Commonwealth

4.6
376 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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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.

We are currently focused on outdoor dining under our 80 foot tent (no indoor dining), on & off micro weddings and events and take-out & delivery.
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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 376 people are saying
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4.7
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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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OpenTable Diner
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
1 review
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
3 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
4 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
18 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
2 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!

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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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TFCambridge
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, the food was delicious, but the steak, which should have been the centerpiece of the meal, was a great disappointment. Parts of it were so chewy that I couldn’t eat it.

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EileenC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very nice. Thank you. I thought the Salmon Sandwich was pretty tasty. I don't recall whether or not it was served with Cole Slaw along with the duck fries, as I was very distracted, but I would think that would be a must.

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NoelleC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and attentive. The restaurant was very accommodating to my fluctuating group size and we were sat in a lovely, quiet room, while a private event was happening on the other side of the restaurant.

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JudyZ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was terrific. Open seating makes the noise level high when full.

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vipPKWP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I was a party of two; however, there was a larger party seated to the back of me. Because of the positioning of the table, my chair was often nudged from the wait staff serving the larger group behind me. It's probably best not to position the tables too close. To serve one table should not interfere with others.

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EKB1
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their special of the day, brisket grilled cheese, was phenomenal and the service was great as usual.

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viptasuhu
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too cold and drafty

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vipIjeomaE
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Excellent food and customer service.

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EmilyP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table and atmosphere and a nice variety on the lunch menu. Our server was very attentive. Overall great experience.

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DebarshiN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place with a group. nice cocktails and excellent food!

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vipNightowlbrandy
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon and pork entrees very good and even though the salad we ordered as an app was switched in the kitchen, we were not displeased in the slightest. Drinks menu quite extensive, with many creative ingredients in cocktails, although mine was not memorable. Liked the fact that the waiter allowed us to sample a few items to help make a choice, and he was quite personable. Good mix of Ice cream offerings with intriguing flavors, but unfortunately the texture or depth of the flavor of the 3 I tried were not impressive. Good location alongside many other restaurants in Kendall Sq. area and only wished the evening was warmer to sit outside.

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kbecerra
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Somewhat limited menu but good made from scratch whole food. We would visit again if in the area.

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RebeccaS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Commonwealth was a lovely place to catch up with friends after work. The outdoor seating was relaxing and well shaded. The food was delightful.

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vipRoryA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business meal lunch or dinner. The food is great!

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vipToneDef
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on OpenTable and reserved for 5 people for lunch. Really comfortable setting and the sandwiches were amazing with fries and salad, both as sides.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very nice and so attentive. If I had a question and she couldn’t answer she asked and came back right away with an answer.

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vipDavidR
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh menu and good drinks. Again and again.

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vipDrSushi
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good healthy choices, with fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Airy and comfy I. Formal atmosphere. Perfect for lunch!

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vipBella
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was slow abrupt and inattentive . The food was terrible , my colleague had the BBQ chicken sandwich and it was awful I had the kale salad with salmon cake and I had to put so much salt and also had to ask for oil and vinegar to give it taste even though it had dressing. I would never go again

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vipRoryA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is among the greatest restaurant experiences in the Boston area. The food is inventive, delicious and always seasonal (they love to experiment, and the exuberance shines through). Most striking of all, is the amazing staff. They are fun, generous, and the service is perfect -- without being in any way contrived or pretentious. Commonwealth really nails the laid back vibe without compromising excellence where it counts.

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Commonwealth is rated 4.6 stars by 376 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.