What to Eat

What to Eat at Commonwealth, Opening Next Week

Commonwealth (2224 Mission), the new charitable, hip, neighborhood restaurant from the Mission Street Food team is set to (probably) debut next Tuesday, August 10, in the former El Herradero digs. Tablehopper brings us the menu today from chef Jason Fox (formerly of Bar Tartine), which sounds pretty inventive and refined, with the added bonus of the most expensive dish being sixteen bucks. Lamb tongue makes an appearance as an entrée, and the most intriguing item might be the marrow-stuffed squid with tamarind pork and black garlic. See all the deliciousness for yourself, below.


padron peppers, goat cheese, rose 6
kombu dusted potato chips, malt vinegar espuma 4
crispy pig ears, chili, lime 5

summer squash, chilled soup, fried blossoms, shaved salad, vadouvan 9
garden tomatoes and basil, black olive crumble, smoked bread, idiazabal cheese 12
compressed watermelon, tofu, nori, cucumber, wild greens, togarashi 10
potato gnocchi, corn, maitake mushrooms, sage, parmesan reggiano 11

fluke crudo, peach, txakoli gel, tarragon, wild seaweeds 14
corn custard, sea urchin, chorizo, lobster emulsion, jalapeno 15
marrow stuffed squid, tamarind pork, shelling beans, black garlic, cilantro 12
brown butter poached skate wing, cauliflower, scallion, sea beans, salad burnett 13

grilled lamb tongue, chard, burnt eggplant, miso, mint 12
guinea hen and spot prawn, spinach, artichoke, chocolate-almond emulsion 16
pork shoulder, French beans, plum, lime, marcona almond 11
hanger steak, enoki mushrooms, crushed fingerling potato, wheat grass 15

UPDATE: Also, here’s the tasting menu, which is $60, or $90 with wine pairings.

summer squash, chilled soup, fried blossoms, vadouvan

corn custard, sea urchin, chorizo, lobster emulsion, jalapeno

salt cured foie gras, umeboshi, seaweed brioche

goat cooked in hay, fresh chickpeas, nardello peppers, yogurt

plum sorbet, almond granita

cinnamon mille-feuille, cardamom marshmallow, burnt honey ice cream

- 2224 Mission Street - 415.355.1500 - Sun, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Commonwealth Due to Open Tuesday August 10th [Tablehopper]
Earlier: Commonwealth Just Might Open Next Month [Grub Street]
El Herradero Shutters to Make Way for Commonwealth [Grub Street]

What to Eat at Commonwealth, Opening Next Week