Meet Chef Jonah

DALLAS

Chef Jonah Friedmann leads the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship ground floor restaurant, bar and lounge. The Chicago-born Chef focuses on seasonality and modernism engaging all the senses with experiential dining elements including items prepared table-side and shareable plates. The colorful and playful dishes focus on fresh seasonal flavors, utilizing Texas farmers like Molino Oloyo, Texas Fungus, and Epicurean Greens as well as Commons Club’s very own Chef’s Garden with an array of micro greens. Friedmann has been featured on NBC’s ‘Texas Today’ and has been named a “2022 Rising Star Chef” by CultureMap Dallas with Commons Club named as “Best Restaurant in Dallas 2022” by Time Out Dallas. 

Meet Chef Alex

NEW ORLEANS

Chef Alex Harrell leads the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship ground floor restaurant, bar and lounge.  Since moving to New Orleans in 1998 to work under Chef Susan Spicer at Bayona, Chef Alex has worked at some of the city’s acclaimed restaurants including Ralphs on the Park, Table One, Sylvain and most recently as Executive Chef at Elysian Bar where the restaurant earned a “Best New Restaurant” nomination by the James Beard Foundation and was named a “Hot 10 New Restaurant in 2019” by Bon Appètit magazine.

Meet Chef Steven

EDINBURGH

Chef Steven Wilson leads the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship first floor restaurant, bar and lounge. The menu will feature contemporary Scottish seasonal cuisine using the freshest produce straight from Scotland’s local larder. Catering to all tastes, guests can choose from an array of carefully curated dishes created by Steven and his expert team.

WHERE WORK & PLAY INTERMINGLE

Where cocktails embolden a palate-pleasing culinary menu. Where guests and locals meet and share stories. Unbound inspiration from around the world placed on every plate.

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“Menus are smart, sexy and sophisticated with a friendliness that draws celebrating and hungry visitors and locals alike.”

Where Traveler New Orleans

“Elevated Southern mixed with a ton of seasonal and greater Mediterranean influences.”

Eater New Orleans

“As soon as you walk into Commons Club, you quickly forget that you’re dining in a hotel restaurant.”

Paper City Magazine Dallas

“The 250-room property include The Commons Club a bar, lounge, relaxed work zone and restaurant with the vibe of a private club but open to all.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Elements of traditional Southern dishes are presented with a fashionable, fun style, just made for special occasion meals and impressing guests visiting the city.”

Nashville Edit

THROUGH THE LENS OF
GLOBALLY-INSPIRED CHEFS

The Kitchen at Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary American dishes. Bringing culinary delight to the restaurant landscape by combining unexpected ingredients with bold flavors, Commons Club infuses a relaxed, yet elegant experience. So prepare to go on a journey where “Everyone Leaves Feeling Better”.

The Bar at Commons Club serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed setting. Thoughtfully crafted drinks, wine and beer are enjoyed alongside tempting bar bites and a rotating lineup of live entertainment. 

The Shag Room is an intimate space for small groups to meet, connect, share stories and let their hair down. Decked in plush, luxurious fabrics, the lounge area is aptly suited for both a solo working session during the day or an evening night cap. For an even more exclusive feel, The Shag Room is also bookable for private gatherings or activations.

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