Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live

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The Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at L.A. Live modernizes the traditional “bar and grill” with approachable fine dining in a stunning setting. Esteemed hospitality designer Tony Chi captures the essence of the relaxed California dining experience which Puck made popular with the original Spago. Just like its name, the restaurant features a contemporary "bar and grill" menu offering Puck's signature comfort food that can be enjoyed either as a casual, quick-bite or as a leisurely dining experience. The restaurant offers creative salads, handmade pastas, pizzas from the wood-burning oven, enticing entrees and meats grilled over hard wood. Guests can complement their meal with a handcrafted cocktail, wine from the distinctive list or enjoy the restaurant’s housemade desserts.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Checking in at the desk at 11:25am for an 11:30 reservation, we were promptly seated. It was Saturday before the L.A. Kings hockey game. The restaurant was crowded but not full. Water came to the table immediately. After about five minutes we were to order. We waited ten minutes for the waiter to show up. We ordered three Chinois Salads, one Margherita Pizza, one bowl of Tortilla Soup and one Coke. Thirty-five minutes later the Coke came. Twenty minutes after that the salads cane to the table and a few minutes later the pizza showed up. One hour after sitting down. I had to remind the waiter about the missing soup, which came to the table only lukewarm. Not going back.

Late lunch - $100.00
Drinks - Water, Coke, No alcohol
Better Service - Priceless

As with most things these days, "they don't make Chinois Salads like they used to" - I'm going back to Chinois On Main.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

great food and great sports bar. Service was just OK.

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

Loved it!! The food and service was outstanding We will be back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Took over 45 minutes for our basic food to come out. We were late to the hockey game due to the slow service. When we complained to management they were rude and disrespectful.

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I called ahead to advise we were celebrating a birthday at our table and the girl said she would note it. I reminded them again when I got there, she said it was noted. We ordered soup and a chicken entree and it took over 40 minutes to get our dinner, our server kept coming over and apologizing to us. Once we got our dinner it was good. He came back when we were done and gave us our check by putting it on the table and walking away. We then waited over 10 minutes and asked someone to get him for us. he came back and we asked to see a dessert menu, he apologized and brought us one. We ate dessert, again took a while, paid and left. Never once was the birthday acknowledged....I was disappointed in the dinner as a whole.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hosted a team dinner here this week and I found the food and service to be very good. The Hong Kong salmon was outstanding!

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D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We eat here a lot and this was the worst experience we've ever had. The service was non-existent, extremely slow and hard to even find someone to help us. The food came out slow and cold. Very disappointing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As usual, great food as you would expect from a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. This place was not too pricey, lots of casual options on the menu like burgers & pizzas ( great pizzas). Just not as speedy as we had hoped. The restaurant was not full, yet it took a very long time for our food to be done and we were late for our concert. If you are coming before a show or a game, make sure to allow an hour and a half at least.

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RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service has greatly improved over the last year. Unfortunately the acoustics are horrible so conversation is nearly impossible.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We made an advance reservation fir 7:45pm and we were on time and sat on time. We told the manager, hosted and out waiter that we are attaendin a concert at 9pm and they they all were ok with the timing. The appetizer cane in after 20 min of seating and then it took over an hour to bring our meals and we missed first 39 min of the concerts that we were attalending at 9PM

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H
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Portions too small for the money being asked. And the flavor just okay again for price, not worth it. Fish and chips just okay. Fish pieces very small. So was the beet salad for the price they are asking for. Took a long time for a beverage. Had a sangria, was poured as half a wine glass versus a full glass as I get at every other high end restaurant I have been too.

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J
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered the pasta in mushroom sauce with grilled chicken
Firstly brought plain pasta no sauce
Had to wait 20 min while my colleague ate his meal
Then came back with pasta and the chicken was dry and tasteless - think the chicken bits you get in Campbell’s canned check noodle soup.

Had to get check to get to game - took 20 min

Our server Candace was very nice obviously they were understaffed - the food was horrible

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our experience on Saturday evening at 6:15 was mixed.
The food was great, but the service was less than desired.
The server did not come by our table often enough.
There was an event, so this may have been the issue, however, I believe they should plan for these things. We arrived 1 hr. 45 min before our event and could not have dessert due to time. Our food arrived 45- 50 min. after we ordered it.

