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Foundry On Elm

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American, Contemporary
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255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
Redline Davis Square T-stop
617-628-9999
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfort Food at its Best

We walked into the small front restaurant right in the heart of Davis Square on a chilly Sunday evening to a warm greeting from the hosts. The first thing I noticed is that the space is huge. From the outside, you would think it was a small cozy little bistro but no, the place goes on and on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LifeFoodWine
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into the small front restaurant right in the heart of Davis Square on a chilly Sunday evening to a warm greeting from the hosts. The first thing I noticed is that the space is huge. From the outside, you would think it was a small cozy little bistro but no, the place goes on and on towards the... More 

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Thank LifeFoodWine
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak Frites is perfect, just as the burger. Perfect service, during the lunch and even a while after, when I came back to get my phone that I left on the table. The waitress saw me and immediately said "I have your phone !". I recommend this place, even if you don't plan on losing your phone !

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Thank OlivierPH19
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Have been a couple of times, both when it was busy and had great experiences each time. Food is comfort food done very well. Our food was top notch, great drink selection - large draught list. Cold, but good, sourdough bread served before food. Fantastic Poutine fries, good pizza, good burger (cooked just right, but not as flavorful as some... More 

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Thank Trav3lingOn
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here a few times for a late night cap after a show or a movie or just to go out. Its busy but not crazy; the drinks are good.

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Thank fudsss
Troy, Michigan
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260 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great beer and cocktail menu, but pricey (though typical for the Cambridge-Somerville area). Even ordinary beers were $6 or more, sometimes not for a pint but for 12 ozs. We had bloody marys which were in 12 oz. glasses and heavily iced. Very disappointing. On Sundays, they offer a buffet brunch which was at a decent price of $20, but... More 

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Thank 1Rahhalatun
Medford, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

They drinks are very expensive, but they have quite a variety to choose from! The layout of the restaurant is a bit odd, it almost feels like it's 3 different restaurants made into one? Not sure if I'd be back

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Thank Jgraves700
New England
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation, but was seated immediately. My dinning companion arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation and the waitress was very nice and recommended dishes we could get to the table before our show. Drinks were fantastic and all the food was amazing. I always enjoy the Foundry when I am in Davis... More 

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Thank knobhdy
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We hit the Foundry right after arriving at Davis Square. The afternoon crowd was small but devoted to their drinks. So we had plenty of time to inquire about the menu. The Foundry fills up as the evening progresses with young folks spilling out onto the street, but we were there during a lull.

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Thank Matrose
Boston
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218 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were seated in high top booth in the corner of the front windows where we could people watch. We watch a band come marching down in their polka dot gear playing a variety of instruments. ( I looked it up later and it was the "School of Honk" where they parade the streets of Davis Square every Sunday between... More 

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Thank Kim-Marie
Vermont
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227 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I must say that this was a great choice for a multi-generational party (adults and kids). The menu had a little of everything from seafood, to burgers, to salads, plus a kids menu (which was greatly appreciated). Our meals were very good, considering the diversity of the menu! The service was good, too. We like seating in the large booth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
  • Public Transportation: Redline Davis Square T-stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-628-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?