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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:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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

Specials

$1 Oysters at Bergamot

Sundays - Tuesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Specials

$1 Oysters at Bergamot

Sundays - Tuesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Bergamot has a treat for oyster-lovers for starting the week off right. Visit us from Sunday through Tuesday to throw back freshly shucked oysters for just a buck apiece. Excludes Tax and Tip. The deal is available all night long. Call us for availability 617-576-7700. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Sundays - Tuesdays from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was delicious - prepared with care. The waiter was also extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. This was our second time back and we plan to come again.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic every time. Passionate about their food & wine

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food, menu selections, vibe (ambience), service, were all excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Paul, as always, was fantastic--one of the best bartenders in the city. The chilled asparagus soup was perfection.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Wedding anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service.
Only complaint is that the servings were on the small side.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wonderful meal and very accommodating for a toddler. Food was even better than prior times. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

A very pleasant Monday evening with friends from California. I thought I could rely on Bergmot and was not disappointed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

One of my favorite places. I even have my favorite table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I loved the risotto and the swordfish. The portions are very small though. It is pricey but quality was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the five course tasting menu. Everything was delicious and so flavorful. They were very accommodating about dietary restrictions. Terrific service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Never fails to impress. We live this restaurant. The food is amazing and drinks/wine are great too. We always get the tasting menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was amazing. Perfect blend of flavors! Enjoyed the swordfish and the pork tenderloin.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food was amazing as always - the 5 course tasting (chef's selection) never disappoints. Ambiance is quiet and modern, but not at all trendy or hectic. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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!

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

We went with friends for a group dinner. Great for the dollar value, service was nice but in my opinion, the food is not exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We (3) thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We had traveled 45 miles
to try this highly recommended restaurant. We will visit again...

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The portion size for vegetarian items on the menu was significantly smaller than the non-vegetarian items even though the price was nearly the same. I was ok until I saw larger portions of meat dishes being served on our adjacent tables.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 26, 2017

food was outstanding and the service was friendly and intelligent but not overwhelming. Amy ordered was just right and staff was patient with our pace. Definitely will come back. parsnip ravioli with beef sauce was spectacular

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

First time here and it was great. Food and service top notch. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food is great there.
They change the menu maybe monthly and try to use ingredients and/or vegetables from the season

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The food was fine and the ambience calm and tasteful, but the wine pour was exceedingly stingy, 3 ounces at best, nowhere close to 5, for good dinner wines but nothing special. Maybe they don't want to sell by the glass!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at Bergamot. The food was wonderful and varied. The service is exceptional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We were looking for something different in the area. We had a very pleasant experience. The server couldn't be nicer. She made a point to explain the chef's pint of view. We gave a suggestion on the dessert. She was very gracious to accept.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Excellent Food. Perfect size portions. Menu variety

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Good food and drinks. Service was very attentive. We almost got full after one appetizer! (Venison version of shepherd's pie)

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Everything was good, but my husband and I like their old menu a lot more. Something is definitely different, and it's not as good. We loved the three course fixed menu!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Service was very friendly and lightning fast. Food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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