One Bistro
One Bistro

One Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.onebistro.com/
  • Phone: (866) 781-9888
  • 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
78 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (28)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (20)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (13)great for outdoor dining (12)notable wine list (11)late-night find (6)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A Wonderful, Pleasant Experience and Good Food!
    FragrantLotus
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We stayed at the Starwood Hotel for one night and had reservations for dinner at 8pm. We arrived a few minutes late, but were seated within minutes. The place was busy and bustling. Almost all the tables were occupied and the kitchen was buzzing with activity, yet the noise level was pleasantly low. The wine list was exquisite, the spanish cava i ordered was crisp and light, delightful. The waitress was friendly, patient and service was efficient, quick. The manager came by our table to greet us, and even brought us our food! He checked in again with us a bit later to see how we liked our food! Considering how busy they were, it was impressive to see such attention to hospitality for their patrons. Best part was that it all came together as the food was good! The Salmon was perfectly cooked, the asian sauce mild and the rice, fragrant. The kids loved their mac and cheese, and our table favorite was the cranberry bread! We gobbled it up with the smooth, fresh butter offered with it. Overall, a great dining experience, would recommend highly. Plan to revisit for my birthday soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    One Bistro is an excellent place to dine. Food is always excellent! Our server, Glenda, is one of the best! We ask for her whenever we dine there. Cannot thank her enough - she is friendly and very attentive, no matter how busy the restaurant is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    Lisa333
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    As always, One Bistro did everything right. Met up with an old friend for lunch. Food was delicious, service was outstanding, and the total bill was so very reasonable. Such a pleasurable dining experience. Truly could eat here every day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Menu BUT ...
    Gretchen
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We were seated next to a VERY loud party of 12 - impossible to carry on a conversation with dining partner. On an previous visit a similar thing happened because of very loud guests watching a sporting event at the bar (which is part of the restaurant).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always.
    KsNana
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was very good, service was great. Prices have gone up since last visit, now on the high end of reasonable. First time there on a Saturday. don't think we'll do Saturday again. Definitely plan to return because the food is always so well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice find
    BrooklineFoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service were just fine. We especially liked the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sarah-downhill from years ago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was married here in 2006 at the Tiffany Ballroom. Periodically, my husband and I stay overnight to celebrate our anniversary. This past weekend, I took my mother and grandmother to One Bistro for brunch to celebrate their birthdays. First of all, I had called in the early a.m. to change our reservation from 8 to 5. Upon arrival we were still set up for 8 including a high chair not needed. My mom and grandma ordered coffee that was served ice cold! We did not even need a reservation as the entire restaurant was empty besides two other tables so why we were sat so close to them to barely here each other over the noise I have no idea. The Prime Rib Hash had barely any Prime Rib and the Crème Brule was cold. Other places it has been warm.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly staff tasty seasonal food
    KingRanchSam
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Subject says it all. Friendly attentive staff and great tasting food designed for the season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    CyrrobVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We dine here as well as brunch here only a few times a year because it is so special. Other restaurants we visit, which are not as nice as One Bistro get tiresome. When we decide to go here, we look forward to it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I looked at opentable to find a lunch spot for a group planning to take a glass blowing together that morning i Norwood & One Bistro was the right spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed, won't be back
    CaseyTVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We enjoyed our food but the place was so loud and service was not great. This is not an inexpensive place to eat and we had to ask for bread and we were nearly done eating when someone checked back to see if we were all set.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brunch
    EconVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food is very good with a large number of choices. The service is excellent and the prices are quite reasonable given the high quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great4dinner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our dining experience was very nice. I've often been to One Bistro for lunch but not for dinner. We were seated quickly and the restaurant was quit busy. We waited a while to order but our waitress was pleasant and friendly. Our food was good but the rack of lamb my husband ordered was very good while my shells and lobster was mediocre. The Lobster didn't taste fresh. We shared a nice dessert. All in all, pleasant although I wouldn't order the same thing again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    DotMom
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had the swordfish special and the cod. We felt that the fish was very fresh and the lobster risotto that came with the swordfish was yummy. One of our favorite items at the Bistro is the cranberry bread - a delicious treat. The bar was a noisy initially since folks were waiting for a wedding reception at the hotel to begin but was more pleasant after the loud crowd left. Glenda was very engaging as our waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went for the early bird special. The salmon was cooked perfectly, very tastey and moist, but the portion was a bit small compared to past visits. It came with a vegetable and rice, which they gladly substituted for a 2nd vegetable. The meal also comes with soup or salad and dessert. They were very accommodating to give us fresh fruit, rather than the cake or ice cream which are the early bird options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    All in all this was a disappointing experience. Although two of us had very good meals, swordfish special and the short ribs., the other two were just ok. My $10 martini was returned twice before the excellent waitress took it back and made it herself. The hostess was a sour young girl with no personality. And there was no parking. Regardless of all this we had a fun night with good friends. The atmosphere is nice. But I doubt that I would drive 25 minutes to go there a third time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    dinnerfortwo
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Bob64VIP
    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
    • Food
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 596 reviews are from the One Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic