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Interior - Bavel, Los Angeles, CA

Bavel

4.8
4.8
3113 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern

A Middle Eastern restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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2 people

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Booked 139 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 232-4966

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis

  • Catering

    Please email events@baveldtla.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@baveldtla.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Santa Fe

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

SPREADS

  • Hummus Masabacha$13.00

    creamy & chunky garbanzo bean purée, lemon, garlic, green zhoug, pita

    • Hummus Duck 'Nduja$14.00

      tahini, parsley, cilantro, sumac, pita

      • Baba Ghanoush$14.00

        tunisian eggplant salad, pine nuts, herbs, fried pita, kashmiri lemon salt

        • Farm Cheese$16.00

          fig za'atar, marjoram, olive oil, black sesame buckwheat toast

          • Pork & Lamb Rillette$22.00

            saffron mustard, pickles, black sesame buckwheat toast

            • Additional Bread$4.00

              blistered pita, fried pita, black sesame buckwheat loaf, or laffa

              Appetizers

              • Marinated Olives$9.00

                cinnamon, citrus, sheep's milk feta

                • Ocean Trout Crudo$25.00

                  pomegranate reduction, citrus, blueberry, urfa chili oil, sesame, sprouting cilantro

                  • Heirloom Lettuce Salad$16.00

                    green tahini vinaigrette, cilantro, black sesame, rose petals

                    • Cherry Tomato$18.00

                      gaviota strawberries, whipped feta, burnt harissa, sprouting cilantro

                      • Grilled Prawns$28.00

                        harissa marinade, cured zucchini & cucumber tzatziki, fresh herbs, lime

                        • Sprouting Cauliflower$18.00

                          hawaij spice, tahini amba, nigella, aleppo, lime, cilantro

                          • Oyster Mushroom Kebab$23.00

                            lovage & avocado purée, sumac, meyer lemon, cilantro

                            • Fried Quail$19.00

                              date & cardamom sauce, labneh, pickled celery, thai basil, green onion, rose petals

                              • Lamb Flatbread$22.00

                                spicy lamb & pork sausage, tomato, red onion, pine nuts, nigella seed, mint, sumac, sesame paste

                                • Malawach$21.00

                                  ancient grain crispy layered bread, grated tomato, dill crème fraîche, soft egg, strawberry zhoug

                                  ENTREES

                                  • Grilled Dorade$42.00

                                    smoked whole seed chermoula, cilantro, lime, turnips

                                    • Wagyu Oxtail Tagine$45.00

                                      cherry reduction, cinnamon, cardamom, coconut rice, soft herbs

                                      • Slow Roasted Lamb Neck Shawarma$46.00

                                        tahini, ajika, pickled vegetables, laffa

                                        • Whole Te Mana Rack of Lamb$75.00

                                          green amba spiced, yogurt, tomatoes, purple daikon, tarragon

                                          • 32 oz Grilled Westholme Wagyu Ribeye$160.00

                                            australian wagyu beef, fermented mushroom cream, marinated cucumbers, dill

                                            DESSERTS

                                            • Peach Cobbler$13.00

                                              sauteed peaches, almond cake, farm cheese ice cream, baharat spice dust

                                              • Strawberry Sumac & Sweet Cheese Pastry$13.00

                                                pistachio ice cream, sheep's milk ricotta, cured sumac

                                                • Ice Cream Terrine$14.00

                                                  cherry orange blossom sherbet, chamomile ice cream, black currant meringue.

                                                  • Spiced Caramel Ice Cream$13.00

                                                    cream, pour over Turkish coffee, chocolate & vanilla checkerboard cookie.

                                                    • Rose Clove Chocolate Donuts$14.00

                                                      bar au chocolat ganache, sherry diplomat cream

                                                      • Kirsch & Tahitian Vanilla Bean Custard$14.00

                                                        roasted huckleberries, coconut langues de chat

                                                        COCKTAILS

                                                        • Heka$14.00

                                                          Spritz! – white kina l'aero d'or, manzanilla sherry, dry prosecco, lemon oil, dried citrus

