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Bergamot
American Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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118 Beacon St Somerville, MA 02143
118 Beacon StreetUSMassachusettsSomerville02143
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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Inventive American plates based on seasonal ingredients in an airy, upscale setting.- Google
"Had the chef's tasting menu and it was great."
"Excellent bar menu."
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William Kirtz
a month ago
excellent value; Groupon 7 course tasting menu for two for $ 85 The sticker price ($ 75 each) would have been too much.)They have a $44 3 course prix fixe every night, and we'll come back for that. Terrific atmosphere and service.
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Sharon Feigenbaum
4 months ago
I love this restaurant! The food is perfect and seems to taste better each time we visit. The staff is also great. I highly recommend Bergamot.
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jake hoppe
a year ago
Bergamot is like an old friend who serves great food: they make you feel at home, full of eclectic great food, the best cocktails and wine available, and fantastic service. If you are a local, you should make this your hangout: sitting at the bar is one of the most interesting social experiences outside of shopping at market basket before a holiday. If you are not a local, you should probably just move here so you can be a local, and go to bergamot.
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Ethan Stone
4 months ago
Best food and servers. Amazing night. Stop thinking and go be served by David, Jocelyn, and the crew.
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Ren Wei
3 months ago
I highly recommend this place. Seasonal dishes (I have had one of the best steaks here, that is compared to places in Paris and Rome), perfectly rendered cocktails. excellent bar menu. live music on some of the nights. warm and sweet staff. A jem of the neighborhood.
vazqu marc
in the last week
Nothing good, instead of calling 7 courses tasting menu they should call it 7 appetizer tasting menu. Portions are not small but tiny. Thanks groupon for the great deal
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Joe LaPenna
10 months ago
Enjoyable and varied appetizers and entrees. Pork loin was just a teeny bit rubbery but charcrutre and zuchini rapini appetizer were tops. Service was very friendly but somewhat inattentive.
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Sutirtha Bagchi
a year ago
We were at Bergamot for my wife's birthday dinner. My experience was fine but it was nothing outstanding. As we were pulling into the restaurant, I was afraid that I would not be able to find street parking (and I would have been right in terms of street parking) but fortunately, there was a designated parking lot right behind the restaurant and that helped enormously in finding a parking spot in time. When it came to ordering food, two of the five of us ordered from the prix fixe menu and another three decided to order ala carte. As we were still in the process of deciding on what to order, our server came and informed us that there were only three veggie strudels left and if we wanted to order one, we should get that soon. As one of our companions was a vegetarian and as the strudel was the ONLY veggie option on the entire menu, she confirmed that she wanted one right away. I went for the prix fixe menu and my choices were cornbread cavatelli as appetizer and pan-seared cod for the main course. The cavatelli was certainly very different from what I had expected (though that probably speaks more to my ignorance than the quality of the dish itself) and was quite unremarkable in its taste. The description read "House-made Ham, English Peas, Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrot, Fermented Honey" and blame my plebeian taste buds but I couldn't make out either the corn bread or the honey. Next to come (after a long wait btw) was the pan-seared cod. It was certainly better than the appetizer but cod tends to be a light fish and so it was quite underwhelming. A pertinent question here would be why order a light fish if that is not what I like and that brings me to my biggest gripe about this place - its super-limited choices. There are exactly 6 options for main course and no lamb or steak or duck items are on hand. Neither were there any lobster or crab dishes available as main course. Given the limited choices and given that we wanted to try out the various options, I ended up getting a dish that was not entirely to my liking to begin with. Lastly when it came to dessert, I ended up getting the milk and cookies. The name for this dish does not quite do it justice because the most important element of the dish is a coffee ice cream rather than either milk (duh!) or cookies. The dessert was probably the part of my meal I enjoyed the most but portion sizes were quite small. Overall, I was pretty underwhelmed by my experience, its good service notwithstanding. It is not that there was anything particularly wrong with any of the dishes or with its service or with the ambiance. It is just that this was a place not quite up my alley. My taste buds like a bit more spice and rich flavors than this place dishes out (no pun intended) and the super limited choices are its biggest drawback. The fact that it is also ends up being somewhat pricey doesn't help. I doubt I would be back here at all. If I were dining out for a special occasion (as was the case today), I would prefer going back to old favorites like Atlantic Fish Company or even another excellent option right down the street from Bergamot - Dali!
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