Cut By Wolfgang Puck
9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 276-8502
Phone: (310) 385-3901
Phone: (310) 385-7023
Phone: (310) 275-5200
Fax: (310) 657-8502
Fax: (310) 276-8502
Fax: (310) 385-3960
TollFree: (800) 819-5053
Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons
Wolfgang Puck Express
THE Blvd - Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Spa at Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills
Spa At The Beverly Wilshire
Price Range : Above Average
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
10/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
For $160 a steak, with everything a la carte, you would expect the steak to be outstanding - but it wasn't!
I wanted to take my wife out for a nice dinner for her birthday. After reading the reviews, I decided on The Cut and made reservations. We were on time and they seated us right away. When we got to our table my wife commented that it looked like an ultra modern 1950's diner. It was very loud and crowded with many tables very close together and not much room. Very unromantic. Our chairs kept getting bumped by people being seated or getting up and we had to duck the waiters serving food, as well as holding our water glasses from tipping over. You could hear everything everyone was saying all around you and some of the things were very private and should not have been said in public, so we did not talk very much. My wife ordered the $160 steak and I ordered the $60 steak. We tried each others and there really was not much difference. They were very good - just not outstanding. We have had better steaks for a lot less money. The sides, desserts, and coffee were very good as well. The service was average with us having to ask several times for more water and coffee. I was surprised to see on the bill an extra charge for bread when we asked for more. Our bill came to $350, but the reason it was so inexpensive was because we did not have drinks, other than coffee and water, and did not have a salad or appetizer. The couple next to us did and they were very shocked when their bill came to over $500.
All in all, it was a pretty expensive meal, really not worth that much money, and the decor, seating, and noisiness of the restaurant, make it a forgettable and disappointing experience. We will not come here again.
03/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We decided to go here for my husband's 40th, and I will highlight the evening. Arrived and was seated during some sort of alarm/flashing light was going off. I had a slight headache from the strobe lights. Did not get the meat preview/overview, meat was not done properly and had to send back and ate it 10 minutes after everyone else had eaten their food. Double-charged for drinks and when we brought all this to the manager's attention, not really apologetic. For this kind of $, I expect a lot more. Especially because Spago is completely opposite. Will not go back.
I was excited to go here after reading a lot of the great reviews.
The food here isn't bad- BUT they are charging outstanding food prices, and the food is a far, far cry from that.
The menu is so expensive- much moreso than the much better Maestros.
Also, we waited over 1 hour for our food.
My friend's steak was supposed to be med well and they did it med rare- when he asked for it to be redone, it came back virtually inedible.
The overpriced dessert was only so-so.
When we asked for more bread, they told us there would be a $6 charge!
01/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If you want to be swept up into the world of over-glamorizing steak, then this place is for you. The room is cold and noisy. The view is of the entry and exit ramp for cars coming and going from the hotel. It's a scene, not relaxing nor is the food worth the price. Try Dan Tana's or the Grill. They always have had good steak and you know what you will get. Also try the chains like Arnie Mortons and Ruth's Chris, the original shrines to a piece of meat.
08/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was very impressed with the service this hotel offers. Besides the beautiful scenery, gorgeous rooms, and fabulous food, the concierge service is phenomenal. Sometimes in fine hotels, the staff can be quite snobby, but I found the service here to be warm and friendly. At one point I got lost in downtown LA and called the hotel concierge to ask directions back to the hotel. Not only did he get them for me, but he also stayed on the phone with me until I reached the hotel, which took nearly 30 minutes. By the time I arrived we were chatting like old friends and I could not have been more grateful. Upon my next visit to the hotel, the concierge immediately recognized me and I was given an immediate room upgrade, for no reason at all. There is nothing the hotel can't help you with, from airline tickets to flower arangements to even helping to host a gathering. They are phenomenal and well worth the money. They also offer fabulous room packages, to meet every possible desire. If you visit just one fine hotel in your life, make it this one. You won't be sorry.
07/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The ambience was great but I cannot say the same for our steaks. I ordered the Nebraska 35 day aged New York steak and my table mate ordered a American Wagyu Filet. The steaks were dry and charred on top. We both ordered the steaks medium rare and the steaks were anything but. The ends of the steak were medium well and middle was maybe medium. The bar tender offered to get us another steak but we passed. We didn't feel like waiting another 25 mins for our food. The manager of the restaurant was nice and invited us back to try Cut again. I doubt I would go back, MASTROS is my place for steaks.
07/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am a self proclaimed foodie and love a great steak. I have had Wagyu before (at the French Laundry) which was wonderful, so when I ordered it from CUT I expected excellence and was very disappointed. The 6 oz Wagyu filet mignon was requested to be cooked medium-rare, and came out more on the medium side, and in some parts of the steak almost medium well. The steak as a whole was not cooked evenly which was a surprising for a restaurant of that caliber.The appetizer on the other hand, was very unique and flavorful, but still did not make up for the fact that they ruined a great piece of steak by not cooking in right. My friend who I was with ordered the Rib-eye, and although they claim to have nicely ""marbled"" steaks, hers left something to be desired. More than 30% of her steak was fat. I do have to say though that the flavor on both of the steaks was very good.
The ambiance was not quite up to par with what I would expect for a high end steak house. When we arrived, and it was still light out, the inside of the restaurant looked like a museum cafe rather than the fine dining restaurant it was.
Overall I would say this about CUT, the service was great, the meal was below my expectations, and the aesthetics could have used some work.
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to the CUT in Las Vegas. This one doesn't even compare.
