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True Bistro

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  • American (New), Bistro, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • 1153 Broadway, Somerville 02144 42.388395 -71.085099
  • (Btwn Clarendon Ave & Curtis St)
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  • (617) 627-9000
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Dinner

Soup Du Jour    bowl 8.00 cup 5.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, toasted almonds, lemon-caper vinaigrette    7.00
Arugula raspberry, aged cashew cheese, toasted walnut, balsamic vinegar    9.00
Roasted Beets boston lettuce, smoked tofu, cashew cheese, red wine vinaigrette    9.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, pecans, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar    8.00
Fire Roasted Apricot watercress, almond feta, pickled red onion, sumac    8.00

Small Plates

Sweet Potato Pave quatre épices, mustard cream, peppered pecans    9.00
Smoky Potato-Kale Cake cashew cheese, smoked tofu, romesco sauce, fresh thyme    8.00
House Made Ravioli roasted corn, cashew ricotta, poblano cream sauce    9.00
Cornmeal-Crusted Oyster Mushrooms horseradish-dill aioli, aji amarillo chili sauce    8.00
Kennebec French Fries porcini mushroom infused extra virgin olive oil, maldon salt    7.00

Large Plates

House Made Soba seasonal vegetable tempura, shiitake broth, japanese chili powder    16.00
House Made Soba suggested wine pairing: paul dolan sauvignon blanc   btl 38.00 gl 10.00
Massaman Curry baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, fried tofu, rice cake, toasted peanuts    16.00
Massaman Curry suggested wine pairing: cooper hill pinot noir    11.00  42.00
Slow Roasted Tomato spiced couscous, tempeh, haricot vert, fresh apricot chutney    17.00
Slow Roasted Tomato suggested wine pairing: riesling kabinett, spater-veit    8.00  30.00
Phyllo Purse porter braised tempeh, summer squash, red mole, arugula, sour cream    17.00
Phyllo Purse suggested wine pairing: valentin bianchi malbec    30.00  8.00
Seitan Skewers crispy mashed potato, asparagus, red pepper-pine nut sauce, chimichurri    18.00
Seitan Skewers suggested wine pairing: era montepulciano d'abruzzo    9.00  34.00
Vietnamese Crepe honshimeiji mushrooms, fried tofu, mung sprouts, spicy dipping sauce    17.00
Vietnamese Crepe suggested wine pairing: domaine de la louvetrie muscadet    30.00  8.00

Sides $5

Kennebec French Fries   
Small Salad   
Sauteed Greens   
Garlic   
Chili Flakes   

Desserts

Napoleon layers of crisp sugared phyllo, white chocolate mousse, fresh fruit    9.00
White Chocolate Cheesecake raspberry swirl, chocolate sauce    9.00
'Death-By-Chocolate' Cake whipped coconut cream, crunchy shattered caramel    8.00
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler orange zest, strawberry ice cream    9.00
Warm Banana Bread chocolate chips, walnuts, chocolate ice cream    6.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet 3 scoops, served in a tuile cookie. flavors: ice cream by fomu- chocolate, maple bourbon walnut, salted caramel, strawberry sorbet by giovanna- apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne.    6.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, toasted almonds, lemon-caper vinaigrette    6.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, pecans, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar    8.00

Crepes & Waffles

Rolled Crepes filled with bananas and chocolate-hazelnut spread, powdered sugar    9.00
Folded Crepes with blueberries, lemon, demerara sugar, salted caramel ice cream    8.00
Waffle Topped with seasonal fruit, toasted pecans, warm maple syrup, whipped cream    9.00
Waffle Topped with berry compote, warm maple syrup, whipped cream    9.00

Biscuits & Scrambles

Tofu Scrambles choose your flavor combination: house-made chevre and basil pesto    10.00
Tofu Scrambles choose your flavor combination: roasted button mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes, and herbes de provence    11.00
Tofu Scrambles choose your flavor combination: seitan sausage, grilled onions & bell peppers, house-smoked cashew cheese    10.00
Biscuits & Porcini Mushroom Gravy with crumbled house sausage    9.00
Tofu Benedict housemade biscuit, seared tofu, garlic spinach, saffron béarnaise    11.00

