Bel Air Bar + Grill
Bel Air Bar + Grill

Bel Air Bar + Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.belairbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (310) 440-5544
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner Every Night: 5:30pm

    Brunch Saturday - Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Moraga Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bel Air Bar + Grill
Easily accessible from the Valley or the Westside, come have a cocktail in our lounge or sit by the fireplace in the dining room. We're the perfect place for a casual dinner or a special occasion. We also have a beautiful private room for your special events.
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Bel Air Bar + Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (7)special occasion (7)romantic (7)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Getting Pricey
    GSM1980VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Bel Air Bar + Grill has been one of my family's favorite local restaurants. We have used it for nice family occasions, holiday meals, and spur of the moment dining. However, the prices seem to be climbing and what use to be included in entrees is now extra. This time, adding 4 shrimp to my wife's salad drove the price from $18 to $34. $16 more for 4 shrimp is not a good value, and $34 salads make me feel like I have been suckered. This loyal customer in no longer a fan. We will be going here less often in the future
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  • GEM
    AMFYOYO22
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    THIS RESTAURANT IS EXCELLENT IN SO MANY WAYS. ITS LOCATION, ITS AMBIENCE AND ATTENTION TO SERVICE. AMANDA DOWL, THE MANAGER IS JUST GRAND. HER ATTENTION TO CUSTOMER AND THEIR BEING TAKEN CARE OF IS QUITE REMARKABLE. EVERY SERVER IS THERE TO SERVE. AN UNUSAL IN THIS DAY AND AGE. MARITN AND MICHELA GELBER
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too bad!
    cathychouVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The location is great for meeting with friends coming from different directions. The restaurant is very attractive. The meal bordered on inedible. In fact, I barely could eat a little bit of my appetizer, tuna tartare. It came from long frozen tuna which was NOT sushi grade and came with really oily and limp wonton crips. I ordered roasted butternut squash which had been steamed and had no flavor at all. My husband's chicken was equally disappointing. Dry, not seasoned. His mashed potatoes might have been powdered?! Terrible kitchen. What a shame.
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  • Bel Air Bar & Grill
    Joyryder
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A little pricey for lunch but the best Lobster Cobb I ever tasted & the Salmon my friend had was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sandwich, valet challenge
    EricR
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Sandwich was delicious with grilled chicken, fontina cheese on ciabatta bread. I will definitely order it again. It was big enough to eat half and the fruit side and take half home. Challenge with the valet, he was hard to find coming in and going out. Manager stepped in and held my keys as I came in, two thumbs up for him. Perhaps they need two valet people during busy times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to central location
    EricR
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Love the location, decor quite nice as well. My Bel Air salad was overdressed but tasty none the less.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Beet and kale salad small for meal size with little taste.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roger
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food, especially the chopped salad, was outstanding, and the service was great
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around very nice
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem. Food and service are consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Local spot recommended by a Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came from the east coast. Not a place you would run into Hollywood celebrities but perhaps their families. The service, food, noise level were all terrific. Would I run back, probably not, but only because there are soooo many other places to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Phil
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dined on a Monday. Food direct from kitchen was served promptly and hot. Portions were generous. Server was excellent. Very attentive and refreshingly not at all pretentious. Now that construction mostly over would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • befreeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food overshadowed by poor acoustics! Waaaay too noisy for group of 5 to be able to converse!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next to the Gas Station
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Bel Air Bar & Grill is a warm, friendly place. The choice of foods is wide and the food very good. The wine list was extensive and not overly priced. The service was good and it was quiet enough to have good conversation with our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OMG - What a Find!!!
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This restaurant by far is one of the most accommodating, delicious and enjoyable restaurants in Los Angeles. From the moment you walk in, to when you savor your last morsel.....the food, service and ambiance is quite delicious. A must try!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Bel Air Bar + Grill reviews archive.
  • Great location
    BaxterVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Perfect spot for meeting between the Valley and LA. Nice restaurant. Excellent service, friendly atmosphere. Good for business meetings. Menu is great - lots of reasonably priced choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEL AIR RESTAURANT
    attiVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    After many years finally a very good restaurant in Bel Air again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hoping for a Bel Air Gem
    FoodwineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were hoping to find a new local dining spot but unfortunately the food is not high quality. The steak was a low grade thin cut over salted and buttered to mask the lack of flavor. Canned olives etc. Basically catering to older locals who may not know the difference. Sorryto be blunt. The service was good. The bar looked festive and well attended. Noise and decor were fine but the food did make us feel like we may have been better off at cocos.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sloaneVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    we had a nice evening food was nice. would go back if somebody wanted to but I would not pick it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Special Bar and Grill
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    From start to finish, everything was perfect -- the service, the food, the drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet for lunch
    LAFoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I dine here once a month with a friend and it is a good place to meet where the food and service are both very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • RFarberVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Loved the new decor. Hadn't been since the remodel. Sweet corn soup was excellent. Salad was average. Service was great
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  • Just good food/service
    labelmanceVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Adult place with adult food served well in a pleasant peaceful atmosphere. We'll be back.
