About Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live

800 West Olympic Blvd A180
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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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.

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/restaurants/fine-dining/12387

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:
Ben Seto

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

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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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4

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Great service! Great food, prepared just ...

vip
Dined 5 days ago

Great service! Great food, prepared just as I ordered it!

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

This place never disappoint

Dined on April 24, 2016

The food is very good and tasty, my wife loves the Fettuccine, and I love Spaghetti & Meatballs , always good always on point. We also had the Pizza Margherita which is very good , the drinks were fabulous as well, our service was first class.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Xavier visits WP

Dined on April 19, 2016

Fantastic salmon entree along with broccolini in a relaxed outdoor setting (indoor dining also available)

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service1
value2

lousy experience

Dined on April 19, 2016

place was empty, service was miserably slow ( as if the personal conversations among staff trumped the service needs) , food cold, and the waitress called each of us "honey" 13 times, with a flat and disinterested affect. your company does a better job at the airport locations.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good but loud

Dined on April 11, 2016

The music was too loud for those of us over 50. Food was good and service was friendly. The crusted sea bass was quite good. Fish and chips were ok, my husband said he would not order them again. The rigatoni bolognaise was very good.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service2

Food was only average and the price was ...

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was only average and the price was high... For the quality...

food4
ambience2
service3
value2

Pricey restaurant at LA Live

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

We dined here as it was a convenient spot close to Staples Center as we were attending a Clipper basketball game. While the food was tasty, it was very expensive.Service was OK. Restaurant was very noisy. It was difficult to hold a conversation with my guest. Since we were here before 6 PM, perhaps the happy hour snacks would have been better and less costly.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

ONE OF THE BETTER PLACES TO EAT AT LA LIVE

Dined on March 16, 2016

Although the menu is somewhat limited, one can find a few tasty dishes. Certainly better than many of the restaurant choices at LA LIVE. If you are there for an event, a decent choice.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Family Girl trip dinner with Niece at USC

Dined on March 11, 2016

The four of us girls/family (visiting from Sacramento & El Dorado Hills) wanted a nice surprise dinner with my niece. I made reservations at WP Live and it was excellent. Our waiter was fantastic, great personality and made all of us feel special.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great before a game

Dined on February 28, 2016

The food here is excellent. The service is friendly but fast moving.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Close to Staples. Food good

Dined on February 17, 2016

The service was good. The food was good. The location is great if your attending event at The Staples Center

Tags: great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

I loved the Wolfgang Puck, they had love ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

I loved the Wolfgang Puck, they had lovely service and always made sure we were comfortable. The food was a bit pricey, but was delicious!

food5
ambience5
service5

WP bar and grill is probably our favorit ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

WP bar and grill is probably our favorite place to eat a LA Live, food is always excellent and service is outstanding, try the spaghetti and meatball.

food3
ambience3
service1
value3

The restaurant was nice. Service was horrible!!

Dined on February 11, 2016

Our server came to our table to take our order and to collect our money. I asked for my burger to be cooked but well it was bleeding I hadn't seen him in a while so I wasn't able to mention the uncooked burger to him. By the time he came to collect the money and I told him he did not even try to get me a recoiled burger. So I paid for something that I did not touch! He did not try to fix it when I mentioned can I get a burger cooked over to go gave me such a puzzled looked . I was so frustrated so I paid and left and regards of the horrible service I still tipped. I never write bad reviews but this was just ver unacceptable. I hope this does not happen in the future. If I could I would've gave ther service ZERO STARS but it would not allow me to.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Quick stop before the game!

Dined on February 4, 2016

First, I want to say that they are very flexible if you are late. Showed up 45 minutes late due to slow golfers and LA traffic, but got seated a couple minutes after showing up. The waiter was quick with orders, drinks, and food. Thought we were going to miss the opening tip for the basketball game, but they made it amazing and pleasant where I would immediately consider this place again before another event at Staples Center!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
food1
ambience2
service2
value2

Not worth the price

Dined on January 31, 2016

The food was not good. Almond crusted salmon was salmon with almonds spread on top. Salmon tasted bland. Too expensive and not worth the price at all.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Fine for a pre-game meal

vip
Dined on January 12, 2016

Though a bit pricey, the food was good, the service was friendly, courteous and helpful and we were in and out in plenty of time for a game at Staples.

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

One of my favorite restaurants in the LA ...

vip
Dined on January 12, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in the LA Live area. Food and service are very consistent although the restaurant is very busy and noisy during game nights.

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great for Staple Events.

Dined on January 8, 2016

The resturant is perfect for staple events. We eat there frequently before Kings games. The service is great and the food is good; a little expensive for pizza but great location. It has a full bar with a good wine list.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

The noise level is so high you cannot ca ...

Dined on December 23, 2015

The noise level is so high you cannot carry on a conversation or hear the waiter .

food3
ambience2
service3

Much too noisy. Wanted more sAlads and v ...

Dined on November 28, 2015

Much too noisy. Wanted more sAlads and vegetables I me u

food5
ambience5
service5

love it

Dined on November 25, 2015

I loved it i took my wife for her birthday, it was our first time coming to dinner here of course i will come back, nice scenery romantic food delicious

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Great outdoor dining

vip
Dined on November 1, 2015

We sat outdoor for dinner and it was nice people watching while enjoying the surrounding lights of L.A. Live. Food and drinks were good. Service was better. Definitely a vibrant place to be and enjoy L.A. Live.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

Sorry I don't remember our server's name ...

Dined on October 31, 2015

Sorry I don't remember our server's name but he was very accommodating !

