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Chez Melange
Chez Melange
  • Address:
    1611 South Catalina Avenue
    Redondo Beach, CA 90277
    Redondo Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $31 to $50

Chez Melange Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chezmelange.com
  • Phone: (310) 540-1222
  • Hours of Operation: Chez Melange Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch 9:30am - 2:30pm Bouzy is open seven nights a week starting at 4:00 pm for Happy Hour and remains open until 10.30pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11.00p.m Friday & Saturday. BarComida Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Michael Robertson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Michael and Robert offer Out of the Chez Catering. We are truly happy to craft any menu you desire for your next upcoming event, whether it be a business meeting, a wedding, or a get together with friends.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Side Room The Side Room is our room for private parties Seats up to 32 Available for lunch or dinner The Side Room is a private area where the cuisine and ambiance reflect the seasons. If you would like a special menu or a more traditional party menu. Each evening is individually shaped and has a unique menu representing the ingredients the farmers make available to us that day. We use only the finest ingredients with a strong emphasis on locally produced, seasonal, and organic foods. This insistence on freshness is not usually found outside of the finest restaurants. Chez Mélange prepares all their foods from scratch. Our Produce, Meat, Poultry and Fish Comes from Farms, Ranches and Fisheries Guided by Principles of Sustainability Seed To Plate is a Registered Name to Chez Mélange. Some of our Vegetables and Herbs are Grown at our Seed to Plate Garden at Palos Verdes High School by the Special Education Students. We Use a Reverse Osmosis System for our Water,
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Franks (310) 316-1566
  • Special Events & Promotions: Chez Melange hosts monthy wine dinners. Please call 310-540-1222 for information and to make a reservation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue H
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Chez Melange offers valet to make your parking plans easier Thursday ,Friday, Saturday. There is also ample street parking in the Riviera Village, and over two hundred spaces available in our underground parking facility.
A word from Chez Melange
Spontaneity is the word of the day at Chez Mélange restaurant in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach. Chef Robert Bell, co-owner, uses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to craft a daily changing menu of world cuisine, with options ranging from pastas to sustainable fish to a bevy of pork choices. Michael Franks, front of house co-owner, will greet you with the hospitality that has made Chez Mélange a success for the past thirty years. Please also visit Bouzy, located next door to Chez Mélange. A neighborhood gastropub, Bouzy takes the best of a French brasserie, an English pub, and an American bar and grill using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. With a seasonal selection of artisan beers and many wines by the quartino, Bouzy gastropub is Michael and Robert’s idea of the neighborhood pub. Our third destination is BarComida a hidden away tapas bar, open kitchen serving small plates and nibbles in a cozy setting. See you at the table! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Make sure you eat the Beignets, a great starter. The Brioche French Toast was delightful, light and easy to eat. I had a special, eggs, meat with Franks hot sauce that was tasty but not outstanding. All the portions were large. Service was outstanding. One small issue is we made a reservation for 2pm brunch. I received a confirmation call at 1:55 that advised us the kitchen was closing at 2:00. The food came rapidly Beignets were just served and our meal arrived moments later. Despite this small issue, I still highly recommend Chez Melange."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had another great meal at Chez Melange earlier this week. Neither of us was ravenous, so we opted for the alway interesting lighter fare, along with some delicious French Pouilly Fuisse which complemented the bisque and the escargot very well. The noise level was a little on the energetic side, mostly because the dining room was so full and two parties were celebrating special occasions with groups. However, this didn't distract us from our delectable meals or lovely wine. Chez is always a special place to dine!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I used to frequent the restaurant at its old location. The food was how I remember it: very good, portion control made ordering many dishes worth it and knowing most of the food were locally sourced was nice but not a deal breaker. Insane wine list with good product offerings from all varietal's and countries. Started with oysters and champagne, as we were there for a birthday dinner> Note:: the menu changes daily so this review is partially useless as what we ate may not reappear..........."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Service was excellent, and the food was even better. Cheese plate with baguette to start was really good. Duck for dinner was perfectly cooked and tasty. Chocolate cream for dessert was phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Chez Melange hits every meal well! I've been here for romantic dinners, casual after-work drinks and now brunch. Great food, attentive service. Well priced!