Massilia

4.7
437 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 437 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time to the restaurant and we thought it was wonderful! The food was excellent we had the steak and spaghetti. Service was really good everyone was super friendly.

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vipBarryD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, a fun environment and great food. Go.

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vipAmandaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French by actual French people

DZ
vipDZIR
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Everyone liked everything they had. We'll be back.

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vipPaolo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the staff, the ambience, the food, and the staff's tolerance of my passable French.

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GraceC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was impeccable and we had a wonderful time!

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vipbradp
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, food and service.

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vipSallyS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was very good. We had Branzino, lamb shanks and tagliatelle with morilles. Meatballs app was spicy and good. The wine list was really good. Choices you don’t often see. The only downside is the ambiance and noise level. Feels like you eating in the middle of the street but I guess that is true for most restaurants in the area.

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vipMaryC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very good service, and excellent food. The only problem was the traffic noise from 4th St, Santa Monica

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vipHealthyEater
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food, nicely presented, and generous portions. Our group had the Bolognese, the
brioche french toast with crispy bacon, the buckwheat pancakes, and the Socca breakfast pizza. All enjoyable....we were a happy and well-fed group!
Our waiter was exceptional, very attentive, great attitude, and caring in his approach.

We'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is great. Hardest part was picking a dish because they all sounded amazing. Food was very good. Service was excellent.

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vipSandiegans
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Helpful wait person,really delicious shaved Brussels sprout salad, and melt-in-your- mouth chicken Tajine. We liked it all.

LK
LisaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in town with my daughter. I googled best places to eat near me. Google was right!! Great place , good vibe, excellent staff and the food was out of this world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals I have had this year! The food was out of this world. We had the lamb shank which I can’t recommend highly enough and the steak frites which was amazing. Great wine selection! Beautiful decor and nice ambiance. Excellent service. Will be backs

RC
vipRonnaC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom pizza was Outstanding!!
Prosciutto, roasted peppers & burrata on
ciabatta was incredible. Background music
was great‼️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Worst service I’ve ever had ever. Would not recommend or ever go back.

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Sara
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We came expecting fine dining and we sat through dinner with music so loud that we had to practically yell at one another in order to carry on a conversation. The food and service were very good, but the ear-crashing sound ambience interfered with what might have been an enjoyable dining experience. A restaurant's reputation should be based on its food and service and not how hip they are trying or be.

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vipSheryP
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately, I was very disappointed upon my second visit to this restaurant. First off, they did not want to honor our reservation for outside. I told them that I had put the request in the reservation and that our party did not feel comfortable sitting inside due to Covid. The hostess stated that sitting outside is only a request and cannot be guaranteed. They did finally seat us outside about 35-40 minutes after our reservation time. The food was also not as good as I remember it. The lamb was dry. However, the burrata with dried fruit and prosciutto was delicious. With all the great restaurants in LA, I will not be returning.

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LALover
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick weekend trip to LA. Great ambience, food, reasonable pricing if you consider the HH menu and very attentive and accomodating staff. Definitely returning!

PB
vipPaulB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual late afternoon/early evening small plates & drinks. Everything was absolutely delicious, and we had quite a few items - ratatouille, burrata, calamari, salmon flat bread, & grilled broccolini... oh, and a side of french fries!! Service was timely, friendly and attentive... we really appreciated the excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing (don’t remember his name).

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LeonardPihlblad
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French guy is the best!! Funny, good service and entertaining.

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vipCarmine57
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wines, great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The couscous was so good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

GJ
vipGeorgeJ
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Massilia was a disappointment for a couple reasons. First, we were unaware that for lunch during the week there is no table service - they require you to order from the counter and then they deliver the food to your table, as if this was California Chicken Cafe. Very surprising for a restaurant whose wine list includes Mouton-Rothschild @ $2k/bottle. To add insult to injury the "waitress" tried to convince us this is the way they do things in France. We had all been to France multiple times and never had that experience. 2nd faux pas - we ordered a bottle of wine vintage 2016 and the bottle they brought out was 2018. When I brought this to the waitress' attention she said that this was the list from when the restaurant first opened and that was her explanation of why it was different. In an era when menus and wine lists are all online there is no reason why a list should be outdated. Other than that the food was good but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

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Robj
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great but unfortunately, the burrata magherita pizza was lukewarm or even cool when it was served which kind of surprised us because we all commented on it. Cocktails were tasty but overpriced, but that seems to be the expectation in higher end restaurants today so, I can live with it.

The branzino was OK but a tad dry and the chimichurri sauce tasted more like butter with some minty spice in it. Not my fave.

Roasted wild mushrooms pretty much seemed just traditional white mushrooms with some butter. Nothing special.

The patatas bravas was great! Wine selection very good.

I will say the servers were very attentive and I will try this restaurant again but I would not get the same items. I don’t understand why the pizza would’ve been cool as one of the expectations is that pizza comes out hot and that nice buffalo mozzarella is hot and stretchy.

I would’ve tried the clams with Merguez sausage but I understand the clams are the smaller Malaysian type and I’m not a big fan.

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Overrated
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, but steak was not all that good. Pasta was amazing

MW
MichaelW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time sitting down to dine at a restaurant since lockdowns began last year and Massilia’s staff were extremely accommodating. Service at Massilia was above and beyond with the servers cracking witty remarks and knowing exactly when to come over to our table in a very friendly way. The excellent service complimented the food wonderfully and made for a memorable and delicious brunch. I will certainly be back!

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CadienneO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, fast and delicious food. I would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The broccoli, spinach, and green curry soup with a side of bread literally sends my emotions to the moon.

It’s so good I almost passed a $20 bill to the chef for the audacity to make something so delicious.

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vipJetsetter1
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious. Staff was amazing

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HosseinE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and the ambience of the restaurant were pretty great. The food does seem a little over priced for what you get. Especially the more expensive dishes they should use higher quality ingredients. But if you're looking for a cool place to grab some drinks and a small bite to eat it is not a bad choice.

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vipcrazybeboo
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost every dish we tried was really tasty and enjoyable. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave really great recommendations. Only con was that our lamb shank was too salty, but still good (meat fell off the bone!).

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SamN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and atmosphere. This is a great, trendy spot with outdoor dining and made-with-love dishes. You can tell from your very first item that everything is fresh, professionally done, and made correctly. One of my favorite restaurants ever.

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

Amazing!! Great service, amazing food. Cocktails were spectacular- recommend the Negronis.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was beyond amazing! The food, the wine, and the whole experience was beyond what I would’ve imagined. If you want the perfect restaurant in Santa Monica that doesn’t feel like a tourist trap this is it! I will certainly be going back there again as a local, this is my new jam!

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MikeM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming restaurant - food was excellent, and service was quick and courteous

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Server didn’t take everyone’s order at the table, never came back to get it.

Plumbing was out, couldn’t wash my hands.

Fryers were disables so 90% of the menu was off limits. Just a bad experience.

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vipgaryb
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool spot, good food, good drinks, outdoor dining, happy hour!

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 437 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.