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.

Alexandra, January 8, 2020

Good atmosphere for drinks and dinner with friends.

Nireesha, December 18, 2019

Sandwich and fries were huge

Njeri, December 12, 2019

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.

E, December 12, 2019

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.

Xing, December 12, 2019

always great food and service

S, December 7, 2019

Cute place with great food!

Gina, December 6, 2019

really yummy sandwich

Daron, December 5, 2019

Enjoyed the Brie and cheddar!

Tuli, December 2, 2019

Great Kale Salad with roasted chicken....

Michael, November 28, 2019

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.

Blake, November 25, 2019

Friendly staff. Nice interior. Good food.

Steve, November 23, 2019

Nice selection of gourmet snacks

Lauren, November 23, 2019

excellent atmoshphere

Kathy, November 23, 2019

it was ok! fries were too thick

Amy, November 21, 2019

Great food

Thuy, November 20, 2019

The black bean and quinoa burger was excellent! So tasty!

Bonnie, November 20, 2019

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.

Karima, November 19, 2019

Great staff and cookies !

Deanna, November 19, 2019

Good food and variety

Tiffany, November 18, 2019

Amazing selection of cheeses in the market

Lilly, November 18, 2019

cute atmosphere, good cheeses.

Justina, November 12, 2019

Some of the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten I found there!

Victoria, November 11, 2019

Great spot fantastic

Robert, November 8, 2019

I really liked it a lot! Burger was delicious and filling!

Misbah, November 7, 2019

It was great food!

Vania, November 2, 2019

Great food!

Vanya, November 2, 2019

It was delicious. The staff was amazing and super nice!

Cathie, October 30, 2019

It was a nice interesting place

Kaustubh, October 29, 2019

Delicious food & great atmosphere

Michelle, October 26, 2019

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!

Aileen, October 21, 2019

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.

Gary, October 12, 2019

Tasty but small and expensive

Sara, October 10, 2019

Great food! Comfortable atmosphere

Anna, October 8, 2019

Good food great taste, nice service

Saumil, October 5, 2019

Great breakfast sandwiches

Ivan, October 5, 2019

Delicious breakfast sandwiches, cool, old-school market ambiance.

Shawn, October 3, 2019

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.

Erin, October 1, 2019

Great service and food

Erik, September 30, 2019

Was an error- didn’t use and nift helped me fix this problem

Jordan, September 30, 2019

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 :)

Celine, September 27, 2019

Used the Nift for the Market, which was cute and had local items (snacks, cheeses, meat, crackers, chocolate, etc). Very friendly staff!

Heidi, September 27, 2019

the employee working at the marketplace was attentive and friendly, and the selection of food was modest but great for my snacking needs

Catherine Anne, September 26, 2019

More of a restaurant than a market. Friendly service, food creative.

Fred, September 25, 2019

Pleasant service, incredible food!

Micaela, September 16, 2019

Amazing options and everything was so fresh!!

Caitlin, September 15, 2019

Wonderful service and the food was incredibly delicious!!!

Ashley, September 13, 2019

The service is great here and each dish was delicious without fail!

La, September 12, 2019

Great outdoor space! Love the ambiance.

Johanna, September 8, 2019

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

Alan, September 7, 2019

Great food

Becky, September 3, 2019

Very fast service, salmon cake sandwich is delicious

Nicol, August 24, 2019

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.

Christine, August 13, 2019

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!

Taylor, August 12, 2019

The girls who were helping me at the store were very friendly and helpful.

Joshua, July 26, 2019

Thanks, Nift. Really appreciate the gift.

Geraldine, July 23, 2019

Delicious sandwich.

Scott, July 23, 2019

Food was very good and enough to be more than full! The prices though a little high.

Patricia, July 20, 2019

Commonwealth was great! Redeeming the nift card was a bit confusing, and in the end it all worked out.

Madeleine, July 10, 2019

My kale salad with beets, grains and nuts was delicious...staff was pleasant and efficient.

Barbara, June 13, 2019

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.

Bonnie, June 4, 2019

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.

Trish, May 25, 2019

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.

Josephine, May 16, 2019

staff was very helpful, products were great

Rohan, April 30, 2019

Super quick service and friendly staff! Got the smoked turkey sandwich and it was great.

Kayden, April 24, 2019

great atmosphere with artisan goods. Enjoyed the visitt

Jin, April 23, 2019

Great sandwich. Side salad was uneventful.

Salvatore, April 21, 2019

Great food great atmosphere great service definitely will return

Howie, April 7, 2019

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.

Zenobia, March 31, 2019


Amy, March 27, 2019

Was hoping for a broader selection of grocery, but overall a cute place with very nice cheese.

Caroline, February 26, 2019

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.

Rachel, February 23, 2019

Great sandwiches. I wish the fries were cut thinner and made crispier.

Midori, February 23, 2019

Great fresh salad with chicken!

Roberta, February 17, 2019

Great atmosphere and menu. Customer service was also great. Really enjoyed my time here.

Chelsea, February 10, 2019

Great prepared food and restaurant food

Julia, January 30, 2019

Just had a sandwich and a brownie from the market, but they were excellent.

Ceallaigh, January 26, 2019

Small but decent selection of snacks.

Jeanette, January 26, 2019

I love the food, the vibe and the look of Commonwealth, thanks!

Eric, January 21, 2019

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.

Jodi, January 20, 2019

Great place....atmosphere, food, and service all first rate.

Marc, January 16, 2019

This NIFT was great! Commonwealth was awesome, I'll definitely go back.

Amanda, January 14, 2019

Seemed like a nice place and would come back to try the restaurant side

Hector, January 7, 2019

Easy breezy intake, thank you!

Uzma, January 4, 2019

Great lunch! We had the Crispy Cauliflower and Crispy Salmon Cake sandwiches... both, as well as the duck fat french fries were excellent!

Jonathan, January 2, 2019

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

Gregory, December 23, 2018

Awesome menu selection and the food is great! The customer service was spot on and very helpful. Thank you Commonwealth for a great experience.

Colin, December 21, 2018

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.

Ileana, December 18, 2018

Great cheese counter.

Alex, December 16, 2018

Excellent meal and service!

Brandon, December 15, 2018

Good food. A little pricy but good

Darren, December 14, 2018

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.

Caitlin, December 4, 2018

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

Laura Evans, November 26, 2018

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.

Matthew, November 23, 2018

Sandwiches we're tasty and made with fresh and quality ingredients.baked goods we're also good.

Jason, November 17, 2018

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!

Jennifer, November 14, 2018

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.

Nick, November 13, 2018


Deborah, November 2, 2018

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

Eric, November 1, 2018

5/5! The salad I ordered was delicious and the people were super helpful and pleasant! I definitely want to come back!

Jillian, October 30, 2018

Great food and friendly staff

Chris, October 20, 2018

Helpful staff and tasty gourmet items, though not a big selection. The tempting sandwich menu looks worth a return trip!

Zarmik, October 20, 2018

We had a great time at the bar/restaurant. Awesome cocktails, especially the Dirty Italian! We will definitely be back.

Ana, October 19, 2018

Incredible! Delicious sandwich and fries - definitely going back soon!

Taran, October 14, 2018

Adorable. We got house granola and snacks! We will be back

Stacy, October 14, 2018

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!

Sherri, October 6, 2018


Patricia, October 5, 2018

It was great.

Dina, September 25, 2018

Fresh food. Friendly staff!

Tina, September 14, 2018

This place was awesome. First time there, the staff was incredibly nice and helpful and the products are great!

Eleni, September 13, 2018

Easy to get to and nice selection. Thanks!

Emily, September 12, 2018

Great market, delicious smoked turkey sandwich!

Alexandra, September 8, 2018

Delicious food at reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and cozy seating - a winner all around.

James, September 7, 2018

I really enjoyed the food, fresh and good quality

Carla, September 5, 2018

It’s a cute little market with really friendly staff and delicious homemade ice cream!

Crystal, August 20, 2018

I love this place! It's been one of my favorite spots to go after work since they opened in 2014.

Jacob, August 13, 2018

Wonderful place. Great food and incredibly nice staff!

Tina, August 13, 2018


Claire, August 12, 2018


Georgia, August 12, 2018

Kind and courteous staff. Beautiful space. Great food.

LAUREN, August 11, 2018

Getting lunch at Commonwelath was a true weekday treat. The atmosphere was unbeatable and the food was scrumptious.

Emily, August 7, 2018

Good food and accommodating to people’s food restrictions.

Aakanksha, July 28, 2018

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.

Pat, July 27, 2018

Delicious pastrami sandwich and cookie!

Sam, July 21, 2018

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 .

Laura, July 17, 2018

Great spot for a gourmet snack or a fresh daytime meal.

Andrew, July 13, 2018

great food

Kalie, July 13, 2018

Lovely people, lovely place.

Andrew, July 12, 2018

Lovely little store! We used the nift for tea and their homemade ice cream! We'll certainly be back!

Joshua, July 11, 2018

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.

Samantha, July 9, 2018

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!

Johanna, July 1, 2018
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11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142

Commonwealth Market & Restaurant