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Melanie's Bistro

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Neighbourhood:
East York
Canadian, Italian, French, Fusion
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1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J4, Canada
+1 416-422-1870
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wine club dinner, so we did not try the normal menu or wine list. We had a fixed 5 course dinner with matching wines. All of the food was very good and the service was great. We definitely want to return.

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Thank giffenk
Chicopee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our birthday dinner at Melanie's was perfect! Each of the 3 courses was delicious, and we thought the $34 dinner special price made it quite reasonable. The salads were lovely and fresh with an interesting dressing. We all had the bacon wrapped chicken breast stuffed with spinach, feta and a bit of date for the main course. The meat was... More 

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Thank Kathleen C
Toronto, Canada
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248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Melanie's Bistro is wonderful. Almost perfect. Sometimes when the gastro planets align (as in a beautiful Saturday at the start of a long weekend, a table open on a very small patio that seats only 4 people, a perfect double shot latte with honey, great food and great service), you get to write a 5 star review. Why is Melanie's... More 

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Thank Tony R
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Melanie's Bistro is wonderful. Almost perfect. Sometimes when the gastro planets align (as in a beautiful Saturday at the start of a long weekend, a table open on a very small patio that seats only 4 people, a perfect double shot latte with honey, great food and great service), you get to write a 5 star review. Why is Melanie's... More 

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Thank TDavidRossi
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Had brunch at Melanie's and it took over 10 minutes before the waitress dropped off the menu without thinking of asking if anyone wanted drinks. It took another 8 minutes before she took our orders. I must remind you, it is a small restaurant with 2 waitresses working. We ordered 2 French toasts and a burger and it took another... More 

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Thank phillip105
Niagara Falls
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was special from the broiled shrimp appetizer to the salmon and steaks, the fantastic deserts. Even the veggies were tasty Melanie is a pastry chef and her husband is a master chef. So glad these two found each other. Connie ZAPPITELLI. NIAGARA Falls

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Thank Azapniagara
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We were 11 for dinner last night (Saturday) to celebrate my 70th birthday. Our table was set up beautifully with table cloths as had been requested. However, the flower and candle decorations were a nice surprise. Service was superb. Water glasses were filled. Wine was ordered and served. Tasty bread baskets and butter were placed on the tables. When one... More 

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Thank DonnaWebber
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and good service. The food quality is really good and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended for family brunch on weekends

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Thank Araz S
Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Nice little front patio. We were there at a quiet time so traffic not too bad. The meal was nice presented and our waitress was friendly & informative, even though we arrived quite late.

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Thank cygnet1206
Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

An extremely friendly atmosphere abounds at Melanie's. They are pleased to provide you with great food, conversation and service. Food was delicious, the preset menu was lots of good food. I had the chicken stuffed with spinach, goat cheese and dates. My husband had pork loin stuffed with tasty bread and wrapped in bacon. Absolutely delicious evening.

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Thank Leslie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 22
Cuisine
Canadian, Italian, French, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighbourhood: East York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-422-1870

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East York

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East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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