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“Great value restraint” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fraiche

Fraiche
312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1312 (Santa Monica)
310-451-7482
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Ranked #237 of 513 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great value restraint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This restaurant was just off the main drag, and we came across it by accident. We were surprised by the cheap price of the food, which was modern and of a high standard. The wait staff were friendly and helpfull. I highly recommend this place, it should be ranked much higher.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great walk in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

This place is clean, relaxing and delicious.
We walked in by chance without reservations, we were seated within 10 minutes.
We had an excellent waitress who gave us great advice on the area.
We Started with the calimari then had the habenaro pizza and truffle burger..all were delicious.
Would love to eat there again.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

foodies, travelling, hungry
that's what we are!
found Fraiche just by walking by
very nice place, very well done in decoration

menu, easy, simple, straight to the point
we ordered a pizza
I am Italian and did not have a nice pizza since 10 years in NM
that was good, and a margherita it's a good choice because simplicity is what people have hard time to reproduce on a pizza here in USA, at least in NM

also had nicoise pasta: spaghetti with olives and butter
little suggestion: will be better with extra virgin olive oil, and it was missing salt

had a 2 margaritas because of happy hours and my judgement was made before I drunk both , LOL

we were going in several places so we did not eat a lot
we have fun to eat a little bit here and a little bit there

the service was excellant
a waitress with black hair, smiling, professional and handling a lot of table with her smile

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westport, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“hotspot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We had a delicious dinner with fantastic drinks at this attractive, well located spot. Everyone in our (large) group was completely happy with this choice.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Small restaurant with upmarket good food away from the mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant located at the edge of the mall & opposite end from Santa Monica Place, so you won't typically find this.  We ate there at 1pm on a Thursday & it was very quiet, but to our surprise the food was really good & priced above average for the area.  The venue looks a little dated during the day & some areas are dark, so this place is more suited as a night venue.  Staff are great & helpful.  It seems like they're trying too hard to be upmarket but hopefully they'll find their own rythym and get the perfect balance, as they have the potential.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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