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About 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.

2920 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 4:00PM,

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

Friday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM.

Cross Street:
10th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 735-9023

Website:
http://www.haroldandbellesrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Monday night Live Music from 5-10pm

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.

Parking Details:
$4.50

Executive Chef:
Ryan Legaux

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Harold And Belle's Creole Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (11)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Live Music (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Spicy (4)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Cozy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The food, the drinks, and the ambiance are reminiscent of a New Orleans restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The people in the front were very friendly and the food was excellent as always. The music in the bar area is a great touch. Will visit again soon!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

After hearing the rave reviews, I was excited about the overall experience. Upon my arrival, I was promptly sitted. I ordered the fried chicken with fries. The chicken was old, fries tasted like they came from a bag at the grocery store. I feel the food received should have cost me $9.99 instead of the $24 I paid.

The tables were too close together. I heard entire conversations from other guest and could not hear from the person I was with.

I’m a foodie and this place did not rate high on my return list.

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

very nice dinner in a great atmosphere we will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The jumbo shrimp was too salty, the gumbo was too watery and the girl asked what did I want for a dessert for my birthday (as if it were complimentary) and we got charged for it.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

This isn't not the Harold and Belle's from back in the 90's... The food in the past was exceptional! The food we had on Sunday Sept 24th 2017 was average or just below.. the food tastes very commercialized... I even had my son from college with us.. this kid normally eats off all plates! Not only did he not eat his food but didn't want to try anything else! The nicely seasoned southern comfort food was absent from all plates ordered.. the fried platter , jambalaya & especially the crawfish Ettoufee!!!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday dinner

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great time and great music.The live trumpet player was fantastic .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dish which was the jumbo shrimp. The shrimp were not jumbo and were way over cooked. When we complained we were told that was how they look when grilled. No apology for the poor preparation. We had invited guests from Seal Beach and was not happy.

Tags: Live Sports, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing Food and Great Service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. There were three of us and we had not been together in a few months. We were able to converse easily, catch up on what's been going on in our lives and we never felt rushed to eat and get out! We will definitely return. What a wonderful restaurant in the neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The fish was very good. The sides were really good. The only problem we had was it took 20+ minutes to get our dessert to go and pay the bill. Other than that all was great here. I like their portion sizes. Had plent left overs. Thanks

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great Creole dining experience . Ambiance is simple but contemporary.Service is awesome . Food is generous and authentic.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always the food was excellent and the service exceptional!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. Everything was freshly made or seem to be. I highly recommend the cat fish!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Music, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Absolutely perfect
I will tell all my friends about it

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Live Music, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I was disappointed by my dining experience at H&B. We arrived late (having called the restaurant to tell them we were delayed 15 minutes) and still had to wait 15 minutes for a table - though the restaurant wasn't even close to full.
Our waitress barely acknowledged us except to drop menus and take our order. We had to flag down another waitress to get our check, it was that bad.
The menu looked good, but the food delivered was different than we expected and while HUGE portions the quality was very low. Even though it is summertime and corn season, they were OUT of corn. How?! I ordered a $32 platter of shrimp and catfish. Based on the menu description it was supposed to be grilled but showed up fried. Three shrimp and 12 pieces of catfish that tasted terrible. I could barely get to the fish with so much breading. Since the waitress never checked on us I didn't have a chance to comment or complain. My father got a shrimp scampi dish that was actually served in a red sauce, not a white wine sauce. So bizarre. The liver and onions my mother ordered was so dry it was almost inedible. None of us liked our food and we got a variety of dishes.
And the cost - my oh my! We spent nearly $150 on food and drinks only to be ignored and dissatisfied, in a very loud, but totally dull atmosphere. I gather it was recently re-done but it was the most bland restaurant I've ever been in with uncomfortable seating.
We heard H&B was good, but I can't say that it was on any level even an OK restaurant. I've already told friends who moved into the neighborhood to avoid this local spot. Many other places offer better food in the same style at a much lower price with better service, atmosphere and actual food. I still can't get over how BAD the food was - for all of us!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was my first time dining at Harold and Belles. The food and the service were excellent. I enjoyed the red snapper dinner. Very pleasant atmosphere. I will be coming back again soon.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great food and service. Our waitress was really on it, order was correct and very pleasant hostess and additional servers. Bartender was superb. One of my favorite places just don't get here enough

