Wolf

4.7
491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of the Melrose/Fairfax District, WOLF is a neighborhood restaurant featuring Seasonal Modern California Cuisine. Celebrity Chef Marcel Vigneron's Cuisine is heavily influenced by our city's diverse culture as well as his extensive travels throughout the globe. The restaurant's sleek and simple design enhances the farmer's market driven menu creating an elegant yet timeless atmosphere for dining.
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The Melrose spot is dishing out cool, casual vibes with a healthy dose of sexiness.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I've ever had in my life!! And let's not even talk about the cocktail driks.....AMAZING!! Staff members are super friendly and helpful. As soon as you walk into the restaurant you feel welcome, to me that's a really big deal. One of the best experiences my husband and I have had at a restaurant. We will most definitely go back :)

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is adventurous (in a good way). Flavor profiles and cookery is on point. We loved every moment of it / the food was exceptionally good. Everyone at our table said they'd be back the next time they're in town.

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OT
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time on Valentines Day

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TS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolf is always perfect and delicious. The service was great!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated in the over-flow space (it seems to be a taco restaurant by day and opened via sliding barn door to Wolf for evening dining). As there are no soft furnishings/rugs/curtains to dampen sound, the sound level was ridiculously loud.

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambiance, awesome cocktails, really pleasant place for a diner date with friends or family.

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MF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time-went for a wine pairing tasting menu featuring Italian wines. Best pairing ever--even had fish with a Chianti. Definitely will be back!

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MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

We were so disappointed by this special "vino e cibo" dinner. The food was truly bad, and the wines were mostly undrinkable. For a wine dinner where the vintner was in attendance, it was odd that the pours were tiny, with no refills. While we love Marcel's energy, this dinner at least was a total miss. Additionally, the staff, while nice, were completely uncoordinated and seemed not to know what they were serving. For one dish, my server told me I was being served fish, when the dish was actually a gnudi without fish at all. Just an off night.

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p
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was our first visit and it was a "special" wine tasting dinner. Advertising was for two seatings - 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Our reservation was for the first seating. We arrived at 5:45 and the door was closed. They opened exactly at 6 and we were the only couple entering, The other approximately 20 guests arrived within next 20 minutes. The chef introduced the Italian winemaker who supposed to describe the wine and the rules for pairing wine with served food. He described a little the first 2 wines and they served the first 2 courses. The "winemaker" after the 3rd course said a few words about the next wines...nothing about pairing... just before serving the last 5th course desert, they started collecting the credit card, because it was already 8 PM. The food was not bad and the small portions were fine - it was "wine tasting" ! But the 1 dcl of wine served in the cheap glasses which one wasn't able to swirl at WINE TASTING? The wine was not bad, but definitely nothing too interesting for the $85.00 + tax and gratuity and $6.50 "for the kitchen.
I don't mind the price, but the food was served almost cold and when I asked for a second glass to taste a little more, I was charged extra...? At the WINE TASTING DINNER? They certainly didn't served OPUS ONE or any $200.00 CABERNET...
Maybe will try the restaurant for their regular dinner, but certainly not for the Wine Tasting.

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m
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my 17-year-old son for Sunday brunch. He had the chicken and waffles and went away very satisfied. I had the golden eggs - Very creative and delicious. We shared the crack potatoes. Don’t order them, they are totally addictive. You won’t be able to live without them

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D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED IT!
Our waitress (forgot her name) was very knowledgeable and passionate. Every single plate were thorough. Would definitely recommend and go back! And maybe meet Marcel, ha!

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Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend !!! Super amazing friendly staff, amazing food , very creative. Every day brussling and kale it salad waa amazing! Salmon was off the hook!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and love the vibe! Great spot for everyday dining or a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food innovative and delicious

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tried a new restaurant for Dine LA

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R
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a rare find. Rare because every plate of food brought to my table seemed to be designed. The salad was skillful, the entre was artful, and the dessert was pure bliss. Delicious is the overall word for my dining experience. Very friendly host and wait staff. The noise level was a bit higher than I would have preferred but this didn’t take away from the full ambiance of the venue. The restaurant is only a few blocks from my home so I’ll be back.

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WE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok ... would get it picked up ... restaurant itself not worth going to

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TH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Appetizer quality was low and they charged us for tips and kichen appreciation

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VB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with drinks and the pork cheeks. They were very good, but the sauce was very salty.
Next we had the chicken and I had the pork belly both were awesome, but the pork belly was my favorite. And for you Top Chef fans, of course it had foam.
As a side, we had the peppers. Also surprisingly good and a huge portion. Plenty for 3or4 people. I was too lazy to remove the stems and still enjoyed the dish.
The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable.
All in all, a great night out.

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DR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolf is one of the best restaurants in LA

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I have been in 3 star Michelin restaurants and this one isn’t far from them. Amazing flavor. Highly recommended!!!

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NJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunches I've had in LA in a while! Great mix of adventurous choices and brunch classics on the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice date spot to go to around the area. Good food and worth the trip.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thee service and food are wonderful. my daughter is a pain in the neck vegan and there Kale salad was delightful. It has the cleanest bathroom I've ever seen. It as a wonderful experience

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D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reviews were so amazing, that perhaps my expectations were too high. Everything was very good, but not drop dead excellent. Small cute atmosphere

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Staff was great. Daniel the host went out of his way to show us a great experience

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O
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Epic food and craft cocktails! Great service and awesome chef! A must go and ask for the chef Marcel! Amazing guy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Great customer service and the food was great

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience with a solid range of options and well priced. Service was attentive and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was really nice. Always one of my favorites in the Melrose area.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was great, good cocktails, good service. I love bustling restaurants but wolf was ear slitting loud, extremely difficult to focus on you conversation in the din. Actually roar of the place. I was actually concerned for the hearing loss of the staff, which had to keep repeating themselves. We were placed in side room that was supposed to be quieter but as it filled up, it was no better. For gods sake install some cork. Hard floors, walls and ceIling just amplify the sound and not in a good way

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F
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my wedding anniversary and couldn't have been more pleased with our visit. Everything was perfect. I recommend the cocktail "LA Medicinal" and the "Trust the Chef" tasting. My wife and I are going to start coming here more often.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Special event for Tacos Lobos. A bit of a free for all but great food at an incredible value.

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BH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was a great evening tasting the new menu for Chef Marcel Vigneron's new restaurant, Tacos Lobos. Chef Marcel was there and interacting with the crowd, and trays of tacos were passed frequently.

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Wolf for the Tacos Lobos pop up event and it was so fun! The food was beyond amazing.

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LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The “new next door” is now Tacos and it’s fast and fun. Tortillas are delicious and do say yes to the Pibil and the Margarita. Wolf is one of my favorite spots in LA — Thanks Marcel! Thanks Wolfpack!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend brunch with friends. Great food and service. Loved it. A go to staple

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I've been a few times and it's been great every time.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Great

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for a Sunday brunch. Our server, Olivia, was super friendly and did an amazing job. The cocktails were great, and the food was delicious.

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FD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very inviting and enjoyable ambiance: the wait staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. My friend and I came for Sunday brunch to celebrate her birthday; this was the first time either of us had been to WOLF and we were delighted by the innovative menu, and the variety of fresh, tastily prepared dishes. Perhaps because we are elderly, we found the music too loud for us to be able to hear other, and asked our wait person if it could be turned down just a little. She was very understanding and reassuring, and took care of our request immediately - and smilingly. Finally, a lovely little birthday cake with a candle appeared at the end of our meal, to a chorus of wait staff singing Happy Birthday. We will definitely be coming back to this gem of a restaurant, and recommend it wholeheartedly.

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