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Melanie's Bistro

1870 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario m4c1j4, Canada
416 422 1870
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Ranked #99 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: French, Italian, Bistro, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Hamilton, Ontario
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have now been twice to Melanie's once for brunch and yesterday for dinner. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. The desserts are to die for. An unpretentious little gem! Love it!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was amazing,probably some of the best dishes I've ever eaten.......the sweet potato fries were my favourite:D

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have eaten there many times, both for dinner and lunch, usually with a group of friends. The food is always well presented and very tasty. The owner is usually on site and engaged. I usually try something different each time I go and I have never been disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was my first time here. Came with friends. Unpretentious yet solid. Great food and service. The owner was onsite and spent some time with us. The food has a gourmet feel without the gourmet price. The portions were a tad small but the flavour was there. Great place for a special night out.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This place is worth the visit. Its not much to look at, but a very nice vibe. First the owner is always there and working the room; welcoming guests, saying hi, delivering food, etc. The wait staff is always good and honest in what they do. The food is simple and delicious. The burger is phenomenal, along with the French... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary on a whim. We live in the area and always walk by this small bistro with the pretty lights, so we decided to try it. Well, we are happy to say it was a great decision. We had a wonderful young woman serve us, who was very polite. Beau's beer, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

I meet friends at Melanie's 4-5 times a year and am always impressed with the quality of the food for the price. We usually go Tuesdays where there is a 2 or 3 course special. Her salads are really fresh an unique. I love the crispy goat cheese salad and the crab cake. The salmon is always perfectly cooked and... More

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