About Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live

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.

800 West Olympic Blvd A180
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday - Friday

Dinner:
5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday
5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday - Sunday

**hours of operation may vary

Cross Street:
Chick Hearn

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 748-9700

Website:
http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/dining/wolfgang-puck-bar-and-grill-los-angeles/

Catering:
At Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at L.A. Live, Wolfgang takes the traditional bar and grill menu to new heights. The diverse menu offers signature appetizers, wood-oven baked pizzas, classic entrees and hand-crafted cocktails.

Parking Details:
Parking is conveniently located at L.A. Live off of Olympic Blvd. A short ride up the escalator has you arriving at the front door to Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.

Executive Chef:
Lee Hefter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Wolfgang Puck sets the standard for special events, providing award-winning quality cuisine, flawless service and creative flair, perfectly matched to the occasion. All menus are customized with your event in mind, using seasonal ingredients that are sustainable and ethically raised.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.1

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
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Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was wonderful but the best part was they did not charge an outrageous corkage fee for outside wine

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Steak was excellent!! Food was very good. Service could have been better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Salmon burger was disgusting

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were unsure at first as the inside was noisy and we wanted to "catch up" with each other. We sat on the patio/outside deck and it was perfect. The temperature was nice. We had a fantastic wait person who was very knowledgeable about the menu and was efficient/kind/nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I realize that LA Live is a mad house when there are multiple events near Staples. Review is for dinner prior to a Kings game on a Saturday night.

Food - food is a mixed bag here. The sandwiches & salads are pretty good / portion sizes fair for the prices charged. The pizza my daughter had was lukewarm, Pasta I had was a very small portion size for $23.

Service - horrific. Getting my iced tea refilled required an act of God.

Value - just know you are paying "convenience" pricing at any of the restaurants at LA Live. You can be at Staples in 2 minutes, but you pay and arm and a leg for food. At least this place is more affordable than Katsuya (which is a total rip-off).

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for lunch. Waiter stopped by only 2x in 45 minutes. Had to leave for an appointment - no food! Tracked down a manager to tell them, and to ask for the bill for my iced tea. She apologized...not a good experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always had great food here but the new menu wasn’t up to previous standards. Nice location. Service was good as usual

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Between the inside and outside noise, our experience was really negatively impacted. We could not hear one another speak.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The chicken wings are Fantastic. Mushroom pizza was great too. It was very busy so I'm glad we made a reservation. Typical big LA prices.

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 (México)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was no good, hamburger over cooked, Cesar Salad was no good.....

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Our group of 6 had a great time. We didn’t feel rushed, but the timing of the meal was at an appropriate pace. The food was great too.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Unfortunately our server was not engaged in our table. We received our food before we got our drinks. The table next to us arrived after us and had an app drink and meal before we even ordered. One guest he forgot a drink. Then it came the wrong flavor. Waited more Another guest the cheese was left off the burger. Other than that, delicious food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great mac & cheese. Quick service with plenty of time to make your game at Staples!

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was good and reasonably priced. The location at L.A. Live across from the Staplws Center and the Microsoft Theatre is unbeatable. But don't expect a high gourmet experience because of the Puck name. The menu is interesting and appeals to lots of palettes. I took my 12-yr old daughter there. We were both happy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Wolfgang Pucks. Service was swift and friendly . The food was flavourful . I enjoyed Calamari with pesto aolio followed by spaghetti all'amariactia. Calamari was a tad salty for my taste but the batter was light and fluffy . The spaghetti was a perfect al dente and the sauce and veggies delightful .

Next day my wife had lunch at Wolfgang Pucks and reported that the mushroom pizza was delicious .

