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Chez Mélange

1611 S. Catalina Ave. (Avenue H) Send to Phone
310-540-1222 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA

Chez Mélange Restaurant Review

: In 1982, restaurateur Michael Franks joined forces with chef-partner Robert Bell, invading the laid-back South Bay city of Redondo Beach with an innovative brand of nouvelle cuisine adjoining the nondescript Palos Verdes Inn. Now the restaurant is enjoying smart digs a few miles away, featuring a contemporary dining room and a more casual gastropub named Bouzy. Well worth a drive from anywhere in L.A., Chez Mélange continues to be a thriving South Bay institution, and the founding duo is working harder than ever. The menu is indeed a mélange, and focuses on local, seasonal ingredients featuring a good mix of salads, pastas and other Cal-Med-Asian specialties. You might begin with housemade chicken liver paté before moving on to pork schnitzel. To drink, there’s an eclectic, carefully constructed wine list. The dining room is a contemporary setting with colorful modern art punctuating soothing earth tones, while a sleek lounge features a wall of candles. At convivial Bouzy, named after a village in the Champagne region, folks concentrate on unpretentious burgers and truffle Parmesan fries in a festive space clad in brick and illuminated by Edison lights, or on the gastropub’s laid-back patio.

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