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Exploring restaurants is fun but finding restaurants that serve a 10% fat-compliant menu cumbersome. True Bistro is a great exception. Thanks Heaven!


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True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA


Info: Contemporary vegan cuisine and drinks in a upscale atmosphere. Offers gluten-free and nut-free menus as well, and brunch is served on weekends. Opened in November 2010. Price: Moderate. Accepts credit cards.

Hours: Mon-Thu 5-9pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm, 5-10pm, Sun 10am-3pm, 5-9pm.

Park: Metered, along the street ($1/hr)


True Bistro is a treasure and must destination for any serious and life-enjoying vegan. With its metropolitan appeal the small 14-table restaurant offered the finest cuisine in a cultured culinary atmosphere of highest standards. The outstanding friendly and knowledgeable service rounded off a complete dining experience at an affordable level. It earns its place at the top of the list of the ‘10 best upscale vegan restaurants in America’, Shape, Aug 2012.

The dining experience at True Bistro was so outstanding because all meal items were well balanced in supporting each other, as seen in the listing of a suggested wine for every main course, a welcome revelation from the chef.

Wine, $10

From the Wine Menu: Zinfandel, Cline Cellars Ancient Vine • California. This wine shows strawberry notes with hints of coffee & chocolate characters. A touch of oak leads to subtle nuances of vanilla.


Soup Du Jour, $5

A cold water melon soup with jalapeño and avocado sprinkled with cilantro.

The refreshing chilled soup had just a right bite as entrance for the culinary adventure to follow.

Dinner: Large Plate, $18

From the Menu: Sweet potato wrapped smoked Portobello, roasted roots, red wine sauce

   Suggested wine pairing: Cline Cellars Ancient Vine Zinfandel – Glass 10/Bottle 38


The large Portobello provided a deeply engaging mushroom flavor paired with the browned shaven red potato envelope. It rested on a bed of three roasted roots of parsnip, celery and turnip contributing a mild but distinctly earthy base. This whole composition was supported by the rich red wine sauce with capers and baked onions filled with vegan cheese.

The suggested wine was a true compliment.

Dessert: Sorbet $6

Raspberry with champagne sorbet dessert was a light fruity cap for the engaging main course.


Thank you Chef Stuart Reiter for this amazing evening experience.

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