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.
“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
“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
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.
Mélisse is named after an aromatic, calming Mediterranean herb also known as lemon balm.
1104 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401