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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, 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

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Comfort Food (11)
Fun (10)
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Bar Seating (9)
Great Beer (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined 4 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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 (New England)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great date night! Food was perfect for the evening

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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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,

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Exceeded our expectations , food and service were great

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was friendly... only complaint was that the service was VERY slow. Still great though! Definitely worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place to grab a quick bite before a sow

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Came for brunch on Saturday. Thought their FANTASTIC brunch buffet was also available Saturdays (like Sunday) but it sadly isn't. Still a good meal, but not as great as their brunch buffet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is AMAZING. The poutine was so yummy and the Coq au Vin was absolutely perfect. My only minor annoyance was at how crowded and loud at some points it was, but I can't begrudge the restaurant about it since I could understand how crowded it was because it's so nice and delicious there! Service was very attentive and I would definitely recommend trying it. Make sure to make a reservation in advance though!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! Best restaurant meal in a long time. DELICIOUS! We over ordered and I really wanted to take home the leftovers because sooo good, but we were going to a show. They saved our leftovers and we came back after to pick them up. They just rocked it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Really nice gastropub with excellent food. The wine list is good (for a pub) and there is a good beer selection, with testing flights. The hummus platter and kale caesar were both terrific. The spatzle vegetarian entree was so-so, but the cod and the chicken were outstanding. The food is an excellent value for the money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I ordered a French onion soup which was good, and a chicken Cobb salad. The salad was an entree salad and was $16 for what I assumed would be a nice sized salad. What I received was pathetic. I was really craving a big green salad, so my husband kindly ask the waiter for some extra mixed greens. He served then brought over less than a handful of greens...the whole thing was pathetic. The sever could have quickly corrected what he saw was a disappointed customer by bribing me an ample amount of greens and instead just added insult to injury. I left upset and hungry. Won't be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 November 18, 2017

The charcuterie plate that we ordered as an appetizer took forever to come out - and then when it did our entrees were served 2 minutes later. My entree was overly salty. The rest of the food was OK but over priced for the quality. Went because of the star rating but won't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had dinner after the movies on a Saturday night. Table was ready when we arrived. The place was lively and noisy (and stayed that way throughout dinner). Service was friendly with great timing. The menu has a good variety of dinners, apps, sandwiches, something for everyone, without seeming to try too hard to please everyone. Three out of four dinners were excellent. The fourth, bolognese, needed more sauce. After dinner coffee was great, served in oversized cups. Definitely would return and recommend.

Tags: Fun
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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 8, 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 6, 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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 (New England)·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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