Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Awesome flavors and food. Patio is nice
Food was excellent, gourmet middle eastern, so pricier but worth it. Wait staff and sommelier excellent. Restaurant was way too noisy to have decent conversation. It was a Thursday early evening, so can’t imagine noise level on a Saturday at 8 pm! Don’t recommend for anyone with hearing issues.
Sitting on the patio is fantastic. Duck Nduja Hummus, lamb neck schwarma, whole dorade and romanescu all really excellent.
We had a really good dining experience here, having dined on the patio. Indoors the noise wall was pretty crazy. Food prep and presentation were technically spot on. Very interesting menu. The server and the sommelier were likewise attentive. Only ding was the arrival of the courses felt a bit rushed.
It’s always such a pleasure to dine at Bavel. I’ve been several times since opening week and I love it more each visit. The duck hummus and the romanesconand he friend fried quail and the malawach and the prawns and the babaganoush... and the cocktails and the dessert. We did very well for ourselves and will be back soon.
We love Bavel! The food is spectacular! Lovely space. The only complaint we had on this our 3rd visit is our server seemed to be rushing us. We had an 845pm reservation and we felt pressured to order our next items. Other than that I would highly recommend!
Food is really good. Great space. A bit too loud. I enjoyed it but now worth a six week wait for reservations.
One of the most divine meals we’ve had in awhile and we are lucky to eat out quite a bit...we will for sure be back when we ar lucky enough to get a reservation....
Amazing food! We got there late and even though they ran out of all their entrees we were still able to have good food!
the food was too salty | the restaurant too loud | the space was cool in concept, poor in execution
Great food. Very loud!
One of the best meals I've had in a very long time! The pits + hummus was INCREDIBLE. We just got the regular one (as opposed to the duck) and it was the best I've ever had, including a trip to Israel. The Pita is insanely fluffy. Grilled Prawns were best item we had. And the butter lettuce salad, while simple, was a favorite of the meal. Left the meal full, but not like we had to roll ourselves out.
Best restaurant in LA!
Excellent food, healthy portions and very good service.
Incredible food. Amazing customer service. Nice ambiance. Loved it!!
Amazing. The tomatoes, prawns and blistered pita are unreal.
This was my second time in Bavel and it was almost better the second time. From delicious food to amazing staff, this restaurant has it all. Thanks for the great experience!
So amazing! The service was excellent!
I was excited to try Bavel, but it was just OK for me. Great ambiance and scene but the food I have had similar dishes outside the US which have been far more tasty and satisfying. The lamb flatbread which is popular had way too much sauce and NO lamb crumbles. The grilled pawns were spicy and kinda dry for being over cooked. The Dorade fish was tasty except i think the sauce should be on the inside of the fish and not on the skin. For dessert we had the rose donuts which could have been delicious if they didn’t have the sugar all over the outside. Good experience but Bestia by far is their better restaurant.
Very good food and service, but the decibel levels (music too loud) is outrageous! No chatting with friends here.
Great experience - will definitely be back! :)
Everything was perfect as always. We loved having Trent as our server. He made our entire experience even more memorable from his knowledge of menu, great recommendations, timing of courses and always coming back to fill our wine. Top notch.
Food and ambiance was decent. The servers were amazing. The only negative is the price. Expect to pay double for a dish here versus other restaurants in the area.
Bavel was fabulous overall. Food was great, service was great, vibe was great. Only issue was how loud it was with the diners volume mixed with the music at an energetic level creating a difficult situation to have a normal conversation. We did ask the manager if the music could be lowered and they did seem to comply. NIce touch!
Fun great food. Too noisy, no matter what one’s age. It does have an ambiance that is outdone by the noise level which is not vibrao..
Amazing experience with even more amazing food. I had a great time and we will definitely be back.
Everything was absolutely amazing! from the cocktails at the bar to each individual dish. My only thing was that we had to wait maybe 30-40 minutes for our table (we arrived maybe 20 minutes early to our reservation) and they were going to give us a table on the patio which we didnt want. So we asked to be seated inside and they said it would be another few minutes and they just ended up seating us at a high top in the bar section. It was right next to the open kitchen and fire so it was quite warm but other than that, everything was great.
Must: Foie Gras Halva, Scallop Crudo, Grilled Octopus, Oyster Mushroom Kebab, Grilled Lamb Saddle Chop, Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek Tangine
After making a reservation almost a month ago, it took them 45 minutes to seat us. They sat us at a 4 top on the patio that lacks atomsphere. The inside of the restaurant is vibrant, filled with live plants hanging from the ceiling. The energy is infectious, I felt like I ordered my food to go. The food was excellent, and the wine was incredible. Luckily I have a bit of wine knowledge because the somm spent no time at our table. Usually if I'm going to buy a bottle of wine that costs $100+ I want to learn something about it. A rushed description of the favor profile is not what I'm looking for. Just didn't seem acceptable to me. Also, he brought it to me open and decanted. I don't mind if you decant my wine, but do me the courtesy of presenting me the bottle and opening it in front of me. I would go back, for sure. The food is incredible. I'd prefer to sit inside next time. The experience will be just that much better.
Amazing food coupled with great service make this a must try restaurant.
Everything was soo good we tried various appetizers with was fun to share Chef Johnny did a great job
Really cool vibe here, both the patio and the interior are beautiful. Food, cocktails, and service were all outstanding!!
Our table sucked. But everything else was great. The host was nice and friendly, we got seated as soon as our majority party (2/3) was there. The waitress was doooooope, she great recommendations that we tried and she was very nice and quick to get our orders in. The food itself was deliciously prepared and gorgeously plated. Hopefully next time we can get a table with good ambience as well.
Food was great, service was amazing. Could not ask for more.
Service is top-notch. Wish bar area was first come first serve. Overall great place.
We had an unbelievable dinner only down side was the wait.
The food here was great. Our server and the sommelier were both really helpful. Great experience.
Bavel received Jonathan Gold's last review (a well deserved rave), so I knew I would visit. I wish I had come sooner. It seemed like a good place to eat before the opening night concert of the LA Phil, because they start dinner service early. Gold's review starts with a disquisition on hummus, so that was where we started, and it was the best hummus I've ever eaten. It's paired with pita clouds, fresh from the oven and pumping out yeasty steam as they're put on the table. We followed that with another ethereal, if less rustic, dish, a scallop crudo. The scallops themselves were briny and super fresh, and the sauce a delicious foil. Roasted cauliflower was perfectly cooked al dente, sprinkled with pistachios, and accompanied by a green chile sauce and serrano creme fraiche. A sampling of eastern Mediterranean style cured meats and sausages followed, similar to a charcuterie plate, but with different and very tasty seasoning for the meats. We finished with the lamb sausage flatbread, which featured fresh mint leaves among other flavors, and was extraordinary. Service was attentive and helpful in choosing compatible dishes. We will return, soon.
Great LA hot spot! Fantastic food, ambience and service.
Love this place. I will definitely go again. Great food and service.