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Maison Giraud
Maison Giraud

Maison Giraud Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maison-giraud.com
  • Phone: (310) 459-7561
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Tues - Fri: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Tues - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tues - Sun: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sat - Sun: 8:00am - 2:30pm
    Bakery: Tues - Sun: 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Alain Giraud
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Boulevard
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking or we have a pay parking that we validate.
A word from Maison Giraud
A nice espresso, a crispy and warm croissant, a light and healthy lunch, a snack in the afternoon, a delicious dish ready-packed to bring home, a beautiful selection of French home accessories, an evening with friends, food and wine, will be a few of the offerings.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful French food!!! Great service!y. The lobster salad was really great and the chocolate soufflé was out of this world!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The scallop chef's creation of the day was totally delicious as was the chicken with Peruvian potatoes. The French wines were superlative and we were encouraged to taste a few before selecting. Impeccable service. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Fabulous!! Great chef. Wonderful specials. Excellent parking in rear. Banquettes are always comfortable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We chose the restaurant for our anniversary and were greeted with a smile and 2 glasses of Taittinger champagne! Very nice touch!! The waiter was gracious and attentive, and helpful with recommendations. The Maître D', although very busy, made a point of stopping at our table to offer an ample taste of a special salad he had made for another party. Our meal (duck "Cocotte" and chicken dish) was excellent and the chocolate soufflé (a signature dessert to be ordered 20 minutes ahead) was the perfect way to end our celebration dinner. We'll come back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A real fine dining experience in a low-key, understated venue. Truly a westside center for culinary joys from France."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Maison Giraud is everything you'd want in a neighborhood restaurant. Great food and a warm, friendly vibe from the staff. They greeted us as old friends the second time we dined there. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was beyond expectations. Flavors, freshness, and quality if food were excellent. Chicken dish was juicy and delicious. Smoked salmon appetizer was the highest level. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "6 friends dined after a delightful youth concert. Because there were few people that nite, we were able to talk to each other. The food was quite good. One of our friends ordered beer to accompany food, but there was none. I thought the wine prices were somewhat steep. I've been to the restaurant before, enjoyed the food, but it was too noisy. This evening we lucked out."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "It was a mini trip to Provence for us. Only wish we lived closer! 🍷"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Having been at this restaurant during the day for nice meals, we were looking forward to a first time dinner. We asked for a table inside, but none was available. Instead we were put on a stand alone table next to the sidewalk. The food was OK and the table waiter was fine. Our complaint was with the seating arrangement and this probably resulted in an over sensitive judgment as to the whole event."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The salmon and steaks were outstanding. The lobster bisque was delicious but more watery than I would have expected. Lavender ice cream was fabulo us. Chocolate soufflé was amazing. We'd return in a minute!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Saturday evening at Maison Giraud was a very pleasant experience. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the newyork steak, my husband had soup and salad and our friends had duck and chicken. we topped it off with 2 chocolate souffles. the noise level was low which made it easy to converse with each other. We will go back ASAP. By the way, service was good, also. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went for the Brittany tasting menu because my husband had lived there 30 years ago. We were surprised to find such great authentic cooking on a little unassuming street in the Palisades. Everything was cooked perfectly (scallops seared golden but tender inside; duck breat rare and rested). Sauces were delicious but not overwhelming. And the service was perfect--young, good-humores but discreet servers ready to answer questions (from other tables) about things like which sauce goes with which seafood offering on the seafood platter--without judgment or pretense. The wine pairing was also terrific and very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We are new to the neighborhood and within walking distance to Maison Giraud. What a find this place was. We can't get enough. We eat there at least once every 2weeks. The kids get the steak and we work the specials. Wine list is modest but thorough. An overall delight"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The best risotto of my life, and a delightful salad."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wait staff is not up to the same high quality of the food. However the overall experience and food and chill vibe is a nice experience when you just want to relax with fine food, no pressure to hurry up."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is my second time here and I have to say it was just as good the second time. The food was great, the waiter knew his stuff, the chef even made my son, who is a picky eater, a special plate that was delicious. If I had one knock this time, it was that it took a little long to get the food to the table...but once we got the food it was worth the wait. Definetly go back again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love this place!! I keep coming back, and I catch myself craving Maison Giraud's delectable dishes. Great breakfast and dinner spot. The buttery croissants in the morning are the best anywhere, and their delicious egg dishes will really satisfy. Sunday is particularly happening, with the Farmers Market going on right alongside Maison's patio -- a perfect spot for people/celeb watching. At dinner, don't miss starting out with the French Onion soup or the Lobster Bisque, both superb, and the steak and chicken dishes always satisfy for an entree. The duck here is excellent, as well. Many great sides and appetizers round out a top notch menu, and the wine list goes deep. Great date spot, but also fun for groups. Enjoy this Palisades gem."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "took my wife and one of my daughters and enjoyed a great meal and great service. i'll go bakc in the near future"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Maison Giraud is a real gem. Highly recommended to Palisades folks, and everyone else."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was my first time at Maison and I have to say I was really impressed. I had the duck and it was beautifully done. One thing that I really appreciated was that it was the perfect amount of food on the plate. I'm sure there are people who want more, but for me I'm tired of plates overfilled with food. I didn't stuff myself and I had room for desert."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This lovely French restaurant has one of the best chefs on the country and one of the best pastry chefs in the country as well. It's amazing to find this level of quality in a neighborhood eatery. We are very lucky."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Everything well prepared. Steak, duck, coq au vin and the chocolate souffle were all terrific. Attentive service but not overbearing."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our 3rd try at Maison Giraud and I really want to love this place. I recall the glory days of fabulous bistro fare at Anisette under Chef Giraud's direction . The chef's special, cassoulet, had fava beans that were undercooked and there were barely 2 bites of sausage and duck in the serving. The flavor was bland. In tasting my dinner-mates dishes, the salmon was average and the steak frites was only ok. The chocolate soufflé was delicious. It was also odd to be seated by the host and not given menus. After more than 5 minutes, we requested them along with beverages. Sorry to say, this place has struck out in our book."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great food but just too brightly lit for a comfortable dining experience. Tables a little stiff as well."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The cooking was perfect in terms of preparation, doneness, ingredients, seasoning abd presentation. The desserts were original and light and not too sweet. Service was flawless. i make you want to come back and try the other dishes on the menu."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "As usual, we came here for my wife's birthday dinner. As usual, the food and drink was excellent. We like to sit outside with the heaters and I usually have the pistachio nougat glace for dessert. Wine pairing suggestions are always on the mark. We continue to love this place and are proud to have it in our Palisades community."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Our last dinner was a huge disappointment. The food was unexceptional, not interesting and the service very slow."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "A small menu, but one that is well balanced and with perfectly prepared food. The portions are adequate, the wine list is fairly balanced, though the corkage fee at $20 is high for this type of restaurant. This is an excellent neighborhood type of restaurant with repeat clientele. It is quiet and relaxed, giving you the opportunity to have an enjoyable dinner with whom every you're with. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Giraud always performs with delicious salmone soufflé and macaroons!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "perhaps Sunday night isn't the night to visit Maison Giraud, but it was dead - few guests and a slightly depressing atmosphere. The wine list is small and average and the steak tartare was so salty it was almost inedible. The hit of the night was the choc. souffle. It was delish! All in all, we won't be back. There was no presence - no chef, no host, no one leading the show. the decor is a bit dismal. Perhaps this is a day time only place- the nocturnal fun vibe was not there."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I've been a fan of Chef Giraud ever since he signed my menu at my 40th Birthday at Bastide in 2003. His menu then was a revelation. But this restaurant is by far his best finest expression of his love of food. Upon arriving, I felt instantly welcomed home. The service was fast, friendly, French, and incredibly helpful. The wine suggestions were spot on, but the true measure of dinner was the food, and it was glorious!!! We started with a handmade tart with melted rocchetta cheese and shaved prosciutto di Parma. WOW!!! OMG IT WAS PERFECT!!!! The amuse bouche of chicken liver mousse was beautiful and my loup de mer almost made me weep. This is the most wonderful food I have eaten in years!!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food is nice. It's a far cry from Anisette in every way. From the uninspired menu to the rather homely setting. Service is perfunctory and chilly. The Shelton Farms Chicken Catherine was a stand out. Mushroom Fettuccine was inexplicably dry and under seasoned and the Loup de Mer was well executed if slightly bland. All of this wouldn't have mattered so much if we hadn't been ridiculed by the chef who came out personally from the kitchen to not tell us where his rib eye came from. All he would say is that it wasn't organic and was Angus. I think he may have been sensitive to us asking, which was odd. I'd hope he'd be proud of everything coming out of his kitchen."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The food was well prepared and very tasty. The chef/owner has many years experience in French cooking at other venues. We would definitely go back. Ambiance is quite casual but pleasant."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Maison Giraud is so far above a typical local hang-out that you're surprised to feel so comfortable and at home while eating first rate Provencal cuisine on an ordinary street. It has one of the best pastry chefs in the country and Chef Alain Giraud is not only brilliant as a chef, but makes you feel welcome and valued. And the food is fabulous. The soups, the scallops, the Duck Confit when it's on the menu and the desserts are wonderful: creative but still accessible. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Pleasant experience. The complimentary pate and toast are excellent at dinner. Turbot was outstanding; duck so-so. Chocolate mousse was good"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The ambiance at this bistro was pleasant with a very helpful waitstaff and a blessedly quiet experience. We could actually hear each other even though there were a few larger parties. The smoked salmon and caviar appetizer was fabulous and the fish that we both had was done perfectly. Portions aren't huge, but completely satisfying. The Tarte Tatin was excellent, and on Tuesdays the wines are half price with no corkage if you bring your own. Very relaxing. Definitely a place to go if you like fine food and the opportunity to actually chat with your tablemates."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "The food was always excellent here. The service used to be the worst in California - mesmerizingly incompetent and amateur. But all that has changed, thanks to proper management coming in. The menu choices are perfect, with farmers' market fresh vegetables, delicious fish dishes (excellent salmon tartare; fabulous scallops provencale); perfect steaks, and pasta. Delicious, and perfect-sized desserts. There is a new buzz about the place. This is the best restaurant in the Palisades by a country mile."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Authentic fare. Delicious. Environment pleasing. Quiet for conversation. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "I have had everything at this restaurant from brunch to lunch to regular dinners to Tasting Dinners, and it has all been superb. I, too, am an old fan of Alain's, and have followed him from restaurant to restaurant. And there's a reason that he has such a loyal following. He is truly a master chef - using superb ingredients and relentless in his maintenance of the highest standards. In this - finally - his personal environment, he keeps it all relaxed without any sacrifice in quality. And the bakery is a marvelous bonus. Even if you don't have time for a meal, it pays to pick up some of the incredible baked goods. But come early. The locals know that the best stuff sells out. This is a real Provencal gem, and we are lucky to have it."
    Dined on 9/18/2013