Bavel

4.8
2214 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2214 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sabrinehara
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in the first time we dined here (pre-COVID), the whole dining experience (except for being conversation-challenged) was outstanding - the food, the service! Would recommend it to anybody with discerning taste in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friendly staff, very knowledgeable somm, delectable food full of pleasant surprises. Will go back!

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KristinaT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty! This was our first time here and the drinks paired really well with the food. Cocktails were most memorable. We moved to the bar area after dinner. The lamb schwarma was just a melting goodness in our mouths. Wish we had come in a larger group so that we could sample more food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always!

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AlexandriaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The experience was great and the food was amazing! Very busy but I’m glad they have outdoor seating.

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vipGeorgeR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, all the way around. Food, service (staff grateful!) and ambiance were outstanding. A fairly loud restaurant, so be warned. However, highly recommended

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RabiahT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time celebrating, it was great to be out again:) Service overall was very attentive and the food was perfect.
See you again soon.

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JaclynM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balanced, nuanced cocktails and consistently amazing food. Easily one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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vipTalbee
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best at Bavel! Great service, delicious food and amazing atmosphere! The staff made our friends first visit and 50th birthday celebration too notch! Thank you!

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ErinD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. One of the best in LA.

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roses
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation 45 days ahead for a special meal with family. We were given marginal seating. The hostess was indifferent. Service people were wonderful. Great food but a struggle to hear across the table.

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, will be back for sure! Didnt love the lamb flatbread as much as everything else

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Shintani
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time. Great wine. Amazing food. Best service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - both food and service was impeccable!

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VladU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had this year. Great breads. Great service. Fun atmosphere

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SusanK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavel was amazing. I had a friend in town and we went to 5 restaurants and this was the best overall dining experience! The food and service was top notch. Dining on the patio was lovely. We were taking many pictures of each course because of the exceptional presentation. Highly recommend.

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JohnM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, tremendous service, wonderful ambiance.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Always inspiring.

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vipMonica
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. So so good. And beautiful & wonder staff.

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EricaM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVED everything we ordered. The Hummus Masbacha was delicious, the pita was so soft and perfect. The Grilled Prawns were incredible, the turmeric potato flatbread was out of this world, the Grilled Dorade was perfection! The cocktails were gorgeous yet delicious. Everything on the menu was cooked to perfection, I honestly cannot wait to go back. Our server Liam was so great, he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, he truly made our dining experience a great and memorable one.

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GabC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely one of my favorite restaurants in L.A., a great place to celebrate with friends and family if you're looking for something a bit more buttoned-up without being stodgy. It's a must-visit resto whenever my family is in town as we'd all like to live inside their pita bread and stuff our faces with the oyster mushrooms.

My fiancé and I went to celebrate both his birthday and our engagement after missing our anniversary reservation from last year due to COVID.

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Grace
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are always amazing. Still thinking about the tomato strawberry dish!

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Susan
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Would like some less $$ wine-by-the-glass options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in LA

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PerdueS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the aesthetic. Blair was fantastic! Our food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Hostess is so rude will not ever go back. She should pick a new career. You know who you are…..

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AlexandriaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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jag58
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Our server gave excellent recommendations and got the amount of food just right for our group. A+

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vipLauniK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another spectacular meal!!

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Aley
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. All of the dishes are beautiful, delicious and memorable. Can't wait to go back. Interesting playlist of music while we were there.

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Lavs
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, great for sharing and vegetarian friendly. Service was great as well, our server was super attentive and helpful!

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BlakeR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the single greatest dining experiences I’ve ever had. Period.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Great service- changes our utensils and cleaned the table throughout dinner, refilled water and asked us about drinks once we finished drinking. The food came out in a timely manner but one after the other around the same
Order of the items on the menu.
Food was amazing we had 4 people eating and ordered 7 appetizer and small plates and 2 large items and we were stuffed.

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vipFungabi
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. While I was hoping for a little more fanfare (20 is a pretty big deal, right?), we had a nice table, the food was amazing, the service impeccable, and most of all -- everyone was truly kind and welcoming. The front of house was nice, the waiters were great, and I would say that the service team was possibly one of best I've seen. Attentive and knowledgable and mostly just kind. You don't see that often, especially at a bustling, popular restaurant that doesn't really need us to visit to be successful. We'll be back.

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ChelitoV
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Love Bavel and so glad it is back! We always had an amazing experience pre-COVID. Customer service was very wonky, the waiter told us what will order (We dont eat meat) and the noise level in the restaurant was too loud that we couldn't even hear each other to discuss the dishes. We will go back but request the patio because the food is so delicious.

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vipEvelynH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This was a special occasion but they sat us at a table right next to the parking lot…

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vipGreatspot
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, Bavel is expensive if you do a full dining experience. However, this could be one of the very best places anywhere in LA! If I say too much, a hard reservation will be even more difficult! Don't miss this place!

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Betty
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Maybe because we were at patio table, it is quite noisy

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Yaiiii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun environment. Great service, good music, and great drinks

FAQs

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

Bavel is rated 4.8 stars by 2214 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.