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Melisse

1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Ranked #10 of 551 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $80
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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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Melisse was more than just a meal, it was a true culinary experience. We went with my boyfriend for our anniversary last year. The service was great, the staff was nice. We took the 10 courses tasting menu, it was absolutely fantastic. The wine pairings were perfect! It is the kind of meal you will never forget !

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Tarzana, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

having to been many of the best restaurants in the world, and having never been to Melisse, which is literally in our backyard, I had great expectations. Additionally, I've only written one negative review on TA. The service was not what you'd expect from a two star restaurant. The food was mediocre. I had the Rack of lamb, which was... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Even though Michelin only rated LA once Melisse got two stars. It still merits them. The entire experience was as polished, elegant and intoxicatingly delicious as only the best restaurants can manage. Dress up a bit, enjoy the wine list and luxuriate in deep quality.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last October we went to California to celebrate our 15th anniversary and we dined at Melisse! What a treat! We had the ten course menu and every bite was heavenly! Certainly one of the best meals I ever had in my life!

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My partner and I mad e booking to eat here on our holiday from Australia back in November (a little slow catching up on TA). Our primary server was fantastic. Attentive, polite, without being intrusive throughout the meal. He spoke with us about what we wanted for a wine, and really helped find one that satisfied both of our pallets,... More

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Los Angeles
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hands down one of the most exquisite dining experiences you will ever have. The food is decadent, only to be topped by the extensive wine list, which is only to be topped by the outstanding service. If you are going to come to an establishment of this level, check your inhibitions at the door and do the 10-course tasting menu.... More

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place only has set courses so it will set you back a pretty penny. We came for DineLA but ended up ordering from the regular menu. The decor is great, no windows but really modern and intimate. Service was impeccable. The food was excellent, but what we thought were small portions ended up making us really full even before... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Given my take on this restaurant from Gayot.com, I was expecting the best, and my wife and I were suitably impressed! The dishes were inventive, yet classically composed; the flavors were complex, yet subtly inflected; the presentations were exquisite and artistic. We think that this is one of the best restaurants in the USA, at this juncture, with cuisine competitive... More

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Piedmont, Italy
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fantastic quality, incredible attention to detail, great service and a fun, knowledgeable staff make this a fantastic restaurant. We've been to several New Year's Eve celebrations at Melisse and it's always a good time.

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Wow! Flawless perfection in a comfortable, friendly, relaxing ambiance. Every good thing you've ever heard or hoped for is true. Every dish and every component is superb. Melisse deserves it's Michelin stars and then some. Melisse had raised the bar for fine dining and no other restaurant in LA is even close. The service is also superb. Dining here is... More

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