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Common Ground Bar & Grill

85 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-1772
(617) 783-2071
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Ranked #1,476 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

There was no selection of caffeinated drinks. No cappuccino, no latte, no espresso. Only thing we could order was just a plain regular coffee. Doesn't quite sound right for a place to put big posters advertising their brunch menu and not have selections for drinks. I wanted to have something not too heavy. I asked if they had waffle/bagel/toast/muffin/plain bread... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I come here once a week and the atmosphere is always great. Sometimes I come just for drinks, sometimes for food as well. The food is consistently good and they have a good selection of beers. It's not extraordinary, but you won't be disappointed. The services varies, and there seems to be a high turnaround of floor staff. This can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

A great neighborhood pub that has excellent food and a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. We only tried the burgers but we thought that they were way better than many on the Best of Boston Burgers list.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I come here every week with my friends to do trivia. The food is consistent, and the drinks are good. There are definitely wait staff members who are exceptional, and can make the whole evening even better. I don't think I would come here if it were just for the food or the drinks alone, but it's a great space... More

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Common Ground used to have Irish Pizza, a great little synthesis of potatoe skins and pizza topped with scallions, bacon bits...it was different and very good. The new menu (new management?) seems plebian. Trying to make their bucks, it seems, selling lots of unique beer. Focus more on some uniwue food! The turkey tips, broccolini, and potatoes---average, could get it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Common Ground is great. The food is fresh, and locally-sourced and housemade whenever possible. I highly recommend the weekend brunch. Saturdays from 11-2, there's all-you-can-eat eggs, turkey bacon, homefries, and toast for 6 bucks. Sundays from 10-2, there's an all-you-can-eat buffet with a much wider selection for 10 bucks. The large windows facing Harvard Ave make for great people-watching in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

The Common Ground is a wonderful restaurant! They use locally sourced products when possible (the friendly and nice owner, Bob O'Guin, was there and chatted with us). They make their own bacon and it is worth the visit alone, nevermind the rest of the delicious food. Don't worry, healthy options abound for your non-bacon loving friends like the three grain... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Stopped in a couple times over the past month. The first time was at the bar and had good quick service and even some chit-chat from the bartender on beers. The second time it was a friday night and still the place was quite empty. This time I sat at a table and the waiter was terribly slow and forgot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Good bar food. Decent selection of beers. The 20oz beers are very reasonably priced. Bar tenders are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

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