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3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
+1 510-653-3902
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good11%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner for special occasion. Great service (not to the level of two star, though); zen-like cool atmosphere; unique and highly sophisticated set menu. Couple of problems: 1) cuisine way more Japanese than what others have called "new American" so be prepared for that; 2) food...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

One star for the poor customer service of the restaurant / unreasonable cancellation policy. I made a reservation for 8:45 using Resy. My friend who I was going with cancelled around 4 hours before we were set to eat, at 4:45. I tried calling multiple...More

Thank rctaffmc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We sat at the counter and really enjoyed watching the chef and the cooks at work. Seating is very comfortable, with plenty of space for the servers to take care of you. The culinary employees are very focused on their work, but they are happy...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Not what I expected. flavors were quite bland and portions so small that it was hard to grasp all of the nuances, flavors that were supposed to be in each dish.

Thank 745CatherineK
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I came here with a friend . He had a chicken dish which he thought was fine . I ordered ceviche as I lived in Peru and know that dish quite well. Serving was small but ok fish is expensive. Not spicy enough but American...More

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A foodie friend of ours has been recommending Commis to us for years. We finally found an opportunity to try it recently. Overall, we thought the food was interesting, but lacking the "wow" that we had expected from a Michelin two-star restaurant. In fact, we...More

Thank PSYeh
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very very very good experience. The location and decor are really understated but the food is perfection. Really well deserved 2 Michelin stars. From service to ingredients to wine list, everything is top notch. Hope to return.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There is no doubt that the chef and the cuisine are center stage here, the raison d’etre for the restaurant and the reason for coming. It is definitely a restaurant for “Foodies” but make no mistake, the service is topnotch and certainly matches the sophistication...More

Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is my second visit to Commis, and the first since it received its second star. I wanted to be wowed. The service was impeccable. The presentation of the food was imaginative. The food itself, while mostly a "hit," did not always deliver. There clearly...More

1  Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I loved this restaurant! It would have been easy not to, to call it precious or pretentious, or high- concept, except that the food was great and the concept is fascinating and forward-looking. Each small plate was more interesting than the next. It is a...More

Thank klrklr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
    (Rio Vista)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Bart Station: Macarthur Taxis are often available outside the station for a quick ride to our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-653-3902
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Commis restaurant serves 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. We offer a nightly coursed menu. ***If you or your dining companions have any food allergies, please note them when completing your reservation. Allergies will be accommodated with a spontaneous vegetarian preparation. Thank you for helping us best serve your party. THE CHEF'S COUNTER SEATING OFFERS A FRONT ROW VIEW OF OUR OPEN KITCHEN AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE COUNTER IS MANAGED DIRECTLY BY THE RESTAURANT.
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