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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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 7 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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28 reviews
19 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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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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23 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 

Thank Cidre M
Westford, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Having heard about Journeyman in the local press, we were eager to try this Somerville trendsetter. If ever you need to see art meet cuisine, this is the spot. Each plate on our pairing menu was vibrant and appealing. There were nine courses, and the menu changes daily so I will spare you the details. In so many ways it... More 

Thank sabrinayb
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We enjoyed the unpretentious atmosphere of the place, impeccable presentation of the dishes, and very inventive flavor combinations. We also liked the suggested wine pairing - the wines were unusual, and went well with the food.

Thank nadia0908

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?