COMMUNE X in Taikooli Ups Their Game With New Menu and Look

Commune X in Taikooli Ups Their Game With New Menu and Look

If you’re a big fan of RESERVED COMMUNEwith its chic design, amazing food and great beers, then there is some exciting news for you! MUNICIPALITY X in Sanlitun’s Taikooli has now also joined the COMMUNE RESERVE series.

COMMUNE X is the brand’s first store to be specially designed together with a top notch international designer team. But it’s not just sleek design to be found here. With a new, upgraded product line and membership system, they’re putting the X in their name to good use by offering something entirely different than what’s available at the brand’s other restaurants.

COMMUNE X will be offering up creative seasonal menuskicking things off with an autumn menu packed full of big, hearty dishes that also highlight the flavors of the season.

Here at the Beijinger we are always all about burgers and pizza, and COMMUNE X really raises the bar on this front. Their new Tartufata Pizza (RMB 128) has a creamy, bechamel sauce base topped with black truffle paste, mozzarella, mushrooms and fresh basil. When using truffle it can be so easy to over power the dish but here they get the balance just right, making a pizza that just gets better with every bite. What’s even better is that members can enjoy this and all their other pizzas for buy one get one free every Monday from 2-10pm.

Moving on to burgers, the star of the show has to be the Classic Bacon Cheese Burger (RMB 78), which sees a juicy wagyu beef patty topped with strips of miso-maple bacon cooked to the perfect amount of crispiness, deep fried onion, cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard mayo all sandwiched together in a brioche bun. Served with a choice of side from ripper tempura onion, side salad, French fries or sweet potato fries (+RMB 18) this is a burger umami dreams are made of.

For those looking for something a bit more decadent there is the Pasta Frutti Di Mare (RMB 198), a delicious seafood pasta dish featuring lobster, shrimp, mussels, scallops, baby squid all mixed together in a tomato and shrimp sauce. For proper meat pasta, there’s the hearty Beef and Sausage Ragu (RMB 158), which combines pancetta, braised beef cheek, sausages, shrimp, mushroom in a San Marzano tomato sauce, served up with rice.

Along with main dishes they also have a great range of appetizers and sharing dishes that are ideal to enjoy with friends or family while sipping on one of COMMUNE X’s many great beers or cocktails (more on those later). They have some great sharing boards like the Antipasti Board (RMB 138), which has salami, pastrami, prosciutto, smoked salmon served with grissini, sour cream, olives, sweet and spicy nuts and seasonal fruit.

Another top pick is the House Dip Platter (RMB 88) with three homemade dips: guacamole, sour cream cheese and hummus along with artichokes, olives and an array of crudites and pitta bread for dipping.

If you’re looking for something truly unique then their Cheese Burger Spring Rolls (RMB 78) are a must try, taking traditional Chinese spring rolls and filling them with minced wagyu beef, mushrooms and grilled onion with a cherry-port dipping sauce on the side. But, it’s not only new dishes that are on offer, with some tried and true classics also being added to the menu, like the fan favorite COMMON Crispy Chicken Wings (RMB 88).

Looking beyond their main menu, COMMUNE X have also introduced some exciting new lunch deals with three different sets available. You can get a soft drink, coffee or tea along with a main meal for just RMB 68, or for RMB 98 get a starter thrown in too. To enjoy all that but with some higher price main meal options like the Beef and Sausage Ragu you can pay RMB 128. Along with lunch they also have an excellent brunch menu with classics like Chicken and Waffles (RMB 108) or some more unusual offerings like their Crab Cake Benedict (RMB 118) which is a great twist on a traditional brunch dish.

To finish it all off they have a range of desserts including their own exclusive gelato. They’ve partnered to create MUNICIPAL RESERVE X VAI Gelato and have a whopping nine different gelato flavors available, including a vegan option all of which can be eaten in or ordered for take-out or pick up in store.

Now, of course, we couldn’t talk about COMMUNEยทX’s new menu without having a look at what you can wash it all down with. They’ve upgraded their beer selection to include their famous craft beers from COMMUNE RESERVE.

For IPA fans there is the Wild West Cosmic Thing Hazy DIPAor for those who enjoy fruit beers there is the super refreshing Craft Head Life Is Peachy. In addition to beers on tap they have an extensive bottle beer selection too. Aside from beer they also have a great cocktail menu with staples like Aperol Spritz gold Mojito and also their own creations like COMMON Zombie. They also have a range of wines, coffees, teas and soft drinks too for those non-drinkers.

To go along with their stellar drink selection, they also have two amazing happy hour deals for members. Every day, including weekends and holidays, members can enjoy buy one get one free craft beer and cocktails from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays members can get buy one get one free on all beers in the cellar and on tap from 9pm-1am.

As if that wasn’t already enough, they also have free flow craft beer Sunday-Wednesday 9pm-12am for RMB 188, and Friday-Saturday 9pm-12am for RMB 238. And don’t forget that members also get buy one get one free pizza on Mondays! To join, simply scan the QR code below and follow the COMMUNE RESERVE official WeChat account. New members will immediately receive a glass of 300ml designated beer, on the house!

What are you waiting for? Get yourself down to COMMUNEยทX in Taikooli and try their new, upgraded menu for yourself!

Sanlitun Taikoo Li South Area S8 F3, Chaoyang, Beijing

All of these exciting, new menu items are also available at COMMUNE RESERVE who have updated their menu too. That means there are not one, but two great spots in the capital where you can go to enjoy this delicious food!

101, 1F, Beijing Guanghua International, 6 Xidawang Road, Chaoyang District

Images: courtesy of COMMUNE X, The Beijingers




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