Commonwealth

4.5
395 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Commonwealth Restaurant & Market serves local ingredients in a casual, family-style environment - our food is simple, but not simplistic. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create thoughtful savory and sweet dishes, as well as creative cocktails.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 395 people are saying
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KPLGMS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had a meal off the specials menu, which was delicious, but the other folks I was with ordered off the usual menu and they were disappointed. Also the sides were not as expected - the "slow roasted green beans" came in a tomato sauce? - but they were tasty.

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SC01
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

SC
vipSherryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's a solid place to eat -- good food and drink selection with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Vegasfood
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everyone was really nice and it was very casual. I can’t say that any of the food was great but it was ok.
We had ribs, Mac , peanut salad and pulled pork.

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None
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Wish the plates were a little bigger so the food doesn't fall off when you pick up a sandwich or try to cut something.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem in Cambridge. Friendly and attentive staff, great atmosphere, and the food and drinks were fantastic. Go eat here.

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Bummer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had the snarkiest bartender/waitress imaginable. The thai peanut salad was far too sweet. The slaw was unremarkable. Only the brocolli stood out. Wish I had gone to shy bird instead!

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Lmfsw16
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, friendly and attentive service, super delicious comfort food. Perfect night out!

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vipKateN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time! Our older guests complained of the noise, which was significant, but added to the vibe of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our waiter, Andrew, was awesome as was rest of staff. Very friendly & welcoming. Nice atmosphere. Liked that menu was limited in choices so not overwhelming but had something for everyone. We ordered 1/2 roasted chicken and grilled salmon entrees and we both loved our dishes. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside seating on a beautiful day. Great time had by all

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keng
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A smiling hostess to greet us and outdoor seating make a great one-two combo to start any meal out. My daughter liked the vegan dish and, more than that, was so impressed that there was something thoughtfully crafted that suited her. Shirley Temples that did not look like they came from a kitchen scene of the Jetsons were welcome and reassuring. The chicken wings were great - tasty tasty rub - reminds me of a beef jerky rub from long ago that i can't put my finger on. And the wings oddly tasted even better the next day as left overs. The pulled pork was a favorite for sure. It was about room temperature when served - I am not sure if that was intentional or not, but fine just the same. The ribs were decent and surprisingly meaty without being too fatty, and kudos are always paid for not using a sweet tomato based KC style marinade/sauce; but hard for us to be wicked impressed with any ribs outside of our house (we have a great baby backs recipe from Alton Brown that we use). The salad that had the cream filled cheese was awesome - along with the sweet relish. And the deserts? - the ice creams and the sorbet.... so fresh, so natural, so real! some day I may just come and order deserts. Definitely a highlight. Little things, often in the realm of service, are so important; eg, taking the leftovers off the table and packaging them inside (as opposed to dropping some random, empty styrofoam containers on our table) felt so Right and Good. And Phil is the best, of course! - inviting, fun, courteous, and thoughtful.

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TA01
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, and wonderful outside seating area!

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vipZkkkkkkkk
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very glad this place is back! Terrific wait staff, food and wine!

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vipamallat
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, the kitchen was a little behind and they offered us extra appetizers as we waited (which didn’t end up even being that long). We all enjoyed our meals and the delicious cocktails.

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vipKayC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is incredible - especially the BBQ items! The staff has always been incredibly friendly every time I've dined here as well! So happy that they're back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! I love going for drinks indoor and outdoor, and the waiters are amazing! Highly recommend

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GraceM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, service, and decor. Great cocktails.

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Furd
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The drinks were great, as usual, but the food was disappointing. I imagine it’s part of the woes of re-opening and retraining staff. For example, our food was not hot, meaning it was ready to go long before it was delivered. But we know they can do better, so we’ll be back

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Foodie24
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was nice to be able to have a meal with family/friends in an outdoor setting--chose Commonwealth because of the tent (and concerns about the weather). They have mostly picnic tables, but they brought a chair for the person in our party who really couldn't climb over the bench. In fact, the service was exceptional and so friendly. The food was fine, nothing exceptional, but definitely paired well with great drinks. I think pre-pandemic, would have been a great spot to have drinks and nibbles after work, though keep in mind it was quite loud, even under the tent. Not really a foodie destination but everyone in our group had fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The menu was limited but portions were a good size. There were mice running around the periphery of the tent which made it a little unappetizing.

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Michelle
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, large open patio area for safe, socially distanced, outdoor dining. Will definitely be back!

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good! Cute outdoor picnic tables. Service was good, attentive. Burger was quite large & rich, should have split it for two ppl. The corn dip app & octopus app were also yummy. Wasn’t a fan of the violet cocktail though, tasted like Pez.

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Kellie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Love their burger and homemade icecream! The toasted coconut is the best!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we have had throughout quarantine. Environment felt clean and well-sanitized and staff were incredibly friendly and hospitable. Would eat here again any night!

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vipStanW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was excellent. The food was well prepared and priced reasonably.

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SaraB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was superb. The food was terrific, and the burger was really memorable. The cocktails were yummy; they have some very inventive options, which really appealed to our flavor profiles. Desserts were incredible and the homemade ice cream is not to be missed. Some of the best ice cream in the city. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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MelanieF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was friendly and helpful, clean and well spaced for covid-19 precautions.

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vipjstabile
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the overall handling of COVID issues. Felt very safe yet the atmosphere on the patio was pleasant and natural.

The server was friendly and attentive.

I had the smoked/grilled wings, and although the flavor was great they lacked the crusty/crunchy exterior usually found in grilled foods. The Thai peanut salad was tasty but I had a hard time finding peanuts. My husband had salmon and liked it a lot.

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SarahO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing location, fantastic food!

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MichaelCK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Commonwealth are re-entering the COVID-19 dining landscape well : keep it up !!

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vipOccasionalFoodie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First night out since covid. great people however with the vibe of figuring out what eating out is in phase 2 of covid reopening. Food was good. Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Location is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

You’re paying for the location/outdoor venue. They’re charging prices that I would expect at a higher end place with more interesting food/drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a great first-time experience. The food was great!

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vipKaia
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband loves their duck casselet. My stake was good. We had carrot cheese cake, which was too sweet for me. I liked coconut and pineapple sorbet combination, which gave it nice piña coladaesque flavor but my husband was a bit disappointed. Decent cappuccino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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BelindaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. The only thing I didn't love was the duck fat fries -- that said, I prefer skinny fries over wedge fries. Really enjoyed everything else we ordered: the grilled octopus, the mussels, roast cauliflower, and the coffee cookies n' cream ice cream for dessert.

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MattS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the feel of the place, the atmosphere and decor is cool. Great drink menu, servers are very friendly, and the food is pretty good. But, I think it's a little pricey. If it wasn't in Kendall Square I would imagine it would be cheaper. But, definitely won't keep me from going there if I'm in the area!

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Commonwealth is rated 4.5 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.