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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%
4 Oct 2015
“Stick you neck out. Super !”
13 Aug 2015
“Small quaint restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2410
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91 - 100 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2011

We made reservations for an early dinner and were treated to an exquisite table. An amazing amuse bouche came forward, reminding us of Jean George in Manhattan. The server was outstanding and gracefully guided us to the best food and wine. This place is a...More

Thank mamababoo
Reviewed 16 April 2011

We dined here with a couple of friends and the food was truly exceptional. All first courses were wonderful, creative, and beautifully presented: wild mushroom ravioli, butternut squash soup with crisp proscutto, gorgeous roast beet salad, and tomato tart. Second courses were butterflied filet, which...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We made the mistake of being seated upstairs where the ambiance is less attractive and the noise level high. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our visit because the cuisine was generally delicious and good wines were fairly priced. A goat cheese salad exploded with great tastes, a...More

1  Thank mickmacs007
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Party of 6 had a wonderful dinner here a few weekends ago. Everyone loved their choices, most had a beef dish, I ate two appetizers. I would highly recommend the beet salad, it was wonderful. My only complaint is I could hardly hear the dinner...More

2  Thank regalaone
Reviewed 26 November 2010

Over 300 dollars for a family of five to have Thanksgiving dinner. Initially, we were disappointed with our table next to the kitchen; and feel we were given the worst table because we had three children with us. Only one other family had children, and...More

Thank SeaJenniTravel
Reviewed 3 June 2010

We had a really lovely dinner & a fantastic bottle of wine at JiRaffe. The ambience is great, interesting menu & nice wine list. Definitely a worthwhlie evening out in Santa Monica.

Thank lmh123ca
Reviewed 5 March 2010

Rafael Lunetta the chef/owner used to be in business with the chef of Melisse. This is where they started together. Jiraffe is a small and excellent restaurant with a creative menu. The service is good but not super. We had been here for special occassions,...More

2  Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 28 February 2010

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. The menu is small but we each liked what we ordered. I had the osso bucco.

Thank GG1010
Reviewed 9 December 2009

I was in charge of finding a new resturant for the out of town vice presidents to dine after a meeting. Ten people in all. They were tired of the same old place I have previously booked. So, I ventured onto Trip Advisor and searched...More

Thank mornghater
Reviewed 15 October 2009

We had a wonderful meal at JiRaffe last week. The food and atmosphere were wonderful. However this might sound petty, but the waiter continually and loudly hummed to himself which was quite intrusive. But we'll be back soon!

Thank emersonCT
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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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