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1104 Wilshire Blvd. (Santa Monica)
Santa Monica, CA
(1) 310-395-0881 | www.melisse.com
HOURSTue.-Thurs.: 6:00pm-9:30pm; Fri.: 6:00pm-10:00pm; Sat.: 5:45pm-10:00pm
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE; FOUR-COURSE TASTING MENU)USD 17-45; USD 36-53; USD 105
FAMOUS PLATESTasting menu
DRINKS AND WINEFantastic wine list, including rare vintages
# OF SEATS50-100
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
This chic Santa Monica fine dining gem is refreshingly sophisticated without being stuffy. In the dining room, classic touches like fresh cut flowers, fine china, and crystal chandeliers are given a hip twist by being paired with stylish leather booths, a dynamic glass-and-steel atrium (which retracts!), and stunning contemporary art pieces. Chef Josiah Citrin’s creative Michelin-starred Cal-French menu changes with the seasons but wins plaudits year round.
Well-heeled mix of high-powered business diners, couples on a très romantic date (we spotted Warren and Annette here!), and groups of family or friends out for a special occasion.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Get dressed up: heels, a sophisticated little cocktail dress, the works. (Jackets required for men.)
GO HERE WITH
A date; friends; family; clients or colleagues
WHY WE LIKE IT
Stylish ambiance, delightful seasonal eats, and fantastic service…they get everything right. Perfect spot if you seek to impress.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The hefty price tag means we can’t come here everyday.
GOOD TO KNOW
Mélisse currently holds two Michelin stars.
Spago (Los Angeles)
Read more about Melisse in The Diary
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