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True Bistro

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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144-1742
(617) 627-9000
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at True Bistro several times and love their food from appetizers to desserts. Our favorites are the oyster mushroom appetizer and pumpkin ravioli appetizers. They serve wine & beer and have several tasty non-alcoholic mixed drinks. Don't forget to save space as they have several great desserts with vegan ice cream!

Thank Vital_Living_Arts
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. We received a warm welcome from the owner and chatted whilst we waited for our table to b set up. The ambiance is warm and friendly. The menu looked great and it was difficult to make a decision, finally we settled on Roasted Cauliflower Croquette and... More 

Thank DaveA78
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The food at True Bistro is some of the best vegan food I have ever had! Simply amazing. Tasty fresh ingredients, with simple but beautiful presentation. Friendly staff. Will make a point of visiting again next time I am in Boston.

Thank Denise S
Near Boston
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We are a family of six who have gone vegan in the past year. We love dining out and were so thrilled to find this wonderful restaurant. Everything was just delicious and the service was excellent. We tried to tell the owner to open a few more closer to our home, but don't think he took us seriously. Bring your... More 

Thank Momof4kidsNearBoston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I was really looking forward to dining at True Bistro since I had read great reviews about it. When we landed there for lunch, I really loved the neat and tidy place and the ambiance. I was even more excited to try their food. We ordered a waffle topped with buttermilk fried tofu and chili infused agave, a tofu scramble... More 

Thank V R
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch on a Sunday, did not have a reservation and did not need one. Recommend a reservation for dinner. The cinnamon rolls are decadent and I really wanted some to go but had a long day in the car home. Had the seitan burger, you can have it a few customized ways and it was seasoned to perfection.... More 

Thank Aimee C
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

A friend who usually gets things right in the restaurant-finding game told us of this one, True Bistro in Somerville, MA, very near Tufts University and Davis Square. Although taking ten people in your family out to eat at a place you've never been is a triumph of hope over experience, this time the recommendation was right-on. Without a doubt... More 

Thank Andrew P
Watertown, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

First time at True Bistro. I think of it as a turbo charged Red Lentil (Watertown). Nice atmosphere. Friendly service. Tasty wine and drinks. Food is also very tasty. We will definitely be back.

Thank Shantap
Newton, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

If the Ritz or the Four Seasons had a small, warm Vegetarian restaurant in Somerville, True Bistro would still be a better place to dine. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great. Crisp white table cloths and napkins, comfortable silverware, sparkling clean china and glassware, great waitstaff, a broad menu, and exceptionally tasty food, plus an owner who greets you... More 

Thank pageslady
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a vegan or even a vegetarian but I truly enjoyed this bistro. I came here with my family for a celebratory dinner. It was a great experience from the moment we entered. The ambiance is warm and friendly yet traditionally professional The menu was large and varied and contained a good selection of mild to quite spicy dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 627-9000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?