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Melanie's Bistro

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French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion
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1870 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario m4c1j4, Canada
416 422 1870
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
A Thrill For Your Taste-buds

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Gastronomia D
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
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182 reviews 182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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Hamilton, Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a great family gathering at Melanie's Bistro on the Danforth. My second memorable meal there. Every dish was beautifully presented and executed. The meat eaters were more than happy with their choices, especially the house pate. The vegetarian had a choice! That is rare enough to merit special praise. Our server was knowledgeable, personable but not intrusive. Melanie... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Melanie and Arul have created an ideal refuge in an otherwise barren area on the Danforth that brings families together for a well-priced selection of dishes that can please every taste. An informal atmosphere, a limited but excellent selection of wines and beers with killer deserts by Melanie herself. 1870 Danforth Ave., Toronto. 416-422-1870

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

No words to describe. Such a great place to spend some hours ! The place is very cosy, great food, great people. I ordered a steak with some corona's.

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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: French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion
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?