The Bel Air

4.7
452 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We're the ultimate neighborhood restaurant, conveniently located between the Westside and the Valley. We are perfectly located for your business lunch, a special night out, or meeting friends for a suberb dinner. Formerly the Bel Air Bar+Grill, we're an old favorite with modern healthy choices, comfort food, and an inviting ambiance. We can also host your most important private events, seating up to 70 for a plated dinner, buffet, or just cocktails and appetizers.
We care about our planet so we do all we can to minimize our footprint. We sustainably source our food and products, and the building is Gold LEED certified.
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RB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, and enjoy dining whenever I can

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J
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, the new owners have not lived up to the old Bel Air. The food was cold and awful. The waitress was great. That was the only saving grace about it.

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BE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food
Loved the fact it was quiet and we could talk without shouting. That doesn’t happen anymore.

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j
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time eating at this establishment. I was attending a seminar at The Getty that evening and wanted a convenient place to eat good food - - this was perfect. We had a very early reservation, so the restaurant was quite, but the bar was filled with people. The food was very good. We loved the Tuna tartar Tacos, the Duck Salad, and the Brussels Sprouts. We didn't have time for dessert or to peruse the wine and cocktails, but we will definitely go back and spend more time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went out With my wife for a casual Saturday evening dinner. The location with my wife for a casual Saturday evening dinner. Service was very welcoming, The wines a bit pricey but very good. (Life is too short to drink bad wine)
We shared.a cauliflower appetizer which was properly cooked into a salad but had too many ingredients. It was neither Mexican nor Thai, nor Californian. A pitty as the execution and intentions were well noticeable. Subsequently my wife enjoyed the ravioli and I enjoyed the crabcakes. Both dishes were nice, properly cooked and prepared and tasty. Unfortunately there was not enough Space to enjoy dessert. All in all I can highly recommend this very nice restaurant, not too noisy and super nice service.

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g
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love the shrimp appetizer.
Bring back the brownie dessert with ice cream.

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L
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 6 with one woman with hearing aids and we were so happy that we didn't have to yell and she was good with the noise level. Not easy to find these days. The food was very good and everyone was happy with the evening. Not easy to please 6 women.

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M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a pear salad with blue cheese and sweet pecans and turkey bolognese! Both delicious!!

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CK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was nice, but the food was uneven. My wife’s pasta was hot, while my enchilada was mildly warm.

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t
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service.

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RF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu has improved and it has more interesting choices.

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service. Friendly staff. Lovely setting. Food is seriously overpriced.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service, good food, dessert excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood place. Nice. Good food. Perfect for after a visit to the Getty.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Casual dining spot, easy to make reservations. Our table was in the back as requested, but unfortunately there was a very loud table adjacent to us which made conversation difficult. Service was good; food was tasty.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a comfortable intimate setting.

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7
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this gem off the 405 an oasis in West L.A.; can't go wrong!

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, whether lunch or dinner, the food and service was fabulous.

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always.

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LI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For me, the general and table lighting is too low, especially for lunch. Sorry to see they took off the BLT from the menu. Tables are a little too close together in the back room for private conversations.

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ME
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Mike was absolutely fantastic. Always will return because of him!

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, quiet, easy, great service, and wonderful lotion just off the 405.

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7
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful food; not inexpensive. It was very quiet when we arrived for lunch; perhaps because it's a relatively new restaurant, but one that I believe will do quite well!

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S
Los Angeles
275 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Lovely restaurant seriously undermined by very LOUD music. Could not have a business
Discussion. Will not return!

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L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant & very accommodating wait staff!!

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for years and the food is exceptional. I also love that it's quiet and possible to have a conversation. It gets an earlier, local crowd, and it's easy to get a table later, which I appreciate.

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WB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent The Bel Air on a regular bases. It's very convenient.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food at this place is consistently good and the noise level is consistently low. Tables are set far apart and the service is attentive but not in your face. An excellent place to have a good meal and conversation.

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SM
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Love this restaurant except on our last lunch, our orders were delayed and the waiter/waitress never came back to re-pour our wine glasses so we had to reach across each other to do so (we ordered more than one bottle and it was a business lunch so this was awkward). We also did not receive one entrée ordered to go. Prior to this experience, it has been exemplary and we will be back, but this was a disappointing luncheon.

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S
Los Angeles
275 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great service. Best of all, very low background visit so we could visit without the nuisance of manager's choice of music - Rare indeed - and much appreciated!

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JL
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy the restaurant was open on LaborDay

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The salmon was, as usual, superb. The dessert was, as usual, superb. The wine was great. The waiter was great. The room is lovely. The ambiance is wonderful (not too noisy). The parking is convenient. The only thing was that the entree salads were under seasoned. That was unusual for this fine restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I had the grilled peach, beet and burrata salad for the first time ( I am a regular at the restaurant). It was almost tasteless. I was really surprised because I generally like the food there. I won’t order it again.

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CA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant setting and a perfect combination of ambiance, price, menu, decor, size and professional attention and friendliness! We love Chef Leo's cooking and presentations for either casual dining or special occasions. They even have a private room for parties or dinner meetings.

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M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend for most occasions from a casual lunch or dinner to a group occasion. Fantastic service and an excellent meal!

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LD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thank you, Marko, for attentive service!

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EO
Los Angeles
199 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. The food, the service, the ambiance. Try it once, and you'll come back often.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Super clean rest.!!! Great service and good food. Would def. go back again-

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l
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, one of my favorite restaurants.......and my wife's as well........whenever we're in the neighborhood, we try to drop in.

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BA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We appreciate that The Bel-Air uses very good ingredients in their meals and that special diets are honored.

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