, the DJ played our fave music, amazing food and drinks, and we had a great night!

The Common
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi there! :) We are so glad to hear you had a great night while visiting The Common. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and writing a review. We hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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vipHanaJ
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing time at the common! Great staff, great food and great atmosphere!

The Common
Responded on September 13, 2020

Hi HanaJ! Thank you so much for your continued support! We love hosting you and look forward to seeing you again soon. -Nicole

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MaureenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food! Second time there and didn’t disappoint.

The Common
Responded on September 10, 2020

Hi MaureenB! Thank you so much for coming to check us out and leaving such a nice review. Hopefully we can host you again for the third time in the near future. :) -Nicole

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KCon
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service. The food was okay.

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Responded on August 28, 2020

Hi KCon! Thank you so much for the review and recommending us. We very much appreciate the feedback, if you'd ever like to discuss our food menu further, please email me at nicole@thecommon.ca Have a wonderful evening and hope to see you again. -Nicole

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food took a little long, but our server came over to apologize and ended up comping half of the bill (we said it was no big deal but they insisted). Tasty food, we will likely go back.

The Common
Responded on August 13, 2020

Hi ErinG, Thank you for your time in reviewing and recommending us. We very much appreciated your patience and hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Nicole

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vipHanaJ
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time! Great atmosphere, food, drinks and of course the service! Will definitely be coming back!

The Common
Responded on August 13, 2020

Hi HanaJ! Thank you so much for your continued support, you are always such a pleasure to host!! :) Looking forward to seeing you again soon. -Nicole

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FAQs

The Common offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 452-7333.

The Common is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

The Common does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thecommon.ca/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.