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Melisse

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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
(310) 395-0881
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Today
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 139
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Innovative Cuisine

This is a good place to bring a date or to celebrate an anniversary. Positives: - Very attentive service - Great decor - High quality cooking and presentation - Unusual sense and taste Negatives: - Prepare to spend $150-200 a person (set menu only) Tips: Bring your own wines. This place is only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Luke L
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Mountain View, CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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NEW YORK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had high hopes for this place, and except for the friendliness of the staff, we were disappointed on all counts. The dishes lack flavor and coherency, with flavors working against each other instead of with each other. And the price ... way way way overpriced. Service was spotty throughout. Drink pacing was off. Only part of our menu's were picked... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a good place to bring a date or to celebrate an anniversary. Positives: - Very attentive service - Great decor - High quality cooking and presentation - Unusual sense and taste Negatives: - Prepare to spend $150-200 a person (set menu only) Tips: Bring your own wines. This place is only for those special occasions.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This restaurant never fails us, make a reservation and Magic happens. The food is superb, atmosphere great, service wanting for nothing. It may seem a little pricy, but it goes with the territory.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was our second visit to Melisse. We were celebrating our marriage, that had taken place on the beach in Florida. We chose the prixe fixe menu (not the ten course Red, we'd never be able to make it through ten courses) and wine pairing for my wife. I chose a single glass of rosé champagne that was recommended by... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant with another couple several weeks ago. Based on the ratings and reviews, we had high hopes. Those hopes, however, were by and large dashed. The total bill for our party of four with tip exceeded $1400. I admit we had high expectations, but at those prices, I think we are entitled to expect something special. Sadly,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Modern, chick and luxurious and one of the most exciting dining experiences, Melisse definitely holds high standards and reputation for its great service and culinary experience. from the minute you set foot inside the restaurant until you set foot out the door. staff very helpful and very attentive. great selection on wines, champagne and mixed drinks from the bar. Came... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

my then-fiance (now wife) and i went to mark our recent engagement and the v-day on 2/13/15 (i remember it was friday, and sat 2/14 was not available). their regular menus were supplanted by v-day menus for the weekend and so that's what we were stuck with. food was good. wine was pretty good. the service was excellent but a... More 

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glendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I always come here for my birthday dinner. Though the food is expensive, the quality and the presentation are never disappointing. I like to order the set menu as it has several choices to suit your tastes.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I just had dinner again at Melisse. This is the most sophisticated and complete restaurant in Southern California. This is a unique place meant for the most critical of dinners. When you go you cannot go and think about the cost. If that is an issue do not go. The focus is on food and the wine and on the... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The menu, the wine pairing, the service, the French sommelier, everything was perfect! Cost is quite high (more than 300USD per person).

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Additional Information about Melisse

Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: (310) 395-0881
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 395-0881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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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?

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Santa Monica
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