About Josiah Citrin

Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’s gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica, California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Dog House at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.


  • Two Stars
    Michelin Guide
  • Nominee for Outstanding Restaurant
    James Beard Foundation
  • #1 American-French Restaurant
    Zagat Survey
  • Top 40 US Restaurants
  • Five Stars
    Forbes Travel Guide
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

My Restaurants

  • Mélisse
    1104 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"21 Day Aged Liberty Duck, Young Turnips, Sauce a l’Orange on our Valentine’s Day menu. We will be open on Sunday, February 11, to celebrate in addition to tonight the 9th, Saturday the 10th, Tuesday the 13th, and February 14th. (310)395-0881 or Melisse.com for reservations #inpursuitofexcellence #michelinstars #valentinesday"
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From My Menu