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

Just Excellent Experience all together. I will strongly recommend

MP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, while the butter steak and cocktails were absolutely delicious.

N
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

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.

s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

E
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

RL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Way too expensive for quality of food.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!
Ray Lee

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch! Great service and food. Not the lowest cost, but you get what you pay for type of thing.

c
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy. Food was okay, small menu and over priced.

IG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

3.0 Service:

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

KT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

HC
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is a treat to go to - expensive but, such elegant surroundings.

DL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

DB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and such a beautiful restaurant. Great and healthy food and juices

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is absolutely beautiful, we took a moment after breakfast to walk the hotel grounds and they’re gorgeous.
The meal was excellent, with exquisite service. At the end they brought out a surprise since it was her birthday. Absolutely marvelous touch to end an amazing breakfast. Will definitely return.

S
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great menu. So many choices and I wanted to eat everything!

OT
Dubai
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great food and beautiful place for family brunch or date nights

SL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good however the service was outstanding. We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff went about and beyond to make our experience memorable.

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent gluten free and dairy free options. Restaurant is outstanding for special occasions. They accommodated a party of 15 beautifully.

a
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

i took my boyfriend there for dinner and looked forward to the event and the fine (i thought) dining experience. while the atmosphere was delightful and the service excellent, the food did not even reach the level of mediocre. i ordered a potato/leek soup which was tasteless. had to add lots of salt to even taste anything. ordered their special, which was dover sole (one of my very favorite dishes) and was extremely disappointed. fish was dry and rubbery. could not even finish it. took it home to the dogs. they ate it. i will never go back there again. i don't mind paying a lot of money for a good meal and i don't mind going to mcdonald's, but i don't appreciate paying a lot of money when the food rivals that of mcdonald's! very disappointing!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and a relaxing environment to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family.

LE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant - ambiance, food, service - everything was perfect! Shoutout to our serve Juan for taking care of us that night!

HH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A singular experience - a calm, quiet, elegant oasis in the city. A bit pricey, but the value is solid.

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's a lovely setting outside. The food was good and expensive. Disconcerting to be there at prime lunch time, and it's not busy.

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

given that I am a vegan there were not that many options which does surprise me, especially that in Los Angeles area many good vegan restaurants have opened up. I just think it would be good if there were a few more options and definitely that some kind of veggie burger was offered. The staff was very kind and attentive and the ambience is always nice, just wish a few more options.

N
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant in the middle of Bel Air, great food and service. Beautiful property, highly recommend.

g
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful it was a vacation like atmosphere the weather was perfect we had a wonderful time

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The butcher butter steak was outstanding as well as the wine served Small Boat Chardonnay was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Belated Father’s Day lunch

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience it was a slice of heaven!

K
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner in a beautiful location. This is by far my favorite restaurant in the Los Angeles area. The food was extraordinary and the service was excellent. Our favorites for the evening were the deserts, which were so creative and delicious. Bravo!

N
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Atmosphere great. Service great but the food for the Sunday brunch was very mediocre and did not reflect much care. Puck is just phoning it in now and it's really sad. For the price and the place the food needs to be memorable and it wasn't. Smoked salmon appetizer was too greasy and boring, Omlette was mediocre, Salmon entree was dry and ordinary. Chocolate dessert was tiny and too salty. Watermelon sorbet we too sweet. Entirely mediocre. Only the bread basket was great.
So disappointing in view of what it used to be. Will look for another place to come for special occasions.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Expensive but mostly worth it

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary. Everyone made us feel special.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We are from Cleveland, Ohio, and decided to take our daughter to lunch at the the Hotel Bel-Air for her 17th birthday. From the moment you step foot in the property you feel it’s a special place. However, they seated us outside and workers were using machinery right across from us. It was SO loud! The food was delicious and service impeccable. However, the noise level was extreme. I would suggest they work around the restaurant hours of operation.

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