Sea Change at Chez Melange
Sea Change is our Seafood cenric restaurant from Tuna Burgers to Zarzuela to Lobster Kung Pao. Our daily changing menu is market driven. Our cooking techniques feature a global menu, features a full bar and champagne cocktails. Open 6 Nights a Week from 5.30pm.Closed Monday, Brunch on Sundays from 9.30am
Bouzy, A Gastropub is 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,
The Oyster Bar, A hidden oyster/raw/cocktail and wine bar. Open 6 Nights a week from 5.30pm Closed Monday
Friends came in from Portland and decided to go to Chez. I explained that we used to go to the original one that was on PCH many years ago and that this is a different concept but the food still excellent.
We had a wonderful night out for 2. Waitress was very helpful, attentive and friendly. I had the Portuguese seafood stew, which was excellent (Can’t remember the dish’s name) and my wife had a shrimp and pork on Polenta, that I tasted and was also excellent. We finished up with the peach tatan, which was a perfect way to end the night.
We were celebrating our 50th anniversary. We were seated at a table toward the back, away from the bar area which was perfect as my husband is hard of hearing. Our server was wonderful, she brought us a glass of complimentary champagne right away. During the evening, we were greeted and congratulated by staff members, including Michael, the owner. We were also given a fabulous dessert. While my husband's dinner was very good. Mine was just so-so. Perhaps I ordered the wrong thing. The lobster in my lobster and cheese sandwich was so dry, I had to follow each bite with water. Our appetizers were good, the wine list perfect and the cocktails, so good, they went down too fast.
Great service and food! Went to celebrate a milestone birthday and loved that they included a special birthday greeting on the menu. Thanks to the staff for a memorable evening.
Amazing meal and service!
Amazing food and drinks. A member of our party had an awkward moment with the waiter but he recovered it very well. She also told us she had trouble finding the backroom and was met with rude/unhelpful staff in the front bistro section, but I didn't witness it. Can be a bit awkward navigating the resturant I suppose.
Sarah our server was amazing. The band was great. We always enjoy having brunch there!
Food and service were GREAT! Michael, one of the owners was on hand. He does an outstanding job
looking after his restaurant. Ken
What a wonderful experience! Great food, our server was so attentive without being intrusive. All around great time!❤
Consistently the best meal in town. Although most all the dishes are unique and delicious, I believe the move to Sea Change was a smart one. Like many, I prefer to order seafood in good restaurants where it is sourced reliably, is fresh and they know how to prepare it. Even I can throw a chicken in the oven but would rather leave fish in the hands of a real chef. This visit, I had the ocean trout. Cooked perfectly, great sauce and a imaginative side dish that included chanterelle mushrooms, english peas and a small type of pasta. Every single bite was expertly prepared, portioned and plated beautifully and was incredibly delicious. No plate fillers here (think some kind of mashed potatoes and limp asparagus).
My wife had the halibut which she loved but I was too enthralled with my own dish to taste it.....I know she loved it.
We had a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc that was a first for me and was really enjoyable. The wine list is extensive and has been creatively curated to include many bottles you are not going to find in local wine shops.
Desert was their amazing key lime pie, which I have had before and was great. I will not eat desert in a restaurant that does not have a pastry chef. This is clearly made in house and done expertly.
The dinner was timed and served perfectly and no restaurant I know can make you feel more special or welcomed than this one!
The food has been better than any other times I have been to Sea Change. The value for money is hard to beat for the quality of food. The decor of Chez Melange as you first enter before going into the Sea Change dinning room leaves much to be desired. It badly needs a renovation.
For over 43 years, Michael Franks has taken very good care of us! This visit was no exception. The food was excellent and the service by Stryker was outstanding. His knowledge of wine was most helpful. We'll be going back soon.
This visit made me think why don't I go more often
The food was excellent. Our server Sarah D. was awesome!
Always a great experience. The dinner was amazing and the service is hard to beat.
The food is always excellent and the service was impeccable!
Thank you Micheal and Lisa for always being so welcoming to each and every customer that walks through your doors. The Southbay is lucky having you for so many decades now. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed every bite and the great atmosphere of your restaurant. THANKS!!!
