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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
+1 310-395-0881
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:45 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I take my girlfriend out for her birthday to Melisse weeks ago. The ambiance was ok and the food, was on the very smaller portion side but still very tasty, The "bad taste in my mouth" that lingers to today is how can a bill for two at the minimum $300 also have added on a 3% to "help"... More 

Thank lawyercef
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a prize for everyone who enters, even with all the hot new restaurants popping up around it. Chef Josiah Citrin and his kitchen staff consistently serve up some of the best fine dining in all of L.A.. So if you've got the company card, or you've saved up for that special/romantic dinner, or maybe you can just... More 

Thank Tim B
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

World class fine-dining. Deserves 3 Michelin Stars. Get the 10 or the Carte Blanche menu. Wine pairings too. Staggeringly-good food. When I see other restaurants being lauded on this site - it makes me not want to ever come back here for a reference. Ridiculous that anybody with a laptop can be a reviewer. This restaurant is terrific. Best in... More 

Thank ribb0naire
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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630 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came with friends in this noisy place which is supposed to be a must but plates are not so good very small and very very expensive please chose an other place beurre regrets

Thank Pat V
Orange, California
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167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We sat in our table and found a "Happy Anniversary" card with 2 small gift boxes that had truffles in it, way to make us feel special! Until you look around and noticed everyone else got it too because they're also celebrating a special occasion lol. Then began our 2.5-hr experience where we got to appreciate artistic food and be... More 

Thank Sivi811
Los Angeles, California
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We booked the evening with United Airlines. From start to finish, this dinner experience was out of this world. Each course was wine paired with special wines from David wines. Mr and Mrs Guy Davis joined us at our table for dinner. Thank you to United Airlines, the restaurant, the chef and the winery.

Thank xxtrasafe
Level Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We come to Melisse a couple of times a year. Against very tough competition, it remains our #1 favorite restaurant in Greater Los Angeles. Service is impeccable, food is superb, ambiance is romantic, with understated elegance. The sommelier not only knows his stuff. He even remembers what we ordered on our previous visits (or maybe it's stored on computer ...... More 

Thank LoveLuxTravel
Brookline, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Every aspect of the meal was handled flawlessly. Service was attentive and knowledgeable and the sommelier truly offered interesting wines . Most important the food visually stunning with a taste profile to match. Can not wait until our next visit,

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New York
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here w/ my family. It is a lovely, serene, grown up dining. Everyone made us feel like it was a special meal & they all seemed to love working there & were excited about the food. It is sophisticated dining for sure, lots of interesting choices, tasting menus if you want, game & truffle... More 

Thank allisong205
Claremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pricey yes menu is a price fixed different choices Food was 4 stars presentation 5 stars and the service is 5 stars Noise level was high 3 stars for that Over alll still 5 stars excepts your own wine worth it if you have an expensive Cabernet Even if the corkage is$50 Great for special occasions

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:00
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
    (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-0881

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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