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]