Hollywood's 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants
Wolfgang Puck’s 31-year-old institution closed its doors for three months last year to renovate the always-packed patio, granting it year-round accessibility (thanks to a new retractable roof).
Inside, there’s now a casual fireside area designated first-come, first-served. Like the dinner menu, Spago’s lunch offerings are new, with such popular and healthy additions as a falafel sandwich and a watercress and lentil salad topped with tandoori-spiced Scottish salmon.
Feeling less chaste? Puck’s Austrian signature, wiener schnitzel, can still be found -- with a side of potato and cucumber salads. Loyalists include DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg, Rob Reiner and Brett Ratner. Pitch Perfect producer Paul Brooks also is a fan but prefers the less business-minded Saturday service.