Exchange Street Bistro
Exchange Street Bistro

Exchange Street Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.exchangestreetbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7813220071x
  • 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: Seafood, American, 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Exchange Street Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (14)vibrant bar scene (14)special occasion (13)hot spot (10)romantic (9)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Over the last six months this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2008
    Over the last six months this restaurant has become one of my favorites for lunch. A bit pricey but worth every penny. Food is consistently exceptionally good. Wait staff friendly and courteous. Atmosphere is distinctive and very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great. The owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    The food was great. The owner came to the table to chat. I loved the booths for privacy. I went with three other people and we were able to talk without raising our voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing. Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2008
    Food was amazing. Waitress not so good. Highly recommend the cobb salad, pan-seared scallops and bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exchange Street Bistro was
    Newsgirl01970
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    Exchange Street Bistro was the best of both worlds. The menu selections were pretty straight forward and the portions were large, but the quality and presentation were very upscale. The martinis were huge! The have great U shaped booths that could fit up to 8. Good spot for appetizers & cocktails with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dining at Exchange Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/2/2008
    Dining at Exchange Street Bistro was great! My family and I went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. The place is beautiful and quite. The food was presented beautifully and clean. The flavor was excellent; it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The staffs were friendly, helpful and professional. The restaurant beats any place in Boston without being pricy. I definily will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They need to add more options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    They need to add more options for wine by the Glass. No Red Zinfendel, or Shiraz.Other than that the food was good, and the service was not bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service for a Friday
    Bill
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    Excellent service for a Friday evening. We began the dining experience with the Tapas appetizer for two. At $20.00, it was excellent. The Tapas contained both fish, and beef selections. Our main course was the special fish dish and the baked haddock. Both were very well presented and fresh tasting. We saved room to share a desert. We selected the bread pudding. It was dry because not enough custard and bananas blended into the pudding. The taste was dry. We closed the dining experience with the cappocchino.This was not good. Needed more coffee taste. This restaurant needs to improve on the ending to a great meal. For evening, the tables should have white table cloths to increase the ambiance.Wines by class very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Exchange Bistro was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2008
    The Exchange Bistro was not at all what we were expecting. It was rated highly by the phantom gourmet but I do believe this is the first recommendation made by them that I do not agree with. Overall, fair experience. Certainly would not go back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere was warm and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2008
    The atmosphere was warm and friendly. We arrived and were not hurried to the table. We had a cocktail at the bar and soaked up the atmosphere. Once seated the waitress was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. We tried six different entrees and all were wonderful. I would recommend the Exchange Street Bistro anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had the pizza appy... sooo
    Pattyb
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    We had the pizza appy... sooo good. You have to have it! Salads were delicious also, and the entries we so good as well. I had the Salmon, over risotto.... so much I had to take some home... and even the leftovers where delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only thing I Didn't like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    The only thing I Didn't like about it was the booths. I felt they were uncomfortable on my back. Food was great, overall a nice night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2008
    This was my second time there and both times everything was excellent. I've gone with groups of 8 - 10 people each time and everyone in the group[ agreed that the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise in Malden Center!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    Nice surprise in Malden Center! A high-end American bistro, with modern decor, great menu and wine list. Free on-street parking or validated lot parking. Even on a Saturday night, parking was not a problem and the restaurant was not too crowded (in fact, surprisingly few patrons). Music a little too loud for the early dinner, but clearly would be a great bar scene later. Delicious warm spinach salad, decent risotto with nicely seared scallops. Generous pour on a $6 glass of wine. Everything underpriced compared to a Boston bistro, but SO close to the city! Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2008
    I have been to restaurant on several occasions. It is a great value, the food is wonderful, the atmosphere is perfect for groups or couples. It is a little piece of Boston in the burbs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the location was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2008
    the location was a little off the beaten track but the service and the food were great. we would definately eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant was wonderful.
    EatingOut
    Dined on 8/8/2008
    This restaurant was wonderful. Entrees were delicious, service was great & presentation was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Apps are inventive and very
    mainelyfood
    Dined on 7/28/2008
    Apps are inventive and very tasty. Our split entree was on 1 plate; we were given 2 small plates, which I don't like. And, we had shrimp scampi - dull... but, I think other entrees would be much better... will try next time. The decor is really snazzy, georgous floors!, nice seating and lot's of space! That's what you get in the 'burbs - lot's of space! Very, very nice...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I dined here for brunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    I dined here for brunch and look forward to returning for a dinner date. I thoroughly enjoyed my smoked salmon eggs benedict, one of the best I have ever had. The cornbread starter is fantastic! I hope the restaurant is around for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate