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Bistro 5

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5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401 (High Street)
+1 781-395-7464
17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good place to have lunch, the food is delicious and is located in a good spot. i would definitely recommend it.

Thank kosita F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love Bistro 5 as a haute cuisine-loving adult, but convinced my husband to let us go with our 10, 12 and 14 year old kids who are well-versed in dining out and we had a fantastic family dinner. The next time we were heading out, it was my husband who asked to go to Bistro 5! The meal is... More 

Thank Deirdre G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A great place for a romantic or quiet casual dinner. The food is consistently good as is the wine. My wife and I come here for quiet, casual dining and no matter what we've ordered we haven't been disappointed.

1 Thank ddarwin
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We found it online, "Bistro 5 - Gluten free Italian" ; Because I'm gluten free, of course, we immediately decided to go try it out. Only to find out that they only had GF spaghetti and according to the waiter "it's a little hard and chewy, so not the best"! However, they were happy to provide GF crackers and to... More 

Thank Eylana418
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We shared two appetizers, the tuna wrapped in phyllo and the beets. Both were well prepared and plated nicely. I had the venison which was served perfectly cooked, very tender.

Thank Food_Travel-stay
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I ate last night with some colleagues. Great service, welcome & cocktails and the place had a really good "vibe." The only downside was one of the dishes, which was not great. However to the credit of Bistro5 they made a bill adjustment when it was discussed. Overall, I would give this another go.

Thank Ctat
Methuen, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've been here before with family and had a fantastic night, quality has slipped in the years since. Service and food were both hit or miss. The host was very friendly and sat us quickly on a busy night. Our server was nice and accommodating as well but seemed to be slow with things and wasn't reading us as well... More 

Thank geuichmann617
Medford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Another fabulous meal at Bistro 5 in Medford even better because we started with buck an oyster special at the bar. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the descriptions were spot on. Not a cheap dinner but worth it

Thank j9h59
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Victorrio and his staff always amaze us. Whether it is burger night or the seasonal tasting menus it is all good.

Thank Mamye K
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a lovely meal here on the last night of resturant week. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and ambiance was perfecct. Definatly on our list of places to go now.

Thank ctarr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
European, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?