ExceptionalWe've eaten here before, and been baffled by the variable service, but always very pleased with the food. This time we went in the evening, in a family group, and it was exceptional on every front. The waiter, Pierre, was charming and helpful (his colleague, Guillaume, is another credit to his profession). The Sancerre is the best we have ever tasted. Two of us started with gazpacho, bursting with flavour. The scallops were succulent and fresh. Entrees: the chicken was, our teenagers confirmed, the best ever. The shrimp special - 'en cocotte' - absolutely superb. The chocolate soufflé lived up to expectation: the dish was scraped clean. M. Giraud was on hand, a proud and happy patron. The best food in the Palisades, by some distance.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMthird thursdayOn the third Thursday of each month Chef Alain Giraurd has a prix fixe tasting menu. It was excellent. You can choose
the wine pairing or simply order by the glass or bottle from an impressive wine list. The waiters are just as nice and helpful
as you would hope. When you look out the window you almost imagine the the street is actually the Seine and that you
are in Paris. Wonderful greeting by Chef Alain made everyone feel at home.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Experienced ChefAfter more than one visit one can tell by consistancy, presentation and quality and taste that this Restaurant is maintained by a an experinced and nuanced Chef!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect cooking!!!Have not had a better chocolate soufflé ever not even in France. The crab cake appetizer melts on your mouth. Coq a vin was the best. I am a believer I'm French food again5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday Night in Pacific PalisadesWe were greeted with warm smiles by the owner and the hostess. The owner is French and so were many of Friday night's dinner guests. The staff are young, enthusiastic, fast and get the details right on the first try. The bibb lettuce salad was nearly a full head of fresh, light greens with a vinagrette a tad bit heavy on the vinegar for my taste, but my wife loved it. The scallops were perfect, but slightly on on the cool side. The bread is excellent as is the butter. I cannot buy butter this flavorful. My wife had salmon which was served over peppers with a pepper/red sauce. Very tasty. I had steak. It was grass fed Angus--a bit cool, chewy and gamey but excellent. The chocolate souffle alone was worth the drive from San Diego.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second dinner in your restaurantMy second dinner in your restaurant in one month and definitely not the last one.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good preparation andVery good preparation and flavors, can get noisy when crowded, large windows make it appear more open than it is. Small menu, but varied and with a couple unique dishes, the salmon tartar is excellent. The wine menu is limited but well varied and usually there is a featured high quality wine that is featured by the carafe and half carafe. On Mondays it is "no corkage" night and all wines are half price. The wine prices are reasonable to begin with and a bargain in a restaurant like this at half price.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, betterFood was delicious, better than expected. Only thing not perfect were the oysters. They weren't the freshest and the shucking left many broken shells. This needs to be better.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, the duck confitGreat food, the duck confit "cocotte" was spectacular. Very nice French vibe to the place and corkage friendly, overall a great experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always enjoyable toIt is always enjoyable to spend an evening at Maison Giraud. We very much like the butter lettuce salad, and the scallops this past Saturday were particularly good.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPARIS IN PACIFIC PALISADESIT IS SO GREAT TO HAVE AN OWNER OPERATED RESTAURANT OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY-THANK YOU MR. GIRAUD.
WE HAD THE SPECIAL BOUILLABAISSE- INCREDIBLE.
THE BREADS BAKED ON PREMISE SUPERB.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE MAISON GIRAUD.
GO AND FEEL LIKE YOU'VE GONE TO PARIS WITHOUT THE FLIGHT OVER1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Palisades French BistroNeighborhood gem with a great French menu and nice ambience. Welcoming staff and nice authentic French offerings. The restaurant is a fun find in the Palisades and the food and staff are the icing on the cake. We went here using a Gilt City voucher,but we'll definitely be back!!12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM