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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
Closed now
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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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224 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No chef hello- no crazy scene - no ridiculous bar mixologist - no bs So why visit - Excellent staff who cares about your experience Excellent food presented in a way you remember the flavor not just how it looks on the plate Wine service is world class Yes guy savoy comes to greet but his food is mass produced... More 

Thank Ask2416
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Experience to Remember. The food was not only Delicious but so Beautiful! There were some courses that were bold and some that were light. The many different flavors, smells and the beauty of how it was all put together made for an Dining Experience that will never be forgotten. Staff was incredible and the Chef even came out to... More 

Thank Molly W
Calabasas, California
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Clearly the best restaurant in all of Los Angeles. Every experience is unrivaled. A variety of prix fixe menus with additional special menus such as for Valentine's Day. From the amuse bouche to the appetizers to the entrees, each dish is a surprise with unique combinations and presentations. Service is magnificent without being ostentatious although prices are commensurate with the... More 

Thank lasereyesdoc
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Each course was better than the one before. Great wine list. Knowledgeable and attentive servers. Fantastic food!

Thank ValleyFor
Snoqualmie, Washington
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468 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were here with a good sized group and they did a fantastic job. I was not crazy about the amuse bouche- some foam concoction that none of us figured out- but we were flying high after that. A terrific chestnut soup, a perfectly done flat iron steak( the portion was fine for me but I think some men might... More 

Thank couplessPS
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I was vastly impressed by Mélisse in my last visit. The attention to detail was immense and the level of service was spot on. A proper tasting menu at its finest, each dish seemed to be perfectly balanced in taste and size - neither overly complicated nor pretentiously reductive. The highlights for me were the razor clams and the icelandic... More 

Thank TBrinded
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We took our daughter and her partner to Melisse when we visited california last month.The restaurant is beautifully decorated , service was unobtrusive and professional and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed it and they were helpful about food allergies. the restaurant is expensive but worth every penny

Thank Shirley H
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

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Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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 

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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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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