Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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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).
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DT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lounge is a fantastic place to enjoy fine dining and entertainment simultaneously. The food, service & quartet were top notch - great night!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed dining at this hotel’s restaurant! Great all around! Thank you!

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

So ridiculously expensive it’s hard to enjoy. You definitely are buying the atmosphere. Very nice food, however my 80-year-old mother in law didn’t like it at all. Just know when you’re going it will be a nice meal, 10 times more expensive than needs to be

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and memorable dining experience - wonderful hospitality all around.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The lunch was horrible as there are few options for vegetarians or vegans. The pasta was stale. The grilled tofu salad was very bland. The only great thing was their fresh juices.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

For what they charge, the food should be top quality and it was not by any stretch of the means. Nothing was prepared properly and after pushing the 18 year old balsamic with the burrata salad, they brought out soy sauce. Also, first time I've ever seen chicken for $65 and 70% wasn't eaten and the lamb chops were 80% fat. Oh, and the dessert was served cold when it was supposed to be a hot dessert and when asked, the server said it is meant to be served cold. Ah, no. Very disappointed.

Lunch is better there.

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C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Experience!
Thank You 🙏

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The lamb chops were mostly fat, service was extremely slow, we asked for tea and never got it....

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MT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Remarkably poor service and quality control for the Hotel Bel Air. The french fries came cold, the pasta had to be sent back twice (the ignored an allergy the first time and left out the main ingredient the second time) and we had to repeatedly ask for service and about the status of our food (which took way too long).

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful. Absolutely dreadful.
I am so sick. Can’t explain how terrible I feel right now. After 40 years of avoiding certain food for religious beliefs and everything I standby you seem to have ruined living and dining out for me forever. You have officially ruined all I have lived for and my beliefs. My servers, assist manager and all other help whom was responsible for experience should all be fired. Sorry to say. I have never ever said something like this but my experience is absolutely unexceptable. And, to mention how the situation was handled.

Needless to say I am so sad and feel like no one really truly cared.

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KB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent service and food. I have never had a poor experience here. Highly recommend the salmon and bolognese.

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DI
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Dinner during DineLA week, January 2019. My friends and I made it a point to try 5 or 6 top restaurants that we might not otherwise get to, and hands down, Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air was tops. Most of the other restaurants had at least 1 (out of 3) courses that was a miss. Wolfgang Puck served--I lost count--maybe 8 or 9 courses--and everyone was exquisite. This is not a place you go to once a week--it's very expensive and the food is loaded with simple carbs and animal fat. But for a splurge, you simply cannot beat it. I'll be back . . . in a year or so.

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A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was beyond expectations, which were very high, by the way...
First class in all departments. Food: Great. Service: Outstanding. What more can one ask?

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CA
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! The hotel is tranquil, serene and relaxing as can be. The food was superb and the service equally impressive.

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IL
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect meal at the perfect place to celebrate!

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SW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was all seasoned and prpared well. Alacart nature + pricey menu items made for a very expensive meal.

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WH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Below average. Terrible value for money. Service patchy. Staff not really knowledgeable about menu or wine list. Service felt shallow and insincere from all 4 (yes 4) servers. We had simple dietary requirement - low sodium due to heart health, and literally everything that was brought out had salt in it. Chef remade main chicken course and it was terrible. Dry, no sauce. Meal close to $400 for 2 people with one desert. Not recommended.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was not good and it was very expensive. I’ve been going to the hotel Bel air since I was a little girl and it has always been my special occasion place. I took very good clients there expecting a delicious perfect meal and I must say I was beyond disappointed and will not go back for dinner. I can’t believe this is Wolfgang Puck!! I have no problem paying what we did if it was a delicious meal.

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o
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I knew this place was going to be expwnsive, but 51.00 for a chicken pot pie.. and 38 for an eggplant main course.. and when they brought the first course.. asked who had the soup?? Really at that price. i expected at least perfect service.. Special occasion.. but Spago is a better choice!

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SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch and superb setting. Service was outstanding and my guest and I felt very well taken care of from start to finish. Exquisite as usual.

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LA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best. Food, service, ambiance. It doesn't get any better than this.

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J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience, second only to Spago. Menu didn't have quite the flair, the ambiance wasn't quite the same, but the service was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had breakfast there. The food is amazing, the staff is very friendly and professional. I’m looking forward to coming back again!

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience when the man himself takes time to come out and greet guests......amazing atmosphere.....cant recommend enough!

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LD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The reason you go to Wolfgang Puck at the Bel Air Hotel is because it's the Bel Air Hotel. The ambience is superb, beautiful, they still have the swans in the flowing pond at the entrance, beautiful décor (although I liked the former more traditional décor rather than this new modern décor). The outdoor patio is somewhat the same. I liked the old fashioned booths more than these modern booths, but it's still one of the more gorgeous patios in L.A.

