The New Spago: Less Pricey, More Asian

After 30 years, Wolfgang Puck’s award-winning Beverly Hills restaurant Spago closed last spring to undergo some serious renovations. It has reopened with a new classic interior and a revamped menu that stays true to Puck’s farm-to-table beliefs in a format that favors small plates. Chowhound Ciao Bob was on the scene to check out the updates, and thinks the makeover will help Spago stay relevant. It might even draw a younger crowd, especially with prices that have dropped about 30 percent.

The food skews global, with a firm nod to Asia. Large, whole spot prawns had a delicious nori butter sauce, and the online menu lists whole roasted Chinese duck with bao buns, as well as aonori soba pasta with crab and matsutake mushrooms. "Worth a visit for sure,” Ciao Bob says.

Spago [Beverly Hills]
176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
310-385-0880

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Photo of Spago’s new dining room by Spago