Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant
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Sat at the counter. Food was excellent but portions small and price high.
We did the 5 course prefix dinner
charcuterie and then a seared trout followed by a mushroom risotto, and a New York strip and then a flourless chocolate cake
They set us up with a nice glass of champagne complementary,, The food service just gonna set the food down and leave, they asked if we would kindly move from our table to the patio for our dessert, to make room for other diners, but they comped us on the Spanish dessert wine.
85 per person hundred dollar bottle of wine, plus tip
Speedy, attractive Restaurant,
very good quality steak, but ultimately misses the mark.
Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Great for a special occasion.
The best steak I've ever had
My wife and I finally made it to Gwen for dinner last week. It was a long-standing bucket list item as we are big fans of Curtis Stone (unfortunately he was not there that night!).
We had a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. It was a little disconcerting to see our bar companions leave as they had been waiting too long for their food.
However we had an excellent meal from the a la carte menu. Bone-in ribeye was exceptional!
As most dishes and sides are large enough to share the overall cost was not as high as we had expected!
Service was efficient if not particularly friendly and overall we were happy with our meal and would certainly visit again next time we are in LA.
We went to Gwen for my wife’s birthday. OH MY GOSH. Everything was fantastic. From the stecca bread and hand-churned butter, to the hangar steak and meatball sandwich, to the roasted cauliflower and duck fat fried potatoes, to the lemon and chocolate rhubarb desserts, everything was outstanding. The only criticism I had was that the meatball sandwich was far too generous; we had to take two thirds to go.
The service was also outstanding, and I highly recommend sitting at the chef’s counter. It’s both entertaining and fascinating to watch them work.
Great Drinks, amazing food and outstanding service. Give the “taste of Gwen” a try.
Its fine, didn’t love the place, and didn’t hate it. The table next to us complained about how long the food was taking. They ended up getting all these little extras, from appetizers to desserts, as a way to make up for it. Mind you, servers let patrons know ahead of time that all steaks will take 45 minutes to one hour before the food arrives. And, upon making our RSVP, I made it clear we were there celebrating a bday. What did I get? Nothing! Not even a happy bday, so, yes, I’m a little bitter. Service was fine, not super attentive, but not bad. The food was flavorful and delicious. But, with so many other great restaurants out there (eg Bestia, Alexander Steakhouse, Nobu, The Factory Kitchen, Cut) Gwen wasn’t anything special. So, if you’re reading this and deciding between this place and another, I say you pass on Gwen.
Food was good - not amazing. Finding hair in two separate dishes and waiting for extended periods between courses put a damper on things.
Gwen is one of very few high-end restaurants that I return to for repeat visits. The food is mouth-watering
and all the wine that I've had there is first-rate. Service is top-notch and very professional as is the
excellent sommelier. I don't live full-time in LA but I try to come to Gwen every time I'm there. I can't wait to go back!
Run of the mill overpriced steakhouse. Nothing special about it. Even a factory like Mastro’s would be a better experience.
AWFUL waiter. Terrible Service. Mediocre food. Restaurant too dark and The management was unwilling to turn up lights. He offered us a flashlight! Though the steak was cooked perfectly, it was unseasoned with thin béarnaise sauce. Very expensive. $340 for three people who ordered one entree, three appetizers, 1 bourbon and 2 beers. We asked for more bread and were told that they only provide 1 serving per table and we couldn’t have any more!! Tartare served with leaves to eat it with but no bread or crackers. Ravioli was a 4 small ravioli portion for $34! Management had an uppity unhelpful attitude. We were seated in a dark section right in front of waiter’s work station. Ugly plates and flatware for such an expensive restaurant. Everyone we talk to was rude and condescending except the darling hostess who was friendly and welcoming. I would never go back.
Our dinner at the Gwen was one of the best meals I've had in ages. The bread and butter service was simply delicious. The lamb appetizer was outstanding. My husband and I ordered the New York Strip, the Short Rib Ravioli, the creamed corn, and the ratatouille. Everything was delicious and the strip was possibly the best piece of meat I've ever tasted. My one complaint was that the serving for the ravioli was VERY small (only 4 pieces for $34).
