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The Common Table
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 199
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2917 Fairmount St
phone: (214) 880-7414
(Place added by: TheFryman on 06-14-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Stopped by for an early dinner and beer on a Sunday afternoon.
Great looking place, upscale but comfortable, very nice patio area.
All the beer and food were top notch so full scores on quality.
Have to report a ding on service. Place was pretty dead but our server was split between multiple tables. Took a while to get our orders in, and took forever to get a beer, in fact our beer beat our food by 5 seconds. Little glitches on our orders too, I didn't get one of the beers I ordered on the pick your own flight, our server mentioned he hadn't seen one of my selections in a bit, I think he just switched it out and didn't update me. Also pushed one of the prepackaged flights on my friend, but didn't name the beers in the flight. The men's room was out of towels as well for the close to 2 hours we hung out. All in all, picky kind of complaints, but given the costs involved here, I'm expecting a higher level.
Selection is very well thought out and very nice examples of what we can get in Texas. The Live Oak Hefe was exceptional. Not a ton of choices, but again, high quality ones.
Food was very tasty, had the pulled pork sandwich and thinking about it is making me hungry again.
Value; it's high end quality and that comes at a price. $50 for a burger, sandwich, couple of flights and a full beer. Factor in valet, and tip, well, it's not an everyday destination.
Bottom line, glad I went and will visit again.
09-28-2010 05:57:57 |
More by HardTarget
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Stopped by as part of a Dallas pub crawl. First ding - parking is very limited and when I pulled up to Valet he told me he wasn't taking any more cars as he had a gig in Frisco later that night and needed to eat before he worked again! So, I parked semi-illegally and hoped not to be towed. The beer selection is decent, but at the prices charged I don't think I will ever return (there are places closer with a better selection with reasonable prices). It is upscale, has a nice patio out front, and from what others in the group said the food was pretty good.
08-23-2010 18:58:52 |
More by schoolcb
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
went to the common table last night... they posted they had Racer X, so I went. nice little place, expensive as hell though... but I understand why. They had about 20 people working, and as soon as I put my fork down or took a sip of water the fork was gone, or the water was full. I had 4 different appetizers, and had 5 different plates for them, I am not even sure how that happened!! Everyone is very nice that works there. The crowd is more of the elder hipsters (40ish) that can actually afford this place. I cant imagine going there often, it would bankrupt me! $15 for a draft beer, while great beer, is still out of my league. Nice rotating draft selection, and they do get some nice stuff in, like the racer X. Worth a stop in, but cant possibly frequent.
07-10-2010 18:00:47 |
More by crusian
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
New (June 2010) gastropub in the space that used to be Lola's and, before that, Barclay's restaurants, two of the finest eateries Dallas had ever had. It's in a converted house on a tree-lined street, with art galleries as neighbors. It's a tony neighborhood, and TCT holds its own. It's a nice space; my favorite sitting area is in front of the bar, by the picture window that looks out on the shady patio which, by the way, as a long communal table conducive to meeting new people.
The beer selection is medium-sized but very well thought out. The owner (Corey) said they worked on the list for a year to arrive at the right format and focus. There are about 20-25 drafts, I think, half of which are rotaters. Unlike the also recently-opened gastropub The Meddlesome Moth, you WILL find Bud and MillerCoors products on the list here. Boo Hisss. The food is exceptional for a pub--buffalo meat balls, pulled pork fried spring rolls, chicken-fried ribeye, ginger-marinated ahi. The menu was devised by the sous chef of The Ivy in London. Overseeing the beer program is a very nice and earnest young man named Jeff, who is a CBS and is prepping for the Cicerone exam.
Pretty crowd, good staff/owner, VERY thoughtful beer selection, and outstanding gastropub fare. A winner.
07-03-2010 14:56:05 |
More by BadIke
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a really cool place. Hip, urban contemporary, super cool decor, and a fantastic patio. The location is very nice too. Located on Fairmount on a tree-lined street with plenty of shade.
The quality of the finish outs, patio, inside decor, food, beer, and cocktails is all top notch. I don't really have any complaints, but it's hard issuing a perfect score to anything for me.
Service was pretty good. A little bit slow at times, but fairly friendly and given the age of the place (brand new) they were somewhat educated on beer as well which is good to see.
Selection pretty awesome really, especially for a new place. While they don't have 100 taps, they're not trying to be that kind of place and they shouldn't be. A wide range of things across many styles, I was impressed to see a couple of beers I haven't seen anywhere else in town on tap.
Food was really very good. I thought the portions were a bit small for the money, but that's the new thing. Small plates, high quality, with a lower price tag than a fine dining place but most of the quality.
Overall a really great establishment that I'll be back to!
07-01-2010 16:17:27 |
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