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2018 Top 10 Special Occasion Restaurants
in Los Angeles Area

The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Melisse is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Special Occasion Restaurants in LA

Whether it's an anniversary dinner, graduation brunch, birthday or family reunion meal, special occasions call for special restaurants. Sure, it might turn out to be pricey, but these memorable meals don't come around very often. These top 10 Los Angeles restaurants all have the goods — food, service, ambience — to make sure your next occasion is an affair to remember.


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