One of my favorites!Bergamot has quickly become one of our favorite places to be for special occasions/date nights. We sat at the bar and were overwhelmingly pleased w/ the service and food- were able to take advantage of the regular and bar menus! Bartenders were amazing, gave great suggestions and took time to explain the food and drinks we ordered. We had a great night and really enjoyed watching our bartenders at work. We were even given complimentary amus bouche and a palette cleanser of cherry hibiscus sorbet.
Food ordered: oysters, garlic soup, scallops, lobster melt, and keylime cheesecake w/ coconut 3 ways for dessert. All were amazing and though portions seem small at first glance, they are rich and filling and larger portions aren't necessary.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a tripIt was a rainy Thursday night as we drove from Hingham to Somerville to celebrate our anniversary at Bergamot. After an hour and a half on the road, we were beginning to question if we had made a good decision to head into town for dinner. That question now gets a resounding "Yes". Particularly memorable were the bread pudding appetizer and the pistachio risotto, and everyone from the front door, to our waitress and the rest of the service team couldn't have been warmer or more gracious. A memorable dining experience that we look forward to repeating.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe asparagus with ricottaThe asparagus with ricotta and lardons was out of this world!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous birthday dinnerWe had a wonderful birthday dinner. Everything was excellent -- the food, service, the prices and experience. Would highly recommend and will be coming back for years for many special occasions.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely eveningFour of us dining - - could only get 5:45 pm reservations on a Saturday evening. Turned out perfectly - - maybe because we're getting to that age......... Table looked beautiful, accoustics are very good, service attentive, and bread/parmesan butter was delish. We were very happy with our meals - flat iron steak and halibut. Also enjoyed the desserts and cheese selection.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal favorite!We go here fairly regularly and have always had wonderul food, excellent service and very good drinks. Menu is seasonal and creative and flavors are interesting and delicious!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotWe love bergamot. The menu is small but we loved our meals. Halibut was the best seafood I have in recent memory. My
Husband loved the scallops and he usually orders beef! Appetizers a bit small on portion size but dessert course was wonderful so was glad not to be too full for the wonderfully refreshing Sorbet and rhubarb cake. perfect ending to an exceptional meal!
Would recommend it and we will return soon.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood spotWe really like the menu and the ambiance. This was our second visit; the staff was much friendlier and more relaxed this time than on our first visit last year. The food was very high quality and interesting both times; great wine list.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great servicebut desserts are not spectacular. Next time I would skip dessert.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ramp soup, appetizer,The ramp soup, appetizer, scallops entrée and hanger steak entrée were all excellent. Terrific flavors! Desserts were light, innovative and delicious. The fixe price dinner is a great bargain!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my wife's birthday.We celebrated my wife's birthday. The resturant made us feel special and the food was wonderful.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!This was our first time at Bergamont. The food was excellent and the service was great. We will definitely come back and recommend it it our friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Saturday/birthday dinner.The bartender is great. The Elisabetta - bourbon, amare nonino, and cynar - is a favorite. Wines by the glass were good value. Crispy mushroom bread pudding followed by roast chicken for me. The birthday girl had Mango ceviche, fish with peas three ways. The appetizers and dessert were the standouts. I rarely order chicken but was really happy that I did. The pea tendrils with the fish were really interesting. Dessert was a pistacchio financier - tasty and not too sweet. We didn't let on that it was a birthday dinner and it was a festive evening without the announcement.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantasticThis was our first time at Bergamot and we have tried to get in in the past. The food was really outstanding. We had the risotto and the trout and they were delicious! Go-you won't be disappointed.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food but tables too closeExcellent food and service at this fine restaurant. My one complaint is that all the tables for two are too close together - private conversation is just not possible.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant, food and ambianceI would certainly this restaurant to anyone. I know the food is described as American but I would not restrain it with this definition since there was some French influence. The waitress told me that the menu changes everything. It was simply delicious, I had the scallops while my cousin had the risotto and we both loved it. The $39 prix fix menu is the best deal in town for such a high class restaurant. Then you the free parking in the lot, and this is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have the formulaI've been going to Bergamot for a while. The food it excellent and the service is incredibly attentive, competent ,and sophisticated. A very European fine dining experience.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at reasonable pricesI had heard that Bergamot was a very good restaurant and the Prix Fixe menu looked interesting (appetizer, entree and dessert for a set price). A few of the items added a couple of bucks to the set price but overall it had a good to slightly high price. I was worried that we were dressed too casual, but the wait staff actually wear jeans although the place still looks upscale.
