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Sun 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Pleasant looking space, nice vibe,nice staff. Crab tagliatelle had good flavor, but barely a tablespoon of crab in it. Monkfish not hot enough. Sauces and vegetables flavorful . Dessert list a bit dull.
The tasting menu was outstanding solicitous service and impeccable dessert chai pannacotta was delicious
Would definitely go again
Nice place not far from Sanders Theatre. INvesntive cuisine, and friendly attentive service. Great cocktails.
This is a wonderful neighborhood spot for special occasion dining - with very friendly staff. The food is delicious, creative and presented well. There's a nice wine list and creative cocktails as well. The noise level is low and seating is not crowded, which is nice.
This was our first dinner at Bergamot but we will definitely be back! The restaurant is charming and the food and service (especially the bar service) was excellent! The swordfish was perfectly cooked and enjoyed the unique wine selection.
If you feel like going out for dinner and eating what you could have cooked yourself, this is the place. We were floored when the waiter brought bread and said "this is seven grain from Whole Foods."
Service, as always, was amazing. Food is always memorable. Great staff. Fun atmosphere. Always recommend for a knock out experience.
Server really was not friendly. Made the experience less enjoyable.
Waitstaff made our dinner special, with informed discussion and suggestions for the food and wines.
Very pleasant ambiance: We could easily hear our own table conversation, but not other people's dinner conversations.
Food was incredible! We loved the experience and that food was even better than the reviews said. We enjoyed dessert too, it was on point. Will definitely go back!
Another excellent meal at Bergamot. Limited but creative menu, very nice presentation, interesting combinations. On a Sunday evening the service was slow in the dining room but all hands pitched in and courses were served by any available staff. Lively scene at the bar where the bartenders were engaged with patrons to the point that those at tables waited some time for their beverages. That was the only negative. Both the lamb with Israeli couscous, preserved lemon, olives and muhamarra & grilled swordfish with escarole, fingerlings, red onion & salsa verde were delicious and portioned just right. Our diners Birthday was acknowledged and in addition to a greeting as part of the dessert presentation, Bergamot offered a nifty little package of their own tea blend as a take home gift. It had been some time between visits but we were very pleased to note that Bergamot has maintained a high standard for unique and delicious offerings of food and drink.
Everything was amazing! We ordered the chefs choice 5 course tasting dinner and everything was fabulous.
Food excellent, as usual. 2 of us had swordfish; one turbot. Fried Brussels sprouts also a hit. Service at Bergamot usually excellent. I eat there a few times a year, enough to be familiar-but not enough to be a regular---and to have high expectations. The food was up to its usual very high standards, but the service was not. An off night?
Kind patient helpful staff
Delicious tasting menu
Great crafted drinks
Third visit will come back !
Small servings bc many courses exquisite flavors!!
I love Bergamot. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The food is always very on point, and they have tasty cocktails. The service is very good. My only complaint was they accidentally over-charged us for our meal (entered our tasting menu in twice), but they corrected it without any issue when we brought it to their attention.
Appetizer, entree were good. The chocolate tart dessert was a little too salty. I also got not one, but two paper cuts from the paper table cover. Also, my cocktail came in a glass with water drips all around the insides that looks like it had just been rinsed. It wasn’t dirty, but just seems a little sloppy.
By now a neighborhood stalwart, the food is always very well prepared, if not the most inventive or original. The staff are a pleasure and always engaged to the perfect level. I wouldn't necessarily make this a special night out, but I would absolutely count on it for a cozy dinner at the bar with a friend. And they do rate a special place for introducing me to the Roman style gnocchi, which I had never seen nor tasted. Ask about them before assuming you know what they are, but they are tasty!
Bergamont is one of our favorite places to take out of town friends. It never fails to deliver on a delicious, cozy experience.
We tried the Chef tasting menu. Gorgeous presentation and excellent food. Combinations of food imaginative and delicious. Only "ding" is waitstaff reached across table multiple times for re-filling water or putting plates down/picking up.
Our first time there--and it was superb. Great bar as well as the menu.
My favorite restaurant in the Boston area.
My only criticism is the music which played over our table. I found it distracting. I just don't understand why people need it if we are there to be with friends or a friend and savor good wine and food.
