Fraiche

★★★★★

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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

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★★★★★

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

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This is a Mediterranean and French restaurant and isn't as popular as it used to be. The prices are high, the experience is forgettable but the food is acceptable.

3
★★★☆☆

This is a Mediterranean and French restaurant and isn't as popular as it used to be. The prices are high, the experience is forgettable but the food is acceptable.

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Too bad because I liked brunch here.

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★★★★★

Too bad because I liked brunch here.

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

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★★★★★

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

Pros: Monkfish "Francaise"

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This is the third time my Wifey and I have tried this place. May NOT be back.\r
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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??\r
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Why did

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★★★★★

This is the third time my Wifey and I have tried this place. May NOT be back.\r
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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??\r
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Why did

Pros: Food-------Flatiron Steak WOW

Cons: STAFF

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: owner is out!

Cons: owner was there for too long

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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,

3
★★★★★

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,

Pros: location, patio seating

Cons: poor service, uncomfortable chairs, mediocre food

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

3
★★★★★

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

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It's a Friday evening and we happened to order the fondue at the bar 10 minutes later our table was ready... HOWEVER the food we ordered at the bar could NOT be taken to our table! WHAT?!? The drinks can but not the food. So we basically

3
★★★★★

It's a Friday evening and we happened to order the fondue at the bar 10 minutes later our table was ready... HOWEVER the food we ordered at the bar could NOT be taken to our table! WHAT?!? The drinks can but not the food. So we basically

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The title says it all. A group of us went for dinner here a few weeks ago and I have to say we were disappointed on many levels. While the ambiance is nice, the food was quite average (especially for the price) and the service was

3
★★★★★

The title says it all. A group of us went for dinner here a few weeks ago and I have to say we were disappointed on many levels. While the ambiance is nice, the food was quite average (especially for the price) and the service was

Pros: Location

Cons: Pushy service and overpriced

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For those of us that appreciate good food and live in the Culver City area, we now have a restaurant that is first rate in food and has an edgy, but adult setting. I love fish, but it is tough to find chefs that consistently prepare it

3
★★★★★

For those of us that appreciate good food and live in the Culver City area, we now have a restaurant that is first rate in food and has an edgy, but adult setting. I love fish, but it is tough to find chefs that consistently prepare it

Pros: Perfectly prepared meals

Cons: Phone well in advance for a reservation

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We really enjoyed a recent dinner with friends at Fraiche. The service was excellent and our server was very patient with our many rounds of appetizers and cocktails before dinner. Everything was excellent but the mong fish was

3
★★★★★

We really enjoyed a recent dinner with friends at Fraiche. The service was excellent and our server was very patient with our many rounds of appetizers and cocktails before dinner. Everything was excellent but the mong fish was

Pros: Mong fish, cocktails, overall dining experience

Cons: Misleading happy hour times

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A word of warning: Fraiche advertises a happy hour on various lists as being from 5:30-7, then you arrive and find it ends at 6:30. Unethical? You decide, but you should know. It's too bad that a place with good food thinks of its

3
★★★★★

A word of warning: Fraiche advertises a happy hour on various lists as being from 5:30-7, then you arrive and find it ends at 6:30. Unethical? You decide, but you should know. It's too bad that a place with good food thinks of its

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Have been here a couple of times now and I can truly say this restaurant is great. The atmosphere is vibrant and full of life. The food is superb. The service is casual and unobtrusive. This is no Providence or even Hatfields. However

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★★★★★

Have been here a couple of times now and I can truly say this restaurant is great. The atmosphere is vibrant and full of life. The food is superb. The service is casual and unobtrusive. This is no Providence or even Hatfields. However

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well, it is clear from reading the reviews here that the owner is a bit of a despot--he seems like he has been mistreated in life and wants to make everyone else--including his staff miserable. Not only is he miserable, but he also is

3
★★★★★

well, it is clear from reading the reviews here that the owner is a bit of a despot--he seems like he has been mistreated in life and wants to make everyone else--including his staff miserable. Not only is he miserable, but he also is

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Good place to get a drink.

3
★★★★★

Good place to get a drink.

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I REALLY wanted to like this place. In fact, I was so eager to like it, that I gave it THREE chances. I am a local (within walking distance) so I was very eager to love this place and have a regular restaurant to bring guests.

Visit #1:

3
★★★★★

I REALLY wanted to like this place. In fact, I was so eager to like it, that I gave it THREE chances. I am a local (within walking distance) so I was very eager to love this place and have a regular restaurant to bring guests.

