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Exchange Street Bistro

4.5
686 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bistro, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:30 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
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Phone number
(781) 322-0071
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering of friends and family ,our intimate function rooms offer an elegant setting for any event, including : Anniversaries, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Retirements, Reunions, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Communions, Confirmations, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events Business Meeting, Bereavement Luncheons or a large celebratory event we have two private rooms to accommodate 20 to 100 of your guest . Our experienced Chefs and staff will be sure to make this event enjoyable for you and your guests.
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Private party contact
John Carlino or Michael Potenza: (781) 322-0071
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Free Valdidated parking located across from restaurant at the CBD garage.
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Public transit
Orange Line Malden Center Stop
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Special events & promotions
We have two beautiful function rooms which present a wonderful dining experience to parties of all size and budgets!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 686 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Hostess and wait staff were terrific. We came here for brunch and made a reservation in advance but didn't really need one since it was a late brunch. I had the lobster omelette with a Bloody Mary. There was a good amount of lobster in my meal! So that was a pleasant surprise. However, the home fries were a little burnt and the Blood Mary was watery and not spicy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was great food, great drinks. Busy Sat. nite and they still got all 6 orders hot and correct.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service. All in our party were pleased with this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed the food but the service was a little slow, probably due to it being Easter. Brought out our main course before our appetizer, but were apologetic.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyable experience, friendly prompt service, excellent food

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love this place! Wasn’t happy with the service or food tho. Especially since it really wasn’t that busy. Had it been busier, I would have understood on the service aspect of it. Hoping it was just ‘out of the norm’ experience. I will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nondescript looking from the outside but attractive & nice decor inside. Quite noisy and we were offered a small table in the extremely crowded front room area that didn't offer any elbow room even though we had a reservation. So we asked for a table in the back which was much better though the original waitress wouldn't change our table and we had to ask the manager to be reseated more comfortably.
The Easter dinner menu was not bad --my friend's sole dish was quite good though my rack of lamb wasn't well cooked. The soup and sauces were much too rich/fatty and the wine was too dry. I had told the waitress I wanted chianti which was not available by the glass. The dessert was okay though not great.
I realize it was a busy Easter holiday but I wasn't thrilled with my food and have had much better meals on ordinary days at ESB.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went here with my family for Easter brunch. It's one of my favorite spots in the area. Their Easter menu was delicious. As always, the staff was great. We had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very nice ambiance and lovely service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everyone was happy with their meals. Gary is an AWESOME bartender! He made terrific martinis for our group.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wine was double what I’d receive in Boston and even Waltham and half the price. Food was very good, had the stuffed sole and it was prepared well. My 5 sisters and I arrived at 6:45, got a great table, but extremely loud. We had to shout to talk to right next to each other.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing food, great service, wonderful night!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

it was a nice discovery to find such great place. The overall quality is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Brunch for 6. Accommodates us very quickly. Definitely suggest booking since it got busier throughout the day. It gets loud so make sure you speak up so your waitress can hear you.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was super slow and the food came out just luke warm.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Nice relaxing experience, good food, comfortable seating.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Have been coming here since it opened when we lived close by. Weve since moved a bit farther away but always have an amazing time and meal when we return. It's a favorite that we introduce all of our friends to. Already can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, perfect for a Valentine's day dinner. Drinks are delicious and strong. All around good value.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We just loved everything about our experience on Valentines Day ! We asked for and got our window seat; the scallops were succulent; the beef was so tender; both desserts were yummy.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Have no complaints .
have gone twice with my wife and both times been amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The Exchange Street Bistro is a great place to meet up with friends. There's a nice varied selection on the menu. Something to please everyone.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Well done, all around.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Dined here as a party of five on a Saturday night in early February. While the food was very good, the menu is unremarkable, and cocktail offerings are heavy on martinis. We were seated at a high top next to the bar, and conversation was challenging. A quieter choice would be a front booth or table in the back dining room. Overall, a B- for overall presentation and quality. A nice meal, but nothing extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We came here for a get-together/birthday. We had 10 people (+2 toddlers). The waitress Pia(?) was great! She attended to us and our every needs. She was great with the kids. Food was quick, hot, huge portions, and delicious; everyone loved there order. We had a birthday cake which they helped us refrigerate and divide up. Great time we all had. Definitely come if you're in the area.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Tasty food with beautiful presentation. Nice staff. Busy at the time we arrived.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything and everyone were wondering. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ve been waiting to try Exchange St for a while, solely on their extensive martini list. That list did not disappoint. We ordered our entrees from their special New Years Eve menu, both mine and my friend’s beef tenderloin was room temperature. Our server told us if we had any questions to let him know, but didn’t really do a great job tourguiding the menu. To us, it seemed like he was cut for the evening and just wanted us to leave. He dropped the check prematurely. It was New Year’s Eve so we totally got it, but atleast wait until we were done. Would absolutely come back, but maybe just for drinks and some apps or dessert.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always pleased with our meals here - nice variety and lovely options for special meals like New Year's Eve and Easter.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an excellent New Year's Eve dinner. The food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We arrived at 11:15, our reservation time for 9 people and the table wasn't set up yet. Staff was friendly and set the table up quickly m. Overall it was a pleasant brunch spot. The food was good and staff was very nice.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Great apps and deserts as well

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Service and food are always on-point! The drink and food menu are diverse and anything I’ve had there exceeded my expectations - every single time! I have recommended to all my friends who have now become regular brunchers there!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The music levels were a bit too high for a business lunch. Service was terrific, both from the greeting hostess and a male server. Did not get their names, but both were spot on. The manager/owner greeted us and also thanked me as I departed. Very solid experience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The brunch was outstanding. I got the Breakfast Burritto, loaded with pork and eggs, with homefries

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Prix fixe was excellent quality and value.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 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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