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Chez Melange - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
1362 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Bouzy Gastropub Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Oyster Bar Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 540-1222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Bell

  • Catering

    Michael and Robert offer Out of the Chez Catering. We are truly happy to craft any menu you desire for your next upcoming event, whether it be a business meeting, a wedding, or a get together with friends.

  • Private party facilities

    The Side RoomThe Side Room is our room for private partiesSeats up to 32Available for lunch or dinnerThe Side Room is a private area where the cuisine and ambiance reflect the seasons- you may request a special menu or a more traditional party menu. Each evening is individually shaped and has a unique menu representing the ingredients the farmers make available to us that day.We use only the finest ingredients with a strong emphasis on locally produced, seasonal, and organic foods. This insistence on freshness is not usually found outside of the finest restaurants. Chez Mélange prepares all their foods from scratch.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Franks: (310) 540-1222

  • Neighborhood

    Redondo Beach

  • Cross street

    Avenue I

  • Parking details

    Two hundred spaces available in our underground parking facility.

  • Entertainment

    Every Wednesdays a month Bouzy has live music to support a variety of local bands. Chez Melange offers live music for Sunday brunch. Call the restaurant to confirm entertainment details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. f

    fromage

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our overall experience was good. I ordered Mexican sea bass which the menu said came with spinach and fingerling potatoes. It came with spinach and mashed potatoes. The sea bass was just ok. my husband had steak frites which he was very pleased with. Our salad was very good. Was a long wait from salad to main course.
  2. n

    nevacal

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant of all time. I am so sad they are closing. I have been going since 1982, including the catering for our wedding. I always go every time I am back in town. What will I do without the bread dip and Southern Fried Chicken Salad? Bless you Michael, Lisa and Robert. Best of luck in your next chapter.
  3. PH

    PatrickH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Our reservation was for 6p on a Tuesday night. Despite that we were seated in a far corner up against a concrete wall where the temperature was very cold, too cold to remove our coats. Although the restaurant had been open only half an hour, when the waiter came to take our order we were informed that my wife’s selection from the daily menu, lamb rack, was no longer available. By the time we received our meals we had been sitting in the cold corner for an hour. No apology for anything. Food was okay but water glasses, although empty, were never refilled. In retrospect we should’ve left without ordering. One of the worst dining experiences we’ve had.
  4. TM

    TeenaM

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. I will really miss Chez. I had the Portuguese seafood stew for the first time. Everyone at the table was dipping bread into the delicious broth. We had the southern fried chicken salad for an appetizer. Yum
  5. SN

    SteveN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So, so, sorry they’re closing. It’s our favorite brunch.
  6. MB

    MicheleB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please don't close. The amount of patrons having fun last Sunday should be enough to say that this restaurant must remain open.
  7. AM

    AngelaM

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in the Southbay- sorry to see it go!
  8. SB

    SaraB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Quell disappointment! My husband and I and several friends have regarded Chez Melange over the years as our “go-to” special occasion restaurant. It was the restaurant by which we held all others in comparison. When I heard they were closing I reached out to friends to suggest we go and have our Chez favourites one last time. I have to say that sadly, the whole experience was a huge let down. The service was terrible. I understand they are probably operating with a limited staff since some have probably moved on. I got my all time fav- the Southern Fried Chicken Salad. It was ok but not anywhere close to its illustrious past. It took a long time to get our order taken, our beverages and food to arrive and for the bill to come. When the bill finally came it was the bill for a neighbouring table. More waiting; and then my friend asked for a salad to go and that order was never put in so she just decided to do without since server said it would be a while to get it. So sad for our final Chez Dining Experience to be such a let down. Sorry to see you go, Chez but in your remaining days it would be nice if things remained as they were all these years. 😔
  9. MA

    MikeA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bittersweet evening, enjoying one last meal at Chez Melange. Delicious food and great service as always. They are going out in style. Check 'em out one last time!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to go to their Jazz Sunday Brunch! Love the place and the owners!
  11. TM

    TeenaM

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The southern fried chicken salad never disappoints. The Cajun shrimp and grits was comfort food at it’s best. Where do they get the baguettes to go with the famous dipping sauce? -crisp on the outside and chewy warmth on the inside, heavenly. The cod was perfection. We will miss Chez Melange!
  12. S

    Service

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I have been coming to this restaurant for about 15 years. I have always loved this restaurant. sadly they are closing. As much as I love this restaurant, our meal on Sunday was extremely disappointing. The food was cold and menu limited. I do not recommend going since it seems the quality is lacking because they are in their final days.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Chez Melange. So sorry to see it closing.
  14. AM

    AllenM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, including things we had never sampled from Chez Melange before (like the oysters, which were great!) and old favorites, like the southern fried chicken salad and the yummy cajun meatloaf. Including the cocktails and the perfect Sancere Pinot Noir, it was a wonderful experience.
  15. O

    Optional

    Los Angeles

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We rushed in when we heard the news of the closing. The halibut on the old school menu was better than I ever remember. Will drop in several more times over the coming weeks. Thanks, Michael & Robert, for 30+ years of being my go to place for business and personal meals.
  16. NA