Visit #1:

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My wife and I ordered each a different course prix fixe meal. She got the 4 and I got the 6; the server said it was okay to get different courses. 20 minutes later the manager said we cannot order like that even though our server said we

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★★★★★

My wife and I ordered each a different course prix fixe meal. She got the 4 and I got the 6; the server said it was okay to get different courses. 20 minutes later the manager said we cannot order like that even though our server said we

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Went on New Years with my spouse and another couple and ordered off of their Prix Fixe menu. We received each course and then the TINY entrees; the taste was subpar. The couple I went with said the entrees are double the size; I was

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★★★★★

Went on New Years with my spouse and another couple and ordered off of their Prix Fixe menu. We received each course and then the TINY entrees; the taste was subpar. The couple I went with said the entrees are double the size; I was

Pros: I'm thinking...humm...the atmosphere....

Cons: service, portion size, value, and taste

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If you like going to a place for just the ambiance, people watching, and trendiness then this is a place for you. However, if you care about food quality and good service, then look elsewhere. We waited 2 hours after being seated for

3
★★★★★

If you like going to a place for just the ambiance, people watching, and trendiness then this is a place for you. However, if you care about food quality and good service, then look elsewhere. We waited 2 hours after being seated for

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I have read the past negitive postings and I disagree 100%. First of all, let me mention the hosts...I was warmly greated and immediatley seated. My boyfriend and I sat at the bar and the service was exceptional. We had a progressive

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★★★★★

I have read the past negitive postings and I disagree 100%. First of all, let me mention the hosts...I was warmly greated and immediatley seated. My boyfriend and I sat at the bar and the service was exceptional. We had a progressive

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When my family and I dined at the restaurant for a recent birthday celebration we were very disappointed. The food was good, not great --dessert was really disappointing, but worst of all was the service. We dined late and got the feeling

3
★★★★★

When my family and I dined at the restaurant for a recent birthday celebration we were very disappointed. The food was good, not great --dessert was really disappointing, but worst of all was the service. We dined late and got the feeling

Pros: Pumpkin Bombolini (but not the accompanying sauce)

Cons: cannot order bar menu at the tables

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You would think this place would be good after being written up in the NY Times, but rumor has it that the editor wanted a piece of the Culver City action in the article and Fraiche was seemingly the "fine dining" choice in the city. Well

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★★★★★

You would think this place would be good after being written up in the NY Times, but rumor has it that the editor wanted a piece of the Culver City action in the article and Fraiche was seemingly the "fine dining" choice in the city. Well

Pros: Culver City

Cons: Staff needs improvement, ambiance is stuffy

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Do not go here -- The owner will yell at you, the server will rush you, and the food is substandard.

3
★★★★★

Do not go here -- The owner will yell at you, the server will rush you, and the food is substandard.

Pros: nothing

Cons: service, ownership

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I was strolling through downtown Culver City last Saturday night with my wife and mother. We saw several open tables at Fraiche at around 8:00. We walked in and I told the Maitre'd we wanted drinks and appetizers at the bar. We weren't

3
★★★★★

I was strolling through downtown Culver City last Saturday night with my wife and mother. We saw several open tables at Fraiche at around 8:00. We walked in and I told the Maitre'd we wanted drinks and appetizers at the bar. We weren't

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We ate at Fraiche for two nights running, on Weds. Sept. 24 and Thursday Sept. 25 (as walk-in escapees from Fords Filling Station). We had reservations on Wednesday for 6.30 but arrived early. We were seated promptly inside, and as we

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★★★★★

We ate at Fraiche for two nights running, on Weds. Sept. 24 and Thursday Sept. 25 (as walk-in escapees from Fords Filling Station). We had reservations on Wednesday for 6.30 but arrived early. We were seated promptly inside, and as we

Pros: Excellent food at decent prices; lively atmosphere

Cons: REALLY rushed service one out of two nights

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My husband and I eat out every Saturday night. This particular Saturday, I went with my girlfriends to check out this place. We got there early and checked in with the maitre d'/hostess. Not very nice! We've been to alot of places;

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★★★★★

My husband and I eat out every Saturday night. This particular Saturday, I went with my girlfriends to check out this place. We got there early and checked in with the maitre d'/hostess. Not very nice! We've been to alot of places;

Pros: Great bar, great bartender, nice patio

Cons: Awful Maitre d

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We were having a lovely evening outdoors and the food was delicious, then we ordered a bottle of wine....The cork was clearly ruined, soaked through and it broke when the waiter tried to open it. We tasted it - not aweful, but not quite

3
★★★★★

We were having a lovely evening outdoors and the food was delicious, then we ordered a bottle of wine....The cork was clearly ruined, soaked through and it broke when the waiter tried to open it. We tasted it - not aweful, but not quite

Pros: Great Food

Cons: The worst attitude and service I've ever experienced.

