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Foundry On Elm

4.3
972 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Fine Food and Proper Ale
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(617) 628-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shayne Nunes
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Redline Davis Square T-stop
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Special events & promotions
We can accommodate all kinds of events large and small. Call us for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 972 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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 🙌

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Tsalmoth (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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HSN17 
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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Loretta (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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Lisa (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great date night! Food was perfect for the evening

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Noelle (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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Lovegoodfood (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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BrunchFTW (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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DancingUrsula (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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iheartsf415 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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,

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David (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Exceeded our expectations , food and service were great

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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