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Foundry On Elm

Gastropub, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Davis Square, Somerville
  • Sabrina M.
    "Try the Poutine - Quite good!"(7 Tips)
    "Jon loves the atmosphere and the awesome beer list at the Foundry."(7 Tips)
    Nicole C.
    "Brunch buffet on Sundays is outstanding - be sure to try..."(2 Tips)
    "Beef Bourguignon and Croque Monsieur"(3 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • poutine
  • cocktails
  • French food
  • beer
  • sandwiches
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  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerMarch 25, 2016
    Great food, average service. The poutine was amazing, and my friend had the grilled cheese and it was amazing
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CoutuAugust 22, 2015
    Overpriced under thought menu, trying to be something it isn't
  • A S.
    A SJuly 20, 2015
    Hard to find a place with great atmosphere late night a.m. Thankfully this fit the bill. Much better, in a sophisticated way, than a few other places on the same block.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GwiltMay 19, 2015
    Open-front windows in the spring are great for people watching! Gets a little warm mid afternoon. Good drink selection
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 12, 2015
    Avoid this place for brunch (tiny menu and lackluster entrees) and head to Johnny D's instead.
  • Shivesalive
    ShivesaliveApril 24, 2015
    Beer and cocktail flight $8!
  • Laura
    LauraApril 23, 2015
    Service is typically slow but the drinks and food are usually worth it
  • Benjamin A.
    Benjamin AliceaMarch 16, 2015
    The Cobb salad and brownie Sunday are on point... Get them.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 20, 2015
    Good beer list!
  • Juan Pablo A.
    Juan Pablo AlperinFebruary 11, 2015
    do yourself a favor and get a hamburger
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Three words: Parisian brunch buffet.
  • Jay N.
    Jay NeelyAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great flatbreads, good beer selection. Hip without being trendy / exclusive.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mussels a la plancha are awesome
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesAugust 10, 2014
    Great draft list, a nice smokey Mezcal cocktail. Parmesean-Truffle fries, and the Croque-Madame was exquisite.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GouldAugust 9, 2014
    Nice vibe for casual dinner with friends. Surprisingly robust aged rum selections
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LenhartAugust 7, 2014
    Drink Tip: Excellent selection of craft beer on tap and bottled. The cocktail list goes beyond the menu, just tell the friendly bartenders what things you like and they'll whip up your new favorite.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RodriguezJuly 25, 2014
    They played about 4 blur songs so I obviously really like it here
  • Pascal H.
    Pascal HahnMay 31, 2014
    If you are hungry, don't get a salad. It's the size of a tiny starter for 12$. Service was OK but far from great.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NguyenMay 11, 2014
    Don't expect good service on a Sat night. Waited over an hour for entrees ...wait staff blamed it on the kitchen.
  • Molly
    MollyApril 7, 2014
    Croque Monsieur mmmmm
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMarch 29, 2014
    Great desserts!
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 15, 2013
    Jon loves the atmosphere and the awesome beer list at the Foundry. Check out his Favecast video recommendation of it here-
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CNovember 3, 2013
    Brunch buffet on Sundays is outstanding - be sure to try the blueberry crepes!
  • Yasemin
    YaseminOctober 4, 2013
    Nothing special.
  • Timothy H.
    Timothy HenningAugust 18, 2013
    Great place, haven't had a bad meal yet. Pork belly sandwich is killer!!
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MAugust 2, 2013
    Try the Poutine - Quite good!
  • Richie B.
    Richie BreartonJune 29, 2013
    Good food. Had the Chef Burger, very tasty. Atmosphere is good. Little loud in the front but quiet enough in the back table section for conversations. Def a great place in Davis for hangouts!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KleberFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Came here single, left with a girlfriend
  • Siobhan M.
    Siobhan MurphyFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This french bistro complete with espresso stained wood bar and white marble bar makes any winter day a sensory indulgence. The food and cocktails are the only thing in here that surpass the atmosphere
  • Gopu M.
    Gopu MenonJanuary 21, 2013
    The best Sazarac ever.
  • Lawrence K.
    Lawrence KingsleyJanuary 12, 2013
    Get the quail !
  • John A.
    John AndersonDecember 16, 2012
    Saturday special is the Coq au Vin, and it's amazing.
  • Lise C.
    Lise ChlebanowskiDecember 5, 2012
    The Sweet Ace cocktail was delish!
  • Jim M.
    Jim McFaddenNovember 21, 2012
    Though any marbled surface functions as a drinks-only-friendly seating area, grabbing a spot by the front windows is clutch for people watching.
  • Paul E.
    Paul EnglishSeptember 20, 2012
    Fabulous food, amazing drinks. Service can be spotty at the bar, but is usually stellar at the tables.
  • Ranny
    RannyAugust 26, 2012
    Amazing restaurant! The Beef Bourguignon and Croque Monsieur are some of my faves along with ANY of the deserts!
  • Quincy C.
    Quincy ChangAugust 25, 2012
    Beef bourginion....excellent!
  • David L.
    The Cobb Salad is great!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BowenJune 2, 2012
    Beers are eh, this place looks like an upscale diner. It has a lot of potential but the interior needs to be completely re done. One good thing is that they are having a Goose Island Invasion
  • Jason H.
