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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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