Help: Melisse or Hatfields?
Dear Awesome Chowhound Hive Mind,
If it was between the two, would you opt the full tasting Menu at Hatfields (I've never been) OR the full Carte Blanche Tasting Menu at Melisse (have been a few times and liked very, very much but always had the 5 course).
So the basic question here: is it worth it to try Hatfields out or would it be more worth to go back and get the full awesome experience at Melisse?
While I would say Hatfield's for almost any other comparison, Melisse Carte Blanche Tasting would have to be considered a singularly unique dining experience - tough to match anywhere in LA especially given scaling down of Bastide, shuttering of Sona, and recent closure of DR at the Langham.
401 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048
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I would do the Melisse Carte Blanche menu. It's one of the true gems of Los Angeles.
Hatfields is great, don't get me wrong, but the Carte Blanche menu is just on a different level.
It's like with Red Sox 3d basemen. Beltre is good, had a great first half and everything, but c'mon Wade Boggs is just on a different level ...