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Bistrot Melac

#2,479 of 14,966 Restaurants in Paris
££ - £££French, European,
42 rue Leon Frot, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 43 70 59 27
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
“jacques” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:30 Hours
French, European, Wine Bar
££ - £££
42 rue Leon Frot, 75011 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had dinner at Bistrot Melac on a weekday evening in September. Melac had been recommended to us by friends who had dined there in the past and described it to us as a lively neighborhood bistrot.. We were the first diners to arrive and...More

Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here for dinner and absolutely amazed about the place (old bistrot french style), the excellent food quality (typical trench dishes -fois gras, cheese, escargot, auvergne melted cheese with egg, .... veal meat and duck, etc) and nice personel. Will come back again!

Thank Vincenzo C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The founder and former owner Jacques Melac has sold his famous Bistro à vins. It seems the new owners are doing a good job on the food side, based on our lunch experience. If you are in Paris during the celebration of the Beaujolais Nouveau...More

Thank Theodor K
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This small but excellent bistro is out of the way but well worth the trip. From the 5th,6th and 7th arrondissement take bus 86 or 87 to Bastille then take 76 to the corner of Charonne and Voltaire walk one block Leon Frot take a...More

1  Thank tenorvince
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is a great bistro. Traditional Aveyron food (few dishes but exquisite) becomes the "side" of the studied selection of regional wines. Friendly ambience, excellent service. I went twice in a week.

2  Thank RaquelitaNYC
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

While visiting Paris, you should always remember that Paris is a very little taste of France! The only way to have an idea about the other regions is to try the original bistros and wine bars who bring special regional products. Bistrot Melac is one...More

1  Thank ArtistatParis
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Melac offers very interesting and delicious country-style bistro food, alongside its great wine selection, in a simple setting. We had green onion fritters with ham, and some escargot, to start, followed by a pork cabbage casserole with potatoes and carrots and sausage with potato aligot...More

1  Thank redshale
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

You feel like being in a cozy french village drinking local food and wine. It's not parisian, it's French!

Thank ArtistatParis
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I visited this restaurant for a second time this past February and found the same quality of service I had experienced 3 years prior. The food was wonderful and carefully crafted- I had the duck and my partner had a wonderful steak! The wine recommendation...More

2  Thank JCLuna5
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Large portions for entree, menu available in English & French. Staff didn't speak much English but that was fine, we are in France after all, and our requests were understood no problem. We had Escargot and Salmon for entrees and Duck and Rump Steak for...More

Thank KJClayton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$123
French, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 rue Leon Frot, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > République
  • Neighbourhood: République
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 70 59 27
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