Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
While lovely surroundings and ambiance, the food was not in the least bit exceptional, especially for the very high price. The wine list is outrageous - more than triple times what one would pay in a store. The champagne list was also ridiculously expensive with the least expensive decent champagne bottle priced at $140. The selection was not as extensive as at other "lesser" restaurants and one feels gouged.
The 2 salads we tried were nothing special, the landchops were too salty. Really disappointing!
Excellent for special occasions. The food was as good as expected and portions were perfect. Service was exceptional from our server Rachel. They tested us to special complimentary desserts for our anniversary and a small box of chocolates to go. The only downside was the pricing. I nderaranding that this is a very special and romantic setting it still rips the scale when you add in drinks and shared sides. Corkage for our wine was $50 and valet $15 after validation. Wonderful place to go but do so if cost isn’t a factor.
Location was beautiful, restaurant was gorgeous, great food, amazing service. Really great place with beautiful ambiance. Highly recommend.
Celebrated my moms birthday. Wouldn’t celebrate it at any other restaurant! Love the ambiance, the food, and service.
Food is average and the service was terrible. Don’t waste your money. We had a salad and a sandwich for lunch and it was $100. Such a bummer since it’s a gorgeous tucked away space up in the hills of Bel Air.
It was one of my favorite restaurants unfortunately the quality of food and service has rock bottom The asparagus was chopped and looked like left over no asparagus tips only stems I’ve ordered another asparagus as it was supposed to be cooked after 25 mn no sign of the dish. Asked the waiter about it and he said it’ll take another 8 minutes that meant the chef not even started cooking yet that was the worst after finishing our fishesno sign of asparagus. On top of it we were charged twice for the asparagus 1 never brought to the table the other not accepted as it was cooked with leftovers they corrected the bill and offered free desert I’m not looking for a freebie but good food and service like it use to offer their excuse was he was a temporary chef that doesn’t concern the client it is a great establishment
Teddy was awesome!!! Loved it alk
Last night we had one of our best meals in years; from the service to the location to the incredible food, everything was absolutely perfect. The butcher butter steak was outstanding and delicious, and the cacio e pepe was literally the best we’ve ever had, and we’ve tried (and made) it dozens of times. Both the burrata and gem lettuce salads were brilliantly done... even the bread selection was perfection. Christian, the sommelier, was wonderful to speak with about his expertise in Italian wines, and both of the servers who took care of us danced in at the right times and took care of everything. Add that to the stunning location and beautiful table, and it was truly an impeccable evening. We’ll be back!
When I am in LA I love lunch at The Hotel Bel Air!! Service is amazing!
I do think the prices are very high for lunch ($200) so I don't go as often as I would like!!
Location is beautiful. Service was top notch. Food was surprisingly just “ok.”
absolutely flawless. this venue is amazing, the staff is wonderful, the drink/wine/food options are wonderful. I have nothing bad to say about this venue, we will definitely return.
Puck at Bel-Air needs a recharging. It used to be fabulous, which is why I will come back and try one more time. Wolfgang himself showed up to work the room, but when he left the problems - which I have experienced several times recently - showed up. The servers like to congregate near the bar, so you often have to waive your hands wildly to get their attention. Like to ask for a refill of water. The service is unpredictable - some nights the servers stop by to see how things are going, but lately they rarely do so. Increasingly the servers forget that somethng was ordered. Same with the managers who one would expect would spend more time circulating the room (as in the past), than hanging out at the reception desk and chatting endlessly with the receptionists. The prime rib cap steak was simply awful. Most of the other dishes are presented nicely, but are bland and boring. The chefs seem to have lost the spark that was apparent in the past.
The food was only just "fine." Unfortunately, the meal itself did not live up to the reputation of the restaurant nor the prices. The experience left one expecting more from a Wolfgang Puck restaurant of this caliber. The service was also only "fine," but did not make up for the mediocrity of the meal. Possibly it was an "off night" for the restaurant, but at 5-star prices one is not afforded the luxury of having "off nights." Definitely stay at the hotel, one of the best experiences you will ever have. Definitely, pass on the restaurant and explore other dining options in Los Angeles.
It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary & we couldn’t have been more pleased to celebrate at this beautiful place. Everything was delicious and the service impeccable!
Beautiful restaurant and excellent food and service. Somewhat pricey but goes with this particular property. If you have a cocktail before dinner and wine figure 250.00 per head depending on wine selection.
Fabulous food, excellent service, and the ambiance can't be beat! Always a treat!
It was my husband's and my wedding anniversary. They had a private booth in a romantic nitch - a perfect table. It was quiet so we could have a conversation. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service was excellent. Loved the food and the wine. It was a perfect evening. This has always been one of my favorite places to go for dinner - especially on a special occasion.
Service was slow and sporadic
Dinner was only ok — Hotel BA could use a lot of improvement.
Hotel Bel Air remains the most romantic and glamorous setting in L.A. The restaurant now run by Wolfgang Puck is the perfect spot for a very special occasion. The entire staff made our anniversary dinner a huge success. Just wish the wine list had a couple of choices that were more affordable. Next time will bring our own top wine and deal w/the high corkage fee.