                                                          • Hani$16.00

                                                            Arak Colada – coconut, pineapple, lime, cardamom, nutmeg, arak, rhum blanc

                                                            • Tamar$15.00

                                                              Sour – tequila, fennel, reduced lager, lemon, mint, turmeric

                                                              • Rabi$16.00

                                                                Sour – mezcal, weichsel cherry, citrus, amaro, lemongrass

                                                                • Alma$16.00

                                                                  Boulevardier – bourbon, rye, nocino, bitter, mirto vermouth, candied black walnut

                                                                  • Tierra$17.00

                                                                    Martini – old tom gin or fruit & grain vodka, golden beet bianco vermouth

                                                                    • Nebuchadnezzar$17.00

                                                                      House Old Fashioned – lamb fat bourbon, blue plum brandy, smoked ice, grapefruit

                                                                      ON TAP

                                                                      • 1903 Lager, Half

                                                                        Craftsman Brewing / Pasadena, California

                                                                        • half$6.00
                                                                      • 1903 Lager, Full

                                                                        Craftsman Brewing / Pasadena, California

                                                                        • full$10.00
                                                                      • 'Hello LA' West Coast IPA, Half

                                                                        Highland Park Brewery / Downtown LA, California

                                                                        • half$6.00
                                                                      • 'Hello LA' West Coast IPA, Full

                                                                        Highland Park Brewery / Downtown LA, California

                                                                        • full$10.00
                                                                      • Boont Amber Ale, Half

                                                                        Anderson Valley Brewery / Boonville, California

                                                                        • half$6.00
                                                                      • Boont Amber Ale, Full

                                                                        Anderson Valley Brewery / Boonville, California

                                                                        • full$10.00
                                                                      • Saison Dupont, Half$7.00

                                                                        Brewery Dupont / Hainaut, Belgium

                                                                        • Saison Dupont, Full$12.00

                                                                          Brewery Dupont / Hainaut, Belgium

                                                                          BOTTLES

                                                                          • Agnus Dei Copper Ale$55.00

                                                                            Domaine de l'Ecu / Loire Valley, France 473ml

                                                                            • Hitachino Anbai "Salty Plum" Ale$16.00

                                                                              Kiuchi Brewery/ Tokyo, Japan 11.2oz

                                                                              WINE

                                                                              • The wine list at Bavel changes daily.

                                                                                It focuses primarily on producers from geographies that dot the Mediterranean coasts, while also showcasing kindred Californian wine . The wines range from classical and known to vanguard and emerging. We forgo wines that are solely commercial and strive for a balance that aptly supplies something for everyone, while remaining dedicated to enhancing your experience here as a whole. We would be happy to forward you today's wine list. Please send requests to info@baveldtla.com

                                                                                • Corkage

                                                                                  A $50 corkage fee applies per 750 ml or less (2 bottle limit). A $100 fee applies per bottle larger than 750 ml (1 bottle limit).

                                                                                  NON-ALCOHOLIC

                                                                                  • Soda$4.00

                                                                                    diet coke

                                                                                    • Soda$4.00

                                                                                      coke

                                                                                      • Soda$6.00

                                                                                        house ginger beer

                                                                                        • Soda$6.00

                                                                                          bavel ginger ale

                                                                                          • Bismark$6.00

                                                                                            classic lemonade with date syrup / flat or sparkling

                                                                                            • Saffron$6.00

                                                                                              pink lemonade with pomegranate & cinnamon / flat or sparkling

                                                                                              • Iced Tea$4.50

                                                                                                august uncommon. burnt apple & oolong

                                                                                                • Hot Tea$5.00

                                                                                                  august uncommon. metropolitan black or fig & chamomile herbal / jing. whole leaf peppermint

                                                                                                  • Coffee$5.00

                                                                                                    verve. regular or decaf drip

                                                                                                    • Espresso$4.50

                                                                                                      verve. single shot

                                                                                                      • Espresso$6.00

                                                                                                        verve. cappuccino or latte

                                                                                                        Last updated: May 27, 2022

                                                                                                        What 3,113 people are saying

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                                                                                                        4.8
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                                                                                                        • 4.9Food
                                                                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                        • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                          HVExpress

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined today

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great service, was seated on time for my date, waiter gave good food tips, food was delicious and looked amazing! The ambiance was perfect, but it can be very loud.

                                                                                                        2. EE

                                                                                                          ElenaE

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Food was amazing! The hummus was sensational as well as the farm cheese.

