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icecreamstar1 Feb 5, 2007 01:55 PM

I'm planning a special dinner and need some advice, of the 2 Wolfgang Puck restaurants which do you hounds prefer? Not sure if either one of us will be doing a tasting menu, but if that's the way to go please help? I went on the website and Spago still has the same menu since last year.

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    ozchef Feb 6, 2007 11:42 PM

    go to circa 55 the beef is better than cut and the chef cooks of the menu if he know's you want to be blown away.

    1. BBB Feb 6, 2007 10:40 PM

      I also vote for Cut, I was at both Cut and Spago last week and the experience at Cut was by far superior. Spago may have the changing menu, but the food, service, and overall experience was better at Cut. Maybe Wolfgang has shifted his focus for now?

      1. roxhills Feb 5, 2007 05:57 PM

        Cut is new. If you haven't been there, check it out. We went in Nov. and it was great! We are going to Spago in 2 weeks. We haven't been in over a year but we always enjoy it. If you are into steak go with CUT. If you want more variety or to sit outside- Spago.

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          Hunter Feb 5, 2007 03:18 PM

          "The service I find is a contender for second best in the city behind the Grill -- perhaps a bit fawning but better obsequious than obstreperous and certainly it doesn't rise to the level of Dimitrov."

          Who can you possibly argue with that????? (Cut is better, BTW)

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            icecreamstar1 Feb 5, 2007 02:00 PM

            Can you gimme some reasons as to why? Prices, food, selection?

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              jcwla Feb 5, 2007 02:09 PM

              Sure, I think the experience is nicer. First of all, if you have a reservation, you are seated promptly in wonderfully spacious seating that is not all packed together like sardines. I happen to think the light, airy feeling of the room at Cut -- more so when it is lighter out -- is just lovely and the roominess just adds to the feeling of being able to breathe, relax and enjoy your time there.

              The food I would describe as generally good quality. A few things that were really special and a few things that I wouldn't order again but for the most part just solid. The bread and butter is endless and delicious also. The service I find is a contender for second best in the city behind the Grill -- perhaps a bit fawning but better obsequious than obstreperous and certainly it doesn't rise to the level of Dimitrov.

              With few exceptions I always come out of Spago annoyed at some inconsiderateness on the part of someone there -- e.g., the endless wait even with a reservation, the "I hope you're in the mood for champagne" scam at $32/pour, etc. -- whereas we all really enjoyed Cut.

            2. jcwla Feb 5, 2007 01:58 PM

              Cut.

              1. lotta_cox Feb 5, 2007 01:57 PM

                spago. and the menu changes seasonally, although somethings stay the same, like the weinerschnitzel.

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