About Foundry On Elm
Fine Food and Proper Ale
Somerville, MA 02144
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Redline Davis Square T-stop
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate all kinds of events large and small. Call us for details.
Foundry On Elm Ratings and Reviews
Sorry to say it was not a very positive experience. The waitress while very talkative and friendly (when we could find her) didn't have a clue. While other parties around us had bread and water served immediately (different waitress) we had to ask for bread. Drinks arrived very slow. Shrimp cocktail was good but served with no cocktail sauce? Had to ask for it as well as ketsup with the fries. Ham and Cheese was a very very greasy mess. All I could taste was the oil on the outside of the bread. The corn chowder was good tasting but had very little corn in it. The fries were the best part of the meal. The burger was ok. We dine out 3-4 times a week and I will not be rushing back to this spot.
I always enjoy the food here, but the restaurant was so loud that we were all hoarse from screaming to try and talk by the time we left. The service was okay.
I was a bit annoyed that despite making a reservation, I got a phone call asking me to call and confirm my reservation. The reason I made the reservation online was so that I didn't have to deal with calling.
I'm glad we came in late-ish on a weeknight, as it was much easier to get a good table in a quiet corner. There's a great energy in Foundry, but it can be a bit crazy in the after-work hours, and I'm sensitive to noise. I've been here once before, and again the food was delicious, and accompanied by a great beer selection. I had a glass of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (sweet, with lots of vanilla) and piece of roasted salmon on the best cooked spinach I've ever had (crisp and salty, not bitter at all), delivered to our table so quickly it was unbelievable. I'd definitely come back, especially for a late meal.
Ordered some great appetizers that were absolutely delcious and made me so excited for my entree. However, when the food finally came out, I find it not to my liking. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't inedible, just blah. And I wasn't the only one! Two out of our party of four did not like their main dish. However, the other two LOVED their food. And actually ate some of our pushed aside dishes.
too, too noisy at dinnertime to really talk w. people at table, and booths in rear no better. need to work on acoustics and muffle sounds better at dinnertime (e.g. more material on walls, curtains, and possibly ceiling/floor alterations, or I and many other friends will not return unless want a bar-pick-up encounter only.
We've been here before but this night was horrible. Food was good once we sent the bland risotto back and my dining friend chose another entree.
Service was TERRIBLE! Our waiter was never around - and when you brought the bill there were 4 items on the bill which we hadn't ordered. I asked him to remove the 4 items. He removed 3. In addition, he forgot to order re-fills on wine and then it took probably 15 minutes for it to show up. It is really disappointing to have such a bad experience here when we are local and want to support neighborhood joints. I'm going to need a 6+ month hiatus from recommending or eating at Foundry on Elm.
I ordered the soft shell crab and it was a bit greasy, although the potatoes and asparagus it came with were delicious. My boyfriend had the scallops which were very good. The service was mediocre at best. The waitress kept forgetting about us and neglected to ask us if we'd like drinks at all. I've been here several times before including New Years Eve and was a bit dissappointed this time around. I wouldn't discount Foundery on Elm, but may just go back for a drink and appetizer next time.
The staff was extremely welcoming, and they gave us a free dessert because it was my friend's birthday. We were not rushed in anyway, it was a thoroughly delightful dinner experience and since it was our first time there, we were so happy to have made a great choice.
Yummy grilled peach, goat cheese, arugula and caramelized onion flatbread pizza... the extensive beer menu was also cool. I just wasn't blown away so much by the food that I'd make a special trip back, especially since the service was rather inattentive. It was perfectly fine for a party of 6, but not super-memorable
They had Brachetto, which was great wine to see on a menu. The food was very good; I got the pork loin and my friend had the scallops. They were both flavorful dishes with fresh veggies and meat/fish. The only drawback to the dining experience was the noise level. It really was loud and hard to talk to your friend.
It was my first time there. It's definitely noisy. We sat in the bar area. I had requested a seat outside if possible so they did a nice job in giving us the closest one they had. I would definitely get reservations - we were there at 6:15 and they were already packed!! Our waiter was outstanding and attentive.
Food was good too. Would definitely go back for dinner and just to hang out at the bar. Not a kids place.
