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Chowish Dinner Between Boston & Andover?

Just for readers general info, I do think Bistro 5 is notable. It's gotten tremendoulsy good reviews from both professional reviewers and diners on Yelp, Zagat, here on Chowhound etc and it serves sophisticated Northern Italian cuisine with some fusion elements and very fine ingredients.

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Bistro 5
5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

May 27, 2011
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October Openings and Closings

If any Chowhounds have already made it or will make it over to Salvatore's Medford to eat, I'd love to read their thoughts!

Oct 21, 2010
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September Openings and Closings

Itaunas- huh? Your second paragraph contains sentences that aren't even understandable. Why is pizza a lost cause? And what exactly are you saying about Seafood Depot's lobster roll?
The owner of Lepore's told me all kinds of additional foods are on the way in his establishment, he's still gearing up. He's going to have a pastry case and prepared hot dishes and I saw fresh pasta in the cold case. Their Boar's Head deli sandwiches were extremely good.

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Seafood Depot
478 High St, Medford, MA 02155

Sep 07, 2010
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April openings and closings

Mystic Coffee Roasters is now OPEN right in the the middle of Medford Square, at 30 Riverside Ave. It's bright and new- so I imagine with time it'll get more of that "lived-in" coffee house character. They roast their own coffee beans and have excellent snacks/bagels/pastries from some of the area's best bakers. Nice folks run it, too. They're open 7am-7pm weekdays and 8am-2pm on weekends. If you're anywhere near Medford Square, stop in, have a coffee and a snack and support 'em!

Apr 08, 2010
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Steak House To Open In Medford Square

Nothing's wrong with old school Italian. Nor did I say there was. I like red sauce, too. I was not disparaging or even making an opinion about the cuisine style in question, but merely assigning it (correctly, I believe) to said restaurant.

Mar 03, 2010
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Steak House To Open In Medford Square

Some of you- I think no need to be SO cynical about this. YES- Medford Square needs a revitalization and a shot of hipness/vitality, but some decent things have come in, in past few years, and Salvatore's looks to be better than a few of you are giving credit for. First off, this is a Salvatore's Restaurant, not Sal's Pizza. It's in a very happening area in the South Boston Waterfront area and while the menu doesn't look to be cutting edge/Northern Italian or anything, it looks like decently good, cut-above sorta old school Italian with perhaps a few higher end fluorishes. It gets 4out of stars on Yelp with a decent # of reviews. And I think in this case the financial muscle of a chain (Sal's- of which there's many & Salvatore's- which they also have another suburban location, Medford will be 3rd) will be a good thing as it will allow them to A.) create a nice, slick physical infrastructure in their High St loc, B.) ride out possibly relatively slow beginning/growth period, and C.) Promote/advertise in a big league way. And remember, a solidly performing restaurant - with liquor license- in Medford Square, which I'm sure they intent to be- and the Salvatore's ownership clearly doesn't mess around- can in the long run only help make Medford Sq more of a magnet for other businesses- i.e. more unusual, exotic restaurant fare.

Jan 08, 2010
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Steak House To Open In Medford Square

Has anyone driven by the location or heard anything about what is going on and when 55 High might actually open?

Mar 22, 2009
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