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“Try it, it is very good”
Review of JiRaffe Restaurant - CLOSED

JiRaffe Restaurant
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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.
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Try it, it is very good”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We tried it and came back the next day. It is a very popular restaurant so it is better if you reserve. We enjoyed the food, the service is excellent. The menu includes a very good choice of fish. Merci pour l'accueil.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank heureuxvoyageurs315
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Suffolk
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fine dining without gravitas”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

At last, an American restaurant (how is McD even allowed to use that word?) which delivered food cooked to perfection and all without the seemingly ubiquitous deep fryer. We chose this restaurant as our end of Route 66 celebration, based on reviews and our looking in the window. We thought this looked better than 2 of its rivals.

We were not disappointed. We arrived a bit early and were told 'that is good.' Our main waiter was happy to talk about the dishes and the wine, helping us to choose a suitable US chardonnay. We were somewhat greedy and each had 3 courses. None were overly heavy, nor too large.

This was good cooking of quality ingredients. Should we ever find ourselves in LA again I am very confident we will come back to JiRaffe

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank NAJB
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DC
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This restaurant is a 10”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Everything was perfect! We shared purple Peruvian gnocchi for an appetizer, had almond encrusted rainbow trout and rack of lamb. We were too full for a dessert, but because we were celebrating our anniversary, they gave us some sorbet, which was very generous. The wait staff was professional and helpful. I would go back any time I'm in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank SheDc
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Still Going Strong”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised that after beign in business for nearly two decades, JiRaffe still manages to impress us. From perfectly prepared seafood to their amazing caramelized pork chop, every dish is a feast for the eyes and mouth. This is a truly outstanding restaurant, andd it remains one of our go-to places for special occasions.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Alex_LA_CA
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Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great food, awesome atmosphere”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Good times here, and the wine selection is on point. Food was great. Only drawback is finding parking. I think we parked in the library parking garage, because there weren't any spots on the street. Fun restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Beis1
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