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Melanie's Bistro

East York
Canadian, Italian, French, Fusion
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1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J4, Canada
416 422 1870
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All 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
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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 

Thank DonnaWebber
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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

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

Thank cygnet1206
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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.

Thank Leslie L
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My friend and I had gone to dinner during the week early December to Melanie's Bistro.Ut has been reaved about by many people. We ordered the meal which started with stale bread . We spoke with the server and they stated- oh, we bought it at Valumart yesterday. The server return the bread to the kitchen and brought back a... More 

Thank harriet k
Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Melanie's bistro was our first experience in Toronto and we loved it. The Sweet potato fries were AMAZING, followed by lovely wine and mains. We were just sad that we were too full to try dessert!

1 Thank TravellingL85
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Earlier today my parents were in Toronto and I thought I'd treat them to this very rare "needle in a haystack" restaurant. Having lived along the danforth, and in the general area for over 3 years, I can say undoubtedly that this place is a rare find for its location. Its location is a slight contrast to that of Greek... More 

1 Thank medicryan911
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our family loves going to Melanie's Bistro, we can always be assured of great food with interesting ingredients and wonderful presentation. We have been going to Melanie's since it opened and we are so happy it's here in our neighbourhood. Their menu selection, though not extensive, is very eclectic and interesting, which I believe is why their food is so... More 

1 Thank FromToronto123
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I was expecting a lot more from what I had heard from friends but it was over $200 with one bottle of house wine. I thought we would leave satisfied but the $8 fries were a little expensive for the locale.

2 Thank Adrienne W
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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

1 Thank Waikiki59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $22
Canadian, Italian, French, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4C 1J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighborhood: East York
  • Phone Number: 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

Neighborhood Profile
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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