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was excellent as always, and I like the remodeled interior, but they need to do something about that sewage smell in the women's restroom.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I've eaten here many times and this is the third time since the remodel. After my experience this past Saturday night I know now that this is not the place to come on a Saturday night. The bar service was horrible it took at least 20 minutes to get the drinks from when ordered and then they weren't subpar. Add insult to injury they were out of bar basics like one of the ingredients to a Cadillac margarita, then I remembered in the past their bartenders are not so great and I don't understand why that is, especially with such good food. The other thing was I took my dessert to go and the portion was rather skimpy. It won't make me stop going but it will make me look at them in a different light. After all of these years in business these are easy fixes and they should work on them.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The occasion was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to eat at a place that would remind us of the creole food we enjoyed in New Orleans where we met. It was a Saturday night and the only table available was very close to the extremely noisy bar. It was also extremely crowded, perhaps overcrowded.. We believe that this may have been responsible for the file gumbo which we had enjoyed in the past but on this night had too much sausage and too little seafood. We would probably have enjoyed ourselves more if we had gone for lunch or for dinner in the middle of the week.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Visiting the be New...
Had not been to be the restaurant since it reopened. Much to my surprise Decor - contemporary, clean, roomy; Bar area - two thumbs up... traditional...now you can walk in without faces meeting you at the door...; Live music - awesome...nice for a romantic outing; Food - still delicious but don't expect as much food as you use to get...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Live Music, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Very courteous service. Celebrated my mom's birthday. She loved the beignets. Thank you. 🤗🤗

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Family from Louisiana was in town. Wanted to show them a good time at a restaurant that serves the food I miss so much from back home. Was a lovely evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Quality went downhill ever since it was renovated 😔

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was great as always. My wife and I have been to H and B lots of time. We were seated in the section opposite of the bar. There was a large group that was very loud. My wife and I couldn't hear ourselves talking to each other.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Although an L.A. institution, there is much better creole and Cajun food to be had in more convenient locations and for better prices.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The ambiance was great and outside of my son's oysters not being fried hard enough, the food was tasty. My party sat at a booth and we all agreed that the bench seats were too short. It felt like we were close to sliding off.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. We will definitely be coming back to visit when we are back in the area..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very disappointed. We had a reservation at 8:15PM for two on a Saturday, and arrived about 10 minutes early. We waited next to the hostess stand, and were told by an employee at 8:35 that there are some guests who are staying longer than expected. After another 15 minutes waiting, we decided to leave at 8:50, 35 minutes after our reservation time. There was no word from a manager (identified as such), offer of hospitality (such as a couple of drinks at the bar), or anything besides the above mentioned update. I do expect some action from a restaurant to handle this type of situation, even if it is basically impossible to ask seated guests to leave. Having two guests just stand there for more than half an hour after their appointment, with only the update mentioned above, is not acceptable. I was looking forward to Harold and Belle's famous Creole food, but I will not return. Note: I gave the food three stars though I did not taste it - I had to give some kind of rating by the OpenTable system and I just chose the middle one. The other ratings are based on my experience there. Though I spend no money there, my time (and all of ours) is valuable on a Saturday evening and it was wasted, so I listed the Value as Poor.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I love this place..First off I'm big on cleanliness, 2nd customer service and 3rd the food and they do a wonderful job on all.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service! I will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food good, but jambalaya a little over cooked. Service excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Harold & Belle's is a gem of a family restaurant that I always enjoy patronizing. The creole food is delicious, the Friday night jazz is hot and the clientele is top notch. I visited Harold & Belle's on two consecutive nights; Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The high quality food and service were amazing both times. I will return to this lovely restaurant again.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Meh. Food and ambiance was much better before remodel. It was fancier with tablecloths and soft lighting. This time I felt like I was at Denny's. Nothing special about the food either. Too bad.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We stopped there for lunch on Saturday when they opened at 11:30am. We got a table, the server was right there to take our drink orders, she brought the drinks and took our food order. The food came in a very timely manner... perfectly cooked and seasoned. We had the Fried Oysters, Clam chowder, Hot Links Appetizer, Fried Catfish lunch and the Crispy Chicken Salad. For desert, we had the benets!!

I am going to repeat, the food was perfectly cooked and seasoned... everything was so good! We are definitely going back again for lunch and also for dinner. I understand they have live music on certain week nights. We are going to call and find our when, and go back for the music as well as the food!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

My family and I have come to Harold and Belle's for years; now I bring my Friends. Great for Lunch, perfect for dinner. The staff are versed in Menu choices from drinks to dessert, they are fun and friendly, and give you time to savor your drinks and food. The food titillates your taste buds without become effusive. The music is good and adds to the comfort of the meal and the overall visit. I recognize the update to the décor has been a huge change, and the prices have gone up...but change can be an eye opener and offer the choices of new things both in food and atmosphere...yet Harold and Belle's still retains the "Umph" that convinced all to eat there and come back again... then to bring more Family and Friends.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Terrible experience! Could have been much better if the people they hire actually appreciate having a job! Waited 20 mins before anyone stopped to greet us and take our order. This was after several dry faced waiters passed us and purposely made no eye contact. Took our order and kept coming back to ask if they had it right. Get a pen and paper!!! Ordered appetizer and never got it. Had to ask for utensils and sauces normally on the table. Slapped our food on the table and never came back to check. Walked around looking for someone to take our check! Never again!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Had wonderful time at establishment celebrating first year in a commented and loving relationship. Food, drinks, service whole evening was unforgettable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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