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Foundry On Elm

4.0
4
959 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Fine Food and Proper Ale

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday: 11:30 - 1:00am, Bar open on Friday and Saturday until 2am. Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm
    Offering Brunch specials in addition to our lunch menu on Saturday until 3, Brunch Buffet and A la carte specials Sunday until 3:30

  • Phone number

    (617) 628-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shayne Nunes

  • Private party contact

    jodie@foundryonelm.com: (617) 628-9999

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Redline Davis Square T-stop

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Oysters

    • Each$2.50
    • 1/2 doz for$15.00
  • Shrimp Cocktail$12.00

    • Artisanal Cheese$5.00

      a showcase of the market's best choice of 1,2 or 3 (may include unpasteurized cheeses)

      • Charcuterie Plate*$12.00

        house-made and artisinal

        • French Picnic Plate$19.00

          combination of cheese & charcuterie plates

          Salads

          add grilled chicken $5, add grilled steak $6

          • Baby Lettuce Salad$8.00

            baby lettuce, herbed goat cheese crostini, mustard vinaigrette

            • Cup of Soup$10.00

              With 1/2 Baby Lettuce Salad

              • Caesar$8.00

                chopped romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, classic dressing

                • Roasted Pear Salad$12.00

                  Boston Bibb lettuce, Belgian endives,spiced hazelnuts, maple-cider vinaigrette

                  • Cobb Salad$15.00

                    baby lettuce, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, egg, bleu cheese dressing

                    Appetizers

                    • Soup du Jour$7.00

                      • Meze Plate$15.00

                        for two or more assorted Mediterranean appetizers, grilled pita

                        • Poutine$9.00

                          French fries, cheddar, bacon gravy

                          • Dry-Spiced Buffalo Wings$10.00

                            chili-spiced buffalo sauce, celery, bleu cheese

                            • Calamari "Fritto Misto"$11.00

                              chef's choice of market vegetables, aioli dipping sauce

                              Mains

                              • Steak Frites*$24.00

                                • Tagliatelle alla Bolognese$18.00

                                  fresh Tagliatelle, house-made bolognese, parmesan

                                  Pizzettas

                                  • Pumpkin$12.00

                                    chipotle-pumpkin puree, smoked gouda, candied bacon,cider reduction, arugula

                                    • Pepperoni$12.00

                                      roasted garlic, tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni

                                      • Roasted Mushroom$12.00

                                        mozzarella, truffle oil, parmesan

                                        • Spice Roasted Duck$12.00

                                          spiced braised duck,roasted pear jam, cheddar, mozzarella, arugula

                                          Sandwiches

                                          served with choice of salad or fries

                                          • Local Grass-Fed Burger$12.00

                                            8 oz fresh ground chuck, lettuce, tomato. Add: Vermont cheddar, Swiss, Great Hill bleu cheese, farm egg, grilled Vidalia onions, or Portobello mushrooms $1 each

                                            • Smoky Grilled Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup$14.00

                                              smoked gouda, cheddar, smoked honey drizzle, francese bread, creamy tomato basil soup

                                              • Roasted Portobello Mushroom$12.00

                                                grilled onions, swiss cheese, honey dijon mayo, lettuce, tomato, brioche

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                                                What 959 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                4.0
                                                4 based on all time ratings
                                                • 4Food
                                                • 3.9Service
                                                • 3.8Ambience
                                                • 4Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. m

                                                  micahg

                                                  New England

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Mother's Day

                                                2. JM

                                                  JayM

                                                  New York Area

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 20, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Lively restaurant with large college and non-college crowds right in Davis Square. Good food and nice atmosphere. A little noisy but to be expected with the large bar and groups of people.

                                                3. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  We had a great dinner here! Definitely would come back next time we're in the area!

                                                4. LF

                                                  LeahF

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 14, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great place! One of our favorites! And such good food!!

                                                5. SM

                                                  SMITTY

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service. Had a reservation called and said we would be ten min late due to traffic and they were very accommodating and held our reservation. Food was prepared as requested and delicious. Had the burger..highly recommend. The pizzetas were good as well. Waitress was superb. Very attentive.

                                                6. OO

                                                  OutOnTheTown6

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 6, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Food is always good. Interesting (and even eclectic) menu, great beer offerings, and terrific service are hallmarks of this restaurant. Really enjoyable spot!

                                                7. d

                                                  daisy

                                                  New England

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 4, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  We enjoyed our spur-of-the-moment meal at the Foundry. All of us had been there before and knew we would be having good food. Our meals (coq au vin, hamburger & fries, grilled chicken sandwich & fries) were all delicious, cooked to order, and ample. The service was good, friendly and helpful. It is a busy place but we never felt rushed. After our ample meals, somehow we all had room for dessert (ice cream, flan and profiteroles) and these were also quite good. Good beer, cocktails and wine. In general, the Foundry is a comfortable, reliable and pleasant local place.

                                                8. D

                                                  Dutch

                                                  New England

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Sweet Potato Gnocchi was awesome along with some great cheeses and good beer selection.

                                                9. SM

                                                  SwirlyMedford

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 1, 2018

                                                  overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                  The buffet Easter brunch was delicious! There was a wide assortment of foods and everything I tried was fresh and tasty. The hostess was delightful. The waiter was OK, but didn't really come around much and we felt a little abandoned. Since it was a buffet we didn't need much, but we were going to order tea and coffee at the end but decided not to since the waiter never really came around and so we just asked for the check once we found him. That part was disappointing but the buffet was great and worth the price. Will visit again.

                                                10. RH

                                                  RafaelH

                                                  New England

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 23, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Great spot for a random Friday night date. The food was great (the Poutine is highly recommended) the server was the perfect balance between attentive and giving us space. My love language is when my Steak is prepared as requested, and they nailed it! Definitely will be back!

                                                11. HA

                                                  HeartyAppetite

                                                  New England

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 18, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  This was my fourth time eating at the Foundry on Elm but the first visit for my mother and aunt. We all opted for the buffet (Sunday reservation) ; as always, the selection and quality was excellent (and we never came across an empty chafing dish, they were replenished frequently). I cannot remember who attended to us but she was very friendly. Two mimosas were ordered but only 1 was brought to the table - no big deal, it happens, and we weren't charged for it. My mother and aunt think it would be a great place to take my other aunt to when she comes over from London in a couple of months. This is my top local brunch choice!

                                                12. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 17, 2018

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                  Met with a friend on St. Patty’s Day! Place was a lot slower than expected but food was amazing! Server was definitely busy with a full section and food runner was a bit green/new and that was obvious but overall very good experience. Have not had a bad one yet! I will be back :)

                                                13. NN

                                                  NaNa

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 17, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 12, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved loved it! The food was delicious!

                                                15. JM

                                                  JillianM

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 11, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  It was good, would go again

                                                16. PT

                                                  PegT

                                                  New England

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 10, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Fab food. Just fab.

                                                17. n

                                                  ngeorge

                                                  Austin

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 4, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Enjoyed a booth, somewhat away from the bar as it was a get together for four. All of us enjoyed our food and drinks. I got the roasted mushroom pizzeta which was good! My friends swear by the Coq au Vin. Service was also excellent.

                                                18. J

                                                  Jcal

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 17, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great spot if you are looking for great food and a good spot to take a date or meet with friends. Staff was friendly and food was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

                                                19. c

                                                  cscs

                                                  New England

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 14, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Oyster rack is too high for booth seats - can’t really see them that well. Oysters were amazing though. Good wine, and the mussels were 🙌

                                                20. T

                                                  Tsalmoth

                                                  New England

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 14, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We came here for something of an impromptu Valentine's Day dinner (we'd been planning our dinner for later, but found ourselves in the neighborhood). The food was wonderful, as always, and they also had a nice bonus menu for the holiday (which we didn't sample, but looked great), along with a nice amuse-bouche to start (fried goat cheese) and truffles before dessert. Really good, high-end comfort food with a Belgian touch.

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 10, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Creative and delicious food with an awesome list of cocktails, wine and beer to pair with!

                                                22. HS

                                                  HSN17

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 9, 2018

                                                  overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                  I work at a nearby university and had brought job interview candidates in ALL week (spending hundreds of dollars at The Foundry in the process). Unfortunately on this particular night our waitress had a serious attitude. She thumped down the bread, seemed offended that we were talking with the job candidate and not ordering quickly, slapped down the coffee cups, etc. ALL of our guests, including the job candidate, noticed. What made it worse was that the server was only marginally polite to me (I am white) and all the other guests at the table were people of color. It may have been a coincidence, but it did NOT make a good impression. I spoke to the manager afterwards and I also apologized profusely to our job candidate.

