Depends on your budget and your riding. I am fond of the Surly LHT Complete.
There are good bikes that are cheaper. But for a couple of reasons, I like to suggest bikes around a grand. They don't have to make quite so many compromises when they're building the bike.
While cross bikes are popular for commuters, I tried using a touring/cyclocross bike and it didn't work out over the long run.
I like the longer wheelbase, and the lower BB, and especially the longer
chainstays. But a lot of people do use them and like them.
I think a lot depends on what you want to do besides commute. If you
would like to try touring, a touring bike is ideal for commuting. If you are thinking of trying cross racing, then jump the other way.
There's lots of bikes we can talk about, but we need to have an idea as to what your budget is. One of my dream bikes is Waterford. But the frame alone may be twice what you are thinking of spending on the entire bike...