                                                                                                        3. h

                                                                                                          hungry

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We sent out four adult kids (plus a fiancé and a girlfriend) to celebrate our youngest daughter’s 24th birthday; my wife and I could not attend due to catching Covid. We were returning to the scene of the crime, as we also celebrated Carly’s graduation from USC last year at Bavel. Awesome!!!

                                                                                                        4. P

                                                                                                          Paul

                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          Amazing food!

                                                                                                        5. S

                                                                                                          Shintani

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                          Usually super great all around but service was just slow in general. 20 min waiting for the ressie seating. Didn’t get waters or waiter for 10 min. Didn’t get offered another round after initial ordering until i flagged someone down. A little rough for what’s usually superb. Will still always go back tho.

                                                                                                        6. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Everything was absolutely delicious. Our server was super sweet and attentive. We loved that they greeted us with a little Prosecco to get our date started. The tomato and mushroom dish was our top two favorites and the cocktails were yummy.

                                                                                                        7. AG

                                                                                                          AnnetteG

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food was beyond delicious. The place is gorgeous. A bit loud but we got used to it.

                                                                                                        8. MA

                                                                                                          MichelleA

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                          were more tables added? it felt so crammed as if you were maximizing every sq. inch of the place. lost a lot of the intimacy in dining when you are on top of another table.

                                                                                                        9. EM

                                                                                                          EddieMac

                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This is not a restaurant, it’s a mind bending culinary experience. Tastes, textures, flavors and service are simply worthy of awe and admiration. Everyone is still talking about the meal . . . Almost a week later.

                                                                                                        10. AB

                                                                                                          AndrewB

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Absolutely delicious! Anthony our server was the best, i have been here once before so i knew the menu but the guidance he gave crafted a really incredible experience. The sommelier on duty (I forget his name, earring and brown hair) was really fun too and gave us a unique dessert experience. The whole experience was truly perfect!

                                                                                                        11. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Food was great, and we loved the ambience. Service can use a little work! Seems like they were training though.

                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          One of our favorite spots in LA!

                                                                                                        13. A

                                                                                                          A123

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                          Average food and not a good service. We were very disappointed.

                                                                                                        14. j

                                                                                                          jamesy

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          music was a tad bit loud. food was really good! service as well

                                                                                                        15. NW

                                                                                                          NinaW

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food is outstanding and the experience was great. Very friendly staff, good atmosphere. Recommend!

                                                                                                        16. S

                                                                                                          Steph

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great food and great service!

                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Perfection!

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                                                                                                          Eatnice

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great food and ambiance, loved it!

                                                                                                        19. G

                                                                                                          Gabsriela

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Truly one of the best restaurants in LA! Amazing service, even better food. The deep fried pitas are a must. The baba ganoush, trout crudo, and mushrooms are some of the yummiest items, but you can’t go wrong!

                                                                                                        20. C

                                                                                                          Caldafron

                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          I have been to hundreds of Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants as well a to Greece and Turkey multiple times. Bavel was by far and away the most innovative of them all. We tasted 6 dishes and all were totally successful. I highly recommend the sea trout crudo, the roasted shrimp and fried quail. Alas, I cannot recall the name of the dessert, but it was a rolled baklava with apricot; an excellent way to end a dining experience. The wine list was mostly European and very eclectic. There were plenty of great options. How odd to be in an LA eatery and not be bombarded with an all Californian list. Bordeaux was also largely ignored.

                                                                                                        21. JW

                                                                                                          JohnW

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great service, lively crowd, delicious food

                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          One of the best meals I’ve had since moving to LA. The service, the food and the vibe were all outstanding! I highly recommend Bavel!

                                                                                                        23. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Good food, service and ambience!

                                                                                                        24. D

                                                                                                          Davis

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing cocktails and great setting. Babaghanoush (get a side of fried pita) and lamb pizza are a must. Also loved the lamb shawarma!

                                                                                                        25. D

                                                                                                          Drstrongman

                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Clementine was truly amazing. Our table had someone with food allergies and Clementine went out of her way to mark a menu for the items not to order. So personable and great service!

                                                                                                        26. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Brought sister in for first time visit. Everything was better than the last visit; I didn’t think that was possible. I’ll continue to tell and bring as many people to Bavel as I can!

                                                                                                        27. ST

                                                                                                          STSmith

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We always enjoy Bavel. Nice to see them back at work, crowded and doing the same great work for which they're known. We continue to return and always enjoy it.

