Located in Santa Monica, Melisse combines the sophistication of traditional French cuisine with contemporary American sensibilities, resulting in a truly elegant experience. The two-star Michelin rated restaurant features a menu reflecting seasonal and specialty items carefully selected and intricately prepared by Chef Josiah Citrin and his skilled kitchen staff. The Truffle Risotto carnaroli rice, mascarpone and shaved black truffles and the Broccoli & Quail Egg Agnolotti, young broccoli, brown butter and shaved black truffles are popular with guests. Dessert selections include Sticky Toffee Pudding and a classic Apple Tart. For an experience in refined French American cuisine, Melisse in Santa Monica is the vanguard.



Restaurant Info

  • Address: 1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90401
  • Cross Street: 11th Street
  • Location: Beverly Hills & Westside | Santa Monica
  • Cuisine: American | French |
  • Cost: $$$ | Moderate | $50 - $75
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (310)395-0881

Business Hours

Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.


  • Full Bar
  • Catering Services
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Room
  • Tasting Menu
  • Winning Wine List
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Valet Parking
  • Personal Wines Allowed
  • Lounge / Bar


  • Romantic Dining
  • Dining Alone
  • Meet for a Drink
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

The restaurant offers only 2 seating times on Saturdays at 6:45pm or 9pm so that is why 8pm is not available.


Restaurant Address: 1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90401

User Reviews

Melisse was wonderful  

We had a lovely experience, The food was Delicious. If you are going to have the Chef's taster... Have a big appetite.


So I ate at Melisse about, 2 months ago and it was fantastic! On Wednesday there is a deal going on on ($50 for $100 at Melisse) that I’m really excited for – I love a good deal at a restaurant that I had a good experience with.

Great French Cuisine  

Ordered the tasting menu and there's plenty of option for our courses. Chef gave us a small starter excluded from the menu and it was very delicious. Onion soup lover should order their "sweet onion-parmesan soup", it was gorgeous! Also the foie gras was delicious, too!! I would go back to Melisse again in the future!

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