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About Chef Melba's Bistro
At Chef Melba’s Bistro, we use the freshest of ingredients to create your meals, and our menu changes with the seasons.
As such there may be slight differences between what is posted on this website and what is available on the day you dine with us. We may also add daily specials utilizing fresh ingredients found at the local farmer's market.
This menu has been put together with the goal of healthy life and healthy living in mind; to that end, Chef Melba uses organic natural products and wild seafood to the greatest extent possible.
We have a delightful selection of premium wines and beers to accompany your meal - see our wine menu for some of our current selections. You may bring your own bottle for a modest corkage fee.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
American, Californian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
Please call for menu options.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine
Chef Melba's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Our second time in Hermosa Beach, we were excited to return to Chef Melba’s. The food is simply exquisite. Seriously, the combination of flavors and textures was so delicious, we were oohing and ahhing over every bite. We’ve been talking about it for two days, so we’re going back again tonight!
Had paella. Not quite what I was expecting. I’ve never had a tomato-based paella. Couldn’t taste any saffron. Male waiter with an E-block accent is a little pushy. Always trying to upset (which I respect) but without tact. I’m sure other dishes there are better. I’ve heard it’s hit or miss depending on what you order. I apparently missed!
We have dined here several times and it’s always fantastic. Good wines and amazing entrees. The Thai coconut curry with sea food is excellent. My dad had a steak and it was great too. Lots of seafood options. When you walk in it smells so good. Melba is great and always comes over to say hi. My dad lives in the area and this is one of his favorite restaurants. You won’t be disappointed!
Cafe Melba is a small, quaint place serving great food. It's a little crowded and noisy at times but the service and food is outstanding. The pan fried sole was generous and cooked perfectly and the paella is served in a bowl with some of the biggest shrimp I've seen out side Mexico. Delicious. Normally we would split one but watching the staff deliver to other tables was too tempting and well worth it. They often have specials that are not on the web or regular menu and these are always worth a try.
While the eggplant board was fantastic, the halibut and the scallop/prawn dish lacked flavor. Our scallops were undercooked, the food was only warm and the taste was indistinct. It was VERY expensive for a sub-standard and disappointing meal. I would return for the eggplant board and perhaps another appetizer but that's it.
Chef Melba is an AMAZING chef!! The food is always so delicious! The freshest ingredients, perfectly blended, with a fab bottle of wine--an evening to remember!! The branzino is my FAVORITE!! This is a little gem of a local restaurant that is not to be missed!!
very disappointed-took an out of town friend who loves really great food and restaurants-firstly the music was very loud and the service said she would turn it down but I don't think she did. I asked her to turn it down again and she said "it gets louder with different songs." Consequently we had difficulty have a conversation.
The food was in fact delicious-the service was really slow. She never came back to ask us if we needed anything. We had to flag her down.
We asked for coffee and she brought us what amounted to 2/3 full cup. Yes it was delicious and we asked for a second cup. We asked for the bill and it showed 2 coffees for $12.00 and another 2 coffees for #12.00 again!!!! So we paid $24 for 4 - 3/4 full cups of coffee!!!! We were shocked. I eat out a lot and have never paid that much for a cup-$6-BUT never paid for a second cup.
Will not return to restaurant Most ridiculous charges. I travel the world and this was outrageously unacceptable.
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