TW Food, Bergamot or Alden & Harlow - suggestions near Davis Sq./Somerville, MA


#1

Need to eventually get to Davis Square and looking for a dinner place ahead of time. Doesn’t have to be in Davis Square - just someplace that would be a short commute on the T, walking or quick cab/uber.

Thinking possibly of TW Food, Bergamot or Alden & Harlow (ate here once and did not love but always willing to give a place another try). Would welcome your thoughts on these places or any others in the general vicinity. Thanks!!

-KB


#2

Giulia (between Harvard and Porter) is fantastic. Reservations can be tough, but there are often walk in seats at the bar, particularly on the early side.


#3

Thank you for the suggestion! Ate there a few years ago but it has fallen off the radar. I’ll give it a look.

-KB


#4

Spoke is right in Davis Square and is super. Really flavorful and creative food, interesting wines and cocktails, fun atmosphere (I recommend sitting at the bar). Small plates; order 1.5 per person, more if you’re hungry.


#5

TW Food I think of as quiet and grown up. Bergamot is very friendly vibe, a bit more motion and action but still overall relaxed, and Alden & Harlow is bustling, busy and sceney. All have good food- I know that’s not very descriptive, but since I’ve had great meals at all, I would look at the menus and see what appeals to you, and make your decision based on that, ability to get a reservation, and what noise level you favor. Spoke is my favorite place to eat in Davis (by a mile) and the food that comes out of that tiny little kitchen amazes me. Their drinks program is top notch. I would want a reservation for sure if coming with a group and trying to make it somewhere after, but have had luck with reservations- it seems to fly a bit under the radar.


#6

Terrific feedback! Spoke has spirits as well as wine? Thinking of saving TW Food for another time when not trying to get somewhere. Right now torn between A&H and Spoke (if I can get a proper drink).

-KB


#7

If you want a full liquor license, definitely save TW Food for another time, as they are wine & beer only. Spoke is an excellent recommendation and does offer a full bar.


#8

Many thanks for the recommendation! Just called to see if I could get it. Waiting for a return call.

-KB


#9

Spoke it is! Thanks again for the suggestions.

-KB


#10

Thank you guys!!! Dfan, Parsnipity and uni’s recommendation of Spoke was more than spot on! What a great spot with terrific food and service. How I wish it was in my neighborhood - I would be there all the time! That said, I will make a point of going there even if I have nothing else planned in the area it was that good. We really loved it! Full report to follow!!

-KB