A consistent favorite of locals and food critics, Mélisse garnered Zagat's #1 Rating for Top Food and Winning Wine List in the Los Angeles area for 2006. Melisse's Contemporary American Cuisine takes top honors under the direction of noted Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin. His cooking is based on classical French technique, using new and innovative ingredients and methods. Well known for its high quality of food and service, Mélisse is perfect for parties and special events.
The Burgundy Room-an ideal environment for private dining, seating up to 16, elegantly decorated in muted tones of rich burgundy, and featuring a wood-burning fireplace.
The Olivia Room-featuring a spectacular retractable glass ceiling, tile floors and wood-paneled glass doors that enclose it completely off the main dining room. Accommodates up to 50 guests.
Mélisse-The Restaurant-available for special events and private affairs for lunch or dinner, accommodating up to 125 guests.
Our menus reflect seasonal and specialty items, carefully selected and intricately prepared. We are a Mobil Travel Guide 4 Star recipient five years running, and we are proud to have earned the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence.
We invite you to visit Mélisse and Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin, and allow us to provide your special event or party with Santa Monica's most exclusive restaurant experience. Reservations are required for all special events. Please call the Special Events Department.