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Dining details: Gordon Ramsay

DELICATE: Braised pig’s head with summer vegetables.
DELICATE: Braised pig’s head with summer vegetables.
(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

Gordon Ramsay Rating: ** 1/2Location:Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 358-7788; www.gordonramsay.com.Ambience: Posh hotel restaurant from well-known British chef Gordon Ramsay. Two glamorous dining rooms flank a central bar where a glitzy, fun-loving crowd congregates.Service: Informed and solicitous.Price: Dinner small plates, $14, $18 and $22; desserts, $10; seven-course chef’s menu, $85.Best dishes: Risotto, chilled almond soup with spot prawns, braised pig’s head with pickled summer vegetables, pressed foie gras and black figs, broiled black cod with pig’s tails and Kumamoto oysters, sea scallops with sherry vinegar reduction, rack of Sonoma lamb, pineapple soufflé with Thai curry ice cream, crème fraîche panna cotta.Wine list: Wide-ranging and even-handed with selections that span the globe. Though markups are fairly high, you can still find some bottles below $50. Corkage fee, $35.Best table: A booth or banquette in the far dining room with a view of city lights.Details: Open for breakfast 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; for lunch noon to 3 p.m. daily, and for dinner 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, until 10 p.m. Sunday. Full bar. Valet parking, $8.To see a photo gallery, go to latimes.com/food.Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.


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