Choice can be overrated, especially when it comes to menus. Limiting choice does not necessarily stifle variety, though, as chef Orlando Pagan’s streamlined menu at Wild Common shows. Its four “Bites,” two “Firsts,” three “Nexts,” and two desserts fit on a single side of a cream-colored slip. You can order a la carte, but if you and a companion go the four-course prix fixe route ($65) and stagger your selections, you can sample almost everything on the menu. Throw in $45 more for pairings, and the wine decisions are taken care of, too. Here, the service strikes the right balance between formality and informality, friendly and humorous but also very knowledgeable and attentive. All told, it’s a delightful dining experience worth the little detour away from the crowded sidewalks of King Street. (Dish, Winter 2020)

Restaurant Details

Executive chef Orlando Pagan crafts an inventive tasting menu in this beautiful Spring St. space. Menu highlights include fresh bites like baked oysters, Kurobuta pork belly steamed buns, and swordfish seafood 'andouilli' with favetta toast.

Hours: Serving Dinner (Wed.-Sun.)
5-10 p.m.


Upcoming Events

  • Common Hour (Foodie Events)

    • Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5 p.m. A la carte
  • Wild Common Industry Discount (Foodie Events)

    • Wednesdays-Sundays, 5-10 p.m. $45

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