At Commonwealth we make solid honest food prepared from the very best local ingredients. Our philosophy is to create an experience that is reminiscent of Sunday dinners in a relaxed and casual environment. Everything has a story here—from our Masse Hardware sign to the Belgium school chairs you sit on. Not only do we want to share these stories with you, we invite you to become a part of them.
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Cozy atmosphere, good drinks.
Good atmosphere for drinks and dinner with friends.
Sandwich and fries were huge
My only comment is that the webmaster needs to be more specific about times with the banner at the top of their website. It only said "Commonwealth will be closed this evening due to a private event 12/11)". I got there at 4 pm and hoped to browse the Marketplace. Instead, that area was already roped off.
Great spot for lunch. It is located in the heart of kendall Square near all the bio tech offices. Super convenient whether you want to sit down or grab something quick to go. The only downside is there is no cellular signal at all inside this restaurant. It was difficult to connect to the restaurant wifi too therefore not ideal if you want to sit down and work while you eat lunch or coffee here.
always great food and service
Cute place with great food!
really yummy sandwich
Enjoyed the Brie and cheddar!
Great Kale Salad with roasted chicken....
Terrific restaurant and cafe -- will definitely visit the next time I am in Kendall Square. Nice that they have a cafe/counter service section, bar, and a full service restaurant all in the same space.
Friendly staff. Nice interior. Good food.
Nice selection of gourmet snacks
excellent food..fun atmoshphere
it was ok! fries were too thick
The black bean and quinoa burger was excellent! So tasty!
Great customer service! I was given a tour of the market and then headed to the bar. The bartender fixed me a lovely delicious whiskey sour! I look forward to coming back.
Great staff and cookies !
Good food and variety
Amazing selection of cheeses in the market
cute atmosphere, good cheeses.
Some of the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten I found there!
Great spot fantastic
I really liked it a lot! Burger was delicious and filling!
It was great food!
It was delicious. The staff was amazing and super nice!
It was a nice interesting place
Delicious food & great atmosphere
Friendly and accommodating (to be honest, I had been reluctant to try it out, thinking it was going to be 'too cool/sauve' and feel out of place)! Such good flavors and deliciousness, and reasonable pricing for Cambridge - so happy it is in the neighborhood!
The space is beautiful and the staff is friendly. I only visited the market area, but the restaurant area looked inviting. Worth a visit if you're in Kendall Square area.
Tasty but small and expensive
Great food! Comfortable atmosphere
Good food great taste, nice service
Great breakfast sandwiches
Delicious breakfast sandwiches, cool, old-school market ambiance.
Such delicious options for those who want to eat in or take out. Very chic, farm to table vibe. Everything healthy. Would love to go back.
Great service and food
Was an error- didn’t use and nift helped me fix this problem
The sandwiches are infinitely delectable and light on the wallet. Hella good deal. Love this place. The sandwiches are juicy and succulent like the sandwiches at Flour Bakery Café. Very friendly staff too :)
Used the Nift for the Market, which was cute and had local items (snacks, cheeses, meat, crackers, chocolate, etc). Very friendly staff!
the employee working at the marketplace was attentive and friendly, and the selection of food was modest but great for my snacking needs
More of a restaurant than a market. Friendly service, food creative.
Pleasant service, incredible food!
Amazing options and everything was so fresh!!
Wonderful service and the food was incredibly delicious!!!
The service is great here and each dish was delicious without fail!
Great outdoor space! Love the ambiance.
we were impressed by both the portioning size and the quality of the sandwich and fries that we ordered, and look forward to returning with friends in the future
Very fast service, salmon cake sandwich is delicious
The waitstaff was cheerful and chipper and the food was tasty! The sangria was a little different than I expected and the peppers were maybe oilier than I would've liked but the burrata was sublime and overall it had a very pleasant atmosphere. I was not disappointed.
They have beautiful, artisanal sandwiches (that the card covered perfectly) and a wide variety of drink options to choose from. Would love to go back for dinner sometime!
The girls who were helping me at the store were very friendly and helpful.
Thanks, Nift. Really appreciate the gift.
Food was very good and enough to be more than full! The prices though a little high.
Commonwealth was great! Redeeming the nift card was a bit confusing, and in the end it all worked out.
My kale salad with beets, grains and nuts was delicious...staff was pleasant and efficient.
The food at Commonwealth was amazing. I had their smoked turkey sandwich that was out of this world! It was a gorgeous day so I sat outside. Great service too, especially Connie.
Commonwealth Market is great for a daytime sandwich before or after kayaking! I love their patio, and they've got some great general market goods as well to pick up after you eat.
There are so many little restaurants over in Kendall square but this one is awesome! The staff was super helpful and nice. Plus the outdoor seating is a huge plus.
staff was very helpful, products were great
Super quick service and friendly staff! Got the smoked turkey sandwich and it was great.
great atmosphere with artisan goods. Enjoyed the visitt
Great sandwich. Side salad was uneventful.
Great food great atmosphere great service definitely will return
Sandwiches were tasty. We had the braised pork sandwich special which was very satisfying. Price for a sandwich $14 is a bit high but portions are accordingly generous.
Was hoping for a broader selection of grocery, but overall a cute place with very nice cheese.
