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Gwen, Los Angeles, CA

Gwen

4.6
4.6
1307 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opened with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining dining in LA, with a menu that calls on fire-based cooking techniques. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying a feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail at the bar, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, our chefs will be offering a 5-course tasting menu for $185 per person if you reserve the chef’s counter. The whole party must enjoy the tasting menu, however, à la carte dining is available as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the restaurant at 323-946-7500.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (323) 946-7500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Curtis Stone
  • Catering
    Off Site events are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact Gwen at ann@curtisstoneevents.com for any catering inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Beverly Hills
  • Cross street
    Seward St
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available behind Gwen off Seward St. and is a $10 flat rate.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Good for special occasions

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Contemporary American

1,307 Reviews
  1. LADiner

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal! Our server was so nice and we loved every bite!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time here. I’m not sure if we will come back again. Food was on par :| We ordered 4 appetizers, 2 main courses and a few side dishes with family style. It was a mix of hit or miss. House bread and butter was excellent. Appetizer portion is small. Octopus was probably the best I’ve had. Oyster custard was unique. However, the main courses steak and lamb chop were underwhelming to me. some dishes were overly seasoned (way too salty and heavy). Service was unfortunately not great :( Definitely not meeting the Michelin start requirement. The service was SLOW all night. From when we were seated to ordering drinks, to seeing the food menu, to ordering food and the first appetizer to be served took longer than 40 minutes and everyone was starving. We had to look for our server multiple times. I think there was only one server for a few large tables that were seated at about the same time which is odd for a restaurant like this. Not to mention that they messed up SEVERAL times… 1. my husband wanted to order a glass of scotch and their bartender showed up and ended up recommending him with a bunch of cocktails. 2. I ordered a mocktail once we were seated and it didn’t come until the end of the dinner, after we asked for it. 3. They messed up our main courses with the wrong dish and temperature of the steak. 4. We wanted to see the dessert menu but it never came until the server showed up and started to ask us for our dessert orders. We were like we never got the menu. 5. We told them that we were there to celebrate my husbands birthday (specifically pointed him out to the server), hoping that they would do something special for him. But we waited until the end of the dinner, even after dessert was served and nothing showed up. Then we had to ask our server again and he finally came with a small box of dessert. And guess what, he sent it to the wrong person! There were only 6 of us. It’s such a disappointment for this type of restaurant.

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  3. GaryG

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A really excellent steak. Prepared perfectly to go with our special wine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait 30 mins past our res time to get seated, but great food and service besides that

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I were in town for our birthday trip. I am so happy we chose Gwen for our celebration dinner. They made us feel special and pampered. We each received a complimentary glass of champagne to a birthday treat to go. The food was extraordinary, the cocktails delicious, the service exemplary. We will absolutely visit again when in town. Thank you for a memorable experience Johan and Gwen staff!

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  6. Ryan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t normally write reviews but this place was so expensive for what you get. The upstairs seating is cramped and musty, doesn’t match the same ambiance of the downstairs. Service was slow and we felt like we were an inconvenience to the staff. Temperature started off cold and then become very hot as the night went on. Food was extremely overpriced for the quality. Wine was great and the only reason this isn’t one star. We went in with really high hopes and left very disappointed.

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  7. Viktoria

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Always, consistently outstanding food, service and ambience! One of my favorites.

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  8. Nick

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackmore NY strip is the best steak in town. Been many times and will be back again. Love this place. Michelin star well deserved.

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  9. frequentdiner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steak and charcuterie board in LA. We go several times a year.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing service and outstanding customer service, the server was beyond knowledge on everything and love how you can really take your time to eat and enjoy !!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This is my third time at this restaurant; I always thought it was the best steakhouse in LA. However, this time the steak had a lot of tendons and fat, and many parts were just too tough to chew, making it a very uncomfortable meal. This was a $200 steak, not $50! Previously, the waiters would introduce each steak knife individually when serving us, but this time they just laid the knives in front of us to choose. Last time, they placed the hot plates very slowly, so we couldn't even hear the sound of the plates hitting the table, which we thought showed great attention to detail. However, this time the plates were placed quickly. If it had been my first visit, I might not have noticed anything amiss, but comparing it to previous experiences, it definitely felt like a downgrade. Perhaps the overall quality here has declined. I probably won't come back next time.

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  12. Goldie

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about Gwen. The drinks were top notch, excellent wine list and food was inventive and Flavorful. Loved the ambiance and the music.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience , the staff was awesome so attentive but not to the point of being annoying. The food I think I was expecting something outstanding but little things made it taste a bit mid to us. The oysters had crunchy parts in it I had to spit out. The octopus was delicious. The new youk steak was way too chewy. Overall the experience was great but the food left something to be desired.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    poor quality food, no idea, terrible meat, terrible atmosphere

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  15. ColinD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally this was fine and nothing more. Food was OK but overpriced. Other than the ribeye nothing really stood out as special. Their wine list and wine service is funky. They took 20 mins to tell me they didn’t have what I wanted and then they pushed an alternative on me that I didn’t ask for. The wine was ice cold and clearly kept on a chiller which for good red wine is not proper storage. All in all very average and not somewhere I would go again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nick was an exceptional server. Most delicious bread! Yummy octopus and delicious aged ribeye.

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  17. James

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at chefs table and enjoyed the chef interaction. Food was amazing!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For our last night in LA we chose Gwen as it’s owned by Curtis Stone and we are Australian. The food was delicious, amazing and a lovely finish to our holiday. The service by our waitress was spot on. She could answer all our questions regarding the menu and made some good suggestions.