This is the second time we have been to Bergamot. We were here a couple of years ago and both times we have the tasting menu. And despite the time in between, the food at Bergamot remains excellent. Both our fish and meat dishes were cooked to perfection and the salads and appetizers are innovative and refreshing. During this visit, we asked that they substitute another dish for our dessert and they provided another salad dish without extra charge. The waitress recommended a burgundy wine which went quite well with dinner. They had some problem with their charge card machine and our departure was delayed but the wait staff was pleasant enough that we did not mind the wait. We find Bergamot quite a value considering the sophistication of the food preparation and the number of dishes they served for the tasting menu . The neighborhood is at a relatively busy interaction in Somerville but they own a nearby parking lot so parking is not a problem. The restaurant décor is simple so it is not overly stuffy for a formal restaurant. We really enjoy dining here.
Great night out with another couple, and there is parking around the corner. We sat next to window which was a little cool in January.
I invited my leadership team (5 people including me) to a post-holiday celebration dinner. You're easy to get to and its a major bonus that you have parking! The service was great - attentive but not hovering. We shared appetizers/lite-bites. Excellent flavors, but only a few were shareable. You might want to think about adding more that are shareable. Entrees were fabulous - simple, with incredible flavor and texture! Yum! You have a great and varied cocktail/wine selection, so everyone was able find what they liked the most without needing to get a bottle for the table.
I went with a friend on New Years Eve. The food and service were excellent! Having said that, $115 was a bit steep, even for six courses. It was a special occasion, so we treated ourselves but I do think a little less expensive would have been appreciated.
Started off strong but went south. Usually a great meal but wasn't up to par. Too saucey, too much apple, pine nuts. Scallop dish didn't make sense. Chestnut cake was underwhelming.
This place is becoming my favorite fine dining place. Surprisingly it's jus friendly and I brought my 2 year old daughter rice and had good experience both times.
Dined here maybe 6-8 times and always enjoyed it. This was a less memorable visit -- we were seated in the Jetstream from the door on a cold night and, befitting the weather, our waiter was atypically cool and uncommunicative. The food, cocktails and wine were fine and the visits from the kitchen were friendly and informative.
Excellent service...waaaay too skimpy on portions. Pleasant atmosphere
Such an incredible disappointment! 8pm reservation; not a crumb of food arrived until 9:10pm - not even a piece of bread. One appetizer/soup was cold + foie gras was flavorless and overpowered by over-buttered/soggy toast + poached egg. Waited a long time for entree + one had to be sent back because it too was cold. Meat had more fat than meat. I said something to waitstaff + we were given a free glass of Granacha at end of meal. Frankly, should not have been charged for the entree; there was literally 3 edible bites. I NEVER write poor reviews but this experience was just all around bad + very pricey for being bad. I've been fortunate enough to eat in great inexpensive and expensive restaurants around the world + in Boston, where I now live. This will go down as one of the worst experiences I've had. Wait staff was extremely courteous + wine selections are wonderful. Too bad food doesn't come close to to their kindness and wine/cocktail list!
A great experience every time. The food is excellent and the staff friendly, knowledgeable and skilled. Chef is creative and the master of deconstruction. Paul at the bar - always terrific. Creative and masterful. Best Martinez ever
This was our 4th time at the Bergamot and it was unfortunately disappointing after previous great visits. The food was still good, we shared the duck appetizer and I had the salmon and both were great, although my wife's gnocchi was a little below expectations. Our biggest complaint was the service, and specifically our server. We had a total bill ~150 for 2 but at every interaction he was noticably displeased with us not ordering more or a pricier option. He was also not attentive, our wine came out after our appetizer was served and we waiting ~30 minutes after we were finished eating for plates to be cleared. After leaving we could only think about the server, not what we would expect for the bergamot. I'll be sticking to the Scott's back alley BBQ in the future.
Imaginative and capably executes dished. Citrus salad was a standout.
Entire meal was excellent.
One quibble, martini was watery but was remade with good humor and an apology from both server and manager.
While there are many good restaurants in Boston/Somerville area nowadays, few have the lasting quality of a European style restaurant's service, ambiance, and food quality. Bergamot is a restaurant you want to return to because it feels like home. Sophisticated service, great food, nice environment with just the right amount of noise and activity. I recommend it highly!
We had the five course tasting menu with wine pairings. Excellent food and service!
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.
Great food and service!
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.
We loved the creative and extremely yummy (5 course) tasting menu that was an excellent value (note: prices seem to change from month to month depending on the food). The signature cocktails were similarly great. We definitely will come back!
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.