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A friend and I have a monthly dinner date around town and we scheduled July's at Fraiche on Tuesday evening. We were not dissappointed: the food was terrific. I started with seafood risotto which was beautifully cooked - bits and

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★★★★★

A friend and I have a monthly dinner date around town and we scheduled July's at Fraiche on Tuesday evening. We were not dissappointed: the food was terrific. I started with seafood risotto which was beautifully cooked - bits and

Pros: Yummy Food, lovely patio

Cons: Service needs a little polish

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My husband and I were so excited to finally try Fraiche and made a reservation for Sunday night at 6:15. The hostess was not friendly and our waitress seemed overworked. We ate on the patio which was relatively full and she was the only

3
★★★★★

My husband and I were so excited to finally try Fraiche and made a reservation for Sunday night at 6:15. The hostess was not friendly and our waitress seemed overworked. We ate on the patio which was relatively full and she was the only

Pros: Pretty decor

Cons: Service and food are both bad

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We've tried many times to get a table at Fraiche at the last minute but it is so popular that you really do need to plan ahead. This time we walked in on a Saturday at 6:30 and it was already packed. We ended up eating at one of the bar

3
★★★★★

We've tried many times to get a table at Fraiche at the last minute but it is so popular that you really do need to plan ahead. This time we walked in on a Saturday at 6:30 and it was already packed. We ended up eating at one of the bar

Pros: this place has it all: food, service & atmosphere -- full homerun!

Cons: need to plan ahead but well worth it.

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I recently visited Fraiche for the third time and it was a disaster! I was with three of my young, gorgeous girlfriends and we didn't have a reservation, so we agreed to wait in the bar. We were told it would only be 30 minutes. After

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★★★★★

I recently visited Fraiche for the third time and it was a disaster! I was with three of my young, gorgeous girlfriends and we didn't have a reservation, so we agreed to wait in the bar. We were told it would only be 30 minutes. After

Pros: Great Food and Wine List

Cons: Terrible Customer Service and Snobby maitre d'

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so, my boyfriend brought me here for a date last week! FIrst of all, we sat at the bar, while we were waiting on a table! I toally recommend sitting at the bar before your table is ready, becaue the bartenders there are SO attentive

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★★★★★

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so, my boyfriend brought me here for a date last week! FIrst of all, we sat at the bar, while we were waiting on a table! I toally recommend sitting at the bar before your table is ready, becaue the bartenders there are SO attentive

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I've been to this restaurant 3 times (I figure you have to give the place a chance). My first experience was right after the opening, the service was terrible, the food was over salted, and the maitre d was obnoxious. Because this place

3
★★★★★

I've been to this restaurant 3 times (I figure you have to give the place a chance). My first experience was right after the opening, the service was terrible, the food was over salted, and the maitre d was obnoxious. Because this place

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My friend and I went in there a couple of nights ago for a drink. That was it we said - ONE DRINK! The plan was to check the place out - a future reference sort of thing - and make it an early night. It did not go down that way hahah.

3
★★★★★

My friend and I went in there a couple of nights ago for a drink. That was it we said - ONE DRINK! The plan was to check the place out - a future reference sort of thing - and make it an early night. It did not go down that way hahah.

Pros: Great ambiance, awesome bartenders

Cons: wish i lived closer hahah

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After an amazing day where my boyfriend proposed to me, what a way to top the day with a night out at what is the best restaurant I have ever been to. Fraiche service is beyond amazing, we were looked after from the second we walked in the

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★★★★★

After an amazing day where my boyfriend proposed to me, what a way to top the day with a night out at what is the best restaurant I have ever been to. Fraiche service is beyond amazing, we were looked after from the second we walked in the

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From start to finish - always a great time! We've been to Fraiche 4 times now in the past year and it never disappoints. We've enjoyed drinks at the bar and dinner in the main room and the more outside dining room which is next to the

3
★★★★★

From start to finish - always a great time! We've been to Fraiche 4 times now in the past year and it never disappoints. We've enjoyed drinks at the bar and dinner in the main room and the more outside dining room which is next to the

