I had my folks in town and I decided to take them to a 'well reviewed' shee-shee Westside nouveau restau..
When we arrived to Jiraffe at 7:58, we had 8PM reservations...we proceeded to wait 45 MINUTES for our table...I didn't care, but my father was fuming, furious...They offered us drinks while we sat in the cramped waiting area...This is LA, I told my folks...
As we sat down to our table, FINALLY, our waiter quickly came to our table and offered us each a complimentary plate of their red pepper cream ravioli and some fabulous saucy, cremy appetizer drink. He also proceeded to tell us that our 8 drinks while waiting were 'on the house'. This is NOT LA, I told my folks...The food was absolutely fantastic...I had scallops, my wife had the chicken, my parents had red meat...Everything was to DIE FOR...My mother still mentions it to me everytime we talk "are we going to go to Giraffe when we come back into town?" She STILL mentions the first class service and clientele...this from a well seasoned and travelled woman who has been all over the world..
Just a strong reco to my favorite restuarant.....
Jiraffe, 5th St, Santa Monica.
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