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Hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
West Los Angeles, Wilshire-Montana, Downtown Santa Monica
Categories
Italian Restaurants, French Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Italian, European

Price Range : Average

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01/20/2012

Overall
my review is for the restauran...

my review is for the restaurant in culver city, What a wonderful place....the atmosphere and the food were fantastic...the service was perfect...the waitress was on her game bigtime....serving size was good and everything tasted great...I normally like my meat rare, but this night I tried the steak tar tar, It was so delicious...free parking for 2 hours around the block was pretty cool too.....really had a good time here and giving 5 stars....

03/11/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Disappointing Service

I saw this place on the food networks ""Best Thing I Ever Ate"" when Giada said her favorite dessert of all time could be found here.

Since the show, the place has taken on new management.

I came in town from out of state to visit friends and decided I had to try this place. I couldn't wait.

It looked beautiful when I arrived, but was told they weren't serving anymore (about 9:30 pm, the website and window said 10:30, with the bar open until 12am)

I said I just wanted dessert, so the host said we could do that and seated my friends and me. There were these two stuffy french men who came from the kitchen (The new manager staff) and approached our table. They just stood there. Starring down at us. One finally asked if he could help us. I asked for a dessert menu, and he said ""I'm done."" with his french accent. In his Rock and Republic jeans. It was just weird. We all starred at him blankly and he replied, ""The kitchen is closed."" I just said, ""We were told we could still get dessert?"" THEN he slyly walks off. A lady comes to our table and was extremely rude. ""Our kitchen is closed, you can get drinks at the bar, but you can't sit in the dining area."" As if we just waltzed right in and sat ourselves down?? We were told we could get dessert!!! So awkward.

Well, we finally made our way to the lounge and were served our stinking dessert. WHICH was good, but rather small, and I couldn't even pay attention to the food because of the french managers peering at us the rest of the night. How strange.

01/31/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
No longerserving brunch

Too bad because I liked brunch here.

01/11/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Lovely

Go for the Farro salad and the fish. High quality wine menu!
It's so typical for people to complain about service at a French restaurant.

08/16/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Horrible Staff----Good Food

This is the third time my Wifey and I have tried this place. May NOT be back.

Let me just say, the food is VERY good. But why did I smile at the Manager (dude in suit) while we were sitting at the bar and get a snarl??

Why did it take shouting and waiving my arms and asking the bussboy to tap the bartender's shoulder to get a second round. When it took us 15 minutes to get the first.

Why spend money in a place that feel as gracious as a towyard downtown at 3am??????

Can't survive on GOOD food alone.

Maybe a staff meeting would help. It should go like this: ""Smile, and say hello."" Oh. , and ""Hey guys welcome, what can I get for you?""
good luck

05/23/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
owner is out!

Heard it through the grapevine. Terri, the hospitible and charming Maitre'd that everyone raves about, is finally out. The rumor is that he was forced out by the other owners because of his attitude. No longer at Fraiche, no longer at Riva. Its about time! I live around the corner and have boycotted the place since my first dissappointing visit. I am excited to go back as I remember the food being excellent.

05/10/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
overpriced place for mediocre food and poor service

we came to this place for the happy hour which according to their web site goes till 7pm. then waitress said this is a misprint and the happy hour just finished at 6:30 pm. we asked her then if we can seat outside and she said 'sure, this part is for the bar patrons. we picked up our stuff and went to the patio just to find out that all seating was already taken. couldn't the waitress tell us this beforehand? the place is easily visible from the bar. then we asked to seat in the dining are and we found out that the outdoor chairs and cheap and uncomfortable. the waiter was running through the evening special, and even though we soon after had out menu's closed he went on taking the order from a couple that arrived after us and were still perusing through their menu's. i had the lamb bla bla bla, which was equivalent of a simple lamb stew. the meat was old and everything was overcooked without any distinct taste. i would avoid this place since for the same or lesser price one can have a much decent meal and service at the few surrounding restaurants.

05/05/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Hey, Citysearch - you spelled it wrong! It's FRAICHE

Great restaurant - but you spelled the name wrong, Citysearch. FRAICHE (same meaning, different language).

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