It was my wife’s Birthday
Fine dinning !
Vaut un étoilé
Beside being misgendered the entire evening, the fact dessert was replaced by a freaking bowl of berries made me very disappointed considering I had told them I was severely gluten intolerant.
Not mentioning they did not bring us the cannelés at the end while other table had gotten some.
Overall the food was good ... But overall I would say it was definitely not worth the price.
I do not expect to be disappointed in anyway when I pay that price.
We ended up paying $576
I would also discourage any person who support transgenders to go there.
Wow! What a fantastic restaurant that is a no miss on the Los Angeles food scene. Going strong at a level unparalleled to most Josiah Citrin is an amazing Chef who drives this restaurant to the level of perfection they are at. From your first sip of the melisse infused rhubarb drink to the final sip of tea you are in another world entirely. Can’t wait to return next year!
I did the 7 course dinner and requested a vegetarian meal. It was simply outstanding.
Delicious beautiful and healthy combined with excellent service and an incredible wine list.
Great quiet environment and super relaxing evening with the amazing art and craft of fine dining at its very best.
We have dined at Melisse several times and they never disappoint. It is not a restaurant for a quick meal - they truly understand the art of fine dining which requires time and appreciation of how the food is presented and served. All of that does not take away from incredible taste! We are looking forward to the next time.
It was home run after home run with each course. Nice touch to have a different chef come introduce each course. All the flavors were great. Hit of the night was the truffle risotto.
It was my wife’s birthday dinner. Good experience. Everything good here but not very good or exceptional. Bit expensive but service totally justified that.
Haven’t been there for a while ,good as always
The hosts at the front were very helpful, but seemed a little stressed. Things were running just a little late, but we didn’t mind.
Once we were seated, all of the servers and wait staff were very friendly and informative. Only twice were things taken before we were quite ready. Would return!
Valentine’s Day...Loved everything but the price. $375 per person??
With wine i& tip it was over $1000 for just two of us.
Felt like gouging.
The food was mediocre and at $550/person with wine pairing, I believe it should be amazing. I won’t go back
Absolutely amazing! The service was just as mind blowing as the food.
Outstanding service and food! We were pleasantly surprised with the wine pairing in that the order wasn’t the standard champagne, white, red, dessert. The sommelier spent a good deal of time explaining his choice for order of the wines as well as the choice of glassware for each selection. It’s an expensive dinner but if you aren’t phased by that the experience is worth it!
The restaurant is very quiet, love the ambiance, everyone is attentive to your needs. The chef comes out and deliver your food to your table and explain what your getting. However, due to artistic presentation of your food it was kinda hard to pay attention. The food is delicately prepared. The size is just right, we went for a 4 course meal. I ended my meal with a bang with the vanilla souffle and cara cara ice cream. It definitely hit the spot!
On the side note:Went to celebrate my birthday with my bf... made the reservation under open table and specifically gave instructions when I called melisse to confirm that I will use my open tab however when paying our server brought the bill and my bf insisting on paying. I was informed by our server that open table is down for the night and that I need to pay with my card. I didn't get any points for my reservation and emailed opentable but they claimed that I didn't book it thru them.
Truly a real treat
Great level of fine cuisine ! Everything was good from beginning to the end !
Superb! Fantastic and well worth it!
Everything is good there, I like the way they serve and good food!!
It was a pretty nice dinner
Have been several times over the past 15 years. Consistently excellent nouvelle french cuisine. Very attentive service. Absolutely top 5 restaurant in LA
The appetizers were amazing, but the rockfish and American wagyu beef were average. Utensils, glasses, decor were not up to normal fine dining standard. Came here for the dineLA menu but hopefully the regular set menus are much better
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience; amazing food and impeccable service. Can’t wait to dine here again.
So disappointed with our 2nd visit to Melisse. We ordered dinner with wine pairing and were told wine would start after amuse bouche. Never in a million years did we think it would be 45 minutes before we got drinks. We would have ordered martinis to start, but we weren't even asked if we'd like cocktails, and then we couldn't get anyone's attention.
The food presentation was stunning but the meal was underwhelming. The oyster with veal tartare amuse bouche is not for everyone, and we wondered what happened to the old school cuisine. It seems like Melisse is going for trendy and that wasn't what we were expecting!
Melisse has lost their Michelin status mentality. The service was not on par, there were children literally running around screaming. They have no dress code enforcement, so it’s no longer a place for a romantic dinner. They have become a high price Mc Donald’s with the kids screaming. Sadly disappointing. I’ve been to Melisse at least 5 tImes in the last 5years.
We went to Melisse for the DineLA event. Our first time and it was spectacular. Fine dining at its best. There are so many great options I would just sit back and enjoy everything that comes your way. Wine list impeccable, presentation, taste and ambience was amazing.
Went in for Dine-LA and recieved what I can only describe as a true dining experience. From the food all the way down to the direction our silverware was placed in front of us, everything was impeccable. Without a doubt, will be back.
Dinela was a fantastic tasting menu!
Always amazing. Food never disappoints. Service and staff are impeccable.
Creative dishes and nice presentation on the 10, but not as tasty as I thought. Risotto rice was undercooked.
Overall it was good. Some dishes were absolutely fantastic and I liked how various chefs came out to explain the dishes. We did the largest menu. I will say roughly 30% of the dishes were not that great to average (Endive, Scallop compared to Providence yikes, and the fish). I would rate Melisse clearly behind Providence but still good. We liked the variety of dishes and wish that the level of each was consistent.
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.
Exceeded expectations. Fantastic dinner in all aspects - fantastic meal, highly-attentive service and beautiful environment.
An exceptional dining experience with every aspect of the meal perfectly executed.
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).
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!
We did the ten course menu and it was fantastic. Food allergies accommodated with care.
My worse experience of restaurant. Hard to digest. Food quality worse:
We came here for my birthday dinner, and had an excellent experience. The wine specialist was very knowledgeable and nice, making you feel you are warmly welcomed. We opt for seven course tastings, every dish was plated like an art work and the portion size were just right to make you full at the end. I would love to come here again for another special occasion if I’m in LA area.