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Chez Melange

4.6
1199 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Chez Melange is the umbrella of our 3 distinct areas under one roof

Chez Melange 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 5 Nights a week from 4.30pm Closed Sunday and Monday
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Pub, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Bouzy Gastropub - is open 7 days/wk with Happy Hour everyday (4-6pm)
Monday 4:00 - 9:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11.30am - 9.30pm
Friday - Saturday 11.30am - 11.00pm
Sunday 9.30am -2.00pm 4.00pm -9.30pm

Sea Change at Chez Melange
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9.30pm
Sunday: Sunday Brunch 9:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday 5.30pm -9.30pm
Closed Monday

Oyster Bar - our back bar- is open
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9.30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


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Phone number
(310) 540-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Bell
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Private party facilities
The Side Room

The Side Room is our room for private parties
Seats up to 32
Available for lunch or dinner

The 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.

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Private party contact
Michael Franks: (310) 540-1222
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Avenue I
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Parking details
Two hundred spaces available in our underground parking facility.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Chez Melange hosts monthy wine dinners. Please call 310-540-1222 for information and to make a reservation.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1199 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I enjoy celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries at Chez Melange on a regular basis. We are never disappointed. The food and cocktails are always excellent and this evening was no exception. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Wife requested that I take her here for Mothers Day because of the recasting of the main dining room as the Sea Change. Food was great as is often the case with Robert Bell restaurants and the price was reasonable (for food and wine). We will probably eat here more often.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall the seafood was very tasty., however it appears that they have reduced the size of their portions.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

So glad they are now open for lunch , will Back soon

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

My husband and I had not been to Chez Melange for several years, just due to distance. We went back for our anniversary and we loved it! The new Seafood menu was outstanding! We had a hard time deciding what to order because of all the options. We started wth the Calamari, then split the Southern Fried Chicken Salad and ended with a mixed seafood dish, similar to Cioppino that had the absolute best flavored, light sauce that I have ever had! We sat in the seafood dining area but the Oyster bar next to us had a great buzz of people in there having a good time but it didn't disturb the peacefulness in the main dining room. We also thought the bar in the front of the restaurant had a nice ambiance although we didn't have time to stop for a drink. We will definitely go back more often and have told several of our foodie friends about how good it was.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Best "nice" restaurant in Redondo Beach. We were there on a married couple's date night. Each time we eat at Michael Franks' we are never disappointed. We were given very professional wait service by "Gerry" from France. He was very knowledgeable of the details of the menu. He made our meal a very fun adventure. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My husband and I always enjoy our meals here; we especially enjoy celebrating special occasions here. The food and cocktails are always fabulous, as well as the service.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love this place! Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

A true gem in the South Bay! We came here for dinner last night and everything was absolutely exceptional!

The front of the restaurant is a bar / gastropub with a cozy atmosphere with great beer, wine and cocktail selection, outdoor seating with a fire pit (and dog friendly!)

Through the back you have the Oyster bar and the restaurant area. The service was fabulous - our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive, had great suggestions and knowledge about the menu. The seafood is always super fresh and all of the vegetables are locally sourced at the farmer's market. The menu has so many options in a wide range of prices. The owner came over to chat with us twice - a very sweet man you can tell he really loves his restaurant and the people love working there!

After cocktails (the list is extensive and all sounded so great) We started with the Hamachi Sashimi appetizer which was served with avocado and grapefruit - perfectly prepared! I got the Halibut served with English Peas and Fava Beans and mint basil pesto. The fish was cooked exactly right and a very good portion - much larger than what you would get at other (overpriced) upscale seafood restaurants. The flavors were so good!

My boyfriend got the Zarzuela - a take on a traditional spanish seafood stew. Basically a large bowl of delicious seafood with a tomato seasoned broth (which was more like a sauce and absolutely delicious!) It came with a tasty french baguette to dip in the sauce and we ate every last bite.

For dessert we got the Key Lime Tart and they also brought us out a chocolate type mouse (which had a thicker texture and whipped cream) as an extra treat. They have a special pastry chef who makes all of their desserts so you aren't getting something that has been frozen. Oh my gosh the flavors! So so yummy.

We will definitely be back and recommend this place to everyone in the area!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Sea Change at Chez Melange. Lovely room, good service, good food.,good wine. Locally sourced food. Menu changes daily. Easy to talk. Great for the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Dining at Chez Melange is always an enjoyable experience.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Open table wa misleading it had open slot for lunch at 12:39, but when we got there, the restruant is closed and we were told it only opens for dinner.
I booked for my friends birthday celebration. So it was very disappointing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food as always. The sea bass was amazing. Enjoyed a drink in the bar first. So glad they have a knowledgeable somalier. Service was first rate too.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

hard to find places like this anymore that are accessible... the wait staff was on the spot, great vibe with high end cuisine and hand crafted cocktails... can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was very well-prepared. Service was excellent. Space is a bit strange - seems like an after thought with the bar being the main attraction. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance!! Our out of town guests were very impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This restaurant is an excellent combination of outstanding food, excellent service and reasonable prices. It is a true neighborhood gem. I have been to few restaurants where the staff is more engaged throughout your visit. We were greeted warmly coming through the door and were consistently thanked or otherwise shown appreciation throughout the evening. The staff is very knowledgeable about the items on their menu and more than willing to assist with recommendations on both food and wine. The menu features a broad diversity of options, all done well and the raw bar offerings could not be more fresh. I am not one that typically writes reviews based on a single dining experience, but I have now been to this restaurant 4 times over a period of 6 months and it has consistently delivered an excellent dining experience. I highly recommend that you give it a try - you will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Disappointed because the reviews gave me high hopes. Service was awful. I asked the waitress if someone called in sick; they did not. Food was good but not great. Ambience was lacking.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant and certainly one of the best in the South Bay. I love their new seafood menu format and would also note that they have other options for those who want something else. Very friendly, welcoming staff and casual yet smartly sophisticated setting.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very pleasant surprise to re connect in new location.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The new format and menu is great. Far more options than the prior format and the dinner was wonderful. Chez is a warm, neighborhood friendly place!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was top notch. Cuisine was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The new seafood-focused menu still accommodates carnivores and vegetarians. Wonderful selection of seafood, some of which is rarely available in most establishments. Nice, fairly priced, wine selection. We had moose cake for dessert- outstanding. We understand the great pastry chef once associated with the restaurant has now returned. Nice elegant atmosphere for "grown-ups", not trying to be overly trendy and noisy. Thankfully, most patrons have the good sense to leave their electronic devices where they should be while dining- out of sight.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The reviews told us we were in for a treat, and these wonderful folks exceeded all our expectations! The personal and prompt attention (without hovering), the cheerful and helpful suggestions, the outstanding dishes - all made our date night an absolute delight! It couldn’t have been more perfect!
Thank you and count on our personal recommendation!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Lovely room, nice wait staff, good food, ok prices. Able to talk and hear each other. $15 corkage fee.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love this place! Great food, service and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding food, great selection of local (California) brewed beers. Dessert was a fresh apple tart with heavy whipped cream and espresso, perfect end to a delicious meal. It was very busy when I arrived at 7:15pm for my 7:30pm reservation, plan accordingly.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I was running a little
Bit late from my reservation time but the staff accommodated is no problem. Service
Was really good.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Although the food and service were good this visit was a bit disappointing. The restaurant is one of my favorites in South Bay and we have been patrons for many years. This time, however, I found the selection limited and significantly increased prices. The quality of food is still good but not exceptional and creative as we learned to expect from this place. Perhaps after the Valentines day the chef took some time off, or we were just unlucky that several dishes we wanted ran out, not sure but the experience was just ok. Hoping this was a one-off experience and will be back in a while to see if it is back to par.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great meal, beautiful restaurant and incredibly well priced. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Chez Melange never disappoints us. We enjoyed the escargot, the shrimp, the prime rib, the duck, the chocolate cake, and the pumpkin cheesecake. In addition, their cocktails are outstanding, as well as their service.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was good and the foods were not bad. The grilled octopus appetizer was the smallest starter I'd ever seen.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Menu is innovative. I always love to have Gary (our favorite server) surprise me with the entrée.

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife’s dinner was undercooked and there was a hair in our dessert. At a fine dining restaurant, one doesn’t expect to have these issues happen.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Always phenomenal. Thank you Michael Franks, for serving delicious meals and making occasions special for so many years. The South Bay is lucky to have you. The Sea Change menu is fantastic. ❤️

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

With a new menu with additional seafood and fish dishes, this restaurant is perfect for a pescatarian. Their small plates, veggies, and salads are perfect for 4 or more who want several appetizers to share. In fact, you may want to get 4 or 5 small plates (for 2 people) and make a meal out of them. The service is friendly and wine list is great. Even though there was a music duo playing in the pub in front, we could not hear it in the restaurant in the back. Perfect atmosphere for a special occasion or just a friends' dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Lots of options light or hearty. Great for date night and trying each other's selections.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

New menu is an improvement over the previous Chez Melange menu. But the food is unremarkable.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Michael Franks is a long time fixture in Redondo Beach. He has consistently updated his fare and kept Chez Melange new and fresh. The new seafood menu is wide ranging with a few items that you may not find elsewhere. It is also nice when the owner is there to make sure you have a great experience. Above all, the food and service were over and above what one finds here in the South Bay.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service.

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