One Bistro
One Bistro

One Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.onebistro.com/
  • Phone: 8667819888
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:30am - Midnight Monday-Saturday: Lunch: 11:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday and Saturday Dinners: 5:00pm-11:00pm Sunday: Brunch 11:00am-2:30pm Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm Lighter Fair at bar: 10pm-11pm Reservations Recommended for Friday and Saturday Dinners
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Dexter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: One Bistro is available for intimate parties, rehearsal dinners, birthday or anniversary celebrations, and any other special occasion that may arise. They have a full bar, an outstanding wine list, handicapped access and ample on-site complimentary parking.
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Wilcox (781)255-3145

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking
A word from One Bistro
A popular local favorite on Norwood's Route 1, One Bistro is both upscale yet affordable. Featuring beautifully lit contemporary decor and open kitchen energy, One Bistro offers original creations with a subtle French flair. From New England seafood and choice beef entrees to brick oven pizzas and daily pasta specials, Chef Dexter and Chef Lo perfect the art of casual fine dining. Also offering a comfortable lounge area that is perfect for an after work gathering.
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One Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (23)romantic (21)great for outdoor dining (19)great for lunch (18)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Early bird try out just okay..
    bravogoodfood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We tried the early bird special. Salads were overdressed and soggy. Chicken marsala was salty, salmon was cooked nicely. Desserts are great.
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  • Special Occasion Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My husband and I recently visited One Bistro to celebrate our wedding anniversary and enjoy a relazing evening. We were taken in a timely fashion for our reservation, had a quiet booth in a relaxing environment. The menu was somewhat on the upscale side but well appointed with a number of selections. Most of the entree's were between $20 - $30 dollars. THe service was very good. We have been to One Bistro a number of times and have always enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was meeting with a couple old friends so I had asked for a booth that was quiet and out of the way. That is exactly what we got too! The waitress was very sweet and gave us a list of the specials they had for the day too. She was also very attentive to our needs! The food was delicious we will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was debating between the buffet at Zachary's, also in the hotel or the ala carte breakfast at One Bistro. I spoke with one of the workers at the buffet and he recommended the One Bistro breakfast. I took that as a sign. The menu had everything you could ask for. My breakfast was incredible and my friend and I each ordered our own plates then split an order of cinnamon french toast. The servings were large and we left just as full as if we had been to a buffet but the quality of the food was ten times that of your standard buffet breakfast. The staff was friendly and my cup of coffee was always kept full. Next time you are at the Four Points in Norwood, skip the buffet and go to One Bistro. You will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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  • What changed?
    imopinionatedVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've had nice meals at One Bistro, but this was a very different experience. The service (Glenda) was fantastic--she was attentive and funny and her timing was great. But the food itself was abysmal. Our friends ordered two prime ribs--one rare and one medium--and both came back badly overdone. The response was "they were the last two cuts, so it's impossible to get them rare." OK--why not tell people that in advance? The steaks were covered in a sauce that killed the flavor of the meat, but perhaps that was the plan. Gnocchi were like lead and inedible. Delicious bread, however! Though the manager came over to ask how we were and they delivered a steak (quickly) in place of the overcooked prime rib, it didn't make up for the meal overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NHK ATL
    NHK1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Have been here several times. Food is always spot on. Service and greeting always on point. Servers run the gamut from wonderful (last visit) to needing to ask for everything (including "May I have my glass on wine I ordered") after the entree was delivered. We even had to ask for receipts for those who paid with cash-forget the fact no change was offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Lobster Special
    lobsterlovers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The summer lobster fest special was great. Baked stuffed lobster with scallops and shrimp in the stuffing, cooked just right. A nice value at $25 in a nice setting with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobsterfest!!!
    Artanis
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A very good deal for a 1.5 lb. baked stuffed lobster dinner. Server was quite good. Food was quite good. A very reliable spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a meal!
    Yume2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed everything. Had the lobster fest and my husband had ocean stew, which was awesome. Can't wait to go back again. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just The Best!
    Lisa333
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Honestly, One Bistro does everything fabulously.Took a friend for lunch and had a wonderful experience.Our server was pleasant and efficient.Had drinks and a bread within moments of being seated.She gave us ample time with the menu which has a nice variety to make anyone happy.Food is arranged on the plate beautifully with care and is always delicious. We got coffee after our lunch and even the coffee was great.After paying the bill,(such a value),my friend and I talked for a bit longer.Our waitress was so kind to ask if we wanted more coffee and we gladly accepted her offer.We both walked out of the restaurant talking about how much we enjoyed our lunch from beginning to end. Dinner & Brunch at One Bistro are great too.It's just the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Bistro consistent delivers
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We frequent One Bistro because it's always great. From the time we arrived, we were well treated and that continued to the time we walked out the door. The variety of drinks was extensive. Everyone completely enjoyed their dinners. We weren't harassed by televisions all over the place. We were allowed to relax and converse, when the meal was done, without anyone hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • early bird find!
    Bob64
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One Bistro has a tasty and reliable full service menu located in a Four Points Hotel. We often dine there. This meal, from the "early bird" menu was delicious and excellent value!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but long wait with a res
    Bruncher
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was quite fantastic, for $25 you get a huge lobster stuffed with crab meat, a bowl of amazingly chunky clam chowder, corn on the cob, potatoes, and 6-7 muscles. The muscles were a bit bland, could use some seasoning or a better sauce to soak in, but everything else was amazing. The only major problem we had was that we had a reservation at 7:30 and we didn't get seated until almost 8:00 pm, which threw a kink into the rest of our plans for the night. The problem was quite apparent as there were many other groups in the same boat as us, complaining that they had been waiting for a while even with a reservation. Our server was awesome though and brought us everything as quick as possible when we told her we were tight for time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was not hot sent it back (all 4 meals) had to keep pouring are own water.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had dinner on the patio. The server was attentive, food was wonderful. We were not rushed. The perfect way to end a beautiful summer day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OI12green
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The lobsters were flying out of the kitchen in to eager dinner's waiting plates and for good reason. What a bargain! My wife and I opted for other seafood dishes and were more than satisfied with the service, food and price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our reservation was honored and on time. No wait for our table. Service was good. Lobster dish had other food piled on plate which was full of water and made use of plate difficult. They should separate vegetables from the lobster and serve them on another dish. Our server was very good, helpful and very attentive. A large group seated at the next table was very loud and annoying--making the dining experience less than enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster Mania
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went to Friday nitghts Lobsterfest which we enjoyed thoroughly. It was a great meal and though busy the meal was not rushed, service excellent and setting divine. Go there quite frequently and seldom disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was fair at best - will try again though, service and ambiance was very good. The Friday night lobster special was what brought us in - lobsters were overcooked - but its understood for the mass quantity they are producing for the special
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    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just not up to par
    justme
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have been to One Bistro a few times in the past. We live nearby. Unfortunately the other night it just was not that good. We ordered at 7:30 p.m. and received our meal at 8:25! That was just too long. The parmesan crusted chicken was coated with bread crumbs and really no parmesan and again it was not that good. There are many choices along route 1 and I just may make another selection next time unfortunately. The free dessert did not make up for the experience.
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  • Great Dinner
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went for their early bird special, which was great. We both had the grilled salmon which was delicious! It came with choice of soup or salad and a desert. The service was great and we dined outside on the patio. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    Birthday719
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant is well located on Route 1 in Norwood. The food selection and taste was beyond my expectation All employees were friendly and solicitous, although our server took longer than expected to return with the check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't eat outside
    DDoan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We came there on time and they ask us if we want to seat outside ? (It's a beautiful day) and we said "why not?" and they asked to wait for them to set up a table. After a good 15' they said :everything is ready. It's a balcony there are 5 table which 3 occupied, the others 2 were not set up, food was every where from the table to the floor. Not mention that the floor doesn't clean enough for a "fine dining restaurant" - full of dust and old leafs. The waitress try to grap things as much as she can. When I asked " is there any table inside?" she explain because the previous guests were still there so there was no table, if we wanted to seat inside then we have to wait. My kids were hungry ( around 8:20 PM) so we had no choice.
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  • Back on Track
    Artanis
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    After 2 less than stellar experiences in a row here, this visit was back on track. Friday night Lobster Fest was packed. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and we were seated immediately. Server, Leanne, was excellent. Food was very good. Value was excellent.
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  • Attentive service
    maddie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Although my sword fish was dry when it first came out, the manager quickly replaced my meal and returned a perfectly cooked dinner and provided complimentary desserts for our table of 4. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good for hotel rest.
    NomadVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    After a long hot day of sightseeing, needed a good restaurant close to where we were staying. Checked Opentable and found One Bistro. Did not realized it was in with Four Seasons hotel until we arrived. Our past experiences with hotel restaurants have not, in general, been good. Swordfish was 2 inches thick and cooked perfectly. So was the steak. Table bread was interesting and tasty. Entrees we ordered were great. Service and ambience were okay. Waitress was friendly enough, just needed to circle back a little more often. Negative points for failing to confirm our attendance with Opentable.
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  • One Bistro on a Saturday night
    Weekendiner1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant does not get the press it deserves. I never hear much about it but when we dine there we enjoy consistently good upscale food. The ambience is perfect, good service, fancy without being pretentious. We dined with another couple, ordered four separate entrees and all four meals were perfect. We also had two appetizers and one dessert. And don't avoid the breadbasket. Tasty cranberry bread and a interesting looking roll I did not try. We all agreed to dine here more often. Because it is not a "hot spot", it was easy to get a reservation which is not always the case elsewhere on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner Find
    NHK1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Glad I made a reservation. Even though it's located in a hotel, Thursday night was BUSY! Food portions were satisfying, preparation and taste were spot on! Service was not up to par-server could not answer questions or make recommendations for wine with the specials, could not add to descriptions of food on the regular menu, and was generally inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MeMe
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    From service to meal - all outstanding - not your typical hotel restaurant. Definitely a great find in the burbs!
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    great for brunch
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  • Judy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Foods asted overwhelmingly of salt, completely overpowering the lobster in the frittata. Aioli seemed to be just mayonnaise.
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  • Difficult Review
    Artanis
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Tough review to write. Last time we were here the server was horrible and we were sent a gift card to make up for it. That was 6+ months ago and this was our first time back. Server was better than the last time but not at all attentive. Had to asked if there were specials and what they were and never refilled water glasses which were empty from when the food arrived. One of the "specials", swordfish over lobster risotto was a mixed bag. The swordfish was good but the risotto was luke warm to cold and there wasn't any sign of lobster in my serving. Server came around to ask if it was OK ( swordfish 2/3 gone) and replaced the risotto. Hot this time, still no trace of lobster. Server seemed to focus on tables that ordered liquor,we didn't.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We enjoyed our meals here, despite the service that tailed off even as the restaurant got less busy. Our favorite dish was the grilled seasonal baby kale salad with pine nuts and an orange dressing -- great combination of salty grilled kale with the sweet topping. The white pizza was also very good, and the chocolate gelato dessert was yummy. If our waitress hadn't disappeared without any explanation for long stretches, our experience would have been even better. Still, we'll gladly come back here again.
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  • Average but good meal
    KathieF
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The restaurant is located in a hotel, which I wasn't expecting. I may have missed the information when I was making the reservation. Sat at the bar, had a pear martini. Very good. Bartender lacked some common courtesy, which I would explain, but there aren't enough characters allotted here to do so. We ordered Cod and Ribeye. The cod was a generous and a thick portion. The ribeye was thin but cooked well. The meals were tasty. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. It was a fine place to eat. I wouldn't go so far as to call it extraordinary. But I would recommend it.
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  • Reliably excellent.
    SELDOODVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We are regulars and have NEVER been disappointed. Food is consistently great and staff are exceptional.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Spot
    BlueIvy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    After going to the One Bistro for many years (off and on), my husband and I have to say (even though we have seen dinner menu items change from time to time) the dinner choices are becoming a little boring! More variety would be good, I guess. The Roasted Vegetable Tortellini was just okay, a little tasteless. My husbands favorite the Bistro Burger was just meh. He said "Boring". Maybe he has eaten it to many times. All and all we still love the Bistro, it's ambiance and it's employees! =)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 576 reviews are from the One Bistro reviews archive.
  • Something new and special
    kba736
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A great, quiet dining experience. Good lunch menu with nice twists on many of your classic lunches. Nice ambience and a real gem for Route 1.
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu too limited at 2:00 pm
    food4thought
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We have been coming here for years- but mainly for dinner. Especially like the summer lobster special. We were disappointed that we only had the limited brunch menu at 2:00. this was a graduation celebration and would have preferred more of a selection. Especially missed the great bread basket usually served at dinner.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Terrific meal!
    aswooshes
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It was our first time at One Bistro. We had heard positive reviews from friends and finally had a chance to give it a try. It was wonderful! We will definitely go back. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and dessert…. well that was to die for! Be sure to order the coconut dacquoise - it was simply amazing. Their Gluten Free offerings were extensive as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dissapointing
    EEEste
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    A ladies dinner for 5 was a very mediocre meal ... The chicken especially was tough and very small in portions. I have been to this restaurant for lunch many times with great meals but the dinner time was an entirely different experience.... Felt bad as I suggested it to the other diners.
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  • local favorite
    happy2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    good quality food and presentation, service good and comfortable, a special event favorite since 2007
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    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate