World-class butcher meets elegant fine dining
**Read the latest review of Gwen by Jonathan Gold from The Los Angeles Times.**
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opening with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining fine dining in LA, with an elegant feast style menu presenting up to 20 dishes that call on fire-based cooking techniques. An á la carte menu is also available at the bar and patio where bookings are not essential. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying an elegant feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail on the patio, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.
Curtis & Luke
The opening of Gwen is a decade-long dream realized for Curtis and Luke, who were first inspired by Gwen’s namesake: their maternal grandmother who lived on a farm outside of Melbourne. It was on Gwen’s farm where they were first exposed to livestock farming, which instilled in them great respect for the process of raising animals for food. Both started their careers in a butcher shop, before Curtis went on to cook in Michelin-starred restaurants while Luke honed his business acumen as the owner and manager of Strathmore Flowers (which he grew to be one of Australia’s largest flower companies). Working together, they are bringing a world-class butcher shop and dining experience to Los Angeles.
Step into a Butcher Shop like no other
Visit us in-store, consult with our chef minded butchers and view our vast range of premium quality products from the US and beyond. We find and make the best-tasting meats available to you, and also skillfully produce items like charcuterie, sausages and cook-ready foods prepared daily in-house.