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Chez Melange

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Eclectic, International, Californian
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1611 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Avenue H)
(310) 540-1222
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Interesting Choices

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
TTWindom
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Minnesota
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minnesota
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was getting late, and I was starving when my daughter and son-in-law suggested we go to the “village” to eat. They live in Redondo Beach, Calif., and the village boasts a number of good restaurants. Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange on South Catalina Avenue turned out to be especially pleasing….almost enchanting. Attractive and intimate outside seating was available, but... More 

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Torrance, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have dined at Chez Melange for many years now, but they consistently amaze me with the warmth of their staff as well as the quality and variety of their food and drink offerings. The menu changes frequently at Chez, reflecting local, seasonal offerings. We enjoyed 2 different types of toast with marvelous cheese and toppings! Entrees are varied to... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good food, nice selections. The house Frank and Bell wines were good. The Sweetbreads were great. Almost everything was delicious. You can forget the house salad, it was bland and boring. The Lamb was excellent both with currey and Pesto. The pesto was ok, but the lamb great. Definitely worth another visit. Gary was a great waiter and very efficient.

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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: Eclectic, International, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?