Anisette Brasserie is open today, and will be open tomorrow. If you were wondering, given conflicting news to the contrary. A press release today announcing that the Santa Monica restaurant had closed was followed shortly afterwards by another one announcing that it is still open, but that there would be ownership changes. This we know because we just got off the phone with chef Alain Giraud, who answered his cell phone sounding a bit cranky. To say the least. “It's bullshit,” said Giraud. “We're still open, we're going to stay open.” The restaurant was not open today, but only for lunch. Because Anisette stopped serving lunch, as of this week, according to their publicist, Greg Rogers. Stay tuned; we'll find out soon enough.
Alain Giraud outside Anisette; Credit: Anisette Brasserie