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

At My Venues

Lobster bolognese
Lobster bolognese
$$$$, French, Downtown
"This is one of my favorite dishes on the planet. It's not your traditional bolognese. It's made with lobster and truffles with a brown butter foam. It's one of those dishes that hits every comforting note on your palate."
Tasting menu
Tasting menu
$$$$, French, Downtown
"Josiah Citrin worked for me and I know he's a great chef. I just enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant and the whole menu. Whatever he brings out is always good. It's an incredible experience and a great evening."