Mélisse

French Fine Dining

  • 96
  • 2015 Best French
  • 2015 Best Wine List
Overview

This elegant, two-Michelin starred Santa Monica mainstay is LA’s quintessential special occasion restaurant, featuring chef Josiah Citrin’s season-driven French-New American fare along with an award-winning world class wine list.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“Mélisse has distinguished itself as the sole top-end French gastronomic experience in Los Angeles.” – Gayot

“The dishes are artfully presented and innovative but not overly intellectual, and ingredients are always fresh, as [chef Josiah] Citrin takes advantage of southern California’s year-round growing season and frequents local farmers’ markets to find the best produce to soothe those Westside foodies’ ravenous appetites. Five stars.” – Forbes Travel Guide

“Mélisse remains one of the few special-occasion restaurants that feels truly special.” – LA Weekly

From the Chef

“My vision has always been to have a celebratory restaurant where people go to create a memory. We provide a service to make them feel like kings and queens, like it’s the best evening of their lives. It’s an experience that lasts forever.” – Chef Josiah Citrin

Ambience

Modern, elegant, and chic, the setting is a fitting backdrop for the flourish-filled presentations of haute menu offerings, attracting neighborhood diners and distinguished celebrities alike.

On the Side

Mélisse is named after an aromatic, calming Mediterranean herb also known as lemon balm.

ACCOLADES

  • Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2014, 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • Top 10 Best LA Restaurants 2015 — Gayot
  • Two Michelin stars 2014
  • Five stars from Forbes Travel Guide 2013
  • 50 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles 2014 – Zagat
  • 75 Best Restaurants 2014 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Essential 99 Restaurants 2014 — LA Weekly
  • Top 100 Restaurants in the World 2013 — Elite Traveler
  • Zagat rating of 4.8 out of 5

Menu for Mélisse

1104 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (310) 395-0881
  • Private Dining Room: Yes