Crustacean Beverly Hills



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9646 S. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California
310.205.8990 · anfamily.com

Crustacean Beverly Hills is a rare restaurant, whose origins can be traced back to one woman's flight from Communism. This is just the beginning of chef/owner Helene An's story; after her family arrived in America, they opened what became a series of lauded restaurants, culminating in Crustacean Beverly Hills. Both the design especially the dramatic, glass-covered "Walk on Water" koi pond—and the fusion cuisine pay homage to An's family life in Frenchcolonial Vietnam. Wine director Chris Bradford finds a myriad of opportunities for wine pairings, particularly the chance to highlight German and Alsatian jewels: once you've tried the steamed crab from the Secret Kitchen (only family members allowed!) with Pfeffingen's 2007 Scheurebe Spätlese, you'll understand the allure of An's cooking.

The Stats
Number of selections: 600
Bottles in inventory: 3,000
Number of wines by the glass: 34
BYO: Yes. Corkage Fee: $35 per bottle if wine is not on list, $50 if it is, with a 2-bottle (or one magnum) limit.
Wine list highlights: International selections, especially Alsatian whites, including Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Twenty-five German Rieslings, including Joh. Jos. Prüm, Weil and Dr. Loosen. Cult Cabs, including Screaming Eagle, Colgin, Harlan, Araujo and Bryant Family. Twentythree different selections from Domaine de la Romanée Conti.

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