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“Very good food, glad to find a non-chain restaurant”
Review of Giraffe Restaurant - CLOSED

Giraffe Restaurant
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Went with another couple to Giraffe Restaurant on a Thursday night. It is a new restaurant in Roseville, CA. The mac and cheese dish is awesome as well as the chicken kabobs and chicken alfredo. I think this place has a lot of potential to be "where the locals go". The silverware, glass ware and dishes are top quality. Some decor suggestions however; real napkins instead of paper, music, more art work, dim the lighting some.... It is obvious that the chef knows what he is doing, just a little tweeking of the decor and this place is off and running.

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Thank Shoegal60
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

If you like Mediterranean food, or if you want to try it stop by here!

The staff is very friendly. I stopped in as part of a group of 7 (which included two children). The staff were very quick to rearrange tables so that we could all sit together.

While waiting for part of the group to show up we were quickly served our drinks and pita chips with cucumber dip. Delicious! I could have just eaten that all night and have been happy.

All the time we had staring at the menu there were so many good options I couldn't decide so my husband and I ordered three entrees to share together. We ordered the lamb stew, the traditional mac and cheese, and the Greek style pizza.

The lamb stew was amazing. Served at the perfect temperature. It also came with saffron rice and pita bread.

The Greek pizza was a pita pizza. It had artichoke, feta cheese, olives, and more all baked on pita bread. It was good. It is served as a personal sized pizza.

The traditional mac and cheese was very good as well. It isn't cheddar mac as most people are used to, but made with white cheeses. Very good!

For dessert everyone ordered the Baklava. It was done perfectly!

One of the children in our group was an infant, but the other is 5 years old. The staff brought out animal masks and he was able to chose one to wear. Very cute!

In the corner of the room is a small TV showing football. The sound was off and music was playing in the restaurant.

The only downfall of the restaurant? They close at 9, even on Fridays.

Try this place out!

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

The restaurant is clean and the waitstaff friendly. We found it very odd that they were playing Italian/French sound music overhead and on the tv screen in the corner had the movie American Beauty was on. I'm not sure a rated R movie is appropriate for a family dining restaurant.
We ordered the eggplant dip which was good but didn't have any eggplant flavor. It was grilled onions and peppers mixed with some creamed eggplant. Next was the bruschetta. It was 3 pieces of grilled bread with dry sundried tomatoes and feta on top. W we ended up pouring some yogurt sauce from another appetizer over it. We shared the spicy mac entree which had a great flavor. It has salami in it but instead of cutting it up it was served in half slices on top, I would've liked it cut up more. Also the sauce was a little thin but thickened up as it cooled off.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Friendly and accommodating service. Excellent and varied freshly prepared food. Reasonable.
Wine and beer choices. Food very flavorful and sufficient quantity. Good Coffee.
Very clean and slick modern decor. Music appropriate to Mediterranean style food.

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1  Thank Roxene H
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We decided to try this new restaurant for to see what it was like. We were pleasantly surprised and delighted that we stopped in. We have come back three times and have been happy with each visit. The quality of the food is definitely better than the average restaurant. It's now one of our top five restaurants. The ambiance is nice, the service is good and the food is way above average. We love the chicken soup; it is made from scratch and is a creamed version of chicken soup but very tasty. The beef kabob dinner is excellent, the best beef kabob we have ever tasted. The rice is excellent as well as the grilled veggies. The lamb shank is outstanding and all the salads are super delicious and gourmet. We haven't had anything there that wasn't tasty and delicious. We will dine here regularly now that we have found a restaurant that makes their food from scratch with quality ingredients and not terribly expensive. For lunch, there are a lot of items under $10. Even for dinner, the lamp shank is only $16, which is not pricey compared to upscale restaurants. It's delicious and affordable. We will be back.

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2  Thank Marilyn L
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