The menu had a nice range of options and it was difficult to choose as they all looked great. And they really were great.
I would easily go back next time I am in Boston.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service I have had...The service at Bergamot was phenominal. Wait staff's wine pairing was perfect along with all her menu suggestions.
Definitely going back!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemWe had a wonderful experience at Bergamot. Every aspect of the evening was spot on thanks to the staff. Service was top notch and I can't really say enough about the food. Bergamot thank you for a great food and wine experience!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL!We went to Bergamot to celebrate a recent college graduation. The service was very attentive. One in our party had numerous food allergies and the staff was able to offer substitutions without sacrificing the wonderful quality of the meal. I had the risotto (best I have ever tasted) 2 had the steak and 1 the scallops. No one spoke throughout the meal.. so very yummy!! Try their house made sorbet.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous mealExcellent meal from appetizers to desert. The scallops were to die for. I will be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!My ONLY reservation about Bergamot is that some of the food was too salty. They were very accommodating about modifying ingredients to suit our particular dietary restrictions but we neglected to say anything about salt. My hunch is that a lot of it was finished with salt which would easily have been omitted. Otherwise it was a wonderful meal. Very interesting ingredients and unusual combinations. Everything was delicious and the service was absolutely impeccable!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a special occasionMade a reservation for two, but was running a little late. The host was very accommodating and understanding even though it was a Saturday evening. When we were sat at a table, I felt like we received a good amount of attention. The food was fabulous and the whole experience was amazing. They remembered the note I left about my boyfriend's birthday and brought out dessert with a candle. I definitely recommend this place to others looking for a great dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Good Choice For DinnerThe food was pretty darn good; nice, fresh flavors, fairly creative and artistically displayed. The menu was short and and simple so choosing was straight forward and the prices very reasonable. The wine list, too was focused and had some great food wines that were also very good values. I could see eating here often.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent service and food.excellent service and food. we will be going back. we have already recommended it to many family and friends.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Bergamot is aThe food at Bergamot is a good value because they have prix fixe meals which consist of three courses for $39! The menu is very creative, and the food is beautifully prepared.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood findGood food, parking, great service, and able to converse with your company which is getting harder and harder to find. I found the prices to be more then fair.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEVERYTHING HOPED FORI'm very picky, not easily impressed. our meal at Bergamot was fantastic, from start to finish. I ordered scallops which I seldom do, because restaurants usually disappoint, they were amazing........ highly recommend. Three of us (one a young Italian man who had been displeased with all the "American" food he had eaten in this country up this meal) were entirely pleased with our dinner! Keep up the good work.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Enjoyed it!Great service beginning with outstanding potato bread, and offer to taste various wines by the glass until one found you like. Beet appetizers fantastic - mango cerviche a little underwhelming. Hanger steaks and scallops fabulous. At prix fixe of $39 we had desserts as well and all were great. Nice room and atmosphere - plenty of helpful service people around. You'll enjoy it - limited menu - 5-6 appetizers and entrees - so review menu first and make sure something you'll like before going.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYet againBergamot hits a home run. We took my father for this 64th birthday. It was his first time and our third. We could not have had a nicer evening. Great cocktails, a friendly waiter, stellar food and a cheese plate I'm still thinking about. We keep coming back because everything is done so well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently top notch fromConsistently top notch from greeting at the door to wait service through delicious food in reasonable portions. One of three best restaurants in Cambridge.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal foodie gemWhatever they are paying the chef here, it isn't enough. I've been to this restaurant (which for me is a local one) a dozen times, and I've never been disappointed. The dishes are consistently both imaginative and delicious. My companion and I, who had recently been to Menton, agreed that the food was less élaboré but as enjoyable on its own terms, and for 1/2 the price. The wine list is small, but full of inexpensive gems from Loire and southern France. It complements the food beautifully. Service is warm and efficient but sometimes a bit over-attentive. Good local crowd of happy diners, a pleasant buzz of conversation but not so noisy that you can't talk in comfort.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBergamot is superb!The food at Bergamot is superb: complex, creative, beautifully presented. Two of the most outstanding and unusual items were the crisp mushroom bread pudding appetizer and the rhubarb clafoutis, unlikely as they both sound. Our server was practically poetic in her descriptions of dishes. The service was impeccable. When our appetizers were delayed (because someone had ordered 48 oysters at the very moment our order went in), we received both apologies and free asparagus, even though we had not noticed the delay. This place is fabulous. Give it a try.