OK, now this is fun. Whatever your preconceptions about Beverly Hills, this attitude-free place both embraces the stereotype and turns it on its head. Very laid-back locals partake of fancy cuisine while listening to jazz bands, big-band trios and eclectic DJ mixes. Vodka is the star here, and patrons can sample the world’s best in the Vodbox, a custom-designed walk-in freezer where patrons are swaddled in faux fur coats and hats for flights and bottle tastings (call ahead to reserve a session). The kitchen is known for luscious, vodka-infused small plates and appetizers; dinner is just average. Best of all: Happy hour lasts all day on Mondays.
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Nic’s Beverly Hills
453 N Canon Dr. (at N. Santa Monica), Beverly Hills
Our Rating Neighborhood Beverly Hills Phone 310/550-5707 Web site Nic’s Beverly Hills