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  • Writer's pictureMelissa McAvoy

ENTICING EATS – MELISSE One of the Finest Restaurants in the World


When you’re visiting Los Angeles and searching for an award winning culinary experience, look no further than Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica.

As you enter Melisse, you’ll notice that there are no windows, containing and focusing your senses on the culinary journey that is to follow. Melisse’s contemporary French cuisine is paired with an impressive wine list, providing an elegantly tailored experience for even the most discerning palates. Each dish tells a story of perfect, meticulous preparation that is orchestrated by an impressive service team. Each member of the service team plays a pivotal role in bringing you through a culinary story that only Melisse can tell.

My guest and I chose the coursed menu, which gave us the opportunity to choose many items to share. The following dishes were standouts on the menu:

Egg Caviar

Soft poached egg, lemon-chive crème frâiche, american osetra caviar.

Seared Foie Gras

Pachichi cherries, salted coffee, pain d’epice

Lobster Bolognese

Fresh capellini, basil, brown butter truffle froth

Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Filet

Charred leek, oxtail ravioli


A Selection of Fine Cheeses

Each dish was unique, colorful, and very flavorful. The wine selection was amazing, including a couple of particularly great finds, and our Sommelier was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.

A culinary inspiration, Melisse is not just a restaurant, but an education in what can truly be experienced by epicures and connoisseurs alike.

Melisse Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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