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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Ranked #19 of 573 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
Metuchen, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We selected a tasting menu here (the middle one, with 10 courses, which was plenty of food) with matching wines. All too frequently, we find that matching fines do not reach the level of the food, even in the best restaurants. This is one of the best restaurant meals we've had, the the wines were on par. The wines -... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Every year me and my husband enjoy traveling out of the country to celebrate our anniversary. We had heard many great things of Melisse in Santa Monica, so we decided to try it this year. I was flabbergasted by the service and quality given. My expectations were highly exceeded and loved the Golden Imperial Osetra Caviar I was served. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A formal but calm place to dine. very professional service. Cooking at the highest level. Loved the truffles, caviar and lobster. Great service from the staff.

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Westlake Village, California, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Relaxed and elegant dining experience. Impeccable service and amazing dishes. My wife loves this place and there is usually a new dish she hasn't had that is memorable. Expensive but worth it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Melisse as many good restaurants in LA is a house in a corner, with a small parking on its backyard with valet service. This place is a big central room with some tables around. Perfect for a date or business meetings. Is quiet, elegant and comfortable. You have the chance to choose between the chefs menu or your selection. But... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Melisse

Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: (310) 395-0881
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  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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