I was curious about Wild Common since it is the same people that own acclaimed Zero George. When friends came to visit we gave it a try. It just happened to be Restaurant Week, which was lucky for us because we were able to taste little bites of a lot of different offerings. Sometimes a restaurant menu can be hard to choose from because the combinations seem strange. I consider my palette to be unsophisticated but every dish was a winner so don’t let that stop you.
After a delicious muse bouche (I love it when the restaurant serves one), the appetizer course was small tastings of 4 different dishes. We had a steak tartare (I usually don’t like but it was delicious). A fried black rice ball with pickled jicama was fabulous. Pickled shrimp and oysters with cucumber & charred tomato satisfied the seafood craving.
For the first course, I chose Grilled Chicories. This was Fig, aged pecorino and prosciutto with anchovy vinaigrette. My friend had the Kampachi Crudo, summer Melons with Preserved Meyer Lemon & Persimmons.
My entrée was Swordfish. I didn’t love it but I need to remember that Swordfish is not my favorite fish. It tastes too fishy for this Grouper lover. The filet was thick and well cooked though. A friend got the steak and it was delicious.
Dessert was 3 different mini bites. All delicious but our least favorite was a chocolate concoction. Think death by chocolate. Well done, I’m just not a chocolate lover. Tied for first place was a sweet corn panatone with diplomat sauce and apple tart with sinfully rich frosting.
My favorite style of eating is to taste many small bites so this meal was right up my alley. You can get a 5 course chef’s tasting menu for 6-14 people and the cost is $85 without wine. I really want to go back and try that.
The décor is urban chic and very inviting. The service was excellent and I noticed the manager on the floor working along side the staff (always a good sign)
Wild Common was recently noted on Resy’s list of top 10 dining establishments. I’d say the rank is well deserved and I plan to return!