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About Sea Change at Chez Melange

Sea Change at Chez Melange is the umbrella of our 3 distinct areas under one roof

Sea Change 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, Open 7 Nights a week from 4.00pm Brunch on Sundays from 9.30am

Oyster Bar 150,A hidden oyster/raw/cocktail and wine bar.Open 5 Nights a week from 4.30pm Closed Monday and Tuesday

1611 South Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Pub

Hours of Operation:
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

Bouzy- our gastropub- is open 7 days/wk with Happy Hour everyday (4-6pm)
Sunday- Thursday: 4:00- 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

Oyster Bar 150- our back bar- is open
Wednesday - 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


Cross Street:
Avenue I

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 540-1222

Website:
http://www.chezmelange.com/

Entertainment:
A couple Wednesdays a month Bouzy has live music to support a variety of local bands. Sea Change at Chez Melange may offer live music for brunch.

Call the restaurant to confirm entertainment details.

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.

Parking Details:
Chez Melange offers valet to make your parking plans easier on Thursday ,Friday, Saturday. There is also ample street parking in the Riviera Village, and over two hundred spaces available in our underground parking facility.

Executive Chef:
Michael Robertson

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.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Franks: (310) 316-1566

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Sea Change at Chez Melange hosts monthy wine dinners. Please call 310-540-1222 for information and to make a reservation.

Newly added: beer dinners. Reservations for our beer dinners or BBQs can be made via the telephone or purchased through Eventbrite.

Sea Change at Chez Melange Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

A wonderful dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day . I love the array of seafood choices . Dr’s orders no more meat . My new go to

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentines evening -well done. The food was delicious. My girlfriend thought I was brilliant for picking Sea Change

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lively dinner . The waiter made our evening. Very knowledgeable . Food sensational

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The best experience in the South Bay - great food -great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Seafood at its best . My wife and I love what they have done . Bright and exciting. Cool oyster bar

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The new Sea Change restaurant is an amazing concept. Fresh seafood and vegetables locally sourced in stellar menu selections make for an incredible dinning experience. Very well done Chez!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love the Sea Change . Great choices, the opah, octopus, cauliflower all good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Another great experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Noisy table in the corner or restaurant. So we moved to bar.

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vip
 (Hong Kong)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Really enjoyed the new seafood menu at Chez Melange’s Sea Change. Great seafood appetizers including the Lobster Roll we shared. The Scallops, Opa & Cod we shared were all excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best restaurant in the South Bay area. Classic and original, at once. I love this place. Great service, great owners, great food.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was disappointed that the menu on Open Table showed they had escargots and some french cuisine. I was especially craving for Rack of lamb. Unfortunately, they had changed the menu and offered more seafood. The oysters were good though and we loved our waitress and the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice menu for New Years Eve.
Highlights were the Foie Gras, and the roasted quail!
Very generous portions.

Chez Melange and Bouzy are among our favorite restaurants. The menu changes nearly every day!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent NYE dinner. The pre-fixe menu had excellent choices and the food was delicious. The cocktails are always a healthy pour.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great restaurant, great service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

love, love, love! Jazz brunch is our favorite! Wonderful food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always reliable after all these years. Have changed to emphasis on fish prepared with their usual creativity. Still have some of old favorites.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our evening at Chez Melange was wonderful. We met with some friends we had not seen in a while. We asked for a quiet table, and receive one. We had excellent service, the food was great, the wine was nicely paired with our meals, and we had a very satisfying carrot cake for desert!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Chez Melange is several restaurants in one- and my favorite spot in the South Bay. There is Bouzy pub in the front and Sea Change, the more formal seafood dining in the back. The back bar is also a cozy little spot for cocktails or smaller bites. We ate at Sea Change and we’re treated like royalty by our favorite waiter Gary! I had the monkfish which was buttery and delicious with basmati rice. The menu changes constantly and there is always something new and interesting. The deserts were superb and I can’t wait to go back. Owner Michael is always working hard and greeting his guests. With an owner on premises- it shows great attention to detail. Drew is our favorite bar tender and the whole team is outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great service, delicious food and nice atmosphere for our small business holiday dinner. A little loud but we were seated next to bar area. Still able to have a conversation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food here is always delicious and the service impeccable! It can be a little noisy but this only contributes to the fun and exuberant atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience. Fantastic food. Superb service. Michael and Robert are always evolving to create state of the art cuisine. At fair prices. Mangia

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful evening, except we over-ordered from happy hour menu!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

See the change at Sea Change! Formally Chez Melange, Sea Change has made good seafood at affordable prices available in Riviera Village. Finally a place to go for oysters, octopus and a large selection of beautiful fish prepared in an assortment of different cuisines.

Hooray for Sea Change! And of course Bouzy is a must go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Another great experience - best seafood in the South Bay - pretty busy

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best seafood in the South Bay - love the atmosphere. Went and ate appetizers at the oyster bar and then dinner at Sea Change. Great evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Franks and Bell have done it again with a marvelous reboot to a predominantly seafood menu. Fish was done perfectly. Swordfish, sole and zarzuela highly recommended. Chez Melange lives!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The day after Thanksgiving and the restaurant totally was together - love so many seafood options - great preparations . Seafood stew, John Dory, octopus, oysters all great

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