Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
3 days after doors reopening and we are back for more .. love the ambiance of this place , starting with the walk through the butcher shop store front into the restaurant and a world of fine dining that is unique in this part of town .
Starters for me were the fresh oysters and for my lady love the yellowtail crudo, both were fresh light and tasted of the sea and a perfect setup for the main attraction for which we chose the 16oz boneless wagyu ribeye .. buttery melt in the mouth beefy goodness as close to steak heaven as I think I will ever get , eaten plenty of steaks in my life and this is the best to date , getting to choose your blade from a box of customed bone handled steak knives is a bit of fun as well
Finished with the Pavlova which as an Aussie was not your traditional Pav but that is quickly forgotten once you dive in to the beautifully presented plate that is both a visual and dining pleasure .. picture perfect Pav
once again an amazing dining experience from start to finish worth every $$ and with on site Valet parking available it ticks all the boxes for a perfect date night , or if your out to impress or celebrate a special occasion
Overall awesome! Great hospitality, customer service, food and drinks, staff, cooks, chefs, and sommelier! Highly recommend
2nd day of full reopening, up to speed with no issues with service and food quality. Will try the 80-day or older dry aged steak at our next visit. Blackmore wagyu A must-order. Thanks to our server Jacob and Somm Andrew!
Our anniversary dinner at Gwen was amazing. Everything from
the bread to the Ribeye was truly remarkable
Service was good humored and fun. Food was delicious and thoughtful. Our late dinner was unhurried and memorable. Thanks for a great night.
Best experience EVER! Great service and absolutely amazing food. HIGHLY recommended
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.
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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.
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.
We enjoyed our first date night post-covid-19. The restaurant did a superb job with all the safety requirements. The food was outstanding.
Great! Loved everything.
Phenomenal service, food is delicious! Feels like a very special experience.
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.
Music was a bit loud for a conversation
Outstanding, service/hospitality fantastic, food absolutely amazing, ambiance/decor 10 over 10, cool butcher shop also
Service was great. Food was pretty good. I wish they cooked the steak a bit more. I like medium rare, but this was RARE.
The perfect dining experience ever.
Great place, very much enjoyed our special date there.
Excellent service as always! Good fresh, mouth watering delicious food.
Enjoyed our five course meal! Servers were informative and the service was great. Truly an upscale dining experience - just what I expected in Hollywood.
Worst thing is location wish they were in West Hollywood or Beverly Hills and better valet location not garage
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
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.
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.
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.
Once again Gwen goes above and beyond With superb food and excellent service.
Excellent quality of food, attentive service and very helpful sommelier made for a special birthday dinner.
Wonderful meal. We did the tasting menu and everything they brought us was just fantastic. Left stuffed and happy.
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!
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.
We loved our lunch at Gwen and the service was terrific.
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
Steaks were fabulous! We split two for a group of 5 and shared appetizers and sides. Served beautifully a cocktails on point!
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.
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.
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.
Everything was absolutely amazing! Exceeded expectations!
Food was really good! Server neglected us after we ordered.
A come back restaurant!!
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.
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 4.9 stars by 990 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.