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11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142-4000
+1 617-945-7030
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fiddleheads” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142-4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was here at a banquet in a private room. Service was friendly and efficient. They got to everyone quickly. Food preparation was good, presentation was above average. Drinks were excellent. General logistical support for our event was superb.

Thank SchrodingerCat
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small group of my coworkers and I ate at this restaurant last night. The ambiance is terrific and the food is really quite good. The food is wonderful. We were having a great time right up until we saw THE MOUSE. Now, we all...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Well located for a quick business meal. We arrived after lunchtime rush so service and food were quick. Food was good and several options. Atmosphere is laid back and not pretentious. Works well for a working lunch meeting.

Thank Twinmommy123
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Set on the canal off the Charles river in Cambridge the Commonwealth is a great location for lunch. On a sunny day you can have a delicious farm to table offering of assorted salads and sandwiches. I recommend the Sausage sandwich. At lunchtime there is...More

Thank KevinAGould
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Came here on a business meeting. I had the sirloin steak and duck fat fries. Awesome is the be descriptive word. Definitely worth the visit!!

Thank TonyBostn
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The cocktail I had was delicious (I like sweet drinks) and very strong. The appetizers and dinner I had were also very yummy, mostly comfort food with a few minor twists (nothing too adventurous). There was a really nice patio seating area, in addition to...More

Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful meal! I has the frittata with greens which was nicely balanced and tasty. The pickled dill fiddleheads and sweet pickled onions that were garnishment excellent. Hubby had fried eggs and bacon done perfectly. Others had chocolate banana bread yum, and bread pudding...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Casual but comfortable decor. The staff is nice and friendly. The menu is interesting, with many small-plate type offerings; we had lamb and salmon mains, all good.

Thank TravelTheWorld02140
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

TripAdvisor needs a rating between average and very good, especially for this place. Grateful that the staff found us a table because it got busy. The starters looked good but were under seasoned and a bit tasteless. The buratta tasted of absolutely nothing and the...More

Thank Daveontour30
Reviewed 16 December 2017

You can't go wrong here. Whether for a coffee, basic grocery (they sell milk, yogurt, juice, jellies, cookies, sundries) , lunch or a classy dinner out, Commonwealth won't disappoint. Drinks and food are excellent and the waitstaff is superb. Prices are little high, but well...More

Thank sepowell1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142-4000
    (Third Street)
  • Public Transportation: Five minute walk for the Kendall Square station on the Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-945-7030
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