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About 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.

67 Exchange Street
Malden, MA 02148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 322-0071

Website:
http://www.exchangestreetbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Free Valdidated parking located across from restaurant at the CBD garage.

Public Transit:
Orange Line Malden Center Stop

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering of friends and family or a large celebratory event we have the room to accommodate you. Our experienced Chefs and staff will be sure to make this event enjoyable for your guests and memorable for you.

Private Party Contact:
John Carlino or Michael Potenza: (781) 322-0071

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have two beautiful function rooms which present a wonderful dining experience to parties of all size and budgets!

Exchange Street Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Good for a Date (13)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Prix fixe was excellent quality and value.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Three couples getting together once a year all had a wonderful experience. Great ambiance great food great price five star all-around

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

the service was very good and the food was excellent and at
an affordable price. we were a couple of 4 and we all enjoyed the experience.
definitely looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Hadn’t been there in a few years, but decided to meet a group of friends for dinner. While the service was a bit slow, the food more than made up for the minor inconvenience.

My fish was cooked perfectly and paired with a fine mix of seasonal vegetables! Others in our party opted for Short Ribs, Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, and the Rib Eye Steak. Not one disappointed diner in a rather tough crowd of critics.

Excellent value, good quality food, with a great martini menu! Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've eaten here many times before. Food and cocktails were very good as expected. The overall experience this particular night was disappointing. We were seated in a small side room, where a party of 20+ had also been seated. However, they really needed a separate room to mix and mingle, since it was more of a stand-up and talk party for them than a sit down dinner. It was too loud for the rest of us to have any conversation. Bar service was also slower than usual.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our server Irena was extremely attentive

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Exchange Street Bistro always delivers in terms of well prepared drinks, delicious food, and friendly, efficient service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a party of 10. They accommodated us with a long table with bench seating on one side and chairs on the other. It was like we were in our own private room because of the way the table was situated up against a wall. The cocktails were extensive and good. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch was great, food was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

She had salmon, I had steak; we shared a dessert. Everything was very good, with attentive and pleasant service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for the prix fixe 3-course dinner & it was delicious. There were 2 choices for each of a first course, entree & dessert, so my husband & I just ordered the whole menu & shared. Caprese salad or kale/bacon/white bean soup; scallops over risotto with greens or sirloin w/truffle mashed potatoes & asparagus; lemon panne cotta with raspberry coulis or tiramisu. We even came home with steak. Everything was cooked perfectly. My vodka martini was huge & perfect.
We were seated quickly, a waiter came over shortly after, took drink orders, returned with yummy bread & even yummier sweetened (honey?) butter & then our real waitress, Debbie, returned w/our cocktails & was pleasant & efficient throughout the rest of our our meal. We haven't been to Exchange Street in a number of years due to so many restaurant choices in the Boston metropolitan area, but we used to come often & even hosted our son's wedding rehearsal dinner there. They did an outstanding job of that event too. This is a consistently good choice of where to spend your dining dollars.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great find for our last minute Brunch. Service, food and atmosphere were quite good. Will keep in mind for future visits to the Boston area.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've loved Exchange Street Bistro for about 10 years, and it continues to live up to my standards. It's open late on weekends, the food is superb, and the drink list is terrific.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first time to the Exchange Street bistro and we were so impressed! The service was excellent and fast, the food was not only delicious but had an amazing presentation. We will definitely visit again!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was our first time to restaurant. Nice atmosphere and friendly hostess. The servers were gracious and attentive. The food was delicious- I had paella and my husband had the salmon. Would recommend for a fun night out. Good wines reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a treat. Good food, excellent drinks, and a great staff. Try one of their Martinis and be prepared for a treat. Also, the Lobster Mac and Cheese is the perfect blend of taste, balance, and texture.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice spot for lunch

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went with another couple to celebrate both of our wedding anniversaries. I had been there for brunch and liked it but had not had dinner there. It was really good! The food, the service etc., we really enjoyed our night there !

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service and the food were top-notch. Extensive martini menu! A great place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent service and lots of different selections on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

7 adults for college graduation. Food was served quickly and hot. No complaints

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sunday brunch for 4 great food and service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fun. It noisy, wish the back dining room was available more often

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Made a reservation for 8 people for 6:30 PM. Some of us arrived early and they seated us right away. It was so nice not to have to wait to be seated until everyone was present as people came at all times. Try the Malden martini, (one of their signature Martinis, although all of them are good) and leave room for great food and dessert. I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese. It had the perfect balance and blend of flavor, texture, and smell. Everyone in our party was happy with their food and drinks - the only trouble is, it's all so good that you'll just want more!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great Beer
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was good. Very loud atmosphere and almost hard to hear the people you are with. Great place to grab drinks and a good meal but would not recommend for a date.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have been regulars at Exchange Street Bistro for 6 to 7 years. The food is interesting
and tasty, the service is friendly and knowledgeable, and the martinis and other cocktails are fantastic.

I only gave it four out of five stars on this visit because we had a steak but I've had better at traditional high-end steakhouses. ESB does a great job with fish and vegetables. In general, it gets my highest recommendation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a great time! The ambience is perfect for a date night and the food and service were fantastic!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I had the baked stuffed lobster pre fix meal with the watermelon salad. It was delish . I will be back soon for another lobster meal.well worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I had the tuna sushi wrap and it was excellent. Service was very good.

My guest has the Salmon and enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We love this place

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Creative menu. Generous portions. Great ambiance. Quite good service

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Just a great little spot in downtown Malden - there is a large bar area. We prefer the front area tables.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great place. Consistently good. I've eaten here a number of times and neither friends I've brought nor I have never been disappointed. The menu changes every now and then, probably seasonally as I think about it, which keeps the place "fresh and up to date." Service is also very good. If very crowded it can get quite noisy, but other than that it is a fantastic place to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was excellent.
Service was excellent.
Vibe was great,freeparking(!)
Prices were on point( baked stuffed lobster for 24.95!)
Had a great time,will definitely return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

It was a great experience the staff there is superb from the manager to the bartender!!! Great great place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Went here for my birthday, everything was great! The only thing was that the acoustics of the restaurant in the front of the house is super noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent food and broad range of well-prepared menu choices. Service is pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Love everything here. My regular spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The atmosphere was perfect for meeting up with friends. I enjoyed the scallops but was disappointed in the portion size. The service was excellent and parking across the street with validation was great. I would recommend for a casual bite to eat. I heard they are changing up the menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our waiter was the best part of our visit! He made our lunch very enjoyable and I would come back just to see him again!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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