Permanently Closed - Chez Melange

4.7
1362 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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fromage
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 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.

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nevacal
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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.

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 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.

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vipTeenaM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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

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SteveN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MicheleB
Los Angeles
2 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.

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vipAngelaM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the Southbay- sorry to see it go!

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SaraB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 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. 😔

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vipMikeA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to their Jazz Sunday Brunch!
Love the place and the owners!

TM
vipTeenaM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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!

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vipService
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chez Melange. So sorry to see it closing.

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vipAllenM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 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.

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vipOptional
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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.

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vipNykoleA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipfashion
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Barb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great!!! Lovely place!
Next time, will try out the bar!

OG
vipOpticsGuy
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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.

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KimP
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
66 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!

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vipTheaterman
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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.

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vipVillageGirl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipRiediam
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 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.

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vipJaniceD
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on December 10, 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.

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TomM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been going ther off and on for years! I forgot how good it is!

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MaryG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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.

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RosanneK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great staff. Fun dining experience.

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vipGailF
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 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.

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vipJaniceA
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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.

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MichaelB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMMKWDC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 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!

JD
JenniferD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 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.

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vipNancy
Washington DC
15 reviews