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True Bistro

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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144-1742
(617) 627-9000
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Near Boston
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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243 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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118 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank 12345rover
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Four of us had dinner on Wednesday night. The owner told us it was one of the slowest nights he has had since opening. But he didn't seem to mind, big smile, sort of grandfatherly. The white tablecloth ambiance is very appealing. Sometimes the veggie restaurants feel almost paper plate casual but not here where there's a good upscale vibe.... More 

Thank tomaqua
Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a vegan restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised by my delicious meal. I am a meat eater and I was very happy with the delicious meal from soup to desert it was great!

Thank sallyde10
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

You don't have to be vegan, or even vegetarian, to love True Bistro. This is high end elegant cuisine cooked by chefs who balance innovation and comfort. My husband said after eating here, "If all vegan food were this good, I'd be vegan in a heartbeat." I'll admit that I am particularly fond of the garlic aoili with the crusted... More 

Thank Shariann L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, French
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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?