Bergamot, in Somerville, serves progressive american cuisine with a focus on fresh and seasonal produce in a warm and relaxing environment. The brainchild of Chef Keith Pooler and Servio Garcia, this restaurant's priority is hospitality. The wine list is diverse, meant to show off unsung winemakers from all over the world doing amazing things in small quantities and our cocktails are expertly crafted by Somerville's own Paul Manzelli.
Bergamot restaurant is located right on the city line of Somerville and Cambridge Massachusetts in between Harvard Sq, Inman Sq., Porter Sq. and Union Sq.
Bergamot welcomes vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters, our chefs are always willing to accommodate any dietary restriction that you might have.
Our restaurant can host your next private event for up to 78 people.
Contemporary American, Bistro, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Washington / Kirkland
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do have a license for a live entertainment for your private parties.
Please call us to inquire about catering services.
FREE Private lot next to the restaurant at 120 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143
Harvard (Red Line)
#86 Bus (Cleveland Circle, Sullivan Sq via Harvard Sq)
#83 Bus (Rindge Avenue, Central Sq via Porter Sq)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for more details. Bergamotrestaurant.com
-We offer Easter & Mother's Day Brunch
Our Chef will work with you and create a special menu for your private party using only the freshest and as much as possible local ingredients.
Bergamot Ratings and Reviews
The bread was excellently crusty and chewy. The rabbit appetizer was stellar. Our main dishes were very nice, though the Osso Bucco was a bit under-seasoned and the monkfish could have done with more butternut purée, to last every bite of the monkfish. The chocolate dessert was another stand-out, rich and creamy and just sweet enough. Cocktail and wine list was impressive, and my husband was happy to see different types of Amaro on the menu. Nice ambiance, special enough for a celebration, and perfect for a date, as you can very comfortably hold a conversation. The chef/owner himself delivered some of the dishes, which was a nice touch.
It's my favorite restaurant in the Boston area. I can always find a dish that is delicious and really interesting without it being over complicated and pretentious. The bartender is a delight and the staff seem upbeat and glad to be contributing to people enjoying themselves. It's a gem.
Excellent experience - the drinks and food were great, and the atmosphere is warm and cozy and welcoming. Only slight negative was that the wait staff was a little overwhelmed, and would have benefitted from additional staff to handle the large volume. They were otherwise excellent. We will return.
I had cauliflower puttanesca. The taste combinations were excellent and imaginative. The serving was quite small. The wine list is very high-priced, and this is an issue the reatarant could easily address by having a few lower priced bottles. Service was really good. A nice restaurant that with a few tweaks could be a superb reatarant with good value.
Small portions, but decent food. Wish I tried the tasting menu, but the ravioli was definitley good, albeit small. My date had the duck ragu, which she liked, but was surprised that it was served cold. The House Pickles appetizer was good, as well as the Deviled Eggs. The Parmesean Black Pepper Butter served with sourdough bread was a nice highlight, as were the drinks we ordered. I had the La Pistola ( which if you like Mezcal is a great drink). I forgot what my date had, but she liked her drink as well. I would say this place is good, but will not knock you off your feet if you frequent restaurants often.
Our service was excellent, however. Servers were attentive and our food came fast. I am a fan of that... :)
We were asked to come early and did because of next guests arriving
When we arrived there were no more than ten people seated
We waited over half an hour to be served . That was not a good. Eginning to our dining experience.
The Pinot selection was very good
Food wasn’t great- hubs’ pork was super fatty (I mean, more than one expect one would expect). I ordered a weird pirogi/ravioli that was not very successful. That said, we still ended up having a nice time - they sent us over a glass of something bubbly and pink which made up for some of it
It’s the second time I’ve been dining with Bergamot and did the chef tasting menus. It was outstanding, the food arrived right at the perfect timing, service was fantastic, staff is very friendly the only thing is the I think the portions can be a bit bigger, especially my last meal last night was extremely small, there was one shrimp, 2 muscles and very little veggies in the whole dish. I understand the concept of chef’s tasting menu it this was especially small. Overall, highly recommended.
I honestly wasn't super-impressed. A lot of the menu was based on food that would normally get thrown away-- chicken livers, pig's ears, etc. I know this is trendy, but honestly to pay exorbitant prices for stuff that generally gets put into cat food seems a bit much to me. Also, the portions were ridiculously small for the price. My husband ordered gnocchi for his main dish, and he got about 6 tiny gnocchi and 10 tiny cauliflower florets. I ordered delicata squash and got two paper thin rings of squash with about a tablespoon of some pate.
The dessert was definitely the best part of the meal-- I got the smokey blue cheese plate and that was more substantial than my dinner.
I have had better tasting and more filling small dishes at Sarma-- ended up leaving full and paying less.
Went on Monday night and got lucky to be there for $1 oyster night. I believe they were from New Brunswick Canada; small to medium size oysters that were very fresh and had a nice brininess to them. Presentation with the Oysters sitting on top of bed of salt and being delivered by the Chef was a nice touch.
I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant immediately upon walking in. Server was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Wanted a smaller course so I ordered the chicken sausage appetizer with potatoes, rich sauce with great flavor all around. Wife had cheeseburger that was cooked to temp and enjoyable. Didn't have a chance for dessert but will be back to try the housemade pastas and other delicious dishes.
