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Chez Melange

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$$$
French, American, International
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1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Avenue H)
(310) 540-1222
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Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of Redondo's best hidden gems, this cozy bar and lounge offers a...
One of Redondo's best hidden gems, this cozy bar and lounge offers a changing blackboard menu (8-12 items nightly) prepared to order by Chef Di at her open bar-kitchen, and served personally to guests. Colorful tapas and small plates which highlight the clean, fresh, exquisite flavors and ingredients of the gorgeous Mediterranean are typically featured fare. Influences from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, and sometimes even North Africa are found on the evolving, seasonal menu.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good brunch in a good location; average service

Family and I went here for brunch; food was pretty good: -mixed mushroom plate was flavorful and decadent (butter sauce) -fried chicken & french toast (i think): chicken was tender, batter was crunchy -eggs panchitos: brother said it was good -french toast: didn't taste it, but looked a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
J H
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Family and I went here for brunch; food was pretty good: -mixed mushroom plate was flavorful and decadent (butter sauce) -fried chicken & french toast (i think): chicken was tender, batter was crunchy -eggs panchitos: brother said it was good -french toast: didn't taste it, but looked a bit burnt and lifeless. Dad and aunt liked it ok -bacon pecan... More 

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Los Angeles
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167 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went here on a Monday night so it wasn't very crowded. Menu changes daily. I had the Sicilian Spaghetti that was super flavorful. Veal Osso Buco was very tender and coupled with the gnocchi were very filling. Service was great. Extensive wine and beer list. Lots of craft beers, both on tap and in bottles.

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Redondo Beach
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Every time I try something new here I am simply amazed by the talents of their fine chefs. They are not afraid to try things and they listen to their diners to tweak or remove the item as needed.

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Minnesota
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the variety of choices on the menu, which leads to the five stars, all of entrees were well prepared and presented. Service also was efficient. We enjoyed oysters on the half shell and Hamachi sashimi for small plates. Our entrees included, osso buco, a lamb risotto with a dill yogurt sauce, and a Spanish seafood stew, Zarzuela. All extremely... More 

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Kemmerer, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The menu is very descriptive and makes you want it all! We were a party of 7. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. I noticed the owner standing to the side as if in anticipation of any diners need. They truly made us feel welcome and that they appreciate their clientele. The food was delicious and prepared to... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We were visitors and our friends took us to this quaint restaurant. We had wonderful service...everyone was so enthusiastic and caring! Two of us had the rack of lamb with pesto...two of my favorite foods. It was wonderful, but, IMHO, the pesto wasn't necessary. Wine recommendations were excellent and they brought out extra glasses so we could taste before ordering.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I knew of the "old" Chez Melange, but I had never visited the new location since they established themselves in their new digs 6 years ago. Boy did we miss out!!!! We were celebrating our anniversary and from the reservation process to the moment we were greeted it was just phenomenal. The owner graciously greeted us and took us to... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent food great presentation in a quiet atmosphere. I visit every couple years and it remains a favorite. From Michael the owner to Christina the hostess to the water ice staff. They are interested in exceeding your expectations and they do. A nice wine list with something for everyone regardless of your price range you will find a great wine... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have the burger with the green chile that our friends love here (we tasted theirs and agreed that it was great). Instead, we went for the fish and chips - what a mistake! So disappointed! The fish inside the two large rolls was wet, the coating was overcooked and soggy, the chips were also overcooked, very dark and... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Delicious Margaritas and small plates and appetizers. Try the bacon croquettes and the cocktail shrimp are massive and delicious. Big thumbs up!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    (Avenue H)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 540-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

Description

One of Redondo's best hidden gems, this cozy bar and lounge offers a changing blackboard menu (8-12 items nightly) prepared to order by Chef Di at her open bar-kitchen, and served personally to guests. Colorful tapas and small plates which highlight the clean, fresh, exquisite flavors and ingredients of the gorgeous Mediterranean are typically featured fare. Influences from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, and sometimes even North Africa are found on the evolving, seasonal menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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