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Exchange Street Bistro
Exchange Street Bistro

Exchange Street Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.exchangestreetbistro.com
  • Phone: (781) 322-0071
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Orange Line Malden Center Stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Valdidated parking located across from restaurant at the CBD garage.
A word from Exchange Street Bistro
Welcome to Exchange Street Bistro, an inviting, exciting contemporary bistro located in the heart of Malden Center. Just steps away from the city’s T-stop and several new luxury condominiums, Exchange Street Bistro creates an upscale neighborhood feel for those looking for an outstanding dining experience. With an extensive and creative menu, Exchange Street Bistro’s chef’s offer trend setting and savory dishes at reasonable prices. Our staff provides superior service along with exceptional knowledge of our menu, and extensive wine list. Therefore, ensuring our guests an experience that will far exceed all their expectations. The warm and charming décor of Exchange Street Bistro, is enhanced with dramatic lighting, showcasing everything from our beautifully crafted granite bar and tables to our intimate high back booths through out the dining room. The fully stocked bar and spacious lounge creates a stylish and vibrant atmosphere with an exquisite martini menu.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Went with my husband for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised. We will come back again for the great food and service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love this place. Interesting menu, great martinis, good food, wonderful service and, amazingly, offers whatever ambiance you need. The front of house is quiet enough for conversations over dinner but the bar scene is vibrant and fun. Don't know how they do it...just glad they do!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food and great service. We asked for a quiet spot and were given a great location. The price was right, too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great place for lunch. Service staff were wonderful. Great lunch food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I go to this restaurant regularly, the food is consistently very good and the service staff are very efficient and friendly. We enjoy the seating on the bar side for the energy generated by the bar scene and enjoy the window seating to watch the people going by. Vodka Martini with Blue Cheese Olives are the best! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My office recently located to Malden center and have been exploring the neighborhood. Very much enjoyed the food, ambiance and service at this restaurant. The food was very tasty and delivered hot. Seafood was done to perfection. Pasta dish was very nicely done and plentiful serving. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The drink menu was expansive with numerous otions which turned out great. We dined at a leisurely pace and look forward to coming back again soon!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Outstanding fine dining. We keep coming back. Pan seared tuna was perfect."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went here for a night out with a dear friend, unsure of what to expect given the area but wow, we were very happily surprised with our experience. The staff was very attentive as I waited and every member made sure I was being helped. Upon being seated out waitress was prompt and friendly. Our entrees, fettuccini carbonara and Eggplant roulade were extremely flavorful and well cooked, portions were large enough that we had some left over. Martini selection was overwhelming in the best way possible. I would strongly suggest the Undone Pina Colada if you're a fan of banana's and coconut, it was to die for! Overall, I was very impressed with this restaurant, definitely a hidden gem in this neighborhood!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional except the table itself. The table was too thin for the benches and very uncomfortable to lean so far at the edge of the seat to eat. Very uncomfortable. Please get a wider table for this seating. Other than that, the food and service were excellent as always. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "A very nice surprise. Food was fantastic, service was excellent. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I've been going there for a while now and never get disappointed, food, service, really friendly,,,,"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent. They cater to special requests and the staff is always attentive."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This restaurant used to be good but it's been awhile since I've been back and it will be awhile before I go back. Service was slow, food was not good at all. Steak was over charred on the outside They undercooked my wife's steak."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. The food, drink and service were all excellent. The only drawback for us was that it was a bit loud. It would benefit from some work on the acoustics to provide a bit less echoey space. But we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We dined as party of 5 with two seniors with mobility issues. Very easy in and out, with ramp to get in and plenty of space of move around. The service was great and the food was excellent--my husband and I hadn't had beef for a long time and we both tried the steak options. Both were just delicious, as were the other choices--fish tacos, scallops and salmon. Deserts were huge and also very good. If I lived closer I would go and sit at bar--nice atmosphere. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good selection of both lunch and breakfast options with big combinations (I.e. crab cakes Benedict). Flavorful mimosas and martini list is always on point!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "They are great. I mostly go for dinner and the bar menu, but brunch was delightful as well. The staff knew the menu well and the short menu means everything on it will be made really well. Loved the ricotta and lemon pancake!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My girlfriend loves the Exchange Street Bistro, we try to go there at least once a month, due to a food allergy she needs to eat gluten-free, the restaurant is very good at accommodating. We have never had a bad meal there, and the staff is very professional and yet warm at the same time. The added convenience of the parking garage across the street, which is free when the restaurant validates the parking ticket."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been to Exchange Street Bistro twice and both times I've brunched there, the food was mediocre. The service is quite good and their drinks are diverse and well-made. I would go again, but my expectations of the place were definitely lowered."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My waiter was awesome btw new every drink food was excellent"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Huge drink selection, limited food menu, but they keep it simple and delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food here is perfect. We tried their seafood and steak, and both were delicious. Service is great, and we definitely enjoy the setting. Definitely a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The place was fantastic. Great service the minute we walk in. The calamari was delicious. Our meals were very good and we wil def go back again. It is a great place for a romantic dinner and the martinis are absolutely delicious. The best martinis I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We decided at the last minute to go on a Saturday night (7:30). Called first to check but got right in. Parked for free in garage across the street. We had been here before and had forgotten how loud it is. Not the place to go for a quite dinner with your sweetie. Food was very good. Good prices. Cosmo lacked sweetness. Bellini near the best we have had. Will be back but may bring ear plugs!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "They have a great spit for Malden but the food wasn't that good and pricey"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "N was the second time Ive had brunch there and it was exactly what I wanted and my dining guests were just as pleased!!! I definitely go there again and suggest it to friends and family!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The restaurant was busier than usual so it was not a complete surprise that it took longer to get our food. Our server was attentive and never pretended there wasn't an issue. He apologized and made sure that our drinks were refreshed. When the food arrived no one was disappointed. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great choice of lively bar section and quiet dining room."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite new places to go! The service is always good & the food is AMAZING!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I've been coming to this restaurant for the past two years. The great food, martinis and atmosphere always makes it an easy decision when it comes to local restaurants."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Menu is always complex and absolutely delicious. One of my very favorites!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Such a amazing find. It was delicious and the service was impeccable. Will be going back soon."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The only complaint I have about my dining experience was that it was very noisy in the restaurant and mainly that I ordered a scallop dish that was $20+ that came with 3 scallops! That was disappointing. Appetizers were great though!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Three course prix-fix menu had excellent choices, prepared beautifully, and the portions were just right, allowing each course to be enjoyed and finished. The service was not rushed considering it was New Year's Eve, relaxed and attentive. We have eaten several times here as it is in our neighborhood and have never been disappointed. I always recommend this restaurant, and will go back often."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Good food, & service. Although on website stated you could order from menu on New Years Eve, a special menu offered, very limited no beef or pasta."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a great spot with great food, exceptional list of well-made martinis and a decent wine list. It can be a bit noisy at times, but we feel that just adds to the fun of going to Exchange St."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Went there once before their minor renovation and looked even better after removing tables to create more bar scene. Been to many dinners, lunches, and functions since. Food was great as well as the service."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My wife and I were expecting to go into the city for her birthday but then due to a snowstorm, opted to stay closer to home. Best decision we made. We ended up making a meal from the appetizer menu. We each got a French onion soup which was very nicely done. Wife thought it was a little salty but it was fine for me. I thought it was just competently executed. We then went on to the short ribs which were fabulous, broccoli rabe spring rolls and an elegant pizza. By the time the pizza came we were more than full so that came home. My only negative reaction to the place was the broccoli rabe. They were very nicely done but the broccoli has a bitter taste. Wish they had used another type of green instead. But overall, loved the place"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Been to Exchange St Bistro a number of times years ago and food was always outstanding. Went about 3-4 months ago (for the 1st time in about 2 years) and was very disappointed. Everything was way too salty. Figured we would try it again and this time it was better, though not stellar like it used to be. Had the tapas appetizer - should have asked for the cost as it was $25.00 and almost fell over when I got the bill. Had the rib eye entry, not cooked enough, asparagus was good, potatoes with Gorgonzola were almost inedible. Wife loved her tuna entry and soup app. Other couple were satisfied with their entrees as well. Drinks were fabulous as always! In any event, I'll go back again as it is still one of the nicest places in the area."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Having recently moved to Malden, I was excited to try Exchange Bistro. I liked how the bar/lounge was a bit separate from the dining area we were in so that the noise didn't travel. The martini list is awesome - I had something called a Fuzzy Hippo which was pineapple-y and delish. Would love to try the rest as well. We had a Amazon-local deal which helped with the bottom line a bit. We started with the mussels and I had the steak frites and my bf had the lobster mac & cheese, both good. Food took a little longer to come out, but our waitress stopped by to tell us that, so we didn't feel forgotten. Our waitress was a bit "chilly" but effective, just could have been a little warmer. Also she never asked if I wanted another drink."
    Dined on 12/6/2013