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Harold And Belle's Creole Restaurant
Harold And Belle's Creole Restaurant
  • Address:
    2920 W Jefferson Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90018
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Harold And Belle's Creole Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.haroldandbellesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (323) 735-9023
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM,

    Dinner: Sunday - Thurdsday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM,

    Friday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Legaux
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harold & Belle's can provide off-site catering customized to your specific event. We can also bring our Food Trailer to you. For more information please contact Sean Cunningham, our Special Events Manager.
  • Entertainment: Monday night Live Music from 5-10pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: 45th Anniversary ALL YOU CAN EAT BLOCK PARTY. Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Live Music, and Entertainment, $5 drink specials! Laissez bon temps rouler!!!


    ***The event takes place outdoors. There is no re-entry or food to go. Seating is first come first serve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $4.50
A word from Harold And Belle's Creole Restaurant
Harold & Belle"s is Los Angeles's premiere Creole dining experience. Family owned and operated for over 45 years, the restaurant has received numerous awards for its southern style cooking. Specialties include File Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya, and Fried Seafood. Come hungry because Harold & Belle's is known for serving up generous portions. A full bar is also available as well as mouthwatering desserts such as Louisiana Bread Pudding and Peach Cobbler. We also have Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Came here quite a few years ago and the food was really good. Came back this past weekend and it seems like the mighty have fallen. The chicken was re-fried and the beans that accompany the Jambalaya were very bland. And the place looks dated. Time for renovations."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We went to this old standby for my favorite Fried Chicken & Shrimp/crawfish etofee. I've been visiting there for the past 25 years and other than 1 time always had exception food. service was great, Mocha served us! the food was good but seem to be alittle not up to normal standard for the chicken & etofee, even my daughter mentioned that. BBQ gulf oysters were the bomb! Still would go back, sometimes they are off most times they are on."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "To begin, the food was phenomenal! We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who happily explained the history of the restaurant and what they're known for. Then we waited...and waited...and waited. It must have been more than 10 minutes before our waitress came to take our order. Once we ordered, our food took a long time to reach us. I ordered a Coke and my salad made it to the table before my Coke did. When the food did arrive, it was VERY good! The wait staff was very friendly, but exceedingly inattententive. Slowest service I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I selected this place to celebrate my best friend's birthday because open table suggested it. we walked in everyone looked at us (they were all Afro-Americans) made us wait after our reservation time and the place had plenty of tables. Food quality is just "BAD" we acknowledged on open table and to our server we were celebrating a birthday and the did "NOTHING" I ordered the shrimp appetizer ($15) I got served Costco quality frozen shrimps. we asked for coffee at the end and we were told 'IS NOT FRESH DO NOT ORDER COFFEE HERE" we asked for the chocolate dessert server was honest and said "its nasty frozen chocolate cake" do not order that. our check was $159 for 3 main courses and one appetizer."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food is always amazing.. But this time there was hai r in mys"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My sister and I decided on Harold and Belle's for Father's Day and we are thankful we did! For starters, we ordered the fried oysters and crab cakes. Both were delicious. The crawfish etouffee was amazing! The bowl was full of plump craw fish and seasoned to perfection. My dad and sister raved about their "Shrimp Ryan" and shrimp scampi entrees. The manager, Sean, suggested we try the bread pudding. We were full, but he won us over with his description of this decadent dessert. It is absolutely hands down the BEST BREAD PUDDING ON EARTH! Thank you Sean! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "An all-star Cajun restaurant known to generations of Los Angelenos. Best food and service at very reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is moderately priced but the portions are huge"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Frim my first time visiting in 1987, Harold and Belle's has been my favorite resturant in L.A. Whenever I am in town itbis a must that I get some food from there. Portion sizes are great. You can feed two people from one meal. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "LA, as in Louisiana, is the home of Creole/Cajun cuisine. LA, as in Los Angeles, is the home of Harold & Belle's, the undisputed home for this type of food outside its home state. The flavor of the food, service and presentation, and family-friendly ambiance of this place make it an absolute destination every time you get a fix for the finer side of delta cooking. All of the dishes are prepared with care. The ingredients are all selected to be the finest and tastiest specimens. In over 20 years dining here, the flavor has never varied, nor have they had a single bad day. The bar is also a good scene. It's intimate (tight) but the drinks are made generously, as the perfect complement to the amazing food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "When you need the gumbo or seafood fix Harold & Belles is your Los Angeles spot. It's a Los Angeles institution!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our first time at Harold and Belle's and we both were disappointed. Although they gave you TONS of food, I felt that it was overpriced and the taste wasn't as good as I was expecting either. It was blah. Although the staff was very friendly and nice, the service was SUPER SLOW - which surprised us seeing as though the restaurant wasn't that crowded. All in all, we left unsatisfied and disappointed."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This is the first time I've been back in about 15 years; I went with 3 friends who had never been- all foodies. The food was excellent; almost like being in New Orleans. Peach cobbler- fabulous! Service was good, however, drinks were s l o w in arriving."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food does not meet the standards of the menu pricing. $25 for 1/2 chicken? Really? Server was ok but the live music was extremely loud and gave us a headache "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Trenton was very nice. Great service. Restaurants need more like him."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Short of going to Louisiana Harold and Belles is the spot."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great food as usual. I had the lobster scampi. The service was slow. This is not the first time that service is slow. We love Harold & Belle's but the service staff spend as much talking to their peers as they do taking care of the customer."