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Bistro 5

5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
+1 781-395-7464
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Italian
5 Playstead Rd, Medford, MA 02155-1401
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank KipperMisty
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Reviewed 22 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 13 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 10 April 2017 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
Reviewed 4 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
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
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...More

Thank Eylana418
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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11 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, 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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