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True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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Ranked #1 of 241 restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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219 reviews 219 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Forget that this is a vegan restaurant - all vegan, so it's such a joy for a true vegan, being able to order anything at all with complete abandon, no need to worry about hidden dairy, etc! But indeed, forget that, if you are not a vegan, because this is a restaurant where anyone who eats will be thrilled -... More

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Bury St Edmunds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is such an amazing restaurant. Great food for vegans and those who just enjoy interesting tasty food. All the options are so inventive and creative. Definitely worth a try even if you aren't vegan or vegetarian. The ambiance is wonderful and it's so nice to go to a vegan restaurant that is fancy! The nice white table clothes and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We loved it & we're both meat eaters. Dragged here by our vegan pal, we were surprised and very pleased with everything!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I've been wanting to try True Bistro for more than a year and finally made it there. I regret waiting so long! It was a delicious meal. I started with a leek and parsnip soup that was outstanding. There are small plates and large plates, plus salads and sides, so you can find a meal of any size. There were... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I went to True Bistro twice in perhaps 6 weeks. With friends each time, we ordered different dishes from the menu. Both times the food was outstanding. At end of November, I had the wilted spinach with smoked tofu, pecans and cranberry salad, along with the soba with vegetable tempura as a main. As excellent as they were, what stood... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I am so late writing this review...My husband and I had a very memorable meal here in the late spring 2013. We drove by today and both said that it was one of our most memorable meals ever. First, the staff was so nice and the atmosphere is cozy and upscale without being pretentious. My husband had the lentil flour... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It is a nice thing to be able to go out to an upscale vegan restaurant with creative food. The service is always good. I find that I don't feel like raving about it only because sometimes the portions are a bit small, and also sometimes the entrees are all really rich or have some other characteristic that makes me... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had dinner with a friend. The food here is so delicious. I eat mostly vegetarian but this vegan food was amazing. We had two appetizers, the fried mushrooms and the corn cakes. Both really tasty. Fried mushrooms not greasy. Came with two sauces. Not a fan of horseradish but still tasty. The corn cakes had a chutney and creamy sauce... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Although I enjoy chicken and fish even I can say this was a good eating experience. The dessert was my favourite dish. The service was excellent and the food was not costly.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant takes no reservations, but we called ahead to see how full they were. Packed! But the owner, a charming Bermudian, took our name and fit us in soon after we arrived an hour later, as suggested. The food was sublime! Each dish had its own distinctive flavor and beautiful presentation. Our waitperson was lovely, patient, efficient, and also... More

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