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Gordon Ramsay at The London WH
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The London West Hollywood 1020 N San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069
1020 North San Vicente BoulevardUSCaliforniaWest Hollywood90069
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Celeb chef Gordan Ramsay acts as a consultant at this posh option for high-end Californian fare.- Google
"My friend ordered the Scallop, Octopus Pasta, and English Toffee Bread Pudding."
"The service was poor and not what one would expect from an upscale restaurant."
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Shanon Yu
9 months ago
For my birthday last week, my friend and I decided to check out Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood hotel for DineLA. I've never been to any of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants prior and since this restaurant bares his name I expected the experience would live up to his standards. My first impression when walking into the restaurant was that it was extremely elegant with its dim lighting and fancy sofa seating. While we were getting seated by the hostess, my friend asked if we could move to an adjacent table since the layout was nicer at that particular table. We stood there for a moment before we were escorted over and I later learned that my friend felt that the hostess reacted a bit snobby with our request to change tables. Once seated our waiter went over the DineLA menu and gave us his recommendations. I opted for the Seared Scallop and rice cake as my appetizer, King Crab and Sirloin as my entree, and Strawberry Shortcake as my dessert. I also added an additional order of Shrimp Risotto. My friend ordered the Scallop, Octopus Pasta, and English Toffee Bread Pudding. The scallop was cooked perfectly and I really liked that it was served in a bed of veggies. The rice cake I didn't care too much for and neither did my friend. Since we didn't get any bread I had to request it and I was so glad I did because the buttery garlic rolls were amazing! The main entree was also absolutely delicious! The sirloin was extremely tender and flavorful and cooked medium rare just how I like it. This was probably the most flavorful sirloin I've ever had! The king crab was served wrapped in seaweed and fried in tempura batter, I also really enjoyed the creativity and taste of this. The shrimp risotto was just okay, I felt it was a little too cheesy for my liking. The strawberry shortcake was good but it didn't quite stand out to me. I had the opportunity to try some of my friend's dishes and unfortunately I have to say her entree and dessert were not good at all. The octopus pasta tasted strange and the bread pudding was overwhelmingly sweet. Although to be fair I don't like octopus period and that dish didn't seem very appetizing to begin with. Overall we walked away with mixed reviews. I liked most of my food whereas my friend will probably never go back again. I would recommend choosing dishes that the waiter recommends that are more popular and especially trying the meat dishes since the seafood entrees for DineLA only consists of the unimpressive Octopus pasta. Tip* Parking is available on the street on San Vincente but beware of signs to turn your wheel! Parking enforcement is definitely a total b*tch here! I got an annoying parking ticket because I failed to see the signs to turn my wheel even though i was parked down the hill where I didn't even feel there was a need to turn my wheel! Not only did I get a ticket I saw another person's car getting towed. Way to ruin a birthday dinner :(.
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Christine Tran
a year ago
Our group of six came here for their champagne & tea brunch this past Saturday and had a fantastic time. The restaurant itself is very elegant and so classy with beautiful vintage couches, tables, and chandeliers. For $40 p/p, each of us were given a glass of champagne, choice of tea, a selection of tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, a number of delicious decadence that included macarons, lemon tart, pineapple cake, and l'opera cake. My favorites were the egg & watercress and the curried chicken tea sandwiches. The scones were so fluffy and moist, and the cakes were just perfect. I also enjoyed the rose-hip with hibiscus tea very much. Service was good. Our server was extremely nice and made sure our party was taken care of. Parking: Valet only. $6 w/validation
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Sirha Hakk
a year ago
What a disappointment! I took my husband to Gordon Ramsay at the London for his birthday and unfortunately, the service, ambiance, and food was not worth the money spent. The interior of the restaurant is tasteful however rather sterile with loud music in the background. The restaurant also does not seem to be heated and given that it is November it was a little too cold for my liking. The service was poor and not what one would expect from an upscale restaurant. The waiter was dragging his feet across the restaurant and used phrases when asked about the menu that made it apparent that the manners in this restaurant equaled those of a hamburger joint. We ordered the Bluefin Tuna Tartar as an appetizer, which was nicely presented but very bland and definitely not worth the price tag. The Beef Wellington for two came in a rather small portion but luckily we had lost our appetite prior to its arrival so we were not too fussed about the size. Even though the beef was tender, I must say that it did not live up to its high standard. I had preordered a birthday desert over the phone and called twice to ensure that the restaurant would make the necessary arrangements. Unfortunately, the desert never came and we were so disappointed by the overall dining experience that we asked for the bill. Having said this, I can highly recommend Ruth Chris where we dined a few nights ago. Our seared tuna appetizer was divine, the filet beautifully seasoned, and the lobster melted like butter. For the same price or less you will receive a better quality of service and food.
