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Girasol - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
970 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

At Girasol, the backbone of our refined-rustic cuisine is defined by the changing seasons and our relationship with local farmers.
Girasol’s cuisine was started on the tradition of Chef CJ Jacobson’s interpretation of the California cuisine, and that tradition continues to be tastefully enriched with avant-garde cuisine.
Girasol is focused on supporting local farmers and purveyors by purchasing daily only the freshest sustainable products to bring our guests a dining experience that is both approachable and unique.
This is the fundamental culinary concept that inspired our namesake, the Sunflower. It evokes a warm and inviting environment suitable for any occasion. We welcome you to experience our cuisine and hospitality in a neighborhood-friendly atmosphere.

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  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. h

    helens

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They closed on 9/16 and did not advise, did not contact us about our reservation which was made a while back. We were celebrating a birthday, and arrived at a closed restaurant!!!! Increadibly inconvenienced and rude of the restaurant not to notify their customers.

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    Tastey1

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sad this gem is closing. Great food, ambience and service!

  3. AN

    ANNEW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Disappointing. This restaurant was good before and we have not been there for over a year and a half since we do not reside in the area. Quality and service has gone down the hill. No wonder it was half empty on a Saturday night. With so many good restaurants in the LA food scene and many upcoming ones I am not sure how they can compete. It is sad because we used to like this place. We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday but the waiter didn’t even acknowledge it even after Ibad told him in his face. The food came it haphazardly, you get a fried snapper and grilled chcicken right after bread and then the Hamachi finally comes out after two more appetizers. All dishes were on a crowded table and waiters didn’t even bother to pick up empty dishes.

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    LADesigner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming here for years. I think it’s one of, if not the best restaurants in the area. There were fewer people there this time. I hope that is an anomaly because of the lack of this quality of Restaurant. My wife and friends are foodies who eat out often. We want to keep this place successful.

  5. MG

    MichaelG

    Los Angeles

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food. The house bread is wonderful and worth the small charge. The snapper fish was moist and delicious with a crisp coating. The spare rib was so tender is came off the bone without a knife. Peaches and burrata were a big hit. Bread pudding is one of the best I have ever had. Our waiter was fabulous. Did everything to accommodate our special requests, got every order right. Pacing of the courses was very comfortable. We had time to savor the food and have good conversation.

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    Melineh

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Food was great but the drinks were not good at all. Not a professional bartender at all.

  7. RL

    RobinL

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    I feel it’s over priced. Especially the drinks. For these prices the quality needs to be better.

  8. GK

    GarrettK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great quiet location, helpful staff, and tasty food.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for my father’s 91st birthday and had a perfectly lovely time- I highly recommend the polenta tortilla it was amazing!

  10. SC

    SteveC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Just a very special find. Only drawback was outdoor seating along a moderately busy street. But indoors was gorgously decorated with a very open feel. Service was impeccable and was knowledgeable about the meal. Stumped him on one question about ingredients but returned promptly with the answer. Cocktails were creative and the food beautifully presented. We stuck with an assortment of small plates and each one was a delight. Don't miss the donuts for dessert!

  11. C

    Creeker

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    All around, a very nice night. Had a table on the patio. Service was attentive, but not gushy or overly familiar. I had small plates: lamb chops and smashed potato. Smashed potato was large enough to be shared among three people. Nice wine list. Wish they had more variety in available gins (I like Junipero matinis), but that’s a minor issue. All three of us were very happy with our dinners. Nothing flashy, no gimmicks. Just fresh ingredients prepared well. Saw a permit suggesting that ownership is changing. I hope the high quality continues.

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    DavidM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Wired tension amongst the employees. Apparently, it has been sold and by the lack of professionalism and attention to detail from the Chef, it’s clear they are having some issues.

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    DebraB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had my daughter's 25th birthday dinner here and found a new fav. The food was great, service attentive and ambiance wonderful.

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    MeINLA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With a spectacular interior design, this restaurant has both great food and service.