    NykoleA

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss you🙁🙁!! Memories of many excellent meals...,
  17. f

    fashion

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved our dinner! 1 st time and we will be back! Loved the Halibut , oysters and key lime pie!!!!
  18. B

    Barb

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a little trouble finding the dining room, but after that everything was terrific. Great food preparation, interesting flavor combos and nice presentation. Atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. We will definitely go back to try all the great seafood dishes.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great!!! Lovely place! Next time, will try out the bar!
  20. OG

    OpticsGuy

    Los Angeles

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best dining in the South Bay. Love their new location and everything served is delicious and fresh nd the service is on point.
  21. KP

    KimP

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem! We started with oysters and they were delectable! These were large and tasty oysters from British Columbia. Our waiter Gary brought us a complimentary glass of champagne to go with them. Afterwards we had the fried chicken salad, fish and chips and the sea bass. We had a wonderful chardonnay and finished with two deserts that were to die for!! The bill was so reasonable and the ambience was great. The owner stopped by to say hello and our server Gary is the best. So friendly, funny and full of good energy! My favorite restaurant in all of the South Bay.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch! We shared several items and all were great. Cute place. Great service. Fun decor. Recommend and will be back for dinner!
  23. T

    Theaterman

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fine meal with excellent service. Unfortunately, there was a big group next to us and they were quite loud which kind of ruins a great dinner. I think some soundproofing is needed.
  24. VG

    VillageGirl

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Community gem We are never disappointed at Chez Melange/Sea Change. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and Michael Franks is one-of-a-kind. We love this restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  26. R

    Riediam

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a neighborhood gem. The service and food quality is consistent and excellent. The menu varies and there's so many interesting and tasty items, that it's often difficult to decide. Recently, we especially enjoyed some of the appetizers, like the Candied Rock Shrimp and the Crab Deviled Eggs. The Cauliflower and corn side dish, was unique and very good. Whatever you order, you won't be disappointed.
  27. JD

    JaniceD

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We go the Chez Melange about once a week or every other week. It is one of our favorites in the area. Food is always fresh, menu changes weekly, though some things always stay on all the time. Great service.
  28. TM

    TomM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been going ther off and on for years! I forgot how good it is!
  29. MG

    MaryG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The fig appetizer and pate were excellent and our side dishes to our entree were very good (spinach and smashed potatoes with cheese), but don't ever order steaks. My husband and I both order the prime New York steak ($42); it was unedible. Otherwise, we love the ambiance; and whenever we've ordered fresh seafood, such as the Hamachi or the crab legs, it was superb.
  30. RK

    RosanneK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great staff. Fun dining experience.
  31. GF

    GailF

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been going to Chez for years. It is one of our “go to” restaurants. We always have a great meal and receive great service. I highly recommend it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This place has been around for a very long time. They have lots of good dishes on a big menu but nothing spectacular. They definitely try to be creative but the results are unimpressive and at times not very good. We tried a seabass carpaccio which was terrible and had to be sent back. We had chicken salad , lobster bisque, clams, fall salad all of which were average to good.
  33. JA

    JaniceA

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really excellent Crab leg, scallops & Zarzuela (Portuguese fish stew) and wonderful service from Michael & Lisa Franks, the owners. Sea Change is a most welcome change for this South Bay classic.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The first table we were seated at was a bit noisy so we requested another table. We were accommodated and relocated to a quieter location. Calamari was excellent as well as our entrees. Our server was very attentive.
  35. MB

    MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chez always pleases. The food and staff are both wonderful. We are lucky to have such a treasure as a neighborhood restaurant.
  36. MM

    MMKWDC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  37. JD

    JenniferD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  38. N

    Nancy

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  39. MM

    MagnierM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  40. L

    Lovetoeat

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We had a great waitress. There were only two other patrons and it took a really long time to get our food.

FAQs

Chez Melange - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 1362 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenue I

  • Neighborhood

    Redondo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Bouzy Gastropub Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Oyster Bar Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Two hundred spaces available in our underground parking facility.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Bell

  • Entertainment

    Every Wednesdays a month Bouzy has live music to support a variety of local bands. Chez Melange offers live music for Sunday brunch. Call the restaurant to confirm entertainment details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 540-1222

  • Catering

    Michael and Robert offer Out of the Chez Catering. We are truly happy to craft any menu you desire for your next upcoming event, whether it be a business meeting, a wedding, or a get together with friends.

  • Private party facilities

    The Side RoomThe Side Room is our room for private partiesSeats up to 32Available for lunch or dinnerThe Side Room is a private area where the cuisine and ambiance reflect the seasons- you may request a special menu or a more traditional party menu. Each evening is individually shaped and has a unique menu representing the ingredients the farmers make available to us that day.We use only the finest ingredients with a strong emphasis on locally produced, seasonal, and organic foods. This insistence on freshness is not usually found outside of the finest restaurants. Chez Mélange prepares all their foods from scratch.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Franks: (310) 540-1222

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