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great fun atmosphere. The drinks are expensive but what do you expect for LA Live area. Met up before a concert and I'm glad we had reservations. The place was packed and buzzing with activity but we had a table in the middle of the action and it was great! The food took long but our waiter was great and brought a plate of fries for the table to share. It was the vibe we needed to get our concert night started right! Thank WP

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was excellent service, we had a good time at dark night. We will definitely come back again. Maybe you can send me a coupon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Needs more variety in menu. Good in flavor good place but needs more variety of foods. I was looking for a fish or chicken dish.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I requested something for a birthday on my reservation and they did not get that note, so I had to ruin the surprise and request it at the table. Our waiter was very nice but he wasnt super attentive. I had to ask a different waiter for our waiter to bring the check, at which point he brought the check and i told him about the birthday note. After the flan was brought, he went on break and did not tell us, i found out because I overheard the waitress tell the table next to ours when she brought them their drinks after I had been waiting for the second check for 20 minutes.
The food was good but also took very long. The guests next to us, who arrived after, got their food much earlier than us. The bathrooms were terrible, no toilet seat covers and two of the non handicap bathrooms had toilets clogged with tissue. I can't imagine this would be the case on a Friday night. I was disappointed that after all that they still charged me for the birthday flan, which was delicious.
Overall, the food was good (my mushroom fettuccine was yummy, my fiance wasn't impressed with his burger, but the meat plate was excellent) and the location was great, but for my so-so experience I felt kind of ripped off. This was supposed to be a nice dinner for my fiance's birthday and I was underwhelmed.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The service was stellar, and it was a busy Friday night.
The macaroni and cheese was the best I've ever had outside my kitchen. Still thinking about it!
We had drinks, apps, salads and mains and were satisfied with everything. Wish we had room for dessert.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Chinese chicken salad tasted good but was soggy. The pizza Margherita was bland and very Americanized with thick dry crust. The food at the other tables looked more appetizing .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

I unfortunately wasn't impressed by this experience at all. Everything about it was pretty bland, from the server/service, the food, and the pricing. The upsell items added to our bill were a joke - $13 for 4 pieces of shrimp. It simply wasn't worth the cost. $100 for two, early dinner, no alcohol. I've had great meals at Wolfgang at other locations and was excited to treat my father to a nice dinner - this however, was not it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We like to come here before Staples Center events. But beware, service is slow.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Sports
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Raspberries Lemon Drop and Fish Tacos were great! We ate outside in the patio and it was perfect weather and ambiance!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Nice and convenient to LA Live. Crowded and noisy before/during events.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great food, great service, but a little too loud during peak hours. When the restaurant is full the music should be turned down a little. Also, put some felt under the chair legs. The noise from the chairs is disturbing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Our waitress was very nice. The service was maybe the worst I have ever had at any restaurant.
We were there for a Clippers game. They were not even that busy and yet it took a full 30 minutes just to get our cocktails. Awful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Always great food and staff easy access to la live venues

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, and of course awesome food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Creative cocktails, outstanding food. The lamb chops were phenomenal - juicy and flavorful. The prawns in curry sauce were plump and tender. The "banana cream pie" was beautiful, artistic and we practically licked the plate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good food. Nice ambiance. Great location. Can't really go wrong with this restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We were in town for the Grammys and this was very close to our hotel. It was a good find.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Have been to this location several times in the past but it has been over ayear. Was disappointed in the food selections, got a chicken slider biscuit appetizer, felt like it was a Hardy's biscuit for $13, also got a cheese pizza, it did have a leaf per slice of basil for $19. Service was good, got seated promptly, but other than the name and the area LA Live, the pizza and hamburger place next store were better values.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Incredible service, food, drinks and table

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2017

I had the seared sea bass with sugar peas and mushrooms and that was near outstanding dish. However, they were really slow before the LA Kings hockey game. from the time that I ordered the soup and entree and received the fish, it was about 45 minutes.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Their Baked Three Cheese Mac & Cheese is to die for. Best ever. We also, had Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi, Tomato Basil Garlic Sauce and the Four Cheese Ravioli, Heirloom Tomato Sauce, Basil which was very delicious as well. The service was great. Fast and attentive. Do not forget the brownie dessert!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Overpriced. Since when is a plain turkey sandwich $20? Waiter was a bit rude when he realized we were sharing a meal and not drinking. Pretty much ignored us after he took out order and was shotty when I passed on the $11 cookies.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Went here before a show at Novo. Perfect location! Delicious!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Very festive location for the holidays.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We love this place and their delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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