Chez Melange

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Seafood
Chez Melange is the umbrella of our 3 distinct areas under one roof

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
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MM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! So happy we ended up here for dinner! The food was amazing! Fresh ingredients served in classic dishes and some very original ones: like the lobster grilled cheese with bacon jam! Definitely coming back!

JD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was amazing, they started our anniversary off with champagne and were knowledgeable about the food and wines to make sure we had a great experience. Will definitely return soon.

N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu choices great. Waiter seemed too busy so was not around as much as we liked. Food was delicious and amazing, but all 4 meals weren’t hot.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gladly recommend this place, fish menu is outstanding especially the portugais soup and the monkfish bites
Great food in general
Smiling crew
Very nice overall

L
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a great waitress. There were only two other patrons and it took a really long time to get our food.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and staff was attentive. They provided complimentary profiteroles for my boyfriend’s birthday which were phenomenal. Our server topped off my bottomless mimosa whenever it was low and gave great food recommendations! Quaint atmosphere on the patio and great food!

v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best meals my mom and I have ever had. Service was also phenomenal!

AF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sea Change part of CM has an interesting menu with very flavorful presentations. We liked sautéed lobster, Chilean sea bass, scallops, tuna “sandwich”. Octopus appetizer was good but portion was small.

The restaurant, with advance warning of the occasion, published a birthday greeting to my wife on the actual menu. Server and owner Michael were gracious.Seems like owner is genuinely interested in how the customers like the food and experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal.

SA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chez Melange menu is always fresh and, therefore, can vary daily. An owner always checks with all diners to make sure all are satisfied and happy.

On September 8, 2019, the Pan Roasted Black Sea Bass with Scallops and Bacon Sauce was SO good - amzaing! Since we were on that day there to celebrate a birthday, Chez provided their Chocolate Caramet Torte for dessert - also great!

I definitely recommend the Chez Melange restaurant to everyone.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best! Stryker!

c
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

JK
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

SB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service!

J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

LJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah our server was amazing. The band was great. We always enjoy having brunch there!

KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were GREAT! Michael, one of the owners was on hand. He does an outstanding job
looking after his restaurant. Ken

KW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Great food, our server was so attentive without being intrusive. All around great time!❤

RZ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

KT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

SA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

TA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit made me think why don't I go more often

LJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our server Sarah D. was awesome!

V
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The dinner was amazing and the service is hard to beat.

BJ
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent and the service was impeccable!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JA
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

DV
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. The waiter, Sergio, was caring for many tables and appeared relatively inexperienced, resulting in longer wait times for service.

RA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and service was superb

LC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dined with a friend. Shared baguette with special tomato dip, poke, and salad with cheese balls and croutons. Everything was delicious.

J
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting and menu for an anniversary!!

VS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JL
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.
Outstanding 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.

OG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is a special event for us. We enjoy the "geezer" music. It is expensive, but worth it.

DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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