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Santa Monica
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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
+1 310-395-0881
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:45 - 22:00
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Calabasas, California
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly the best restaurant in all of Los Angeles. Every experience is unrivaled. A variety of prix fixe menus with additional special menus such as for Valentine's Day. From the amuse bouche to the appetizers to the entrees, each dish is a surprise with unique combinations and presentations. Service is magnificent without being ostentatious although prices are commensurate with the... More 

Thank lasereyesdoc
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each course was better than the one before. Great wine list. Knowledgeable and attentive servers. Fantastic food!

Thank ValleyFor
Snoqualmie, Washington
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419 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with a good sized group and they did a fantastic job. I was not crazy about the amuse bouche- some foam concoction that none of us figured out- but we were flying high after that. A terrific chestnut soup, a perfectly done flat iron steak( the portion was fine for me but I think some men might... More 

Thank couplessPS
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was vastly impressed by Mélisse in my last visit. The attention to detail was immense and the level of service was spot on. A proper tasting menu at its finest, each dish seemed to be perfectly balanced in taste and size - neither overly complicated nor pretentiously reductive. The highlights for me were the razor clams and the icelandic... More 

Thank TBrinded
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our daughter and her partner to Melisse when we visited california last month.The restaurant is beautifully decorated , service was unobtrusive and professional and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed it and they were helpful about food allergies. the restaurant is expensive but worth every penny

Thank Shirley H
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I take my girlfriend out for her birthday to Melisse weeks ago. The ambiance was ok and the food, was on the very smaller portion side but still very tasty, The "bad taste in my mouth" that lingers to today is how can a bill for two at the minimum $300 also have added on a 3% to "help"... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This restaurant is a prize for everyone who enters, even with all the hot new restaurants popping up around it. Chef Josiah Citrin and his kitchen staff consistently serve up some of the best fine dining in all of L.A.. So if you've got the company card, or you've saved up for that special/romantic dinner, or maybe you can just... More 

Thank Tim B
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

World class fine-dining. Deserves 3 Michelin Stars. Get the 10 or the Carte Blanche menu. Wine pairings too. Staggeringly-good food. When I see other restaurants being lauded on this site - it makes me not want to ever come back here for a reference. Ridiculous that anybody with a laptop can be a reviewer. This restaurant is terrific. Best in... More 

Thank ribb0naire
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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638 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We came with friends in this noisy place which is supposed to be a must but plates are not so good very small and very very expensive please chose an other place beurre regrets

1 Thank Pat V
Orange, California
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170 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We sat in our table and found a "Happy Anniversary" card with 2 small gift boxes that had truffles in it, way to make us feel special! Until you look around and noticed everyone else got it too because they're also celebrating a special occasion lol. Then began our 2.5-hr experience where we got to appreciate artistic food and be... 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
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:00
17:45 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-0881

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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

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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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