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Gwen, Chef Curtis Stone's most-recent L.A. project (following Maude), opened in summer 2016 to wide eyes. The massive dining space is a throwback to old Hollywood with high ceilings and a retro art... Read More
Gwen, Chef Curtis Stone's most-recent L.A. project (following Maude), opened in summer 2016 to wide eyes. The massive dining space is a throwback to old Hollywood with high ceilings and a retro art deco design. To say there is a focus on meat is an understatement–you enter through the butcher shop and will likely pass the meat curing room before settling in for a memorable five (or more)-course tasting menu (with wine pairing, if you so choose). Before the meat course, servers will offer you a choice of steak knives and tell you to choose the one that 'speaks to you.' The charcuterie (with rich, complex terrines) course is followed by salad, pasta, meat and dessert courses but be sure to save room for the petit fours, particularly the miniature caramels made with marrow. They've recently started offering an a la carte menu as well.
- New and Popular Restaurants: "Guests have the option of sitting at one of four seats at the Chef's counter where you can watch the choreography of the kitchen and listen to chefs shouting "Oui!" every time an order comes in."
- Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: There aren't a lot of restaurants offering tasting menus in L.A., much less one with this quality of food and service.