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Bistro 5

5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
+1 781-395-7464
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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European, Italian
5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

My husband and I came here with another couple who recommended this little spot in Medford. The food was superb and the waiters were spot on. The tables are tight and the lighting too dim but it fits with the atmosphere of the dining room....More

Thank dani604109
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very expensive local neighborhood restaurant. Party of 4. Two people ordered the Flat iron steak ($32) One person order Salmon ($29), One person ordered chicken. The chicken was served hot which was good. The Salmon and Flat-iron steak was not hot at all. Had to...More

Thank LEN N
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Good food and very friendly staff.. metered parking available in West Medford Square. Menu sort of on the expensive side for being in West Medford square

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We had a delicious adventurous dinner in a cosy but occasionally noisy restaurant. We ordered very fresh mixed greens salad, calamari with a tasty spicy tomato chutney and an absolutely delicious duck duo of foie gras creme brûlée and duck prosciutto as appetizers and spiced...More

Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Have been eating here for years. Menu is never boring. Very creative chef. Love Tuesday dollar oyster night. Friendly staff

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A hidden place in a small town near Boston, Bistro 5 has a chic and refined French cuisine, including a tasting menu that was only partially available on Saturday! Highly rated here on Tripadvisor, we made the attempt and found that the cost-benefit and the...More

Thank Maria Beatriz L
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

While Looking for a spot where to have a dinner after long business meeting in town we found this place. Raining cats and dogs, we drove there. Short ride from Burlington. An old house...near by a Bank. Good space for parking. A small place...not many...More

Thank P R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The chef is inventive and always trying new things while maintaining old time favorites. A neighborhood gem not to be missed!

Thank TangoCarmen
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited Medford for a family reunion. Bistro 5 was the dinner place we gathered. The wine was a bit expensive side especially by the glass. The food was excellent and the service was great. If you are a party of 3 or more and want...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Bistro 5 is my local go-to restaurant for a nice meal. Great menu and food is always terrific. Tuesday's for dollar oysters are an extra bonus!!

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12 May 2016|
Response from Votenochains | Reviewed this property |
The restaraunt is accessible. Not sure about bathrooms though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: From North Station you can take the commuter rail on the Lowell Line outbound one (1) stop to West Medford. We are directly across Playstead Road from the train platform to the right of the gas station. It is approximately 11 minutes from North Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: +1 781-395-7464
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