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JiRaffe Restaurant - CLOSED

502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
+1 310-917-6671
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Oct 4, 2015
“Stick you neck out. Super !”
Aug 13, 2015
“Small quaint restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed October 4, 2015

A classic Santa Monica gourmet restaurant with the special Cali-centric food you read about in Gourmet magazines. Exotic touches to often simple items which make them memorable. Super selections. Eaten here many times - always great. Enjoy.

Thank David B L
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Food delicious. Near 3rd Street promenade. Service very good. Great neighborhood restaurant for a date

Thank 1traveladdictblog
Reviewed January 28, 2015

A nondescript corner restaurant which I drove by at first, since their sign wasn't lit that night. Located far enough away from the touristy 3rd street Promenade, on the corner of Santa Monica and 5th street. Plenty of parking with both a public structure, street...More

2  Thank Badmedicine
Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was overall a good meal , mainly fish based courses but the final price was too high. Not all the courses were great ,the service was acceptable. The place is nice but again I was expecting something more especially regarding how the fish was...More

2  Thank fusirus
Reviewed January 2, 2015

We just returned from California, and I wanted to encourage my fellow travelers to have dinner at JiRaffe, before they close mid February. Raphael Lunetta, chef-owner- has been at this location for 19 years, and wants to do something more casual, but something that will...More

1  Thank warrennewcorn
Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food was excellent.The service was excellent.Nice little spot.The staff was friendly and the the chef was flexible with the choices on the menu.

Thank lindalamb
Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Big, bold flavors-small portions. Got in last minute in a Friday night which is great. Scallop appetizer was fantastic-but only one. And it was luke warm. Beautiful citrus sauce but, again, only one. Corn stuffed pasta with a truffle cream sauce was divine. But, again,...More

Thank VedaLoca
Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have travelled back and forth to most parts of the USA for the last 20+ years, and lived in Boston, Ma for 6 years giving me a wide experience of all types of food and restaurants over there. This visit was to the West...More

1  Thank Jacqueline W
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our first visit to JiRaffe was long overdue, and despite the anticipation, the expectations were exceeded. The service (Allison & Co.) was very friendly, as if we had been life long friends, and professional. The food was exquisite and cooked to perfection. The flavors were...More

Thank William G
Reviewed October 25, 2014

First class far on a busy street of diverse establishments in Santa Monica. Chef has been creating inventive well prepared menus for several years - so many that one sometimes forgets to put JiRaffe on the short list because of familiarity. This is a place...More

Thank Richard G
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
French, International, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-917-6671
  • E-mail
JiRaffe offers market directed rustic California/French food with seasonally inspired classic cocktails in a casually chic environment. The service is relaxed yet articulate and as elegant as the coastal community of Santa Monica.
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