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Melissa's Main Street Bistro

407 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 438-7243
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Ranked #8 of 56 restaurants in Stoneham
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- Sep 15, 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Don't let the storefront on Main St. in Stoneham Square fool you--this meal can hold it's own with the best of the urban spots. We have been a handful of times over the past year and have been consistently impressed. Most recently, we shared the calamari appetizer, which was one of the best ever. I am not even a huge... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

One of the best meals in a long time. Sure. downtown Stoneham is not the North End and lacks the ambiance and excitement. But the food is absolutely fabulous. It is like a storefront restaurant and upon entering, you will see the white tablecloths and an open kitchen. I presume everything is fresh and made from scratch. Our waiter was... More

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Stoneham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Recently took my wife there for a last minute dinner. We've been before, but not for a few years. We enjoyed our meal (crab cakes were awesome, salmon was v good) - I'd say a fair criticism of the place is the slow service (took 20-30 mins just get a drink) - they clearly need to hire some waitstaff. We'll... More

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Wakefield, MA
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245 reviews 245 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We also tried this restaurant on a Groupon and we loved it. The food was excellent and fresh. The prices are a little steep, but comparable to other restaurants of this type. It is small and cozy and you get the service that you would hope for in a restaurant this size. The staff was very friendly. We highly recommend... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We recently went to Melissa's Main Street Bistro with a Groupon. We had never heard of Melissa's before (which is why Groupon is a great idea). There were 4 of us, and we all ordered difference dishes. Everything, and I mean every thing we ordered was perfection from the appetizers (asparagus wrapped in prosciutto) to the salads (caprese was delish,... More

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N. Reading, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It is small, the food is cooked to order , and they have an interesting menu . Not a boring meat and potatoes place. Be prepared to spend a little time but it is not suppose to be a fast food restaurant I took my sister here for a 4 course dinner and every course was to die for

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Second time going here because its right next to the Stoneham Theatre. Very rude service both times. To the point I will not go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My sister and I went to Melissa's about one month ago and loved this small restaurant. Our waitress, Lauren was wonderful and very informative. My sister had a pork tenderloin dish with raviolis with a sage sauce and I had the panko haddock. It took some time to receive our meals, which was fine and well worth the wait to... More

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lowell ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We used a groupon that included appetizer, salads, entrees and dessert. We had the asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, salads, filet and haddock with flour less cake. The food was amazing and had great service because we went when it opened to beat the crowds. The staff was very pleasant and would highly recommend this place! We will be back.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Melissa's is amazing. We used a Restaurant.com Certificate to try it and have gone back quite a few times since. The food is INCREDIBLE. The service has always been wonderful. It has a quiet and lovely atmosphere as well. We highly recommend it!!

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