2014 Best Al Fresco Restaurant

Commonwealth already had a lot going for it—Full-service market! Parking!—but this spring, the Kendall Square restaurant upped its game further with a sprawling, Broad Canal—facing patio. Anything you order—may we suggest the flatiron steak from Maine’s Pineland Farms?—will be a mere warm-up for the serious ice cream menu, with roughly a dozen creative, homemade flavors.

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