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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (11)
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Great Beer (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Great food! Tables and booths were sticky. Too many tv screens distract from the ambience. Waitress was cheerful and on the ball.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great neighborhood place - good food and drinks and always had awesome waitstaff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a good meal. Drinks are creative. Waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious brunch! (though note that Sunday is the buffet and a smaller menu, where as Saturday brunch has a larger menu and no buffet).

Great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Server was great, because at our request she turned down the speaker that was making it impossible to talk to my friends! Thanks for that. Cocktails were good, some odder than others. Food was fine.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Based on previous visits the restaurant experienced unusual difficulty in handling a busy Friday night. My steak was nearly cool by the time it got to the table. I will happily return unless these issues become routine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious pub food, great beer selection, very lively and hopping scene. We had a great time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was very good. We enjoyed our dinner, the only criticism anyone in our group had was my boyfriend did not love the sauce on the Milanese. Hopefully that can easily be put on the side. The chicken sandwich my friend got and the burger and truffle fries I had were very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I recommend their Sunday brunch buffet. Excellent, creative food with something to please everyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great Sunday brunch with lovely variety. Station for omelettes and cutting board as well. Great price for really yummy food.
Weather permitted opening windows to mimic outdoor bistro seating.
Overall delicious food and fun experience at a reasonable price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food! Comfort with just the right amount of hipster.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I'm five for five over the last two weeks. Great food and fun! Hot food is HOT. Cold food is cold. On a Sunday afternoon, the manager asked if I would like to see the basement "speakeasy" that was then closed. She brought me down, turned on the lights and showed me their semi-secret whiskey tasting bar. Love the place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The brunch buffet at Foundry is always a fantastic time! So delicious, and I love being able to get a bunch of different things.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Went for drinks and appetizers as a date spot on a Saturday evening and found this place absolutely fantastic! Great food and drinks as well as a fantastic ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great Sunday brunch buffet.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great selection of beer, including flights. The roasted mushroom flatbread was wonderful. Service was great. Our server had several great suggestions for beers and for menu items. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun
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food4
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The Sunday Brunch Buffet was so delicious! It was hard to leave because there was so much good food to try!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Food is good, service is good!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love this restaurant. This is our third time there and again everything was good, food, service and atmosphere. One of my favorites

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was decent, nothing spectacular, but pleasant enough. We had mussels, pizzas, poutine, oysters, cod, chicken, pork, steak, burgers. Of what I tried, the pizzas stood out the most. What drove down the rating of this experience was the service and ambiance. We had a reservation for 8 and seemed to be placed in the worst table in the restaurant by the kitchen. It's not an open kitchen, we just had a lot of foot traffic from the others servers (not ours) and had not much to look at except a black wall. The front of the restaurant is definitely the more eye pleasing area with the beautiful bar and open windows to the street front. Lastly, our service was pretty poor. Our server was rarely around, never cleared dishes, took forever to refill water, and took beer orders that never showed up. If I were to return, I'd recommend grabbing a spot at the bar or a high top with a small party.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great drinks and great food. Wasn't busy at all for a 7:45 dinner on a Saturday, which was surprising. Made a reservation for five of us but we didn't really need to. Absolutely loved it. Will be going back soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Multiple visits over last few years. This one was least satisfying. Wings, which in the past had been commendable if not great, were barely OK. They had never served buffalo-wing type but always tasty nonetheless. This time no seasoning but salt and a few of the wings were very tough - which was way-creepy. Also ordered the pork belly pizetta. It had a river of 1000 Island Dressing circling the chunks of pork belly. No clue what it was doing there but detracted mightily from the experience. Will prolly return because of the location and earlier memories but a bit concerned...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

My only complaint is that the service was a bit slow. The food and beverages were fantastic and the space is very nice.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Crab cake appetizer was very tasty,as was the pasta bolognese . Pork milanese was over cooked, on the dry side. No complaints about service either, it was quite busy. However because it is so incredibly loud I wouldn't choose to dine here again. I would only recommend to those who are looking for a young and very lively crowd. Perhaps weeknights are less rowdy, we dined on a Saturday.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

A fun evening with friends celebrating one birthday --attentive and friendly waitstaff
, good food (moules frites was in a very lovely sauce), and they found us a booth (we had requested one because of someone in our party with knee trouble).

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We took my husband to the Foundry's Sunday brunch for Father's Day. It was our first time there. The buffet offerings were fabulous! From yummy beignets and sinful mac n' cheese with sautéed veggies, to a carving station and omelets made to order; we enjoyed every last bite. And...they had a live guitarist and special $5 cocktails for Dads, how nice! Totally recommend it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The Foundry in Davis Square was great for dinner, but with friends in town I thought that I would try it for Sunday brunch. It did not disappoint! Even though the room is relatively small, they laid out a really good buffet that included both breakfast and lunch selections. A good looking prime rib roast at the carving and omelet station, salad makings, meats and cheese platter, biegnets and sauce, eggs , delicious bacon and very tasty sausages , scones, juice, coffee and because it was Father's Day, excellent bloody Marys for $5. An extravagant brunch for $20!
Definitely returning to try some of their other breakfast offerings' I had an early reservation so even parking wasn't a problem. With the T right down the street, you may want to leave the car at home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Service was unimpressive, slow, lacking energy and we felt like a burden more than anything....

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great fun place. One vegan option, a few vegetarian options, but they are great dishes so worth going with non-veg friends. Food is great, atmosphere is great. If you want serious conversation without a lot of noise, ask for a table in the back. Still a great atmosphere but you can get away from the party noise. On the other hand there is a great party vibe in the rest of the place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I loved the ambiance and service the most at this restaurant!! Our server was perfect and very helpful! I loved the moules frites, surprisingly delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Second time they have not "received" my reservation on OpenTable. Wait is always so long and the food is par. The hostess and staff never seems to care that my reservation was lost even when I show it on my phone. They need better customer service.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Our waiter was awesome! We enjoyed brunch, celebrating our son's graduation from Tufts. We would definitely go there again. Thanks being part of our celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We'd been to the Foundry before, and enjoyed it, so we booked it for our son's graduation party.
The atmosphere was noisy and fun; the food was all good except for my wife's Cobb salad, which was rather small and uninviting. Great selection of beers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fun place for a friends get-together. They make the best grilled cheese ever!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Lively neighborhood ambience up front with quieter dining area at rear. Scallops with Pork belly were excellent, so was steak. Flat bread pizzas are a good value for lighter eaters

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Went for lunch and food was outstanding although it is on the pricey side. Service was okay as I only saw one waitress serving 5 tables around noon time.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Parking is tricky but other than that we had a fabulous experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food and ambiance wer great! We wer there for he Mother's Day brunch buffet. They had tons of options and all were fantastic! They also had a carving station! I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food excellent service. Would highly recommend you come try it out.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner, not realizing how incredibly loud it would be. The seats are very close together. We were seated near the window which I thought would be quieter but then 4-5 people having drinks came and wedged themselves in between our table and the window (there is a countertop and some stools at the window). We ended up leaving after having a drink. I would recommend this for those looking for a bar (with food) but not for a dinner date.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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