Not Down & Out in Beverly Hills
What can I say about Spago that hasn't already been said?
We were seated across from an Oscar winning actor (from the 60's) and a Famous Director.
Lunch and dessert were also Oscar worthy.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was beyond expectations. Though we were pampered we were not 'bothered'. The food was of course prepared to perfection and the presentation was amazing. The noise level, however...bad acoustics- even though I was seated beside my partner, it was very hard to hear him talk. Other than that, a lovely experience.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good feeling on entering, genuine buzz,
Great for special occasion. Staff welcoming
9/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great evening! We especially appreciated Wolfgang Puck coming by the tables to greet the customers. The food was wonderful and the service was top-notch!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Day
We had a customer lunch at Spago recently. The food was superb, and service was wonderful. We were left alone during important conversations, and were never hurried to order or leave. Wolfgang Puck was in the restaurnt that afternoon, and he made a point of visiting each table to greet diners. All in all, it was a great experience!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was helpful, friending
Our waiter was helpful, friending and service was great. The food was terriffic.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Chinese food- who knew?
The staff make everyone feel like a special guest. The wine list is astonishing. I ordered the best steak dusk of my life confident it would not be mundane. My guest had the shrimp in black bean sauce. One if the best Chinese dishes ever. I'll be back next time I'm in LA
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to reputation
We had a wonderful meal at Spago on Friday night and it definitely lived up to its reputation. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We had a pumpkin pasta and a braised beef tortellini- both were delicious but the pumpkin pasta was a standout. Really really good! We ordered the duck for our main course- this is for two and was phenomenal. Great meal and will surely return!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
eating at spagos was all we
eating at spagos was all we hoped it would be. The waiter was attentive without being pushy and when asked to recommend some choices, he did so knowledgeable. The food also did not disappoint. We each had 4 courses that were well presented and very tasty. We each started with a Manhattan and both agreed it was the best we'd ever had. Of coarse it was pricey so unfortunately we'd have to save this place for a special occassions
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's good but not as good
It's good but not as good as it once was. The menu is trying to do too many things. It's a little rushed and unfortunately, we just don't like it as much as we did before all the big changes.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic LA, delicious, unassuming
Classicly LA. Famous and for good reason. Nothing felt pretentious about this beautiful indoor/outdoor dining room in Beverly Hills. It was perfect. Each bite was savory and rich, but not overpoweringly so. Nothing was trying too hard, and was very pleasantly perfectly-executed.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 27th anniversary was highlighte
Our 27th anniversary was highlighted with fine food & Chef Puck stopping by our table.Our signed menu added to our event.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come here quite often and the food and service is always great. Chef Wolfgang is always there and always comes out and greets the customers! This should be put on everyones must do list!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant
Spago Beverly Hills is my favorite restaurant. The food is spectacular. The service is friendly and efficient. Lots of people-watching opportunities. There is always someone famous there and its good to see that Wolfgang Puck is watching over the operations. I love the Hong Kong-style Cod and their Chocolate Dessert. They bring an amazing bread basket with these nut-covered bread crisps and warm herbed biscuits. Perfect for special occasions or when you want to treat yourself.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit noisy but still worthwhile
Great food and wine but lighting too dark on the table and very noisy with both music and background noise. Even server mentioned that music was too loud! Superb degustation menu and wine list.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unsurpassed once again!
I ate here about 12 years ago, and although the menu has changed, the food and the service have not. Once again it was worth every penny. And you can expect to spend a lot of them!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic atmosphere for couples to dine. Fire pits outside set the mood and provide warmth on a somewhat cold night.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service, amazing food
I was thoroughly satisfied with my meal at Spago. A beautiful outdoor terrace, excellent service, and some of the best food I've eaten in a long time. The sushi appetizer, the beef shortrib and the Black and white soufflé - all absolutely perfect!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extremely attentive service
Is there such a thing as overly attentive service? Yes! My one complaint with Spago, was that the staff were overly conspicuous. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was amazing, and the service was striving to be amazing, but went too far. The waiter, the busser, and the food runners all seemed to be instructed to engage with the patrons. The result was constant interruption of our dinner conversation. I'm still giving them five stars, because they figured out (without being told) that we were beginning to become irritated by the constant interruption. So halfway through the dinner they really backed off.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here to celebrate our anniversary, and it was the perfect evening. All of the staff were fantastic, and they made it a great celebration for us. We even got to see Wolfgang :)
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my reservation off by an hour and the hostess team reworked our party into our new arrival time with such a pleasant and welcomimg attitude that she put smiles on our faces From the bartender (while we enjoyed a drink before our new seating time) who made us specility drinks and worked with us to review and select new brands and tastes at main bar to our server and the wait staff - each and every person we encountered inclding the owner was welcome, warm and made the experience special across the board.