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The food was wonderful and our waitress was very sweet but the host at the door was by far the rudest human on this earth. I just returned from a 3 course meal with 3 friends, one of which is pregnant and was asked to stand at the bar for

3
★★★★★

The food was wonderful and our waitress was very sweet but the host at the door was by far the rudest human on this earth. I just returned from a 3 course meal with 3 friends, one of which is pregnant and was asked to stand at the bar for

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Rude host, rushed service, need a restroom upgrade

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night started off fine. some friends and i went and had some drinks. we werent being loud or drunk. my friend accidently broke a glass when he was talking. we later paid our tab and tip. as i left the place, the owner was at the host area

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★★★★★

night started off fine. some friends and i went and had some drinks. we werent being loud or drunk. my friend accidently broke a glass when he was talking. we later paid our tab and tip. as i left the place, the owner was at the host area

Pros: patio

Cons: service, staff, owner

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I made a reservation for my husband's birthday dinner through the restaurant's website, and received a confirmation phone call. When we arrived for the reservation, we were told (shouted at, actually) that our reservation had been 30

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★★★★★

I made a reservation for my husband's birthday dinner through the restaurant's website, and received a confirmation phone call. When we arrived for the reservation, we were told (shouted at, actually) that our reservation had been 30

Pros: friendly wait staff, great desserts

Cons: an appallingly poorly behaved owner; need to fight to keep a reservation

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Went there for lunch today. I really like the layout. Unlike some of the previous reviews of rude staff, I had a very pleasent encounter there. Maybe that's the difference between the lunch and dinner staff...\r
I had the chopped salad

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★★★★★

Went there for lunch today. I really like the layout. Unlike some of the previous reviews of rude staff, I had a very pleasent encounter there. Maybe that's the difference between the lunch and dinner staff...\r
I had the chopped salad

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I took my parents and friends to dinner at Fraiche not even a week ago .\r
The food and wine was excellent . We had to wait 25 minutes to be seated and the Maitre D' was definitely out of taste concerning how he treated the customers .

3
★★★★★

I took my parents and friends to dinner at Fraiche not even a week ago .\r
The food and wine was excellent . We had to wait 25 minutes to be seated and the Maitre D' was definitely out of taste concerning how he treated the customers .

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This place has been getting major media coverage: NY Times, LA Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler etc.\r
My wife and I like to dine out at good places and we have no issue spending $150-200 for a great meal AND good service.\r
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For my wife's

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★★★★★

This place has been getting major media coverage: NY Times, LA Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler etc.\r
My wife and I like to dine out at good places and we have no issue spending $150-200 for a great meal AND good service.\r
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For my wife's

Pros: Great food, nice presentation

Cons: No valet, weird vibe from maitre d/front door staff

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Last night four of us dined at Fraiche for the first time and can not stop raving about it. It really was a perfect dinner and surprisingly very reasonably priced. The best part was the delicious, interesting, beautiful food with flavors

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★★★★★

Last night four of us dined at Fraiche for the first time and can not stop raving about it. It really was a perfect dinner and surprisingly very reasonably priced. The best part was the delicious, interesting, beautiful food with flavors

Pros: Delicious, memorable food.

Cons: Culver City may be a bit off the beaten path, but quick to get to at night.

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We chose Fraiche after hearing great things about it for a Friday night double-date dinner. We made reservations two days prior. When we showed up at our reservation time we had to wait 15min to be seated. Okay, thats not a big

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★★★★★

We chose Fraiche after hearing great things about it for a Friday night double-date dinner. We made reservations two days prior. When we showed up at our reservation time we had to wait 15min to be seated. Okay, thats not a big

Pros: Food, cheap parking nearby

Cons: Bad service, lazy manager, not a lot of seating inside

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After having this restaurant highly recommended by a friend and reading the great review in Los Angeles magazine, i decided to give it a try. Our reservation was for 8:45pm, on a Saturday night. We arrived around 8:50pm and had to wait

3
★★★★★

After having this restaurant highly recommended by a friend and reading the great review in Los Angeles magazine, i decided to give it a try. Our reservation was for 8:45pm, on a Saturday night. We arrived around 8:50pm and had to wait

Pros: friendly wait staff, attentive service, good food

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In Santa Monica, the former Riva has morphed into Fraiche, a second location of the Culver City favorite formerly helmed by Jason Travi (who has left both locations). The kitchen dishes up Fraiche classics like the boudin noir lentils;…

 

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