WHOA - Nuestro din-din at Sea Change was Magnifique all around. Our reception by the owner was enthusiastically friendly. Cocktails robust, balanced and buzz-full thanks to a skilled bartender. Appetizers and entrees had no weaknesses. Rock Candy Shrimp superbe! Sea Bass and Sole entrees delicious. Fresh Berries Shortcake and Bread Pudding desserts addictive! Connor provided attentive service. Chef and Bartender came by to make sure all was well. Attention to freshness, creativity, quality, & service much appreciated. Hot Damn on a Cracker, this is a Great Restaurant!
Appetizers & main courses were excellent especially the octopus and the Sunday prime rib! Michael Franks is a very warm gracious host and our waiter Stryker was terrific! It was the perfect place for big Birthday celebration!!
The food was very good. The waiter, Sergio, was caring for many tables and appeared relatively inexperienced, resulting in longer wait times for service.
The food was very good and service was superb
Dined with a friend. Shared baguette with special tomato dip, poke, and salad with cheese balls and croutons. Everything was delicious.
Great setting and menu for an anniversary!!
Excellent food and service in an ambience that creates a true dining experience. The front bar area is trendy and noisy but the actual dining room allows for dinner conversation with just the right amount of background noise. We have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed. My only slight criticism would be that the wine list is somewhat limited.
We had the lobster grilled cheese sandwich with bacon jam and smoked cheddar. Lots of lobster in it.
It was outstanding!!! It was so good we went back about a week later and ordered it again.
We would highly recommend this plate plus the service from our French waiter was impeccable.
When visiting Hermosa Beach again, it will be the first place we go to eat.
The Sunday brunch is a special event for us. We enjoy the "geezer" music. It is expensive, but worth it.
The entire experience was wonderful. This is one restaurant where I always order an appetizer and dessert. The service is friendly and attentive and the food is fantastic.
Great experience, great food and drinks.. whole family was stoked and I’ve been telling everyone looking for a great gastropub/dining experience to check it out.. Sarah in the Bouzy Gastropub makes one hell of a Bluechip Old Fashion 👌🏻
Food was very good, comes hot and nicely plated.
Excelled wine selection: 3 to 8oz,which you don’t often find!
The food, service and atmosphere was amazing. We absolutely love the food. Will keep coming back. Thank you
Very good food, surprising value, excellent service. The location is rather choppy, where there rooms are accessible through dark pathways, in and old, dowdy mixed use building, and the lighting is annoying, going up and down, etc. But the food and service more than make-up for the physical defects, and the room we were in was quite pleasant sans the lighting.
A great spot. Started out in the Oyster Bar with Kyle, fresh oysters and seafood, delicious. Moved into the dining room where Stryker looked after us. Sunday night is prime rib night and it was outstanding. Included Yorkshire pudding! My friend had Zarzuela, a Portuguese seafood stew. Highly recommend. Finished with some fresh made strawberry shortcake from their pastry chef Karl. All of it top notch. Will go back ASAP.
Our server Sarah was excellent! She was on top of everything. We were so pleased with her service!
Love the food and service was great.
Chez has been our birthdays restaurant for decades. Now we can eat there more often than special occasions. The southern fried chicken salad is my husbands favorite. The marinara is back and never tasted better. I had shrimp and grits with incredibly rich flavor. Fantastic service too. Always love this place
Wonderful food. We went for Easter dinner
Excellent as always. Service impeccable and Michael Franks the most wonderful restaurant owner on earth, checking in regularly as we enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch.
The start was good. A real French pleasant waiter. The slider where very nice, the bay shrimps (with avocado) were previously frozen and not well washed, there also was a lack of sauce. We ordered a pinot noir, but got a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. I did not think it was worth while to complain. The main dish was so, so, while the desert was ultimate sweet. There is a lack of ice cream or sorbet on the menu. When coming home I did not feel well and later my wife got the same feeling as well. What was not right is unclear to us, since we had the same dishes to eat. Improve and we might make the long trip to Redondo Beach again.
Nice place and good service. However, the food is overpriced for what you get. They give very small portions and the taste is average. I would not return, too many better places for this price point.