(Taking in a HUGE breath...) I'm not sure if I want to spread the word even more about this place because it was busy enough as it was and now that I'm in love with it I don't want to share it because I don't want to ever not be able to eat when I want to but I love it so much I MUST share (completely out of breath now)...
Jiraffe in Santa Monica's Monday night Bistro dinners really takes the cake for "best bang for the buck" in my books.
I had the warm scallop salad, followed by a chicken entree, and dessert... all for $29. The portions are not stingy by any means. In fact, my hunger pang was satisfied by the end of my salad. All the ingredients were top notch as well as the flavors and presentation of each dish. None of it seemed cheaply done.
The staff really made me feel like a VIP. They were all extremely attentive. If you've never been here, another good reason to go (aside from the food and service) would be the beautiful room itself. I'm not sure what the words are but it kind of gives you the feel of a romantic, classy, french bistro. The little chandliers that softly light the room are not gaudy at all and really do add to the French-y ambience.
I'd go back here in a heartbeat! What a beautiful place that serves such great food, with such gracious service, AND with a fantastic price tag to boot. I'm a HUGE fan of this place now!