Sub par food and service. Many of the dishes we ordered did not match the description on the menu (e.g. left out the fingerlink potatoes with the chicken entree, dumped soggy fries on the mussels although that was not specified on menu). Entrees arrived when we were barely half way done with appetizers. Server never cleared off many of the empty plates.
This place is close to home and the first pick when I'm taking family or friends out for dinner or lunch. The food is always good. They have a great beer selection. The staff is always pleasant. When I dine at the bar, the bartenders are always great, even if it's busy. My only complaint is sometimes is jam packed with people...but I guess that's what happens when your a good restaurant/bar!
The Foundry is consistent with their good service and attention to their customers. Always willing to rectify for any error or delays with their tables setting and not only me. Food and drinks are pretty good, but their customer service attitude is without doubt their winning point.
Loved this place. The food was not only amazingly delicious, but also reasonable prices and reasonable portions (I hate when restaurants give these gigantic portions and the food goes to waste). We ate at the bar and still got white linen service! The bartender was friendly without being on top of us the whole time. A really great restaurant!
Was asked to call-back to confirm our reservation, which we did. Upon arrival the next day for brunch, our reservation was lost. We were sat immediately because there were plenty of open tables, but were sat up front at a high-top with all the walk-ins. If you are going to ask for a call-back to confirm a reservation for a time when you have 75% of your tables open, then don't (1) lose the reservation and (2) seat the couple as a walk-in. After needing a second trip from the kitchen to retrieve the forgotten-fruit compote to the french toast, brunch was good. Bar atmosphere looks great. Would try again, but just for drinks .
nice addition to the bar/restaurant scene in Porter Square. We had delicious croque monsieurs for dinner and a nice glass of wine. Server was attentive. Only problem was the noise and music track which was loud and bass-y. Manager turned it down for us, but be aware that conversation in this space is hard. The 20 something crowd will enjoy this place.
My most recent visit to Foundry on Elm was my third or fourth, and I'll definitely keep going back. This time I had a burger, which was probably one of the best burgers I've had in the Boston area. Previous menu selections have always been tasty. I like that nothing on the menu is over-the-top or trying too hard--just good solid selections that taste good. And the service here has always been very good.
good food, good service, great cocktails, lots of different beers, nice wine selection, but OH MY GOD was it LOUD!!!!! Don't expect to have an intimate conversation. The music was deafening and the crowd noise was trying to keep up with it. It didn't quiet down until the hockey game got going and they turned the music off.
The restaurant has a solid menu - lots of options to appease a variety of palates. The food was excellent. Service needs to be improved, however. It took 30 minutes to get a bottle of red wine. Another 15 to get the bottle of white. Another 10 for the bread to arrive at the table... Waitress even forgot one of our entrees, but did bring it later and took it off the bill. If not for the quality of the food, I wouldn't go back.
One of the top 5 beer lists in the Boston/Cambridge area- well selected to compliment the food menu.
Staff, from hostess through food server, are exceptional; wait staff can describe all food and drink items in deep detail - flavor profiles, ingredients, recommended pairing options.
My meals have all been plated well (not ostentatious, just clean and thoughtful- appropriate for the items ordered). I've dined in groups as large as 10- at each seating all food and drink were served discreetly to the correct person, with no interruption to the meal.
The server was....not very friendly and forgot that we ordered a drink and had to ask if we wanted to order drinks. The place was a bit noisy and although the person having a birthday with us was given a complimentary chocolate ganache cake, it took nearly 30 minutes for our entrees to arrive.
I recently had my graduation party at Foundry on Elm and enjoyed it immensely. I called the restaurant to ask if I could come in a half an hour before my reservation and they were very accommodating. Our server George was very considerate and attentive. I tried poutine for the first time and despite my expectations enjoyed it. The fig flatbread was great. My boyfriend who is a stickler for eggs benedict "loved it". As for drinks the beer selection was amazing. They have a lot of exotic things. As for wine the rose was ok but I really enjoyed the lilliet blanc cocktail in the evolution section.
Every table was filled in this huge popular place, but the waitress made it seem like we were her only table. The appetizers were excellent and varied, including mussels, charcuterie with head cheese, calamari, and tabouili. All four of us loved our dinners.
The beer selection is impressive, and they maintain their taps quite well. I had a Kentucky draft that had been brewed in bourbon casks, one of the best beers I've ever tasted.
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