Yes, I have to admit, we did see 2 celebrities, but that doesn't justify a great experience at a restaurant.
Their prices are ridiculously outrageous.
I asked the server for his suggestions for a juicy steak, and he recommended the bone in rib eye steak. I asked for it to be prepared medium. When I got it, not only was it very dry, and tasted a little bit of char burn on the surface of the steak, but I specifically told him I wanted juicy. There was no juicy in this steak.
Also...their side orders were the size of my palm, and averaged anywhere between $8-15.
I don?t want to say it was a bad experience, but I expected much more, especially since the Vegas one was a great experience all around.
05/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I decided to try CUT for his birthday dinner last night. Even booking three weeks in advance, all I got was a 9:00 reservation. We arrived at 8:15, and checked in with the hostess, who was nice. Perhaps it was because I was polite and didn?t demand ?a good table,? like some reviewers. We told her we would be at Sidebar. My boyfriend got the midsommer and Rosemary Collins; I had the Wilshire and bellissima. The drinks were pretty stiff, though $17 is steep.
Our table was in the middle of the restaurant, and there were two tables six inches to either side of us. The decor is odd: there are pictures of celebrities on the walls and on the backs of the menus. But I know a lot of big names come to CUT ? Avril Lavigne and her husband were near us (and we met Wolfgang Puck as well). With dinner, my boyfriend got red wine, and I got a classic martini. My boyfriend started with the oxtail soup with bone marrow dumplings, and I had the butter lettuce, avocado and blue cheese salad. All was great! My boyfriend got a 14 oz NY strip of the Nebraska beef, with spinach and garlic. I got the big eye tuna steak with wasabi butter and tempura battered onion rings with homemade ketchup. The butter could have used more kick. We also got a trio of mustards. My boyfriend ordered his steak medium-rare, but it was more on the medium side. It got a little tougher as it cooled, as his spinach wasn?t very hot. But overall, it was definitely edible and better than many meals we?ve had. Our waiter, Jean Paul, was great.
Our bill for two, including tax, tip, and our two cocktails, was $330. Was it worth it? I don?t know ? you can look at their menu for yourself, and if you?re willing to spend that much, try it. The drinks and the celebrity sightings probably made it worth the price for me. Would I go back? It depends who I was with, but I?ve said that about good restaurants before, as there are just a lot of good places to try in LA.
01/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Well i had to make reservations for a month out and still had a bad table near the kitchen door. I don't understand when i emphasized to the hostess on the line that i wanted a good table for 4 id end up sitting in that place. Well all was well no problem. Until the ordering came. The waiter was in a rush to take our order and just saying he will come back every 2 min to see if we were ready. Having never been to this restaurant i wanted to read what was on the menu. Maybe they should publish what they make online so we can get an idea what to expect to eat right when we get there. Besides this lets move on to the food. Nice and visually appealing but not flavorful. No way in heck did my steak taste normal let alone great. I'd take my money for a 20 ounce Melbourne at OUTBACK then this place again, but in all it was an experience. None of my family wished to return to this restaurant again and if your craving a variety of meats. Fuga De Chao is better on that part and great service too. As an option if you don't like the Aussie style Outback. Face it, if you can do some research and read about a restaurant i'm sure you can learn a new way to cook your own steak at home on a nice fire grill just as good. And remember when you go out to eat at places like CUT you take a chance. Kinda like Roulette. But don't take my word for it. Give it a try. We do live in America where we are free to eat and think what we like. Just my 2 cents.
01/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
What a wonderful dining experience - my friends and I went several months
ago during the week and had a fabulous table as well. I am a native of
L.A. and have never seen soo many celebs in one nite:
A retired NFL player (whose name I can not recall)
The steaks are juicy and simply melts in your mouth and the evening ended with
Wolfgang Puck walking to our table to say hello - what a night, what night and upon my HIGH recommendation,
several of my friends have dined here also.
12/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
WOW - doesn't even describe this restaurant - this experience. Try the Japanese Kobe - it's expensive - but you won't be disappointed. Service is incredible - atmosphere top notch - by far the best meal we've ever had (and we've had plenty) at an upscale restaurant. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could! Hope to visit LA again - only to go to Cut - it's worth the trip wherever you are coming from!
11/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I usually don't take time to write bad reviews: I just don't frequent the place again if I don't like it. However, the treatment that my husband and I got when we arrived for his birthday dinner last Friday was implorable. I'd made a really early reservation (5:30pm) for a birthday dinner. We were driving in from Agoura Hills so with traffic it took us about 2 hours to get to the restaurant. When I realized that we would be running late I called the restaurant TWICE before our reservation time to let them know we would be late. They informed me of the 15 minute grace period. When we arrived at the restaurant we were 25 minutes late but still it was only 5:50. The restaurant was EMPTY! The lady I spoke to on the phone was courteous and was trying to figure out what to do when another hostess rudely interrupted us and told us that the table was released and we coud eat at the bar. We pleaded that this was a special occasion and we already knew our table wasn't re-booked till 7pm why couldn't we sit and quickly order? I guaranteed that we would order as soon as we were sat. She obviously was enjoying this and had no intention of trying to accomodate us nor did she feel bad about it. If the situation would have been handled with a different attitude, we probably would have eaten at the bar. But this hostess was the rudest person I'd even encountered in LA. She didn't even apologize or even sympathize with our situation. She was enjoying her power trip. I wonder if she knows she's not finding the cure to cancer in her position- she's seating people and handing out menus for goodness sake. We eat out a lot and love steak but I'd never go back there until the management reassesses the quality of their service at the hostess stand.