Bel Air Bar + Grill
Bel Air Bar + Grill

Bel Air Bar + Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.belairbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3104405544x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bel Air Bar + Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (16)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • the soups are excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    this is my 2nd review of Bel Air Bar & Grill. My wife and I love it, and it is our go-to place for dinner before hopping over the Sepulveda Pass for a movie at the Arc Light. We've eaten there 4 times in the last 6-7 weeks and are always very happy with the food and the service. I want to make a particular point about the Soup of the Day. I have had the soup on 3 of my 4 visits and they are always outstanding. If you go, definitely try the soup.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Neighborhood Gem
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We live just 2 miles away from this place, and love the friendly service, the excellent food, and the fact that we can talk to and hear each other. (I've given up having a conversation at a number of popular LA restaurants - they're just too loud.) I had delicious bronzino, and my husband had a pasta with lobster and shrimp - we both enjoyed our entrees. We split a tuna tartare appetizer - very generous portion, beautiful on the plate, and delicious. The cheesy breadsticks in the bread baskets are irresistible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place we Used to Love.
    SpankyVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    We used to love this place, prior to their remodel. It used to have a nice patio outside, but that is now gone. It seems to have lost its charm. The food is still pretty good, but the menu is VERY limited compared to what it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to the new Bel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We have been to the new Bel Air Bar & Grill several times and have never been disappointed. The food is quite good and the specials are often amazing. The service is attentive and it is a quiet spot which is conducive to intimate get-togethers. A little difficult to get to with all the construction, but certainly worth it especially if you live in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I am very glad that this restaurant
    PatMarguliesVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    I am very glad that this restaurant re-opened during these tough economic times. It was lovely before and very lovely, of course, now. My friend and I had a very pleasant and relaxing time at the restaurant and I will certainly revisit it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is such a wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    This is such a wonderful place to dine. Service is perfect and the food is terrific. A wonderful place for a few or a group . Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We originally wanted a 7:15
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We originally wanted a 7:15 reservation but had to take 6:30 as we were told that nothing was available at that time. Funny, we sat up stairs and only ONE table was occupied until we left approximately 8:15 and also noted several open tables downstairs. Restruant is very attractive, sorry to say, that where it ends. Doubt if we will return. Hal Schwartz.
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  • Service was very slow. Food
    Violet
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Service was very slow. Food was good but not great and it's pretty pricey for slow service and not outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The bar and grill is our neighborho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The bar and grill is our neighborhood restaurant. It is a treat to go to a restaurant where you don't have to yell to someone sitting next to you to be heard. The food is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bel Air Bar and Grill Rocks..!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Really interesting, tasty varied menu. Beautiful decor and ambiance. Extremely comfortable. We had excellent service with a knowledgeable waiter. Our table was ready at the appointed time, overall a terrific experience. Will gladly return..!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went there - 10 of us -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We went there - 10 of us - to celebrate my Mom's 92nd birthday and it worked out perfectly. The food was good and the service very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And we were able to bring in our own cake. We would all go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    So stoked on our experience. My wife and I had dinner with close friends and the food was fantastic. The oysters, boullibase and Branzino were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was awful!!!! 1 hour
    barbydollVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Service was awful!!!! 1 hour ande 15 minutes before we and had food. Waiter didn't remove plates for another 10 minutes when we asked. Our order for coffee was taken after the plates were removed and we waited another 15 minutes ( we were told that they were making pot) Our reservation was for 8pm we weren't finished until 10:30pm 2 1/2 hours!!! I ordered the Branzini. It was okay but the accompanying carrot flavored grain was awful. We have had wonderful experiences at this restaurant before
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night for the "older"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Saturday night for the "older" Bel Air crowd. It was noisy because there were a lot of groups of older folks who could not hear and talked loudly. The service was not attentive but the food came out very quickly once ordered - a bit too quickly! The food was good and well portioned, but nothing special, especially given the prices. I felt the salads were over-priced. I ordered a bib lettuce salad that was deconstructed - a wedge of lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced avoacado, all separate on the plate, with dressing on the side. I basically had to cut it up and make my own salad - for $14! However, it is a very good restaurant for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved the jumbo scallops
    SimPakVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We loved the jumbo scallops dish, great flavor with barley and the tuna tartar with right amount of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very disappointing
    WladinerVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I was looking forward to the reopening of Bel Air Bar + Grill. It's a nice centeral location between city and valley. I have had lunch there twice wanting it to be a favorite. Unfotunately, food is quite mediocre and overpriced for what it is. The room remains dark.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a business lunch there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Had a business lunch there on Tuesday, March 5th. Ordered the Soup of the day, Salmon entree and fresh berries for dessert. Food and service were excellent. Have eaten there several times both before and after the remodel. Great location. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had the Bouillabaisse and
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    I had the Bouillabaisse and it was just okay. I make a better one with Pernod. My friend had the ribs and he thought that other places make them better. I not sure I would rush back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The restaurant was a little small downstairs so they seated us upstairs in their more formal dining room. The downstairs was a more relaxed noisier vibe, so we were disappointed. There were only 2 other parties upstairs and it was so quiet we were afraid to talk. For such a small restaurant the service was pretty slow. The food was really enjoyable and the waitstaff was very kind but if you're in a hurry I would skip this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Inviting atmosphere to a fun night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The impressive foyer breaks the climate from the noisy and crowded Sepulveda Blvd. to a pleasant atmosphere inviting for a picture. The flower glass is a magnificent monument setting the restaurant's character as different, unique and plain elegant. The food was very good, the beef was cooked just as I requested and my wife was very happy with her rack of lamb, which matched perfectly with our argentinian selection of red wine. The entire experience was very pleasant, thanks to our server Barbara who managed to catch that it was our anniversary and brought us a piece of sweet with a candle, a very nice touch. Thank you very much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Place for a Business Lunch
    Kingsfan
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Good place for a business lunch. Not too noisy and you can be in and out within about 60 minutes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They recently renovated this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    They recently renovated this restaurant - We like the old style better, and they need to add the meatloaf back to the menu, it was great...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice to be able to come
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Very nice to be able to come back to this restaurant after the remodel. Everything was very good, but we missed the outdoor patio!
