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The Timeless Mid Century Vibe of Nic's Beverly Hills, A Chic Vodka Bar in 90210

It's a Monday night at 7 p.m., so grab your fur coat and let's get drinking.

Nic's Beverly Hills
Nic's Beverly Hills
Wonho Frank Lee
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Larry Nicola founded Nic's Beverly Hills back in 1997 after nearly two decades of success as a fine dining restaurateur in Silver Lake and Downtown. About nine years later, he upped the ante with the VODBOX, an ice cold walk-in freezer with 30 shelves of vodkas from around the world. Patrons grab huge fur coats and hats, sipping a mid-meal shot of vodka at the ideal temperature.

Back in the dining room, Nicola presents a familiar menu of everything from grilled shrimp cocktail and steak tartare to more luxurious bites like osetra caviar. In a part of town where glamour is pervasive, Nic's is a true neighborhood spot where regulars can slide into a banquette, sip some martinis prepared tableside, and relax in the mid-century mod environs.

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Nic's Beverly Hills
453 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee

Nic's Restaurant

453 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 550-5707 Visit Website