Bergamot
Bergamot

Bergamot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bergamotrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (617) 576-7700
  • 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
164 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (135)special occasion (102)neighborhood gem (100)romantic (55)notable wine list (46)hot spot (14)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • LPeats
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The cocktails and menu were very thoughtful and sometimes daring. The matsusiki mushroom dish was exceptional. The acoustics made it somewhat difficult to hear our dining companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for the level of the chef.
    nacho
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was pretentious, overprices and not well executed by the chef. For the price of the fix menu I don't understand why they don't have a sommelier, and the list of wines was very short. The food was just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great pre concert at Sanders theatre
    RegulardinerVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    we had a wonderful meal here before a concert at Sanders theatre. The food and service were superb, great cocktails, and parking in a lot. a great evening...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • behm
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Delicious food. Nice service. Not too loud. A great place for a nice evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great all over experience. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was exceptional. A little pricey but definitely got the taste value out of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it.
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I travelled up to Boston for the weekend, and ended up having dinner at bergamot. The restaurant was packed, and we were sitting about 8 inches away from the couple next to us. The $42 prixe fixe menu was good, but nothing to write home about. Service was a little slow, we waited 30 minutes for a salmon steak served medium rare. Long story short we should of waited for a table in north end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Bergamot was a place that we chose out of the blue. We noticed the great reviews and it was close to where we were. We are soooo glad that we found this place. We tried the 7 course tasting. Every course was delicious. They accommodated my fiance's food allergy and even gave us a custom desert at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food, spotty service
    ES17
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We both ordered the prix fix menu. Started with a charcuterie plate and beet salad. The charcuterie plate was surprisingly European, with 2 types of pate and an interesting sausage, but needed a jam or cornichons or something with it. It was only served with bread which seemed lacking. We both had the steak as an entree and a side of Brussels sprouts. The steak was cooked perfectly but very small, only about 6 ounces for an additional $4 on the prix fix meal price! The service wasn't great. We had different people come over and ask us to order when we already had. The server at the table next to us was great and we relied on overhearing her for specials. Our server suggested a white wine with steak when I asked for a red wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    iluvkittenz
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Love Bergamot!! The service is as great as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently amazing
    A18A
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We've been several times and both the food and service have been outstanding! I have food allergies (dairy) and don't eat meat, and have never had trouble finding delicious things at every course. If I need something tweeked on the menu, our waiters have always been both knowledgable and patient, while the kitchen has been more than accomidating and creative to boot! Great both for special (romantic) occasions and out of town of town guests (including parents).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Bergamot
    Colemink
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were here on a Friday evening with all the tables filled which added to the lively atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive as we had one person with a food allergy in our midst but he made sure everything was to our liking. Good wines were poured at our table so you could actually see what you are drinking. Food combinations were special and delicious in both texture and taste. This was our second time at Bergamot but we will keep it on our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    WestCambridgeLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Unlike most restaurants, this place just keeps getting better. The chef combines unexpected flavors and everything we ordered was sublime. Especially the desserts. We plan to come back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Sboston
