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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
American, French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
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11 - 20 of 144 reviews

Reviewed August 30, 2014

Two friends with whom I have shared dozens of good meals in San Diego, for once we went to LA. It was a trip to France but with LA friendliness. Great wine list, excellent food, and an ambiance that worked. Highly recommended.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wow, this place is amazing. My friend and I just stopped by to get some tea and dessert. I was so pleasantly surprised by the service. The lady that was our server was so nice and she never made us feel guilty like some other...More

Thank LelooTravel
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked in as we wanted to avoid the standard touristy 3rd St Promenade restaurants. We were very impressed with the service and the food was very nice surprise too! The past was good, as was the steak. Portions were decently sized and it was...More

Thank onep39
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very much enjoyed the amuse bouche (a thimbleful of mushroom soup), the salad with grapes, etc., and the sauteed trout. The black linguini with shrimp supposedly in a "sharable" size, was bland and tiny. We were sharing everything - the "sharable" - more like an...More

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tried Jiraffe during Dine LA and had a sumptuous, amazing meal. Each course was beautifully presented, artfully seasoned, and definitely worth the calories! Excellent wine list and attentive, skilled service. Best of all, it's a lovely place with a very warm atmosphere. For that quality...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed July 11, 2014

I came here a few years ago and was decidedly underwhelmed. A business dinner recently brought me back and wow, quite a different experience. We arrived early in the evening and they have a happy hour menu that offered some very pleasant wines and a...More

Thank JLR819
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were not yet married and just starting to venture in to finer dining when we 1st discovered Jiraffe on a business trip. We were in love. The meal we had that night inspired many dinner parties and was the bar for...More

Thank HoustonYankee
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend for a date night. We originally wanted to try it because of the seafood paella but they had recently changed the menu and weren't offering it when we went. Instead we had the rack of lamb. Delicious!!! I would...More

Thank MissLSeattle
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ideally, 3.5 stars would be the right rating for me. Dined here on a Monday with business associates. Place was busy even for a Monday, but surprisingly (in a good way) not at all noisy. Service was very good, prompt, friendly, very helpful with food...More

Thank Randyhol
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a most excellent meal here recently. A party of four, we were seated on the balcony. We had the good fortune to be there during a "throw back" menu, some of their most favorite meals from the past. We all ordered a different...More

Thank ReenPA
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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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