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11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142-4000
+1 617-945-7030
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh salad” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
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10:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great place to eat, very modern and relaxed with really good quality food. It is a little pricey and the portions are not your standard US HUGE but the quality is fantastic with fresh ingredients and very friendly staff on hand to offer advise on...More

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great service in a place that adds 5% to the bill so that servers get health insurance and a "living wage". Small menu with everything, including desserts, prepared in-house. Beautiful decor. A bit hard to find but worth the visit. Fresh fish particularly well prepared.

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

1st time there, so we sampled a lot of different dishes. The dishes were cooked to perfection and the ingredients were fresh, living up to the expectations for a highly quality farm to table experience. The atmosphere was comfortable, relaxed and the staff was friendly...More

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Was having a business dinner with a group. We had a good table, and it was not too noisy. Food was good, if expensive, with a large drink selection. The 5% surcharge is a bit puzzling, although clearly explained on the menu. We had separate...More

Thank SBSmith
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Good place for larger groups to go to enjoy a very casual dinner, centrally in Cambridge. The tables and chairs reminded me very much like ancient school or canteen equipment, adding to the relaxed party atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The meals...More

Thank Matyas L
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

In town for a business meeting, my colleague chose Commonwealth as it was near the hotel. An excellent choice, fresh and well prepared, unique presentations without going overboard. I had the Burrata toast with asparagus to start, very good, and Ricotta + Spring Pea Angolotti,...More

Thank Kevin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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