The duck hummus and ribeye were absolutely fantastic.
The place was packed and very noisy, so not ideal if you're going for a quiet meal. The food was very good and the portions were surprisingly large. Our server wasn't very attentive and it was hard to get good service because it was so busy.
Service was fantastic and food was great! But the wait was longer than expected (even with a reservation) and there weren’t many vegetarian options as entrees. The experience was good overall, but did not live up to the hype.
The food is incredible, the service smart, efficient, friendly but not overly so, and the ambiance is crowded and lively.
love it so much. The food was so delicious. The food is for 2 people to share.
Everything was fantastic. The food was delicious and so unusual.
All the apps were delicious as was the Pork.
The licorice dessert was incredible (if you like black licorice)
The inside is definitely much nicer than the patio, which is super casual.
Absolutely fabulous meal. Our server Brittany helped select our choices and was dead on with her recommendations. We would recommend Bavel as a great place for any special occasion. We will be back for sure.
Phenomenal every time. The mushrooms are amazing. The cauliflower was bomb. I probaby wouldn't go with the beef cheek again, but nonetheless good. The service was outstanding. Thomas knew his wines.
Great food, ambience and service to match it. Been a handful of times and keep on coming back
Fantastic food and service! Duck hummus and chicken patè are a must have. Prawns are extremely spicy! The lamb neck shawarma was delicious.
Amazing food and service. My favorite restaurant in LA. The only minor complaint is sometimes it is just too loud. That is just a sign of how much people want to eat there and enjoy themselves while there.
Brittany was a great server and made some awesome recommendations. Additionally, she didn’t let us over order...
Had the duck hummus (good but very rich), chicken liver pate (great and loved the bread that came with it), the mushroom kabob (good char but would have been great if it wasn’t over salted), the lamb neck shwarma (great!!!) and apple cake dessert (was just okay).
Also had 4 different cocktails between the two of us and they were all good. Would highly recommend!!!
super cool place, the food is amazing
Bachelor Party. Our server was great! Super cool dude who was personable and treated us like his own friends. We also appreciate your sommelier accommodating our bottles of wine. The food is incredible, we love the atmosphere as a whole and, last but not least, the late-night rap playlist! Thanks for doing what you do, keep up the exceptional work!
The food was amazing. Our server recommended four plates for two people, but we were stuffed after three and you’ll definitely want room for dessert. Do not pass up the hummus or shawarma. The dessert of a strawberry sweet cheese tart was the perfect ending to an amazing meal!
Amazing food and experience. We came here to thank our good friend for officiating our wedding and it did not disappoint. Bavel was easily one of the best meals I’ve had in LA and maybe my life. Brittany was an awesome server. She guided us through our meal with incredible recommendations. We will be back once a year when we want to spoil ourselves
Blair was our waiter and he did a fantastic job. His recommendations were perfect. The food is off the charts fantastic. The floor manager, Theodore was also very kind when he stopped by our table. Go here so good.
Superb!!! The food exceeded everyone’s expectations!!!
Amazing as always! I absolutely love this place and frequent every month. Everything from the service to the sommelier, Julie is just wonderful. Can’t wait to go back (next month)!
Each dish was extremely flavorful, and that house made pita was phenomenal! All portions very generous, would recommend large groups so can try more dishes on the menu. Great wine recommendations
The cous cous was the lightest I've ever had. The chicken liver pate was beautifully presented and great tasting. The breads were all wonderful as well.
Everything was fabulous as usual. I’d have to say server was less friendly than usual servers are there.
The best lamb and duck I have ever had. The servers and staff were so nice and attenttive. We were seated too close to another big table, but other than that, the night was perfect.
One of the best meals to be had in LA. Every bite was delicious. Staff was both super professional and unpretentious. A bit noisy and sceney, but it deserves the attention and to be packed on a Wednesday!
Great vibe and very innovative food.
It's my 3rd trip to Bavel. I recommend the chicken liver pate and the duck nduja hummus to start.
Marinated olives and the Endive and date salad. the Dorade and the lamb chops for the entree.
They plate for the table, everything is to share.
Great servers, no rushing, I try to go early before it gets 'too' loud.
This is a great place for dinner. Relaxed, great service, really good and interesting choices on the menu and a friendly valet. I've already alerted my friends and we'll definitely be back also. Enjoyed it very much!
Great food and servers are well versed in menu. The Noise level is over the top inside; I once ate in the 'outdoor' area without winter covering and the sound/noise was acceptable. January 2020 dinner inside: very hard to hear at times.
Fun, great food. A bit loud and somewhat expensive but very nice.
Delicious food, great atmosphere and the service is great! Quite pricey, so expect to pay a lot -- definitely worth it though! Great Birthday dinner.
Excellent food. The slow roasted lamb neck was especially delicious. Expensive and noisy.
Impossible to talk. I would never go with the intention of talking to anyone
Absolutely wonderful food. Innovative ingredients with a middle eastern feel. A treat!
The restaurant was beautiful and the staff was on top of every detail, from folding my napkin every time i stepped out to having our car ready to go before we even exited the restaurant. Very impressive.
Great food priced on higher side. Restaurant is too noisy almost cafeteria like. Definitely not a place for intimate dinner.
the food was excellent. The beef Sharma was outstanding. The Cauliflower was also excellent. The apple cake was good, but not up to the rest of the meal. The only thing bad about the place was the noise level was over the top. It was hard to hold a conversation.
Walked into an incredibly loud restaurant. Our waiter told us that we were “at the time of the evening when we start running out of things.” We felt that, based on this, he weirdly tried to pressure us to order certain dishes. “I’d really like to see you guys finish with the lamb chops.” What does that even mean?
Dishes we got were good. But the beef cheek tagine was too expensive for the very paltry portion. Wine pours were very stingy. And forget about dessert - there was basically nothing left by the time we got to that point in the meal.
Basically, while the food was good, it felt like we were getting whatever was left from the course of the evening. At this point shouldn’t you be able to plan appropriately for your number of nightly guests? Didn’t see a single warning on the menu that certain dishes are limited.
Definitely did not live up to the hype.
Love it here. The energy is great, food delicious, a bit pricey. But will definitely go back, something compelling about it. Don't miss the spreads and various breads to start, and the licorice dessert was off the charts.