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Chef Melba's Bistro

1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
+1 310-376-2084
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We chose Melbas after combing through reviews for place not too far from LAX. We are laying over in LA, and heading out tomorrow morning. After eating here, I'm having a very hard time understanding the rave reviews. I love to promote neighbourhood places, and...More

Thank EMC1023
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Small restaurant with an open-view kitchen. The menu offers lovely preparations of locally sourced ingredients, including amazingly fresh fish. The choice of wines is wide and interesting. The service is very attentive and the Chef is ready to accommodate special dietary requests (everything is prepared...More

Thank Emanuela C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just love the place, its local and us locals love the service, kitchen and especially the food. Don't come here and be demanding, or showy, it's a place to relax and enjoy the South Bay! Wine good too! Chef Melba has created a gem!

Thank y2k1
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal! A gem in Hermosa Beach. Melba is almost always there in the kitchen. The kitchen is exposed for all to watch the beauty of the meal being created. We only live down the street but this experience is such a treat we relish...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

IMHO it is a false economy for restaurants to skimp on wait staff and that is what we experienced last night at Chef Melba. It wasn't a great start when, despite the restaurant being 2/3 empty, we were directed to a boxy little table in...More

1  Thank Pppeta
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was our second visit to Chef Melba's in Hermosa Beach. Our first visit (Jan 2014) was absolutely perfect. My then fiancé (now wife) and I were amazed at the size of the scallops, and Chef Melba prepared a special dessert to acknowledge our engagement....More

Thank mikefedockfriends
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were just walking by and saw this little jewel......it's small and a little noisy (as all Hermosa Beach cafes are) but the food was incredibly tasty...my lady had sole and I had the pork chop.. we agreed it was the best tasting food we...More

Thank 11moose
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a one room restaurant that can get loud if you are not in a corner. However, I would go again and again and again. Delicious food and perfectly prepared. This Chef knows how to cook seafood. The salads and appetizers were perfection as...More

Thank tjbeaches
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It's two years since we last visited. The food is just as good, the service is just as good, and the music is still too loud. A good meal with good wine and good conversation should be a perfect evening. The music tracks were ggreat...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Seriously impressive Ms Melba. Our eagerly awaited return to HB and Chef Melba's did not disappoint. 4 of us had very different entrees. My Thai Cocunut broth with seafood was fragrant with lemongrass and perfectly balanced. Sole in almond crust; paella and 18 oz steak...More

Thank Lpofbrisbane
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
    (15th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-2084
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