I entered that it was my anniversary but the waiter never acknowledged it. The steak was not to the standards I would usually get at this restaurant it was fatty and not all of the fat was rendered. I felt the sauce lacked enough seasoning. I felt disappointed that the experience was not as stunning as I usually receive when I have visited Bergamot in the past.
Reviews about Bergamot being great with dietary restrictions were the tipping factor to come here. But the kitchen dropped the ball. They were very gracious, however, about the redo of the duck confit gnocchi dish which was then enjoyable and creative. But my husband was finished with his before I got the redo, and had to watch me eat it. Then his ribeye was so tough that it was hard to cut. After having to send a dish back, he just suffered through. My swordfish was passing but underwhelming. The root vegetables side was very flavorful and tender.
The waiter seemed sullen the whole evening, and interaction felt awkward. But he was patient and helpful with figuring out a game plan, given my dietary restrictions. It was the kitchen that dropped the ball, not him.
We shared a caramel brownie dessert that was too cold to taste the full chocolate flavor until about half way through but then was rich and delicious. We also shared an apple fritter. It seemed we got the bad luck of the draw with an apple neglected edge piece that got baked more than the rest, so was very hard to cut and chew. Again we had already sent a dish back and didn't feel comfortable asking for another piece. The caramel sauce was decent. We skipped the ice cream bc of lactose intolerance.
Water service was almost too good until just before dessert. We were without water almost until the end of the dessert, when we finally could get the attention of our waiter. The water server had seemed to look at our glasses before dessert but never came back, and then seemed to be helping with other things across the dining room.
Finally, I had requested a quiet table and got seated in between 2 tables in the banquette seating area. We find it hard to enjoy ourselves when we feel like we are having dinner with 4 others. I don't think attention was paid to my open table requests bc the waiter also had not been informed about my dietary restrictions.
Great potential. A different night might go better.
We love the cocktails and often come to sit at the bar and have their very good burger along with the drinks. This time we went for the full experience. The drinks were incomparable and so was the food. Gnocchi with duck confit, a short rib dish and a lamb dish were every bit as good as the cocktails - try La Pistola a mezcal-based drink.
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to try a tasting menu. We were so pleased with our experience at Bergamot! We had five fabulous courses (for a very reasonable price) and the service was amazing. Our dessert course even had "happy anniversary" written on each plate! We'll definitely be back!
The new menu held very few options of interest for our group. Strongest item we tried was the shishito peppers with bread cheese--delicious! Service was friendly and helpful and the chef was able to prepare something off-menu for one person in our party with limited dietary options, which was much appreciated.
The food at Bergamot is creative and delicious at the same time. The chef clearly knows what to combine to appeal to the palette while letting the individual flavors peek through without taking over. It was a pleasure to be at a restaurant where it was possible to carry on a conversation with dinner partners.
Outstanding and inventive food selections. Delicious! We appreciated the attention to locally sourced and seasonally appropriate choices. Servings were just right, not huge. Great attentive, friendly service without being overbearing or stiff. Nice, attractive yet casual atmosphere. One person in our group has Celiac and the wait staff were knowledgable and very helpful about gluten-free options, even bringing a dish of olives for him when bringing bread for the rest. We really loved Bergamot and will return.
We are loyal patrons to Bergamot. In general the food is outstanding. The last two times we ate there we found it hard to find good vegetarian choices. However, we are there last night and had all vegetarian and it was fantastic!! It is one of the best restaurants in Cambridge.
Relatives visiting during a three-week tour of the US asked for a local restaurant with good food for their last night States-side before returning to England. Bergamot quickly came to mind because it combines good food with service that's attentive and friendly. Our experience didn't disappoint.
Hadn't eaten here in three or four years, so we figured we'd see if it was as good as we recalled. Turned out to be that and more. Menu is a bit limited, as appears to be the mode at the moment, but the food was excellent to superb -- and beautifully plated --- and the service was warm and attentive without being fussy. Prices are not insignificant but, given what one pays for inferior -- let alone comparable -- food in, say, Harvard square or back bay, it feels like good value, particularly given the big windows make the space more pleasant than most restaurants in such locations. It'll take us a lot less than three years to come back this time around
Past it's prime. Service is not customer friendly. We went with our two young 5 and 6 year olds. The pasta portion was fit for a 2-3 year old and both kids were still hungry after finishing the 10 strands of tagliatelle that were served. I pointed out the tiny potions and asked for a top off but the attitude was not family friendly. Ruined our evening. For 12$ per kids potion we got about 18 stands total after the top off (the second potion was even smaller and had about 6 strands) and the attitude left us reeling. We will not be returning.
Kirkland next door has much better kids menus and portions and family friendly service to match with good food.
My friend and I decided to go to Bergamot on a Sunday night to take advantage of their $1 oyster special (runs Sunday-Tuesday). The oysters did not disappoint. They paired nicely with some white wine suggested by our waitress and were a great start to our meal. We shared their shrimp pasta dish and lamb meatballs, both of which were good and flavorful. We also treated ourselves to chocolate cake and a gouda cheese board for dessert. The cake was great, not too sweet, and the cheese, along with the jam, honey, and other accompaniments were very tasty. It was a pleasant, quiet atmosphere, and I would definitely recommend Bergamot for a nice meal.
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