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After Months of Speculation, Anisette Brasserie Bids Au Revoir

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Unfortunately, we called it. In an additional bout of shutter news, months and months after rumors swirled that Alain Giraud's Anisette Brasserie was about to call it quits, his PR team has issues the following statement:

"It is with much regret that I inform you that Anisette Brasserie has closed its doors permanently today. After 2 years of successful operation in Santa Monica, restaurant management has decided that it is no longer a viable business, and therefore must close its doors. Anisette Brasserie thrived in the Los Angeles dining scene during what was arguably one of the most challenging economic climates in recent history. Throughout its run its dedicated staff, culinary talent and loyal patrons helped Anisette reach great success. We wish our team well and recommend each and every member of our family for opportunities elsewhere, and thank you for your patronage."
The restaurant abruptly and unexplainably closed its doors earlier this week, here now the reason why. In other news, Anisette's OC outpost is still underway in Irvine and Giraud is looking to reopen Anisette elsewhere in LA. [EaterWire]

The Latest: Details are apparently still hazy over at Anisette. PR shares an update that Anisette will be opened for business this weekend as the restaurant changes ownership and the brasserie may or may not continue on as Anisette. Developing...


225 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401