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
Our choice on this occasion to take the 5-course chef's tasting meal was an excellent one, indeed. I have always been impressed by the attention to detail and excellence in service at Bergamot and this was no exception. I and my date were duly impressed. Bravo!
Enjoyed our anniversary celebration immensely. We ordered the 5-course tasting menu and enjoyed everything. Every plate was like a work of art, with the tiniest morsels providing wonderful new and harmonious flavors. Service was excellent; everyone from the busboy to the sommelier was very professional and knew about the food. There seemed to be at least 6 or 7 people in rotation on our table and we never wanted for anything. We have been recommending to everyone we know.
we love bergamot but the service was very slow and there was no connection between service of drinks (say, wine or cider) and food. the special steak was tough and flavorless, but the appetizers and wine were phenomenal (as always). maybe just a rough night?
Went for a date at 6pm on a Sunday. We got there a bit early but were able to sit immediately (there was also a bar area but we were tired and opted to sit down and ready ourselves for food). Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, and overall service was excellent - it did take a bit longer than we would've liked to leave after dessert, but throughout the meal was great.
We opted for the tasting menu (four courses and dessert for $60) and the pairing (2± oz. pours with each course including dessert for $40). The food was excellent and there was a good variety and playfulness about the menu. As not to spoil the tasting dishes (as not all were on the menu), our favorite dish of the night was a ricotta stuffed gnudi, paired with creamed morels and tomato 'marmalade.' The accompaniments were delicious and the texture of the gnudi and ricotta was perfect, overall an excellent dish.
We were given the option of a cheese course before dessert for $5, which seemed like a bargain for Jasper Hills Moses Sleeper, so we opted in. After cheese came dessert, which was the most disappointing dish of the night. The proportions for all of the courses had been relatively small and light - by that point we were feeling satisfied and full, but not stuffed. Dessert was a brownie which was served with a Cardamom-Coffee ice cream. The ice cream was great, the brownie was decent too, but it was quite dense and the portion size was huge compared to the previous dishes. Something a little lighter or a more appropriate serving size of an intensely rich brownie would've capped off the meal on a more pleasant note.
Overall the experience was great - the atmosphere was lively but not too loud, the food quality was excellent, the wine pairing was decent as well. The pairing for $40 did seem very steep given the quantity - for the same price we would've been better off with a bottle and even a glass each after. Overall, though, excellent meal and would absolutely come back.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner here; interesting choices (especially good selection among the small plates) and a kitchen willing to be flexible. Food was inventive and very delicious. Portions were rather small but beautifully prepared. Several nice touches in addition -- wonderful bread and spiced butter (replenished without even requesting), tiny cookies at the end of the meal, and a decorated dessert plate commemorating our celebration (also without even requesting).
Underwhelming. We had "The Board," and I was hoping for something as great as the charcuterie at The Back Room at Moody's in Waltham. Instead, the selection was odd and disappointing. We had several small plates -- salads and various appetizers that were fine. But the orecchiette was miniscule. The three people I was with actually laughed when it was put in front of me. I am talking 3 bites for $14. The waitperson was very nice and knowledgable and the atmosphere is great. But the food needs help.
My girlfriend and I had a superb dinner at Bergamot. Each of us chose the 5-course dinner, as chosen by the chef. They very flexibly altered the selection, as she is a pescatarian. They also offered a skillfully matched wine accompaniment for each dish.
I highly recommend this location. It is very expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Terrible service, at least 45 minutes before we were served an appetizer, and just as long for the main course. Drinks were also slow to arrive, and for $285 for brunch for three people, this was not a happy Mothers Day brunch. The staff was pleasant. Next time, the cafe across the street!
From the sommelier, Andrew, to the bartender, Barnaby, and the servers and chefs, this restaurant is top notch. My wife and I agree that it is our favorite restaurant, if for no other reason than every single bite of food is mind-blowingly delicious.
The chef's tasting menu, with accompanying paired wine tastings, is the way to go: you get to experience a wide variety of foods and flavor profiles, as well as learn about different amazing wines from around the world.
Do yourself a favor and make reservations at this place NOW.
Our first time at Bergamot. The food was fantastic. Three of us chose to order off the menu (rather than the 6 course chef's tasting menu) and every dish was well balanced and delicious. All three main courses were beautifully prepared and presented, beef, fish and pasta and they were all very tasty.
Where our experience fell short was in the service. Our reservation was at 7:30 on a Saturday night and the restaurant was fairly full, though there were open tables and no line at the door. We ordered two appetizers to share and requested they come out sequentially rather than at the same time. We were presented with a delicious plate of crudo and then nothing, for a very long time... Suddenly our salad course arrived with no sign of our second appetizer. We pointed out the mistake to the runner and they apologized, offered to take our salads back and get the app but with the food already on the table we declined and ate salads then they brought our second app. After our waiter apologized again, service was better, but swung from over attentive to absent and back again many times over the rest of the meal.
I understand that mistakes happen and Saturday night is a busy time in the restaurant business and I would gladly return to Bergamot, trusting that the service is usually better, but when we were presented with our bill, without a final apology and with full charge for all our food I was quite appointed.
As I said, we'll give Bergamot another try and hope for the best, the food is definitely worth that and hopefully a better service experience can bring it all together.
Not so sure about the new menu and approach. We've come to Bergamot for many special occasions and decided to try it on a weeknight. They've just changed their menu and eliminated the wonderful 3-course prix fixe for $47 (though they have a 5-course tasting menu for $60). They've added pastas and have a relatively small section on the menu which combines appetizers and entrees. While we found entrees we could enjoy ordering, there seemed to be far less choice than before. Overall, it felt like less choice for more money--not a terrific combination. The wine list is somewhat overpriced as well; bottles under $50 can be counted on one hand (red & white combined). Service is great as always, though. Sadly, we will probably not come here as often as before.
We went on Easter because there was availability... We had wanted to try it for some time. We were disappointed to see they had a forced-limited options prix-fixe menu. I wish this had been communicated on Open Table before we made the reservation, and we would have come another time. This being said, they were accommodating with some subtractions and substitutions, which was nice. Everything was very tasty for sure. Now we just have to see what a "normal" day is like.
This is our favorite place to go for a special occasion. The staff and service are topnotch, the food is impeccable, and the overall experience is beyond words. We've been loyal customers for the past 7 years and they have only gotten better with age. Cannot say enough about how great this place is.
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