I never get sick of dining here. Whether it’s an unplanned casual dinner, or Sunday suppers with a bunch of friends, 370 Common never fails to please. Therefore, I didn’t even waste a moment deciding to have dinner on my actual birthday right here with a handful of friends who also love the food here.
Although the menu I’m listing below was enjoyed a few weeks prior to my birthday, we also ordered some of the dishes we can never leave without eating. But before starting, a dish of something is placed on the table for you to munch on. Tonight was house-made pretzels and mustard for dipping.
I love chicken wings and so does my son. We both wanted to try the ones here (surprisingly I’ve never had them before). Chicken Wing ($3.75) comes two pieces on a plate, baked, not fried, then tossed in a spicy Thai sauce. I like a spritz of lime on mine.
I’ve also never had the Pork Rillettes Toast ($4.50) here and a whole toast is really big enough to share. It’s rich and unctuous which means you’ll fill up super fast if you eat a whole one on your own but pickled onions and frisee lettuce help cut the heaviness some.
Poutine ($17) always makes an appearance at the table whenever we eat here. Fries are topped with tender short rib, leeks, cheddar, bacon bits and a good amount of horseradish cream. Absolutely decadent and delicious.
Even though we were sharing, my son insisted on the 10 Napkin Burger ($17) which he allows me a bite of. It is indeed one of the more sinful burgers around town. Cheddar, arugula, egg, bacon, mushroom, chile, aioli and onion makes for a real mess, but it is well worth it. Fries are served alongside.
Austin and I decide to share the Bone-In New York ($37). I’m not a big meat eater so it was perfect for us. A perfect medium rare, the steak is juicy and the blue cheese adds another layer of intensity to the already savory steak.
Charred Brussels Sprouts ($8) is one of my son’s favorite vegetables and here, the apple bacon, maple, cider and shallot combine for a salty, tart, slightly sweet finish.
Who doesn’t love mac n cheese and I love the one here. Baked Mac n Cheese ($8) is not dry at all — most baked mac n cheeses tend to run on the dry side — and definitely should be shared. After everything else, I could only manage a couple of bites, but it was definitely hard to resist.
If you have never been to 370 Common yet, you really need to go. Regular menu offered throughout the week but on Sundays, a 3-course supper is offered where everything is served family style! Make a reservation because you’ll need one!
Laguna Beach, CA 92651