Josiah Citrin

Josiah Citrin

Los Angeles

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.

My Venues

  • Mélisse
    1104 Wilshire Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA


  • 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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

The Mac N’ Cheese from Dave’s
"The Mac N’ Cheese from Dave’s Doghouse with Yellow Mustard, Bacon Bits, Onion, and Three Cheese Mac N’ Cheese #inpursuitofexcellence"
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45 Day-Aged Prime Bone-In
"45 Day-Aged Prime Bone-In Ribeyes in a variety of sizes ready to go for service tonight. Come on down I’ll be working the grill at @charcoalvenice tonight #inpursuitofexcellence"
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Gefilte Fish, Carrots, and
"Gefilte Fish, Carrots, and Whipped Horseradish sprinkled with Matzah and Puffed Quinoa for Factor’s 70th Anniversary hrockenwagner"
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At My Venues