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Bistro 5

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


US$25 - US$50
European, Italian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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meals, features


Designed to pair perfectly with our house made focaccia bread.
Truffled Butter
Marinated Olives
White Anchovies and Fennel-Orange Salad
House-Made Fresh Ricotta, Evoo and Lemon Zest
Salt Cod Arancini with Heirloom Tomato Sauce
Semolina coated, sweet & spicy tomato chutney pickled chilies and lemon aioli
Lobster Risotto
White asparagus, leeks, lobster reduction and truffled frisee
House Cured Duck Prosciutto
Foie gras creme brulee, quince gelee and toasted brioche
Watercress Soup
Pistachio aillade and spiced créme fraîche
Warm Golden Beets
Black truffle coulis, herbed goat cheese and truffled honey
Mixed Greens
Pickled wright‏ locke farm vegetables and basil vinaigrette
Boar ragu, kalamata olives and ricotta
Spaghetti Alla Chitarra
Squid ink and saffron spaghetti, clams, calamari, baby octopus, capers, green olives and plum tomatoes
Organic mushrooms, truffled panko and parmigiano
Faroe Island Salmon
Ginger-kuri squash purée, braised endive and kumquat vinaigrette
Sea Scallops
Carrot risotto and proscuitto bits
Confit leg with white bean-fennel ragu; seared loin with speck proscuitto and raddichio
Free Range Chicken
Meyer lemon sauce, broccoli rabe, carmelized onions and fingerling potatoes
Grilled Strip Steak
Pommes dauphinoise,‏ swiss chard, oyster mushrooms and rosemary demi glace
Veal Milanese
Pistachio-panko bread crumbs, garlic mashed potatoes, porcini mushroom sauce and zucchini
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Bistro 5 last year in January (see my gleaming review) and returned again for the first time this month. What a disappointment! Everything that made this place feel special in our initial visit was missing. Gone was the nice bread basket with different...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dani604109
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We had a delightful meal at Bistro 5 last week. The home made pasta was wonderful. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

If you truly love fine dinning, this is the place. The dishes are not only beautiful looking but also delectable. The chefs do a great job, creating dishes that will certainly please and exceed your expectations. My wife and I have been coming here for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kahno10142001
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough great things about Bistro 5. Unusual menu perfectly executed. Excellent service . Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation of the items. Food was served hot & fresh. Prices are a bit high but, well worth the few...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zakksnana1
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This was a little gem...sophisticated looking but casual enough to feel comfy. Everything is made to order and seasonal, so as gluten free diners we found lots of options (there was even gluten free gnocchi!). Great flavors and well executed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank moc227
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Not many people seem to stumble upon the quaint downtown of West Medford. It has one of everything you need... Post Office, church, pharmacy, pizza shop, local bar, and.... the gourmet Bistro 5! The food could stand up to competition in downtown Boston. Treat yourself...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nomad278746
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The menu is complex, the service is excellent, and the noise level is moderate. The beet salad was superb, but the veal was disappointing - greasy and bland. The prices were reasonable and the server was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Moonriser
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We did a birthday celebration for a friend there and the food, atmosphere, the service was wonderful.. It was a perfect place for friends to get together..

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Bistro 5 during my annual mother / daughter weekend. The atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable. I ordered the gnocchi bolognese which was excellent my daughter had the seafood pasta which was plentiful and tasted. The portions were large leaving some to take home...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jankoza
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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank dani604109
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11 May 2016|
Response from Votenochains | Reviewed this property |
The restaraunt is accessible. Not sure about bathrooms though.
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