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Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant

Restaurants, American Hollywood
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Gwen restaurant in Hollywood
Photograph: Courtesy Gwen/Wonho Frank Lee

Time Out says

Curtis Stone’s gorgeous L.A. sophomore project—the sibling to Beverly Hills’ Maude—greets you with a butcher case as soon as you open the door, where you can buy coils of lamb sausage or hefty cuts of steak to take home. But not everyone is a wiz when it comes to cooking their own meat, which is why the stunning full-service restaurant is worth a visit all on its own. At lunch, find some of the city’s best-kept sandwich secrets—made from the butcher case’s exquisite cuts—plus salads, roast chicken and other delectable day fare. At dinner, find a range of meaty, slow-roasted items cooked over an open fire, as well as small plates, handmade pasta, shellfish and of course Gwen’s expert house-made charcuterie. This Hollywood gem also features a tasting menu in Gwen’s glitzy dining room, where chandeliers dangle above and that open fire pit separates diners from the kitchen for an entirely modern-elegant affair.



Address: 6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Butcher Shop: Sun-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm. Restaurant: Sun-Thu 5-9pm; Fri & Sat 5-10:30pm
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Okay I was blown away and was surprised about the level of deliciousness and goodness Gwen had.  They certainly have a reason to be on EaterLA's top 10 steakhouses!

This was a recommendation from a friend as a late night dinner, so luckily we were able to make a reservation on Open Table.  From the outside, it looks like a great restaurant as you can see the cooks making the food in the kitchen.  When you walk in, it's very dimly lit and pretty modern. We were seated in the booth area right by the raw meats hanging - it kind of reminded me of those chinese restaurants but this was way more elegant.

Food wise, we ordered the following: lobster rolls, agnoloti pasta, duck fat fries, and their signture 80-day dry aged ribeye.  Their menu is designed like many other high end restaurants with "tapas" style and some heavier items as their mains.  The spotlight is really on their meats.

The smaller bites were delicious and I was amazed with the quality of it.  The lobster roll bread though was super buttery and tasted just like a stick of butter.  The pasta was fantastic! Although it was only 8 tubes of pasta, every bite was amazing.  Okay the main event was certainly the ribeye! 

They conveniently ran out of the smaller 80-day dry aged ribeye so we ended going for their most expensive one... LOL!  WOWWWWW I was blown away and the last time I had something this good was this high end steak restaurant in Australia.  The flavors were so good and it was perfectly cooked.  The only downside that it does take 45 minutes for it took so keep that in mind! 

We ended up getting a bottle of their Cab I believe recommended by the Som which went so well with our whole meal. 

Also service was on point! A FANTASTIC MEAL for sure.