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Local place that is one of the best on our area. Great food and fantastic service. Has both formal and casual dining."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It just didn't do it for me. Had been waiting for a while to try this restaurant, and the whole experience was just underwhelming. Right from the start, the server told us what was NOT available for the night... too bad I was planning on ordering the exact entree that had run out. Shared a delicious cheese platter with friends, but was disappointed in the highly recommended Summer Salad. I can throw lettuce, tomato, and avocado together in my kitchen too... no wow factor at all. My flatiron steak was dry, and by that point, I was just over it. I should have let the server know, but my friend mentioned wanting to cancel her salad after she saw mine, and got a lecture about why cheese should not eaten as an appetizer because it's filling."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "good, fresh food, daily menu service is great If not for dinner I suggest just come to the bar, staff is very friendly"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " Brunch on a special event makes it even more special. The menu is so full of delicious and interesting items. This is not your usual brunch. The items are very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took some friends to one of our favorite places and they also thought it was wonderful! Both guys had the twice baked pork dish and the ladies had the lobster taco type rolls. Delicious! Imaginative salads, sides and entree sizes to please all. Valet parking handy on a busy Sat. night."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Hi! I've eaten at Chez Melange several times. When out of town relatives came to visit, I made reservations there. Practically everything we wanted was out. It became very funny after a while. The waiters came over and we all had to made several other choices not once but several times. Maybe because it was 8pm on a Thursday? The food we did get was delicious"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our first time to celebrate our 5th year anniversary and we are glad we did. Don't let the bar in the front scare you off, you will be escorted to a secret back room when dim lights and french waiters will be waitting for you. The food was amazing and the staff was extremely attentive and made the night perfect. The prime rib was excellent and the pasta bolingnas was the best I have ever had. I am already planning my next trip."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town and were lucky enough to find this spot. We were delighted with the quality of the service and the food. The food on the seafood cart was reasonably priced and absolutely divine--hamachi and maguro sashimi, raw oysters--they just melted in your mouth with a burst of flavor. The lobster macaroni and cheese was wonderful. The sea scallops with cauliflower puree was perfectly cooked, with a spark of kumquat jelly that brightened the palate. This place was a gem. We will return here the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant - great people and such a flexible ,ever changing menu.lOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were regular customers at the "old" location, loved everything about it. We never had a bad meal And enjoyed ordering our usual favorites as well as daily specials, we were never disappointed. This place takes itself WAYYYY to seriously, nothing like the old chez, too bad. Our female dining room server was amazing though, she was the only bright spot. Too bad, I was looking forward to our meal here, pretty disappointed;( "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We were very glad we chose Chez Melange for our friend's 50th birthday celebration. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our overall experience including the ambiance. Our waiter was charming although a bit distracted here and there as this is a very busy restaurant. The manager, Christine, was warm and attentive -- as was another gentleman/manager who also checked on us. From our Goat Cheese Toastie appetizer to the amazing Pork entree and Peanut Butter gelato we enjoyed every bite!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Definitely a top contender for most innovative restaurant in the South Bay- fun place"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Wait staff was attentive but not obtrusive. Free self parking. Food was great with an unusual twist Endless Mimosas kept coming. Water notas attentive. Definetly recommend especially for romantic occasion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my mom, wife, and son here for an early Mothers' Day and enjoyed the venue and food. The Menu was diverse and interesting with a diverse set of choices."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice location. Not cheap but a good value for the overall experience. We loved two of the dishes, not a fan of one. Worth trying"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food quality very good, although portion size was rather small. The availability of oysters ordered as an appetizer resulted in substitution of variety without asking for prior approval. The table was far too small, and service definitely substandard. I will not accept this waiter at the next occasion at this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The service was great and the food matched. One of the best menus for items a bit different that you are used to for breakfast."