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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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4.5

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)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Atmosphere is always upbeat and fun, service is always outstanding, and the food is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food and martini selection was excellent. Service was so so but seemed to be a result of it being very busy. We will definitely go back, love the martinis

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Awesome place. I ordered the steak tips. It came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Delicious! Also they have so many handcrafted cocktails to choose from. Great prices also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Short ribs was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My boys took me for Mothers Day. We all ordered from the special menu and did not regret it. They had filet mignon and I had the salmon, all perfectly cooked and delicious. We had a nice bottle of Beaujolais to accompany our meal. We were expecting the Chef who had been there for the past 2 years, who was excellent; but we were not disappointed by the new Chef who came out to meet us at our request.
The waitress was delightful. All in all a very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

food was very good. rolls were warm. we had to move to another table, as the waiter dropped my husbands drink, and the glass shattered spilling the drink on his pants, and the chair. We had to move to clean up , and the chair was wet. . Everyone was very attentive, and helped to make us comfortable. The manager offered second round of drinks on the house. We had a lovely time, and would definitely go back. we felt bad for the waiter , as he must have felt bad, but, it happens . He kept his composure and did a wonderful job. I had the Salmon , with risotto. my only complaint was that the risotto was not warm, but the fish was perfect. My husband had Scallops, but they looked lonely on the plate, without very many veggies . My daughter had a pizza, that was supposed to have sauteed onions, but, did not have any onions. My daughter's boyfriend had Steak F rites, and enjoyed that. The martinis were very good. So much to think about , but I do enjoy your restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We've been to Exchange Street Bistro before and were happy to go back with friends. They have excellent cocktails there. The noise level can get bas sometimes, we were early on this particular time so it wasn't bad. I had the Winter Burrata salad - yum, my husband had a burger with my favorite fries, the really thin ones. One of our friends had the grilled salmon which she said was good. We'll go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great service. Went on an off-day and got personal attention. Was a bit loud, but could have been just by chance.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Excellent price, good food

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great spot, enjoyed the dinner. We went with our family and they had something or everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

It was the first time I went to this restaurant and the food was excellent! We had the fish tacos which were the BEST I ever had!
We also had the salmon which we sent back because it was not cooked enough for our taste, and it came back perfect! The waiter was attentive, and overall a delicious experience ! Would highly recommend this restaurant and will go back again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Good food, excellent service, and overall very good value in a nice, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

As always, we were not disappointed with any of the choices we made when we ventured out on a Satruday night whim. In regards to making a reservation through Open Table, we were greeted by the hostess by name and were seated immediately. We ordered the Mussels appetizer which was phenomenal. Huge Mussels with plenty of broth to dip your bread in. Food was also outstanding and the restaurant was really busy for a weekend occasion. We have enjoyed the mwnu choices made by Mr. John Carlino for years now, and have never struck out. Put the Exchange Street Bistro on your list as, always accommodating, always delicious, great drinks, terrific service, value pricing and your" can't miss must go" restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Excellent dinner - salmon cooked perfectly with tasty risotto and vegetables - always have a good meal at Exchange Street Bistro.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Lunch

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

fun place & great food & service. huge bar!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

My only complaint is while the roasted chicken is delicious it's too big to fit in your mouth. They should use steak knives to cut it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

As always, the Exchange is a great place to dine, have a drink, and a function. Highly recommend it.

john

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The martini"s and food were great. The acoustics in there were really bad. The noise lever was really loud. We could not hear the waitress or carry on a conversation with the people we were with.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great food ... mussels, crab-cake benedict, onion soup ... Wonderful service ... the entire team is awesome and Howard is amazing! Delicious drinks!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Waitress was excellent. Very personable and knowledge about food on menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Food is always fresh and excellently prepared. The service has always been super sweet, even when we are the jerks who come in 20 minutes before close. The only drawback is the noise, do not come here if you're trying to hear what your dinner guests have to say.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

The food was amazing only quick mishap was undercooked shrimp in our app that was fixed immediately. Server was very personable and extremely nice. The only corrective criticism would be on the wine service it was not at the level of dining that the food was, 2 separate bottles of the same wine were different vintages glasses were not changed and the second bottle that was 2013 after the first that was 2014 was corked which again was fixed immediately with another bottle of 2014. The servers just need more training on wine service, removing foil correctly, not spinning the bottle, do not let the bottle neck rest on the glass while pouring, things that may sometimes to unnoticed but worth pointing out especially if we were to order a more expensive bottle that were available on the menu. Entrees were all top notch and bread pudding was perfect finish to the meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Service was absolutely deplorable, which we were surprised by because of our previous good experiences. We were seated at 7:45PM. Our appetizers didn't come out until 9PM and dinner at 9:30PM. Willing to forgive and forget.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was great.
Nice martini list.
Calamari was average
Steak was cooked perfect
Raw oysters were great
Seafood Alfredo was delicious but not much lobster
In it.

All together I would go back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We loved it. Baked brie was amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

A diamond in the rough! Delicious food, great cocktail list, clean and warm decor. Will definitely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Exchange Street Bistro never disappoints! The food was excellent (as usual) and the martinis are outstanding. But more than anything, the service of the waitresses and the host and hostess was so warm and accommodating and so very appreciated, especially given our circumstances (we were taking a friend out for dinner after she experienced a recent loss of a loved one). Thank you so much for the good food, great drinks and flawless hospitality!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Exchange Street Bistro lives up to its reputation - consistently delicious, well-prepared, beautifully presented food. Love this place!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was good service was horrible! Very unprofessional waitress, extremely impatient, super rude and felt rushed. If it was the last place to eat on earth and I had to be serviced by her I'd rather starve!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Debbie was our server and she was fantastic. My wife was celebrating her birthday and Debbie was nice, considerate, prompt, and even sang her happy birthday:)

Great atmosphere and our friends had fun. Will definitely go back soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The food was. Bey food, but the entree could have had more food.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Ran out of lobster tail (the reason we went to this restaurant) on Valentine's Day pre-fixed menu. The server messed up an order and didn't have the correct food until everyone had finished eating.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and atmosphere , reserved a specific table and it was waiting when I got there , dispite heavy volume

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Sharing a table with other couples. After making reservations is unacceptable. When asked to be moved to an open booth the male who sat us had to check with the computer. Then proceeded to sit another couple in that booth. Very unprofessional. Really turned a nice family valentine dinner into an awkward dinner. Plenty of places to eat in this area. Would not go back.

Did I mention management, as they checked on all the other diners ignored the table with multiple families/ couples.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Somewhat hidden gem in Malden Center. My wife and I always love going to ESB. We decided to celebrate V-Day early and pretty much had the place to ourselves on a Monday evening. It was a nice change as we are used to ESB being pretty busy. Food is always excellent and affordably priced. Service is always great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Good food and good service. It's a nice place for date night.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Every bite was delicious!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Excellent food, drinks and service! It's my favorite restaurant, always our first choice for date night. I'm never disappointed. Foods are flavorful!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The last time I was here, last Mother's Day, my family took me for "Brunch". When the reservation was made were asked specifically if it was Brunch and they said yes. When we arrived it was dinner and we were very surprised. When we asked about it and said we were told it would be a Mother's Day brunch she said - Hmmm a lot of people have said that. We left because we didn't want rib eye at 10am.
This time we did go for brunch. We waited over 30 minutes for our meals. We ordered the "waffle stuffed with nutella", it was just a waffle with chocolate sauce sprinkled over the top - disappointing. The food was just ok. Since it took so long to come, they rushed us out the door for the next group to sit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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