True Bistro

Boston, Massachusetts

4.1 / 5 votes

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Classy, contemporary vegan food & drink

Vegan restaurant in Teele Square. Contemporary, seasonal, and (mostly) organic cuisine, wine and beer list.

Seats about 30 - elegant decor.

Added by John Eckman on Nov 7 10 (last updated Nov 7 10)

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This is a very good upscale restaurant, but it doesn't quite hit the amazing level. I went here on two nights and tried the leek tart, the cashew cream & spinach ravioli, the phyllo triangles with tofu and spinach, and the blackened seitan.

I liked everything I tried, but there is some room for improvement. The seitan is a fairly thick slab of seitan. I liked the spices on it, but it could have been prepared in a more interesting way, perhaps in thinner pieces with a marinade.

I also tried the death-by-chocolate flourless cake and the open-faced apple tart. The cake was a very rich mousse cake. The whipped cream on top was a bit meh, and the promised shattered caramel was a bit sparse. They also somewhat overdo the cocoa powder as plate decoration, leading my friend to complain that it was too bitter.

The tart was the better of the two desserts. The crust was delicious and flaky, and the apples were well cooked. I also liked the cranberry compote it came with.

The service on both nights was quite good. The servers were pleasant, the food came out quickly, and they kept our water glasses filled.

I'd definitely come back here to try other dishes in the future.

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Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, and wonderful people. True Bistro is a gem!

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Teele Square


Right in Teele Square - take Holland street out of Davis Square (Red Line T Stop) towards Arlington/Medford.



$$$ - expensive


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • Buffet
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Romantic


True Bistro main seating area, front

True Bistro main seating area, front

Main seating area, back The seitan piccata Death-by-chocolate cake Phyllo purse filled with seitan and vegetables.

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11am - 4pm;
5pm - 9pm
11am - 4pm;
5pm - 10pm
10am - 4pm;
5pm - 10pm
10am - 4pm;
5pm - 9pm

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