                                                                                                        28. g

                                                                                                          grinko

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful and very helpful. The staff and guests all seemed to be genuinely having fun, enjoying the experience of preparing/ serving/ savoring the food, and enjoying each other and the overall vibrancy of the place. I would have returned again and again alas it was sadly my last night visiting LA.

                                                                                                        29. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Everything was amazing! 10/10!

                                                                                                        30. t

                                                                                                          talina

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                          Food is good, vibe is pretentious. Wait staff and management interrupted my groups conversation what felt like 100 times, and walked by and made eye contact every 30 seconds as our 90 minute sit down time was approaching. We were asked about dessert 10 minutes after the main course was placed on our table. Get in, then get out of their way, unless you order expensive bottles of wine, then stay as long as you please.

                                                                                                        31. VD

                                                                                                          VictorD

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing service, amazing food. Favorite restaurant in Los Ángeles. Thank you! O

                                                                                                        32. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Delicious food, great ambience and warm thoughtful service. Had such a lovely evening!

                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          This date was perfect. Music was a VIBE. Food was stellar. Rachel gave us the best drink recommendations. I was all about it. Thank you!

                                                                                                        34. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Fantastic - incredible food quality, service, and overall experience!

                                                                                                        35. R

                                                                                                          Ruth

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Amazing and delicious meal. Can't wait to return for another meal.

                                                                                                        36. A

                                                                                                          Alonzo

                                                                                                          St. Louis

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Atmosphere was great. They're very busy, so def make a reservation. I was seated at the very end of the bar near the service station for drinks. It's a weird spot because the bartender has to come around to talk to you. I only had the iced tea to drink, very unique flavor and relatively inexpensive compared to the other non-alcoholic beverage options. Shrimp are killer and a must order. Bursting with flavor. Oxtail missed the mark with me. A bit too sweet and was expecting the sauce to be more reduced and pack more flavor. Portion size was great. Coconut rice also was very bland. Would have enjoyed more as a pilaf style maybe with ghee, onion and herbs. Overall, a decent spot. It's LA, so hard to say I'd come back with so many decent restaurant options.

                                                                                                        37. BP

                                                                                                          BadPotatoes

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall2food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                          One of the staff knocked over our water with one of the plates and broke glass all around us. Glass wasn’t completely cleaned up and kind of disregarded. No apologies were made regarding the mishap as the the same guy who broke the water bottle at our table casually cleaned our table with a dirty rag and left more crumbs on there prior to him cleaning it. Also during the glass breaking mess, someone on their staff took one of our bags which was a gift from my sister. We had no idea where it went since we didn’t see anyone take it. When we asked our waiter about it, someone else brought it out and said it was kept in a safe place…the trash? I’m so confused on why no one told us they took it. Also host while twirling her thumbs as we walked out, no “thanks for coming” or smile on her face as we left the restaurant. Love the food but service has gone down significantly. We always come here to celebrate birthdays and love the food. You would think cause of the large price point the service would also be on par

                                                                                                        38. LK

                                                                                                          LKAK

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                          I thought the food was delicious. Our server was knowledgable and helped us choose great items for our widely diverse group of eaters. The only part of the service that was not great was the wine service. We brought an expensive bottle to enjoy for a birthday celebration and the sommelier never came back and poured again after she opened the wine. A corkage fee should come with some service. Also, decanting in a used magnum instead of a decanter? We've never seen that and don't think it's really appropriate.

                                                                                                        39. KP

                                                                                                          KatieP

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                          We had a wonderful experience overall. My only complaint would be that the music was too loud and we had trouble hearing one another. The food made up for that by far.

                                                                                                        40. AS

                                                                                                          ASant

                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Simply phenomenal, every single time

                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                        FAQs

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

                                                                                                        Bavel is rated 4.8 stars by 3113 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                        Google Map for Bavel

                                                                                                        500 Mateo St Los Angeles, CA 90013-2222

                                                                                                        Dining areas

                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                          Santa Fe

                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                          Downtown

                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                          Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                          Middle Eastern

                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                          Street parking also available

                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                          Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis

                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                          Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                          (213) 232-4966

                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                          Please email events@baveldtla.com for more information.

                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                          Please email events@baveldtla.com for more information.

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