Housed in the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, next to its companion restaurant CUT, Wolfgang Puck’s Sidebar is chic and modern — similar to it’s Beverly Hills clientele.
Guests can choose to sit at the long bar or communal center table on high leather seated bar stools or lounge on comfy oversized chairs and sofas and people watch while enjoying classic cocktails and upscale bar food.
The extensive cocktail menu features a variety of custom drinks including a mescal “Bait and Switch” cocktail
with Del Maguey Vida, lime juice, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeno syrup; the “Ghost of Christmas Past” with Courvoisier VSOP, Daron Fine calvados
, Cointreau, chai masala, and Benedictine; the “Rolling Fog Over Mr. Fuji” with Nikka Taketsuru 12 year; “Pavlov’s Dog” with oxley, lillet, and ruby red grapefruit; “Show Me Love” with ultimat, St. Germain
, lime, and lychee; “Help! Save the Bees” with Ketel One Citroen, limoncello, lemon, and lavender thyme honey syrup; “Hello Kitty” with Bacardi 151, passion fruit, orange, ginger, and Kashmiri chili; “Tiffany Twisted” with Piper-Heidsieck rose sauvage, aperol, St. Germain, and lemon; and “The Devil in Disguise” with Patron Reposado, Cointreau, passion fruit, chili, and smoked Kashmiri.
A menu of “Rough Cuts” small plates includes steak tartar; mini Kobe sliders on brioche buns;
potato and cheese knishes; grilled cheese sandwich with braised oxtail; a BLT with smoked pork belly and Asian pear; tempura onion rings with smoked paprika saffron aïoli; and caviar with brioche and crème fraiche.
Desserts include doughnut holes with vanilla, cream cheese, and fruit jam; the “anti hangover” with peanut butter, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream; and the “Sidebar sundae” with bacon and bourbon ice cream and salted caramel and marshmallow sauce.For more Los Angeles dining and travel news, click here.