Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

4.7
644 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air features modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences in a spectacular garden setting. Our chefs visit the farmer’s market every week and select the freshest, most seasonal items to utilize in our menus. Dine in the elegant dining room, on the alfresco terrace, or in the bar and lounge. The restaurant is also a certified Green Business by The California Green Business Network (CAGBN).
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, European
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Hours of operation
Open Sunday - Thursday 7:00am - 10:00pm
Open Friday & Saturday 7:00am - 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Afternoon Tea: Friday & Saturday 3:00pm & 3:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 909-1644
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hugo Bolanos
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Private party facilities
The private dining room has a gorgeous glass wine cellar displaying 2400 bottles of wine. The space features a marble fireplace and can accommodate up to 14 guests with enough space to mingle before dinner. The Chef will cater to our guests with special treats and the famous Chef choice tasting menu will always be an option.
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Private party contact
Hotel Bel - Air: (310) 909-1644
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Catering
With over 10,000 sq ft of elegant indoor and glorious outdoor function space, Hotel Bel-Air is a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of the city located just outside the gates of Bel-Air. Paired with the legendary cuisine of Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, experience a new level of innovation and inspiration to your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunset Blvd.
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Parking details
$8 with validation
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Entertainment
Stop in the Bar & Lounge before or after dinner to enjoy live classical and jazz piano entertainment nightly.
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Special events & promotions
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is pleased to host the popular visiting Chef Series throughout the year and regular BBQ events during the summer, follow us on social media or view the website for special event dates and menus.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 644 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Amazing.

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J
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely beautiful and serene setting. Food and service was exceptional. They didn’t have risotto on the menu which I was craving. I was told the chef would prepare any risotto I wanted! We all shared the mushroom risotto and it was superb.

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P
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My latest visit here simply comfirmed the excellent dining experience I have here. We enjoyed another special occassion at Wolfgang Puck Bel Air. Always a pleasure.

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d
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to the Bel Air many times and normally am pleased with the service and food. This time was different. The service was poor and the food was disappointing. We expected better.

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OT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the ambiance. Didn’t feel like we were in the middle of LA. Food tasted good and service was friendly albeit a bit slow. But we had a leisurely breakfast so we didn’t mind. Plan to return very soon.

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H
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our ladies lunch at a center alcove table. Great service from hostess to waiter to manager. Delicious food. Discovered a new favorite champagne from their list. Popular reality TV star spotted at alcove next to us. The swans were lovely, too.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most special places in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a romantic evening it can’t be beat. Atmosphere, service and food are perfect. Go early, grab a drink at the bar and take it with you as you walk around the grounds before dinner. Don’t miss the swans!

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JL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

For some reason the food delivery was extremely slow. Have never experienced this before - waited an 1/2 between courses - several patrons complained.

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FP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I invited a guest for a business lunch. The servers just weren't paying attention or very attentive. They brought the incorrect order twice. Not up to usual standards.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best dining experiences in Los Angeles. We produce video and marketing materials for restaurants around the world, so trust me when I say that the food was spot-on, the service was attentive and unobtrusive, and the overall experience was very memorable.

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W
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

very disappointing. I had been waiting for a special reason to go to the BelAir for the last year. A foodie friend wanted to try a few specific places, but I recommended the BelAir. Big Mistake! No intimacy at all. It was quiet, but that was because no one was there. Brightly lit with high ceilings, it is also the type of restaurant that has an over abundance of waiters standing around patiently to help someone, but disappear the moment they are needed. I was expecting high prices having been a regular at Spago for over 20 years, but this bill surprised me. The quality of the food and service compared to the prices is extremely objectionable. I found better lamb chops at Denny's and Olive Garden. And $52.00 for a plate of corn pasta was absurd. Not sure what happened here Wolfgang, but this place needs a redo all the way around.

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c
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hotel is beautiful
Food was soso
Service wonderful

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EM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a beautiful spot! Highly recommend!

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KB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for foodies. Never disappointed. Recommend the tomato salad and halibut.

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service made the special night even more so. It was such a relief to eat in a pkace where we could hear each other speak. The gsrdens are inspiring-you really feel you’ve stepped out of LA fir a bit...and can revel in the serenity. The lamb was outstanding. The Loup de Mer good but not great. Every bit as nice as the last time I was there.

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HC
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar and Wolfgang Puck Restaurant at the Hôtel Bel Air create the perfect ambiance whether celebrating a special day or meeting someone for a first date. The good, service and environment come together and leave everyone in a great mood. Each dish is carefully crafted if very high priced (6 oysters are $28; a glass of Sancerre is over $20). I save the Bel Air for spécial evenings

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AZ
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service, will definitely be back.

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b
Los Angeles
217 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The amuse bouche of gazpacho was really nice, one of the best i’ve ever had. The bread basket was delightful - warm, soft butter and salt and was a welcome beginning to the meal. The rose mocktail was divine! – the smell of fragrance with every sip, the aroma and taste all were sublime and wonderful.

The air pocket salmon/caviar bite was interesting. the oxtail bouillon soup was excellent, as was the ravioli and the arctic char. We both had the short rib goulash, as the weinerschnitzel is on the regular menu. It was superbly rich and flavorful. This would be great to add to the regular menu. The kaiserschmarnn dessert was a nice ending, as it wasn’t too big or too sweet.

It was a nice touch that both managers came by to ask how our meal was and how we were doing.

One comment I have to make is that the wine flight, while good, featured a white wine for the entree, where a red would probably have been better - in fact we ordered an extra glass for just that reason. Maybe the white was intended for the weinerschnitzel?

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GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lives up to the hype (and price), amazing staff as well.

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MH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My partner and i tried the Dine LA special dinner menu. While the amount of food was generous, the first courses were not as good as expected. Main dishes were much better, though less in quantity than the first course selections. Waitstaff were exceptionally attentive. Our mistake was adding the beer-wine pairing, with one beer and two small glasses of white wine. With so many dishes, we were expecting a true pairing with each different dish. All in all, an interesting evening, but not as outstanding as we'd hoped especially for the price. To end the evening, the valet service fee was another expensive addition!

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LC
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been going to the Bel-Air Hotel for years in fact we got married there 24 years ago. So we're not "newbies" and they've made changes over the years and some of the changes they made years ago I didn't like but I really like it now. It's more like it was when we first started going there. So we're back in love with the Hotel Bel-Air!

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G
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, wonderful ambiance and excellent food. The brunch 3 course menu has several options to satisfy palate. The first course fruit, crisp vegetables and crab cakes are nice and light. The second, and main course, ranges from breakfast to dinner dishes (steak, fish, etc.). Great for groups or couples.

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S
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came for the DineLA but not everyone wanted to try it, so had to order from regular menu.
Food was great service was good and it was a lovely evening eating outdoors.

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GM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have always loved going to Hotel Bel Air. Took a Client to celebrate the sale of his house, for drinks in the hotel bar and then for dinner.
Drinks in the bar were lovely, lively and enjoyable.
Since the Patio outside was so quiet, we decided to dine in the bar area.
The Halibut was so overcooked, we had to send it back and were told that to fire a new one would take 45 minutes! (No wonder that it was overcooked). So, ordered a Club Sandwich.
After 45 minutes, when the entire party had finished, I cancelled my Club Sandwich, and it amazingly appeared. Had it wrapped to go. Dissapointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar food, service and ambiance. We had the inside dining room to ourselves with extremely attentive wait staff attending to our every need. We can't wait to go back.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Julian, made the evening special. His service was exceptional and enhanced the entire experience. Thanks Julian!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The ambiance is too casual which loses the sophistication expected for a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. The Thai salad was exceptionally flavorful and service was great.

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PS
Los Angeles
358 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Two thumbs up.

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s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful setting with delicious food and impeccable service. will go back.

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect for our 29th anniversary! Love the Hotel Bel Air!

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We definitely come again 👍🏼Great restaurant, nice people

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HD
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from the moment I arrived. Warm welcome, warm and polished server who had great pride in the offerings , great food. Consistently among the top restaurants in Los Angeles.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have ever enjoyed. Splendid atmosphere, great food, and outstanding service from Christian and Julian!

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V
Los Angeles
251 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience and Mark the waiter was personable and very accommodating, thank you.

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MU
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday and we were treated wonderfully

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JL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and we couldn't have been more pleased. We shared the soft shell crab, the lobster pasta and the "butcher's butter" cut of prime beef with roasted marrow and Armagnac sauce (which our waiter, Christian, told us was the best dish on the menu). Every dish was beautifully prepared and delicious (that prime cut beef was sensational!). We followed it up with a wonderful chocolate souffle. Corkage fee was $45 but the wine mark-up is quite high, so we were glad we brought our own. Christian's service was spot-on and helped make the evening really special. We stopped by the bar for an after-dinner drink and entertainment, which rounded out a really lovely evening.

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BB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, my friend's Milestone birthday brunch was absolutely wonderful!! The setting, ambience, and food were simply Superb. Our Server was a bit stiff in the beginning and did NOT ask if I/we had been there before or explain (to me while I was waiting for the Birthday Girl to arrive) that a complimentary glass of champagne, mimosa or Bellini was included in the Brunch. I ordered a soft drink when I arrived, not planning on having any alcohol. We did have the complimentary alcoholic drink when it was explained it was included, but I think she should have explained that when I first sat down. She was a hesitant when I asked if there were any other options for the dessert but, then explained there were. Another server came over after she disappeared for awhile and explained how the Brunch menu worked AND there were definitely alternate choices for the dessert , not a problem at all. He was extremely personable, warm and professional. I think for the amount one is paying for Brunch at Hotel Bel Air, the Service could have been better. Our original Server did check with us after each course to make sure everything was fine which we appreciated. I will go again for another special occasion but will probably request the Server who was more willing to explain everything more readily. Thank you.

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g
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was uneven. Side dishes never were served with dinner. Deserts were charged to us even though we did not order them. We were charged for side dishes we did not eat because they were not served with dinner. Wine service was fair.

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