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Foundry On Elm

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Contemporary
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255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
+1 617-628-9999
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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New England
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595 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The salmon was very good, excellent tasty grilled cheese and yummy tomato soup, very good bolognese. Our server was very good, and we love the dimly lit bar atmosphere, an active bar scene, with a larger area for dining tables.

1 Thank lexmiller
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Visited for a casual evening dinner with friends. The location is easy right in the square. The place is casual and comfortable and not too loud so you could converse easily enough. Food was better than expected and the wait staff was patient. My friend pronounced the grill cheese sandwich the best ever. My Salmon dish was tasty and the... More 

1 Thank Mary Ellen B
Naples, Florida
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick meal. Very nicely decorated with friendly staff. I had the burger with truffle frys. The frys were amazing. Drinks were on the expensive side but similar to other Somerville resteraunts.

Thank Tom G
New York
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

First time here, but my daughter, who lives nearby, likes it very much. Kind of loud cause there is a big bar crowd here, but the noise seemed to die down a bit a little while after we sat down. The Foundry Burger was terrific..... Very juicy and flavorful. Lots of different beers and wine and not all that pricey... More 

1 Thank Lakeshore18
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with the variety of the beers on the menu. We ordered two pizzetas, which are just flatbread style pizzas. We loved the BBQ brisket pizzeta. The bar staff was friendly as well.

Thank Gabrielle F
San Francisco, California
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663 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went here with my daughter during the first Parents' Weekend of her college career, and, four years later, on the eve of her graduation. Time flies. This is a good place, turning our decent food with a smile while being intensely busy. Would be fun to visit for drinks when it's not a peak weekend. Very nice waitstaff and... More 

1 Thank Yog-Sothoth
Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner at the Foundry. As it was memorial day weekend the place was relatively empty but as always the food here is excellent. We ordered several appetizers and the French onion soup. My daughter had steak frites. Everything was exceptional. I can keep coming back here everyday. Great ambiance too.

1 Thank Zain M
Montpelier, Vermont
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here having Mother's Day brunch w extended family. The buffet made things easy. There was an incredible variety of things to eat, both savory and sweet. Take *small* portions so you can try lots of things -- my daughter, who thinks of herself as a "picky eater," tried new foods here! The waitress kindly provided... More 

1 Thank swedishivy2013
Needham, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

When you visit a gastropub, you expect extraordinary pub food. Unfortunately, the Foundry has adopted the label of gastropub but doesn't deliver the level of food you'd expect. The menu was uninspiring so I opted for the burger. The burger was okay but nothing special. Their parmasean truffle fries were a step above regular but only a step. At lunchtime... More 

Thank Ehad2
North Woodmere, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visiting the Boston area in early April, we had dinner at this terrific restaurant, which is quite a bit larger than it appears when you first enter. The food was delicious and the service capable and unpressured. My husband and I stayed after our daughter left for another engagement and we relaxed with our coffees. We were not at all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
  • Public Transportation: Redline Davis Square T-stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-628-9999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?