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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Needham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in West Cambridge for 2 days while our house had work done. We were looking for a nice restaurant nearby. My husband and teenage daughter and I wanted a casual restaurant with meat and fish options. It was very nice. My husband thought it was expensive as it was about $100 for the 3 of us. We shared... More 

Thank Marmar1066
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice classy calm relaxing bar. Tasty delicious bloody Maria's. Attentive bar service. Make sure you try the devils on horseback made from dates, bacon and balsamic cream. Yummy.

Thank Claire27
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Foundry On Elm can be hit or miss, depending on your server and the time of day. But it's worth a visit to experience the Davis Square vibe, and to enjoy a few unique and tasty items. The 'Devils On Horseback' - feta-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates - are usually good, as are the grilled Portobello sandwich and the truffle parmesan fries.... More 

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Somerville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Foundry has a good beer selection, and pretty good food. The problem is it never managed to figure out an identity for itself. It's not a neighborhood spot like Christopher's down the street, and it doesn't fill an interesting niche like it's sister restaurant Saloon nextdoor. The food isn't good enough to be a real attraction with the other... More 

Thank arglebarnacle
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Had a 6 pm reservation; was seated quickly. The casual dining room filled quickly. Service was attentive; done with a sense of humor but professional. We had 6 in our party; all went away satisfied with their meals. Started out with two plates of calamari; which had a light batter and very tender. Grilled cheese and soup was surprising well... More 

Thank Savannah2011
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The food is good every once and a while. But the bouncer always act like their police officers. Beware if you've had more than one drink!

Thank Andrea N
New England
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615 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 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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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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55 reviews
24 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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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?