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Melissa's Main Street Bistro

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407 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180-3514
+1 781-438-7243
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a small restaurant so I suggest making reservations. A lot of theatre people go here before or after a show. The food is very good with a good variety of meals.

Thank davidson_11
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food was okay, but definitely not worth the price. The service was not good and our waitress was not friendly. She never told us about the specials. She was extremely rude when we asked about changing a vegetable choice.

Thank bonus02180
Peabody, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Our waitress was not very friendly. She came to take our drink orders and took my wine order but did not wait to see if my friend wanted something to drink. After passing by our table several times, we stopped her to ask if there was any non-alcoholic beer. She responded no and walked away. She did not ask if... More 

Thank Joan T
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Melissa's is a sweet and quiet spot in town. The first time we walked by, it was hard to tell if it was even open. But as soon as we inside, we were given a warm welcome :) The food menu is somewhat limited, depending on what you are used to, but enough options to cater to anyone. The calamari... More 

Thank Rebecca N
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

The food was good until I found cat poop on the floor. Gross. Disgusting. Not much else to say about the dining experience.

Thank bcnyyan
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Stay away if you expect a fine dining experience. Food was very poorly prepared and tasted like it was microwaved several times. It was also awfully salty and full of cracked pepper. Service is slow. There is one waitress serving the dining room. She actually took off in the middle of taking our order! Most of the positive reviews are... More 

Thank Disappointment60745
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food and waitstaff is fabulous. My husband and I have never been disappointed with the dinner entrees.

Thank Patricia W
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2015

New to the city and thought my friend and i would try this place..Within 5 minutes i felt something itchy on my leg..I looked down and there was some kind of gross bug..i jumped up and had my friend take it off..everyone there saw what happened and i am sure we ruined their meals..The place looks nice but they got... More 

Thank Jeanne P
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went with friends for dinner before the theater. Shortribs were very good, but the place has a definite ant infestation. Haven't been back since they remodeled. Hopefully they addressed this problem.

Thank Donna H
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Everything was great, except that they ran out of scallops. So I opted for the duck and it was really good. Its nice to see a variety of risotto's on the menu. We informed them that we were going to the theatre and gave ourselves 75 minutes, but the food still took longer then expected, even with our notice, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180-3514
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Stoneham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-438-7243

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