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TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Mélisse

Josiah Citrin of Mélisse in Santa Monica A dining room at Mélisse in Santa Monica

Mélisse
Santa Monica

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Chef-owner Josiah Citrin's Mélisse captures the essence of Southern California in ultra-fresh and graceful preparations and a chic dining room dotted with modern touches. Citrin laid his foundation with classical French training, and his sound cooking philosophy sides with simplicity, not science. For Citrin, it's all about preserving the integrity of the best products and working with them at their peak.


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