Bavel

4.8
1967 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
A Middle Eastern restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

Support Bavel during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1967 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bavel several times and it continues to get better. I have always been impressed with their knowledgeable servers and creative menu. The oyster mushroom kabob is amongst one of my all time favorite dishes ever. The dorado was exquisite, and so was our chocolate donut dessert. Just amazing! Can’t wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic professional service from Carina S, our server for the day. The trout crudo was the mvp of the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and drink were all A++!!!! Blown away by the energetic and gorgeous environment. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it!
Food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable. I liked sitting outside because you couldn’t hear the music. They were playing like Drake and stuff. I love drake but not when I’m spending $300 on dinner lol! Let me eat in peace
Anyway it’s pricey but it’s totally worth it you can tell the quality with every bite
- shrimp
- duck hummus
- lamb neck shawarma

Are must haves!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night

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HODLLTC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! 3rd time dining here and it never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in LA

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Teresam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was sublime perfection! The wine paired perfectly with exquisite, delicious food. Service was perfect. Absolutely worth going!

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LeslieH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in a LONG time. Perfectly cooked lamb neck, outstanding hummus, not a thing was left on the table. The desserts are also outstanding and the best part is that our kids devoured everything as well. I just pre-ordered the cookbook. Can't wait to try and re-create these amazing dishes at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good

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NickD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding! I can't wait to go back.

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clark22
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Everything on the menu is A+

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over hyped. If this is one of LA’s best restaurants, I’m sorry. By all
means not bad, rather it was just fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my boyfriend’s birthday had a perfect dinner at bavel!

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zoezureh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely restaurant! One of my favs 💖

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ErinD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. Everything about it is great....

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CodyG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service! Never disappointed at Bavel

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think Bavel is the best restaurant I have ever dined at. Delicious food, positive vibe, great service, fun location, great service. Book far in advance! I’m not the only one who shares this sentiment,

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RicardoM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always the food and over all experience was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing!!! Get the mushroom, get the prawns and get the crudoooo

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LianneS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was amazing. Got the malawach for the first time and it definitely wasn’t the last. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to experience dining.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so on point. So great to see this magical place back open and clearly crushing it!

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Danielamoviedo
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new COVID adjustments so the restaurant have this great vibe and excellent service!

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vipnrdb11
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my family here. What an exceptional experience. Every dish was delicious. Could not recommend more.

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LuisA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of its kind, i like all the dishes we ordered especially the lamb neck.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

the hostess obviously didn't read our special request to have our two parties (that was split which was fine) be seated by adjacent tables. she was very rude and her tone was condescending as she cut me off before i could make our request in person. just sad that her attitude seemed to come off from that our family was asian - she didn't seem to have issues with any other families! i don't know why she was so insistent upon this, as we were there early and there were plenty of empty seats available that were adjacent to each other.

the manager was nice and made our accommodations, but seemed to get told off by this hostess after he came back and sat us. yikes! you would think at what's considered a "fine dining" restaurant you would have good service, or at least a manager who would be able to correct the mistakes of their ill-trained staff, but that wasn't the case. the hostess was very toxic! to clarify it's the latina hostess with straight hair, not the curly haired hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and dining experience was very pleasant.

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vipAlisonG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, gorgeous atmosphere, service was good, but not as strong as it could be given the high price of the meal.

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NancyF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far exceeded my expectations. With the 1.5 hour drive. Loved the atmosphere, the vibe. Loved the open seating snd watching them cook. Jams were dope, just a bit loud. Server was very experienced and knew exactly what to suggest on the menu. I liked that he didn’t try to oversell us. Everything we ate was yummy. Lamb was incredible. Excited to finally try it, and more excited after we left. It was for my husbands bday. So it was perfect all around. We stayed 2 hours and couldn’t ask for a better experience.

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vipCarlyG
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate post-vaccination with friends. Lovely, safe, socially distanced space. Great looking setting filled w happy people, thrilled to be out! Great drinks ( try the Emily and and Chana) and delicious spreads and appetizers. Hard to pick favs, but I will: try baba ganoush, cauliflower, spicy prawns.

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vipJros
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bavel did a really nice job of social distancing and setting up outdoor dining spaces. The service was good and the food was outstanding. Will be back again soon.

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SueF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very flavorful - every single thing we ordered. The waitstaff was very considerate of my son's allergies and checked with the kitchen to let us know what items to avoid on the menu so he could choose from the "safe" items. They didn't appear put out by all the allergies and were so helpful! We can't wait to come back!

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vipDorie
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sad to see the tomatoes were not on the menu but the carrot dish we chose to replace it was wonderful. Mushrooms and prawns were the highlight of our starters with the steak as the main course, also fantastic.

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M99V
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hope to get the main terrace next time.

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vipJennieeeS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had all year! Every dish was soooo delcious and the staff was so kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Disappointed that one of my favorites (chicken tagine) was not on the menu. Hope they bring it back soon!

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marinau
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the dinner and the ambience are absolute perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was OUTSTANDING

FAQs

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

Bavel is rated 4.8 stars by 1967 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.