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Chef Melba's Bistro

1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
+1 310-376-2084
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfish” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“petrale sole” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The effort they put forward both in the kitchen and in the wait staff is commendable. The dishes are very unique and I have never seen or experienced any one of them except he chocolate box for desert, which was done very well here. We...More

Thank larryKitty8933
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

When my sisters visited recently, we were most pleased with our experience at Chef Melba’s—including a chat with the chef herself. Each of the three of us chose different fish entrees—Petrale sole with a crust of almonds topped with large capers (and served with most...More

Thank N420YRbarbarak
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I don't mind paying a little extra for a deliciously prepared meal. But it still has to be in an enjoyable environment. This place was horrible. The server was totally inept, He more than once came back without the drinks we ordered. He did not...More

1  Thank berniek1949
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Chef Melba continues to serve truly outstanding dishes. We enjoyed two excellent fish entrees on February 7th for out 36th anniversary. We've enjoyed the restaurant for many years now, and we've decided to visit it more often. The wait staff is always extraordinary too. Kudos...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We have dined her several times during previous visits to Hermosa Beach. This time things seem to have slipped somewhat. The fish dish was watery and bland and every thing was lacking in flavour. Service was slower than previously and some of the staff were...More

2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Loud, bright, filled with people sitting closely together at tables with little space between them. Sound like a problem? If you thought this, you would be WRONG. Add the festive atmosphere, the brilliant and attentive wait staff, and an array of food offerings that make...More

Thank Primo54
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I heard good things about chef Melba so we decided to take our good friends one evening a few months ago and it was a biggest mistake! We came in around 9pm and asked if they were still open knowing that when...More

Thank stephanie101517
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A five star casual gourmet restaurant near the center of Hermosa Beach. Each course was artfully prepared and wonderfully flavored. We were a family of five so each of us chose a different entree. All of the seafood was perfectly cooked. The starters and salads...More

Thank psalamon
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing meal. Wild mushrooms were really good with a kick of space from the Mexican pepper. Maybe the star of the meal was the egg plant plate, which had some kale with a wonderful balsamic, roasted pears, candied walnuts, goat cheese, eggplant, and...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Chef Melba's is a fantastic place for dinner. The food is outstanding, and always fresh. The windows make the restaurant feel bigger.

Thank Richard K
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
    (15th street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-2084
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