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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
+1 310-395-0881
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2012
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Melisse is planning to close in — well, is it December, or ‘end of the year’, or now ‘in March’. They’re closing “for renovations” but not sure if they’re going to be back in the same location, or somewhere else. Huh? Meanwhile, back at the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank South_Pasadena_1
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Melisse is a restaurant that sticks with you long after you have finished your last bite there. My last bite here actually occurred June 2016. To this day the meal is one of the top 5 restaurant experiences of my life. The moody atmosphere, refined...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Excellent restaurant with multiple tasting menu options, professional but not stuffy service. The food from start to finish was oustanding. Extensive but expensive wine list. overall great service and wonderful food,expensive but worth the cost for special occasions,

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank snillor
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Ordered the 4 course w bottle of rose. The egg unfortunately overhyped and could’ve done without. The soufflé fell flat for me. This was probably one of the places in LA that we felt was comparable to Spanish Michelin starred restaurants. Return? Possibly. Pricey? Yes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank IV15
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal immensely - it was a combination of the relaxed, friendly but attentive service & the calm, pleasant room. Being familiar with fine dining in NY, London & France, I found this LA restaurant more relaxed in atmosphere which by no means...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank AlastairCookieNYC
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

In our view ticks all the boxes for high end restaurant. Great menu service and wine list in nice setting. Fully booked when went there on Wednesday night

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Went back for biz dinner. Thank God not on my credit card. Still over-priced and after a 20% tip, they still have the nerve to add 3% without your consent.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank lawyercef
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The right place to celebrate important occasions. The amazing creativity of the chef and his crew is outstanding. We enjoyed every amuse-bouche, every appetizer and entree. The service is outstanding as well.We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tcclemwil
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We had our Valentine’s Day dinner here. The room was setup well with ample space between tables, allowing all couples to feel special and not crowded. Our server forgot our amuse bouche but served it between the second and third course, after we asked about...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jrryo
Reviewed February 4, 2018

I was travelling to Santa Monica for business, and my trip coincided with my birthday. I wanted to treat myself to a nice dinner. I ended up enjoying the most incredible dining experience I've ever had! The restaurant is elegant without feeling stuffy. The service...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
Ronjill, This is an excellent restaurant to celebrate your wife’s birthday. You must make reservations in advance. They will need a cc to hold you reservation. They have different tasting menus and wine pairing too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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