Chez Melange to Close

January 14, 2020


Chez Melange, the beloved South Bay restaurant that you’ve frequently celebrated special occasions, birthdays, graduations for decades has just announced that they will be closing their doors on February 29th or sooner, after 37 years in business.

When they first opened the restaurant in 1982, Michael Franks and Robert Bell decided to offer unique options that were unheard of at the time by combining American, European, and Asian fusion dishes into a menu that change daily. The beloved restaurant also offered farm-to-table food options straight from the local Valmonte Gardens in Palos Verdes, always incorporated sustainability into their full-service restaurant and upon arrival guests would be greeted with friendly faces. This was all very unique concept in the South Bay and some would say that is why it has been a South Bay local favorite for many many years. But after 37 amazing years, they’re sad to announce that it’s time to shut their doors.

To say, “Thank You” for the love and support over the years, they will be taking the restaurant on a Farewell Tour where they will be cooking and dishing up all the hits from the ’80s ’90s and 2000. They want to show gratitude to every single person that has supported them throughout their journey and encourage all supporters and locals to dine in a final time before saying a final goodbye.

“Hi Everyone,

Thank you. Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your support. You’ve been more than just wonderful and loyal customers since we opened in 1982; you’ve been our family and our friends. And after 37 years, the time has come to bid adieu to Chez Melange.

Before we say a final goodbye though, we are taking the restaurant on a Farewell Tour! We will be cooking and dishing up all the hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s and would love to see as many of you as possible during our nightly performances before the final curtain is lowered on February 29th or sooner.

During this time, we expect to be whipping up hundreds of Fried Chicken Salads. Please reach out if there are any dishes you want to enjoy one more time!

It’s emotional knowing that our last service is approaching. We wouldn’t have made this journey without you.

Much Love,

Michael and Robert