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502 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA, 90401, United States
TEL: (310) 917-6671

This French bistro from chef-owner Raphael Lunetta opened in 1996, and stops just short of fine dining. The restaurant has brown awnings and arched windows outside, and inside, canary-yellow walls, ground-floor and mezzanine seating, and crystal chandeliers. The seasonal menu might include purple Peruvian gnocchi with rock shrimp, a caramelized pork chop with wild rice and smoked bacon, or pepper-crusted ahi with soba and bok choy. Chef Lunetta regularly severs a seasonal four-course menu, as well as a special prix fixe dinner every Monday. The beverage program centers on wine, relying on French, Californian, and Oregonian selections.

Insider Tip:

JiRaffe is located adjacent to the Third Street Promenade, which makes it easy to combine a nice meal with a shopping spree or a casual concert from buskers.


Open / Closes
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available
  • Prix Fixe
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: French


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