We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bistro 5

Certificate of Excellence
££££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401 (High Street)
+1 781-395-7464
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 106: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great place for a romantic or quiet casual dinner. The food is consistently good as is the wine. My wife and I come here for quiet, casual dining and no matter what we've ordered we haven't been disappointed.

Helpful?
1 Thank ddarwin
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it online, "Bistro 5 - Gluten free Italian" ; Because I'm gluten free, of course, we immediately decided to go try it out. Only to find out that they only had GF spaghetti and according to the waiter "it's a little hard and chewy, so not the best"! However, they were happy to provide GF crackers and to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eylana418
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared two appetizers, the tuna wrapped in phyllo and the beets. Both were well prepared and plated nicely. I had the venison which was served perfectly cooked, very tender.

Helpful?
Thank Food_Travel-stay
Level Contributor
93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I ate last night with some colleagues. Great service, welcome & cocktails and the place had a really good "vibe." The only downside was one of the dishes, which was not great. However to the credit of Bistro5 they made a bill adjustment when it was discussed. Overall, I would give this another go.

Helpful?
Thank Ctat
Methuen, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been here before with family and had a fantastic night, quality has slipped in the years since. Service and food were both hit or miss. The host was very friendly and sat us quickly on a busy night. Our server was nice and accommodating as well but seemed to be slow with things and wasn't reading us as well... More 

Helpful?
Thank geuichmann617
Medford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Another fabulous meal at Bistro 5 in Medford even better because we started with buck an oyster special at the bar. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the descriptions were spot on. Not a cheap dinner but worth it

Helpful?
Thank j9h59
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Victorrio and his staff always amaze us. Whether it is burger night or the seasonal tasting menus it is all good.

Helpful?
Thank Mamye K
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a lovely meal here on the last night of resturant week. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and ambiance was perfecct. Definatly on our list of places to go now.

Helpful?
Thank ctarr
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We hadn't been for many years for some reason and went back during Dine Out Boston. Can't remember why we stopped going! Excellent dinners, good wine, desserts that rocked, and attentive but not intrusive service. This place should be full every night. It's back on our list of go to restaurants for a great meal.

Helpful?
Thank rickiboston
Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Good ambiance and service. Food was ok. I are calamari, which was rubbery without much taste and gnocchi meal was ok. Menu is limited and very expensive 150 bucks for dinner for two, especially give the location.

Helpful?
Thank David F

Travellers who viewed Bistro 5 also viewed

 

Been to Bistro 5? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
European, Italian
Meals
Dinner
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 Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 781-395-7464

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistro 5 and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Winchester, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bistro 5 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?