Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Commonwealth opens Wednesday

Looks like Commonwealth, the "gastropub" owned by Hank's Oyster Bar's Jamie Leeds, is opening this Wednesday in the Highland Park building at 14th and Irving. The Washingtonian and the Washington Business Journal both have articles on it, and it sounds pretty solid - tasty sounding English pub food and a nice beer list. The Washingtonian piece has the menu and lots of photos. The entrees are a little pricey for me, but I bet they are quite good.

Here's their website. I'm looking forward to it. Stay tuned for a review once it opens.


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  2. The beers are painfully overpriced. bottles and cans average around 9 dollars. That's NINE dollars for a beer! Hopefully there a precious gems inside each can.

  3. Beer -- overpriced, boring, and pretty predictable

    Food -- standard fare for a pub, nothing original or interesting and very heavy for an August opening

    All a bit pricey, outdated...too manufactured of a concept...and a bit late getting on the whole gastropub thing...and do we have to take the concept that literally and go all British?

    Why are there not more local beers? And why is Kentucky not counted as one of the commonwealths? Last time I checked, Kentucky was still a commonwealth.

  4. I went and am quite disappointed in the place. The decor was tacky and overdone. The food was bland, predictable, and a poor imitation of dishes from better gastropubs. I would usually not complain about the prices, but considering it is not great food or too unusual of beers, it is too expensive.


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