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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 - 10:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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 don't have to be vegetarian to love it!

You don't have to be vegan, or even vegetarian, to love True Bistro. This is high end elegant cuisine cooked by chefs who balance innovation and comfort. My husband said after eating here, "If all vegan food were this good, I'd be vegan in a heartbeat." I'll admit that I am particularly fond of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shariann L
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be vegan, or even vegetarian, to love True Bistro. This is high end elegant cuisine cooked by chefs who balance innovation and comfort. My husband said after eating here, "If all vegan food were this good, I'd be vegan in a heartbeat." I'll admit that I am particularly fond of the garlic aoili with the crusted... More 

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Thank Shariann L
Saugus, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you have never experienced the amazing taste of vegan food, you must visit this restaurant as your first trial, the menu has a great variety of incredible taste and great presentation. If you are a vegetarian, you will be convinced to take next step into veganism, if you'r already vegan, enjoy a variety of recipes you don't have time... More 

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Thank andicarv
Washington
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312 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food here is so good you might not suspect that it's vegan. The small plates we ordered were all good, and the wine selection was decent.

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Thank mrsirin
Ireland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Friday night, July: the place wasn't packed but the atmosphere was lovely. Clean and good décor. Attentive helpful and patient service. Good cocktails including virgin. The meals were very tasty. The thing about tipping so much in the US due to the wait staffs wages being so low (no minimum wage in MA) is a problem. You feel that you're... More 

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Thank veggietraveller78
Munich
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Just fantastic. Mind-bogglingly good food, new and beautiful taste combinations, great service. This restaurant definitely deserves a Michelin star.

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Thank J D
Medford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Im not Vegan, but really enjoyed the tofu scrambler that I got gluten free at Tasty Bistro today. There's a nice atmosphere in the small restaurant. I enjoyed the abstract art on the wall. The food was well priced as well.

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Thank Marialo7592
Boston area, MA
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112 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We met some friends who combine within their group vegans and gluten-free folks and True Bistro can serve them. The restaurant has pretences of grandeur in terms of what it look like (the setting is quite pleasant) and menu (IIRC,with suggested wine pairings for each dish). But the dishes were a) mediocre; and b) had very non-nuanced flavor. One of... More 

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2 Thank letsmakeadeal
Medford, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 Thank Jgraves700
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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3 Thank maillet911
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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