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SH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed in the restaurant. Noise level was way over the top. Food was disappointing and we had the worst food in the LA Live area. The chicken salad was all cut up in pieces and there was no chicken in site. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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LM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Terrible service and very, very loud. Our drinks arrived after our food was served and we never saw a waiter again. The restaurant knows they have automatic business because of the location at LA Live, so they dont care about quality or service.

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D
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Burger in LA; onion rings to die for; exceptional quality overall

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M
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Eiat here before a Kings game. My daughters Chinese chicken salad was very good as usual. However I ordered a turkey burger and discovered it was not fully cooked. the meat was still pink. I complained and gave the burger back and didn’t order anything else. when the bill came they told me the chef said sometimes turkey meat cooks pink!! They only took 15% off my bill rather than removing the turkey burger from Bill. Very poor treatment.

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C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Convenient location to LA Live and Staples Center, good food, but horrible service (server, bus service, etc.).

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GH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Just not very good food and terrible service

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l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I inadvertently made the reservation for the wrong date. Though the restaurant was crowded, they fit us in and seated us quickly. Service and food were great and we made our show in plenty of time

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great service and food!

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Too expensive for mediocre food, but our server was exceptionally nice.

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TP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for dinner before headed to Staples Center or Microsoft Theater! Staff were very nice.

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L
Los Angeles
211 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, very reliable mainstream Wolfgang Puck. A bit more expensive than it should be. But nice to have a place like this across street from Staples Center to eat and drink well in a very pleasant environment before heading over there for an event. Menu was modest but all ingredients were fresh. Excellent cheese on margarita pizza. Very good beer on tap. Perfectly cooked grilled asparagus. Very good salad with chicken. Only complaint was how loud the place was, and it was maybe half filled at the time.

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LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was delightful. Sam made the experience great along with great food!

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

Good selection and good value. The steak salad is great.

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KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. I guess some of the wait staff didn't show up that night, because they seemed very short staffed. Ordered drinks and appetizers when we sat down; drinks came and then nothing for 20-30 minutes-then main courses came, followed by appetizers! Waited 20 minutes for one dessert and had to remind them about the coffee. Maybe just a short staffed night, but it did affect the overall dining experience. Waiter was very apologetic.

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A
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was very ordinary, not at all like Wolfgang Puck’s finer dining. If I’m paying $19 for a turkey sandwich it shouldn’t be turkey that looks and tastes the same as what I buy at Trader Joe’s. $16 for an heirloom tomato plate that had four slices. Bathrooms were absolutely disgusting, trash cans overflowing and no paper in the stalls. Good service, though, and L.A. Live is a fun location.

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GM
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. The noise level was very high. There are no sound absorbing materials in sight, and the noise generated by a restaurant full of patrons required everyone to raise their voice. When the service was present, it was good, but the server disappeared several times for lengthy periods.

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KW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good and professional.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We chose to side outside since inside was very loud.

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KA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waitress flustered and short with customers, had to send back hard pasta and friend didn’t get her food back until after everyone had already eaten. Too expensive for such poor service and fair food.

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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

While ambiance and food was fine, service was very very poor. I had to wait 20 minutes to get a drink order and when it came, it was not what I ordered. Sent the drink back and waited another 15 minutes and my drink was wrong AGAIN. We waited to get forks a couple times with no one particularly concerned that things were going south. Will not eat there again!

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LH
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food ! Thank you

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l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always use OpenTable to reserve here at least 2 weeks im advance because it's so popular. The food is amazing. I had a light dinner before a concert at the Microsoft Theater and the staff is great at getting your food out fast dor showtime. The turkey sandwich was perfect and the onion jam set it off!

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat and no server came up to us until we had to call their attention

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GT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Really disappointing experience and now I know why it was available on a Friday night even with huge convention in town. Dinner came 30 seconds after appetizers so no where to put everything....so dinners were cold by time we got thru the apps. Smallest portion of chicken parm I had ever seen and spaghetti portion looked like a garnish vs a side. 2 pizzas were fine, salmon burger I had was good. Waters never refilled once especially when it is 105 outside, never asked if we wanted another drink...when we definitely did....then never asked if we wanted desert ...which we wanted...server just brought the check. Place was half empty...so clearly not an issue of too much going on. Worst experience I’ve had in at least 10 years...congrats.

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is okay but the noise level (ie ambience) would just kill it. I practically "scream" in order to have a conversation with my husband. Wouldn't want to go there again.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique dishes in a snappy-cool atmosphere. Service was superb!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The menu was not to expensive. Highly recommended!

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