A must !
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oh my goodness
Spago was truly an incredible experience. I was with a party of 4 and we all got the five course tasting menu. I was like going on a culinary odyssey through Wolfgang Puck's mind-box. Every dish was incredibly fresh and balanced and unique. The salmon roe was unlike any salmon roe I've ever had. I never before understood why people liked salmon roe, now I understand. The 4th course was slow coming out so they gave us an extra course between the 4th and the 5th. It was a homemade ravioli thing stuffed with squash in a butter and white wine reduction. Few foods cause my other senses to shutdown, this is one of those foods. It was incredibly flavorful without being in anyway over powering. It was 3 hours of food heaven.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service at Spago could not have been any better starting right from the reservation process. Our serve Mandy was very efficient and friendly. This was my first visit to Spago Beverly Hills and I had already expected the food to be amazing and I was not disappointed. I had a cocktail called "show me love. It was very refreshing, delicate fruit flavors and not too sweet much to my liking. The wine list is amazing. I ordered the pumpkin raviolis as an appetizer which was decadent and delicious! One of my dining friends who happens to be a retired AAA inspector and food critic said his smoked jidori chicken was the best chicken he has ever had. I look forward to my next visit for a chance to experience some more.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary !!
Spago was wonderful as always. Lamb Chops were delicious! We were seated promptly at a beautiful table on the patio. Service was excellent .
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Spago for my birthday, and it was absolutely lovely. Food was very good, service was attentive, and the cocktails were delicious. I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for a high class dining experience.
Wolfgang Puck even came by and said Hi! It made it that much more special to be honored by his presence.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food great, service out of sync
All the dishes we had were outstanding, a really memorable meal. Service was a bit aggravating, though, in that our waiter was so slow getting us the wine list we had no wine for the first course, then after waiting a long time after coffee we had to flag him down to get the bill---way too long, he just plain forgot.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
best meal ever
My wife and I had the chef's tasting menu and I must say this was the best meal we have ever had. The food was superb and the service was excellent (friendly, attentive but not snobby). Sitting outside for dinner in late October with an excellent meal made for an enjoyable and memorable evening.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love to eat out. We have visited so many different restaurants in so many cities all around the world, but until last week, we had never been to Spago Beverly Hills. Of course, we had heard of Spago, since we lived near LA in the 80's and early 90's, but we had never actually gone in. I will just say this: Our experience at Spago, from the moment we pulled up to the valet station until the moment we drove away was beyond what I could have imagined! Courtesy, attentiveness, tasteful and spectacular food; it was all wonderful! It was truly one of the best dining experiences of our lives. The added treat at the end of having Wolfgang Puck come by our table unannounced made for what I can only call a perfect evening. Great job!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I believe this is #1 or #2 best restaurant in LA. the new menu is wonderful and the experiences eating there get better every time we visit. It is a pleasure to go to a restaurant & know the food will be outstanding as well as the service. Worth every penny of the meal!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
delicious dining at a handsome
delicious dining at a handsome venue with attentive service.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Careful service, great food, lovely ambience. Expensive. That covers it. A splurge to be sure, but oh so special.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
From our entrance at the restaurant
From our entrance at the restaurant until the time we left, the experience at Spago was nothing short of exceptional. Service was perfect, as timing was spot on and our server was fun and engaging. The food was spectacular and I would highly recommned this restaurant when visiting the LA area.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even exceeded our high expectations
To celebrate my best friends 50th birthday, we went to Spago-Baverly Hills. Neither of us had been there before, but our expectations were high because of Wolfgang Puck's reputation for excellent cuisine. Our experience exceeded that expectation. The food was superb, imaginative, and flawless in presentation - a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive-always there when we needed something and descreetly absent when we didn't. The new decor is light and airy, with understated elegance. We found ourselves lingering there at lunch much longer than we had planned. Kudos to Spago - for an outstanding dining experience.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My go-to place for a special occasion. They make every nobody feel like someone special.
