Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Foundry is Open in Davis Square, Somerville

We have been watching the space that was occupied by the Bowl and Board on Elm Street in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville. A new restaurant has opened there, called the Foundry.

The place has a long bar down the left side and tables down the right side. The food is brasserie meets tavern, with entrees in the $18 range, sandwiches in the $10 range, and a bar menu mostly under $10. Did I mention the raw bar?

We had heard there was to be a music club, but that hasn't opened yet and will be in the basement, in the the space that used to be the Jimmy Tingle Theater. The restaurant says the downstairs club will have a separate entrance.

If this sounds like the same formula as the street level Independent and basement level Precinct in Union Square, that's no surpise as owner Ken Kelly is the new force in the Somerville club scene. David Flanagan is co-owner & general manager.

Move over Burren. The Foundry was full on Saturday and Sunday nights this Columbus Day weekend, so you might want to think about dinner reservations.

Location: 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144
Phone: 617) 628-9999
Mon-Sat: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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