The London West Hollywood
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Primary Phone: (310) 341-2538
TollFree: (866) 282-4560
Gordon Ramsay At The London
Good For Groups: Yes
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09/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Full disclosure: I TIVO Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. I am a true GR fan and not just because he is handsome, but because I admire the passion for service he demonstrates on these shows. Sadly, it appears it is truly just for show. As a GR devotee, my husband thought it would be fun to take me here last night for our 23rd anniversary dinner. The night began in the bar. The bar with only 4 barstools, which is an oddity, but we eventually managed to get 2. We were ignored by the 2 female bartenders who were entangled in an ongoing and obvious argument. Neither wanted to be there and neither smiled the entire hour we were there. We were forced to almost plead for drinks and appetizers. Once we got to our table, I did mention our sad and frustrating experience at the bar to the restaurant manager who seemed to speak very little English and really offered nothing more than a meek ""so sorry."" The dinner was fair, nothing special in taste but beautifully presented, and extremely overpriced. The distracted staff felt like actors (which they all most likely were) pretending to understand fine dining and food, but no one managed to pull it off. We left completely disappointed, feeling robbed and still hungry due to the very, very small portions. I went to GR's website, but interestingly enough, there is no where to contact him or his staff re complaints but plenty of ways to contact him regarding press events, private dining and speaking engagements. Apparently, he is more interested in good TV than good doses of customer feedback.
08/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been here 3 times so far, I need to go back again! I went the first time for dinner with my husband and was blown away. we had the tasting menu, yum. yum. yum.
the second time we had lunch during dine out LA week and got a wonderful deal on out meal, I had the best beet salad ever!
the third time the whole family got together, 12 in total and we got a private room for our nieces birthday. We all had the tasting menu- every drop of food that came out of the kitchen we gobbled up. they even let us switch the menu around to better suit the whole family's taste. we were all very impressed. the only item I didn't like was the organic margarita, which I have come to love from JOSELITOS in Tujunga- now that is a MARGARITA!!
I haven't been there in a year now, and I'm dying to go back- I hope it's just as good.
04/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Seated at corner out of the way table, when place was not filled was snobby and outdated. The aspargus risotto was gluey, and Trader Joes frozen risotto is much better. The bread was stale, the truffle butter was over salted and inedible. The salad was spring mix with slices of cheese like a take-out deli. The steak pie, was a Marie Callender pie, with less meat , and undercooked pastry. The 1 small
$18 ravoli, yes one ravoli, on a sea of salted green fennel sauce was funny in way. No wine steward. And the $6 cappucinno was weak. So, service was poor, as if the staff was embarrassed by the food. But Godon Ramsey's name was mentioned at least 7 times, until I told the waiter to stop saying the man's name. Do they use a micowave? The food was so awful, and several friends who have eaten there, say overpriced and bad food.
08/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I attended ""The London West Hollywood"" one week after its opening. Unfortunately I ordered Lamb and it was quite favorless. I was very suprised because I had been bragging to my friends that I was going to Chef Ramsay's restaurant. Not only was my lamb favorless my souffle tasted like scrambled eggs with thai curry ice cream. My husbands experience was a little better than mine. He ordered the 6 course meal and was able to choose some tasty items but the portions were really small for both of us to share. Our waiter could careless and had a very nonchalant attitude (typical for the area). By the end of the night we spent over $260 and I was still hungry. Thank God for the Risotto that held me over until I got home. Sorry Chef Ramsay I still love you!!
07/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My favorite hotel in New York City is the London and I had high expectations for the Los Angeles London...my expectations were met. I loved the lobby. It was truly beautiful. The staff was helpful but my favorite was my bathroom in my room. I'm building a house right now and it gave me several ideas. I will be coming back and will have my friends stay there when they come into town. Perfect location as well if you're into the Sunset Blvd crowd.
07/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This hotel is simply gorgeous. The rooms are to die for. I didn't eat at the restaurant, but the rooms are perfect size, decorated fab and have great decks over the Sunset strip. The roof top is also really beautiful. Definitley a good location if you want to enjoy the Hollywood clubs. Pricey, but well worth it.