Find in
United States > California > Santa Monica > Restaurants in Santa Monica > Melisse


Category: Contemporary + French

1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90049


Map of Melisse and recommended places nearby
1. Border Grill
2. Drago
3. Jiraffe
4. Ocean Avenue Seafood
5. Rockenwagner Restaurant
6. The Lobster
7. Michael's
8. Ivy at the Shore
9. Bravo Cucina
10. Broadway Deli
Show more restaurants
Melisse - Reviews from across the web

review of melisse - santa monica, ca, 90401-2012 - los angeles citysearch
i went here for my anniversary after spago had lost my reservation. what a fortuitous accident. when we walked in, they had our table set with two tiny, delicate gold boxes - inside, homemade truffles - and a c...

the new york times > travel > los angeles guide > restaurant details
in a city where informality reigns, this is one of l.as more dressy--but not stuffy--restaurants. a crystal chandelier hangs in the dining room, above well-spaced tables topped with flowers and limoges china. the garden room loosens up with a stone fou...

melisse - santa monica, ca, 90401-2012 - los angeles citysearch
between the dark green-suited waiters and the hosts, the staffs food knowledge is staggering. perhaps this is because chef josiah citrin makes frequent appearances in the dining room to chat. every meal is carefully administered and adroitly explained--equally welcome if youre a couple seeking roman...

melisse - santa monica, ca, 90401-2012 - los angeles citysearch
wilshire blvd santa monica, ca the scenebetween the dark green-suited waiters and the hosts, the staffs food knowledge is staggering. perhaps this is because chef josiah citrin makes frequent appearances in the dining room to chat. every meal is carefully administered and adroitly explained--equally...

la magazine | # | directories::restaurants
lunchwed. fri.; dinnernightly. the tariff is steep at josiah citrins foodie mecca, but the cuisine is exquisite: mandarin tomato soup with goat cheese sweet garlic flan, mille-feuille of ahi tartare with fennel sauce and tapenade, wild king salmon with lima bean puree, ...

melisse offers a formal and...
melisse offers a formal and elegant dining experience in a friendly and comfortable environment. the garden room with a retractable glass ceiling offers dining under the stars and is the perfect setti...

Melisse Restaurant - Santa Monica Restaurant - Rated Top Food in Los Angeles by Zagat Guide
"I never thought Michelin would be coming to L.A., says Mélisse chef-owner Josiah Citrin, who received one of the only three two-star ratings. Of course, I am very happy about two stars. This isn't just L.A. two stars; this is two stars across the world. Americans might not know how hard it is ...

Private Party in The Garden Room at Mélisse Restaurant in Santa Monica
Three and Four Course Menus are available for parties in The Olivia Room. Structured to accommodate your guests, all menus are selected by the Client from items featured on our current menus. Seasonal items are subject to chan...

Mobil Travel Guide: Melisse Santa Monica CA
Classic French technique is the basis for the creative contemporary American menu at Melisse, an elegant, Provencal-style dining room. Warmed with fresh flower arrangements and paintings of rural French landscapes, the room at Melisse is lovely and intimate with tabletops set with fine linens and be...

Melisse, Santa Monica - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor
A restaurant that looks understated in it's appearance, has a v small bar area, but what lies beneath is truely one of the best in LA. We couldn't fault a single facet of this restaurant. The service was amazing, attentitive, friendly, but def not rushed in traditional American style. The Sommeliers...

Melisse, Santa Monica, CA : Reviews of Melisse - Yahoo! Travel
Melisse offers a formal and elegant dining experience in a friendly and comfortable environment. The Garden Room with a retractable glass ceiling offers dining u...

Melisse Santa Monica California Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2006 Gayot
Owner-chef Josiah Citrin’s roots are in the seaside city where he founded this French Contemporary restaurant in 1999, the culmination of his time spent training in Paris, stints stateside with influential chefs, and the opening of JiRaffe with partner Raphael Lunetta. Come here expecting the ...

Melisse - Santa Monica
Duo of Nova Scotia Diver Scallops,Seared with Cucumber, Celery and Ponzu Froth, Ceviche with Lime Emulsion and Ginger Ge...

Melisse in Santa Monica - Los Angeles Area - Chowhound
I found some dishes superb where the dish was better than the sum of its parts. Others are poor combinations. At those prices there should be no misses. Since 2 well respected members of this group find everything excellent, it must be just a personal incompatibility. I can live with that. I have en...

Melisse Restaurant - Santa Monica - Santa Monica, CA
In the restaurant's defense, Josiah Citrin was not working the kitchen the night we went. Overall, I think Melisse has lost a step since I went a few years back. The place is really for old people and just a bit boring for LA. I would only recommend it for a romantic evening. The service was poo...

Josiah Citron - Melisse - Santa Monica Chef - Travels in Taste
Its location is what makes Santa Monica worth cooking for, according to Chef Citrin, who suggests that a restaurant's geography can truly impact its success. It's the same old 'location, location, location,' he says. You never know what is going to do great. Sometimes you find a place in a good loca...

Mélisse | Chef Josiah Citrin's French restaurant in Santa Monica, California
"Mélisse has become a serious French restaurant, where Citrin showcases his talent for successfully molding unlikely combinations of flavor an...

Couple accosted on their anniversary at Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica by Chef/Owner josiah Citrin - Discussions - Zagat Survey
Customers accosted by Melisse chef/owner Josiah Citrin On January 16th, 2008 my husband and I were dining at Melisse restaurant and little did we know what we were in store for. We started out by having a lovely evening, sipping some wine, enjoying the ambiance and studying the expansive menu. We or...

Melisse Restaurant
Located in Santa Monica, Melisse combines the sophistication of traditional French cuisine with contemporary American sensibilities, resulting in a truly extraordinary experience. The menus reflect seasonal and specialty items, carefully selected and intricately prepared by Chef Josiah Citrin and hi...

You might also consider

> Restaurants nearby

Border Grill



Chinois on Main

Ocean Avenue Seafood

Show more restaurants

> Attractions nearby

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Beach

California Heritage Museum

Bruce Kapson Gallery

Show more attractions

> Hotels nearby

Shutters on the Beach

Le Merigot - A JW Marriott Hotel and Spa

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica

The Viceroy

Show more hotels

Forgot your password?

member image