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Bistro 5

5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
+1 781-395-7464
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
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European, Italian
5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Nice environment, interesting menu, lots of happy diners; this place is delightful. We had the Duck prosciutto with foie gras creme brûlée - this was one of the best things I've ever tasted. One can taste all the flavors of the dishes - the Spaghetti...More

Thank kateisadog
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...More

Thank Deirdre G
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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