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Santa Monica
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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
(310) 395-0881
6:00 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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Anaheim, California
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superior French dining with amazing preparation and presentation. Highlights were the spot prawns, lobster bolognese, and the duck which was a unique & perfect preparation. Corkage is a bit steep at $50, but they waived it when we purchased a split of champagne.

Thank Crikel
Beverly Hills, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fourth time we've eaten at this classic, superb place. It was our tenth anniversary dinner. Same quality as Daniel and The French Laundry. Perfect in all respects. Yes, very pricey, but you know that going in because that is what it takes to deliver on this level. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and hovers without being intrusive. The food and... More 

Thank Trevor90210
Capitola, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten at phenomenal restaurants, and Melisse might be the best. The 10 course prix fixe with wine pairings was an absolute joy and adventure. Each course was appropriately served ultra-fine food. Matthew the sommelier is the best I have ever encountered, his knowledge and pairing with the food were impeccable. I highly recommend Melisse for a special occasion when... More 

Thank Ethan B
Sarasota, Florida
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining room is neither ostentatious nor impressive - it's a nice room with well separated tables. The surroundings don't get in the way of what was one of our top 10 or so meals ever. The food and service were beyond reproach. Perfect!!! The dishes were not too complex or contrived. They were inventive but not too abstract or... More 

Thank Mike D
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I enjoy the ambience,service and the wonderful food!The pre fix menu has a balance of seafood and meat dishes.The soufflés was excellent 👍

Thank nggwee
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a restaurant with creativity in cuisine. While some of the dishes did not impress me there was enough innovation to capture my interest. My questions to the initial waiter had my service transferred to the mai.tre d' who was most informative and knowledgeable. Service from this person was quite sophisticated if overly intrusive to our dining experience. The... More 

Thank agia
Los Angeles, California
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255 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is truly amazing - probably one of my favorite LA restaurant. The food is amazing. We opted for the 10 course and so glad we did it! It was a four hour course meal. We brought our own wine and got a bottle at the restaurant which they waived the 50 corkage fee. This place is pricy $600... More 

Thank itsxjackie
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were taken here by our son while in LA. There are lots of restaurants across the world who claim to do "fine dining" most fail - Melisse delivers "fine dining" as it should be done. The ambiance, the staff, the menu, the wine and the sheer professionalism of the whole waiting team make it a joy and delight. We... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Melisse is a beautiful restaurant hidden away in Santa Monica not far from the beach. The restaurant is elegant and classy and the waiters are incredibly friendly & explain each dish in detail while making you feel welcome and comfortable. Melisse has all the extras for what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant with deliciously refreshing palette cleansers,... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The ambiance and service were excellent, but some of the courses in the '10' tasting menu, such as the fois gras, scallop/prawn, and pork dishes were disappointing. The quality of ingredients was there, but the overall combination of flavour & textures just didn't work well at all. When going to a 2 michelin star restaurant, each course should make you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, 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
    (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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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.
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