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True Bistro

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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
6:00 pm - 9:30 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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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242 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
Saugus, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you have never experienced the amazing taste of vegan food, you must visit this restaurant as your first trial, the menu has a great variety of incredible taste and great presentation. If you are a vegetarian, you will be convinced to take next step into veganism, if you'r already vegan, enjoy a variety of recipes you don't have time... More 

Thank andicarv
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384 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The food here is so good you might not suspect that it's vegan. The small plates we ordered were all good, and the wine selection was decent.

Thank mrsirin
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Friday night, July: the place wasn't packed but the atmosphere was lovely. Clean and good décor. Attentive helpful and patient service. Good cocktails including virgin. The meals were very tasty. The thing about tipping so much in the US due to the wait staffs wages being so low (no minimum wage in MA) is a problem. You feel that you're... More 

Thank veggietraveller78
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Just fantastic. Mind-bogglingly good food, new and beautiful taste combinations, great service. This restaurant definitely deserves a Michelin star.

Thank J D

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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, Vegan, Gluten Free, French
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 627-9000

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