In the past two months, ate at two wonderful but different restaurants in Malden.
The casual Salem St.Cafe is a casual sports bar/pub. which is compelted renovated. Great for families, too. They make their own homemade rolls which were so good. Portions are very big. The food was very tasty and service was exceptional. It is right on Salem Street down the street from the Salemwood School.
The other is Tivoli's which is a tiny, romantic little place on Exchange Street. It is managed and owned by a husband/wife team. Went for anniversary. Food is absolutely to die for. Very different and the presentation is awesome. And, it is very reasonable. Only about 10 tables. Opens at 5:30PM. Don't miss this one!