Best of Boston

2014 BEST Al Fresco Restaurant

Commonwealth

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.

11 Broad Canal Way Cambridge 617-945-7030 commonwealthcambridge.com