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About Foundry On Elm

Fine Food and Proper Ale

255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 628-9999

Website:
http://www.foundryonelm.com/

Public Transit:
Redline Davis Square T-stop

Executive Chef:
Shayne Nunes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, 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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Healthy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We used to live in Davis Square and we love coming back here. We've now been to Foundry on Elm twice for brunch, with our 9 year-old-son and we love it! Great food, great value, cool atmosphere, guitarist playing, in a great location. Love it and would highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Airy, pleasant decor with delicious basic food including poutine.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

the brunch has been consistently good....prime rib at buffet is excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2017

The service was excellent. The menu was different but a pleasant change. The only problem was they burnt the chicken Marcella

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Horrendous. Never have I had such a bad experience overall. Our waiter was rude, inpatient, and dull.

Horrible table touches.
Snippy attitude.
Forgot appetizer.

Never will I come here for food again.

Lesson learned.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was great,the service was great and convenient as we were going to a show on New Year's Eve

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Good cocktails-Flower Child.
Hamburger tasty.
Great desert-eggnog creme brûlée
Omelet rather small in size.
Excellent server.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Delicious food. Below average service.. We waited over 2 hours for our main courses and hadn't even been offered a bread bowl (while our neighboring diners were served their bread, mains, had left, and had been replaced with new visitors). We had the Brussels to share, which were fabulous, the pan seared salmon (absolutely bomb), chicken Milanese, which was ok, French onion soup (very good), and the chicken wings, which were cooked and seasoned to perfection.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Executive Chef Shayne Nunes truly is an amazing chef! Everything on the menu is delicious, mussels and crab cakes are to die for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2016

A favorite for drinks and appetizers, this time we decided to have dinner before the show at the theater nearby. It had been a rough day, but the service, cocktails and bolognaise did the trick. Foundry staff know their menu and kept attentive without being intrusive. Great food at a decent price. Foundry never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We had the poutine as an appetizer. The melted cheese and gravy were the best part of the experience. We also had the tomato soup, foundry burger, and white clam pizzeria. All we're delicious. The waiter is the best consultant on what beers to accompany the meal, especially since I was not familiar with what they were offering. They also have beer flights available if you want to explore. If you need a quiet area for dinner, the front part of the restaurant was too loud. Next time will ask for a table in the back. Other than that. Overall it was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Great surprise! The food was outstanding and our server Cassidy was awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Alex took great care of us. She recommended the special for the evening. It was scallops with pig belly roasted Brussels sprout over cauliflower purée. I think it should be on the menu permanently. It was so delicious. Definitely recommend Foundry on Elm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great service! Yummy food. Good for groups

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Our server was excellent. Food is way overpriced ($8 for a side of vegetables!!) and choices are somewhat limited. But I would recommend Foundry for a gathering of heavy drinkers with small appetites.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We had the burgers, which were excellent, and the brunch buffet, which was good. but nothing out of the ordinary. I would definitely go again. It had a nice relaxed atmosphere and we were not rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Buffet for Sunday brunch is absolutely worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great atmosphere and tasty menu. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We decided to try a restaurant in the suburbs since we are constantly going out in the city. It took us a half hour to order food and we didn't get bread until we ordered food. The bread was nothing to write home about either. I tried asking about the specials and recommended cocktails and the waiter was practically running from me. We wanted to order apps, but figured by the time we got apps we would be there all night. The atmosphere was great, the food was excellent, but the service was lacking. I must mention I do not believe this is due to the server, as I noticed he had many tables, but two and half hours for a meal with no apps and one drink each is not worth returning to this establishment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2016

First time visit, out with the guys. Good ambiance, good food, interesting decor.
I plan to come back with my wife, or friends (or both).

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Somerville - caramelized Brussel sprouts weren't quite done enough. Poutine was great as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Very tasty meal options, slightly larger selection than a bar, but less than a restaurant.
Great service, good beer, wine, and mixed drink selection.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Sadly I'm not sure if it was a case of a bad evening for the restaurant or our server in particular or if this is a regular occurrence but I was disappointed overall. The waitress did not check and see if the bar had a particular type of gin, instead guessed they wouldn't, followed by telling us the kitchen was busy so we should hurry up and order, implying more tables were to come.
The food was dry overall and not to standard. The staff were flustered and the dessert needed a chainsaw (pecan chocolate pie). Sadly I wouldn't recommend this for dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Looking for a quick dinner before a movie. Great find. Table was ready when we got there. Our server, Jordan, was a doll. On her A game the whole time. Great beer menu. Awesome selection of craft beers. Really interesting menu. Something for everyone. The bacon wrapped dates (Devils on Horseback) were amazing. Mezze plate was delicious. Pizzette was perfectly cooked crispy crust with interesting topping choices. High top tables are a little close together so makes for that awkward slide to the inside seating. Highly recommend giving Foundry on Elm a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

