Bergamot
Bergamot

Bergamot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bergamotrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6175767700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Pooler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Harvard (Red Line)
    #86 Bus (Cleveland Circle, Sullivan Sq via Harvard Sq)
    #83 Bus (Rindge Avenue, Central Sq via Porter Sq)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE Private lot next to the restaurant at 120 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143
A word from Bergamot
Bergamot is all about neighborhood hospitality and Progressive American cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bergamot reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (114)special occasion (94)neighborhood gem (89)romantic (62)notable wine list (39)good for groups (11)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good dinner
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very much enjoyed dinner at Bergamot. Food was inventive and tasty. Atmosphere unpretentious. Wait staff was extremely attentive, especially to my food allergies, recommending dishes that I could eat and readily making substitutions for side dishes. Only downside was my dining partner complained that the pork on his dish contained a great deal of fat on it that was hard to see and trim in the low lighting.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful dinner! Attentive service, delicious menu choices that demonstrate creativity in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A superb dining spot, one that I would think of first when taking friends not from the Boston area out to eat
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Starters and main courses were well prepared and we greatly enjoyed our meals. The desserts were too "imaginative" for out tastes and one or two traditional choices would have been appreciated.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    ravenwell
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we had the chef's tasting and it was wonderful. what a great take on eggplant parm! at first it tasted like any ordinary egg plant parm you would get at a standard sub shop but the more you ate of it the more creative it tasted. a true triumph of a dish. the wait staff were all top shelf. professional yet fun and not snobby at all. and hey they even have free parking in somerville! great for a special night out.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining with a creative chef
    NotGoodAtTennis
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a birthday dinner for 5. The food is superb and the recipes unusual. A little light on vegetarian items in the menu but a little negotiation with the waiter resulted in meatless versions of several items. The wine list is excellent but not extensive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You're a class act, Bergamot!
    MandG
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I spent 20 years working in and managing restaurants and often am hyper-critical when dining out. I have nothing but great things to say about our experience this week! The food is creative and delicious with gorgeous presentations. The wait staff is spot on - attentive but not distracting, super-professional. The libations are well done, but not over done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think Outside The Box!
    MHMHVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Combinations of food that you could never imagine - that really work and are fantastic! You must try the pork liver mousse and preserves - you'll be eating desert before dinner. This is fine dining at its most creative and delicious. And the waitstaff are among the best this world traveler has experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • First Class Dining
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our first time dining at Bergamot was a wonderful experience. The presentation of items we ordered, portion size, and the attentiveness to our table from filling water glasses to pacing the servings was as good as it gets. Our wait person, Lisa, explained the menu items very well and answered our questions with perfect knowledge. Her professional attention to our every need was remarkable. An excellent dining experience. We shall definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food, bad service
    Live2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We returned to Bergamot after reading a glowing re-review in the Boston Globe. The experience, however, fell short of expectation. Our food was fine. Not great. An appetizer with peach and crispy ham was lovely, but fish - both cod & red fish - were bland and uninspired. Dessert was a collection of flavors that were odd together at best. But the service was genuinely poor. Two notable examples: our cocktails didn't arrive until after the appetizers (and after repeated request), and when one of our party answered yes to another slice of bread, that too took a second inquiry, and then our waiter put the slice on the bread plate by reaching in front of the diner's face, while he was eating! Will not be returning.
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  • Allergy Friendly
    Annie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This establishment is very accommodating for diners with food restrictions and allergies. The servers and chefs worked closely together to create a three course prix fixe that was dairy free.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Delicious, original food. Attentive but not intrusive waitstaff. A great place for a celebratory dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dowitcher
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was delightful. Among other things,we had a stellar soft shell crab that was served with delicious pasta and the ingredients were fresh and perfectly prepared. Our server was knowledgable and attentive. The maître de was welcoming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    MouthHappy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Of the four of us, three were VERY happy with our meals. The charcuterie plate was delicious, I loved my creamed morels, my son was a bit disappointed with his steak (or, more specifically, the sauce on it). But the menu changes all the time. Check it out online. I'm already looking forward to my next chance to eat there.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful As Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent meal at Rendezvous. The Desserts were standout--roasted plum with adzuki bean paste, matcha something or other, kasha (!) icecream was delicious. The Tapioca coconut pudding came wrapped in a sesame tuile that was crunchy and with a sorbet and fresh fruit that punched it up. I had the morels in a cream sauce, lamb ravioli (superb), peaches and ham (great), soft shelled crab on pasta (surprisingly good). I'm not crazy about their wine selection because its too french and astringent for my taste but they really care about what they are serving and it shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seasonal ingredients
    capella
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Imaginative use of seasonal ingredients: roasted peaches and pancetta; asparagus; fresh fava beans; Deconstructed desserts a surprise. Tables for two along the far wall are too crowded. Waiters' derrieres scraped our bread plates. We feared for our wine bottle while waiters served adjacent tables.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Delicious!
    MarsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Once again Bergamot delivers a delicious and rewarding dining experience. We started with the lamb raviolis and the asparagus salad, followed by the salmon and the roasted hake for dinner. It was all quite tasty!! Service was also excellent with observant but not obtrusive wait staff. We don't eat here often enuf!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    vertexduo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    For the appetizer, we had the charcuterie which was excellent, especially the head cheese. Entre was cod and dessert was strawberries and peaches. Portions a bit small, but well prepared.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavors
    FautVivre
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The dishes were from local ingredients and were cooked with much thought to flavor - nothing too brash or unusual, but just interesting and subtle flavors that complemented each other. The charcuterie plate included a homemade sausage (pork I think) with pistachio and sundried tomato - and other subtle and harmonious flavors. I would love to have it again. Definitely French influence, but also loca-vore. Everything was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    sitogether
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    perfect birthday pick fun selections changing basic starts to extraodinary finishes
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somerville, and the dining is easy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Somerville food scene is really on the rise and Bergamot is among the best. The $42 fixed price menu is a very good value. The food is more Mediterranean than anything else but is not easy to classify. The seven course tasting menus at $75 with wine pairing sagaciously priced at $50 gives you the opportunity to sample a wide range of their offerings and is has never let us down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    Ficklefoodie1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had dinner at Bergamont on a Saturday evening and we were not disappointed. The cocktails, wine list, food quality and presentation were excellent. We look forward to our next dinner. Also, very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Foodie6VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My friend and I had an incredible meal here - we chose to do the prix fixe, although I went with a couple of items that had an up-charge. The asparagus salad was fresh and delicious, my sirloin steak was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The cheese course for dessert brought me right back to vacationing in Europe! The service was excellent as well. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    hungryman
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Overall a nice experience. The food was interesting, lovely flavor and spice combinations. The stuffed poblano pepper was excellent as were the carne offerings. The service was cordial if a tad over eager.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food with unique tastes
    akira
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Bergamot is a cute high-end restaurant in Sommerville with classy american fare. I went there on a sunday evening for a date, arriving to a quiet half-filled restaurant. It had a relaxed and upscale atmosphere Bergamot offers one of the best Prix Fixe deals around - $42 for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. My date got the prix fixe and we shared the appetizer and dessert. This turned out to be the perfect amount of food. We got the house-made Charcuterie, grilled swordfish, pan-roasted cod with strawberries and apricots to finish off. The cod was the highlight of the meal - a perfect fish with a buttery fondu sauce compliment. My only complaint was the service asked if we were done a bit too often. Other than that, a delicious dinner.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Another great meal at Bergamot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and ha a great time. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We even received a couple of amuse bouche type items during the meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Boston area
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The combination of taste, presentation, service and ambiance is overall the best in Boston area. We also like Hungry Mother, and EVOO and Catalyst had their day too but have declined relatively over a few years. Magnificent dining.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a lovely, lovely evening at Bergamot - the host was friendly in a genuine way, our server was patient and didn't hover, and the food was scrumptious. There aren't that many places I've been in the Boston area that offer this combination of consistently good food with an upscale - yet not pretentious - atmosphere. Thanks!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    agtcool
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Dined at Bergamot on a Sunday and, though it seemed fairly busy, the staff was very attentive and we wanted for nothing. Our server was very knowledgeable and they had a great menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant!
    marlot313
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was amazing. Definitely try this place. I'll be back again soon!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • continued gem
    dancingshrimp
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I hadn't been to Bergamot for years. It's still the great restaurant I remember. Nice variety on the menu, wonderfully prepared food, friendly service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect in every way
    Peony5VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Appealing ambiance: warm, inviting, tables not too close. Graciously greeted as we arrived, given the seating I'd requested, staff professional, , cheerful, but not intrusive, wonderful wine list and menu. The pri fixe menu was inclusive...all the choices as the a la carte menu, and between courses little amusee buche - gift of the chef. The food was superb - imaginative, perfectly cooked, wonderful. It was a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • A wonderful evening at Bergamot!
    guido
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Bergamot continues to delight. Our dinners were deliciously inventive, emphasizing seasonal local ingredients. The wine list has moved away from its lovely Loire valley focus to more mainstream selections but has many fine selections. Service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RevereVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Bergamot was outstanding. It always is. It is the best restaurant in Cambridge and Boston. The food is superb. The service is friendly, gracious and attentive. It is our "go-to" restaurant for all occasions.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Bergamot,and will definitely return. The food and service were great! Our only comments were that the crab pierogi appetizer while delicious, was a bit heavy. Also, there needs to be a little more attention paid to the bathrooms. One of them was very wet on the floor by the toilet to the point we didn't want to use it-either create separate bathrooms for men and women or keep a better eye on cleaning them during the evening. While this latter comment is not about the food which really was wonderful, in our view cleanliness of bathrooms are a reflection of the restaurant as well so hopefully that can be corrected. Other than those two minor things, we would definitely recommend Bergamot and will be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barbVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Had the price fix dinner and enjoyed every mouthful! Loved the little "amuse bouche" …..we had three of them! I had the flank steak and my husband had the vegetable strudel…….both wonderful!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    BennettPrescott
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Went for our anniversary, and was a fantastic experience. Quick, personal service without feeling snooty. Fantastic food, highly recommend the pork back. Wine was well recommended by our waitress, and the restaurant served us a little champagne before dinner in honor of the occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Another great dinner at Bergamot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've been coming to Bergamot since it opened and have never been disappointed. Even an avowed liver hater thoroughly enjoyed the chicken liver mousse on the house charcuterie platter, and grilled swordfish and pork loin (a special) entrees were delicious and inventive. We passed on dessert, but were delighted by a complimentary offering of hibiscus sorbet with after-dinner coffee and single malt.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Marie
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The appetizers and main dishes were amazing. The mahi-mahi was excellent. The service was great, very friendly and helpful in selected the dishes and wines. A bit disappointed by the desserts though
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  • Perfect three course meal
    TrixieBeaver
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I had heard so much buzz about this spot that we simply had to try it. So when my boyfriend's birthday came around, it was an obvious choice. The three course prix fixe menu is very moderately priced (only $42) and you can choose from anything on the menu. And oh my was everything delicious! It's hard to pick out a favorite but the highlight of our dinner had to be dessert. Combination of flavors all around was innovative and very very tasty! The complimentary amouse bouche, mango gelato, and lavender corncake throughout the meal were a nice touch. Definitely coming back here for special occasions!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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