What Our Guests Are Saying

We adore our guests. We make fast and furious friends! Our guests have been kind enough to take the time to share these kind words with us. We are truly grateful. 


July Wedding

"Our July 22, 2017 wedding was incredibly intimate, and the service of the Commonwealth team was impeccable. Chef Chris created a three-course menu for us with options for each course, plus he gave us five different canapés for the cocktail hour, all of which were out of this world. Bryan created a cocktail for our guests, recommended wine for the table, and did everything to assure that we had everything we and our guests needed on the day. Toward the end of our wedding feast, Chef Chris came up to say hello, and our guests gave him a much deserved (spontaneous) round of applause. Their experience was that good.

Commonwealth was already one of our favorite places to dine, but now it is that and so much more. Go there for dinner, go there for an intimate, perfect special event. It truly is one of the best dining and service experiences you can have in Cincinnati/NKY." — Tonya K. 

Staff is so Knowledgeable 

"Both experiences for dinner and brunch were stellar! The staff is so knowledgeable about the menu, prep, and ingredients they are using they become an extension of the kitchen and clearly have a passion for the food they are serving. Kudos for always making patrons feel warmly welcome and sourcing locally to bring a wonderful dinning experience to the Cov! Can't wait to come back and bring some foodie friends!" —Lori H. 

25th Birthday

"Today my family and I finally had brunch and it was nothing short of extraordinary. We celebrated my 25th birthday today and Commonwealth absolutely did not disappoint. All six of us were so happy with our meal choices! The modern take on Southern meals combined with the fact that it’s all local, farm-to-table food makes it one of my new favorites." —Emily S.


"Simply delightful, everything from a super sweet staff to delicious dining. Just beautiful!" —Andrea D. 

Mom's 70th

"Hosted my mom's 70th birthday here last night. Made a reservation for 19.  We lucked out with perfect weather up on the deck and everyone really had a nice time. Thank you for a great evening!" —Kelly T. 

10 Year Anniversary

"We had the best time! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here last night and the place is not only GORGEOUS but the food was outstanding and the service staff was warm and friendly. Thank you so much! Looking forward to visiting again very soon!!!" —Rachel B. 


"Commonwealth Bistro has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I've been here twice so far (with my girlfriend) and both visits have been extraordinary. The artisanal approach to traditional Southern dishes is executed incredibly well. Combined with great service and a cool modern-rustic aesthetic, this is one of those rare restaurants that succeeds on every level". —Sebastian T. 

Celebrating Our Promotions

"Had lunch with a co-worker at Commonwealth Bistro to celebrate our promotions! Fantastic! Food was amazing...the combination of flavors in each dish was unbelievable. I highly recommend the porchetta sandwich. And the service was truly outstanding. I will definitely be back." —Mary W.


"Exceptional all the way around. The building and atmosphere was elegant with a cozy charm. The food and service were outstanding. We had the muscles to start. Absolutely delicious. Next time I'll have that as my main course. I had the rabbit and it was off the charts. Unexpected and scrumptious. My date had the halibut. Who knew halibut and cauliflower could taste so good? This is a fantastic addition to Covington and Mainstrasse Village. Go now, before you have to wait months for a reservation." —Danielle F. 

On Point

"Our dining experience at Commonwealth was spectacular! Every dish, every drink, and every person we came in contact with was on point. We highly recommend Commonwealth to anyone and everyone." —Rachel M.

Must-Try Dishes

"An amazing dining experience from beginning to end. Chis Burns is an outstanding chef and the menu is full of must-try dishes and small plates. Chef Burns and his wife - Tess - have brought a unique concept and another first-class restaurant to Covington's Mainstrasse neighborhood. The space is both beautiful and homey and the service is exceptional. Although it opened its doors just a few months ago, it has quickly found its groove. Well done." —Jerod T.

Out of Town Guests

"In town from Vail, Colorado and happened to stop in, what a great find. Excellent food! We had the grilled celery salad, gnocchi, and collard greens."—Danielle N. 

Vegan Dish

"I'm amazed with this place! Best first time experience EVER! High class, trendsetting atmosphere, highly accommodating & real food with flavors to change the way you look at food!  The chef made me an off the menu vegan dish that myself AND my non-vegan friend both fanned over, as well as altered a menu item that was just as delicious. To say the least, this is the best place to come to Mainstrasse as of now! Thank you for my beautiful experience." —Desh R.