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    JackN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    We loved Girasol the last time we were there, but it doesn't seem the same. Perhaps it was because we arrived just as it opened for the night, and of course the ambiance and everything was just warming up. But it is different

  16. MR

    MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I think it has lost it’s mojo since change of chefs/ownership. Service very good and food was ok to good where previously it was very good Cocktails average. All in all not bad but not special for it’s price point

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    Italianfoodie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    This was our go-to place for special occasions, but since Chef Jacobson left the food has gone steadily down hill. All the lovely sounding foods on the menu ended up piled on the serving plates with no distinctive tastes coming through. The octopus salad, which was a favorite, was so awful at this visit it was like eating a piece of rubber. We will not be returning.

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    AnjuC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second time here -- first with my 2 boys and this time with friends -- absolutely perfect both times - the scallops and the meat balls were out of the world both days and their cocktails and deserts are fab as well - one of my fav locations is LA

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    Cydney

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I was very disappointed by this restaurant. The food selection was bizarre. Also the placement of the items on the menu. The majority of food was under appetizers and there were very few choices for a main entree. Even tho they told us the appetizers were made to share, there was very little to share among 5 people and we needed to order a second helping.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor, service, and food was a very pleasant surprise!! I recommend to everyone

  21. C

    Colette

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here many times and it is always wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  23. DF

    DavidF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    food was great. appreciated Sage accommodating the large party (13) with a spot on the patio. Service was not up to the level of the ambience and the food. especially with a price tag the size of what we paid.

  24. m

    markd

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation with a group of 14. Food and service were awesome.

  25. TS

    TaneyS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this resturant! Food is amazing! Service was great. Had a really good time.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All in all just a beautiful restaurant with a well driven kitchen. Food stands for itself along with the wonderful wait staff. We loved every moment from drinks to dessert. I would highly recommend this place.

  27. NM

    NewMama

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always yummy. Never a bad meal. Consistent. Great healthy veggie friendly food.

  28. c

    charleenz

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    the food was amazing!!! must order the short ribs and meat balls

  29. P

    Pansygirl

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal. Grouper was beyond delicious as was the heirloom tomato salad. Great service! Paying for such a small portion of bread and butter seems ridiculous. Pricey but a nice evening out.

  30. BG

    BradG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish is an original creation, thoughtfully prepared and presented. It's easy to forget how wonderful this restaurant is, since it's right in the neighborhood and not on any restaurant row.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed this place both times before it closed.

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    orioleboy

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Expect wonderful creations from this Chef. However, depending on the night the service can be hit or miss. We dined this weekend and they appeared understaffed with servers. One server was working as many as six tables. As you would expect, finer creations cost a little more than most restaurants. That’s what made it especially frustrating when our server didn’t even take our drink order and relied on the hostess. Eventually, he came to the table in a rush and said, “Are you ready to order?” Since we were not ordering a cheesesteak from the local sub shop, we asked if there were any specials then, if we could have more time. This same server brought over desert menus the minute we finished our appetizers. We had to remind him we hadn’t eaten the main course yet. Does this present the entire picture better now? We will be back because the food is so good. The Chef and or management need to consider hiring more servers or auditing the ones they have.

  33. MH

    MichaelH

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    We have eaten here several times and have always love it. Our last exact here wasn’t very good. Service was very slow and inattentive. We will be back, but if that happens again we will not.

  34. MR

    MickeyR

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    What a great little restaurant in Studio City by Woodbridge Park. An odd location for sure, this is a West Hollywood or Beverly Hills level restaurant with excellent decor and a great menu. The food was outstanding, the waitstaff attentive without being annoying, and one of the better decorated restaurant interiors I've seen. Parking was difficult: no valet the night we were there and the streets are all permit parking only.

  35. ML

    MLTaylor

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Crispy Snapper!!!!!! Crispy Kale!!!!!! Amazing!!!!! Then, there is the bartender, Alex. She rocks! This restaurant is truly a gem. We also had the octopus salad, very tender, and some meat balls that were perfect.

  36. LR

    LewisR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food, service were excellent. Noise level a little high. Will definitely go there again and recommend to others.

  37. NF

    NeilF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Red snapper and lamb chops were excellent. Chops were a little pricey.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cory was great!

  39. ED

    EmilyDazzle

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great seasonal menu that changes often!

  40. LA

    LAFoodie

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We have been going to Girasol a lot in the last 2 years and first time we are disappointed ...new chef. The appetizers were very disappointing and the entrees were average even if the menu did not change that much. Overpriced, not the service we have been used to either! Should we really go back?

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