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To make a reservation at Mélisse, call the restaurant directly. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star California restaurant is open for dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays, and it can accommodate groups and private events as well. The clean lines and contemporary feel of Mélisse, combined with soft accents and a wood-burning fireplace, create a cozy and romantic ambience — perfect for a celebration. But Mélisse should not be just an once-in-a-lifetime experience. You may have tried the restaurant’s signature lobster Bolognese with fresh cappelini, black truffles and basil, but there is always a new dish to explore. Chef and owner Josiah Citrin frequents the weekly farmers’ market in Santa Monica to personally hand-select produce that is reflected in the ever-changing seasonal menu.