Have it your way at Commonwealth

Photos by Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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Commonwealth is the new restaurant and market from former Fenway Park executive chef Steve “Nookie” Postal. You may be familiar with Postal from his turn on Bravo reality show “Around the World in 80 Plates.” And you may be familiar with Commonwealth from the website Eater, where he chronicled the process of opening the restaurant. Now it’s time to actually taste the food. The Kendall Square restaurant focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and clean, clear flavors. There are raw bar selections and salads, mix-and-match proteins and sides, and ice cream with accompaniments (doughnut holes, salted caramel sauce) for dessert. In the open kitchen, a team of chefs is at work, headed by Nookie, looking genial. Decor is warm, rustic but modern.

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