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Commis equivalent, open on Monday/Tuesday?

Howdy -

The girlfriend and I are taking a trip down to California in early March, to relax, eat good food, and see the sights. I've been down your way a couple times, and last time I had one of the best meals of my life at Commis. I was all excited to repeat the experience and share it with the girlfriend, but it turns out they're closed the two days we'll be in town! Argh!

There's a chance we might change our plans to make a trip to Commis possible, but if not: do you kind folks have any very similar restaurant suggestions for us? Location is not a tremendously big concern, so Oakland, San Francisco, Napa, and Senoma are all in play. A similar feel (modern but not yet all the way to molecular gastronomy, price fixe where you pick 3-6 items from a menu, etc.), great food, but open on Monday or Tuesday?

Thanks!

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Commis
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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  1. might want to check out commonwealth in the mission, open on tuesday. Also Sons and daughters closed tuesday but open 6 days a week. In my opinion I think Commis is a cut above but both these places serve good food in a casual environment

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    Commis
    3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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    1. if you're willing to go vegetarian, ubuntu

      1. Maybe Plum (open seven days) or Ubuntu (Thurs.-Mon.). Neither is prix-fixe, they're small plates and you can make up your own menu.

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        Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
        1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

        Plum
        2214 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            For some reason I had this memory of Ubuntu closing around the last time I was there, or the chef leaving, or something like that. So I hadn't even considered it. Huh. Am I going crazy, or have they survived and done well since whatever I'm remembering happened?

            Thanks for the two recommendations either way. :)

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            Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
            1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

            1. re: BroAdam

              the opening chef did indeed left, but reports have still been good, and they also kept their michelin start and 3.5-star chronicle rating

              1. re: vulber

                Ubuntu is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter months.

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                Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
                1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

          2. In Oakland Plum is probably the closest thing to Commis and I would highly recommend a meal at Plum.

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            Commis
            3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

            1. I remember eVe in Berkeley was a similar concept but I haven't seen too many reports on these boards.

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              eVe
              1960 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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              1. re: Scott M

                My meal at eVe was disappointing - I never got around to posting a review, but I remember that there were a lot of unusual flavor combinations that didn't work.

                Agree with the above posters - Plum for Oakland, Commonwealth for SF.