Spago, Beverly Hills
Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck opened his flagship California Cuisine restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in 1982, later moving it to this location in Beverly Hill’s Golden Triangle. Executive chef Lee Hefter, a James Beard Award winner, has helped craft a daily-changing menu along with signature dishes, such as smoked salmon and caviar pizza, handmade agnolotti, and tuna cones. For dessert, there is Wolfgang Puck’s favorite childhood confection, kaiserschmarrn (traditional Austrian caramelized pancakes). The open kitchen is situated behind a colorful etched-glass divider. Outdoor seating is also available on the Tuscan-style terrace, surrounded by plants, flowers, and stone statues.