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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (5 reviews)
“butterfish” (4 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3545
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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

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 18 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 2 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
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We chose Melbas after combing through reviews for place not too far from LAX. We are laying over in LA, and heading out tomorrow morning. After eating here, I'm having a very hard time understanding the rave reviews. I love to promote neighbourhood places, and...More

1  Thank EMC1023
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Small restaurant with an open-view kitchen. The menu offers lovely preparations of locally sourced ingredients, including amazingly fresh fish. The choice of wines is wide and interesting. The service is very attentive and the Chef is ready to accommodate special dietary requests (everything is prepared...More

Thank Emanuela C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just love the place, its local and us locals love the service, kitchen and especially the food. Don't come here and be demanding, or showy, it's a place to relax and enjoy the South Bay! Wine good too! Chef Melba has created a gem!

Thank y2k1
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal! A gem in Hermosa Beach. Melba is almost always there in the kitchen. The kitchen is exposed for all to watch the beauty of the meal being created. We only live down the street but this experience is such a treat we relish...More

Thank Susan M
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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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