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9 Sanborn Court, Somerville, MA 02143
+1 617-718-2333
17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I have been going to Journeyman for years and it is one of our absolute favorites. It's a bit too expensive to be a regular joint but we try to celebrate as many special occasions there as we can. The food is flat out outstanding- it is creative, thoughtful, locally sourced and ever changing so every experience... More 

Thank winstonvaughan
Acton, Massachusetts
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541 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The space is industrial chic with high ceilings and nice touches of plants and woven branches to break up the hardness of the space. We arrived just after 6 and left nearly three hours later after our adventure in food. The service, the food and the wines were wonderful and interesting. There was a nine course fixed dinner. I had... More 

Thank MikeBirdman
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The first time I've been their, it was cooked by Chef Tru. That was excellent. 6 months later I went there the chef was another guy, it was on workday, not many customers there, the food was really sorry and service was lack. I was disappointed.

Thank wenjunshen
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I went to the Journyman as a wedding gift. The Journyman has a 9 course fixed menu. It's about $120/person. There is also one that adds matched wines. The Journyman does a tasting menu, which means smallish dishes carefully made. We didn't think we would be full, but by the end of the meal we were both... More 

Thank dsaroff
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Very elaborate cuisine with organic ingredients. Good food but very slow and somewhat laid back service. The fixed salary system without tips is obviously not a recipe for good service.

Thank Fedcos
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We were greeted by our low-key host, who proceeded to take care of us throughout the evening in the most attentive, but unobtrusive way. For three hours we were enchanted by each dish as it arrived, paired with wines recommended by the chef. The food is creative and beautifully displayed. Nothing we were served was something we could ever dream... More 

Thank Campy118
Berkeley, California
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting family in the Boston area and can find Somerville and have family who want to make sure you have a great dining experience, then you can't do better than here. The sweet potato was the best. Eggs and toast too. Highly recommend.

2 Thank lookupatthesky
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Out of the way, sparsely populated, fix price $$$, lots of courses tasting menu only, local ingredients, meticulously prepared and presented, interesting taste combos and plate sequence, great service, wonderful wine pairings, definitely a destination.

Thank DHMBoston
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

We've been here several times. This time some NYC friends specifically requested a return visit. They reserved the places for dinner. We were seated in the center of the restaurant, which is much noisier than seating along the walls. Something to remember for next time. The menu lived up to the New Yorkers' expectations-- inventive, tasty, visually attractive, off-beat. There... More 

Thank Lee A
Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Too much of a coffee table cookbook type restaurant. It all looked good, compelling, but none of the food had true substance. No dishes seemed to be assembled based on anything more than appearance. Food lacked a story. Odd interactions as we made a reservation for 9pm midweek but were told they had nothing earlier. We arrived to a completely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$65 - US$95
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Sanborn Court, Somerville, MA 02143
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-718-2333
Journeyman serves creative, ingredient-driven tasting menus in a comfortable and unpretentious setting. We feature local producers, natural wine makers, and craft cocktails from our sister establishment backbar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?