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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
(310) 395-0881
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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New York
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here w/ my family. It is a lovely, serene, grown up dining. Everyone made us feel like it was a special meal & they all seemed to love working there & were excited about the food. It is sophisticated dining for sure, lots of interesting choices, tasting menus if you want, game & truffle... More 

Thank allisong205
Claremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey yes menu is a price fixed different choices Food was 4 stars presentation 5 stars and the service is 5 stars Noise level was high 3 stars for that Over alll still 5 stars excepts your own wine worth it if you have an expensive Cabernet Even if the corkage is$50 Great for special occasions

Thank Gsadana
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I, celebrating our wedding anniversary, opted for the four course menu. In the context of the very high price of this restaurant and the esteem it is given, I'd argue that the experience was mixed. Generally the food was excellent, as would be expected. The lobster bolognaise was incredible - the stand out dish. There were some... More 

Thank Mark G
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We planned a special night out from Australia and they accepted our booking from overseas The staff were great Food was amazing. 10 course degustation with matching wines (They were all French) were available. We chose to have American wines instead and they complimented the food beautifully. Pricey but worth it.

Thank Meredith P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Food was really good....we went for 10 course tasting menu with paired wine...all in cost $800 including tip. French food is really rich and felt a bit stuffed by the end but worth the full feeling as the food is top. I'm a strict veggie and they were very accommodating so would recommend for veggies. Only critic i have is... More 

Thank stephanie n
Yacht Magic
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I am a chef and typically not very judgemental when enjoying a fine dining experience ....I love to see how different chefs and their crew do things! What does bother me is overpriced, mediocre food presented by a condescending waitstaff that does not even consider that the guests might have some knowledge of food. Funny though, after the staffs' very... More 

Thank thebearoness
San Marino, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had dinner here last Saturday from 6-11 pm. It was 5 hours of pure pleasure. We had the 10 course dinner $185 but add $85 and upgraded to White truffle . Every dish was simply amazing... You have to try it for yourself to understand . Words simply can not do justice. We also have 2 bottles of wine... More 

Thank Mredtom
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

For an unparalleled culinary experience and ambience, this is our favorite restaurant in the LA area! We dine frequently at the best restaurants in Miami, Washington DC, Napa, and LA and Melisse is absolutely wonderful! The service is impeccable and we can't wait to return. The selection of truffles, and their presentation, is a rare treat.

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Rottach-Egern, Germany
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Have introduced several LA friends to Mélisse. Josiah Citrin continues to set a high bar from front to back of the house. His new Grill in Santa Monica is less formal yet high value. For a memorable evening, choose this place. Reservations recommended. Kind of place where you can almost create your own menu and memorable moment.

Thank RMJ11
Anchorage, Alaska
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My husband and I had the 10-course dinner, which they call the 10, and we absolutely loved it! Everything was perfectly seasoned and memorable but the highlights were the egg caviar, foie gras torchon, king salmon, prime rib eye and melon ice dessert. I have to say more about the black truffle risotto. They shaved the truffle right in front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
    (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 395-0881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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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.
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