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“Excellent”
Review of JiRaffe Restaurant - CLOSED

JiRaffe Restaurant
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 5th Street
Description: 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.
Redondo Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great food, small restaurant but big taste. good location. Varied and eclectic menu. will definitely return!

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1 Thank jeff M
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“JiRaffe - a great restaurant in Santa Monica”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

You want great food and a nearly perfect dining experience? Go to JiRaffe. This is what 'dining out' is all about. The ambiance? It's unpretentious, friendly, and reasonably priced for the quality you get. The dining room has a great buzz and it's filled with happy people being waited on by a knowledgeable, personable, and attentive staff. The kitchen turns out top notch meals, and they are obviously well trained and concerned with getting all the details right. And speaking of details: To start off the meal, the owner sent over an Amuse Bouche of mushroom soup that I would like to have delivered to my house so I could fill up a swimming pool with it. Fantastic! My meal? A rainbow trout on a corn confit, which I traded for bites of my wife's oh-so-perfect lamb chops. Desserts were a chocolate truffle cake and a creme brulee that made everything right in the world. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank SteveS524
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Calgary, AB
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Food & Service”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our entire experience at JiRaffe was amazing! We had to wait about 30 mins for our reservation but we didn't mind at all and just grabbed a drink at the bar. They came around with appetizers for everyone who was waiting for their tables which was a very nice touch! Our meals and our service were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Santa Monica area!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jac092411
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Love this Restaurant”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A long time favorite, JiRaffe continues with a tradition of inspired French food, great service and a welcoming, peaceful ambiance (if you come early enough). We came to celebrate a birthday and could not have been more pleased. We shared our dinners so that we could taste two entrees instead of one. The super rare ahi tuna served over soba noodles was delicious as was the pork chop with wild rice and apple chutney. The service is efficient but with plenty of time between courses so as to not feel rushed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank terrieerlich
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great restaurant Open Monday Evening!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Excellent food, ambiance, and service; looking forward to a return visit! Lamb chops were great was was the pork chop with very complimentary trimmings! excellent innovative breads!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank SLKj
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