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True Bistro

French, Vegan
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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great vegan restaurant

My husband took me to True Bistro for our 10th anniversary dinner. it was perfect! the food was yummy. the restaurant was very small but not cramped. i had the roasted beet salad which had some cashew cheese in it and it was to die for. originally for dinner i was going to get the green Thai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
LisaPunk01
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Medford, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

First of all I am not vegan but was interested in trying the food here. I will say that the wine selection is wonderful, as well as the cocktails--a lot of gluten free options for my friends as well as for people with lactose intolerance. However, the food was bland & tasteless not to mention RIDICULOUSLY expensive. The decor is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I would say the menu is adventurous and I can't remember what I ordered but it had so many different flavors, I'm not sure what it was. it's not bad tasting food but it is over priced in my opinion. I don't think vegan food should be so high end that it confuses people. Also the policy that the restaurant... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant has great promise it's in a nice area, great decor, friendly staff, and prices that suggest amazing food. The trouble with True Bistro is that the food doesn't live up to everything else it has going in its favor. I had the seafood soup and it was so salty I couldn't finish it much less enjoy it. The... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband took me to True Bistro for our 10th anniversary dinner. it was perfect! the food was yummy. the restaurant was very small but not cramped. i had the roasted beet salad which had some cashew cheese in it and it was to die for. originally for dinner i was going to get the green Thai curry but the... More 

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long island
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

True Bistro has a calming ambience and delightful, attentive wait staff, but the food outshines all! There are many, many outstanding reviews of True Bistro, many from non-vegetarians who say it is the best meal they have ever had. It is named as a Vegetarian Restaurant Meat-Eaters Will Love and it lives up to that designation. The creative, piquant flavors... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I arrived on a Wednesday night, prompted to travel to True Bistro due to a $55 promotion for dinner for two. We were joined by another couple. My wife and I wished to use the promotion. The other couple wanted to order off the menu. True Bistro's general manager would not honor the promotion. Don't eat at... More 

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I rarely find an American vegetarian or vegan restaurant that we'd like to return to. True bistro is the notable exception. Although we weren't wowed by every course the overall experience was excellent. We loved the green curry, the ravioli appetizer, and the apple cobbler. The service was excellent, the ambience very nice (and not noisy!). Our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

True Bistro offers a creative menu, delicious food, excellent service and a casual yet charming setting. The menu is 100 percent vegan, but, in our opinion, that is secondary. We shared a number of small plates, and every dish was well-prepared and beautifully presented. Noise levels are low, lighting is attractive, wait staff are knowledgeable and efficient. The restaurant offers... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have gone many times and gotten their salads - very good. THis time we went with four of us and tried a number of other things. It was all good. The service was very attentive and knowledgable. We would love to see more interesting main courses - especially with tofu. It is nice not to have to ask if... More 

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JourneyTyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Brunch is always tricky when you don't eat dairy, but I was elated that I could eat the waffles, biscuits, and crepes!!!! Everything was wonderful!!!!

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Additional Information about True Bistro

Address: 1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: (617) 627-9000
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 627-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?