We enjoyed our meal and will be back. Service was excellent. Pleasant acoustic guitar music. A well trained chef with skills that truly show through in her food and the character of her restaurant.
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Dined here based on other TA reviews for the wife's birthday. Enjoyed the grilled Romaine and an heirloom tomato/watermelon salad. A blackened redfish entree was also excellent but the house "specialty" fish stew was presented with some of the "fishiest" tasting fish I have ever...More
Second year in a row going to this restaurant. We actually plan our vacation around their "vacation closing" just so we can dine here. We arrived in Sanibel August 29th (my birthday) and had dinner here that night. I had smoked beef tenderloin with truffle...More
I normally go to Sanibel in the winter and was amazed at how uncrowded everything was in the summer. I loved being able to walk into a restaurant. While our server was not slammed it gave her the opportunity to be extra amazing. She was...More
Have come to Melissa's twice this trip. Both times excellent . Quiet, subdued and great food. We had lamb loin with mushroom risotto. Perfectly cooked and well flavored. We can highly recommend. The surprise of the evening was the after dinner rosemary grapefruit sorbet. Wow....More
We have visited here every year since the restaurant opened, and it has yet to disappoint. Always an interesting array of options. We particularly appreciate the half-plate options. Absolutely wonderful flavors served in equally attractive ways. That one eats first with one's eyes is not...More
Exceptional cuisine and service. The setting is very private and enjoyable. One of my favorite high end establishments on the island.
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner here last week. Sweet Melissa's was recommended to us by some friends who live on the island. Reservations are a must. Our server JT did a fantastic job describing the dishes and timing the food and drinks. We started...More
Meal was excellent. Love mussels and here one gets a plate full of them. Service was great. A place one can always depend on getting a good meal.