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Commonwealth

4.6
297 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Visit our market and indulge in house-made delicacies, prepared meals, Fazenda coffee, and locally sourced meats and cheeses from our charcuterie case. Enjoy craft cocktails, rotating, local drafts, fun wines, and tasty snacks at our 13 seat bar or treat yourself to a three course meal in our main dining room. In addition to these spaces, Commonwealth also houses several private dining spaces - book your next party with us!
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Restaurant, Monday through Saturday 11am to 10pm, Bar until 11pm

Market, Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 9pm

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(617) 945-7030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nookie Postal
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Third Street
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Parking details
Validated parking offered Monday-Friday after 4PM, all day on Saturday - $2 per hour for up to three hours.
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Public transit
Five minute walk from the Kendall Square T Station on the Red Line
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Special events & promotions
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-extravaganza-tickets-20064162450
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private dining room can accommodate 25 for a sit down dinner or 40 for a cocktail reception. The private dining room has a 75" TV that can be used for all presentations. We can also hold private events in the main dining room with seating up to 70 people or in our market for a reception.

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What 297 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food and great service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great waitstaff and flavorful food. Nice location to have drinks at the bar or in a larger group.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time at this restaurant. We were celebrating our son’s birthday. Everything was superb except for the frigid temperature where we were seated.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Most of the food was very good. The grill octopus appetizer was very well cooked. The entree's were very good - but not spectacular. The apps were more impressive. And the bread/ biscuits were very good.

The menu is confusing and the decor/ menu/ and waitstaff attire don't all really seem to go together. But we were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great, rustic and well-prepared. Fun and interesting space, menu and staff. Nice beer and wine selection. Food definitely leans on the farm-to-table space in a great way. Place isn't fancy, but food is a good as most any fancy restaurant. A must visit!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delicious food and great service made for an excellent evening!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing! Every course was so delicious

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Consistently very good, food is fantastic and service is always wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went because it is close to Kendall Square Cinema.
Celebrating a birthday.
Food was delicious, but expensive.
It met my expectations.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious! Very cool menu. I wanted one of everything!! Service was exceptional. The decor is very cool. So nostalgic, things I hadn’t seen in years. Quiet atmosphere which was great because I was meeting up with my best friend from CA who was here on business. I came from CT. It was the perfect place to talk. We also had her 11 month old baby, who loved it!! All in all great experience. Thank You for a lovely dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Business lunch was so enjoyable! Great, easy menu and very fast, prompt, courteous service. Large open space and even though we dined early it seemed to get very loud which made the business component a little challenging.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I like Commonwealth because the food is excellent but the ambiance is more casual. This is a typical Cambridge restaurant, where the menu intends to achieve a high level of creativity, and is very expensive, but at Commonwealth I would say it is worth it. The servers are amazing, and I love that Commonwealth pays a high wage for their employees. Everything that came to our table, including the Chef's Whim of buffalo chicken arancini had so much care and though put into the flavors, that we felt very well taken care of, and will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Particularly enjoyed the bread that came with the meal (cute presentation, also very buttery), charcuterie and the blueberry jam that came with it, kohlrabi salad, bavette steak, grilled broccolini, and outstanding build your own sundae. Service incredibly friendly and efficient, even when it got busy. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, pleasant, friendly , nice meal.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great place right in Kendall which delicious seasonal options on an ever-changing menu. Definitely will return!

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

I got a fee for using your online reservation, which was not noted during the reservation process. I was surprised by the fee on my check and I do not think this fee is appropriate and is too much for such a small task.

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2018

I would love to give Commonwealth a true review but unfortunately I did not get to experience it. On a freezing windy January day, I walked there from Kendall, having made a reservation on Open Table, only to discover that it was closed for New Year's Day but hadn't notified the reservation website or their answering machine- they just had a sign on the door. Call ahead if reserving, and make sure to talk to a person to confirm you have the reservation before heading over.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

They were listed as open on OpenTable, it let me make a reservation, and then when got there they were closed. Other people were showing up and finding the same. Don't want to give an outright bad review, because I have eaten there before and liked it, but frustrating they didn't disable it in OpenTable if they were not going to actually be open.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was creative, seasonal and delicious. The service was great as well. The twice-baked squash was incredible!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service. Definitely coming back when in Boston.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Date night with the hubby. Did not have high expectations but we were very pleasantly surprised! Would totally go back. Trying to plan our office's xmas party there.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Great, fresh, delicious, well prepared meals served attractively. Wait staff was informative, helpful and appropriately friendly. It was a very good dining experience. We will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

