Our Favorite, MelisseNothing compares to our dinners at Melisse. Whether we are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or simply just our love for one another, the amazing service and most deliciously decadent food & champagne served up at Melisse always leaves us yearning for another reason to come back!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood service was slower thanFood service was slower than previous experienced. Wine pairing was excellent & extra glass of wine was given because the food was so slow to arrive between the 1st & 2nd courses (approximately 40 minutes). Great use of local foods fresh from the market. Enjoyed unique foods that are unusual to find in restaurants & learn new flavors & taste.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining ExperienceDelicious food, wonderful preparation and best service in town. Captain was gracious, knowledgeable and made the evening special.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthis goes into my top 5 rest.this goes into my top 5 rest. the food and service could not b any better.it was wonderful. I e
reccomend it to any one. it is expensive but worth it5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place for A Special OccasionGreat food, great service and great ambiance. What more could you ask for? The staff was attentive and graciously catered to every request.
I walked into Melisse with my girlfriend and walked out with my fiancee. James (Maitre d') was integral to the process and his execution was flawless.
Looking forward to experiencing it all again soon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, delicate flavors.Beautiful, delicate flavors. Melisse 10 is a wonderful showcase of what the Chef does best. He came by to greet us, and ensured our meal was perfect.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely evening forWe had a lovely evening for our Anniversary here at Melissse. We were greeted with a card on our table that acknowledged our Anniversay along with a boxes of truffles, very nice touch. Our wait staff and servers were excellent, very knowledgeable and very attentive. We tried the 10 course meal and we enjoyed almost everyone of them. There were a couple that were just good but not great to our taste. We thoroughly enjoyed the attention to detail in serves, plating and taste. This made our Anniversary so very special, we have been wanting to try Melisse for a while and glad we did it on a special occasion. We will definitely return again. Would recommend this place others.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMelisse is the best restaurantMelisse is the best restaurant in Southern California and deserves its Michelin stars and high Zagat ratings. We enjoyed the "rib eye" supplementthe price fix menu, a small plate morsel of the most delicious beef one could ever enjoy. The fish and dessert courses were wonderful, and we were impressed that we were offered fresh Dutch White Asparagras in a memorable preparation. April is season for white Asparagras in Europe, we have enjoyed it in Berlin, and were transported by Melisse both understanding and offering this delicacy and the wonderful presentation. We brought a bottle of very fine wine with us and noted after arriving it was actually also on their menu. However, it was not an issue with Melisse and we paid only corkage4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMelisse is a an excellentMelisse is a an excellent culinary experience. The food and service is impeccable. Menu items are inventive, thoughtful and precisely executed. The service is equally uncomparable. Lauren, our "culinary liasion", conveyed great attention to detail and service and was hands down the best.
The ONLY reason I gave this an overall 4 stars because it is an unique dining experience and too formal for my taste. Dinner took over 3 and half hours largely because of the multiple courses. It is an unique experience and too esoteric of an dining night out to repeat over and over again. I would give it a 4.5 stars out 5 but cannot under the existing rating criteria.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM410 [5+/5+] 2TenMenu[Amuse,EggCavia410 [5+/5+] 2TenMenu[Amuse,EggCaviar*,NewZealandSnapper,SpringOnionVeloute*,GreenAsparagus*,Scallop*,Halibut*,PrimeBeefRibeye*,Lamb*,Fourmed'Ambert*,MoltenChocolateTart*,CoconutMeringue*](,SparklingWater,KumquatDrink,OrgeatDrink)4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we were familiarAlthough we were familiar with Melisse, this experience was simply extraordinary. The attentive service, a very polite table Maitre D', the dishes, small portions yet full of nuanced flavors, artistically set on dishes, with balanced colors.
The china, good contemporary elegant design, even the water carafe was beautifully designed.
Simply unforgettable. Thank you Josiah Citrin and your staff.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMelisse is THE best restaurantMelisse is THE best restaurant in Los Angeles and it deserves another Michelin star! The food is absolutely incredible, each course stood on it's own and they were all superb! The wine list is fantastic, the service is spot on and the timing between each course was pitch perfect, each and every member of their staff was amazing.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were thrilled with theWe were thrilled with the food, the service and met the owner chef and bought his magnificent cook book. Definitely class this as the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. We had the price fixed menu of 10 wonderful tastes. An epicurean delight.Pat & Ira Cohen4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMjust a great dining experience.just a great dining experience. It's no wonder they are a michelin two-star restaurant.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've had in Los Angeles in a long time! Staff, food, ambience is all amazing!!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe love Melisse. Great food and service. Overall awesome! Can't wait to go again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis truly is a world classThis truly is a world class over the top restaurant-we had an amazing meal there and the service was impecable!! Loved it!! Going back the next time in L.A.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST L.A. FRENCH RESTAURANTWorld class service and food. It was perfect. Absolutely nothing to complain. Fair price.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried the ten menu. Creative,I tried the ten menu. Creative, but not impressive. Main dishes (steak and lamb) were good. But some of the small dishes, especially the Japanese fusion ones, were not even equal normal sushi bar standard. Overall, nice experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 35th anniversaryWe celebrated our 35th anniversary at Melisse and had the 10 course tasting menu. HThe food was excellent and the service was great throughout the dinner. Tables are nicely spaced so you never feel crowded. Well worth the price and highly recommended. Loren was terrific overseeing the service and Brian, the sommelier, chose two wines that were very reasonably priced and matched the food perfectly.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, excellentFantastic food, excellent service, we will definitely be back.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHeard good things about MelisseHeard good things about Melisse and we were not disappointed.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect 10 course mealWe had the fixed menu. It was 10 courses and perfectly portioned. It seemed as though every waiter was working at every table, and all were knowledgable and courteous. Will definitely go back.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great experience! AtHad a great experience! At first we were seated by the service entrance / exit, NOT cool! There were plenty of tables available.
We asked to be moved and were promptly moved to a more quiet / private area.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is was second time thereThis is was second time there and as the first time everything was fabulous. The only reason I gave a 4 star rating instead of 5 is that the 4 course meal took almost 4 hours. It is understandable for the 10 course meal that we had the time before but this time is was just to long.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb & special dining experienceFantastic dining experience. Food, must do the 10 course degustation which demonstrates the chefs talents & a wonderful and varied array of taste sensations (recommend do the truffle option too - if two of you suggest do the "or" options & share, that way you get to try all 12 dishes). Wine pairing is a must also - generous on serves I must say. Service is impeccable each course explained & all satff very attentive. Courses were not rushed either & we were given plenty of time to savour our experience which is perfect. Ambiance is very good, nothing over the top decor wise. Distance between tables is very good (often a beef with restaurants for us). Overall a dining experience not to be missed for a special occassion or to savour great food1/12/2013 12:00:00 AM