Respond to Review of True Bistro
Review: Finally an upscale vegan restaurant in Boston area! Some people compare it to Blossom in NYC and Millennium in San Francisco; while I haven't been to the latter, I found True Bistro superior to the overrated and overpriced Blossom. My partner and I got here early on a Saturday evening at around 5:30 since we had to go see a show after and apparently they don't take reservations for parties of less than six people. After about an hour the place was already full, but they do have a bar table with stools where you can wait or even dine there if you don't mind. For the meal, first we got a bowl of soup du jour to share, which was a cream of artichoke soup topped with croutons and fresh chives. The flavor was subtle but not bland, and not overly salted like many restaurant soups are, very tasty when dipped with the accompanied french bread. Then we moved on to appetizers: the black bean and plantain torte and the ravioli. The tortes were pretty creative and went really well with the salsa and sour cream. The ravioli were smothered in this thick creamy sauce, so good I would have licked the plate clean if it would be considered a decent table manner. For entrees we got the phyllo purse and the sweet potato roulade. The purse had such beautiful presentation and wonderful flavors, the mole with the pepita-arugula bed was just fantastic, definitely the highlight of our meal. The roulade was also delicious with the porcini gravy, which was very rich and full of the yumminess of mushrooms and herbs. For dessert we got the death-by-chocolate cake, which was highly recommended by our server. It was flourless and actually more like a thick creamy chocolate mousse cake. It wasn't very sweet and the tofu was strong enough to be discernible, so I asked one of the servers if it was tofu-based and she confirmed. I wouldn't recommend anyone that doesn't like the taste of tofu in desserts to order this one; but we don't mind at all and for sure enjoyed it. The whole meal cost about $65 sans tip/drinks, which I found very reasonable given the quality of food and portion size. Service was prompt and attentive, decor immaculate, simple yet elegant. Every dish we had was delectable, the flavors were delicate and well-balanced in that you can really taste the different vegetables, herbs, and spices. This is vegan cuisine at its finest.