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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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Ranked #5 of 255 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
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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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Concord, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 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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303 reviews 303 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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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: Vegan

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