Sandwiches $9

BLT house-smoked tofu, boston lettuce, fresh tomato, ciabatta roll, aioli  
Portobello Mushroom Panini arugula, caramelized onion, aioli  

Seitan Burgers

Mesquite Burger lettuce, pickled red onion, aioli    10.00
Teele Square Burger caramelized onions, ranch dressing, avocado    11.00
True's Cheese Burger melted daiya mozzarella or cheddar, sauteéd mushrooms, aioli    11.00

Sides

Home Fries     4.00
Seitan Sausage     4.00
Small Salad     4.00
House Made Biscuit     4.00
Smoked Tofu     4.00
Porcini Mushroom Gravy with crumbled house sausage    5.00
Mac & Cheese     5.00
Fresh Cut Fruit     5.00
Sauteed Greens garlic & chili flakes    5.00
Kennebec French Fries     5.00
Sourdough Toast Or Whole Wheat Toast     2.00

Sweets

Warm Banana Bread chocolate chips, walnuts, chocolate ice cream    6.00
Coffee Cake ask your server for today's offering    4.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet 2 scoops, served in a tuile cookie. ice cream by fomu- chocolate, maple bourbon walnut, salted caramel, strawberry. sorbet by giovanna- apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne.    4.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, toasted almonds, lemon-caper vinaigrette    7.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, pecans, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar    8.00
Fire Roasted Apricot watercress, pickled red onion, sumac (omit almond feta)    8.00

Small Plates

Sweet Potato Pavé quatre épices, mustard cream, peppered pecans    9.00
Kennebec French Fries porcini mushroom infused extra virgin olive oil, maldon salt    7.00

Large Plates

Massaman Curry baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, fried tofu, rice cake, toasted peanuts    16.00
Vietnamese Crepe honshimeiji mushrooms, fried tofu, mung sprouts, spicy dipping sauce    17.00

Sides $5

Side Salad   
Kennebec French Fries   
Sauteed Greens   
Garlic & Chili Flakes   

Desserts

‘Death-By-Chocolate' Cake whipped coconut cream, crunchy shattered caramel    8.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet 3 scoops (omit tuile cookie). ice cream by fomu- chocolate, maple bourbon walnut, salted caramel, strawberry. sorbet by giovanna- apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne    6.00

Drinks

Green's Endeavour Ale    (17oz) 9.00
Samuel Smith Organic Cider    (18oz) 8.00

Gluten Free Brunch

Tofu Scrambles roasted button mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes, herbes de provence    10.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, toasted almonds, lemon-caper vinaigrette    6.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, pecans, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar    8.00

Sides

Home Fries     4.00
Small Green Salad     4.00
Smoked Tofu     4.00
Sauteed Greens garlic & chili flakes    5.00
Fresh Cut Fruit     5.00
Kennebec French Fries     5.00

Sweets

Ice Cream/Sorbet 2 scoops, coconut based by fomu, (omit tuile cookie).    4.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet flavors: ice cream- chocolate, maple bourbon walnut, salted caramel, strawberry sorbet- apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne.  

Drinks

Green's Endeavour Ale    (17oz) 9.00
Samuel Smith Organic Cider    (18oz) 8.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, lemon-caper vinaigrette (omit toasted almonds)    7.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar (omit pecans)    8.00

Small Plates

Cornmeal-Crusted Oyster Mushrooms horseradish-dill aioli, aji amarillo chili sauce    8.00
Kennebec French Fries porcini mushroom infused extra virgin olive oil, maldon salt    7.00

Large Plates

Vietnamese Crepe honshimeiji mushrooms, fried tofu, mung sprouts, spicy dipping sauce    17.00
House Made Soba seasonal vegetable tempura, shiitake broth, japanese chili powder    16.00

