Maison Giraud

Row 1

1032 Swarthmore Ave (at Monument St)
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-7562
French, American
$ $ $
Tue–Sun: 8:00 AM–3:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Chef Alain Giraud makes weekly trips to the farmers' market for the latest ingredients in an ever-changing menu of seasonal specials.
  • croissants are awesome!
  • Sunday brunch is great with the weekly Palisades farmers market just out front
  • Pretty good chocolate croissant, mediocre coffee. Often run out of plain croissants before lunch.
  • Nice servers.
  • Crisp and bronzed on the outside, utterly tender and butter-fraught on the inside, their croissants are masterworks, with or without chocolate
  • Both the plain croissant and the pain au chocolat that pastry chef Noubar Yessayan bakes daily at Alain Giraud's lovely French restaurant have long attained near legendary status in this town
  • Wait to be seated or you'll end up getting looked at funny when you take your takeout to a table oops
  • The vegetarian cliche is fantastic. The soups are light and delicious. The croissants are Devine. I always feel well take. Care of. Only skip the kids grilled cheese, they'll be disappointed.
  • Order chocolate souffl ahead of time (takes 20 mins) big enough for two or even four to taste.
  • While it just says "French Toast" on the menu, this is the classic "Pain Perdu" version you will not forget. Soaked brioche and then cooked in an oven to perfection. Served up with Cream and berries.
  • Giraud's kitchen excels in simple luxuries: an eggshell, hollowed out and refilled with egg custard and savory chantilly and topped with caviar.
  • L.A.'s best croissants these things are phenomena unto themselves, essentially cultured French butter given the powers of crunch and flake and heft.
  • Maison Giraud is a proper bistro, sparked with chef Giraud's Provenal touches tomatoes, peppers, garlic, artichokes drawing most of its produce from farmers markets, and rarely less than French.
  • There is a cocotte of the day an arrangement of duck confit with turned vegetables one night, mussels in cream sauce the next that tends to be the best food in the place.
  • best croissants in LA.... magnificent place for Sunday brunch.
  • I would go so far as to say that you can find the BEST croissants here.
  • Great breakfasts and pastries, very nice place and service
  • The croissants are sooooo To-Die-For... and sooooo buttery #deathbycroissants
  • Everyone loves the chocolate croissant and it was delicious but blueberry Danish was AWESOME!

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