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True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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Ranked #1 of 249 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Concord, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate dinner here as a birthday celebration for our daughter. She's a vegan and we are not, but having said that, it really was not at all about eating vegan. (At least for me, I think vegan and I think healthy and often times bland food.) I simply wanted to try every single item on the dinner menu. They... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

True Bistro is a vegan restaurant, so it is healthy as well as delicious. We four had different dishes, including salads, soup, small plates, large plates, and desserts. Each of us tasted the others' food and we agreed that everything was very good. My favorite was the corn breaded mushroom small plate. The organic wine was wonderful. The service was... More

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Vergennes, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have eaten here twice over the past couple years and the food was delicious and a extraordinary mix of vegan cuisine. The desserts are especially decandent!

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New England
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274 reviews 274 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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