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An indoor-outdoor restaurant that exudes Los Angeles’ signature casual elegance, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is the centerpiece of the iconic hotel. The classic California cuisine has Mediterranean influences and an artisanal bent; it’s also served with the skillful presentation you’d expect from the celebrity chef.
Three-fourths of the restaurant is located outside on the enchanting terrace, which is decorated with hanging lanterns and cozy banquets (there’s plenty of blazing heat lamps for the occasional chilly day and night). For those looking for a romantic night out, request one of the five private alcoves overlooking Swan Lake — each is adorned with throw pillows and dozens of glowing candles. The indoor dining area is contemporary and decked in rich neutral shades and is anchored by a large double-sided white marble fireplace. A private dining room in the back of the restaurant offers a chef’s tasting menu for up to 14 guests. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily, with a prix fix brunch every Sunday. While Wolfgang Puck is the only dining room at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the kitchen also prepares food for the bar, pool, spa and for room service — here, a gourmet meal created by the star chef is never hard to find.