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in SomervilleThis is the third time I dine @ Bergamot and it never fails to impress me. The wine list is great, the service outstanding and the food delicious and consistent. All dishes are great and the changing menu is always fantastic. Not only that, but one of the few places where you get your money's worth and have free parking. I know this will not be my last visit.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique, well prepared dishesUnique, well prepared dishes highlighting locally available products. Well done. Service was top notch.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSituated in a quiet neighborhoodSituated in a quiet neighborhood not far from Harvard Square (which means easy parking if the free lot near the restaurant is full), Bergamot offers an imaginative menu that mixes interesting flavors into familiar dishes. We had the pork tenderloin and the broiled scallops both of which were excellent. The $39 (sort of) prix fixe menu allows you to choose one appetizer, one entree and a dessert. It is available anytime; however, several of the items on the menu carry a small additional charge if ordered on the prix fixe menu. It is still a good deal though. And, the dessert menu offers a nice assortment of sweets including a chocolate marquise with caramel sauce and ginger ice cream that will impress any chocolate lover.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEat here. Drink here. ExcellentEat here. Drink here. Excellent food, knowledgable, engaging, and creative mixologist, and the $39 prixe fixe opfion is a great value. Not to forget the tasty little extras they provide before some courses.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBergamont just gets betterBergamont just gets better and better. We can't say enough about the quality of the service and the creativity of the menu. Usually restaurants plateau after a few years but Bergamont just continues improve and entice us.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat quality experienceService and quality of food outstanding. The Maitre D always impeccably polite and knowledgable. Bergamot is really one fo the rising stars in the Boston restaurant scene.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMService was attentive andService was attentive and excellent and couldn't have been happier with the food and service. The Crispy Mushroom Bread Pudding with a poached egg on top of the mushroom bread pudding and all the flavors worked really well together. All the flavors in chicken soup worked well together and the chicken in the soup was excellent. The pork tenderloin was tender and flavorful, accompanied with Fava Beans, Sunchokes, Carrots, and Farro, all the flavors worked really well together. Overall, we will definitely be back and highly recommend Bergamot.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad you are there!All four of us loved it - even my husband who is a "meat and potatoes" man - a well as me - and I'm a fussy foodie! We will definitely come again, but a little pricey for more than a special occasion. Service was exemplary! Parking a little bit of a problem, but not insurmontable -
I'm glad you are there!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic! TablesFood was fantastic! Tables a bit too close which made service a little tight. Server was ok but not too friendly or attentive. Would definitely return but hopefully will have a nicer server.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food to match the wineYou've got to love a restaurant that devotes an entire page of its wine menu to Loire Valley wines, but then add add elegantly clever food to that and you have a diner's paradise. The well-edited menu offers something for everyone, and it's all as wonderful to look at as it is to eat. This is probably in my top three restaurants in Greater Boston. You'd be wise to check out what all the fuss is about too (and parking is relatively easy).4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBergamot is very good, onlyBergamot is very good, only minor complaint is that premium window tables always seem to be held for friends of somewone there? For example I have booked for wife's B-Day well in advance of date, and requested one of these tables only to show up and be told that they are reserved for other parties. On other occassions I have showed up with a party of 4 after advance booking and saw two of these open, and was told that others had reserved. A minor compaint, but just being honest, it's a bit irksome.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, enhancedGreat experience, enhanced by our very capable server; the information she offered about drinks, food and wine was spot on and very helpful.
Very attentive service and food was truly outstanding. Great preparation, complex flavors and beautifully plated; worth traveling in from the 'burbs for the experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is quite good, althoughFood is quite good, although my wife's salmon was a touch dry.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally enjoyed our firstTotally enjoyed our first visit to Bergamot; it won't be our last! The three of us made a point of ordering all different things so we (me esp!) could sample more tastes....that was great. Two of us ordered the prix fix (3 courses). Charcuterie was delicious as was the smoked bean soup. I loved the pork chop as well. The pastry chef wrote "Happy 60th Birthday, Irma" on my dessert plate in chocolate...I hadn't mentioned it when we reserved but only mentioned it in passing to the server. So nice. We'll be back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't say enough positiveCan't say enough positive about this elegant dining experience--excellent food, excellent service, wonderful decor. The attention to detail is evident and the result is an outstanding dining experience. This was not my first time here nor will it be my last. Thank you!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Bergamot and it was fantastic the food was really interesting and innovative without feeling too precious or too over the top. The atmosphere was great and the servers were knowledgeable, nice and attentive. Can't wait to go back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM