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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bergamot

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Ranked #8 of 304 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Harvard (Red Line) #86 Bus (Cleveland Circle, Sullivan Sq via Harvard Sq) #83 Bus (Rindge Avenue, Central Sq via Porter Sq)
Description: New restaurant
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Fantastic - i loved every imaginative and delicious bite! We're told it changes frequently but ours was stunning. I want to come back next week just to have that selection of items again! With it we enjoyed a lovely cocktail, mine was the lemon (server said "not too sweet" and Mr. Server was correct) and my husband liked his very not-sweet gin cocktail. Our entrees were both remarkable. His vegetarian risotto did not taste "veggie" to me but was rich and surprisingly savory. My salmon was perfection. Why not 5 stars? I hated the seating, sorry. We were sat at the wall booth thing and as a petite woman my chin was nearly on the table while my husband towered over me. Trading seats wasn't an option (for reasons you'd rather not know). It would be such a waste to bring children here, BTW - the food was that good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Honeybadger1958
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Last night's dinner was one of the best we have ever had. It started with easy parking adjacent to the restaurant. It continued with the warm greeting. The sleek gray interior with pleasant art work set the mood. Our server, a stylish young woman, greeted us shortly after we were seated.
Warm puffy potato bread was served with a soft oil infused butter which was delicious.

The menu was simple and straightforward offering both a la carte or a mix and match fixe prix menu ($39) of 3 courses. A few items carried a $3-4. supplement cost above the $39 pricing.
Our server provided detailed explanations of menu items when asked.

The wine list was more than adequate and again the server provided suggestions and commentary about specific wines. A delicious crisp German Riesling was chosen at $37.
Instead of a traditional cork this bottle had a unique glass top with a rubber sealer.

We were 4 persons and everyone chose different dishes. I started with a beautifully crafted charcuterie plate with 4 unique and attractive items on it ($4 supplement, but worth a $10 supplement): a boar pate, a soft mouse, a pork terrain and several slices of a delicious blood sausage (really tasty) plus thin slices of a baguette. My entrée was the best ever diver sized scallops beautifully cooked, crispy on the exterior, dense in texture, but lovely and soft inside (probably the best I have ever had, except maybe on Nantucket) all served over a bed of winter squash wedges and other yummies. For dessert I chose the pumpernickel cake which was a marvelous and decadent deconstructed assemblage of chocolate, pumpernickel, nuts, and dollops of sweet goat cheese mousse.

My wife had the beef Carpaccio, followed by a delicious skate fillet and the most rich and delicious bread pudding.

One friend had the hanger steak beef pho dish. OMG, I tasted the beef and it was so tender and perfectly cooked at a medium rare with such delicious Asian flavors. She had the appetizer special that evening of a vegetarian plate which she loved.

Another friend had the chicken entrée which she loved and a delicious rich coconut cake.

The staff works as a team and during our 2 hours there we were attended and served by at least half of the friendly group.

The bill ended up as approximately $65. per person---very reasonable for the quality and freshness of the foods chosen.

On my way out I made a reservation for a return visit later this month. I can't wait.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank robert k
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“Tasting Menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I went and had the seven course tasting menu and we also had the wine tasting to go with the meal.Each of the meal courses was excellent and the timing between servings was excellent. The price was very reasonable. My wife and I also enjoyed the various wines served with one exception. Patrons should note that there is off street parking available as street parking is tough to get in the area of the restaurant.

Visited December 2013
Thank Vic1959
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New Hampshire
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“$39 Three Course Meal is best deal in Boston Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We can't get enough of this place. When you are looking for a great restaurant with easy parking and reasonable bill in the Boston Area this is the place to go. Trendy place, good service, and excellent food make Bergamot our choice for easy, casual evening out. Especially love their special house meats of the evening and any dessert on the menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank rovingambler
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“7 course tasting menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

superb 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Excellent service. Easy parking (in Somerville!). Had a groupon to make the cost reasonable. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Busy-mom12
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