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Melisse

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Santa Monica
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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012 (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
+1 310-395-0881
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17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:45 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the evening with United Airlines. From start to finish, this dinner experience was out of this world. Each course was wine paired with special wines from David wines. Mr and Mrs Guy Davis joined us at our table for dinner. Thank you to United Airlines, the restaurant, the chef and the winery.

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LoveLuxTravel
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We come to Melisse a couple of times a year. Against very tough competition, it remains our #1 favorite restaurant in Greater Los Angeles. Service is impeccable, food is superb, ambiance is romantic, with understated elegance. The sommelier not only knows his stuff. He even remembers what we ordered on our previous visits (or maybe it's stored on computer ...... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Every aspect of the meal was handled flawlessly. Service was attentive and knowledgeable and the sommelier truly offered interesting wines . Most important the food visually stunning with a taste profile to match. Can not wait until our next visit,

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New York
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here w/ my family. It is a lovely, serene, grown up dining. Everyone made us feel like it was a special meal & they all seemed to love working there & were excited about the food. It is sophisticated dining for sure, lots of interesting choices, tasting menus if you want, game & truffle... More 

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Claremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pricey yes menu is a price fixed different choices Food was 4 stars presentation 5 stars and the service is 5 stars Noise level was high 3 stars for that Over alll still 5 stars excepts your own wine worth it if you have an expensive Cabernet Even if the corkage is$50 Great for special occasions

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I, celebrating our wedding anniversary, opted for the four course menu. In the context of the very high price of this restaurant and the esteem it is given, I'd argue that the experience was mixed. Generally the food was excellent, as would be expected. The lobster bolognaise was incredible - the stand out dish. There were some... More 

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Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We planned a special night out from Australia and they accepted our booking from overseas The staff were great Food was amazing. 10 course degustation with matching wines (They were all French) were available. We chose to have American wines instead and they complimented the food beautifully. Pricey but worth it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Food was really good....we went for 10 course tasting menu with paired wine...all in cost $800 including tip. French food is really rich and felt a bit stuffed by the end but worth the full feeling as the food is top. I'm a strict veggie and they were very accommodating so would recommend for veggies. Only critic i have is... More 

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Yacht Magic
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I am a chef and typically not very judgemental when enjoying a fine dining experience ....I love to see how different chefs and their crew do things! What does bother me is overpriced, mediocre food presented by a condescending waitstaff that does not even consider that the guests might have some knowledge of food. Funny though, after the staffs' very... More 

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San Marino, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had dinner here last Saturday from 6-11 pm. It was 5 hours of pure pleasure. We had the 10 course dinner $185 but add $85 and upgraded to White truffle . Every dish was simply amazing... You have to try it for yourself to understand . Words simply can not do justice. We also have 2 bottles of wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
    (11th Street and Wilshire Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-395-0881

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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