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  • I proposed to my wife at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I proposed to my wife at the 'vintage' BBG. Valentine dinners usually bring out the worst in a dining experience. We really enjoyed our return to the newly rebuilt BBG. Enough of the familiar old flavor exists, along with the new modern architecture. We will return...again and again. Food, wine, service,+++. Thank you Susan, for making us feel like an old friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and good wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was great food, service and ambiance. My filet was cooked and spiced just to my liking. The veggies before the meal were great and the wine wasn't overpriced for the real estate. My only complaint was the valentines day menu forced dessert on the bill. I'm usually not a dessert guy, but since we had to pay for it, I ate it and left feeling too full, like uncomfortable as a result. Other than that though, I'd recommend this place 100% on any night they don't have a forced menu!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice atmosphere. we
    goodfoodluvVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    very nice atmosphere. we could actually hear each other. service needs a bit more attention. i am glad the restaurant reopened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service slow now the second
    RosieBVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Service slow now the second time we've been there under the new ownership. Food and service is not like the old Bel Air Bar+Grill which is unfortunate for just a place with a great location and atmophere.
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  • Impressive new decor with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Impressive new decor with fine food and comfortable ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A local Gem
    queenhonebee
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    This was our fitst visit to Bel Air bar and Grill since it's reopening. The restaurant's ambience is very cool and the food was prepared perfectly. We had the Seared Sea Scallops and the Linguine Bolognese. We also had the wedge salad. The portions were healthy and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food - glad to see
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Delicious food - glad to see the restaurant open again and I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the new look. It's beautiful.
    LeneVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Love the new look. It's beautiful. Food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burgers (ok), ribs (very good),
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Burgers (ok), ribs (very good), and a few glasses of wine for four people for $250? Really? OVERPRICED
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice new facility (recently
    PaliDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Nice new facility (recently redone). Ate there restaurant week and menu was good value for price. Comfortable place, both with business people and ladies that lunch. used to be a favorite place for people from valley and city to meet in the middle. Closed for period of time for remodeling and newly reopened. While the 405 construction is an obstacle, still not that difficult to meet there and fits this bill for someplace good right in the middle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were happy to see that
    peebnessVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    We were happy to see that the restaurant had reopened and that the amazing chopped vegetable salad is still on the menu!! We all commented that it was much quieter inside that in most restaurants which is a definite plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New menu and remodeled site.
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    New menu and remodeled site. Very nice. Tables are spread apart enough so that people are not on top of you--and noise level encourages conversation. Thank you! New menu is varied and my entree, Branzino was prepared and presented nicely. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambiance is lovely: not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    The ambiance is lovely: not overdone but rather it is upscale-comfortable and the tone is inviting. We weren't rushed and were able to enjoy a relaxed and luxurious evening. The food was fantastic, as was the service. It was my second time there, and I will definitely be back... often!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • food was great limited menu
    barbydollVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    food was great limited menu 10 oz 12oz steak just doesn't cut it especially for ladies need smaller more reasonable steak Ribs were delicious...pasta with shrimp and lobster the delicious
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place to do business!
    Stodj
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Excellent place for business meetings as it is halfway between the valley and the westside. Always have a good meal, a private table, and they have great meeting rooms upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This was our first time at the Bel Air Bar & Grill since it re-opened, and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the environment was nice. It was a busy Saturday night, so service was a bit stretched at times, but nothing that affected our enjoyment of the evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty but a bit pricy
    PatrickFitzgerald
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    My only complaint is when I pay $16 for a beet salad, it should not look small. I figure there is maybe $1.50-$1.75 worth of ingredients in that salad, the least they could do is make it look like it fills the plate. Otherwise everything tasted good, just on the pricy side. $22 for a vegetable pasta is steep again knowing less than $3 is probably going into the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic