Exchange Street Bistro

4.7
1038 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1038 people are saying
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vipYelapadiva
New England
39 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal here and his has been consistent since they opened. Nice to have such a jen right in my neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My boyfriend and I sat at the bar. Got drinks and was planning on having dinner. We ordered our apps and then right after our dinner order.. An hour went by and our dinner never came. I guess the bartender completely forgot to put our order in. She was arguing back and forth with another staff the entire time we were there.. We just got our check and left.

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vipFoodie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prix fixe menu and lots of delicious items on menu, amazing martini selection and strong drinks. Very friendly waitress. Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! The service was great and the staff was very attentive. Cant wait to go back!

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HappyDiner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent burger w/ sweet potato fries. Great food almost drowned out by the extremely loud indoor crowd. Disappointing that no outdoor service available on an evening with great weather.
Please do something about the volume indoors; lack of buffer between bar and dining area make it much too difficult to hear others at your own table.
Thanks.

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GinaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We hadn't been in a while since a bad experience years ago, but I have been hearing great things -we went for brunch and it was great - excited to go back and try dinner again!

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DougG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Very consistent, great drinks, and a variety of excellent menu options.

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BetseyC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Each of us had the 3 course pris fixe menu. Excellent value. The Caprese Salad, was the low point of the meal. Tomatoes not good, ripe tomatoes and they were ice cold. Tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! Mozzarella and dressing were good. Our entries were all excellent. One of us had the steak, which was very tender and flavorful, and the other 2 had the halibut. We had the key lime pie for dessert. Great. The service, was excellent. We ate outside. Sound level comfortable until a live rock band started up down the street at the beer garden. But inside would have been even louder. I will go back to Exchange Street Bistro.

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DougG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We find this to be a great "go-to" spot for great food and great drinks.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food drinks and service. Great upscale restaurant you can afford to eat at.

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DavidC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous dinner and our waitress Marisa went over and above expectations.

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MiaM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was terrible! Ordered the Bistro Brunch Burger served a frozen beef patty overcooked and tasted terrible. The corn bread was old and awful

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really took care of us, food was phenomenal, being able to reserve a patio seat on a busy night was helpful, couldn't have asked for a better meal!

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veronicam
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This is one of my favorite Martini spots, but not this last time. The Martini was served in a little cup, no special coating on the rim, half of the little glass was filled with ice. Waitress said, this is our new glasses now...I said so is it 6.00 and not 12, because it's half the size. Then she said, oh we ran out of martini glasses, so sorry we had to make your drink in this....and your still going to charge me 12? The waitress took forever to get our order, to get our little drinks and we had to keep asking the girl doing the water to find our waitress....last night was awful...I never experienced this type of poor service at this restaurant. I asked for the manager...he never came...

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SabrinaT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but the server was great. Food and drinks were delish!

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LilianL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We have zero complaints!

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vipGaillymac
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exchange Street Bistro is our go-to place when we want a relaxing yet upscale experience but don't want to travel to Boston. The drinks and food are excellent and the staff is professional and friendly. Sitting at the bar for one of their outstanding martinis and tapas or getting a table for a pre fixe dinner we LOVE everything here!

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place. It's hopping. Food is good and service is excellent. Decor is just the way I like it with red leather chairs and big bar with good drink selection.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is fantastic.

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veronicam
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Martini's in Massachusetts, and their food OMG DELICOUS

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JacquelineJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Restaurant interior is nice. My knife was dirty and there was food on the chair. When new utensils were brought over they were placed on the table however there’s no tablecloth on the table.
I ordered a Shiraz and it was filled halfway up the glass so you can’t tell if there’s any debris in the glass. My glass was sticky to the touch and there were stubs in the glass.
The wings are good and cooked through. The broccoli rabe egg rolls were bitter, too bitter to be paired with mustard aioli.

The restaurant was noisy and it’s difficult to have a conversation at your meal.

Overall, would not return.

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Bgrumpyj
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both had the steaks and it was delicious, the wives had chicken under a brick and they really enjoyed their meals, favorite place go, I plan to try the new outdoor dining next time we go.

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DeysiM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service, the waiters was friendly and attentive, the food tastes great! I have to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant, drinks and food were delicious.

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

DG
DougG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent drinks, food, and service. A menu full of compelling choices. This was our first time here but will not be our last.

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RichardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us for dinner on a Monday night.
We were greeted and seated promptly.
All of us loved our dinners.... and told our waitress.
We will be back.

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vipConnie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites was excellent! Nice atmosphere, too

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SamuelleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love exchange street. Everything there is delicious. However, I miss their old brunch menu.

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KerryB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a reservation and when we showed up host was rude. Barely acknowledged us. Not a great start. Sat for awhile before very nice waitress approached. Took our drink orders from an awesome enormous drink menu. Could have tried several. We got pistachio martini and white sangria. Waited a long time for my drink but sangria came quickly. As we sat and waited to order the noise level was almost unbearable. Large party behind us but not many other diners. We tried broccoli rabe egg rolls that were very good. Nice crispiness and flavor. We had the baked haddock over lobster risotto which was very good but we also had the short rib which was excellent. My only small issue was that it came with only 5 small wild mushroom raviolis. For $26 should have been more. But taste was very good. Would have ordered another drink if restaurant was not so loud. That is a shame. Overall staff was not great but food and drink menu very good.

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Aysh
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location on Exchange St. There is not a view but a large front patio is perfect for summer evenings. I'm so glad we chose the patio, the inside seating area was huge but the noise level was unbearable.
I had a martini which I didn't like much but the hamburger was simple but tasty. Our server was great!

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vipYelapadiva
New England
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and great food

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NancyA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when I dine at Exchange Street Bistro!

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RoseT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had never been, so did not know what to expect.
Bartender Pia was fabulous!
We ordered the fig pizza.. it was tasty!
Prices were totally reasonable and would love to go back.

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VivienneK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent haddock dish! Great service and pleasant waitstaff. Love their Prix fix menu. Excellent flourless chocolate torte!

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vipYelapadiva
New England
40 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was a treat. The service was excellent and food was delicious

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GerriS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with a friend for a get together after the Covid. I had lobster Mac and cheese which was excellent. My friend had baked haddock which she loved.
Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. Deanna was on top of her game and ably assisted by other friendly servers. A very comfortable ambiance.

FAQs

Exchange Street Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 322-0071.

Exchange Street Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1038 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.