Food & Drink

Date-Night Destination

2017 Winner: Bergamot

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Tight squeezes between tables and a surfeit of hard surfaces are making it tough to have a conversation in many otherwise worthy eateries. Fortunately, you can take your tête-à-tête to this Somerville standout, whose flatteringly lit dining room never demands a decibel meter. You can, however, count on eclectic, ever-changing plates from chef/co-owner Keith Pooler, delicious tipples from bar manager Paul Manzelli and warm, welcoming service from every staff member. It’s the sort of place that can turn a Tuesday night into a special occasion, regardless of whether romance is on the menu.

Bergamot

118 Beacon St., Somerville • (617) 576-7700
bergamotrestaurant.com