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Bavel

4.8
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1749 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Middle Eastern
A Middle Eastern restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1749 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdavidk
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. They have their covid set-up figured out, and it hasn't effected the quality of anything. Their menu makes your mouth water, the food is delicious, the service is perfect. I try to get at least 2 reservations a month!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was the second time I visited this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. The dishes are ridiculously good. I’ve had most of the menu and I can honestly say I have not had one bad thing. Choose away and enjoy! The apps are where’s its at. Please just visit this place

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vipGwenB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ... great restaurant

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PatriceK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, food, and
Service. Took great precautions to ensure safety. Definitely, will be back.

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vipAnnaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time venturing out to dine-in since Covid restrictions have been in place. The sanitation protocols were top-notch, our server was lovely and warm, the food was absolutely on-point. So so good (we’ve been here before and both thought it was the best it’s ever been so huge kudos to the chef and kitchen staff). I will return soon!!

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CantGetEnough
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very grateful that Bavel has kept it's doors open through the pandemic. They have taken many precautions to keep diners safe and still able to enjoy dining out. Though the menu is limited, the food is still as excellent as always. Highly recommend the Peach Cobbler for dessert and Zivah cocktail.

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CarolineE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in LA! Outstanding food and impeccable service. The baba ghanoush, prawns and lamb were to die for. Finished off the meal with a delicious peach cobbler. 10/10 experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff operates with perfection on all levels. Server . Food runner . Bartender. Sommelier

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is an amazing! Five stars ⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I will never eat here again. Very rude staff. Snooty stuffy experience. Was like this Pre covid and same now post. Some things never change I guess

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JLEE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining during pandemic, the staff did a great job making us feel welcomed and normal despite the masks and face shields. We did our best to keep our mask on when they were around, food was great as usual and cant wait to dine inside once things are safe again!

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SamanthaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is incredible, it's one of my favorite restaurants. The service was really wonderful and I felt like they had good safety precautions for COVID. We sat outside and it was a nice experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as it always is. They did an amazing job of being attentive while still giving us our space with the service. Wearing masks and face shields is uncomfortable and strange, but it still felt like we could interact with the staff. A great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional. One of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles.

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vipMicahelF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We've been patronizing Bavel since opening day. We love it and have taken a number of friends with us. The food seemed uninspired and almost an after thought. Though good, it was night and day compared to all our prior visits.

The wine list was composed of entirely, and I mean 100% foot washers.

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roderickjr
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant in all of LA. Food is consistently delicious every visit!

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vipElleninMonrovia
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER disappoints! My mouth brain and tummy are so happy!

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KevinP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe outdoor patio and as always was absolutely fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience overall, would just recommend a couple more heat lamps outside!

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was amazing. Service and servers amazing as well. Very friendly and well informed amd helpful. And once again the food was out of this world. Cant say that enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation to celebrate my husband’s birthday, our first time dining out during the pandemic. I must say, it was much a more comfortable experience than we could have expected, albeit a bit surreal. The staff is taking extraordinary precautions and decked out in full PPE- face masks, face shields, gloves - while providing excellent and attentive (not intrusive) service. Having dined here in the “before” times, we found it delightful to have so much space to ourselves, both at our four-top table where we were able to comfortably dine side by side, and in our immediate vicinity, where we could hear each other rather than the conversation of the next closest table. The extended patio space is beautiful and accommodating, and Bavel’s food continues to impress. We enjoyed at least two dishes from every section of the menu and absolutely everything hit the mark. Everything. And I can’t say it enough, the staff are true professionals and doing an excellent job in what has to be less than ideal working conditions, sacrificing their comfort for ours. Our server informed us that Bavel was able to rehire about 50% of their staff, and I am happy to support this local, independent restaurant and all of their hardworking employees during this time. And you should too.

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dennisc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service was excellent. Food was amazing.

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mylesm
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only thing id suggest is putting some portable heaters by the uncovered tables outside especially near the street and walk way

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vipDivDoug
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety first; great food as expected; incredibly attentive service. Pandemic, what Pandemic? Brilliant night of fine dining.

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JanetH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and ambience at Bavel. Everything was so perfectly flavorful and yummy. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not much to say!!! Was not the same as it use to be ☹️

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice evening at Bavel. Food and service were excellent, had a quiet table adjacent to the parking lot, all very enjoyable. Will be back soon.

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vipDrPSLee
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, meal and experience. Great cocktails.

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vipDeborahM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrating my promotion

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

One and done

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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vipCatherineR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing!

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Krys
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavel is always excellent. I was a regular before the pandemic and it's the first sit-down restaurant I have been to since restaurants closed in March. It was as delicious and worthy as ever. They are abiding by all the new regulations and making sure patrons are too, while providing a top-notch experience, great vibes, and stellar service. Highly recommend, pandemic or no.

Pro tip: Please remember that right now it's outdoor dining only, so bring a warm layer just in case!

Food Order: Everything is amazing. Slight changes happen seasonally (tomato and whipped feta > beets/any substitute) but the quality is always high. Shawarma is a must if it's your first time. Oyster mushrooms are a unique delicious treat and prawns are a spicy delight. Can't go wrong with any bread appetizer. Honestly, the whole menu is fantastic, you won't be disappointed with any item.

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Kel18318
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavel is absolutely delicious! The food is unique, beautifully plated and high quality. The service is outstanding. The wine list is also superb. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always!

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vipMalkaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it but Bestia is better.

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HerterLouS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food and drinks were very good, as well as the service. The menu is shortened and doesn’t have the “staples” of the typical great Bavel experience. We came especially for the Duck Hummus and Lamb Shawarma, only to find out that they weren’t offering it. Other than that, can’t wait for things to get back to normal so they can have the full menu again.

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beliveme
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, Love the place, love everything there!

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LADiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We keep coming back for the lamb neck shawarma. The food and cocktails are worth the wait.

Bavel loses a star with me due to their reservation/seating set-up. We have been a few times, and each time we make a reservation far in advance, requesting standard seating. You have the option of selecting standard or patio at time of booking. Despite making a reservation, at arrival we are shown to the bar area for our dinner seating. The bar area is predominantly directed towards guests who show up without a reservation, or who are having drinks waiting for their table. I understand seating is not guaranteed, but I wish more care was taken into account when you're making a reservation so far in advance.

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vipralph
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

FAQs

Bavel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 232-4966.

Bavel is rated 4.8 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

Bavel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://baveldtla.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.