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Paul Lee
a year ago
Got dragged here for high tea with the girlfriend. I don't get the appeal of mini sandwiches and desserts. For $30, I could get 3 regular sized sandwiches with sides. Also, the bread on the sandwiches were a little stale. I'd skip teatime and go for dinner instead. Just be ready to drop some serious dough at this upscale hotel.
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Natalie Bihun
9 months ago
Rather underwhelmed by this posh hangout in WeHo, particularly for a celebrity chef. Food was quite delicious, especially my main course - miso broiled seabass, which had a Thai-like taste that was quite good. Atmosphere and wait staff brought down the mood. We were stuck at a table under the neon green "Exit" sign, despite going on a Sunday night with hardly any other diners. Also, wait staff seemed somewhat aloof and appeared to write us off as "young" tourists.
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YJ W
a year ago
I tried to limit myself to only one DineLA restaurant in January, and luckily Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at The London did not disappoint. I thought every dish tasted amazing, except the lamb belly since it was a little too fatty, and I'm not a huge fan of lamb anyways. We should've gotten 2 orders of risotto instead. The creamy risotto was flavorful, the scallop cooked perfectly, and the quail egg added some richness--this was probably the best risotto I've ever eaten! The short rib entree was tender, and my tai snapper had a nice crispy skin, not to mention the Jasmine rice was fluffy and went well with the curry broth. I wish I could recreate this dish at home, it was so comforting and flavorful. The desserts were good, but definitely not the most memorable part of the meal. If you visit, definitely try the risotto option and Tai snapper--I'm still salivating over those dishes now!
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Ciara Meyer
a year ago
This past Saturday (November 2nd) my father and I dined at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant. I have to say our experience was less than satisfactory. I was taking my father out to celebrate his 51st birthday. He is a big fan of Hell's kitchen and had recently watched the junior chef version of the show in which they prepared Ramsay's signature dish, beef wellington. This inspired our visit since this is my father's favorite dish. When we arrived at the restaurant we walked around the dining room and noticed it was a little worse for the wear. Many of the wood backs to the booths and chairs were chipping and had visible damage. When we were seated our server Masum came to greet us with his trainee. After our short introduction we could tell that our server was not very knowledgeable about the menu. In fact his trainee corrected him more than once. We were astounded and actually thought that she was the one training him, not the other way around. As stated previously my father and I came to try the chef's signature dish, beef wellington. When we ordered our server asked us is rare to medium rare was acceptable for the meat temperature. We told Masum (server number 1039) that rare was perfect being that it is a filet. When the dish finally arrived at the table we could immediately tell that it was overdone. The wellington came out well done!!! What a travesty to this dish! We sent it back to the kitchen and had another remade. While we were waiting for the new wellington no effort was made to remedy the poorly cooked dish or the fact that we were left waiting an additional 20 minutes for our meal. This was not the experience that I expected from a celebrity chef's restaurant. The meal was lacking in service and quality. I actually think that the junior chefs could have done a better job. Maybe you should look into having them come in to train your current cooks. The $238.71 we spent at the restaurant was not worth the food, wine, service, or ambiance that was experienced. What a regretful and disappointing birthday surprise!
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Easy Rider
2 years ago
The waiting time was too long... 20 minutes for a table (even with a reservation), 10 min to catch a server and 15 min to have a drink... quantity was limit (took a kobe steak). Desert (cake) was something standard for the price... but the employees were sympatic.