Adorable cafe with a great atmosphere. The “market” is pretty small/limited options so I wouldn’t recommend grocery shopping there persay, but if you’re looking for fancy cheese or some chocolates it’s a good bet. Also the turmeric latte I got was deliciously spicy.
Great sandwiches. I wish the fries were cut thinner and made crispier.
Great fresh salad with chicken!
Great atmosphere and menu. Customer service was also great. Really enjoyed my time here.
Great prepared food and restaurant food
Just had a sandwich and a brownie from the market, but they were excellent.
Small but decent selection of snacks.
I love the food, the vibe and the look of Commonwealth, thanks!
Friendly staff. We did take out. Delicious sandwiches - love that they are not run of the mill sandwiches and ingredients. My iPhone is not letting me select a recommend level below. I’d give 5.
Great place....atmosphere, food, and service all first rate.
This NIFT was great! Commonwealth was awesome, I'll definitely go back.
Seemed like a nice place and would come back to try the restaurant side
Easy breezy intake, thank you!
Great lunch! We had the Crispy Cauliflower and Crispy Salmon Cake sandwiches... both, as well as the duck fat french fries were excellent!
I have eaten at Commonwealth restaurant before and the food is good. I find their surcharge to pay their employees disingenuous. If they want to pay their employees more, then raise their prices. Don't add some bogus service charge that artificially raises prices to appear that they are not overpriced. I tried to go to their site and check their hours. I went out of my way to visit only to find them closed for a private party. They have social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and don't use
Awesome menu selection and the food is great! The customer service was spot on and very helpful. Thank you Commonwealth for a great experience.
They were super nice to me and help me with my questions the food and their products in the Market are delicious. I recommend this place. It was a great find.
Great cheese counter.
Excellent meal and service!
Good food. A little pricy but good
I got products from their snack table - the cookies I got were really good. Nice environment if you wanted to stay for a sit down meal as well.
I had a delicious kale salad with a salmon cake and lemon dressing to go! But this is the only thing I tried. Other selections look great too. When I’m in Cambridge again, I’ll go back
Commonwealth is among the greatest restaurant in this area -- and it's all due to the staff. These people are talented, and above all, joyful and welcoming. They're people you can't help but want to hang out with.
Sandwiches we're tasty and made with fresh and quality ingredients.baked goods we're also good.
Commonwealth Market & Restaurant was great! The employee who took my order was very helpful with suggestions and descriptions of the actual sandwiches. I ended up choosing the burrito and it was delicious and very filling! I also purchased a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie and it was great too! I will definitely go back!
I went to the cafe side for a casual lunch. Very nice and friendly staff at the counter. I had the gyro and a cappuccino. The gyro was delicious- especially the pickled peppers and chewy bread. The sauce was supposed to be pumpkin based but I didn’t really taste that (although I liked the sauce). Cappuccino was average a little weak but pretty good overall. Everything seemed to be a dollar or two more than what you would expect but I would be happy to pay given the good service and high quality.
Nice selection of foods, many are packaged in such a way that would make them great as gifts, even if a few are out of my price range. Nice bar and restaurant atmosphere too
5/5! The salad I ordered was delicious and the people were super helpful and pleasant! I definitely want to come back!
Great food and friendly staff
Helpful staff and tasty gourmet items, though not a big selection. The tempting sandwich menu looks worth a return trip!
We had a great time at the bar/restaurant. Awesome cocktails, especially the Dirty Italian! We will definitely be back.
Incredible! Delicious sandwich and fries - definitely going back soon!
Adorable. We got house granola and snacks! We will be back
The menu looks great! I bought packaged items "to go" but would like to go back for lunch one day. Glad to know this business exists!
It was great.
Fresh food. Friendly staff!
This place was awesome. First time there, the staff was incredibly nice and helpful and the products are great!
Easy to get to and nice selection. Thanks!
Great market, delicious smoked turkey sandwich!
Delicious food at reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and cozy seating - a winner all around.
I really enjoyed the food, fresh and good quality
It’s a cute little market with really friendly staff and delicious homemade ice cream!
I love this place! It's been one of my favorite spots to go after work since they opened in 2014.
Wonderful place. Great food and incredibly nice staff!
Kind and courteous staff. Beautiful space. Great food.
Getting lunch at Commonwelath was a true weekday treat. The atmosphere was unbeatable and the food was scrumptious.
Good food and accommodating to people’s food restrictions.
The warm fudgy brownie sundae was pretty good. The brownie wasn't too fudgy and it had crisp edges so it didn't taste like a cake. The sunshine cake was a bit dry though and the cheesecake in the middle was thick and dense. The server was polite. However, the restaurant was very hot inside and opened really low ac on a 90 degree day.
Delicious pastrami sandwich and cookie!
I have never heard of this restaurant and it isn't in my neighborhood. But I was in the neighborhood now for a weekly meeting, and now I know this place where I can get dinner on weeknights before I head to my meeting. I am appreciative to know of this placeo .
Great spot for a gourmet snack or a fresh daytime meal.
Lovely people, lovely place.
Lovely little store! We used the nift for tea and their homemade ice cream! We'll certainly be back!
Nice staff and a variety of appealing food options, and the food looked fairly reasonably priced, but the snacks and beverages were too pricey for me.
great restaurant! didn't offer things on their menu when I went to visit which was strange, but the sandwiches were good! I will be back!
11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142