Desserts

‘Death-By-Chocolate' Cake whipped coconut cream, crunchy shattered caramel    8.00
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler orange zest, strawberry ice cream    9.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet 3 scoops, served in tuile cookie. ice cream by fomu - chocolate, salted caramel, strawberry. sorbet by giovanna - apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne.    6.00

Salads

Mesclun Greens green olives, lemon-caper vinaigrette (omit toasted almonds)    6.00
Wilted Spinach smoked tofu, cranberries, red onion, balsamic vinegar (omit pecans)    8.00

Waffles $9

Waffle Topped with seasonal fruit, warm maple syrup, whipped cream (omit pecans)  
Waffle Topped with berry compote, warm maple syrup, whipped cream  

Biscuits & Scrambles

Tofu Scrambles choose your flavor combination: roasted button mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes, and herbes de provence    10.00
Tofu Scrambles choose your flavor combination: seitan sausage, grilled onions & bell peppers (omit smoked cashew cheese)    10.00
Biscuits & Porcini Mushroom Gravy with crumbled house sausage    9.00

Sandwiches $9

BLT house-smoked tofu, boston lettuce, fresh tomato, ciabatta roll  
Portobello Mushroom Panini arugula, caramelized onion, aioli  

Burgers

Mesquite Burger lettuce, pickled red onion, aioli    10.00
Teele Square Burger caramelized onions, ranch dressing, avocado    11.00
True's Cheese Burger melted daiya mozzarella or cheddar, sauteed mushrooms, aioli    11.00

Sides

Home Fries     4.00
Seitan Sausage     4.00
Small Salad     4.00
Housemade Biscuit     4.00
Smoked Tofu     4.00
Porcini Mushroom Gravy with crumbled house sausage    5.00
Fresh Cut Fruit     5.00
Sauteed Greens garlic & chili flakes    5.00
Kennebec French Fries     5.00
Sourdough Toast Or Whole Wheat Toast     2.00

Desserts

Napoleon layers of crisp sugared phyllo, white chocolate mousse, fresh fruit    9.00
White Chocolate Cheesecake raspberry swirl, chocolate sauce    9.00
' Death-By-Chocolate' Flourless Cake whipped coconut cream, crunchy shattered caramel    8.00
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler orange zest, strawberry ice cream    9.00
Warm Banana Bread chocolate chips, walnuts, chocolate ice cream    6.00
Ice Cream/Sorbet 3 scoops, served in tuile cookie. ice cream by fomu: chocolate pudding, salted caramel, maple bourbon walnut, strawberry. sorbet by giovanna: apricot with white wine, raspberry with champagne    6.00

Coffee

Liquor Coffee coffee with one shot of kahlua, amaretto, or jameson    8.00

Cocktails

El Diablo ‘1800' tequila, house-made blackberry liqueur, ginger beer    10.00
French Gimlet gin, st. elder, lime juice, simple syrup    10.00
Earl Grey Martini earl grey-infused gin, lemon juice, simple syrup    10.00
Bible Belt knob creek bourbon, sweetened mint tea    9.00
Kir Royale moscato, house-made blackberry liqueur    9.00
Blackberry Spritzer house-made blackberry liqueur, stoli raspberry, pineapple juice, cranberry juice    8.00
White Russian absolut vodka, kahlua, soymilk    8.00
Dark & Stormy bermuda black rum, ginger beer    8.00
Seasonal Sangria ask your server    8.00
Bermuda Rum Punch bermuda black rum, bacardi gold & white rums, juices    8.00
House-Made Vegan Irish Cream     8.00
Mimosa moscato (sweet) or mascaro (dry)    8.00
Bloody Mary     8.00

Non-Alcoholic

Shirley's Cousin ginger beer, pomegranate juice, grenadine, lime    5.00
Virgin Islands Punch orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine    5.00
Virgin Bloody Mary     5.00
Saratoga Sparkling Water gumutindo full city, uganda peruvian vienna decaf   (12oz) 4.00
Soda maine root: ginger beer or root beer. izze: grapefruit or pomegranate. q: kola or ginger ale.    4.00
Juice cranberry, organic orange or tomato    4.00
Coffee Or Organic     3.00
Tea ask for tea menu    3.00

