Bavel

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was fantastic as always. it's one of my favorite place for dinner.

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viphaloosa
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is great. Awareness of social distancing measures not so much. In fact I believewe ate there the last night that it was possible. I loved the soft cheese appetizer with roe, but $22 for super fancy yogurt-like stuff seems dubious. Radichio and endive is a very nice salad. The lamb chops we're tasty and tender. We got two desserts, the donuts and the bonbon. I loved them both, but my husband did not. The donuts had a rose flavored cream with them. I must remember to not get the Marius because the apricot is almost unnoticeable.
I truly hope that Bavel reopens soon. Their flavors are so vivid and unique.

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TeriW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Flavors and quality are on point. Service was excellent. I'd go back just for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Bavel is fine. Nothing to write home about imo. Ambience reminded me of a sports bar rather than a pricey restaurant. Our server had too many tables to look after so the service wasn’t great because of that. It’s yet another expensive LA restaurant which is ok.

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JoshuaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food, knowledgeable staff guided us through our menu options as my girlfriend is vegan. 10/10 would recommend.

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TanishaT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly knowledgeable staff. I will be coming again.

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vipSusieQ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. So creative and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My birthday

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vipccEats
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my boyfriend’s bday, did not disappoint per usual. We got the 40oz tomahawk ribeye special, which was absolutely phenomenal. We will be back.

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CristaR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with some family that was in town and it was truly fantastic. The quality of the food, the flavors, all cooked to perfection. We all were impressed and it felt more like an event considering how much we all enjoyed it. The service and the ambiance was stellar as well. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to wow their company with.

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Londonbadge
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really good, but the noise level was unbearable. You literally have to scream to be heard. I had to lip read what my friends were saying. I left with a headache from the level of noise.

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vipDeyraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

This was our second time visiting Bavel. We will not be returning due to the fact that they have adopted a 4% surcharge for coverage of health insurance for their employees. We feel that this a VERY SHAMEFUL act of all restaurants that put this onto their patrons instead of digging into their own pockets to cover this expense. If a company values their employees for their hard work they will cover this expense on their own. As a small business owner, I would never think of putting the cost of health insurance onto my customers. If you value your employees this should be a cost the company covers - NOT PATRONS!

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pddn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience! Food is A M A Z I N G. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In a word, pleasant

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GloriaB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was impeccable, and I look forward to going back.

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Mmaceo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavel was incredible! The service was outstanding. Our waiter took the time to get to know us, even taking extra precaution with my fish allergy. The food was delicious and well portioned. It is rather loud but it brings an energetic feel.

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vipmichael
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

the food was OK and overpriced and the room was so loud that we could not hear the people we came with. We asked that the heat lamp be lowered and they said they would and never did. the noise was worse in the main dinning room. i would pass next time

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OrnellaA
1 review