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  19. MorganS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh new favorite place in LA! Truly best staff, amazing food and sitting at the counter gives you the real “the bear” experience! Thank you for a great night!

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  20. TimT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily the best charcuterie I have eaten in America If there’s better tartare being made in LA I’d very much like to hear about it. A highlight dish Exceptional front of house staff My third visit over the years and the best yet

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  21. OferG

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nicely designed place. Friendly, attentive personal. Food was Devine. Open concept kitchen and was able to watch the chefs and the staff working in the kitchen. Overall we enjoyed the experience very much. We had an issue with garden vegetables carpaccio. Apparently there wasn't any meat, but the Chef acknowledged and they said they will fix it in the menu. They were kind enough to not charge us even though it was very tasty.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best steaks I’ve ever had! And Athena, our server, was super fun, informative and personable!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time. Sat at the chef’s table as a single diner. I highly recommend this restaurant for single diner’s if you can get a spot at the chef’s table. Some places wont even accept reservations for 1. I found everything to be amazing. Waiter even coordinated with butcher out front to have salami’s cut up for me ready to grab when I was finished with my meal and it was there when I was done! I love Gwen and will return on my next trip out to LA

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You know you are going to a great place when you are getting not only a great steak but also a combination of great seafood! To me, a great combination of both with satisfying flavors!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Monaco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable - can’t believe I didn’t go sooner! The best food in LA

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  26. Scotts

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we have ever had in Los Angeles. Everything about GWEN is top notch.... starting with the food, which features a very eclectic, yet straightforward menu. GWEN is mostly for carnivores, though there are some sides and other dishes for non-meat-eaters. The service is also wonderful, with incredibly knowledgeable and charming waitstaff. The family sharing is a nice way to dine and there are moments of "theatre" along the way (choosing your own steak knife from a collection and being told about its origin) that make the evening all the more special. Tables are comfortable and amply spaced in the dining room. I wish they featured one or two more simple desserts (current menu is very eclectic) but for those who know, you can purchase some of the most amazing cookies you've ever had at the counter on the way out. They also sell their house made bread to take home, as well as having a butcher counter for home consumption as well. Highly recommend.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was underwhelmed by the waygu ribeye. Stick to the 30 day dry aged

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  28. Stuart

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This visit was my second time in 2 weeks. This time we celebrated my sister birthday. Couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate this occasion. The New York was cooked perfectly rare. The scallops were amazing and sweet. The charcuterie plate was fantastic and of course the potatoes cooked and duck fat with the vinaigrette dressing fantastic. Couldn’t have had a better evening if I tried. Oh, of course the best service in town.

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  29. mixery1

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gwen is our favorite restaurant. We have gone for special occasions have walked in on a spur of the moment. The staff is fabulous. Food is fabulous. Cocktails are fabulous. Gwen is FABULOUS !!!

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  30. Mallory

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent service by Tony. Steak was delicious but salty. We were given a table by the corner way in the back so felt cramped and cooped up so was not able to enjoy it adequately.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was f’ing awesome. I mean my taste buds always go on a beautiful adventure with Gwen from their meats to their desserts. No wonder they’re a Michelin star restaurant! To the chef in charge. Brilliant! Perfection!

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  32. ERie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were fantastic! An overall amazing experience. I would definitely recommend to come here.

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  33. GregL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish. To start the charcuterie was amazing a must, then the Flat Iron Wagyu, incredible and cooked like I like a perfect rare, and to finish off with the sweet potato flan. A brilliant breaking of a seven day fast. My treat to myself, which I enjoyed immensely. It it really was more than a meal but an experience that I will treasure. Terrific work from John the butcher, to my server Jason and the rest of the friendly staff, and Bot sorry to see you go and thank you for sharing. An experience I highly recommend. Namaste, Greg Louganis

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  34. Stuart

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What are the best steaks I’ve had in the city of Los Angeles. Amazing service. 

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  35. jeffwalk

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance were excellent. The food, however, was over priced for the quality of the food. I won’t be going back sadly.

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  36. retired05

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is our third time dining at this restaurant. We really enjoy the ambience and the fact that you can have a conversation there. We took our niece who is visiting from Northern California, and she really thought it was an outstanding meal. We love the attentive service, the fine selection of wines and special cocktails. Also,  this restaurant has a water sommelier, Martin Riese, who is known throughout the world for having the ability to provide a variety of international waters. We had the opportunity to taste two different waters, one still, and one sparkling and both were very good. It is most interesting to listen to a water sommelier explain the difference in the composition of water because water from abroad contains all the minerals and vitamin content on the label while water bottled here does not. Gwen is a dining experience with selections for carnivores fish eaters , and vegetarians.

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  37. BrianD

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was overall pretty good but not worth the price tag. Zero wow moments. Steak was solid. Gnocchi was bad, super dense.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around, highly recommend! Delicious steak.

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  39. IEatnDrink

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starting with the old fashioned rye and charcuterie, everything was excellent. The 55 day old New York was phenomenal. Will definitely return.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles! It has a New York City soho old school vibe food was delicious everything was perfect and drinks were great too!

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FAQs

Gwen is rated 4.6 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Gwen

6600 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7160

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Seward St
  • Neighborhood
    Beverly Hills
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available behind Gwen off Seward St. and is a $10 flat rate.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Curtis Stone
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (323) 946-7500
  • Catering
    Off Site events are handled on a case by case basis. Please contact Gwen at ann@curtisstoneevents.com for any catering inquiries.
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