Exchange Street Bistro
No complaints at allService was excellent - and the food just fine - we had reservations - so were seated immediately - we chose from the special 3 course menu - and both of us got something we'd never had before - daughter loved the NE Lobster Pie - I had the duck - would never have it again - it had excellent flavor - but not a fan of so much fat or the almost pate texture to parts of it - and would have liked some bread w/the meal - it was never offered - on the other hand DESSERT was w/o question - perfect ! Decadent chocolate cake and we'd have probably ordered more but were too full. The starter salad by the way - VERY GOOD !!! We'd choose Exchange Street again in a heartbeat - good food, good service - nice find ! No more duck however :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gem!Love this neighborhood gem, best around and somewhat off the beaten path in Malden - food is as good as any good Boston restaurant, without the big city hassle. The staff are attentive and friendly - a very positive experience every time, that's why I keep going back - very reliable for many occasions, an easy and good night out or just for lunch.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThere isn't one thing on theThere isn't one thing on the menu I would not try. Taps is different every night. Drinks are made well and reasonably priced.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lunchmy friends from Vermont Loved the food , it was there first time at the restaurant.
thanks to Trisha4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for a birthday dinner!Still a big fan of Exchange Street Bistro. My friends took me there for my birthday celebration and we had a great time! Our server was great. (I am sorry, I can't remember her name!) The food is always well prepared - the lobster mac and cheese is one of the best in the city!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMhit or missits usually hit or miss. but this time the food was wonderful4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was a highlight!Easter Brunch was a highlight! Knowing that a local politician dines there was a special treat! Highly recommend it!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOverpriced for the neighborhood,Overpriced for the neighborhood, but very good! Our waiter was funny and attentive. Huge martini list!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was lunch and it wasthis was lunch and it was very very good. We find that sometimes a series of appetizers allows us to taste a wider variety of choices and satisfies our eclectic palates AND...leaves us very very happy! Very attentive service, as always.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCan always count on excellentCan always count on excellent food experience here. Choose from standard menu or the specials, be pleasantly surprised. Service was personable and attentive.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThis place is a hidden gem. Unless you visit the area for other reasons you'd never know it's there. I love the ambiance though it can get a bit loud once the bar starts filling up and the live music starts.
The drinks are amazing, you can't go wrong no matter what you choose, and the food is pretty awesome too. The menu changes quite regularly so you have to keep going back to see what's new or different.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe front room can be loud,The front room can be loud, but there are two back rooms (with plenty of tables in each) that are quiet enough to easily converse with your friends. Prices are reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Wines by the glass started at $7. I've seen some criticism of the staff and portion size on Yelp but Howard was a great waiter and the portions were filling.
There aren't a lot of vegetarian options on the menu but they were very accommodating when asked to replace chicken with vegetables in a pasta dish.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM