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Melisse

4.7
1976 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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From the intriguing season-driven menu to the world-class wine list, Melisse is both a two Michelin Star Award winning restaurant and the recipient of Zagats highly coveted top rated restaurant in Los Angeles since 2003. Situated in Santa Monica, Melisse inspires all of the senses with its chic ambiance, superb, contemporary French cuisine and gracious service. The Olivia and Augustin Rooms offer privacy for intimate gatherings or business entertaining. For an unparalleled dining experience, Melisse is an exquisite culinary destination that should not be missed. Allow us to inspire you.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Melisse is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday Evenings, unless noted below.

OUR SEATINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
TUESDAY – THURSDAY: 6:00PM -9:30PM

FRIDAY: 6:00PM - 9:45PM

SATURDAY: 5:45PM – 9:45PM

SUNDAY and MONDAY: Closed

Winter DineLA 2018 - January 12th-26th
We will be open every day excluding Monday during dineLA. Please note that we will only offer the dineLA menu on Sundays.

VALENTINE'S DAY INFORMATION:
We will celebrating this year's Valentine's Day February 9th-14th, excluding the 12th. We will only be offering our special Valentine's Day menus on these dates. Please see our website for more details regarding the menus.
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Phone number
(310) 395-0881
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Cross street: 11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.
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What 1976 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidP 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always amazing. Food never disappoints. Service and staff are impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Creative dishes and nice presentation on the 10, but not as tasty as I thought. Risotto rice was undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

For an European, Michelin starred restaurants in the USA often seem overvalued in respect to Italian or French standards, but Melisse is worth the two stars. Excellent quality ingredients treated with care and love.

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vipHungryman (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Exceeded expectations. Fantastic dinner in all aspects - fantastic meal, highly-attentive service and beautiful environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

An exceptional dining experience with every aspect of the meal perfectly executed.

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SpyridonM (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Exceptional food and exceptional service. The only suggestion I have is that they clarify their corkage policy somewhere on their website (I could not find it there, and upon searching on Google, I found a policy that seems outdated; that is, we were still charged a corkage fee of $50 for bringing a bottle, even after ordering one of their finer Burgundy wines).

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Babymoon. Celebrating.

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Delicious (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was fantastic. Everyone we interacted with was kind and helpful and every dish on the menu (as well as the little surprises along the way) was beyond delicious. I'm so happy we chose to go here for our anniversary!

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MichelleD (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

We did the ten course menu and it was fantastic. Food allergies accommodated with care.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0
Dined on December 13, 2017

My worse experience of restaurant. Hard to digest. Food quality worse:

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Melisse is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday Evenings, unless noted below.

OUR SEATINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
TUESDAY – THURSDAY: 6:00PM -9:30PM

FRIDAY: 6:00PM - 9:45PM

SATURDAY: 5:45PM – 9:45PM

SUNDAY and MONDAY: Closed

Winter DineLA 2018 - January 12th-26th
We will be open every day excluding Monday during dineLA. Please note that we will only offer the dineLA menu on Sundays.

VALENTINE'S DAY INFORMATION:
We will celebrating this year's Valentine's Day February 9th-14th, excluding the 12th. We will only be offering our special Valentine's Day menus on these dates. Please see our website for more details regarding the menus.
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Cross street
11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(310) 395-0881
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Entertainment
Melisse's Wine Service Policy:
$50.00 per bottle for first 2 bottles, $75.00 per bottle for each additional bottle. If a bottle is purchased from our wine list we will waive the wine service charge, 1 service charge for 1 bottle purchased.
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Catering
Plan your Special Event today! Please call Lynda Butler at 310.395.0881 or events@melisse.com, to discuss our various options for an event here at Melisse or at your location.
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Parking details
Melisse is located on the south-east corner of 11th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. Our valet parking is located on 11th street behind the restaurant. The cost is $8.50.
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Executive chef
Josiah Citrin
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
*Melisse Gift Cards and our cook book, "In Pursuit of Excellence" are available to purchase on our website! A 2-star Michelin dinner is a perfect gift for any occasion.

Winter DineLA 2018 - January 12th-26th
We will be open every day excluding Monday during dineLA. Please note that we will only offer the dineLA menu on Sundays.

Valentine's Day at Mélisse
We will celebrating this year's Valentine's Day February 9th-14th, excluding the 12th. We will only be offering our special Valentine's Day menus on these dates. Please see our website for more details regarding the menus.

Private Dining

Melisse offers a dining experience that excites the senses: a chic ambiance, gracious service and delectable menu in the heart of Santa Monica.

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