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True Bistro

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1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
+1 617-627-9000
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been devoted diners at this elegant vegan eatery since its opening six years ago. Portions are just right for us. We have dined about 40 times here, traveling from Brookline expressly to do so, and have never been disappointed. It is our quiet vegan white tablecloth sanctuary after a day at work. Worth the trip!

Thank rrd_and_md
Budapest, Hungary
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've been here a few times. The food is so flavorful and unique. We made a reservation each time because we heard this place can get very busy.

Thank amyzuks
Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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
Bristol, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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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266 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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

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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, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1153 Broadway, Teele Square, Somerville, MA 02144
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-627-9000

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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?