Massilia

4.5
536 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 536 people are saying
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JasonF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was excellent! I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place was very good, amazing concept and good service although food wasn’t what I expected. Our salad had old vegetables and the pizza was quite uncooked, the tomatoes from the appetizers were frozen and the tiramisu has so much alcohol it caught your tongue. The mushroom pasta was excellent.

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WilliamF
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very diverse menu interesting dishes and we also enjoyed excellent service

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Ellen
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was outstanding. The outdoor patio and the inside space were freezing though. There were heaters that looked nice but didn't really emit heat.
They need to install real heaters for the patio area.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food. Nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour!!!

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vipJmhsc
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crispy sunny eggs, my favorite breakfast in Santa Monica. Recommend it with a side of smoked salmon. This place rips, dog friendly, open air, awesome.

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Billy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience and terrible food. Do not recommend at all.

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vipChris
Atlanta
164 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was very good. The staff was very attentive. Unfortunately, the food was not even OK. We ordered a number of starters, then some main plates, and it was inconsistent in preparation. For example the calamari was extremely fishy. The red pepper hummus bruschetta was served in such hard sourdough that we couldn’t eat it. Lastly, this is listed as a French restaurant, and there is not one thing French on the menu. Although there may be a couple of bottles of wine. This is an Italian restaurant.

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joehock27
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, simple yet tasty food. Patio is well heated and private. Really nice find.

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ShanthiG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was ok. Food options are limited and the food itself is ok.

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vipKevinP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was excellent, but the service was not on par with their food. I hope they can add staff before our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good. Spotty service, though. The drinks arrived after the appetizers. They almost forgot to bring the desert that we ordered.

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dorew
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. The food was exceptional and we all agreed we’ve never experienced better co-ordinated service…the food was very reasonably priced too. A lovely evening all around. We will definitely be back.

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Robbob59
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and superb service.!
Staff made us feel so very welcome.
It was a fun evening and we could have stayed longer but we had a full day of activities the next day.

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vipGraceC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday here last night and it was fantastic

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vipStaciaRR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most attentive, considerate, and spirited staff in Santa Monica!

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vipMELL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Excellent food. Waitress was poor. Had trouble understanding English. When drinks needed to be refreshed...no luck. Seldom saw her.. But the food was definitely top shelf..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean Michel and the staff were wonderful!!

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Kristina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego was a lovely and attentive server. The atmosphere was cozy and chic. And most important, the food was *delicious*. Highly recommend the branzino and lamb shank. Great anniversary dinner date!

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LauraM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and great service. Also loved the ambiance.

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vipConnieG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was Outstanding. The entire experience was OUTSTANDING !!

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vipMJkh
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and very interesting and delicious food. We will recommend to our friends!

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Jean11
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was amazing, our server was fantastic, and we had an outstanding time. Will definitely come back again.

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vipalexs
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to go for a great Santa Monica meal, and you value great service, go and see Jean-Michelle at Massilia. He and has team will make sure you get well looked after at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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vipkimG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Cute place! Flexible seating. Feels almost like a hotel lobby/ which is great. Lots of street noise. When we were there at 10am they didn’t have a waiter which was confusing. There was a woman at the front but she was the reception for a Tour Company, which was weird.

Once we ordered we sat down and delicious plates arrived. Really yummy breakfast! Hope to come at night sometime..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall incredible place

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vipNicolaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Lamb shank melted in the found and was unctuous.

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vipSandyjk
Los Angeles
303 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit had us enjoying more delicious meals. Good choice of dishes as well.
The noise level was difficult for us even seated in a "quiet" area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant had a relaxing ambiance to match a cool autumn evening. The service by the team was well received and appreciated. I would definitely return for another visit.

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vipHealthyEater
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy dining at this restaurant. The food is tasty (Socca breakfast pizza, buckwheat pancakes, crispy bacon, grilled salmon sandwich, and spaghetti bolognese), nicely presented, and portions are generous. The service is great and so is the attention to detail by the staff.

The patio space is inviting and open. Only downside is that eating outdoors is kind of noisy from traffic going by on 4th Street. However, that will not deter us from coming back to try some of the other dishes.

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vipjoshm
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast here was amazing. Highly recommended.

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AubreyK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner, they gave me a free dessert of my choice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's next to a busy Street, but the food I had was exceptional, as was the wine. I definitely recommend this place if you are a foodie. I had a quiche that had gruyere in it that was absolutely delicious, with a mixed greens and a light dressing. I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy gruyere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Zero eye contact from anyone after being seated for 10 min. We walked out. They were slow thou…

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MeganM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipSandyjk
Los Angeles
303 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lunch was excellent so we will try dinner. Menu was intriguing and delicious. Server could have been more attentive.
There is a beautiful bar so the noise level probably increases as do the crowds. The space is huge but divided comfortably.

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BrianS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Awesome service.. get the burrata margherita pizza!

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vipAngelynM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a fantastic wine list, and friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient service!

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 4.5 stars by 536 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.