Wolfgang Puck's latest restaurant, WP24, is perched on the 24th floor of the sleek black tower that houses the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles. Getting there isn't intuitive. Outside the elevator, a sandwich board announces the presence of the restaurant inside, down a nondescript hallway that opens onto a vast bar and lounge. Where's the restaurant? Beyond the lounge, a private wine room and a second bar.
Come early to take in the sunset over drinks and very respectable sushi or a handful of Chinese appetizers. It's just the place to take out-of-town guests and a reminder to those of us who live here of the beauty of Los Angeles. And proof too that L.A.'s first superstar chef still has some juice.