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
Duck Fat Potatoes
Tarragon Vinegar, Rosemary
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
Pickled Oca Wasabi, Barrel Aged Fish Sauce
The hostess was super kind and helpful but the girl with the red hair was rude as I sat at the counter. It was bit noisy around the area and I asked kindly to change the table to elsewhere and she didn’t seem happy but the waiter who helped me through the night was great. Sauce for the NY steak was but salty for me. The wine was excellent…
We had an amazing time. Everything was exceptional
Beautiful restaurant with a nice art deco atmosphere. I felt that while the main course, new york strip steak, was out of this world, some of the appetizers, yellow tail and burrata & tomatoes were underwhelming. Would definitely recommend overall.
Dinner for one including a bad martini but no coffee or desert for $187 incl tip? These folks must be kidding.
. We were pleasantly surprised. Not sure if it was because it was a weekday that we went but the place was quiet enough that we are able to converse without being loud. We’ll definitely add this place as a favorite. Thank you for a great experience.
Lovely ambiance, average service, good food but the service needs improvement in order to really make this place special.
Great experience, amazing food
Great meat selection. Service was outstanding and menu selections was great!
Service and food were great!
We had a family celebration in a great environment, slow enough to savor the great quality food and wine in the right ambience. The team treated us great, so we had a lovely evening overall. Carpe diem!
The meat was poor quality and was under cooked. we had to return all plates back to be cooked. the waiter didn't care much and the service was too slow
great experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We dined here before attending Hamilton at the Pantages Theater and we were extremely happy with our decision to dine here! Food was excellent and the service was the absolute best! Next time we are planning an evening at the Pantages this will be our choice for dinner before the show!
Wasn’t up front with cost of off menu items. Other then that great.
Dinner before Event
Some of the best food I’ve ever had!!
Dined at Gwens following a theater performance at the Pantages. Staff were wonderful and attentive from the moment we entered. Austin took care of us perfectly! Throughly enjoyed our experience and would love to dine with them again.
Ordered the wagu New York strip cane out cold
Everything was great. Food was so delicious. My only suggestion is to rethink the desserts. Pina Colada was a thumbs down.
Food was terrible. Even the expensive dishes just bland. I wouldn’t go back even if the food was super cheap. Our waitress was very rude and it made our trip there not very enjoyable. The inside is beautiful though.
Great night. Worth it!!!
The service and food was great, but it was extremely overpriced.
Excellent food and great service. Our server had wonderful recs! We loved the culatello.
This was the 2nd time in a week that I ate here and the food, particularly the oysters and duck fat potatoes are amazing. They are very, very expensive when it comes to their steaks (forget the Wagyu) and they may claim to have 800 bottles of wine, but this was the second time that we were told that they were out of our selection.
Lilian is very attentive and if you go, make sure you've already paid your mortgage for the month.
Absolute perfection from start to finish. Will be going back for sure!
We've been wanting to try this place for a long time.
Making reservations through OpenTable was simple.
Requested a quiet table and was seated at a booth away from the main dining area. Was pleasantly surprised.
The bread baguette was unique. Crunchy outside, soft and warm inside but the outside had like a salty crisp to it.
Started with the grilled octopus with chili glaze. Spicier than expected but well cooked and flavorful. Excellent.
Next were the A5 Wagyu NY strip and the cuttlefish ink tagliatelle with clams. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and well seasoned. The temperature was not hot enough. The steak may have been resting a bit too long. The tagliatelle was cooked perfectly, sauce was well balanced with the garlic, clams and pasta. Another excellent dish.
The waiter recommended the duck fat potatoes. Crispy on the outside and soft inside. Well seasoned and not too heavy on the duck fat.
Desert was the pistachio pavlova. Pistachio ice cream with dried fruits.
Overall, the food, ambiance and service was amazing.
We really appreciated the complimentary sparkling water.
Will definitely return, not only for other menu items but also the butcher shop.
Wife and I went here before a show. Good place - would return for sure.
Absolutely unbelievable food and a phenomenal vibe. A carnivore's dream of heaven with a wine list that is brilliant, eclectic and supported by a very talented sommelier. Specialty cocktails were excellent and the duck fat fries are pure home made sin. My new favorite restaurant in Hollywood.
Everything was amazing! Amanda was our server, she was on it! The food was incredibly delicious! All fresh ingredients and melted in our mouth! Drinks & dessert were also on point!
Excellent service and great food. Never disappoint.
Gwen’s is the epitome of a fine dining experience. Beautiful ambiance, amazing craft cocktails and the meals are expertly executed. Staff are all so wonderful - friendly and helpful. A delicious evening!
Happy to support this amazing restaurant as they work hard to regain their equilibrium post lock down. The food is excellent which is what this place is all about, the front of the house staff, however, are a little green and haven’t learned subtleties like when to interrupt a diner to ask about water, etc. but we can live with that…
Food tasted amazing everything was cooked to our liking, just wish that it came out warmer.
Excellent food and wine pairing. Wagyu NY was well worth the price tag, and the service was brilliant. The gentlemen currently responsible for purchasing of wine has done a phenomenal job, and we look forward to meeting his choice of sommelier in the near future.
We went there before the show and they have option of preset menu or a la cart - we chose a la cart. The foods are wonderful and devious. The streak are juicy, perfectly cooked and simply well cut. The services is great, very attentive and well suggested what we should get. My kid love the bread and butter soo much that they gave some to go. The decor is simple and nice, yup can see how the food prepared through the big floor to ceiling window. Overall, yum…will come back again but had to be awhile, the price is high but worth it.
All was amazing.
Burrata and the aged wagyu over bread was divine.
All the other items were amazing.
Pork chops and corn plus potatoes were excellent.
Service was even better than the food. And that is hard to do.
Our server was amazing.
The bussers were attentive; very diligent.
The only ding is the prices on a few items, specially the booze. That is why we give it 4 stars rather than 5. Yellowtail crudo… 5 tiny pieces… for the price, we would ignore it next time. And yes there will be a next time.
The drinks… totally overpriced. Not worth it. $18/drink. We got two bcz we wanted them… but neither was worth that. I would pay maybe $8-12 for what u get in the mini glasses. The wine list was extensive… and expensive. Some bottles that we know were ridiculously priced. Even some by the glass, were not worth what was being charged. But food n service… worth every penny.
Definitely go… but drink up beforehand. Cheers.
Amazing food and fabulous staff!! Our waitress was great and made amazing suggestions.
Everything was just right
Portions, flavors and ambiance
The service is also excellent and we were very pleased 😀
The Australian wagu is to die for.
Amazing experience - fabulous food and great ambience/service.
Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 946-7500.
Gwen Specialty Butcher Shop & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1085 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.