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Spago

176 N. Cañon Dr.(1/2 block north of Wilshire Boule, Los Angeles, 63122, United States

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Spago, which has now moved premises since its appearances in Julia Philip’s great book “You’ll Never eat Lunch In this Town Again”, was actually quite good (13/20) though the desserts, made by a very nice girl who used to cook at the deeply ordinary Charlotte’s in London, are modest. The original Spago was in rather unassuming premises in Hollywood, and finally closed at the end of March 2001. It had slightly better food than the new incarnation (14/20) but Wolfgang Puck has long since given up cooking and appears bent on world-domination, with his name popping up adorning ever more unlikely restaurants these days (“Wolfgang Puck Express???). I last visited the original Spago in March 2001, just two nights before it closed.

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  • 98rsd

    I went to Spago for the first time in 2012. I was expecting tired cooking with excellent ingredients. I was blown away by the food. (The decor, since re-done) was aged and depressing. But service and food were wonderful. We have been back a number of times, and find it a reliably excellent restaurant. (It's not Heinz Winkler, where I've been twice, but it is definitely terrific.

  • DAS

    Last time I visited Spago was 2002 just before we moved from West L.A. to the East Coast. Still dream of Sweet Corn Agnolotti. I love it that he has this recipe posted and that he also featured this dish on foodtv. I love the kaisersmarren--a GREAT dessert...melts in your mouth. Wolfie visited tables then as he considers them part of his family. Love the Wolfgang Express and Cafes, but you must be CAREFUL where you go--in West L.A. or Santa Monica they are all kept current. They are franchised, so caveat emptor.

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