- Story / Photos By PAIGE PETRONE
Recently I visited celebrity Chef Curtis Stone’s Gwen in Hollywood for the first time. I’m the queen of pre-theatre dining (it’s my favorite thing to do), and I do it quite often. But I have never been offered a ride to the theatre in any pre-theatre dining experience. Yes, at Gwen they call Uber to take you to the Pantages. Boy, how times have changed, and I like it! “Pre-Theatre” also offers a complimentary house cocktail, wine, or sparkling wine. It keeps getting better! Choose from the Market Salad or Strascinati (house-made pasta with mushrooms), fish (Black Sea Bream), or Hanger Steak with two sides, plus their signature Panna Cotta for dessert. Delish! For $55 per person the value is high and the price is right.
Curtis Stone operates Gwen with his brother Luke and it’s quite the family affair. Their all-star menu offers plenty for any foodie’s high standards of dining —house-made Charcuterie, Wagyu Beef Tartare, Grilled Lamb Ribs, Lobster, Oysters, Dry-Age Duck Breast, and Diver Scallops. Additionally, there are the finest beef options (they operate an impressive in-house butcher shop!) such as New York Strip, Hanger Steak, Bone-in Ribeye, and Shortloin Cut. Duck Fat Potatoes, Creamed Leeks, Jasper Roasted Carrots, and Roasted Beets are fun options to accompany your meal. Go!
Gwen is located at 6600 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.