This chic restaurant serving up contemporary French cuisine is located in Santa Monica, California, at 1104 Wilshire Blvd. The clean lines and contemporary feel of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, combined with soft accents, a wood-burning fireplace and intimate private rooms, create a cozy and romantic ambience. Chef and owner Josiah Citrin is the mastermind behind Mélisse’s remarkable dishes like lobster Bolognese with fresh cappelini, black truffles and basil and prime rib eye with braised beef cheeks. Citrin is a daily presence in Mélisse’s kitchen, and his seasonal menu is inspired by the freshest available ingredients. Citrin frequents the weekly farmers’ market in Santa Monica to personally hand-select produce that is reflected in the ever-changing menu.