The food is excellent and the experience is tops.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beverly Hills Birthday Getaway
We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was his first visit to Spago and he really enjoyed it. He's really into wines and thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the extensive wine list. We arrived a bit early and spent time at the bar. It was a great place for people watching and chatting with the knowledgeable bar staff. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation and we had a great waiter named Danny. He helped answer our questions regarding the menu and provided some great recommendations. The service was prompt, but we never felt rushed. It was a great way to enjoy a unique meal. The restaurant was a bit noisy, but filled with energy...from the kitchen staff to the wait staff to the people behind the bar.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
solid but not exceptional
went to this BH stalwart that has been freshened up nicely. had a perfectly fine experience just was hoping for a bit more. ordered the off menu but still standard, schnitzel. it was a fine piece of meat but very bland. we ordered glasses of wine to come when the food came and the wine came immediately; before the food.
beautiful place to see and be seen and very solid. was just hoping for a level higher given the name and heritage and price
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant seemed a bit off.
Restaurant seemed a bit off. We waited a long time past our reservation time to be seated. The staff was very apologetic and bought us a round of drinks which was nice. Food was delicious especially pasta with chestnut. A fun restaurant, no attitude.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good. Some dishes like the chestnut pasta appetizer stood out, while others, like the desserts, were a bit underwhelming. The bread was good, but cold. Overall decent dinner, but not up to par with my expectations. Probably won't be going back for a while.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must do at least once.
We visited Spago Sat 16th Nov and it was a great selection. It did not disappoint. The cocktails, food and service were all upscale. If you're looking for a great place in LA for a night out, dress up and enjoy Spago.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great As Always
Simply put, there is not a better restaurant experience in Los Angeles.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious dining at a handsome
Delicious dining at a handsome venue with attentive and friendly service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recurrent visitors. The only negative was the noise created by a group of people that celebrated a birthday just next to our table. They should have been placed in a separate room. Everything else was great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best service, food quality
Best service, food quality I have ever encountered have recommended this restaurant to several people.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's had a refurb since our last visit and it looks good as a result. Food and service are what we have come to expect there, first class. Wine list is ridiculously large, you won't have time to read it all, it's skim and pick or risk hacking off your dinner date!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable, as Always
What a glorious meal at a glorious space. And what interesting pairings of spices, flavors and fish!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Spago. The cones and
I love Spago. The cones and risotto are a must. New menu items and the bread has changed again. Service is always good and this time our waiter, Terrance, was outstanding. He was efficient, personable and extrememly helpful.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spago to Impress
If you want to impress a friend, date, or family member, Spago does the trick. The celebrity name of the restaurant is backed up by the friendly, excellent service, and amazing cuisine. This is my second experience at Spago in the past year. I took a date there a few months ago, and last week surprised my mother with an evening out.
The experience lives up to the Beverly Hills reputation. A friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff welcomes you with answers to any culinary questions you might have. Portions are just right, and the flavor is amazing. The large and busy kitchen is visible through a wall of glass, and creates an entertaining backdrop. Rarely have I encountered such a voluminous wine list. Most of the wines are boutique.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never do a review but really enjoyed the experience. It would have been all 5 stars but it was a holiday weekend and the food service was slow. Note that the food service was slow but the staff was attentive and apologetic. It worked out perfect because it was a holiday with my family and we were in no hurry. Amazing food from the bread to the after dinner coffee. We all had different appetizers and entrees and everyone raved about their lunch. The setting is outstanding with open air dining right next to a beautiful but not stuffy indoor dining room. We, fortunately, have experienced many fine restaurants but this one is at the very top.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is terrific, space is perfect. Always request patio dining.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
You'll never get over fed or faint over the large portions, but the quality of food and service is excellent and has remained consistent over the years.
Wine list is very good and sommelier help was on point.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM