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Cest Si Bon
Like this? You should see it in the daylight.

A little bit of European élan just landed on Beverly Boulevard with the opening of Terrine. And while the eatery?s got a lovely nightly dinner service, it?s the Friday through Sunday brunch that really stands out.

Valet your car in the back parking lot, then walk through the arched doorway down into a 64-seat garden that?s anchored in the middle by a large old oak. Slide into a red leather banquette, enjoy the sunlight reflected in the antique mirrors lining the wall and choose from the tightly edited, everything-looks-good menu. (Vanilla-battered pain perdu, anyone?)

Best bets include an avocado toast prepared with salsa verde and a squeeze of Meyer lemon ($8). We?d get that in lieu of a salad (pourquoi pas?) and share the assiete de charcuteries ($26) with our tablemate--house-made pork rilletes, country pâte, truffled chicken liver and more served with pickles, olives and crusty bread.

To wash it down, make it a prosecco cocktail with a splash of cranberry ($12)--because, well, life is short, yes?

Terrine, 8265 Beverly Blvd.; 323-746-5130 or

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