    Jason Hair-WynnMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    fav app are the mussels. u will love em.
  • MarqueeBoston E.
    Bartender Andy Joy is a master of his craft. Try "The Otis" (Aka Drambuie by the Bay) and you'll know what I mean.
  • Proxy Apparel
    Proxy ApparelMarch 26, 2012
    Definitely check out the flatbread with roasted pears, Gorgonzola, arugula & caramelized onions. If you're in a hurry, make sure you sit at the bar for faster service.
  • Tufts University
    Tufts UniversityFebruary 15, 2012
    Yes, people go for the atmosphere, but the food, from poutine to bisque, is worth the caloric splurge. Read the full review at:
  • Mark N.
    Mark NolanNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The poutine is great but would be way better if it had real cheese curds rather than melted cheese
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SacchettiNovember 6, 2011
    Make sure not to order too many drinks at a time, especially cocktails. The bartenders might get a little mixed up.This might not be applicable to a cute girl. Good luck
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 11, 2011
    Bartenders on Saturday nights are too busy to serve anyone. Make sure you have a good spot at the bar to order.
  • Meg M.
    Meg MSeptember 8, 2011
    Want and awesome reasonably priced lunch? This place is perfect! Great selection that doesn't cost a million dollars, and a cute Irish bartender to boot.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RoldanAugust 30, 2011
    try everything on the menu. my personal favorites have to be in the appetizers. they are the calamari and especially the poutine.
  • Kristen Z.
    Kristen Z.August 17, 2011
    Definition of a speakeasy. Put on your best Mad Men inspired get up and head to Foundry. And the bartenders are HOT.
  • Diffuse 5.
    Diffuse 5August 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a meat eater, check out the Banh Mi sandwich: Asian-style BBQ pork, Vietnamese pickles, watercress, chicken liver mousse & chili relish. Scrumptious and filling!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SilvermanAugust 11, 2011
    Sit at the marble window bars on a summer afternoon with an old fashioned
  • Danny L.
    Danny LeonJuly 31, 2011
    Try the Kentucky Bourbon Ale for a new experience.
  • kate n.
    kate nies brighamJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food, fabulous drinks. Service can be spotty at the tables, but is usually stellar at the bar.
  • Julia C.
    Julia C.July 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The oysters are delicous. Read more
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    This summer, get the Tequila Shrub from bartender Morgan, who blended up this distinctive (& delicious) cocktail. Read more
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WileyMay 28, 2011
    The Croque Monseiur was tres fantastique!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MorettiMay 22, 2011
    For future reference this was by the worst establishment I have been to the owner is ignorant as well as his staff if I were less of a man or how I was yrs ago he'd b on his ass 2 thumbs down.
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy DeolMay 7, 2011
    Fabulous service. The jambalaya was bland, but the steak was delicious.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RhodenApril 24, 2011
    The stuffed squash is big enough for three. You have been warned.
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChenFebruary 22, 2011
    Get the ode to Neruda. Awesome pisco drink!!
  • penguin
    penguinFebruary 1, 2011
    Contrary to what others said below, I had a pleasant experience. Poutine was satisfactory & the bartender was polite & attentive
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 27, 2011
    There are 24 taps, 30 or so bottles & another 10 rotating casks, drafts & bottled choices on any give night. The menu does a good job of giving you the profile so you can make a choice that suits you. Read more
  • James A.
    James AndersonJanuary 16, 2011
    Best Old Fashions in town! Kelly is the best bartender
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WJanuary 15, 2011
    If you want stone cold steaks or rare burgers then this is the place for you!
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixNovember 24, 2010
    Our favorite app was a poached pear salad, mostly for the nicely dressed, giant heap of mizuna, although ripe pear and gorgonzola cheese are fine garnishes. Also try the filling, classic poutine. Read more
  • Crystal H.
    Crystal HoskingNovember 14, 2010
    Terrible service. Waitress had no clue what the soup or calzone of the day was. Octoberfest was still on the beer menu when, in fact, it was gone. Waitress was never around. Food is average, nothing s
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JasinskiNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Spaetzle Entree is so good!
  • Seraphine K.
    Seraphine KelleyOctober 18, 2010
    @AzyxA, you can in your history.
  • Julie
    JulieOctober 17, 2010
    Baked, stuffed, acorn squash was great. Great beer list too!
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 23, 2010
    Mash up these 2 concepts - French fare & fancy versions of pub classics, plus a great beer lineup in a swank-by-Somerville-standards setting - & you get Foundry on Elm, & it’s already drawing crowds. Read more
  • Mike P.
    Mike PorterSeptember 19, 2010
    Went on a Friday night and could barely hear my date. Calamari was not very good. Pork chop was under cooked. Good beer list tho.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna WSeptember 18, 2010
    Don't eat at the bar. Bartenders are unattentive andfood could be cold
  • AzyxA
    AzyxASeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    @Seraphine K: It seems like the mayor can't remove tags anymore?
  • Seraphine K.
    Seraphine KelleySeptember 11, 2010
    I dont know who tagged this crap, but mayor please remove frat boys, douchebag, and karaoke, I THINK THEYRE CONFUSED WITH J-TREE
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchnelwarSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    See Holly at the bar and enjoy a wonderfully prepared Seelbach
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