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Bergamot

4.4
1959 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bistro, Farm-to-table
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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...
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Phone number
(617) 576-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Keith Pooler
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Catering
Please call us to inquire about catering services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington / Kirkland
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Parking details
FREE Private lot next to the restaurant at 120 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143
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Public transit
Harvard (Red Line)
#86 Bus (Cleveland Circle, Sullivan Sq via Harvard Sq)
#83 Bus (Rindge Avenue, Central Sq via Porter Sq)
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Entertainment
We do have a license for a live entertainment for your private parties.
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Special events & promotions
Check out our website for more details. Bergamotrestaurant.com

-We offer Easter & Mother's Day Brunch

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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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

What 1959 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great meal, great service, wonderful cocktails. Never disappointed!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was great. Apparently the menu changes and the chef had recently been to Miami so they offered a Miami style steak with black beens and fried plantains. Was tasty.

I ate at the bar but got a good look at the dining room, it was kind of wide open with freestanding tables. Didn't seem very intimate as you would be on the floor with everyone else in a big room. Even the bar was wide open to the rest of the floor. Seemed like they needed some separations between parts of the dining room to make it seem more special.

The service was skilled but kind of snobbish. Did get into conversations with other patrons and the bar staff and it started out good, but by the time I left I felt like I just didn't belong there, so I won't be recommending this place or going back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friendly, pleasant service. Very good food. Great variety of people enjoying themselves.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, cozy atmosphere, and a wait staff that is out of this world.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was good, but excessively flavorful. I prefer simpler food with natural taste of what you eat, not what spies and saucers give you. Although the size of meals was excessively modest, my stomach was slightly upset next morning. I would recommend this restaurant for creative cuisine, but definitely not as a place to feed your self.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. Food was uninspired. Every app and entrée on toast/bread, which added to the dullness of the food. The Bloody Mary was awful. I was going to send it back, but waitress didn't come to table that much and I couldn't find her. Had to chase her down to get refill on coffee.

The desserts were good......actually very good. So it wasn't all that bad.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delightful and surprising dishes, well described by our excellent server. We will return soon!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I used to go to this restaurant since we started dating 7 years ago. This past Saturday it was our wedding anniversary and we chose to go back to it.. We always liked it because of their artistic ways of cooking. But this time!! The quantity was so little that my husband who is lean and does not eat much went back home hungry!!!! It was barely enough for me so I can imagine how little it was for my husband!!! They care now more about the presentation for stupid pictures and I understand that it is "Gourmet" food but still!!! the prices and quantities will let you go home both hungry and angry!!! I don't mind paying, but if i am paying that much I'd rather go back to my bed feeling satisfied and not still hungry!! got salty too so!!! so hungry, thirsty and angry that night.. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 main course and two desserts.. STILL!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Bergamot is one of the restaurants that my wife and I like for special occasions, like birthdays. We enjoyed the food and the wine at this meal, and our server.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was outstanding. I used a groupon for a 5 course tasting menu which I didn’t know needed advance notice but they were happy to accommodate us nonetheless with the chefs approval. It was absolutely delicious. The steak was mouth watering. Servers were attentive and we were not rushed in any way. It was a delicious meal and a nice experience.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Pleasant looking space, nice vibe,nice staff. Crab tagliatelle had good flavor, but barely a tablespoon of crab in it. Monkfish not hot enough. Sauces and vegetables flavorful . Dessert list a bit dull.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The tasting menu was outstanding solicitous service and impeccable dessert chai pannacotta was delicious
Would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice place not far from Sanders Theatre. INvesntive cuisine, and friendly attentive service. Great cocktails.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This is a wonderful neighborhood spot for special occasion dining - with very friendly staff. The food is delicious, creative and presented well. There's a nice wine list and creative cocktails as well. The noise level is low and seating is not crowded, which is nice.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was our first dinner at Bergamot but we will definitely be back! The restaurant is charming and the food and service (especially the bar service) was excellent! The swordfish was perfectly cooked and enjoyed the unique wine selection.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

HOME COOKING
If you feel like going out for dinner and eating what you could have cooked yourself, this is the place. We were floored when the waiter brought bread and said "this is seven grain from Whole Foods."

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service, as always, was amazing. Food is always memorable. Great staff. Fun atmosphere. Always recommend for a knock out experience.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Server really was not friendly. Made the experience less enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Waitstaff made our dinner special, with informed discussion and suggestions for the food and wines.
Very pleasant ambiance: We could easily hear our own table conversation, but not other people's dinner conversations.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was incredible! We loved the experience and that food was even better than the reviews said. We enjoyed dessert too, it was on point. Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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?

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This is the second time we have been to Bergamot. We were here a couple of years ago and both times we have the tasting menu. And despite the time in between, the food at Bergamot remains excellent. Both our fish and meat dishes were cooked to perfection and the salads and appetizers are innovative and refreshing. During this visit, we asked that they substitute another dish for our dessert and they provided another salad dish without extra charge. The waitress recommended a burgundy wine which went quite well with dinner. They had some problem with their charge card machine and our departure was delayed but the wait staff was pleasant enough that we did not mind the wait. We find Bergamot quite a value considering the sophistication of the food preparation and the number of dishes they served for the tasting menu . The neighborhood is at a relatively busy interaction in Somerville but they own a nearby parking lot so parking is not a problem. The restaurant décor is simple so it is not overly stuffy for a formal restaurant. We really enjoy dining here.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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