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Wally's Beverly Hills

447 N. Canon Dr. (S. Santa Monica Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-475-3540
The wine and spirits shop Wally's has expanded with this Beverly Hills marketplace/restaurant serving elevated bistro fare.

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Open daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
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Wally's Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Wally's Beverly Hills Restaurant Review

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EDITOR'S NOTE: CHEF DAVID FÉAU HAS LEFT THE RESTAURANT
About the restaurant: Wally's president Christian Navarro started out sweeping floors at the iconic Los Angeles wine store, but his potential as a sommelier was soon discovered and he became an integral part of the business. Decades later, he teamed up with brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano, co-founders of the clothing line GUESS?, to purchase the company and expand with Wally's Beverly Hills. (There is also a location in Santa Monica.) This is a wine shop and gourmet marketplace, but it's also a restaurant and bar serving elevated bistro fare. The convivial atmosphere gives the feeling of an ongoing party. Out front are heat lamps and small tables flanking the glass doors of the entrance. Inside, the white marble bar and tables (mostly communal) are surrounded by impressive wine shelves. On one side, patrons will find the wine vault, and opposite it is the display of cheeses, chocolates, bread and more.

Food & Drinks: Chef David Féau created the menu of elevated bistro fare, but he has since departed the restaurant. Dishes have included bone-in whole chicken with smashed fingerling potatoes, broccolini and Albufera sauce, or wood oven baked French sea bass with burnt lemon, blistered cherry tomatoes and seasonal vegetables. Desserts, such as dark chocolate fondant with hazelnut praline and nitro raspberry, are simple but flavorful. Wine director Matthew Turner is ready to assist with selections, while the bar team can whip up a classic cocktail or creation du jour. We like the "Pomp it Up" --- a wordplay on pamplemousse (French for "grapefruit") --- with vodka, Giffard Pamplemousse Rose and grapefruit juice. Since Wally's Beverly Hills is open until 2 a.m., it's a great spot for a late-night bite or gourmet shopping expedition.
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