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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.
Malden, MA 02148
American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Valdidated parking located across from restaurant at the CBD garage.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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