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We dined last Saturday night and had a perfect experience. It started with a greeting from the trendy and friendly host who honored our table wishes with a smile Our server, who happened to be the son of the owner, was very attentive but not overbearing. And Michael Franks, whom I have know for years, was very cordial and interesting when he visited our table. It is one of the few restaurants left that is very classy with out being pompous and the atmosphere is splendid. A great date night venue. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a very nice evening . . . all 3 of us enjoyed our meals. The food was excellent and affordable . . . not the usual ridiculous LA prices. Only had one complaint . . . that was the Bananas Foster which were very average and soupy. Other than that we would go back agin."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Stopped in after a long drive from SF Bay. Staff was friendly and helpful on menu and local attractions and service was prompt for weary travelers. Well prepared salmon and scallop dishes with fresh ingredients made us happy. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Approximately two years ago the Chez discontinued serving bread with meals which to many of us was an integral component of fine dining. On this visit I was taken aback by the policy of charging for coffee refills@ $5.00."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I would only describe the food as eclectic and very different with very small portions. Probably the right size we are suppose to have. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Brunch with other couples, reasonable price, good portion, especially enjoyed the cozy setting. Have been here for brunch and dinner before. Will definitely come back for girls/date/double dates night."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We've been eating at Chez Melange for 25 years and love the ambience and food at the current location. Michael is warm and makes you feel at home, and chef Robert Bell is inventive and brings world class cooking to our neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Restaurant and ambience were great! The food ended up being a bit on the heavy side for my wife and I which was unexpected. We had dined in this restaurant before and while tasty, the creamy side of the dishes grew on us as the night went on. Wine was reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ever-changing menu gives a chance to show-off for talented and innovative chef. There are always pleasant surprises, but you have to be ready not to see the dish you have been craving since the last visit. The service is usually excellent, but the reason I only marked 3 start, was that during this visit our dinner drinks (the ones we ordered for main meal, not the appetizers) arrived quite late (we were almost done with our entrees). Never the less it was a lovely evening and we will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My friends and I went here to grab brunch. It was a tad expensive but it was well worth it. One of my friends has specific eating habits right now and our waitress Kelly was so accommodating and kind. I got the bottomless mimosas and Kelly made sure I got my money's worth. The food was really good. They change the menu everyday so I am interested in trying their dinner menu."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had dinner with a few girlfriends this past Saturday. None of us had been to Chez Melange for some time. The decor was sleek yet comfortable, the service was friendly & attentive (we were helped by the owners/parents & son - all so nice), and the prices reasonable. My friends loved the seafood stew and bistro salad, I enjoyed the mussels Provencale & roasted purple cauliflower. Dessert of sticky toffee pudding was "classic English". Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The menu features a good mix of small, medium and large plates. My colleague and I shared several, including a couple of bread courses and two desserts. The corn bread with bacon and maple was interesting, but I wouldn't choose it again. The baguette, by contrast, was excellent. We also had lobster roll, Chinese sausage, and cauliflower, all of which were good. The desserts were superb. The service was attentive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My favorite place to go in the South Bay - we had amazing scallops, some terrific mussels and some purple cauliflower ,never had that before"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The owner makes everyone feel special and the servers are on top of every aspect of the dining event. The atmosphere is warm and intimate - as if you were having dinner at home with excellent help."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A GREAT SPOT - I am a big fan - many choices especially happy because one of group was a vegetarian -very busy but service was stellar ."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Another solid dinner -seems more romantic - had the quail and whole wheat pasta both new on menu and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. GREAT EXPERIENCE . Looking forward to returning soon"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "staff was very attentive, menu changes with the seasons (or daily?) ingredients were fresh and tasty. dishes are tres french."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The dining room is nothing special. But the food is good. Be aware the menu choices are a little odd. We were there for Sunday brunch and I played it safe and had one if the more normal choices - bacon and eggs. It was fine - it's basic so I expect it would be good. My husband tried the pork dish and he liked it."
    Dined on 2/23/2014