Beautiful location amazing food and personable people!
Incredible setting, food and service. I'd highly recommend for a date or a quiet meeting with a colleague or friend.
Just Excellent Experience all together. I will strongly recommend
The Belair remains a beautiful oasis in increasingly noisy and crowded Westside of LA. The swans are still there and the garden is elegant and quiet. Service was a bit slow but otherwise we were delighted. But it IS very expensive so only for special occasions of course.
My sturgeon/avocado on toast was excellent although I would have preferred it on thinner bread. The tortilla soup wonderful. And ditto the chocolate ganache. All perhaps a bit too rich but yummy.
The service was impeccable, while the butter steak and cocktails were absolutely delicious.
Food shocking with wilted salad. Meager fruit that was featured.
Service from the main server was excellent. But the guys clearing the tables need to relax and not grab the plate the instant you take the last morsel. Such low class. We don’t want plates cleared until the last person is finished.
This is not supposed to be QSR.
Who is watching what leaves the kitchen?
What respect are the “chefs” showing when they let brown, wilted lettuce leave the kitchen?
Wolfgang, I’ve met you many times, you are very attentive.
I’m afraid when your back is turned, the kitchen let’s you down.
The food, service & ambiance was ok but it was very pricy for lunch, there were 3 of us, no alcoholic drink, just tea, coffee & one fruit desert & 1 main food cost us $95.00. That is too expensive for lunch.
Always the best!
It’s over rated. I had reservations, the hostess proceeds to seat us at a table and another staff member comes over and tells us we cannot sit at this table, because they are saving it for someone else. So off we go to another table. I happen to notice the whole time we were at the restaurant, the first table where we were seated and then removed remained empty. The food was average at best and the fish was not fresh. There are many wonderful restaurants in L.A., this is NOT one of them.
We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. We were married at the hotel and go back frequently, as we cherish the facility. Very disappointing with the food and service.
Way too expensive for quality of food.
What made this night remarkable was the waiter - Christian! Of course, the food impressed. We will come back again and request his section! Thank you for the wonderful night and your humor Christian!
Great place for lunch! Great service and food. Not the lowest cost, but you get what you pay for type of thing.
The service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy. Food was okay, small menu and over priced.
I had four (4) disappointments:
1.0 Parking: I dropped my Bentley off at the Valet area. I was told I did not need a parking ticket. That scared me. How do I prove I left a Bentley, if it gets stolen, without proof of parking?
Upon leaving the dining area, I asked for a Parking Validation. The lady asked for my parking ticket. Now I was getting mad! I told her they did not give me one. I told her that she is scaring me. She said she will be right back.
She returned with a "Sticky Note" stamped with the " Validation".
Also, I was not informed of the parking fee. Upon retrieving my car, I had to ask what the fee was.
Constructive criticism: All vehicles should be given a parking receipt and there should be a Parking Reception Window for paying the parking fee. Then the parking tip is my responsibility.
Not having to dig thru my wallet upon my car arrival fumbling for a tip then finding out there is a fixed fee for parking plus tip!
I felt very awkward with this transaction and my lady friend watching.
2.0 Dining area reception:
Another awkward situation:
Upon arriving at the open air dining area, we walked past the " Unmarked " restaurant reception area ( by the bar).
After asking where we check in, I was pointed to the west wend of the bar that had a small " Unmarked" counter.
There were two ladies there, in black, that were milling around while I stood there for about 4 minutes, without acknowledging me. I stopped one to ask if this was the dining reception area. She then looked up and said yes, which party are you with?
That made me mad! I am not with a Party! I AND MY LADY FRIEND ARE THE ( MY ) PARTY, in my mind!!!
This $3.00 per hour receptionist received me as a $3.00 per hour employee.
Not good, for the cost of the evening!
The waiter was an assistant. The un-attentive waiter might have just towed around a yellow duck.
Assistant Waiter serves the first "Toast/Jelly" treat for two.
The Waiter brings the menus and dissap
It is the most beautiful hotel and environment, people around are well-mannered. The food was excellent and staff was very kind and I had a great time talking with our waitress. The dinner was perfect as it should be.
well if you can spend $400 for dinner with a couple of glasses of premium champagne by all means this is the coolest first date place in LA, topped off by their jazz bar for an after dinner drink— give it a try. If you are so inclined book an $800 room and make a night of it!
This place is a treat to go to - expensive but, such elegant surroundings.
We love Wolfgang Puck at the Bel-Air Hotel to celebrate special occasions. This time, however, was not acceptable service. We had a reservation for four at 6 pm (the first seating) and we were ushered to a table that was large and seated 5-6 -- too large to be intimate -- yet there were several fully open tables for 4 including booths. When I asked for a different table, the hostess offered up the table right next to the reception desk -- a terrible table -- again, all other tables for 4 were fully available. Finally, after asking again for a table worthy of a long-standing reservation, she offered us a table for 4. Let me say that she was having no problem offering prime tables to other guests so this did not sit well with us. We live in the neighborhood and I do not want to go back after being treated like that. Plus - the food did not warrant that kind of service. It was bland this time around.
Awesome service and such a beautiful restaurant. Great and healthy food and juices