Beer And Cider

Hennepin Belgian Ale     7.00
Sam Adams Light Lager     6.00
Smuttynose IPA     6.00
Smuttynose Robust Porter     6.00
Unibroue Blanche De Chambly     6.00
Clausthaler Non-Alcoholic Beer     5.00
Green's Dubbel Dark Ale gluten free.   (17oz) 9.00
Mystic Saison    (25oz) 12.00
Samuel Smith IPA    (8oz) 8.00
Samuel Smith Lager    (18oz) 8.00
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale    (18oz) 8.00
Samuel Smith Organic Cider gluten free.   (18oz) 8.00
Maine Beer Company zoe: american amber ale. mo: american pale ale.    10.00
Pretty Things baby tree: quadruple. jack d'or: saison americain.    11.00

White

Pinot Grigio, Mezzacorona, Italy aromas of citrus, delicate, fruity & dry. finishes clean & crisp with a touch of almond.    7.00
Pinot Gris, Cooper Hill Organic, Oregon bright & juicy fruit qualities. loaded with melon, citrus & pear flavors that explode on the palate.    7.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Paul Dolan Organic, California distinctive kiwi fruit character, complemented by bright citrus zest & lemongrass notes.    10.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek, California aromas of lemongrass, citrus peel & pineapple with delicate floral characters. zesty with mouthwatering acidity.    9.00
Muscadet, Domaine De La Louvetrie, France aromas & flavors of golden apple, pear, with a whiff of straw. finishes with steely minerality & balanced acidity.    8.00
Riesling Kabinett, Spater-Veit,Germany bracing & bright flavors of quince, kiwi, & delicate spice. fresh, lively minerality. a hint of sweetness.    8.00
Chardonnay, Toques Et Clochers, France a full and elegant chardonnay. layered and complex with just a hint of oak.    11.00

Red

Pinot Noir, Underwood Cellars, Oregon aromas of strawberry pie with notes of cedar, brown sugar & spice. lush flavors of red fruit, cherry & strawberry.    9.00
Pinot Noir, Cooper Hill Organic, Oregon big & lush flavors with cassis, dark berry fruit & floral notes. finishes soft & supple.    11.00
Merlot, Irony, California black cherry, currant & plum intermingle with hints of vanilla & cedar. finishes with nuances of blackberry & licorice.    9.00
Malbec, Trapiche Oak Cask, Argentina sweet aromas of blackberries & plum with a touch of vanilla & toasty oak. velvety texture with a long finish.    8.00
Malbec, Valentin Bianchi soft, silky mouthfeel, with flavors of plums, cherries, hints of coffee and vanilla.    8.00
Chianti, Conte Guicciardini, Italy brilliant ruby & purple hues with aromas & flavors of cherry & blackberry. great balance with structured tannins.    7.00
Baux De Provence, Mas De Gourgonnier Organic, France lush red fruit with earthy tones. flavors of licorice, black tea & dried herbs lingers on the finish.    11.00
Syrah, Cline Cellars, California deep purple color explodes with fresh blueberry & black cherry jammy fruit. spicy with cracked black pepper aromas.    8.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, 25/5, Argentina full-bodied with soft tannins and a well-balanced touch of oak. ripe fruit, cassis, and blackberry notes.    11.00
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.    10.00

Sparkling $8

Cava Reserve Brut, Mascaro, Spain (750ml) hints of white peaches, layered flavors & a bright pure finish.  
Moscato, Mionetto, Italy (375ml) gentle sparkling, fresh & crisp with a floral bouquet & a soft, sweet, finish. perfect for an aperitif or with dessert.  

 

True Bistro
1153 Broadway
Btwn Clarendon Ave & Curtis St
(617) 627-9000
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