We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melisse

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Improve this listing
Redo Search in Map
See more hotels in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
(310) 395-0881
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
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, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 196 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic

I love the wine list and was able find Asatian sparking rose, Grand Cru Chablis, and Volnay burgundy (my favorites) on the extensive list. The courses were perfectly timed and of course heavenly prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
bil1026
,
Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I love the wine list and was able find Asatian sparking rose, Grand Cru Chablis, and Volnay burgundy (my favorites) on the extensive list. The courses were perfectly timed and of course heavenly prepared.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Culver City, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There are few places in LA that can deserve Michelin stars.. this is one of them and maybe the best of the 3 or 4 that exist here. It is not really an LA place.. it is a world place. You could take and move it to any city i the world and it would not only fit in.. it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Melisse is our "very special occasion", favorite spot. We have dined at Melisse several times, and each time seems better than the last. Most recently we went to celebrate our anniversary, and enjoyed their 7 course meal with wine pairings, and relaxed and indugled for about a 3 hour dining experience. Service is impeccable, ambience is elegant and beautiful, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fantastic restaurant and a must for anyone who enjoys and appreciates fine dining. Service is top class, food is amazing. Its no wonder this restaurant has remained at the top of its game for so long

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westport, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It is hard not to imagine what these extraordinary plates of superb preparations must be thinking: One moment they are being fussed over in the kitchen, dozens of passionate hands taking pride in their meticulous artistry, the next moment they are being served in the dining room by unctuous, self-important staff that must explain to thoroughly confused patrons why every... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Forget the pretentious, condescending, poor reviews of cry babies and busybodies who reveal themselves, not the restaurant. Melisse is as fine a dining experience as one will ever have. Give yourself over to the professional staff, whose expertise shows that the front of the house is as important as the back; supported by the stellar kitchen and genius creativity, Melisse... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Amazing service, great food, wonderful wine list-ask for a banquette. If you are worried about calories, don't like rich food or you are on a budget, this is probably not the place for you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Temecula, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our expectations were high considering the many awards won be this restaurant. Unassuming outside but beautifully adorn inside. I must say the wait staff were well mannered and service excellent although I felt we were rushed along a bit too much. The food... Well there's the rub. Ingenious presentations but just not that good. We left a little disappointed. So... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went there with friends to celebrate a birthday. We all chose the prix fixe menu with wine pairings. The food was imginative, beautifully prepared and the wine pairings did an excellent job of complementing each course. The pacing of the courses was managed well and our servers were friendly and engaging. It was a great celebration dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thousand Oaks, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Melisse is a hidden treasure in Santa Monica - we were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed a perfect evening. The dining room is nicely arranged, decor is relaxing, with comfortable chairs and (in our case) a large round table with plenty of space. The restaurant was fully booked on a Saturday night but the entire meal was perfectly paced. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melisse also viewed

 

Been to Melisse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Melisse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
Explore this neighborhood