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Commonwealth Dishing Global Small Plates Like It's 2008

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Oh the Valley. Earlier this week in North Hollywood it was a seasonal comfort food spot by way of Warren's Blackboard and today, it's a global small plates concept in Burbank called Commonwealth, which opened earlier this week. Nothing wrong with bringing trends from years past to the forefront after languishing in a myriad different renditions around town, especially if it's well executed. And since Burbank is known for having a bunch of chain restaurants, it's nice to see a departure in the form of arugula & roasted cauliflower, chilled duck breast, spoons of diced albacore, and pork belly in tomatillo sauce.

Inside, see a typical mish-mash of current design styles, from the industrial chic chairs, exposed brick, and multi-paneled weathered wood panels. But this is Burbank, remember, and a step up from the usual Elephant Bar-slash-Gordon Biersch offerings. Early Yelpage, however suspect, is very positive. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 6-11 p.m. [Eaterwire]


222 S Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91502