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“A Keeper!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of True Bistro

True Bistro
1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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Ranked #5 of 251 Restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Vegan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Concord, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A Keeper!”
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 competent and friendly and the decor comfortable and pleasant. The servers were knowledgeable about the dishes and the types of food. One of us didn't know what seitan is, for example. I think some folks would be reluctant to try a vegan restaurant, but good food is good food. How delightful that it is also nourishing. The best thing I can say about True Bistro is that we will return, I suspect, many, many times. We had reservations, but you can walk in. In fact, there were lines of people (of all ages) waiting for a table, so reservations are a good idea..

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vergennes, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Extraodinary Vegan Fare”
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!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New England
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“Creative, Flavorful, Inspired”
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 - you would have to have something actually wrong with you to not find the food here extraordinary!

Braised tempeh with whipped winter squash, massaman curry with fried tofu and rice cake, house made ravioli, cornmeal crusted mushrooms, golden beet borscht - only a few of the extremely creative highly flavorful dishes we enjoyed.

The restaurant itself is beautiful, high end in design, impeccable service - nothing hippy earthy crunchy about it, so leave any (MIS)conceptions you might have about a vegan venue at the door. We were super impressed and we will definitely return.

Visited April 2014
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Bury St Edmunds
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing and Inventive food”
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 decor make it feel like a really special occasion. Be sure to try the vegan irish cream liquor - the fact that this is vegan blows my mind - incredible!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great even for the omnivore”
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!

Visited November 2013
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