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2006
TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

Josiah Citrin
MÉLISSE
Santa Monica

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Owner-chef Josiah Citrin’s roots are in the seaside city where he founded this French Contemporary restaurant in 1999, the culmination of his time spent training in Paris, stints stateside with influential chefs, and the opening of JiRaffe with partner Raphael Lunetta. Come here expecting the best products transformed with a classic hand and served in an elegant room befitting the cuisine.

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