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Fabulous food & service. Look forward to returning for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I have been dining at Harold and Bells occasionally for years. The food wasn't as good as I remember from previous visits, which is the reason for the "fair" food rating."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I brought a long time business associate from Australia to Harold's and Belle's because he's expressed an interest in trying soul food. Having grown up coming to Harold's and Belle's , I knew this was the best place to giving then a taste of my culture. Everything was delicious! The portions were huge. And our server Stephanie , was incredible. The atmosphere was loud but colorful. My friends will definitely have a great story to tell about a wonderful evening when they get home."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service and food was excellent! I will be going back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant many, many times, both to eat in and to take out. The food has become mediocre and the service indifferent. My gumbo was watery with inedible crab, and the étouffée was mostly beans, without that thick seafood roux. The caesar salad didn't have a hint of garlic or anchovy. The fried oysters though were delicious."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Had a great time. Love the food been coming here for years!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had an 8:45pm dinner reservation. When we arrived, we were not greeted. An older lady was standing there; she wore a black suit - salt & pepper bobbed cut. She kept her eyes downward, facing the computer screen. Instead of welcoming us, she asked in a sarcastic tone, how can I help you"? I told her we had a reservation. She tried to act as if she couldn't locate it. Finally, she told us there'd be a 20 min freakin wait, that we could sit in the lounge if we wanted. Her nasty attitude made me want to walk right back out of the restaurant, but my fiancée was craving their catfish, so we stayed. Once seated, we waited another 20 min before a server acknowledged us. The nasty tap or perhaps the food sparked a stomach virus the next morning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had a 6pm reservation and didn't get seated until 35 minutes after expected time. In addition to that, a couple of parties that arrived after me were seated before mine. When I inquired I was greeted with an insincere apology and the person I spoke to tried to place blame and say she wasn't there long and asked if I was checked in. After finally being seated it took a while to receive service and food didn't arrive to the table until 715 for a 6pm reservation."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Long time patron. Went for birthday dinner and was disappointed. Subtle changes to menu, food & presentation have major impact. Shrimp scampi used to be served with an amount on the shrimp and the rest on the side. Now its all dumped on the shrimp. It's too rich for that. House salad used to contain the freshest and most crisp ingredients; now its just okay. Our server was good but overheard another diner complaining about watching others being served and not receiving service. Hostess lacked enthusiasm. Restaurant displayed high standards for many years, but not now. Not coming back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The service was great, the waitress was very good and attentive to our requests. The only issue was the table, and the surroundings, there were so many people with very loud conversations a few times my sister and I had to raise our voices to be heard. Other than that everything was really great. It was a great deal of food and I could not eat it all but that is usual with any sized platter if you add a salad."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try this restaurant for years. I think my expectations were high. It was good but very pricey. Huge quantities of under seasoned food. Nice people, happy to help but not the service found in restaurants of this price range. Crab cakes were excellent! Everybody should try this restaurant at least once and decide for yourself. It is a neighborhood favorite!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have not been here for a few years. They still do a bang up job on fried foods. They still give you enough to take home for lunch the next day. They have scaled back on their menu offerings. It is not like before, but still good for the most part."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I've visited this restaurant on several occasions and I must admit that my last visit the food was sub-par! The fried fish was greasy and the fries tasted like fish. I sent the meal back and the staff apologized repeatedly. The shrimps were good, the greens were overcooked, the shrimp scampi was oily. By the end, the entire meal was less appealing; however, the margarita was good. This gem has lost its luster! Needs revamping and a new cook!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Handsdown the best Creole Seafood Restaurant Ever!!! Nice waitess and waiters!!! Great Service!!!!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "As always Harold and belle's delivered . The food was excellent the service was great our waiter was outstanding . I took my husband to celebrate his birthday and everything was delicious. We couldn't even eat everything there is always soo much food !"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The File Gumbo and catfish were outstanding on Friday night. We were seated as soon as we arrived. We were entertaining out of town guests and they enjoyed their meals too."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Food is good and plentiful portions. I will always return."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "I had the salmon and roasted potato salad, which was good, but not as good as my dining companion's gumbo trio. This place makes great gumbos, and I'm definitely coming back for that."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Ordered vegie okra gumbo, started eating it and found shrimp inside. Advised server that I an highly allergic to fish. Staff and manager were very accommodating and apologetic. But, I have broken out and have had issues since eating there."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We always have an enjoyable time when dining at Harold & Belles. Good food, friendly and competent service and wonderful company. They are absolutely great about accommodating large groups."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "Selected Harold and Belles over Mr. Chow and STK for my birthday dinner. The service was great from the time we were seated until we left. The food was outstanding as always and our server Trenton was a charm. I really enjoyed my birthday...thanks again and I will see you soon."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "This restaurant has a great menu selection. I had the Jambalaya and Catfish combination and it was very good."
    Dined on 7/1/2013
  • "This is a restaurant that has made it to my Favorites List. This the only place I'll make an exception and eat fried food. The fried chicken, Jambalaya, and étouffée transports me to New Orleans for the evening. They have the best red beans and rice, as well, and the peach cobbler.... WOW!. I have taken many people to this restaurant, and no one has ever been disappointed. Service is always a plus, too."
    Dined on 6/22/2013