Chef Al Paris says he and Benjamin and Robert Bynum are just a few weeks from opening their 175-seat, '30s-era Paris Bistro inside the Chestnut Hill Hotel at 8229 Germantown Ave.

It will take the spot previously occupied by the Melting Pot.

Paris, who owns the nearby Heirloom BYOB with Robert Bynum, is shooting for the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve.

The jazz club, to be situated downstairs, will open in 2014.