Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.76mi
  2. Distance: 1.16mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.69mi
  1. Distance: 0.76mi
  2. Distance: 1.16mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.69mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.76mi
  2. Distance: 1.16mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.69mi
  1. Distance: 0.76mi
  2. Distance: 1.16mi
  3. Distance: 1.28mi
  4. Distance: 1.69mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (11)
Special Occasion (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
See All
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Sort by
S
253 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We originally secured a 9:30p reservation on Open Table, and the manager called and asked us to move it to 8p so they could close early. No problem. Upon arrival - and we were six minutes late, the hostess asked us to wait at the front for a few minutes while she got approval to seat us. The place was fairly empty, but we waited an additional seven minutes for someone to greet and offer us beverages.

The waitress was nice. The food was good, but did not have the same love it normally does. My shrimp etouffe was tasty, but lukewarm. We did not say anything because we could tell they were trying to get out of there. The staff were hustling back and forth cleaning up. There were a few tables around us closing their tabs as we were waiting for our food, and after they left the staff became anxious. Every time we looked up, a man was standing in the kitchen threshold or walking past our section checking his watch. It made us feel rushed and a little uncomfortable, so we quickly finished our food; but we were hoping to have a few drinks and dessert, so we went somewhere else to finish our meal.

When I originally made the reservation, I added a note that we recently got married and this was our first holiday as a couple. Was not expecting anything major, but did think the manager that called and mentioned our nuptials would have stopped by or told our server to extend a congratulations. That personal touch and care is what brings people back. This was not my first time at Harold & Belle's, so I know the quality and full experience we would have received.

We had the last seating for the night on New Year's Eve, so I take into consideration the staff were counting down and ready to go. That is a note to self, do not go here on a holiday, especially right before they close.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is always delicious but this might the service was stellar! Light night at restaurant but it was one of my best visits in 5 years and I've been coming for over 20 years.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We go there for their grilled oysters. Really exceptional, but not a dining experience. . Hostess was barely pleasant, server was nice, but not attentive. Bus boy worked very hard and actually had to cover for the server. And they weren’t even busy.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This place isn’t the fine dining experience it used to be but the food is still good. Hard to justify the prices with such a pub like feel. The bar area looks nice, I’ll try it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Guest of Honor enjoyed her birthday celebration and dinner. Took food home and finished celebrating the next day. Thank you for a great afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I was surprised at the portion of food you got there , it’s was over the top , great value for your buck, hot food and a great presentation , loved it, very clean also

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food!!! Only negative was extremely noisy room.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of my favorite places to dine in Los Angeles, it’s been remodeled and looks great. Good food, good service at reasonable prices.....

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome Awesome AweAwesomeA Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Sports
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had not been here for a while. Still good. Still generous portions. Like the remodeling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. I just the lighting had more mood to it, it's very bright in there. Turn the recessed lighting down and leave it to the wall sconces to do the job. It would feel more like a low light New Orleans Jazz bar vibe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Spicy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was excellent. Our server could have been more friendly. Also she rushed everything and she said it’s because she was helping out at the bar too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent, wonderful time

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food! Wonderful service! I truly loved this place and felt amazing afterwards!

Tags: Live Music, Live Sports, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value1

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service4
value1

 
·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!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

Birthday dinner

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing Food and Great Service!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service2
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Quality went downhill ever since it was renovated 😔

Tags: Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service5
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.