Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with this Groupon.
$6 for $12 Worth of Late-Night Small Plates
From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, the bar and patio menu dishes up meatloaf sliders with aged cheddar and house-made potato chips ($6), sweet-potato fries with apricot chutney ($5), and curried-chicken satay with a soy-mint sauce and cilantro ($6).
Wolfgang Puck Bistro
Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck spent decades establishing himself as a household name, traveling around the world from his native Austria and winning everything from the James Beard Foundation's Award for Outstanding Chef to an Emmy for his self-titled TV series. Today, he oversees a culinary empire that stretches from Los Angeles to New York and embraces the rigorous demands of classical dining as well as casual elements of the bistro. Yet even with this diverse focus, each of Wolfgang Puck's eateries demonstrates a singular commitment to the chef's overarching culinary philosophy: supporting local farmers and using sustainably caught seafood, humanely raised animals, seasonal produce, and organic ingredients.
This philosophy steers the chefs at Wolfgang Puck Bistro, who refine interpretations of familiar American and international comfort foods. Barbecued rotisserie chicken and meatloaf feature elevated touches such as bacon and port-wine sauce, but stay faithful to their home-style flavors. Pizzas, meanwhile, cook to a golden-brown inside a wood-burning stone oven, and hand-cut rib-eye steaks wear a sauce of red wine and shallots.
The dining room's exposed ductwork and front wall of windows add a slightly modern flair to the bistro's ambiance, but the wood and earth tones keep the setting warm and inviting. In addition to the booths and tables scattered beneath track lighting and dangling pendant lamps, an outdoor patio lets diners enjoy their meals al fresco, which is French for blindfolded.