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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
9:30 PM
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Girasol

4.2
905 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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At Girasol, the backbone of our refined-rustic cuisine is defined by the changing seasons and our relationship with the local farmers. Girasol’s cuisine was built on the tradition of Chef CJ Jacobson’s interpretation of the California cuisine, and that tradition continues to be tastefullyenriched with avant-garde cuisine. Girasol is focused on supporting local farmers and purveyors by using 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation

Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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Phone number
(818) 924-2323
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What 905 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.3
value
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55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMLTaylor (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Recipe for a 5 Star Sat.night. Start with a skinny margarita, followed by roasted beets. Lamb chops and a crispy red snapper with crispy kale. Wow!!!!! Go!!! Enjoy!!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The restaurant was top notch everything was outstanding

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kendorfman (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is superb, the service outstanding but, it is too pricey for anything other than expense account dining. A shame. I live a couple of blocks away and would eat here weekly otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Girasol has seen better days. Menu is tired and worse was the preparation. Lamb chops over cooked and dry. Wine list still good. Time for a serious revamp of menu and new folks in the kitchen.

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KevinM (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I have visited Girasol several times before. We’ve always had a good experience. We’ve had difficulty choosing what we want to eat with there being so many interesting options. But last night we were extremely disappointed.

The menu changes seasonally. The current menu seams uninspired. The food was mediocre - and a lot less of it than on previous visits. The burratta suffered from exchanging the peaches for citrus. And the entire serving was a couple of tablespoons.

Add to that really poor service. We were sitting alone in the dining room, having finished our meal. The hostess saw us waiting, but made no effort to contact the waiter.

To sum it up, the restaurant gives the impression with the menu, quality of food and poor service of an organization that has given up. I understand CJ is spending most of his time in Chicago with a new restaurant and visits Girasol twice a month. I wonder if he realizes how it has declined.

We won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

What a treat - the chef created delicious, beautiful and inspired dishes that were as enjoyable to behold with the eyes as they were to eat. The flavor combinations and textures were brilliant and the preparation and presentation were second to none.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious, everything was incredibly tasty but super expensive for the portion size

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome as always!!

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Aubie1969 (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Should have recognized that a virtually empty place on a Friday night was not a great sign. The menu is OK if you like somewhat odd foods, but I had a difficult time deciding on what to order because there was something unappealing about everything on it. Lots of fish dishes, and all three of us ordered fish. Two of the meals had nice presentations - complete fish. I went with the sea bass because it comes with spätzle, but then learned it contains onions (shallots or leeks, can't remember, which disagree with me) so they offered vegetables instead. When it came, the piece of sea bass was so small my plate looked mostly empty compared to the other two. I asked if the vegetables were coming and was told they were under the fish. There was about a ¼ inch layer of spinach with a couple of cherry tomatoes sliced in half. The fish and spinach tasted good, but it was a very small portion compared to the other two. The prices are high (over $300 for 3 of us with drinks).

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed. I have dined at Girasol on numerous occasions and truly enjoyed the meals. I have a feeling now that CJ left, things have gone downhill. I got a bad vibe the second I walked in. The attitude of the staff was different than before. They were standing around talking to one another and ignoring customers. After being seated my wife and I sat for a good 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. The food was mediocre, not like before, but the terrible service made the evening not enjoyable. I will not be going back. Really disappointed because this was a place that used to be great.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation

Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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Cross street
Bakman
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(818) 924-2323
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Parking details
In addition to our valet service for your convenience, street parking is also available
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Executive chef
CJ Jacobson
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Girasol can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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