Melody

4.6
55 reviews
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Melody is a neighborhood natural wine bar hosting two rotating kitchen crews, FOG and Adia. Both teams alternate weekend dinner service with FOG doing weekly Sunday Brunch and Indian cuisine Monday & Wednesday evenings. FOG is a collaboration between two life long friends, John Palmer, formerly of Kali Restaurant, and Aloise Kieffer of Tart. FOG’s weekend dinner menu changes from week to week based on what they discover at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Adia Pasta is another collaborative effort of two friends and cultures. Karlo Evaristo’s Filipino roots blend seamlessly w Jared Ventura’s long family history of Sicilian pasta making. Adia’s handmade pasta is like no other!

Specials

Melody Happy Hour!

15% off beverages! Includes wines by the glass and bottle, beer, wine cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 8, 2019

Ends: April 9, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-10:00PM
Mon 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed-Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Special Mexican inspired and backyard bbq party on the patio! 15% off beverages all day long!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Moms, kids, the whole fam is welcome! We will be running happy hour (15% off beverages) all day long with plenty of seating on our sun kissed patio.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 55 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You’re missing out if you don’t make it to Melody on Virgil for dinner soon. The food we had this evening was absolutely delicious, perfectly executed, and paired with a great wine list. There was also a great DJ. A gem.

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DI
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and trendy place with delicious food

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The space is adorable and I loved the outdoor seating and vintage vibe. We went during brunch which didn't have many food options. There were maybe 5 things to choose from and they were mostly all egg items so there weren't many options for more sandwich type things on the menu.

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LO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had a squid dish that was really not great. There was a fishy ness to the squid making it seem not fresh. The dish was also quite unimaginative and one sided flavour-wise. There wasn’t anything satiating about the meal. I left quite unsatisfied.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip, cozy bungalow restaurant with amazing foodie pop-ups. Highly recommend FOG pop-up - the food was delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful spot with delicious food and drinks. Cute place to sit on the patio and great live dj- music not too loud.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a popup night (delicious seafood), so i can't comment on the usual menu, but the staff was lovely, the wine delicious, and the ambiance dreamy, especially outside beneath the tree. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! Love this place! A hidden gem! Great for a date night too!

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had been once before and found the menu very Interesting. Unfortunately, it’s seems in the meantime they have scaled back the kitchen. The cheese plate was lovely, and the meatballs were rich and delicious. However the emphasis is certainly on wine. The owner spent a good amount of time discussing the bottles they have and he clearly cares deeply about his wine list and his customers.

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NJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful staff! Loved the tacos and ceviche on the Tuesday night menu. Would go back for sure!

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CK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super memorable and romantic spot, and the burrata on the charcuterie board is a must. Definitely making this a semi local spot.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and setting. Sat outside, was comfortable and DJ was spinning good music that was not too loud. Food and wines were on point.

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TS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best, had a really great experience, great food, everyone was so nice I loved it!

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the service was great, but unfortunately the food was forgettable and way too expensive. Oysters were small and sub par as was the charcuterie plate. We were given a glass of wine that tasted stale, and sherry that was served at room temp instead of chilled. Very cute place and would reccomend only for cocktails.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing!!!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall, it was good. Food and wine selection was good. The music level was too loud. Not a place for an intimate dinner or for a nice quiet place to have a glass of wine. I think my biggest issue was when I said something about the music level. The manager gave me attitude and said this is a music centric place so too bad. For a $240 bill for 2 people, I expected better than that kind of comment to a customer. Would I come back? I don't think so when there are so many other places in Silverlake to chose from.

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JG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Beautiful spot. Great food and awesome service from Corrin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food staff and ambiance

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Melody is a hidden gem.
Barely noticeable from the street and a bit off the beaten track, but the food is fantastic, the wine list is interesting and reasonable. The food is seasonal and fresh with unique combinations and subtle touches of flavor. Scallops were outstanding and peach dessert was perfection.
The service is low key, yet friendly and pleasant.
I will certainly be back.

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LP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were cooked perfectly and tasted super fresh. The burrata and tomatoes was also a winner - some of the most flavorful tomatoes that I’ve had all season. Kale lollipops were also a winner, as was the shishto peppers - although they definitely had some heat to them. A DJ was playing great music and people were dancing which was a fun. Service was great. I’ll be back

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found Melody on a random Open Table search and I’m so glad i did. I loved the homey feel and the relaxing patio. The wine was delicious and the 5 small plates was the perfect amount for my party of two. I really enjoyed this place and highly recommend it.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place- great addition to the neighborhood!

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T
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melody was a delightful find. I discovered it on Opentable looking for reservations for a party of 3 people near Koreatown. While the location is not what you expect when you walk in you are immediately transported to an incredibly warm, modern, and stylish atmosphere. The outside/inside seating is fantastic. The food was sublime and all locally sourced. The wine selection was suburb and the servers were wonderful and modern. I love the fact that they add the service fee of 18% and share with back of house. All in all...don't sleep on Melody's. It has the recipe for a staple in restaurant in Silverlake. I will be back for brunch.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This place is a great neighborhood spot. The food is reliably delicious, the wine list is very solid, and i could hang on the patio all day. Overall a great spot for brunch or dinner.

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NH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One night, my wife and I felt like a romantic night out. We randomly chose Melody from a handful of new L.A. area restaurants. First impression: Absolutely beautiful patio! Even though Melody is in the heart of east Hollywood bordering on Silverlake, the veil of foliage surrounding the patio makes it feel worlds away. Melody is essentially a casual wine and small plates getaway - type of place where you want to order an *extra* bottle of wine just to be able to sit a while longer. The entire space is beautiful. The food is delightful and from what we understand, seasonal. We shared gruyère toast with mustard seeds, a light, flavorful scallop terrine and a delicate smoked brandade (Italian fish) “dip” (really more of a mousse.) The service was wonderful, the music playlist was light but not boring and we could easily have a quiet conversation. All-in-all… AMAZING. We will definitely be back.

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cool space. Very friendly service. Interesting menu and top quality food

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M
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool place. The music level kept changing which was a little annoying for brunch, not terrible though. Wish they had gluten free bread and decaf coffee. Would go there every day if I could. Love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!
Their “casual” French menu was superb and the restaurant was beautiful and relaxing and classy!

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DS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time here! Tried about half the menu and everything was excellent. The wine list was as promised, adventurous and delicious. Wonderful service in a perfect environment, not sure what more anyone could ask for!

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric and Paloma put a beautiful restaurant together! The vibe, the food, the wine list and cocktails exude every part of their personalities. The jams were so good, spinning only vinyl!

Must stop by!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cool design.

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OG
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined with friends on their patio on a temperate Sunday evening. Relaxed atmosphere. Attentive service. Cool vibe. Yummy food. Glad to see Virgil brightening in this way.

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G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great patio. Really creative dishes. No liquor license, so only beer options.
They automatically charge 18% gratuity regardless of party size and also charge for tap water, which was a little strange without fair warning. Really fun little spot - would try again. They also offer reservations & valet parking.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melody blends an awesome space with great food. The indoor-outdoor dining space has a relaxed vibe in what feels like a converted house. The food keeps getting better, serving a comfortable and casual yet top-notch menu that feels like it fits the space. The smoked brandade dip and scallops are both winners and not to be missed.

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NJ
Los Angeles
152 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I only say I would not recommend to a friend as there are so many options out there. Food was good and well flavored but not impressive enough to bring me/us back. Service was generally good but I did not appreciate a male staff person (manager??) moving a table umbrella covering my guest and me so as to cover other guests exposing us more to the sun without asking first or such. Also, special Sunday afternoon brunch alcoholic beverage was tasty, two for one at that hour, but heavily iced and filled halfway on glass so personally I felt the restaurant was being skimpy. The outdoor patio is good and fine and I would imagine many would find it quaint.

Thus, an overall experience for you would be fine. But for this diner, not enough to woo me back.

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K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

I love the food and the indoor/outdoor vibe, our party however was not a fan of the dj and the music was too loud and not a good vibe. FYI - this was Saturday the 9th...

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Z
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Yelp assigned only two $$, yet we had to order 2+ items each so we each spent over $40 do our food.

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o
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little adorable converted craftsman is such a gem! I'll be frequenting this cutie pie.

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming space nicely decorated good wine very nice patio food nothing different but well prepared.

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