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3859 Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA 94611
3859 Piedmont AvenueUSCaliforniaOakland94611
$$$$Restaurant, American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Today 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Commis, by James Syhabout delivers a cuisine driven by modern and classic culinary traditions and is composed of ingredients that are grown, harvested, and foraged from the land that surrounds us.
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Open-kitchen experiments with unique ingredients to craft inspired New American fixed-price dinners.- Google
"Didn't get to try the wine pairing, but will definitely try it next time!"
"Service was what you'd expect of a fine dining establishment."
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Noah Webster
a week ago
12 courses, delicious every one! Some wines I never had that were perfectly paired. Fyi 4 of 12 were delicious deserts.
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Armen Sedrakian
9 months ago
For omnivores, it is a sublime treat. Don't bother if you are a vegetarian, it is a total waste of money. If there is a vegetarian in your party, it's not even worth it to tag along.
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Trish Crawley
2 years ago
One of the best meals I've had - just stunning food and great service. You MUST sit at the chef's counter, though, that's where all the magic happens. The wine pairing was worth the extra $45 - they were all spot-on. Cannot wait to go back.
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Thomas Hawk
2 years ago
What an amazing culinary experience. It's a bit pricey and a little fancy, but the best food in the East Bay. Everything about this restaurant is superb. There is only one menu, what they are serving that day, but don't worry about that. Everything on their tasting menu will be intensely perfect. The evening my wife and I went it was $75 per person for the menu. There was an optional wine pairing for $45 each. I think corkage on our own bottle of wine was $30 or so. If you go *definitely* ask to get seats at the Chef's table. It seats 8 and you get to watch everything being prepared for the evening making an even more enjoyable and fun experience. As a plus you get to sit next to your date at the counter which I've always felt is more intimate. The restaurant is very small. It can't hold more than probably 40 to 50 dinners and for that many dinners they had 10 staff. The ratio between chefs/service staff and guests is very high and you should expect the highest quality of service you can imagine here. The sommelier especially spends time with you over every wine pour explaining what is special about the wine, why it was chosen and how he feels it complements the food. A fun, enjoyable and educational aspect to the evening. At the end of our evening they gave us a print out of the menu to take home with us which was a nice touch as well. The decor at the restaurant is very modern chic. It's easy to miss from the outside with it's plain white exterior. The decor is not meant to get in the way of the real superstar, the food! The evening we went there were nine courses counting the cheese/dessert course at the end. My favorites were the albacore tuna with lemon and red perilla and their well known specialty poached farm eggy yoke with alliums, smoked dates and malt pinot grigio. EVERY SINGLE COURSE though was FANTASTIC! I've dined at many of the great restaurants in the City, Gary Danko, Fleur de Lys, the Ritz Carlton Dining Room, Benu, and I prefer Commis over all of them. It's so wonderful to have such a remarkable restaurant in the East Bay.
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Noelle Ham
a year ago
I loved all the courses, but my favorites were probably the oyster, muscle, and scallop dishes! They were accommodating to my request about not eating red meat. Luckily, there was only 1 course that was steak, so they just substituted abalone for it. Heh, I felt bad for my date who was wishing there were bigger portions. I was satisfied at the end of the meal, not being too stuffed, but he was still a tad bit hungry once we finished our dinner (guys though...what can you expect?) Service was what you'd expect of a fine dining establishment. Didn't get to try the wine pairing, but will definitely try it next time!
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Richard Steele
4 months ago
Wonderful Adventure Expensive Place to celebrate
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Craig Sakuma
a year ago
Extraordinarily creative and delicious dining experience that is cooked with incredible precision. If you're a foodie, this is a must visit restaurant. The chef, James Syhabout, is a veteran from internationally renowned restaurants, El Bulli and the Fat Duck.
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Mike Elgan
2 years ago
The best thing about Commis is the quality of the ingredients. It really doesn't get much better than local, organic and even foraged. Presentation was also as good as it gets. Each plate was truly a work of art. Also: The staff accommodated our every request beautifully. Generally speaking, the flavors of the dishes leaned heavily toward the bland and uninteresting. With the exception of an excellent English peas dish in whey, and a mind-blowingly good quail dish, the food in general was surprisingly forgettable from a flavor perspective.
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