This warm, elegant Somerville bistro was cleverly designed to suit both neighbor-hood residents and those who travel for a celebratory meal — a nice balance that can be attributed in part to wine director Kai Gagnon’s skill in choosing wines for both crowds. His bottle list is lengthy and varied — a veritable tour through Europe — but there are also nearly two-dozen by-the-glass options for those with commitment issues. Most important? The knowledgeable servers to guide you to the perfect selection.
Bergamot | 118 Beacon St., Somerville, MA | 617-576-7700 | http://bergamotrestaurant.com/