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Fun Time, Yummy Food

vip
Dined on October 25, 2015

Perfectly located for fun evening before or after attending a concert or sporting event. Service was really great, recommendations were very good and the food was yummy!!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful experience. We came for lunch ...

vip
Dined on October 16, 2015

Wonderful experience. We came for lunch yesterday and enjoyed it so much we came back today and ordered the same dishes to share. (Fettuccini with mushrooms and fennel sausage pizza)

food2
ambience4
service4

SO-SO

vip
Dined on October 9, 2015

We thought the pan CRUSTED almond Salmon would be Crusted with almond but all it was , was a few almonds tossed on the side and not layered over and seared onto the Salmon , so we thought the description was mis-represented . Do not get the new corn side dish , the corn was hard. but the Salmon itself was good. We do like the place as we have eaten there several times.

food5
ambience5
service5

We come here before hockey games quite o ...

Dined on September 23, 2015

We come here before hockey games quite often. Always fun to sit on patio and people watch and get a great meal before the game. I come with my 15 year old so it's definitely kid friendly menu! Always good service.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service4

Below expectations

Dined on September 9, 2015

I had visited the restaurant two years before and loved the food and the ambiance so much, that I "had" to go again in my next visit; unfortunately the food was not as good as before (taste of dishes, care/ preparation/ingredients, selection of the dishes for the menu). Good but not great, as it was before.

food5
ambience5
service5

The Food is always at Wolfgang Par Excellence.

vip
Dined on August 29, 2015

You will not be disappointed when you enter this casual yet vibrantly energetic restaurant. The hostess will greet you, the manager (probably Jeffrey) will stop by to see how your meal is and will do what it takes to make you want to return again and again. The food speaks for itself as it is a Wolfgang Puck Restaurant. We visit our favorites like Chinois, WP 24, Cut, the Nest and of course Spagos but when you need a quick, high quality meal in an energetic atmosphere then stop here as you watch the action of LA Live you can enjoy a wonderful glass of wine, a burratta and tomato salad and a delicious pasta or pizza. Perfect for groups and for a romantic meal for two. We love it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service5

I've been there several times. The food ...

Dined on August 21, 2015

I've been there several times. The food is great but what always impresses me is the service the waiters and waitresses give. They're always on top of things and always available.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

Will definitely be back! Great place to ...

vip
Dined on August 8, 2015

Will definitely be back! Great place to have dinner before going to a show at LA Live!

food3
ambience4
service2

Is the Food Cooked Fresh & Not Vegan Friendly

vip
Dined on July 4, 2015

My wife and I dined here before catching a basketball game at the Staples Center. Since there was a convention going on it was very full of people but, we were seated in no time thanks to having a reservation through Opentable. My wife is Vegan and we asked the server what options are there for her but, did not get a favorable reply. The waiter pointed out a couple of items but, never offered to ask the chef if there could be something done, so she had a salad. I ordered the Rigatoni and when it was brought out it was steaming hot so I was careful to cool it off before taking a bite. When I bit into it the pasta was so hot it burned my lip creating a blister which leads me to believe that my dish was heated up in a microwave (not so fresh). The service was good when they were around but, it took so long in between table visits that I finally had to ask another server for the check. Anyways, I am still recommending this place but, we will not return so please be careful when eating your food.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience1
service3

Typical sports bar

vip
Dined on April 25, 2015

This was surprising, because we hadn't been to a WP Bar/Grill in years. The prices are too high for the food -- and the atmosphere is awful -- WAY too loud, too many TVs, and mostly uncomfortable high-top tables. Service was friendly. Food was passable -- but not the quality you expect with that name on the door. Pizza was fine, pasta was boring, and calamari was dry and overcooked. We love Puck's signature restaurants, but this is a sad commentary on the empire.

food4
ambience4
service5

Try it!

Dined on April 24, 2015

Overall good experience. Excellent service, good food, reasonable beer list, ambience was like an upscale sports bar.

food3
ambience4
service5

Very good, with a notable miss mixed in

vip
Dined on April 11, 2015

Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill was quite good, with one notable exception. Calamari appetizer, and my Chicken Caeser…both quite good. But my friend ordered the macaroni and cheese, but when we got it, it was only cheese! Seriously, after fishing through it we found one piece of macaroni! The waiter took it back to the kitchen, but then told us that the whole batch was like that. This implies that the food is either made somewhere else or at a minimum sometime earlier in the day, and all they’re doing is heating it up. Not impressive Wolfgang! Yes, they gave us a free dessert, which was excellent, but still, make your own food at each location.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4

good food overpriced

Dined on November 18, 2014

every item was very nice, but could hardly be considered a good value. If money is no issue I expect that anyone would be happy to eat here or enjoy a cocktail.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5

Super service

Dined on August 26, 2014

We stopped here after attending the Emmy's on Monday night -- our server Garrett was awesome (request him if you can!). Food was good ... as memory serves, it was a bit better in earlier visits (pizza was a little bit on the dry side, but then, it was late). I love the menu ... and you just can't beat the convenience.

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service4

Food could be better

Dined on August 24, 2014

Had the mussels in chorizo broth, which was very good. However, the bread accompanying was nearly soggy and covered in cheese, and not a good accompaniment. I used fries (pretty good but not special) to soak up the great broth. Wife had calamari app. Wasn't bad, but was not inventive in the least - very plain breading etc. Also, the pieces were pretty small, so the ratio of breading to calamari was high. Also, for a 'bar and grill' there were no real grill items, outside of burger. Need something creative like sliders or even grilled brautwurst would be cool. Expect more creativity from WP. The mussels were good and unusual but that was about it IMO. Bartender (ate at bar) was good and cocktails were good too.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place

Dined on August 24, 2014

Went there with my wife for her birthday the good and service were amazing the only issue was a very loud group of ghetto people sitting next to us. There was too much cursing and it kinda applied the night, but It's not the restaurant fault I will be back for sure and hopefully next time we can have a quite nice dinner

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