I had been here a year ago for an event, and insisted that my friend and I go there for dinner before a concert in the Somerville Theatre - food was even better than I remembered. I will probably go there whenever I'm in Somerville.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Food was a bit better than okay. The service was just terrible. Waitress (Nicole) was not at all attentive and it was otherwise difficult to get her attention. She never noticed that the wine glasses were empty nor the appetizers eaten. After the meal was finished, we had to physically track her down to get our bill (over $250) and then wait ten minutes for the credit card to be processed. Among the other problems was that there was no catch of the day - it might not otherwise have been a problem but for the only seven or eight items on the entries list. The waitress was a nice and pleasant enough person, but for whatever reason, she was not around when needed. Maybe it had to do with table assignments or other responsibilities, but it led to an overall very poor dining experience. This place has done, and can do a much better job. Possibly the problem is endemic. It seemed like there were no "grown ups" in charge. There was always a lot of activity, but it was more like a staff of chickens with their heads cut off. I think they need a serious reassment of their service model.
I don't see myself returning in the near future- too bad.

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Food was great. Too many TVs and noise. Is this a bar or restaurant??

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Our meal was delicious! We had the devil's on horseback, poutine and the foundry burger and they were all amazing. It was a little crowded, but the service was good.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2016

We came for the Thursday beer dinner, which is a 2 course meal + 2 beer pairings for $20! When I first heard of this, I thought it would be a sample size of beer with each course, but it is a full beer with each course! This is a great value and the food was excellent! I hope to return to more beer dinners, but I also really want to try the poutine!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We had excellent service. The steaks were very good. My Cobb salad was OK. The Creme Broule was delicious.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Decent pub type food in a sportsbar with a little bistro twist. Sensed a little disdain for opentablers at the front desk.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The staff is so friendly, our waiter was the best, and the food was terrific- a menu to please all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Enjoyed some glasses of wine, a delicious Nicoise Salad, and some appetizers with a friend. My salad was delicious and the service was great. I wasn't a big fan of the deserts, but food/drinks great.

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 (London)·Dined on August 24, 2016

I enjoy Foundry in Elm very much. I do very much miss their croque-monsieur. I'd like to see them revamp their menu a bit... I don't have any "go to" dishes, so I keep trying new ones and at this point have tried most all of it. Great beer selection, local and beyond.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Enjoyed early dinner at Foundry. Date app as well as Tune app was delish
Burgers excellent, grind of meat was really good
A bit overprices for apps and burgers. Enjoyed cocktail selection as well.
Should add sweet potatoe fries to the menu.
Regualr fries were very good but salad was a big blah as a side substitute.
Service a bit unattentive with place mostly empty

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Had a great dinner with family. Nelson was our waiter and was terrific - well informed, made good recommendations for food, beer and wine. Everything was delicious. We'll be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Very limited menu for dinner. Tuna Niçoise salad very boring and low grade tuna used. Fries fantastic. Salmon very good. Mostly apps and drinks. Extensive wine menu compared to other Davis square restaurants. Waitress not warm or friendly but very efficient.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 10, 2016

I've been to Foundry on Elm a few times and always enjoy it, although I wish they'd get rid of the TVs above the bar—the space is so beautiful that the sports-bar vibe of the bar just feels really out of place. The food is amazing, and their beer, wine and cocktail lists are all impressive. A great place to take out-of-town guests who want a less touristy experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Nice menu options. Party of 4 all had different dinner dishes & everyone was happy. food came qickly. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. we would go back. Davis Square is a fun place and the front windows open in nice weather giving a nice ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent quality brunch. Not usually a buffet brunch fan, but everything we tried was excellent. Made to order omelets, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, baked french toast and beignets (with lemon curd and chocolate options) and more. Very good service. really enjoyable background live acoustic guitar music. My only complaint is that the "French Picnic" section of the brunch with wonderful cheeses and prosciutto did not have a baguette or any bread. No bread at all with the brunch. Better for my waistline but seemed strange.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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