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:
Monday 5:30-10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30-10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30-10:00 pm
Friday 5:30-10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30-10:30 pm
Drinks until later...
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
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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