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Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This two-story California bistro with ceiling-high windows and polished dark-wood accents is as handsome as the menu is tasteful. Chef-owner Raphael Lunetta, also an accomplished surfer, turns out such seasonal appetizers as a delicately roasted tomato tart or a beet salad with caramelized walnuts and dried cherries. Main dishes include a truly memorable corriander crusted yellowfin tuna with baby bok choy, and an oven-dried ravioli with lemon basil and garlic croutons.

Enjoy the playful chocolate chip ice cream sandwich or Meyer lemon souffle for a sweet ending.

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502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California, 90401, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch. Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 04/14/2014


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By mscarls

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Jan 1, 2008

Great dining experience

We were very pleased with the food and service. However, as the web site indicates, the menu is not extensive.

By Bob

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Nov 17, 2005

Watch out for Mondays

We live in Orange County and only get to the west side about twice a year. Every meal we have had at JiRaffe (6-8 times) has been wonderful,except the last one which was on a Monday night. I don't think the regular chief was there that night and both of our meals were awful. I'm rating it on all of the other meals.

By ann

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Jan 6, 2003

another vote for Jiraffe

Absolutely delicious! Casual but elegant atmosphere, charming service. Wonderful.

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