                                                23. L

                                                  Loretta

                                                  New England

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 3, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  My partner and I had a really lovely meal here. The food was excellent, as were the cocktails, and the service was attentive but not overbearing.

                                                24. L

                                                  Lisa

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 2, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Always tasty food, and love their cocktails. The amount of food can vary depending on what you order, so if you're hungry you might want to ask the server how much food comes on a plate. One friend left hungry while another was quite full.

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 31, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  Great date night! Food was perfect for the evening

                                                26. N

                                                  Noelle

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 27, 2018

                                                  overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                  If you’re going on the weekend, always make a reservation because they get very busy. The weekdays are slower. The service wasn’t great this past visit, but I think they were short-staffed and spread too thin. The food is always great. And they have a good drink list with lots of variety.

                                                27. L

                                                  Lovegoodfood

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 27, 2018

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                  I came with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. He said that all he wanted to eat was a burger and a beer. They lost on both counts. The burger was so soggy that he couldn't hold it. The bottom bun was just mush. And the beer he ordered was a 16 ounce beer. They gave it to him in a glass that was NOT 16 ounces. When we complained, they said that they would look into it and get back to us. Never did. They also got my order wrong, but at this point there was so much else wrong that I did not complain. They gave me french fries when I ordered salad with my sandwich. I will not be going back.

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 27, 2018

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                  We waited 10 minutes for water 20 for coffee to be served .... at brunch!

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 21, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The flatbread with eggs was super!!! The brunch menu’s list is short because they have a buffet. I can’t speak for the buffet food, the way it was presented did not look appealing, so I stuck to the short list menu offerings.

                                                30. BF

                                                  BrunchFTW

                                                  New England

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 21, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Best brunch deal in town!!! Buffet for the win..such a fair price for the quality of the food.

                                                31. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 20, 2018

                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                  After all the positive reviews, we thought we’d try it. We were all very disappointed. The service was horrible (we were wondering if our server left for the night) The mediocre food took forever to arrive and the portions were just fair. I got a dinner salad with chicken and the size of the chicken breast took up more room on the plate than the salad…and that’s not a compliment (I ate a bowl of Cheerios when I got home)! There are much better places within walking distance from the Foundry. Find one!

                                                32. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 20, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very roomy and great ambiance inside. Great beer menu. Many different dining options. Presentation of food was also classy and cool. Great experience!

                                                33. DU

                                                  DancingUrsula

                                                  New York Area

                                                  31 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  31 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 18, 2018

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  Good place for everyday dining. Easy access to public transportation. Attractive choices for lunch. Somewhat pricey, however.

                                                34. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 14, 2018

                                                  overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                  I was so disappointed with our experience here. Our table was so dark we needed to use our phones to read the menu. I ordered the French onion soup-it arrived lukewarm. My husband had the burger, which was delicious. The pork chop was quite good too. Our server was so neglectful, it really took away from our enjoyment

                                                35. i

                                                  iheartsf415

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 3, 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Surprisingly good food. Apps were great for sharing and delicious - chicken wings and Meze plate. I got the steak frites and it was cooked to my liking. Would def come back again and highly recommend,

                                                36. PG

                                                  PamelaG

                                                  New England

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on January 1, 2018

                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                  The food was tasty but our waiter was terrible! They messed up the order but ended up making good in the end.

                                                37. D

                                                  David

                                                  New England

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 29, 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Exceeded our expectations , food and service were great

                                                38. EN

                                                  EdmondN

                                                  New England

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 23, 2017

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                  Food was excellent especially the hand cut fries, the burger was also excellent.

                                                39. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 22, 2017

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                  We went to this restaurant for an early dinner before going to a play. The food was excellent and while the service was prompt it was a little cold. However, that was the only drawback. We got the picnic plate which I would highly recommend for a group and the poutine was creamy and delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

                                                40. S

                                                  Somerville10

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 21, 2017

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                  Great ambience and setting in Davis Square. The food was delicious however, it took forever to get our food and the service was mediocre at best.

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                                                Foundry On Elm is rated 4 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

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                                                Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Somerville

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday: 11:30 - 1:00am, Bar open on Friday and Saturday until 2am. Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm
                                                  Offering Brunch specials in addition to our lunch menu on Saturday until 3, Brunch Buffet and A la carte specials Sunday until 3:30

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Contemporary American

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Street Parking

                                                • Public transit

                                                  Redline Davis Square T-stop

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Shayne Nunes

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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