Exchange Street Bistro

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$30 and under
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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.
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HollyS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was great! And the lemon drop martini never disappoints.

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peterl
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys are on their game.

The haddock on lobster risotto was flat out unbelievable.
Followed up with the brownie sunday, wow.

Highly recommended, service also incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started out with strawberry Bellini martinis which are always a hit!! We had bruschetta and gnocchis for starters and settled into a steak frites and baked haddock. Finished off with a few more martinis and an excellent bread pudding dessert. Great service! Great atmosphere!

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LindaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Three of us had great meals. My drink was sooo good. Service wonderful as always. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had brunch at Exchange Bistro. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive. They had a few gluten-free options but I'm used to having more selection on a brunch menu. A few menu items could have been gluten-free with no significant change in recipe.

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vipFoodlover2
New England
62 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here and the Martinis are to die for!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

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KevinG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and we absolutely loved it. Food was great, and an amazing list of martinis! Service was great

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FeliciaR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were there at late afternoon and the service was not great. Tapas array very tasty and drinks good. Comfortable atmosphere.

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BevinD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and staff at Exchange Street Bistro were all excellent.

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KarenM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience!! Highly recommend this restaurant. We had the Brie appetizer and it was plenty for two people it was an enjoyable collection of flavors; Brie, cranberry, honey. Our entrees were the haddock and beef. The servings are good size and were cooked wonderfully. We enjoyed our martinis and they have a wonderful variety of them. The brownie dessert was accented with toasted marshmallows. Excellent!!!

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PriscillaB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too LOUD!!

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EleanorW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a very interesting restaurant - food was a bit bland. Good assortment of choices on menu - but if I go back to Malden, I'd go to one of the Asian restaurants and hope for a bit more interesting meal and at a lower cost.

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HappyDiner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

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vipJoanne
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The broccoli rabe rolls are a favorite appetizer and the rib eye steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. Its always nice to have a manager stop by the table to check if we were satisfied. ESB is one of my favorite restaurants around. We always get a fantastic meal there.

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KathyD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience1

Not for brunch. Food was cold and had a hair in it.

It was very loud and I could not hear what the other person was saying.

I have been there before for dinner and drinks and everything was good.

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PWRW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great martini’s. Menu is varied and something for everyone. Excellent food preparation, taste and value. Nice atmosphere for families, singles or a date. Loved it!

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JustinaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere here. The food is excellent and the service is just as great!

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vipWineGal
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Meals were beautifully presented and delicious, at a fair price. Service was excellent. The noise level was quite loud: I would request seating in the back room the next time.

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LindaD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server never checked to see if our food was good and the duck was overcooked. We have dined there for several years but recently have noticed the food is inconsistent.

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AnnG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! All 6 of us had a great New Year's Eve meal and experience. The place was packed, yet service and food were both great. Looking forward to going again.

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Catcap
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere Try it you will like it

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vipJuliaG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a relatively early NYE reservation and the restaurant was not super busy. We’ve eaten here before and the experience is always positive. There’s something for everyone on the menu and Our dishes, the halibut & chicken were nicely executed & plated. Extensive bar menu with lots of martinis.

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vipdinnerout
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love about everything at ESB. Great cocktails, exquisite duck two ways, perfect bistro salad

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meghanb
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was great. Wait time for food was a pretty long. However, the female bartender was the one that ruined our experience. She was incredibly loud and obnoxious. She was talking to customers about a date she had been on earlier in the day- with some inappropriate details. She then started yelling about spiders in her apartment and talking about how after you kill the spider, other spiders come for the dead body. It did not allot me to enjoy my haddock at all. She was incredibly obnoxious and if I see her behind the bar again, I will not be eating at this resteraunt. Very disappointed.

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MicheleG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love ESB! The service is great and the food is always very good. I just wish that they would put the hours for each menu on their website so you know which menu to expect when you get there. We went on a Sunday and were hoping to have the lunch or dinner menu but the only option we were given was the brunch menu. We were told that if we wanted dinner we would have to wait another hour but unfortunately we did not have time to wait. Had we known the hours for the menus we would have pushed our reservation to a different time. I recommend you call to see which menu is served for the time of your reservation. Other than that, I highly recommend ESB!

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michelec
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I like the bar atmosphere but at the table by the window it was quite cold. Our server was very nice but was not prompt with service. The food was average. I would come back here for a drink although the bartenders were not friendly at all. Hummm maybe we won’t be back...

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vipLise38
New England
51 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with a friend to catch up, not rushed at all. Had the haddock with lobster risotto highly recommend, my friend pork chop she was very happy with her choice . Large choice of Martinnis , bar area very lively. Service lovely will hope to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to ESB, great server, pleasant atmosphere and tasty meal.

JC
JustinaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Oh, and the drinks are delicious!

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vipConnie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service helpful. It was a busy Friday night, but still not so noisy that we couldn’t have a conversation. Very nice experience, we will be back.

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ElenaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the beet salad with steak and it was phenomenal. The martinis were superb and the wait staff catered to us. Simply the best. Always a great time there.

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vipAllison
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food and drinks were delicious and quick to come out. We ordered the baked brie appetizer, bolognese, steak frites and espresso creme brûlée'. We will definitely be back!

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vipAliciaH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here. The food was wonderful an the service was great. Very attentive staff. The noise level was low considering the room was full. It was nice to hear each other without yelling across the table.

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vipTrueItalianFoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite things here are the broccoli rappi spring rolls. This visit, however, they were greasy and definitely not as good. We also ordered the fish tacos and they were delicious. We decided to split a pizza and we chose the cauliflower crust roasted veggies pizza. It was delicious as well. I had requested a quiet table as this is a lively dining spot and they accommodated us so that was great. Our server was great too. Hopefully it was just an off night for the spring rolls because they are usually to die for! We will be back!

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AmandaP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is pne of my fav restaurant, location is great, food is excellent

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NicoleP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall I enjoy this place! Great Martini and drink selections, great atmosphere and great staff! Ordered the Bolognese and it came out almost a soup there was so much water in it. They were happy to remake it for me and it came out quickly! Ended up being just an OK meal. My friends did love their Haddock though!

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DavidB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Who would think of a road drip to Malden for a great steak? Not me, but a glance at the interesting menu made me want to try. You should too, you won’t be disappointed. I had a 14 oz rib eye, almost no fat, cooked to perfection adorned with mushrooms and onion rings, sharing the plate with a twice baked potato! Yum. She had sea scallops with pumpkin purée and Brussels sprouts. Again, Yum. That meal was a little small, but my steak was big enough to cut off a chunk and share. We shared the bistro salad which was fresh and tasty. (Poached pear on it was amazing!).

The only disappointment is that I left my leftover steak on the table. Darn, no steak and eggs for breakfast tomorrow.

Trust me, we will be back!!!!

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1025190000
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great quality, not crazy expensive food! Would highly recommend.

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Exchange Street Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 322-0071.

Exchange Street Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

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