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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Ranked #23 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are lots of contenders for best restaurant in LA, but Melisse is a head above the rest. Chef Josiah Citrin has upped his game to firmly fill the void that was created when SONA closed, and now presents the best dining experience in California south of Napa. His attention to detail shows in every exquisite dish, which are meticulously... More

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came to Melisse for our anniversary and had the 10 course menu. First of all, everyone treated us really well. We were wished happy anniversary over and over again. So there was very excellent service and we felt the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We even got some truffles to take away after the dinner. It is very romantic... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I rarely like giving out 5-star reviews because there's usually room for improvement at every establishment. Melisse, however, exceeded my expectations when I made the decision to bring my wife to dine here. We each went with the 4-course menu and made sure to order different things. 4 courses may not sound like a lot but it's more like 8... More

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Service and food were well above par. Likely the best French restaurant in the LA area. Tried their $135 set menu 4 four course menu, it was excellent. Here are the choices: MENU ~$135~ Excluding Noted Items with SUPPLEMENTS The Ten and Carte Blanche Menus are for the entire table, please. FIRST COURSE Sweet Onion and Parmesan Soup Peeky Toe... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took my girl our for dinner on her birthday. Tried to see which restaurants in LA had good reviews and saw it had been ranked by michelin in past, so figured maybe its worth the visit and the price Went and sat down around 6pm, ordered from their degustation menu. Had few items including wagyu beef, came away unimpressed. Pricy... More

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Westlake Village, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have dined at Melisse 3 times in the last year. Every time it never ceases to delight and amaze. The food is creative, flavorful, visually enticing, and thoughtful. Chef Citron uses local, seasonal ingredients and the menus change, but they always have some continuity. We always get the "Ten" menu, which includes 10 small tasting courses, plus amuse bouche... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Melisse, though a bit pricey - it's an enjoyable and mouthwatering experience that you must try for yourself. If you must splurge on anything involving a night out on the town coupled with food - then you MUST try this place. Each meal was spectacular, and the wine pairings always hit the mark! The caviar w/cream, Kobe beef, fish (not... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great location but the place is not really fine dining. I had the 10 items set menu and out all entries I like three. The sommelier was nice but sometimes extra-friendly. They really try to be fine dining but the ambiance was cheap. The mid 50's restaurant manager flirting with one of the guests (very nice young lady), he didn't... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had read about and looked forward to dining at Melisse. Our table of 4 selected the tasting menu. Proportions were perfect for our three hour dining experience and the pacing of the courses was unrushed. We arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night with the restaurant 3/4 full. Tables are set in a common area with plenty of space... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

great food, service and price! Highly recommend! It deserves its Michelin two star rating. What a treat!

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