Exchange Street Bistro

4.7
1032 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 1032 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipConnie
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
38 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
39 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

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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.

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Lolo
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fixed price menu with the most DELICIOUS seafood paella!! The drinks were also great (strong & tasty), as was the service. Love this spot!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food… Great value

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is exceptional!

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vipMyztic
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and drinks for lunch!

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GayleS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post-pandemic I wanted to try something new, and I had never eaten in Malden before! Casual lunch with a friend - we both had salads with protein on top. My friend enjoyed perfectly grilled large shrimp atop her Caesar salad, and I had perfectly grilled salmon on my house/bistro salad. Generous portions . The meal was so good that we tried the desserts too , artfully arranged flourless chocolate lava cake with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream and my friend had an apple crumble filled tart with Carmel sauce and ice creams. Everything was cooked perfectly well plated and presented. Very professional and friendly manager and staff. Highly recommend this restaurant which also offers function space and outdoor and indoor dining.

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DennisMc
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great location, good food, at a reasonable price.

What needs improvement is the number of servers. They had only two wait staff for both outside and inside. Finally got up and asked the Manager for the bill.

They need more staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was yummy and the service was great!

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious Seafood Paella and Pork Chop entrees. Christina, such a sweet-smiling, attentive server! What a perfect dining out experience - and couldn’t resist Key Lime Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Torte as fabulous take-home desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere here. Been here multiple times. Awesome food, superb customer service, engaging staff.

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vipmarkL
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Very nice place, nice interesting menu (the brocali rabe spring rolls are terrific). The only issue is service, they offer dozens of special martini's and the bar crew obviously can't keep up. The waitress took our drink order, disappeared for a Long Time. Finally came back and took food order. If they tighten the service would be great.

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LauraB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become my favorite place in Malden. I've brought every friend I've had visit here and they're always shocked by the selection of cocktails and the quality of food.
Fantastic place. Delicious and always a treat.

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Wally
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The were 3 attempts to get our drinks right. We ordered a name brand rum and coke and after 2 tries was told the were using Pepsi. Tasted awful! The Moscow Mule I ordered was more like a Mai Tai with orange slices and a cherry on top.
The plates were good and the waitress was trying to do her best with the drink orders.

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Swaneey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place, frequent flyer!

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ElenaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived there and De’anna made sure we had comfortable seating for the amount of people we had. Great service and great food as always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pia & Rob there. Came for my birthday. They treat us awesome. The vibes are great. The cauliflower cheeseburger pizza is amazing. And strawberry sparkler is so good! Love this place & the people there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks & good staff!

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LilianL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. I loved my pistachio martini. The haddock has cooked perfectly. Not dry or overcooked are all. Braised short ribs were very tender. No knife needed.

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vipBRIANAB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! They never disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating a bartenders birthday! Enjoyed the drinks as always!

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vipMari
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks! Such an awesome place!

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VictoriaS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food. Went here with a big party and the service was still great. Got the lobester Mac and cheese, chicken quesadilla appetizer and steak to make a few. Drinks are a little pricy but very tasty and LOTS of options.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited menu, but the food was cooked perfectly. Our server was outstanding.

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

their bread pudding is to die for. i had the steak frites and the steak was tender and juicy, overall a very satisfying meal

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Matthew
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Exchange is a very nice restaurant and each time that we've been the food is presented beautifully and it was delicious.

The atmosphere is nice and it was a little loud from one of the large tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Late Mother’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Gary the bartender! Awesome drinks & food. Was a quiet evening. I enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Mother’s Day meal for our recently vaccinated family.

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PeterA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christina, our server, was so great. Awesome people skills and very accommodating. Great food. Bar is awesome, glass of wine was good, and martinis were bomb. 10/10 recommend

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 1032 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.