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Bavel

4.8
62 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Middle Eastern
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A Middle Eastern restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Tuesday -Thursday & Sunday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am;
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Phone number
(213) 232-4966
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Fe
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Street parking also available
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Amazing food and ambiance!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food ++++++

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing!!!! No words for this delicious food. Intend to go back again and again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food with great use of spice. Great service. 10 our of 10 would dine again

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

D e l is h❗️

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Perfect date night. Food was wonderful! Enjoyed every last bite and can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Bavel definitely lived up to the hype. The restaurant is bright an airy, and they have a great bar and patio. The service was IMPECCABLE. I was so impressed with our server's knowledge of the dishes and preparation, and everyone from the bus boy, to the food runner, to the seemingly endless number of sommeliers running around was helpful and informative. We started with cocktails and then switched to wine by the glass. They offered us tastes before deciding on which one to order. We had the babaghanoush with fried pita ( a must!), the hummus with duck sausage (my meat eating friends loved it), the chicken (ditto), purple bibb lettuce salad (you can really taste the rose in the buttermilk dressing!), the Okra (3 out of 4 loved this), and the whole roasted Dorade, which was amazing. I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We go to a lot of new restaurants, and honestly this was one of the best and most original meals I’ve had in a long time. Nothing we ate was bad or even average, everything was exceptional! Service was impeccable, could not have asked for a better experience!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The restaurant is really hip and fun. The food is delicious and the drinks are good. Over all had a wonderful time

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Incredible. When the starters, breads and appetizers are as good if not better than the entrees (and the entrees are delicious), then you know this place is special. Chef Ori has done it again!

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Here's the thing. Nothing was bad. But, really, nothing was great. It's a hummus restaurant with $40+ entrees. I can get the same itch scratched at Oren's for a few bucks. Which makes no sense to me. I love Middle Eastern food, but I just cannot get behind the hype everyone keeps throwing at this place since its opening. Maybe these Angelinos have never had Middle Eastern or Israeli food before and Bavel is just blowing their minds.?

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It’s best bro.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Bestia is a hard act to follow, but Bavel did it. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We’ll come back as soon as we can.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food is uniformly delicious and well-prepared, remarkable for a restaurant that just opened. Portions are larger than expected - don't over-order, save room for dessert! Service is also well above the L.A. norm. Interesting (if pricey) wine list. Get there soon because once the reviews come out this will be an impossible reservation.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent! Every dish was amazing. Beautiful space.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Amazing food and highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Amazing all around. Chef Ori should be proud of his new baby!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Absolutely fantastic restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant !! Good, service , ambiance, 10/10

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Phenomenal food and service! Loved everything we ordered and the Som and our waitress were terrific. A memorable experience with incredibly special food.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The best dinner I’ve had in L.A in the past few years. Love it even more than Bestia.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Truly exceptional! Staff is welcoming and the restaurant is inviting and warm. The cocktails are creative and well crafted. The wine list is unique and the sommelier is very well informed and helpful. The food is beyond delicious. The flavors are vibrant and robust. Loved all the breads, spreads and small plates. The lamb and whole fish also make excellent entrees. Really look forward to returning .

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wish I did not have to leave message for reservation. Our desert was a bit too sweet.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Amazing dinner. The best middle eastern cuisine I have had in ages.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Best service ever. Probably because it just opened and it was pretty early in the evening, hopefully it stays great. Food was incredible (duck hummus especially) and so were he drinks (mezcal cocktail was amazing).

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I'm usually not the type to leave a review, but I was pretty underwhelmed with Ori's new restaurant. I've been coming to his other restaurant Bestia for years as it's one of my favorites in LA, but somehow my first time here didn't leave the same impression.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

There’s no place to get a drink at the bar and you’ll be spoken to harshly if you try to use the bar, as, well, a bar. To quote one bartender: “What are you doing???” Our server didn’t let us order what we wanted, and pressured us into getting items we were less excited about. When one of those items we didn’t really want was too undercooked for our tastes, the chef refused to help us out by cooking it more. But they did let us pay for another item instead — and the sever let me actually chose something for myself that time. How hospitable! In all it was a very stressful and disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great service
Excellent food

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent food and service! Wine sommelier also wonderful! Right up there with shaya in Nola! Fantastic

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Awesome food

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing food in a great space. We loved the open kitchen and all the great dishes that were served. Also had a very friendly service with great wine recommendations. The only real thing to be critical about was the loud and not really fitting music (loud punkish guitar music). Also great for groups with veggie diets, as all of the meatless dishes were top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food and cocktails were outstanding. The restaurant is beautiful. Honestly the best food I've eaten in LA to date.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food. Amazing service. I just made a reservation to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Bavel is a truly a fantastic experience. The space is beautiful. Every dish was incredible - roasted cauliflower, grilled octopus, confit turmeric chicken, cucumber artichoke salad. Cocktails were delicious. Everything was phenomenal. Service was superb. We loved our server. Can’t say enough good things. Couldn’t be happier!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Food’s really good, presentation of the smaller plates left me wanting more when it came time for the entree - bit of a disconnect here on the culinary end imo. Super attentive server, would cut half the support staff as almost every 30 seconds we had a busser at our table refilling our last sip of water or asking if we could clear plates- service a bit invasive here and detracts from the casual relaxed vibe the dining room could carry, but I’d rather have invasive service than inattentive service, but I’d better the balance here

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great looking restaurant with delicious food! The dishes are the best versions of some familiar
favorites like hummus and baba ghanoush as well as more unusual dishes . The breads are wonderful and should not be missed. I was sorry that with only two people, we could not try more than a half dozen dishes and dessert as most of the menu sounded great. I am looking
forward to returning soon to try more of the menu.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Service horrible.

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