Michelin Stars Shine Bright in Hollywood
CUT by Wolfgang Puck - Beverly Hills
For movie aficionados, it seems like you can't walk a block in Los Angeles' famous neighborhoods without noticing filming locations such as Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Sunset Strip, the list is endless. Amongst those popular sites sought after daily by visitors, no list would be complete without the Beverly Wilshire, the hotel from the movie Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Inside the famed hotel, which now belongs to Four Seasons hotels, is CUT by Wolfgang Puck, a celebrity within and beyond his domain.
Austrian Chef Wolfgang Puck moved to the United States at the age of 24 after gaining strong culinary influence as a child from his mother and spending his teen years building quite the impressive resume in some of France's most notable restaurants. After two years in Indianapolis, Puck moved to LA in 1975 where he was paramount in the rise of "California Cuisine," quickly creating a name for himself and making waves in the Hollywood elite dining scene. In 1982 he opened his first restaurant, Spago, which was an instant success, resonating around the world. The unique menu earned the famed Chef title of James Beard Outstanding Chef of the Year twice ('91, '98) - the only Chef to have won the award multiple times, and Restaurant of the Year ('94). His accolades thus far would turn out to be just the tip of the iceberg for the Wolfgang Puck empire.
In 2006 the first of what would be several CUT locations opened in Beverly Hills earning Best Restaurant of the Year by Esquire Magazine and One Michelin star its first year, which the restaurant reclaimed after the guide's return in 2019 and holds today. The location is sleek with straight lines, contemporary furnishings and modern design & open floor plan. The concept is a reimagined steakhouse offering cuts from around the globe, seafood and lavish sides & toppings like Caviar and Black Truffles. Ranking consistently as one of the most sought after steakhouses in the country, today you can find CUT locations from D.C. to Doha. Platted photos of a steak will never be the most striking, yet steakhouses continue to be a favorite for their coziness and the feeling of familiarity. The aromas of the grill, the raw bar on ice display, there's just something about its simplicity that still gets the tastebuds going.