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
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.
Food was very good, service and room pleasant- but portions on the small side, especially the scallops- just 2 scallops for an entree! How about 6? The passionfruit/chocolate dessert was a nice combination but a bit too mixed together. Duck and vegetables were excellent.
We had a delicious meal at Bergamot, as always. We had a delicious Italian wine recommended to us that was a perfect compromise as my husband ordered red meat and I had scallops. The service was wonderful - friendly and informative. It is a high-end, fancy restaurant but I always feel the service makes it a very approachable place.
Always a pleasure to dine at Bergamot. Have been about 5 times so far and every time the food and service is impeccable. We started at the bar this visit to partake of their $1 oyster special. The bartender was super friendly and informative.
If you like small plates, go for the chef's tasting menu. It runs about $75 a person but is always very good. We went our first time with a Groupon and have kept going back because of the quality. I nicknamed Bergamot "Menton in Levi's" to my husband as we have been to both and feel Bergamot is the much better overall when you look at value for what you are getting .
This was our second visit to Bergamot and it was just as good as our first. The service, from our greeting by the host to the runners was spot on, with a particular shout out to our server, who gave us excellent recommendations of wine to pair with our meal. It was a delight to be in a restaurant where the servers are not only knowledgeable about the menu, but also fully versed in the wine list.
We opted for the prix fix menu, and every plate was spectacular, being not only being superbly cooked, but artfully plated without being pretentious. Best meal we have had out in years.
I highly recommend Bergamot for a special night out.
Our starters (squash agnolotti and Cocnut shrimp) were delicious. The shrimp were meaty and juicy and the sauce deliciously creamy. The agnolotti were a lovely blend of sweet and savoury, although the sauce was a little watery. The entrees were disappointing however. My fiancee had the vegetable stew which he said was fine but nothing special while my veal escalopes were way too salty. The vegetable and sauce with it it were underwhelming and a little bland. My fiancee had the banana bread and pretzel ice cream - I hate cooked bananas so am not a good judge but he said it was very good! I also had a delicious vintage hard cider with my meal which was a nice addition to the wine menu while my fiancee's pinot noir was very good. The service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant and quiet enough to have a comfortable conversation.
My friends and I were looking for a quieter place from the last place. Though our group size was reduced, we were comfortably seated for four at a square table and everyone was able to hear one another. A few couples were nearby and you could not hear their conversations from an ear shot away. The waiter was able to get around the tables so it wasn't difficult for them to walk around the tables. Our waiter was fun and very enthusiastic. He was even great at checking on a food allergy for us. They even had those table food scrapers for after meal pre-dessert time. Dessert was excellent. I had the Valentine's Day prix fixe menu so my dessert was a hazelnut ganache type. My other friends ordered the Dark Chocolate Marquise. That was nice with the refreshing sherbet which I thought was a nice added touch. Since I had the Valentine's special, my entree was a half lobster, pulled meat flavored sautéed and stuffed back in. It was a delicious cream sauce. My friends ordered the duck and scallops. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The chef even sent out infused marshmallows as complimentary desserts after we were done with our meal and dessert. I guess he wanted to keep us company while we were chatting up. Nice move. So it wasn't like they were trying to kick us out. I would definitely recommend. Maybe I'll make a future reservation soon with my husband. ;-)
I haven't had a meal this great in ages. Tim and the whole team took great care of us, and everything we ate was incredible. Not sure if this is the menu offered all the time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the following: beets, coconut shrimp, duck, and scallops. For dessert we had the champagne and cheese special. I have a gluten allergy and they were highly attentive to my needs. Finally Andrew the manager /on site sommelier was super, super attentive from the moment we walked in to check in for our reservation until the moment he handed us our coats at the end of the evening. Cannot wait to come back on my next trip to Boston!
Great place - the restaurant is well lit, airy and the tables are not on top of each other. You can actually have a conversation at the table and hear each other! We had the seven course tasting menu which turned out to be ten courses when we added cheese and the chef sent little treats also. The cadence between each course was wonderful - and the waiters were not contstantly at your table. We were there three hours and after a long work week - it was a wonderful dining experience for us. The food was excellent, we could have had a bowl of the matignon soup, it was so delicious ! Each dish exquisitely present and full of flavor. Finally, the cocktails we so so good - I usually only have one - I had 3 different ones - I wanted to taste them all. Definitely recommend and we will go back.
we had a lovely dinner on a monday night at bergamot. the food was wonderful and the service was excellent yet unobtrusive. no pretense. additionally one member of our party was gluten free and there were ample menu options for him. no problem at all. highly recommended! look forward to a return visit
I'd heard good things about Bergamot. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed. The menu was quite limited, and every item gave the impression of a chef trying too hard. Everything had something in it that seemed included to create an air of sophistication but not to necessarily improve the dish.
I skipped an appetizer and had the pork chop entree. Never before has a pork chop arrived as 4 slices of boneless pork. It was tasty enough, but not particularly impressive, and it was cold! The only warm think on the plate was the bits of broccoli in cheese sauce that were under the pork. Speaking with the other 3 people at the table about it revealed that everyone's entree was cold. I don't know what was going on in the kitchen, but serving food that isn't hot is a giant no no in my book.
We ordered a bottle of wine - a Chenin Blanc. It was cool at best, far from its optimal serving temperature. Then we were asked if we wanted to let the bottle sit on the table to come to room temperature! Huh? We asked for a cooler.
Then there was the table. The restaurant is relatively small so I understand the need to fit in as many tables as possible, but the tables are just too small for the number of people seated at them. My knees were hitting those of the people to my left and right during the entire meal. T was awkward and uncomfortable, and there truly was not enough room atop the table for the plates, glasses, bread, etc.
Bottom line? Bergamot is trying very hard to be something, but I don't know what. I do know that there are many, many competing restaurants where I can spend $300 on dinner for 4 and get varied, interesting, creative but unpretentious menus, hot food, cold wine, friendly and efficient service and a table large enough at which to comfortably dine. I won't be going back to Bergamot.
Service was very well-trained and attentive, down to the coat check and crumb cleaning in between courses. The cocktail list was enticing. I ordered oysters, which were served on salt (a little different than the usual ice tray). I also had the pork chop which was delicious. I tried my date's roasted lamb, but I wasn't a fan of the Indian spices used compared to my own dish. We shared the creme brûlée for dessert and liked it very much, though we found the fig jam too heavy and ate around it.
We enjoyed the 3 course Prix fixe menu. Every dish was perfectly prepared and delicious. The server was nice, however it seemed that he was assigned too many tables to be attentive to any of them. It was no fault of our server, but they need more staff to ensure a quality experience.
I've gone to Bergamot for my birthday with my family a few years in a row now, and each time we've had great food and great service. It's not too loud and not too quiet. The ambiance is nice and can be romantic, but isn't so much so that it would be awkward to go with family or friends. It's a great option for a date night, celebration, or other special occasion - the food is consistently delicious, as are the cocktails.
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