If there's such a thing as honest food, the term can be used for this restaurant. The ingredients were very fresh and creatively prepared to capture the true nature of the ingredients. Since this was our first visit to Commonwealth, we made a point of trying several dishes. The steak was prepared as requested, rare, the pasta was al dente, and the lamb meatballs were complemented with a light sauce. The service was excellent as well, with several of the staff bringing dishes over & everyone was pleasant. The atmosphere was lively and casual. We look forward to going back. We walked with gps guidance & it took us in a circle. The restaurant is located just over the Longfellow Bridge on the Cambridge side. Broad Canal is behind the Red Cross building.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Fun relaxed spot for lunch. On a Friday in summer there are busy tables outside and plenty of cooler indoor tables if that's what you are looking for. We had a group of five and food was delivered in a timely fashion and was tasty. Our waiter didn't mention dessert, so we asked about cookies from the bakery. He checked on available varieties, then offered to have our choices cut up so we could share. Leave room for the cookies, they're yummy!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

One of the best restaurant meals I've had in a while. We did the prix fixe -- fabulous mussels, the most amazing gnocchi in a tomato sauce, and a chocolate/caramel dessert. Really yummy. Service was prompt, helpful. The place was a little loud, but in a good way.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Have been for lunch a number of times and this place NEVER disappoints! Great menu selection for health nuts or not-so-health nuts.

Great spot to people watch at Kendall Square too!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice place with good food in a laid back area and friendly staff

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2017

The only downside was the long pause between first and main course.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Overall great meal. Food was very well done, fresh, creative. Predinner bread was best ever. Charcuterie was a very good portion size, and guacamole with seedy crackers very tasty. Entres awesome as well, only would have had a few more pieces of pasta with mine. Overall, best meal ( and most consistently good) in a while and certainly best value. Staff very nice, venue enjoayble. Only downside was accoustics ... there were a bunch of small kids and it got loud, but on other hand we'd feel very comfortable bringing our squirts here.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Great place to dine!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Menu is very creative, food exploding with flavors, great service, nice atmosphere. Overall:fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Great family birthday dinner!service & food were equally commendable!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

We had lunch at Commonwealth and thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered (mole chicken sandwich, eggplant parm, burger, Equinox farm greens), though the French fries were a little disappointing. It's a fun, modern space with a market and also outdoor seating by the canal. Will definitely be back to try their dinner menu!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was delicious and service was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Didn't think the entrees had much flavor, and they weren't served with much of anything - just a piece a fish with a tiny amount of spinach or a huge pork chop with a little potato cake. Neither had much flavor. There are sides available, but for the price of the entrees, I felt there should have been more balance on the plate.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

I was worried when I walked up to the front door and the decor seemed a bit casual but when we were seated we felt very comfortable. The restaurant wasn't very crowded but as the evening went on tables filled up. They have a nice bar with lots of selection and are able to make specialty cocktails. Our server was very knowledgeable about where the food came from and had great recommendations. She told us that they butcher their own meat that they purchase from a local farmer. Seems like they purchase much of their food locally and support local farmers which is important to us. We will be going there again.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Delicious! Easy to order plenty of vegetables and a bit of meat to make it a nutritious meal as well. Grilled broccolini was nice and sweet, Thai-style fiddleheads were scrumptious, asparagus was tender, and oxtail fritters were the perfect amount with just enough spice in the jalapeño aioli. Wine list was approachable and carefully selected for everyday dining. I look forward to returning!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

Fastest lunch I have ever had, which was great! Food was awesome too!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Great restaurant- food is always fresh and creative- have Ben there numerous times and also for functions. They really meet and exceed your expectations. If you haven't tried Commoneeslth do yourself a favor and go soon. Especially now with patio weather here.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Excellent, attentive service. We arrived earlier than our reservation and before our guests, but were seated right away and enjoyed a drink and appetizer. The food and cocktails were terrific and our server was absolutely great .

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