Now for the food. Meh. 3 stars at the most. Had the most boring club sandwich of my life, looked like something served at Denny's. The vegetable soup was a travesty. $14 for a cup of broth, with a couple of white beans, a smidge of kale, and some carrots. Really rather scandalous for the Bel Air. Their original restaurant before the remodel was SOOOOO much better.

The deserts were delicious. Some kind of banana praline combo thingy, and a chocolate thingy. But that's now why I go here. I have never been a fan of Wolfgang Puck, but here the chef doesn't even seem to be trying. That said, I will return. Cause it's just so beautiful to be there. But I'll probably go for breakfast. What can you do to ruin eggs???

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

This ambience and location are phenomenal. The food is extremely expensive. The service does not match the level of the price of the food. The wait staff were not attentive and difficult to flag down. Busboys were in a rush to take away plates that still had substantial food on them. The prices are fine-dining prices but this is the only thing that matches a fine-dining experience. Many of our dishes were stone cold and we had to return them. The $66 sirloin steak was cold and when returned it was barely warmed and not replaced with a new steak. We had to send back the sticky toffee pudding because it was cold. The presentation of the food is not fine-dining quality - just a slab of steak on a plate for $66. The wine list is extensive but also very very expensive. This restaurant needs a lot of work to charge these prices for the service and quality of the food. But the ambience and location are incredible.

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p
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have dined at the Bel Air Hotel several times over the last 30 years. On this occasion, we were four for Sunday Brunch on the patio. It's a beautiful venue and one with excellent service. The fixed-price brunch menu ($95 per person without drinks or upgrades) looks promising. Ah, but there's the rub. The preparation was just not at the high level envisioned. It was adequate but ordinary. We were disappointed. Worse, one of our party found the fish tacos to have fish which smelled and appeared tainted; and, even though she ate very little of it (she sent it back and the restaurant quite correctly took it off the bill), she was violently ill that night. Now, it was a fish dish, and "fish happens"; but at the Bel Air? Gee, say it isn't so. I take no pleasure in finding fault with this uniquely elegant and often delicious restaurant; and I can't say that we will not return. I must, however, admit to a greatly diminished enthusiasm.

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SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Normally each time I visit Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, it's excellent and my preferred choice for lunch on Saturday and/or Sunday Brunch (each time I am in Los Angeles). However this time it was marred by the number of flies everywhere to the extent that we had to be moved from our booth to the patio area.

The food and service as usual was very good.

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FH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Josue, was terrific. He certainly helped make our dinner a wonderful evening. He thoroughly explained the specials and the recommendations he made. Likewise in answering our questions. In addition the entire staff provided great service. Oh yeah, and the food was fantastic too. Hotel Bel-Air is simply a gem.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always

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KW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional dining experience. The food, drink and ambiance were made even more memorable by their great service especially from our server Matt!!! Loved IT!!

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a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service slow tonight.

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

They say if the walls could talk, but it certainly doesn't look like they have to. Wolfgang Puck has eclipsed his legendary Spago here and probably doesn't even think about it. Great expansive layout replete with fireplaces and cozy seating. Food is outstanding. Kitchen staff and chefs are top notch. Service is respectful and attentive. Cocktails are unusual mix of creative contemporary and traditional. Gluten free desserts as well. They maintain elegance and historical Hollywood in an unaffected, non-pretentious way, which is highly unusual in LA. A real hit with anyone for any occasion, especially holiday. And if you run into someone you know, rest assured it will probably be someone you really wanted to see. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julian was an amazing server and showed us around even! We will be back! Thanks for making our anniversary great!

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M
Salt Lake City
74 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch and perfect for any special occasion. The atmosphere is stunning and romantic. Good for business meals as well, if you want to impress.

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Wiener schnitzel! The best for a long time! Also, coming from france, was really happy to have really good bread and butter served!
We had breakfast there also the day after, everything was just perfect, from the food to be service which was impeccable. I wish I could remember all names but the waiters were all so friendly and dedicated to perfect service. Thank you again and hope to see you very soon!

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KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I only discovered this restuarant becuase a friend brought me here for a birthday luch -- which was excellent. I really wanted to treat my boyfriend but in the meantime we got married! So I booked it for our first anniversary dinner. We started off with cocktails in the bar -- which he loved -- then had a leisurely dinner. Both the lunch & dinner included a couple of amuse bouche, which were fun. The staff on both occasions were the best (attentive yet never in your face). The drinks were fab (glad we used Lyft!) & the location is stunning. He LOVED it. Also both for my birthday lunch & our Anniversary dinner the chef sent out a lovely celebratory plate. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It was very loud - the music was far too noisy than tolerable, we barely could hear each other.
The food quality was very poor, the omelette was a crepe with too much butter in it, bad onions and poor mushrooms. The dessert wasn’t good at all, full of artificial coloring and too much sugar.
A very poor experience. We won’t return for sure.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

good food, ok service... really just go for the ambiance. if the same restaurant was located somewhere else i probably wouldnt go

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TL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The food was not that great and the service was slow... Very Disappointed

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