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We chose the prix fixe menu which allows you to choose anything from the menu. All the food was fantastic! Husband got the braised beef lengua (which he's never had before), cod entree and deconstructed pear crumble. I got the roasted beets, veal roulade and kabocha squash cheesecake. The roasted brussels sprouts on the side were worth adding on! Service was helpful without being intrusive. The drink list was really interesting and cocktails were tasty. The kitchen sent out an intermezzo before dessert: apple and celery sorbet over peanut butter feuilletine. WOW! It sounds weird but the soft celery sorbet combined with the crunchy peanut butter crunch made for a delicious combo! Would definitely go back and try the 7-course tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant in the area
    Lile
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Delicious food from A to Z. Service was perfect. Super friendly. We asked for some advice for the wine and end up with something really nice. Cocktails are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    cambridgekal
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Some family members who enjoy food came to town and dinner at Bergamot seemed the perfect way to start their visit. We enjoyed three delicious courses, an excellent wine, and some of the best service in town. They couldn't stop saying what a wonderful meal it had been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always excellent
    Dick
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We have eaten at Bergamot regularly ever since it opened. It is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food/wine menu
    GoingOut
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed the people here - the staff was very friendly while being very professional and doing a great job. The food was hit/miss - we tried a cod special but it was dry, while I had the cod entree and it was perfect! Good menu options, great price, nice wine list, attentive service, the place is only lacking ambiance; it seemed like just one big room, could use some partitions or some kind of decor to break up the space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific Food, noisy place
    EleniO
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The space is nice but the noise level is disconcerting, encouraged by very high ceiling and the constant background music. The food and the options of a prix fixe or 7-course meal are wonderful. And so is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • treatsnsnoozinVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Bergamot has been on the list of places I want to try for far too long - finally made it here to celebrate my husbands birthday. And I'd say it was worth the wait! The service was fantastic - multiple people assisted us throughout the evening and all were wonderful, and commented appropriately on my husbands birthday celebration. We both chose to do the $42 price fix for 3 courses which is very reasonable given the quality of the food. There were bit and pieces of our desserts that we didn't love but other than that dinner was wonderful. Would recommend checking this one off your list and even returning again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmmmmmmmm
    nicknameheyo
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.Perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bergamot Great as Always
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went to Bergamot for 5th time expecting to use a soon to expire voucher for the 7 course Chefs Tasting, not realizing that we would need at least 2 - 3 hours, and should advance book. However the Manager was very gracious, saying he would be happy to either credit us the amount that night, or honor the voucher at a later time of our choosing. We happily ordered off the regular menu. Pork Loin with Corn Pudding superb, House Cured Salmon among the best I have had, and the Squash Cheesecake was ridiculously good. My Wife really enjoyed her Redfish dish as well, and the cocktails and wine were well explained and presented. Once again homes run, and we look forward to our return for the Chef’s Tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MGala
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service was good in beginning but as time went on they didn't even look at the table to see if anything was needed. Tables were very tight
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AlanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The appetizers and dessert were excellent but he entre, not much: A filet of mushy red fish filet that was completely over presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true find!
    Sabroso
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food, service, setting, all top notch. We were particularly impressed by the attentiveness and professionalism of the wait-staff. The swordfish was perfectly prepared, and I am told that the risotto was rich and delicious. All in all, an excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7 Course Tasting Menu
    ZarlowVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a groupon for a 7 course tasting menu (a real deal at two for the price of one). They let us use the groupon even though we had not asked in advanced. They accommodated our various food restrictions (vegetarian, food allergies) flawlessly with very tasty options for all. Some restaurants just take out the item and it often doesn't taste very good. The service was flawless. An excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bergamot is a Gem!!
