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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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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

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  • 43
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
YOU WILL WANT TO KISS THE CHEF!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
irenemarine
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long island
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long island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Vegetarian meals lacking vegetables. Little variety. Uninspired menu. Vegetarian curry consisted of potatoes and peas. Mushroom dishes chewy and tasteless. Beet salad ordinary. It's not cheap either. If you want a vegetarian meal go to Posto and have pizza.

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Tucson
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Visiting the area for a conference was looking for a unique dining experience and found it. The ravioli were to die for. Outstanding service and reasonably priced

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Boston, Massachusetts
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223 reviews 223 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have to preface this review by letting you know that I enjoy eating meat. If you're still reading, you probably enjoy eating meat as well. If that's the case, fear not! You will not be disappointed by True Bistro. I have a lot of Vegan friends that have drug me to places that left me wishing I had picked... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

OK, I'll admit it. I'm married, but ... I'm in love. With a restaurant. It's just that whenever I'm near this restaurant, True Bistro, I feel all happy and giddy and tingly inside. I'm not exaggerating. The main challenge for me at True is ... how can I possibly decide what to have? Narrowing it down to one entree is... More 

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