Massilia

4.7
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Massilia is a Marseille-inspired brasserie with culinary influences from the South of France, Italy, Spain and Morocco.

WE ARE OPEN FOR DINING ON OUR BEAUTIFUL PATIO AND WE ARE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CDC GUIDELINES.

With a beautiful recessed patio, the all-day restaurant and bar conveys the atmosphere of those lively French eateries;
a buoyant neighborhood hub by day (offering coffee drinks, croissants, and egg dishes in the morning, pita sandwiches and classic bistro items such as steak-frites for lunch) to a festive ambiance at night around dishes such as homemade pasta, gambas au pastis, eight-hour braised lamb, and Moroccan tajine.

The unique crafted cocktail program is based around spirits from the South of France and Italy, with a dedicated Negroni menu, as well as an extensive selection of Amari and French brandies.

Massilia is open every day at 7:00am.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 383 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DiscerningOnes
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been staying away from dining in restaurants, and we're glad we went to Massilia. It has an outdoor, shaded patio. We went for lunch on a weekday, and had a great time. The music is great, the waiters are friendly and professional. We ordered patatas bravas, burrata salad with figs, lamb sandwich and tagliatelle with morel mushrooms. All delicious. The lamb was falling-apart good, the tagliatelle was eggy and yummy. The dishes are brought out like tapas: they come out when they're ready. We had a couple of mixed drinks: la saffranaise and a negroni noir. Both delicious. We had a couple of digestifs after the meal: green chartreuse VEP and Amaro Montenegro, followed by a couple of espressos. It was nice to sit and chat. The other tables were situated a safe distance. Overall, a very positive experience.

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Ivamesa
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food with large portions! The quiche was a little heavy on the egg, but excellent crust. Great matcha latte too.

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TVulture13
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Massilia for brunch on Sunday at 10. The restaurant wasn't very busy so we were seated quickly and service was prompt. The food, which includes the baked eggs and leek quiche, came out hot and were delicious. The mimosas and coffee were well made. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Goodboy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This place is not great - biggest problem is located right across the public parking garage so lots of traffic jam with volatile and frustrated motorist and pedestrians. The bikers like to ref their engines from the stopped position and to some extend the frustration caused them to make as much noise as possible. Not always possible to hear my dining partner and the constant drama with engines and people shouting at each other made a miserable dining experience - we had to sit outside of course, although we are the second row in from the street.

The food is really just so so....I think I can throw a stone in any direction from there and would land with better food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant surprise! One of the best restaurants I’ve been! Excellent food( try the 8 hours preparation lamb)! It is fantastic!
Nice staff, from Renata the hostess to Alina the server. All perfect! Loved

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vipsheldon
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous experience. We went for lunch on Saturday, but they only had therir breakfast and brunch menus. We were very happy with their choices and enjoyed every untray and will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food !

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MadelynC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was very slow. The table seated after us was served their food and beverages before us. The waiter was not attentive and midway through the service another server took over. Further, there was a considerable lag between our appetizers and our main course, over 25 mins.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience always

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone who works here is also so nice and accommodating and just make the overall experience perfect! I’m plant based and they are always able to recommend dishes or make something vegan friendly.

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vipoutskurt
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an avid gin lover and was visiting from the the East Coast. I went in expecting a good brunch and perhaps a decent Bloody Mary. I had know idea I was in for such a treat. The waitress made me one of the best blended gin cocktails I’ve ever had. It was amazingly balanced. The food was great, the cocktail was off the charts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and food were lovely

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Diana
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tagliatelle aux morilles was unreal, pizza burrata margherita went well with it as well

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EddieD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibe, Great Food and drinks, Great Service. What more can you ask for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and vibe was great!

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JamieLee
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true gem! The ambiance has a very speak-easy Euro feel and the food is out of this world (actually, very much IN this world, but the only matching quality can be found in Europe, IMO). I indulged in 2 classic negroni cocktails, a pizza, a salad, and the clam sausage appetizer. It was all perfect.

I will be back here, especially when friends come to visit LA.

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vipJamesG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. Great atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food perfect. Highly recommend a visit when in Santa Monica.