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  • Pleasant place for meetings, talk.
    asklj
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Convenient neighborhood, reasonable food. Lovely table - easy and private to talk. Could have provided some bread given upscale nature and prices for simple salads, which were not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Extremely over priced, especially for the location and ambiance.
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  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Bel Air Bar + Grill is a great spot for a business lunch, especially if you are on the west side and are meeting clients from the valley. It is also a very nice spot to stop for a drink after work. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and uncomfortable
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Sadly, since they remodeled the experience here is too noisy. Often it's impossible to visit with friends. Why do restauranteurs think that their patrons DON'T want to talk with friends??? The food and service are wonderful but we won't be back because one can only have a "pigs at the trough" experience.
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  • Never disappoints
    ISI0410VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great local spot, food is always on spot and I've never not been seated no matter how busy!!Kudos!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • biffVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    what an absolute treasure this place will become when the construction from hell on and around the 405 and sunset/sepulveda is finally finsihed. once inside, we are treated to comfortable seating, fine service and very good food. plus, and a very big plus, an atmosphere for normal conversation. the noise factor that ruins so many otherwise fine restaurants is absent here and is a major asset. heads should roll at CALTRANS for the utter mess they've created in the area with no apparent end in sight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved my food, as usual!
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great whitefish, piping hot, on a tasty bed of spinach and Brussels sprouts. Scrumptious and sweet ginger carrot soup (non dairy). Tried a new cocktail - with tequila, ginger beer and lime juice - very refreshing and interesting. Husband had his usual ribs and french fries. They were excellent, although the portion of ribs wasn't as generous as usual. (But it was certainly fine.) Waiter (Sean) was really nice. We go here about once a month or once every six weeks. It's definitely worth it.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • PLEASANT !!!!!!
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a fantastic and enjoyable evening, the food was oustanding, service was very good and the owner is there taking care of everybody ... A place to visit many times !!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great remodel and experience
    Foodiekat
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a good experience. The ambiance is nice....very pretty decor. It's a great place to talk because it's not too loud. The booths are very comfortable. It's also a perfect location to meet if some guests are coming from the Westside and some from the Valley. It was pretty empty on Saturday for brunch but it was the day before Easter so people were probably away or waiting for Easter brunch. The food is good and there's a broad enough selection...something for everyone. I have been there many times over the years and it is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Bel Air Bar and Grill
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We live nearby and go here whenever we want a high quality, highly enjoyable meal, with predictably good food and friendly, attentive service. We often take out-of-town guests here, because we know they are consistent, and the varied menu promises good choices for almost anyone. Most recently, I had a pan seared white fish (yummy), our friend from New Jersey had a pasta with a bolognese sauce which she thoroughly enjoyed, and everyone shared delicious appetizers of fried brie with a sweet compote (apples and pears? it was great with the cheese) and the tuna tartare (always excellent). My husband loves their fried calamari and shrimp. They listen to your tastes, and will switch things around. They also make a great margarita.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bel Air Bar & Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with out family, the service was terrific as was the food. In February I had a birthday celebration at this restaurant, which I, unfortunately forgot to book with Open Table, and there were 14 people, Bel Air Bar and Grill did a terrific job, each and everyone enjoyed their food and the service was excellent, we enjoyed their Wines and brought some of our own, their corkage is a bit high, I think, especially with such a large party they could have had a less expensive corkage, other than that I highly recommend this Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an off night
    barbydollVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Salad requested dressing on the side came with dressing on it requested goat cheese mashed potatoes came with regular mashed potatoes
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The evening, after the hassle
    clothVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The evening, after the hassle of getting there as Sepulveda Blvd was closed down due to construction, was made perfect by a fantastic bottle of wine-Goldeneye Pinot Noir.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thru the years
    TheOuttoLunchBunch
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We have enjoyed the Bel Air Bar and Grill for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • osters with Kim Crawford wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    osters with Kim Crawford wine are still my favorite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect evening
    musiccentertreat
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We requested table by fire place...we met a friend who was going out for first time since open heart surgery....perfect table...greeter delightful...our waiter attentive...We so enjoyed being there - celebrating our friend's being THERE!....we'll be back...so will they
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why Go
    LoradioVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Waiting in the car for five minutes for valet starting the evening just great. Than to walk in to the wonderful charming hostess who said nothing for three minutes while she cleaned the menus.......than she spoke!! You are eating up stairs to night. We thought was something okay?? Well the only other couple up there, the wife sleeping on the table and the husband on his cell phone and some kind of construction going on. So were we not good enough to eat downstairs? I had this reservation for over a week???
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  • The food was great.and serverwas
    skyhigh
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great.and serverwas very kind to all customer and made my feel confortable. Thanks again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.