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3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
+1 510-653-3902
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good11%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with an old classmate and sat at the chef’s counter. What a great experience. The pairings were fantastic and the food well paced. Of course, everything tasted incredible. I loved the copy of the menu given at the end as well. A nice...More

Thank mpavan
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Went there for anniversary and it was first time there since it had opened a few years ago (formerly JoJo). They coopted a space next door too and have a long gorgeous modern bar plus a few tables. Interesting that they didn't expand restaurant area...More

Thank SalsabyJake
Reviewed 9 February 2018

My late husband and I were early fans of this restaurant when it opened several years ago. I remember when it was very cramped and noisy and the chef was just finding his feet. All of that has changed - the space is very serene...More

Thank nevertooold53
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Been wanting to eat at Commis for so long. Finally got a reservation for my wife's birthday. Couldn't have been better, and I had high expectations. Food was spectacular, service was unstuffy and warm, dining room was perfectly comfortable.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

What an experience! An explosion of taste. Every dish cooked to perfection. This little Michelin awarded restaurant hast only 28 seats. The open kitchen is in the center of the restaurant - very interesting. Every guest gets the same 7 courses. Wine pairings are optional...More

Thank Frederick R
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Came here for my BF's birthday dinner celebration and what can I say, this place is delicious! It's a pretty nondescript place from the outside, but boy, does the food really shines! We were able to snag a parking spot right on the street -...More

Thank lilycatsndogs
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This was eight courses of excellence. The food was meticulously designed and artfully presented. No two dishes were alike, each bringing different flavor and texture profiles, and expertly paired with exceptionally libations. Really. I can’t stress how important the drink pairings were. I can’t speak...More

Thank mr_benhamin
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a nice dinner with family and friends. The food was good, but the service and noise made the overall experience less than ideal.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had a great experience, with excellent service throughout the meal and some wonderfully interesting and creative foods. Not inexpensive but well worth a special occasion.

Thank BarryandJackie
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

1  Thank swilliam2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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