Exchange Street Bistro

4.6
1056 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 1056 people are saying
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vipTrueItalianFoodie
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Good food.

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vipBostonHolliday
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I dine here regularly but this night was a bad one. service was terrible and server was unpleasant and short.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It had been a while since we have been to Exchange street Bist

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vipBgrumpyj
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, nice to see many people coming back to restaurants, we enjoyed sitting by the window people eating while enjoying the mixed cocktails. I had the rid eye and asparagus and my wife had the pork chop, my steak was delicious however my wife’s pork chop was unbelievable, I don’t know how they made it so juicy, can’t wait to go back. Parking in the garage wa very convincing.

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kpet3122017
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for dinner on a Monday night. She had never been to Exchange St before this. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman host who seated us by the window. Great atmosphere, near the bar, very contemporary vibe! The food was superb. I had haddock stuffed with lobster and my friend had the brick chicken. We both loved our choices. I have been many times and my friend will certainly return. Excellent choice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to dine at Exchange. Everything was awesome!

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Charly
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good drinks. Good service. Can’t go wrong. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I used to love this place, drinks were amazing food was good and the services was outstanding. Now sure what has happened but it has declined the only thing going is that the food is good, hurts to say but service is horrible now. While dinning out service is everything for me not sure if I’ll ever be going back.

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Feda
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was spectacular the waitstaff went above and beyond just overall experience excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve

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DebbyS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit there. Love the atmosphere, prompt courteous service. We each got the tapas plate that day. Crab cake one of the best I have ever had. My favorite was the citrus glazed shrimp and the short rib and whipped potato were delicious as well.

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LamarM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent, food was great the server was nice

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TinaS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good food. COVID does mot seem to exist in this place since none of the service personnel or bartender is wearing masks. Service was also not the most attentive despite the place being nearly empty midweek in that we were missing utensils and table settings at our table, but everybody was very friendly.

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SSJJOO24
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks. Food was delicious. Kathy our server was wonderful. Great from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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vipJamesC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!!! Awesome staff.

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AnnF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch food was delicious, including crab benedict with avocado and proscuitto. French fries and sweet potato fries servings were generous. Bar drink arrived with the meal, but the wait for meals was not long and servers checked on us frequently. Nice decor. Noise level was as expected in a restaurant with bar area on the side; lively but not ear-shattering.

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MikeC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good menu, and great value for your money.

JM
vipJeanineM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Exchange is my favorite. The food is delicious!

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jnine
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to sit at the bar and enjoyed talking with others that were celebrating. The bartender was wonderful and made sure to check back with us frequently. We both had the three course dinner and my kale salad was delicious but the soup was only okay. Dinners flank steak and scallops were delicious but the cheesecake dessert was only soso. Great vibe and energy

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azmarella101
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed as it’s always a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love! This place… specially for brunch! They have options for everyone! All food restrictions and it is great for a girls get together or a date!

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vippaulm
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

way too loud. Restaurant has low ceilings and poor acoustics.

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CandiW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My now wife and I had just gotten legally married and celebrated with a nice dinner with a few friends. The staff was wonderful, two servers were always attentive and checking in (but bot overbearing) and they celebrated with us. The food was also delicious! We highly recommend the spring rolls and scallops over risotto!

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MaryT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service and amazing food! I highly recommend!

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NoritaS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice. The food was very good, and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend Exchange Street Bistro to friends and family.

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Mike
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food - though the pork chop was a little heavy on the salt. Still a lot of background noise even midweek with about 1/3 seating but that was the ambiance I was looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch ... Lively but not overcrowded!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Swordfish had a lot of dark and was fishy tasting.
Risotto was not very creamy. Looked just like my husbands rice dish.
Cocktails were very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and so was the service. Even for a busy Friday night everything was fast and the staff stayed positive.
They even catered to my Fiancé and I by letting us get virgin version of alcoholic drinks. They make asking for things easy and they help quickly.

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vipMikeP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great Experience!!!

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vipYelapadiva
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
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 on October 22, 2021
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
New England
2 reviews
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
18 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
9 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.

FAQs

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

Exchange Street Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1056 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.