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RBBBBBB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous time! Great food, service and ambience. We have been here five times in the past two weeks and will be back later this week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! The food and drinks were also great. Will be back for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Arrived at our reservation at 3:30 did not receive the QR code for the menu until 4:30pm after asking our waitress three times for it she never brought it to us. Thankfully our busboy came to refill our water and I asked him for it and he brought it to us right away. We no longer saw our waitress it was like her shift ended and she forgot to pass us to another waiter. We had to continually look around for a waiter to get our order. The food was delicious but, the service could be a lot better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food and drinks were excellent. The lamb shank and tagliatelle were absolutely amazing. Waiters were very friendly and we had a perfect night.

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vipChristian
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has options for everyone, from traditional French to home made pasta and pizzas to ethnic dishes. Same with the wine list, offering many options and prices, including great values
The place is charming and the service warm, friendly and efficient. The evening is yours to enjoy, efficient, yet no pressure and no rush.

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Massilia ambiance was great, food was high quality and everything was great. The manager made the evening the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, very attentive and helpful. Food was awesome, well recommended dishes to pair (lamb & butternut squash and kale pasta) from staff.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food. Service was a bit poor.
Will definitely go back to try their pasta selection.

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Nikki
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent customer service and amazing food! I would definitely recommend to friends and family!!!

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vipWahoo
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal. Ratatouille was delicious as was the lamb shank.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Waitstaff were particularly welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend

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Simon
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there and just absolutely amazing! Great value and the food was super tasty and very ample portions.We did the Dine LA dinner special which is a steal! Service was over the top as well! Great ambience and outdoor dining has a very very cool vibe!

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Linda
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was out first time here.
Great ambiance. The music was a bit loud and noise level with other diners and street traffic could potentially be difficult for some, but we were ok with it..

Food was very good. Big portions. The baba ganoush tasted a bit smoky, but everything else was delicious. The branzino was perfectly cooked. My husband had the chicken tikata. Great flavors.
The best part of this restaurant was the service especially the waiter. He was so kind and helpful, going out of his way to make us feel special.
This is a nice addition to SM!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot in Santa Monica!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service great

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AlexanderW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food, good service, tasty martinis. Unpretentious, fun and satisfying

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AWoman
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We had a reservation at 8:30 pm. There was only one person working the entire floor. Which meant, that our service couldn't help but be poor. When we sat at our table, we noticed that our table was a foot lower than everyone else in the restaurant, and so were our chairs. We waited at least 10 minutes before we received water. The wait staff walked up to us and asked us to order. However, when we were not able to tell her what we wanted within a minute, she left our table and went to another one. Ten minutes later, we finally received some attention from the waitress and ordered a bottle of wine, and chose the Prix-fix menu that is a part of restaurant week. The bartender came to serve our drinks after waiting for 15 minutes. We ordered a first-course dish that was 86ed and did not know that it was not an option until the first appetizer was dropped on the table. The food was fairly tasty, but it took a while for the main course to arrive at our table. Once it finally arrived, it felt like the plate was lukewarm. Overall, I would not recommend going to this restaurant. We also waited a solid 15 minutes for the check while the staff continued to do their closing work. They need to figure out how to consider quality over quantity when it comes to service.

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AlbertL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a prix fix menu for Dine LA & it was fantastic.

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ShawnB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French Morroccan couscous and Tagine. Cocktails are unique and delicious. Everything from the salads to main course was perfect!

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vipnancyg
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, first rate food. We loved everything but the couscous royale was special. Looking forward to dining here again.

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vipChalaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great energy all around. My only suggestion is to have music a little louder.

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Johndc13
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chicken tajine, tagliatelle aux morilles and ratatouille were so phenomenal that the very very good calamari and the passable clams with merguez seem completely ordinary by comparison, and makes one want to eat one's way through the entire menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for date night or fun to go with your girls and dress up! Super chic and it’s a cool vibe. Plus the service was amazing and the food is delicious and great portions to share!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Massilia using the Order Online button. Massilia also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Massilia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 319-1995.

Massilia is rated 4.7 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.