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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Common Plea Restaurant Restaurant Review: Members of the legal establishment --- as well as ordinary, well-dressed citizens --- convene at Common Plea, a restaurant with a court-of-law theme. Black linen, dark wood paneling and a stately bar assemble an appealing ambience. An extensive list of fun, reinvented classic cocktails adds a fresh, modern feel. There's an antipasto and small-pizzas bar with stools for a more interactive chef experience. The seasonal menu features continental cuisine, with Italian influences. We like the pastas and seafood dishes, while the lamb, veal and steak emerge as stars from the grill. The cellar holds a notable selection of American and European wines --- especially Italian labels. Business suits dominate at lunch; dinner attracts a more diverse crowd. For dessert, opt for the intense chocolate mousse.