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Melanie's Bistro

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Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro
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1870 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario m4c1j4, Canada
416 422 1870
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A definite must try!

I've walked by this restaurant many times last year. This year, I went for lunch in Jan. Loved it, service excellent, potato soup yummy, Indian wrap delish! Decided to try again last week and same server, patient and good customer service. I ordered the soup which was squash and same wrap a before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
gillian t
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Booked a table for Friday night for 3 people had to wait nearly an hour for our starters. Then after waiting a long time for our main meal, many other tables had come in eaten and left. Wait staff very apologetic. Food was ok too many pasta dishes on new menu

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've walked by this restaurant many times last year. This year, I went for lunch in Jan. Loved it, service excellent, potato soup yummy, Indian wrap delish! Decided to try again last week and same server, patient and good customer service. I ordered the soup which was squash and same wrap a before, both were very good. My BF ordered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Two old friends wanted to introduce us to two of their friends and they picked the restaurant. It felt good the minute we entered -- very warm and alive; i think it's the eclectic but lively art all over the walls. They also have the WOW factor down. Shortly after ordering, a server brought us smoked salmon with a sprinkling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Everything on the dinner menu at Melanie's sounds salivating. Having been here before and knowing that everything is sensational, I chose the "Bangers & Smash". It was truly exquisite. Both the pheasant and wild boar sausage each had their own distinct flavor, complemented perfectly by the gourmet potatoes and broccoli. For dessert, I usually order the "Crème brûlée" without hesitation,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

The service was excellent, the menu had something for everyone. The meal was very good, especially the creme brûlée!!!

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Toronto Canada
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Each and all of the dishes looked good. We were a group of eight, in for Sunday brunch. The person on my left ordered huevos rancheros. To my right, crab cakes Benedict was ordered. I went for the Belgian waffles, with whipped cream, fruit and maple syrup. Reports of blandness came from each side of me. I was one of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I give this place a 3.5 stars. I've been for brunch, as well as for dinner. The Brunch - overpriced for what you get. There's also a slight odd taste to everything on the plate .. I couldn't figure it out until I guessed it was the oil that is used. The newfoundland breakie is what I tend to order,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Dinner was great. Had a buckwheat pasta green thai curry. Amazing. Our waiter was also fantastic. Will be back for sure.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

First impression is that this isn't an overly fancy place but the food is amazing. There aren't a lot of choices on the menu but there's enough variety. Place was busy at lunch! Omelet was delicious and a great homemade burger - don't get those too often. Service was excellent. Coffee was great - nothing negative at all. Reasonably priced... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Melanie's is one of our go-to restaurants. The food never disappoints and Melanie always makes her rounds making sure that all is well. The value is quite good. We are never disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1870 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario m4c1j4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416 422 1870

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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?