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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Ranked #24 of 579 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
Santa Monica
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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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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

For years I have complained that Los Angeles has not had many in the way of Spectacular restaurants. Yes some Five Star but not five star plus any Diamonds. Now LA does. My wife and four of our friends had dinner at Melisse. Now LA does have a restaurant with five stars and two Diamonds! I had not been to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I will not eat here again as Josiah Citrin, the chef and owner of this restaurant is happy to get foie gras back on his customers’ plates. Cycling thousands of tonnes of grain through suffering animals in order to produce a tiny amount of snob-munch is a practice as backward as any I can think of. Decent people everywhere agree... More 

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We came here for Thanksgiving Dinner and everything was so spectacular that we had to come back again the next evening as well. Very extensive and impressive wine list. Make sure you order the chicken for two it was by the far the best we have ever had anywhere in the world. If your fortunate enough to be there during... More 

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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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
67 helpful votes 67 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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