Introducing The Common
A New American restaurant with Mediterranean influences, now open in University City. Our expansive menu features an array of local produce, fresh baked bread, house-made pastas and cheeses.
Come hungry, come often, come together - The Common.
The Common, a restaurant featuring New American cuisine with Mediterranean influences, is now open at 3601 Market Street in University City, Philadelphia. The new restaurant is a collaboration between Chef-owner Patrick Feury and his partners Henry Chu, Kenny Huang and Michael Wei, the team behind Berwyn’s beloved French-Asian fusion restaurant, Nectar. Lucio Palazzo, whose extensive resume includes work at Washington Square, James, Zahav, Percy Street Babeque, Xochitl, La Calaca and Taqueria Feliz, is the Executive Chef.
The Common takes over the space previously occupied by the sleek, contemporary Asian restaurant, Danlu, which closed last June. The bi-level restaurant has been renovated to create a casual and comfortable atmosphere. These improvements include new lighting, greenery, ceiling fans, long communal tables made from mango wood trunks, and metal chairs made from recycled oil drums.
Rising two stories high from floor-to-ceiling is a gorgeous new mural from local artist Cesar Viveros, who has done extensive work with Mural Arts Philadelphia and has had his work showcased on buildings throughout the area. The second-floor mezzanine features “Love Sees No Colour”, an original collage piece by Canadian artist Daniel Mazzone.
According to Feury, this welcoming environment will help the restaurant become a “meeting place that can be utilized in multiple ways during the week”.
Palazzo and Feury collaborated to design a produce and market-driven menu, focusing on fresh, healthy, local, seasonal ingredients.
The menu will change seasonally and feature many vegetarian and vegan options, house-made pasta, featured sandwiches, and sharable entrees.
Lucio Palazzo, Executive Chef
Patrick Feury, Chef, Partner
Travis Chandler, General Manager
Jeff Logandro, Service Manager
John Nguyen, Bar Manager
Michael Wei, Partner
Henry Chu, Partner
Kenny Huang, Partner