Stories about Spago

Review: Is Spago relevant? Our critic talks through three (very different) recent meals

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

This week our two restaurant critics jointly consider one of Los Angeles’ dining behemoths and ask the question: Is Spago still relevant? This is Bill Addison’s review. Find Patricia Escárcega’s take here. Weighing the context and evolution of our

defining restaurants such as Spago is important. Also, for most of us, the primary question amounts to this: How’s the food at this once-upon-a-time game-changer today? Consider three recent review meals at Spago, two of which Patricia Escárcega and I


101 Best Restaurants in L.A.: the Hall of Fame

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega, Brian Park • Los Angeles Times • December 12, 2019

iced coffee. — P.I.E. 5183 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 665-1035, (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) Spago Power, celebrity, a sense of occasion, late 20th century glamour, smoked salmon pizza: Few restaurants need less of

de résistance is pastry chef Della Gossett’s kardinal schnitte, a cathedral of a dessert built on sponge cake, meringue, layers of custardy strawberry-white chocolate crème and the ripest Harry’s Berries strawberries. Spago pioneered casual fine

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Wolfgang Puck Passes the Torch to His 26-Year-Old Son at Merois

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • December 9, 2020

Hollywood. The location is meaningful for Puck, who opened the original Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1982. That now-legendary restaurant quickly became a celebrity hangout and a driving force for vibrant California cuisine, with Puck’s smoked-salmon pizza

becoming a star in its own right. “For me, that’s where it all started,” Puck says, “looking out from Spago, out on the city, and saying, ‘Wow, L.A.’ And then having such a successful restaurant beyond my wildest dreams.” Puck is writing a new chapter of

Review: Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

This week our two restaurant critics jointly consider one of Los Angeles’ dining behemoths and ask the question: Is Spago still relevant? This is Patricia Escárcega’s review. Find Bill Addison’s take here. As armchair statisticians like to remind us

“icons.” Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s temple to casually elegant dining, is the rare restaurant that can make a fair claim to all three titles. At 37 years old, it is a middle-aged colossus with name recognition around the world. Its legacy is manifold: Puck’s

Beyond Spago, exploring Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. empire at Cut and Chinois on Main

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • June 27, 2019

Spago is the undisputed crown jewel of Wolfgang Puck’s dining empire, but the acclaimed chef also oversees more than a dozen other branded restaurants around the world. Our restaurant critics Bill Addison and Patricia Escárcega drop in on two of

a vegetable stir-fry but made with brown rice,” he says cheerfully. Aha. While Spago strives to keep reinventing itself through the decades, Chinois on Main and its Asian-fusion menu wallow in the past. Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff opened it in

Wolfgang Puck is opening two new restaurants on Sunset Boulevard

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 25, 2020

company, Spago, Cut and dozens of other restaurants around the world. The Pendry West Hollywood hotel and residences, on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive, is the site of Puck’s two newest restaurants, Ospero and Merois. Both are

dining room. “The wood-burning oven started on Sunset Boulevard. Spago was the first to have one in L.A.,” Puck said, referring to the original Spago, which opened in 1982. “Now it’s back.” Puck plans to serve salads, handmade pastas, pizza and seasonal

What Wolfgang Puck thinks the restaurant industry needs most

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • May 17, 2020

renaissance in the 1980s with restaurants Spago and Chinois. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing shutdown have pushed him into politics, with a seat on President Trump’s economic council alongside chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges

restaurants are closed. We are supposed to open in Singapore soon. In Istanbul soon too. Here in L.A., we’re doing takeout at Spago, a little takeout at Bel-Air Hotel and a little takeout at Chinois. With all the overhead of a restaurant, I hope that when we

Porridge + Puff's Minh Phan debuts Hollywood pop-up Phenakite

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • October 21, 2020

(Alimento, Spago). To give Phan some bandwidth to focus on Phenakite, Porridge + Puffs will reopen Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, for takeout, gifts and pastries by manager Connie Sum, who is taking the restaurant’s creative reins. “I am super excited

Take-Out Tip of the Day: Where to Get Easter Dinner to Go

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • April 10, 2020

It’s not too late to plan for a magical quarantine Easter. ‪Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills institution Spago has a special à la carte menu for the holiday available for curbside pickup Saturday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Orders must be placed by noon

Where to Order Mother’s Day Brunch, Dinner, or Treats to Go

Brittany Martin • Los Angeles Magazine • May 7, 2020

Spago Wolfgang Puck’s flagship has enthusiastically embraced delivery and to go, offering a variety of fun, special meal kits. For Mother’s Day, pick from an a la carte menu of brunch favorites (Smoked salmon platter! French toast bread pudding! Quiche