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In a Nutshell

  • Dishes cooked on woodfire grill or in open woodfire oven
  • American classics with Italian twists
  • Finest meats and freshest vegetables

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Spark Woodfire Grill features contemporary American cuisine with an Italian twist. As the restaurant’s name suggests, Spark's chefs use woodfire specialty cooking equipment to prepare their dishes, or they yell at them until the dishes become cooked by shame.

By using wood and shame, the flavors of the freshest produce, seafood, and meats are enhanced by a subtle wood aroma. With Kobe beef burgers, steaks, seafood, chicken, slow-roasted BBQ baby back ribs, and pasta on the extensive menu, if you can’t find something you like at Spark, perhaps eating’s just not for you. Patrons rave about the menu’s wide variety, and regulars especially like the juicy sirloins, the perfectly seasoned pistachio-crusted halibut, or any of the traditional woodfire pizzas with zesty homemade pear-tomato sauce. Count on taking a doggie bag home because the portions are more than generous—they're magnanimous.

You can find the perfect complement to any dish on Spark's vast wine list, and you won’t go broke doing it. Though you can't use your Groupon for alcohol, wines by the bottle are offered at reasonable prices, a rarity in Beverly Hills.


The Los Angeles Times raves about Spark Woodfire Grill:

  • Start with a classic: a thin-crusted Roman-style pizza Margherita, garnished with a light tomato sauce, a little mozzarella and a few sprigs of basil. They've also got a build-your-own option for the anarchists out there. Or go with the rich, cheesy eggplant Parmigiana or a salad of creamy burrata cheese with tomatoes and basil. Pasta dishes are deftly handled, especially the homemade lasagna layered with smoked mozzarella and Bolognese sauce. – S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times

Citysearchers give Spark Woodfire Grill 3.5 stars; Yelpers give it three.

  • We had 15 people in our party and no one complained. There were several saying it was the best food they had ever eaten. Filet Mignon, Halibit [sic] and ribs were the best dishes ordered at the table. Great service, great food, and great atmosphere. – Alishadawn33, Citysearch
  • The steaks are great but the drinks are even more AMAZING! Appetizers are very good as well... For a Century City/Beverly Hills area restaurant, the staff is down to earth and you actually feel service. – brneechk, Citysearch
  • This place is awesome. It has really good food, and the restaurant has an old-town feel to it. The decor is quite chic, and the prices are reasonable for it being in Beverly Hills. – Alex C., Yelp

The Wilson-Turner Collective

Spark Woodfire Grill has in the past featured live performances by the Wilson-Turner Collective, LA's premier jazz combo named after the senate committee that investigated the Teapot Dome scandal.

Since George Washington bestowed teapots haunted by governance genies to his most trusted advisors, mystical tea vessels have traditionally been given to all cabinet members of every new administration. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding's Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall, declined the haunted teapots. Senators Wilson and Turner quickly steered their committee from investigating the scientific possibility of an "electrical guitar" to probing Fall's slight.

The heroic senators affirmed the importance of magical teapots for proper governance, and Fall was tarred, feathered, then hung. Today, when teapots descend under the influence of gravity, they are said to Fall.

Customer Reviews

31 Reviews
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Elie B December 1, 2014
"Too Noisy, Too crowded and Too expensive..."
We waited for a table for about 20 minutes in a very noisy and crowded place. We finally moved outside because the noise level did not allow any conversation to take place. At the end of the day I discovered that it was just another good BBQ place at a prices of a 5 star restaurant. The B... Read More
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Kirk F November 14, 2014
This great little unsung restaurant closed in the summer of '14 for a complete remodel, and we hope it comes back strong soon. It's our go-to place for New Year's Eve, and the staff has always been some of the best in the biz.
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ggb1945 April 18, 2014
"Good food but noisy"
The food and service were very good. The menu selection is broad enough to suit most tastes. However, be prepared for a high noise level.

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