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2011 TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
Mélisse

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

Mélisse
Chef Josiah Citrin
Santa Monica

Read Gayot's Restaurant Review of Mélisse

A top destination for contemporary French cuisine in Los Angeles, Mélisse offers a chic, elegant atmosphere and the artful presentations of chef-owner Josiah Citrin. Born in California to a French father and trained classically in Paris, Citrin is a weekly regular at the Santa Monica farmers market and his graceful dishes accordingly reflect a dedication to simplicity and the seasons.


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