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Bistro 5

Certificate of Excellence
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5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401 (High Street)
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We had a wonderful meal and outstanding cocktails and choices of wine - all served by a very gracious server who was very knowledgable about everything on the menu and such a pleasure! The restaurant has been remodeled in the last couple years and it's really a great place, although we liked it before too. We'd highly recommend!

1 Thank happiestdiners4
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My family took me to Bistro 5 for dinner and an early Mother's Day treat as we knew the meal would be outstanding . . . which it was! We had the 3-course tasting menu with wine pairings and savored each bite. The tagliatelle with fresh peas was so tasty and fresh -- a breath of spring on a cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I recently had my sister's 50th birthday party here. The event coordinator was very nice and helpful throughout the process. We were a party of 13 and the night went incredibly smoothly, not one issue. Flawless service as I've always experienced there. The food is amazing. Everyone was impressed with the quality and taste. We had calamari which is one... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We came in just to check it out and sat at the bar for a drink. I highly recommend coming here. I can't give an opinion about the food because we did not eat here this time - but will most likely come again and try it. I liked the atmosphere - small neighborhood feel!

Thank Rhodymom2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I go to Bistro Five several times a year. It is my favorite restaurant in Boston. Every dish is memorable. I have never had a bad meal there.

Thank william c
North of Boston
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327 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Attended the Scottish Bard event this past month. It was amazing. Starting off with the personal attention by waitstaff, chefs and bar masters. They had a unique set of cocktails using scotch that were fabulous, blends of earthy spirits, with citrus and spice undertones. Passed appetizers were creative and varied. My husband and I both enjoyed the salmon on house... More 

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Medford, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Food is excellent and James the Mixologist is fantastic. I am not crazy about the atmosphere. Very tight quarters - tables are so close to each other and I feel like I was dining with the people next to me. I also wish that people with children under a certain age would dine elsewhere. This is a high end restaurant... More 

Thank PeaceChick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

...how to: serve up pasta with rare white truffles (simply -- butter, egg, parmeggiano), cruise the dining room, maintain a mellow ambiance on a busy Saturday, pay attention to creative detail, tease out a come-hither website. Always a pleasure!

Thank Fred B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Fancy plates and good solid wine choices. The service was excellent and the highlight was probably the mushroom gnocchi. The duck prosciutto app. was very small, but had huge flavor. Theses are relatively small, unique plates that are full of intricate flavors. The spaghetti was loaded with seafood and a good solid dish. I live right down the street and... More 

Thank Feffy06
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Four of us dined at this small neighborhood spot this past weekend. We shared and enjoyed every dish we ordered, but I would like to mention one: duck prosciutto over arugula with foie gras creme brulee. This was an outstanding appetizer. One of the best dishes that I have ever had. I did not want it to end. Also excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
European, Italian, French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: From North Station you can take the commuter rail on the Lowell Line outbound one (1) stop to West Medford. We are directly across Playstead Road from the train platform to the right of the gas station. It is approximately 11 minutes from North Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: 17813957464

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