    PAS2539VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Bergamot never disappoints. We love its predecessor, EVOO, and still frequent it's Kendall Square location. But, we have been trying to get in to Bergamot for months, and finally was able to make a reservation for Sun evening (9/14). The martinis were fine and the wine list good and not over priced (approx $12/glass). We had the pig's head appetizer which was delicious! The swordfish and pork loin entrees were both well prepared and presented. Delicious! Couldn't ask for a better dinner out. Can't wait to go back (BTW parking lot is a couple of doors down).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Will
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was the perfect place to catch up with an old friend, both for business and pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really top notch food thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. Intimate and romantic setting. Good service. Would recommend for a speicla date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is how food should taste
    LuckyGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bergamot is fantastic. The service is stellar from the moment you walk in through the moment you walk out. The food is delicious. The chef pulls together creative flavor combinations that make for an amazing meal. I highly recommend the 7 course chef tasting. It's a fun culinary experience since you don't know what you will be served. Each course was a surprise and a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It just gets better
    Sueat22
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We ate this restaurant before it was Bergamot and have eaten here several times since. Our recent visit was the best yet: an heirloom tomato appetizer, a blackened redfish main course, and a ricotta cheesecake with fresh fruit for dessert. All were well prepared and healthy! Their wine list is not large but well chosen. The servers were attentive and helpful. The French talk about the ratio of price to quality. That ratio for this reasonably priced restaurant would be excellent. The sole detracting featiure was the music, which they insisted on playing despite our requests to tone it down. I mean, rock-and-roll when you're trying to eat and converse?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food experience
    greatfoodgoodtime
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was great, we went for our anniversary. This is not an inexpensive place, but that is perfect because the quality and care matched the increase in prices you would expect to find. It wasn't astronomically expensive. But meals, two drinks, desert and appetizer was about $129.00. Well worth it, and very nice staff and everything was on point.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Bill
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Took my fiance here for her birthday dinner. Waitstaff was knowledgeable about the specials and constantly serving. Prix fixe is a bargain here and everything tasted wonderful. The red pepper coulis reminded me of a very elegant buffalo sauce and was fantastic on the fried green tomatoes (the only fault here was the overabundance of salt between the bacon/stuffing bottom layer). Charcuterie was memorable and the beet salad was warm and delicious. The arctic char was cooked perfect and my fiance's steak was undeniably good. We will be coming back here again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues excellence
    ZoltVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Always appreciate the knowledgable service and quality food. Wine list is good for its price point and generally matches meals very well. Have yet to be disapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    Okay
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I'd rather walk across the street and dine at Dali. The waitress kept nudging us to get the chef's menu and seemed disappointed when we ordered the prix-fixe menu instead. It was an interesting experience, but I wouldn't go back. The food was interesting but average at best.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had one of the best meals in the Boston/ Cambridge area in our 10+ years living here. Superior service. Great meal options and excellent value for the high quality. We chose the prix fixe option and added on the side items (fried green tomatoes for one, blistered peppers for the other). Andalusian gazpacho best I've ever had. Beautifully cooked fish with exact seasonings. Perfectly salted. Corn explosion for one dessert, chocolate mousse for the other. Spectacular end to the meal. We look forward to coming again & trying the chef's tasting menu. That will be a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Phoebe
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Four of us dining for "Dining Out Boston". Two of us love to cook and cook "seasonally" from our gardens. Each dish we ordered from appetizer to dessert was superb. Service friendly but attentive not pretentious at all. Am eager to return again and again. I do not find this to be the case very often. A few lower priced bottles of wine would be my only suggestion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent with bonuses
    anonymous
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Exceedingly good food, with various chef extra tasting dishes thrown in for added pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, But Pricey
    Steph
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Booked a trip to Bergamot for a friend's birthday dinner for Dine Out Boston. My gut feel is that this restaurant is on the cusp of being something great, but not quite there yet. The decor and the ambiance was fantastic, and the waitress was incredibly engaging and just all around great. However, despite the high expectations (a place that has a 7-course chef tasting HAS to be something crazy good, right?) and the relatively large selection for a high end pris fixe menu, I have to say that I wasn't exactly blown away by the the food. Don't get me wrong, it was great, I just don't think that I'd pay $42 for another round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, inventive cuisine.
    betsybob
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    On our fifth trip, we tried the 7-course tasting menu with wine parings. It was perfect. Bergamot is now at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go and love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were genuinely welcomed at the kiosk. Service was there when we wanted them and unobtrusive when we conversed and dined. The food is exquisite to see and taste. Art on the plate and layered tastes to the tongue. It's the whole "farm-to-table" approach, which seems clicheic until the first forkful. Then the freshness and composition of sight, taste and texture made delicious, delightful sense. Somehow the atmosphere is warm and inviting but then your napkin is folded when you're away from the table. The prix fixe has to be the best in Boston metro for such a perfect experience. I want to return at least once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate