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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
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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glad we returned

we had not been to mellisse for many years our friend in paris recommended our return everything was 3 star maybe the best in la ...great wine list

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had not been to mellisse for many years our friend in paris recommended our return everything was 3 star maybe the best in la ...great wine list

Thank ebdeervalley
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, elegant restaurant with fantastic seasonal prix-fixe menus. Top notch service with a professional, attentive wait staff. Superb wine list! Pricey, but well worth it for special occasions. Plan to be there for a few hours to get the full tasting menu experience.

Thank Jamie B
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intimate, exceptionally creative and a great trip beyond our routine expectations. The service was very, very good, albeit a bit too measured in its pace. We did the New Years' Eve tasting menu with wine pairings, and the creativity of the chef was on display, with the wine pairings really well chosen by the young, but qualified sommelier. Pricey is... More 

Thank SteveHeston
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Not wanting to drive into LA to a fancy restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with Melisse. The outside look of the restaurant was deceiving, but this was a classy French restaurant with wonderful food. The portion of the plates were just prepared, food was delicious and the service was good. You don't need a jacket (for a gentleman) but I... More 

Thank dotcomsurfr
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

clearly a special occasion venue,it was beyond fabulous and high recommended.The pairings are spot on,the service beyond compare and I think that if anyone desired a fabulous introduction to the finest of fine dining in L A this is the place . It is well located for anyone on the West Side and certainly worth a drive.

Thank Ron L
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had the Tasting menu and with wine and tip the bill was more than $700 for two which is pretty top end in my view. But the food is exceptional as is the service. All the courses were excellent and we would definitely return (this is our second visit) if we are in the area

Thank johnzbath
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The food tasted fine but plating undermined the food. All the food was glopped together on plate. It felt like we were in a cafeteria not fine dining. Again this was Thanksgiving but eating at Melisse one would expect a more elegant meal. We sat down at 7:15 and were done by 9pm..

Thank lordover
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

very nice atmosphere ...amazing service ....but the food in comparision to the providence is a world apart ....both restaurants have 2 stars .... but the difference is 2 stars .... melisse should have 1 star and providence 3

Thank misterbix
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

From the outside Melisse looks uninspiring and gives no indication of the cullinary excellence inside. The interior is very much the traditional image you would have of fine dining restaurants - lots of browns and creams and starched linen. There was a slight hiccup at the start when I was brought a gin & tonic rather than the gin martini... More 

Thank Simon C
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

True fine dining is almost a lost art, but Melisse keeps the tradition alive. We have dined at Michelin restaurants all over the world, and Melisse remains our favorite. This is a very special occasion restaurant for us as it is very pricey, but we have dined here four times over the years and will again when the occasion arises.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

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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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