Boston, MA | Commonwealth
Commonwealth is the first restaurant for Chef/Owner Steve “Nookie” Postal, a veteran chef of Fenway Park, Oleana and Casablanca. Located in Boston’s vibrant Kendall Square, Commonwealth is a restaurant/market hybrid offering the best New England has to offer. Fresh ingredients shine in simple execution, while a full bar features craft cocktails, local brews and vintages. Designed by RODE Architects, Inc., in 2013, the 6,500 square foot space brings a rustic feel to an otherwise tech-heavy neighborhood with reclaimed wood, vintage furniture like original school chairs and tables made of recycled shipping pallets. In 2012, Nookie was a finalist in “Around the World in 80 Plates” on Bravo network, circling the globe competing in culinary challenges in exotic places like Marrakesh, Florence and Buenos Aires. When filming completed, he returned to his job as Executive Chef at Boston’s landmark Fenway Park, where he worked for six years, during which the Red Sox won the World Series in 2007 and Fenway was at the peak of the city’s attention. Prior to his position at Fenway Park, Nookie worked as sous chef with the award-winning chef Ana Sortun at her restaurants, Casablanca and Oleana. While he was there, they were nominated for four James Beard Foundation Awards, including Best New Restaurant in the country. Nookie has cooked at the James Beard House in New York City three times with an upcoming dinner planned for June 2017. Recognized by Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” 2014 – Neighborhood Take Out, Kendall Square, Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” 2014 – Restaurant, Al Fresco, The Improper Bostonian “Boston’s Best” 2014 – Restaurant, Kendall Square and Eater National “25 Hottest Brunches Across the U.S. Right Now” 2014, Commonwealth is a favorite neighborhood hangout and dining destination, where good food can be enjoyed, plain and simple.