Fantastic food and fantastic service! Can’t wait to go back.
A great steak and a good red was what we wanted and it was delivered in spades! Very good service staff also made for a relaxing evening.
Bad food. Bad service. Bad drinks. Bad value. Just terrible.
Gwen is pricey but the food is excellent and the service impeccable
Very Nice but VERY expensive.
Brought in a group of 6 for a birthday dinner. The staff was very accommodating and made really great recommendations. The food was amazing and everyone was brought out at the perfect time. Thank you for such a great experience!
We tried the tasting menu and food was just okay. Steak was rubbery/ low quality.
Meat was not properly
The staff is excellent. They made me feel so welcomed and right at home. Special nods to Christian and Danny for their wonderful hospitality.
great place for a special dinner. Also amazing ambiance and decor. Great cocktails. Especially enjoyed the steak!
This was our third time visiting Gwen and didn’t disappoint! Our family was celebrating my birthday and our server not only remembered us from our previous visits but made sure my birthday celebration was special and added personal touches. We can’t wait to come back on our next occasion!
Salad , duck fat potatoes and pork chop were spectacular. The cod was a tiny portion for $38 and totally not worth it. Do not order the fish. A total rip off
Amazing food and service!
Gorgeous setting and phenomenal food! Chef Curtis came over to the table. It’s clear he’s very very involved in overseeing everything and the quality/care shows.
Had a brilliant brunch experience very exciting morning. Curtis and his staff were amazing hosts and we do hope they offer brunch again soon.
Food was amazing, best wagyu fillet mignon I've ever had.
This restaurant is fantastic. The food is amazing, the ambience is warm he is not only knowledgeable, but charming, witty, and attentive. I would definitely return & order the bone-in Ribeye AGAIN!
Everything was absolutely wonderful.
This was my second time at Gwen for dinner. The salad was beautiful and large enough for the three of us before dinner. I had told everyone how large the portions were and the salad didn't disappoint. Then came the main dishes and, although delicious, they were not what I remembered but more an appetizer size. I would go again for the salads, the beans were wonderful and, again, plentiful; but my two large guys left hungry.
We had the most memorable experience at Gwen restaurant on Saturday evening. What better location than Sunset Blvd and arriving at sunset with a view of the Hollywood sign a block away. The decor at Gwen is stunning Art Deco and the lighting from many impressive chandeliers is beautifully dimmed. The service at Gwen is the perfect mix of very friendly and highly professional. Bridget was our server and she was so lovely, knowledgeable and made our night special. Apart from our superb dinner the highlight was meeting Curtis Stone! He surprised us at our table, gave us a tour of his fabulous kitchen and then we had a photo. He was just so lovely! We were totally star struck! Now the food - the most delicious charcuterie board with pickled vegetables, we also added the olives and together with the freshly baked bread was a perfect entree. Next we had the Strip and Hanger steaks with duck fat potatoes and ratatouille sides. The most meltingly tender and perfectly cooked steaks! Take all advice from your waitstaff - they know what they are talking about. We finished with the lemon verbena curd dessert to share. Just delicious. Our wine was perfect with our meal and brought to us by the sommelier. We were treated very special and were so excited to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday at Gwen. It was definitely worth the trip from Brisbane Australia. Thank you Curtis and Bridget x
Great all around dining experience. We sat at the chef's counter and watched as their kitchen worked hard to prepare incredible meals.
Wonderful food. Spotty service but overall good.
Love this place. The ambiance is moody and welcoming, and the service is amazing. I recommend this place if you want to impress your meat and potato friends 😋.
We had our one year anniversary and the staff was very sweet to us about it. We got the corner table and excellent service. Gwen offers an excellent dining experience, and our dinner was over 90 minutes (we had the 5 courses). Truly memorable across the board.
Great food and service. Highly recommend
It was amazing. Gwen is one of the best restaurants in L.A., and my current favorite. The food is great, and it’s simply the best steak I’ve ever had. The wait staff are charming and knowledgeable. I’ve never left unhappy.
This is the most underrated restaurant in Los Angeles. The wagyu filet is unreal. Duck fat potatoes are to die for. Even the bread and butter is just incredible. What are you waiting for?