I've never been to Melisse and have always wanted to. But maybe I'm missing somewhere equally good. I want to go somewhere new for sure.
I've done and loved: Spago, Grace, Sona, Norman's, Ortolan, Josie, Table 8.
I've done and liked: AOC, Jar, Providence, Pecorino, Saddle Peak Lodge.
I've done and been disappointed with Valentino (old chef), L'Orangerie (old chef), Water Grill (both chefs), Noe.
Does that help? I'm looking to do a tasting menu that isn't too expensive (under $100).