I'm turning 35 this weekend, and want to not only celebrate the birthday, but commemorate last summer's trip to France.
First thought was Melisse in Santa Monica, but the reviews seem a bit mixed and slipping down.
Is there still some luster at Melisse? Is there a better place? If I'm going out to have a once-a-year type meal, what's the place to look for now? I like French, and French-infused cooking, love a good cheese plate, and the bottle of Bordeaux or a lusty St. Emilion seem to be the guiding force behind this meal.