6600 Sunset Boulevard, 90028, Los Angeles, CA
Gwen is one of the most in-demand restaurants in Los Angeles and in the country right now. Excellent food, service and decor plus a Food Network celebrity chef who's actually working in the kitchen, and TA-DAH! Everyone is trying to get in and its booked solid a month in advance.
Gwen is on the Zagat list of "Best Restaurants in the World" and Jonathan Gold's "101 Best Restaurants" in Los Angeles.
Here are the owners, Chef Curtis Stone and his brother Luke, who've said their goal is to lure the Michelin Guide back to Los Angeles.
They have a gorgeous dining room that's packed EVERY night. The Feast is served to the entire restaurant. It's a five-course menu with small changes possible daily.
Take a look at a recent menu here:
Four is the maximum number of people that I could find a table for on a weekend night in December. Hopefully some of you are in town and able to go enjoy it.
From their website:
"Often the best culinary experiences start without having to make any decisions other than just showing up. At Gwen, we take that idea to heart and craft an elegant feast for you featuring the best of what’s available from our butcher shop and our California farmers.
Dinner at Gwen is more than a dining experience — it’s a visceral one, as you’re surrounded by raw meat visibly hanging in glass-enclosed dry age rooms and whole animals roasting over a fire pit. The visuals at Gwen subtly call to mind our primitive past and are meant to offer a glimpse into the meal that’s about to unfold and how it came to be. These age-old cooking techniques are presented in a beautifully composed chef’s feast featuring up to 20 dishes within the menu. The main event is meat-centric highlighting the best the butcher shop has to offer. Complementing the main event are seasonal sides that pull from the nearby Hollywood Farmers Market, just steps away from Gwen. Feel like really indulging? You can upgrade your menu with a choice from our supplement menu – think bone in dry aged rib eye Blackmore wagyu. An amazing meal is deserving of an amazing space and Gwen surrounds its diners with comfortable luxury. Marble, copper, walnut and leather combine beautifully to showcase the artistry of the kitchen and the bounty of the butcher’s case."
The cost of dinner at Gwen is $95, plus tax and an automatic 18% tip. So, in total it’s about $125 per person, excluding wine and available supplemental menu items.
Here’s a link to FAQ’s at this restaurant:
Here’s a recent review from LA Weekly:
“The $95 five courses at Gwen come as a surprise (dietary restrictions taken into account) in the form of a selection of “First Bites” of house made charcuterie, followed by salad, pasta, meat and dessert. The menu is so thoughtful and involved that is seems as though Stone wants each guest to be well-versed in the range of his talent. Or, he is just very excited about delicious food and is palpably excited to share it with the world.”
Please note: According to their website, Gwen offers options for vegetarians and pescatarians with 48 hours notice. No other dietary requirements can be met.
A deposit of $20 through Meetup’s “WePay” system is required to Rsvp “Yes.” Deposits will be refunded after the event to member’s who’ve attended or changed their “Yes” Rsvp to “No” at least 24 hours before the Meetup. Forfeited deposits will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
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