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About Bergamot

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.

118 Beacon St
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Somerville, 02143-4304
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bistro, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room:
Monday 5:30-10:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5:30-10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30-10:00 pm
Friday 5:30-10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30-10:30 pm
Sunday 5:30-10:00
Drinks until later...

Cross Street:
Washington / Kirkland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 576-7700

Website:
http://www.bergamotrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
We do have a license for a live entertainment for your private parties.

Catering:
Please call us to inquire about catering services.

Parking Details:
FREE Private lot next to the restaurant at 120 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143

Public Transit:
Harvard (Red Line)
#86 Bus (Cleveland Circle, Sullivan Sq via Harvard Sq)
#83 Bus (Rindge Avenue, Central Sq via Porter Sq)

Executive Chef:
Keith Pooler

Additional:
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

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Details
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

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Romantic (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was amazing! We ordered the chefs choice 5 course tasting dinner and everything was fabulous.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Kind patient helpful staff
Delicious tasting menu
Great crafted drinks
Third visit will come back !
Small servings bc many courses exquisite flavors!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bergamont is one of our favorite places to take out of town friends. It never fails to deliver on a delicious, cozy experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first time there--and it was superb. Great bar as well as the menu.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent service...waaaay too skimpy on portions. Pleasant atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had the five course tasting menu with wine pairings. Excellent food and service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful dinner with fantastic service. The choices on the menu were varied with excellent veggie only choices. The chef is inventive without being too precious. Overall, a lovely evening. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Continue to enjoy Bergamot and appreciate the quality of meals there, service is always attentive and efficient in a nice way.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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... :)

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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



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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was amazing and the plating was gorgeous! really a neighborhood gem
and they even have parking! Plan to go there regularly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bergamot is just lovely. The wait staff is attentive and passionate about there food. Unlike many restaurants, we were encouraged to take our time and enjoy our meal. The charcuterie is not to be missed!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was a lovely atmosphere with very nice and acommodating service presenting nicely cooked dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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