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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
+1 416-422-1870
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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Kingston, Canada
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A very good Lunch stop for the family on a cold winter day. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. The menu is healthy and reasonably priced. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Kman47
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My tummy is easily upset so I am always leery of "eating out" but this place is pristine in its cleanliness, provides attentive service and in the 8 years I have been coming here, the food has always been of a stellar quality and never upset my "tubes." The sort of place that a trained chef would run. (Did I... More 

Thank linlin
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Friends and I met for dinner at Melanie's at the suggestion of one friend who had been there before. As it was a bitterly cold evening, there were only a few tables occupied. The menu, while not extensive, offers good variety with some inventive items such as a watermelon, feta and arugula salad. Our server offered us the prix fixe... More 

Thank Water_Lily61
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

Thank giffenk
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 

Thank Kathleen C
Toronto, Canada
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333 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tony R
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank TDavidRossi
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 27 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 

Thank phillip105
Niagara Falls
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Thank Azapniagara
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Canadian, Italian, French, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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