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3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA | Directions   94611

37.824690 -122.254873

Open Hours

Wed-Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm

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Tags: Prix Fixe Menu

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, Visa

Neighborhoods: Piedmont Avenue

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Reviews for Commis


A bargain for such beautifully executed dishes, do sit at the counter if you can to see the immense precision. Expect to find original dishes that sometimes appear as if natural landscapes.

over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – As one of only two East Bay restaurants to earn a prestigious Michelin star (the other is, of course, Chez Panisse), Commis sets high expectations for its $59 three-course prix fixe menu, prepared by star chef and Manresa alum James Syhabout. The small, austere dining room--blank white walls, dark gray tiled floor, black leather seats--can give the impression of a doctor's office, but the minimalist décor is meant to create a blank slate for the food: amuse bouches of housemade shiso leaf soda, for example, or a tiny poached egg garnished with malt, date and sweet onion cream. The prix fixe menu itself offers two to four choices for each course, ranging from a roast sirloin cap of beef and rib with parsnip milk and wild anise-enriched pearl barley to a black mission fig tart with lavender-almond beeswax-scented ice cream. The avant garde cooking and un-homey atmosphere may seem a tad pretentious for Piedmont Avenue, but it's precisely this deviation from the Chez Panisse-dominated restaurant culture (and Shyabout's impressive artistry in the kitchen) that makes Commis a must-try in the East Bay.

over a year ago

Pretty ok... – Ok, I know Commis is Michelin rated...but they lost me on the dessert...

I went there with a date on Christmas Eve;

The prefixed menu was lovely. The food was amazing and the staff were just attentive enough. The lemongrass soda was delicious.

My date and I both ordered different things, and a matching wine selection. So, they poured us each a different glass of wine at every course.

Where Commis fell short was dessert. I am a big dessert fan. I had an apple tart that was lacking. It had the feel of a frozen puff-pastry. We ordered something else with pumpkin in it. Both desserts were good - and we ate them - but they were not the kind of desserts I dream of. And I do dream of desserts; on occasion.


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