Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant

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986 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 in the lounge, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 986 people are saying
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vipGMAN
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner at Gwen was amazing. Everything from
the bread to the Ribeye was truly remarkable

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good humored and fun. Food was delicious and thoughtful. Our late dinner was unhurried and memorable. Thanks for a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience EVER! Great service and absolutely amazing food. HIGHLY recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful, world class dinner at gwen. So happy they've officially reopened. We went just the second night of their post-pandemic opening and you could not tell. Superb, kind, and engaging service. We were especially impressed on the service front because they had just returned. Our server gave a thorough rundown on the menu offerings and provided precise wine pairing suggestions. The food was spectacular as you can always expect from gwen. Don't think twice. Make a reservation. Go to gwen. You will not be disappointed.

For gwen: if you're reading this

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vipKathleenD
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Gwen. Our server treated us to a glass of champagne. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. Only downside COVID-19 made the atmosphere less celebratory.

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vipHeleneF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Its nice to eat there. They don't really allow one person to eat. One person has to eat at the bar or eat at 8:30 or 9:00. He does do "we can refuse service." The food arrived very slowly. I only tried the chicken and duck potatoes. It looks kind of ordinary food. The price is good.

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vipCindyB
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first date night post-covid-19. The restaurant did a superb job with all the safety requirements. The food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Loved everything.

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LibbyP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, food is delicious! Feels like a very special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had hoped the food would have blown me away, but instead it was the service. Everyone is so professional and friendly and eager to make your night a fantastic one.

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David
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a bit loud for a conversation

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Maroc
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, service/hospitality fantastic, food absolutely amazing, ambiance/decor 10 over 10, cool butcher shop also

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jOeGRE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was pretty good. I wish they cooked the steak a bit more. I like medium rare, but this was RARE.

JM
JohnM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very much enjoyed our special date there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always! Good fresh, mouth watering delicious food.

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ASeattleDiner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our five course meal! Servers were informative and the service was great. Truly an upscale dining experience - just what I expected in Hollywood.

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vip1vipeater
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Worst thing is location wish they were in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills and better valet location not garage

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MichaelB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect evening. You can tell that the chef cares for each plate. Order anything on the menu and you'll be very pleased. Service was outstanding. Recommendations for dinner and wine were perfectly paired and well thought out.

Tip: Go early and pick out some meat from the butcher shop to take home for an amazing home cooked meal

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vipSilky
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty, but not mind-blowing. A little on the pricey side. Wine list is 1-inch think... somewhat unapproachable. However... Service was FANTASTIC! Very cool tradition with the steak knives. (Don’t want to spoil it.) Curtis (owner) was there that night which was kinda cool. Front patio looked really nice. Quiet night when we are there, so it was empty. DEFINITELY worth trying. Cool for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. It took 45min for drinks to arrive. The chicken was so dry we had to send it back. And then offered desserts and asked them to go and the host thought I wanted them cancelled. All I had was a couple pieces of bread.

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Juan
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests and I had a great experience. The food was fantastic and it was an added surprise to be able to sit at the counter. The service (from the bartender, the waiters, etc) was exceptional.

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vipAlexW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Gwen goes above and beyond With superb food and excellent service.

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viprbrianr
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food, attentive service and very helpful sommelier made for a special birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We did the tasting menu and everything they brought us was just fantastic. Left stuffed and happy.

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jana
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food but all stakes on the menu are large portions!16 once or more !!
Too expensive of a place
I don’t think I go back!

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eewinks
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine dining experience in the heart of Hollywood. The smell as you walk in to the restaurant is divine. The food is incredible quality and delicious.

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vipRoma
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our lunch at Gwen and the service was terrific.

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vipSaddllp
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. The steak was perfect and every bite was an experience. The salad tasted like it was straight out of the garden. The gnocchi was the perfect serving and delectable. The lamb ribs and yoghurt????? Omg. The ambiance was okay - could have been nicer but we had table neighbors who were fairly annoying. Maybe a bit more room would have helped. Even with them, it’s my new favorite restaurant

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BrittneyK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were fabulous! We split two for a group of 5 and shared appetizers and sides. Served beautifully a cocktails on point!

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vipCatherineC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-notch service and delicious food. This was a last-minute reservation, so we sat at the counter and could not have been more pleased with our seats from which we could watch the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

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Upscale
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a spectacular experience! The service was impeccable and intuitive but not intrusive. The ambience was lovely, but not pretentious or snobbish in any way. The food was beautifully prepared and presented.

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SusanS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was expecting so much more for the hype and price. I’ve had better steaks and the rest of the meal was eh at best.

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ChefBaldieri
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing! Exceeded expectations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good! Server neglected us after we ordered.

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vipSVETSER
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A come back restaurant!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chef’s counter and had a great experience. Food was amazing, watching the chefs prepare the food was great, and every thing we ate was spectacular.

ML
vipMatthewL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I had a great meal at Gwen once before, and decided to host my birthday dinner thereafter. What a mistake!

Despite the fact that we were the largest group at the restaurant, our waiter NEVER check-in on us throughout the meal.

He warned us that the steaks take about an hour to prepare. Nevertheless, the two steaks we ordered (Porterhouse and NY Strip) took 90+ minutes. After the serving staff delivered our knives, it took another 20 minutes for the steaks to come out.

The server simply didn't care about our experience and couldn't didn't deliver the birthday dessert until well after we had paid the bill.

After spending $800 and feeling lousy about my experience, I have no intention of going back.

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GCRaya
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We did The Taste of Gwen with the Duck Fat Potatoes. So good! Great service. Valet in the back only takes cash. But you can pay card at the restaurant and take the receipt back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

379$ for an average diner.... hated the set menu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Spent valentines dinner on the second floor of restaurant which is suitable for sloppy joe sandwiches.

FAQs

Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 946-7500.

Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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