1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.024522 -118.491570
Tuesday - Thursday: 6pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 5:45pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Mid-City
One of LA's best restaurants – Absolutely wonderful. Melisse is civilized, classy but low-key, and all about the food. This is not a "scene" restaurant. You come here and let your wallet be emptied because the food is some of the best in southern California.
If you truly appreciate fine dining, noveau French-style, you must try Melisse. Order the carte blanche, where the chef decides the entire meal for you and even the wait staff doesn't know what it will be. (It sounds gimmicky but it's not). Last night, we had the $200/person truffle menu, and it was superb and worth every penny.
Not Worth The Money – The service was so-so. The food was good. The prices were astoundingly high. The portions were the smallest I've ever seen. Avoid the appetizers and soups which are particularly overpriced for what you get. We had a risotto dish which was served on a flat plate, and the risotto arranged in a line about two inches long. Your wallet will be empty when you leave, but then so will your stomach. I felt like an idiot for eating here. It's rip-off city.
delicious – Melisse is our favorite restaurant in LA. Impeccable food and service. Expensive, but worth the money for that special occassion. It is downright awesome
food fantasy – Top notch. World class fine dining experience. Josiah has brought a whole new level of dining to Los Angeles. All the little extra touches are memorable as is the impeccable,sharp service from the pleasant staff. I couldn't think of one area that needed improvement. Can't wait to come back for the chefs carte blanch menu.
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