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9646 N. Santa Monica Blvd. (Beverly Hills)
Beverly Hills, CA
(1) 310-205-8990 | www.anfamily.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat.: 5:30pm-11:30pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
RESERVATIONSRecommended for dinner
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 9-20; USD 20-50
FAMOUS PLATESGarlic noodles; drunken crab; tiger prawns
DRINKS AND WINEGreat cocktails, especially martinis; pricey wine list
# OF SEATS50-100
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
Mega points for creative décor at this posh Vietnamese joint: a glass-covered stream of koi swim through the bar, while the two-tier dining room is a faithful reconstruction of a French colonial-style Hanoi mansion. The space is light and bright, yet despite its grandiosity, tables are cramped and the crowd on the see-and-be-seen side. Be prepared for your too-close-for-comfort neighbors to be craning their necks to see who’s behind you.
Well-heeled trendy Beverly Hills types and a smattering of celebs.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Definitely dress to impress. If you come at lunch, go for a relaxed designer look (hip label jeans, sleek top), while for dinner, try a little dress and funky heels.
GO HERE WITH
Shopping pals for lunch; a hot date for dinner
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is a great lunch spot if you’re hitting the shops in Beverly Hills. We dig the sizzling evening scene, too.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
More space between tables, please.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you have a choice, interior views of the bar-side koi stream and from the balcony-level of the dining room trump those on the outdoor terrace.
San Francisco; Palo Alto
Le Colonial (New York)
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