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Dinner @ Girasol Studio City

  • Aug 18, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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Hi everyone!

As an avid foodie, I'm SO excited to try this new restaurant in Studio City. Join us for Sunday supper at Girasol, a new 120-seat restaurant in Studio City from Top Chef alum C.J. Jacobson. Jacobson, who recently returned from an apprenticeship at Noma in Copenhagen, got involved with Girasol because he felt it was a unique addition to the neighborhood. "I get to showcase my take on California cuisine, drawing from SoCal's Mexican roots, ties to the Pacific and bounty of seasonal and fresh ingredients," Jacobson says. A metal modern-art sunflower installation (girasol means sunflower in Spanish) lines the ceiling.

The menu is "rustic-refined." Think California fare inspired by local farmers (sourcing from Santa Monica and Studio City farmers markets). Dishes include octopus salad with long-roasted eggplant, Little Gem, rosemary ash oil, sweet and sour chili and toasted lovage; whole fried red snapper with crispy greens, fermented Fresno chili, sauce of kumquat, sorrel and citrus; and olive oil cake with peaches, crème fraîche and house-made fruit leather.

I will be getting the menu from the manager shortly, so I'll attempt to put it on this Meetup page. In the meantime, feel free to visit their website: or check out their yelp reviews.

***Please RSVP responsibly. No shows will be removed from the group, no exceptions***

***Please be on time. We will begin ordering about fifteen minutes after the scheduled Meetup time***

***Valet or Street parking available***

Thanks and see you there!

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  • Sandy

    The presentation of the food was beautiful and the taste lived up to the way it was presented.

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Bonnie J.

    The atmosphere was beautiful and the restaurant was packed with customers.

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Evi

    great food

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Livia

    The restaurant was very beautiful and presentations of dishes, especially my beet salad, very pretty! As usual, I enjoyed catching up with everyone!

    August 18, 2013

  • Cathy

    I really enjoyed my dinner. Great pick. I will definitely go back there again and maybe be brave enough to try the octopus salad

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • Heather

    Always good to talk with friends and share a dining experience.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Anita

    Great food and great company.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow it filled up super fast. Fortunate to get in.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Livia

    Hi all! Looks like we have great turnout going for Girasol. Please check your RSVP and make sure if you are bringing a guest, the guest will definitely show up as well. We have a limited RSVP this time, so please be considerate to those on the waitlist. Thanks!

    July 26, 2013

  • Lynne

    Yelp reviews were pretty favorable!

    1 · July 26, 2013

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