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Welcome to Commonwealth, our new "farm to table" restaurant & market in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Commonwealth is our new "farm to table" restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts slated to open this Fall! 

At Commonwealth, our focus will be on you, as well as preparing the very best local seasonal ingredients that New England has to offer.  We are located in booming Kendall Square and Chef Steve (“Nookie”) Postal and his team are excited to bring this project to fruition.

Our goal at Commonwealth will be to work with our favorite local farmers, cheesemongers and fishermen to bring the freshest tastes possible, right now.  Sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest to execute, so doing it right is all in the technique.  Amazing food should not be trapped in the confines of the white tablecloth elite.  Our philosophy is to create  a place where both Foodies and Grandparents can co-exist and receive the same fine dining experience.  Our guests will feel just as comfortable eating a Brambly Farms Pig Head Roulade as an old fashioned roast chicken with whipped potatoes. Polish . . . without the formality.  No pretentiousness here.   Just good solid honest food. 


  
Commonwealth isn't only a restaurant, it's a market too, where we will carefully select each item so you have the assurance that you’ll be getting superior quality every day. We have worked with our purveyors for many years, and those relationships are what allow us to offer you the opportunity to "shop like a chef".   The market can be used as a quick stop in the morning for a fresh brewed George Howell latte with a perfect blueberry muffin, to lunch where we will be featuring lots of cool, funky salads and sandwiches. And at night, we will be providing fully composed meals-to-go like an old-fashioned roast chicken with glazed chantenay carrots and whipped potato as well a myriad of fresh hand made pastas and sauces. A perfect place to stock up on your essentials too: milk, butter, cheese. All local sourced, with a focus on sustainability,


Construction is already well underway at our waterside location and we are "full-steam ahead".   We have come a long way and invested heavily in the design and functionality, but we still need to buy lots of things including plates, glasses and kitchen equipment . . . and we need YOUR help to finish it off. 

This Kickstarter campaign for Commonwealth is an opportunity for friends, family, and the broader community to be a founding part of our new restaurant and market concept.  A successful Kickstarter response will help us in our final push to open the doors this Fall.  We are almost there and with your help we can put the final pieces in place.  This is not just another restaurant.  This is an answer to a need the community has been searching for. This is OUR dream . . . but we want to share it with YOU! Please help back us in our final sprint to the finish line,  and, remember, no matter the amount . . .  every Lil’ Bit helps.  
 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As with all start ups we have a number of challenges, and what ifs. But it is important to be able to adapt and "roll with the punches". Our team has been through the ropes before, and is ready to tackle this project. This is truly our dream, and success is important to us. We can't predict the future, but we can set ourselves up for success. With all the many moving pieces associated with launching a restaurant and market, our proven ability to adapt to challenges is one of our greatest strengths.

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    1 Jar of Commonwealth's own Homemade Jam, and an 8 oz bag of Nookie's Killer BBQ Rub

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    Picnic Lunch for 2 featuring Local New England Cheeses and Cured Meats from New England Charcurterie

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