Fraiche

Food & Drink
312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
82% of 546 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    French, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Burgers
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    French, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Burgers
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

242 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
The food and service was top notch, even though your Culver City location was overwhelmed due to the fire at your Santa Monica location. Your staff was extremely courteous. However, as there was the fire during the time allotted to use our Groupon deal, I really felt you should have extended the date to use the coupon. However, I was told that wasn't possible.
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Report | 4 years ago
Both tables on either side of us had GroupOns. The waiter was polite and professional but we didn't get enough attention from him that I would from a restaurant class of Fraiche - it may have been due to being short-staffed, which is a management issue. We had been to Fraiche 3 years ago and it seems the menu is still the same. Last, my Groupon included 2 Proseccos - these were added to the bill at $10 each ($20) but only $12 was deducted. We overpaid $8 and I didn't want to make a big deal of it and waste more time.
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Report | 4 years ago
It just seemed that the menu had changed from artistic French food to heavier, more "American" fare. Also, the bar atmosphere seemed more pronounced. I remember earlier experiences being like a discovery of something amazing. This was more straightforward, regular food, and consequently, to me felt overpriced. The service, however, was excellent.
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Report | 4 years ago
great location & menu in Culver City
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Report | 4 years ago
Not a great variety on menu. Price a little high for value.
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Report | 4 years ago
I think the food and service is very good.
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Report | 4 years ago
Thank you for a lovely meal, beautifully served in a charming atmosphere . We'll be back!
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Report | 4 years ago
The food was merely mediocre. I think the Culver City location tries harder because they rely on repeat customers rather than tourists in Santa Monica. The waiter was pretentious. You do not need to say "bon appetite" when serving each course. Also, I would suggest that when one of the party orders a particular dish, he not say "that is the best dish here" suggesting that the others are not quite so good. I heard him say the same thing to the table next to us when the woman ordered the same thing I was having.
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Report | 4 years ago
The restaurant was very busy the night we were there but the service was not pushy. We did not feel rushed.
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Report | 4 years ago
My business associate and I had reservations on the last day of the Groupon. We showed up to find that they were closed that day. When we were able to reschedule this past week, the manager would not honor the Groupon.
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From Our Editors

Located in Santa Monica, Fraiche is a popular French restaurant that offers wonderful pasta. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a classy vibe. Not in the mood for the pasta? They offer a menu with plenty of options. Expect a yummy meal that makes the visit worth it.

If you're trying to plan ahead, most people will be quick to point out that Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the best nights to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when you want to soak up a bit of that California sun. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, though it can a be bit pricey, you're going to get what you pay for.

For those keeping an eye on their diet, the menu does feature vegetarian items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for a romantic occasion and doing business, in addition to local cuisine and special occasions. In addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty broad selection behind the bar.

A good option for dinner, Fraiche definitely won't leave you disappointed. Its dinner is known to be "happy," while the meal is "great." Along with valet, visitors have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street).

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