Food was amazing
It was full and noisy. Portions are always small.
I ordered the BLT and the toast was burnt. Didn't complain because we were friends conversing but how hard can it be to toast bread moderately? Otherwise a lovely place.
The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had a wonderful meal and the ambience was warm and cozy.
A great restaurant to meet at when you are going back over the hill... Just off the freeway near Sunset.
The service was great. A fantastic-neighborhood Saturday night go to. The salmon is off the charts DELISH .
Another favorite restaurant.....both for the food and the ambiance......plus the staff is also great......
A pleasant and unique ‘neighborhood’ restaurant. Always enjoy ourselves at The Bel Air, even for a quick bite. Thanks!
We were looking for a nice, cozy, delicious restaurant near the Getty Center to have dinner before taking our friends to the airport. The Getty Restaurant was closed on Tuesday and this was the perfect spot and very close to the Getty. After a full day at the museum, this was a great respite.
Restaurant has potential but needs work. Had 7:15 reservation on Saturday night and were seated. Ordered at 7:45. Waiter came back to tell us they were "out of seabass" (1 of 2 fish on menu). Bel Air charges a $30 corkage fee even if you order another bottle of wine which we did. VERY FEW restaurants do this. 99% waive corkage if you order another bottle of good wine.
Easier to go to restaurants with enough menu items early on Saturday and that waive corkage if patron buys another bottle of wine.
Fabulous service, great food - very pricey
This is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is always outstanding! Everything I have had here has been really exemplary. The service is very good--everyone is friendly and welcoming. The Bel-Air is particularly great for meeting friends and having conversations--you can actually hear each other. Also, it is well located, right off the 405 Freeway with easy access to the San Fernando Valley and the West side. I love the food, the ambiance, and the service, and highly recommend the Bel-Air.
The pretzel bread rolls are amazingly good, and served warm. We thought the appetizers were fabulous (had the lobster bisque and the golden beet and arugula salad with its generous portions of brie). But we didn't rate the food as excellent overall, because the entrees didn't live up to expectations after the starters! The short rib, while tender, was barely seasoned at all, and the seabass was pretty bland despite its attractive presentation. We did not try dessert. Next time I go, I WILL order that golden beet salad. Don't disappoint me by cutting back on the brie! This is a very lovely room in which to dine, it's just that the entrees don't seem as tasty as they could be.
Impeccable in every respect: food, service, ambiance. Susan Lord does a great job.
Service and food was good. It was Saturday night but no customers. Surprising
We've been going to this jewel of a restaurant for almost a year now. Can't say enough about every level of quality a restaurant should possess. World class! And considering it's LA, that is saying something.
We celebrated a birthday here (party of 8) after visiting the Getty. The food and location were great. The service was a bit disorganized and I am not sure if the server was new or they were short handed but we had to keep tracking her down. Other than that, it seemed like a local gem.
Difficult parking situation, but due to valet, worth the effort! Food was all fresh ingredients and top quality, served in an appetizing manner. Delicious. Server was attentive and friendly and responded to special requests. Good meeting place for client meetings.
A great place for a quiet leasurly meal. Limited but varied menu with each item carefully prepared. Attentive service and convenient valet parking make for a pleasant experience. Our pastas were superb and dessert choices were too good to skip.
Great as always! I have had business lunches, special occasions and family dinner here and all were enjoyable....
Every time I dine here I love the experience. Great staff. Innovative offerings that pleases and never disappoints. I have also used their private room for a biz event. Overall it has been a wonderful experience.
Have been many times,never dissapointed ! Food and Service superb. This time had
the BLTA sandwich and the pear and Gorgonzola salad. Still thinking about it today.
great for business, friends etc. Wish I lived closer it would be my weekly GO To for sure.
Good food, nice service but was quite expensive for what it was. Parking was expensive and is a negative factor.
Food always outstanding. Just a great spot.
I had the turkey burger which was delicious, but the lunch menu is pricey. Enjoyed the pretzel bread . Service was good and well paced.
I have been eating here since it opened as the Bel Air Bar and Grill. New owners several years ago remodeled entire building, but re created the atmosphere and quality of the original. We had out of town relatives staying a few blocks away, so this was a perfect meeting spot.
Brought two couples that had never been to The Bel-Air and they were thrilled with the service, food etc. Made new customers for the restaurant!
Food, service as good as you'll get on the West Side....
Our experience was good but it was very expensive.
It was a family meal and we shared some entrees . Had kids with us . We always liked this as a neighborhood restaurant...not inexpensive but shouldn’t be $$.
Food is always great.
Maybe some more upbeat music to help the vibe. They were playing John Denver when we were eating. Nothing against John Denver but kind of a downer.
I always enjoy my time, it is in a perfect location, the service is excellent, the food is always wonderful!
Good neighborhood restaurant. Good drinks, good food. Our only problem on this last visit was with the hostess, who insisted that they were full when we got there even though there was an open booth. I then made a reservation for 15 min later on Open Table, which seemed to annoy her as it indicated that they did have openings. She then went to see her manager, who said they would seat us at the time of our reservation (even though the original booth and two other tables had opened up). When we were seated, we were given the original booth (that the hostess had told us was booked), and by the middle of the dinner most of the restaurant had emptied out (one other table remained occupied). We've been here several times and have never had this kind of experience before. Overall we like the restaurant.
We just wanted to have dinner before we hit the LA traffic. Turned about out to be the best ribs for me and swordfish for my friend that we've ever had. Wish we had this restaurant in our backyard. Service a little too laid back. Never asked I wanted coffee or dessert after our meal. Strange. However we left with a very good taste in her mouth and would go there again.
The food and service couldn't be better! Always enjoy the ambience.
Good middle ground for West-siders and Valley people to meet in a quiet and well appointed restaurant. Staff is attentive and food is fresh, tasty. Valet is available, but parking is usually available on the street during the day.
A rejuvenated, updated local pleasure -
We came to the predecessor restaurant, Bel Air Bar & Grill, for many years, and are so pleased to find that "The Bel Air" is excellent, gives very good value for the food, and has eliminated some temporary glitches in service that troubled us in the past at BAB&G. Our waiter was very pleasant and had good timing. I had fabulous, moist, broiled Scottish salmon over tasty, crispy, salty potato strings, we shared a yummy, fresh-tasting tuna tartare, and our dinner companions loved their short ribs, calamari appetizer (which I tasted - wonderful, light and fresh), and simple pasta, prepared as requested sans cheese. I wish the offerings for wine by the glass were a little more extensive, and please, please bring back the awesome pear salad. I was sorry not to see that on the menu any more.
I used to love this place when it was Bel Air Bar & Grill- it used to be cozy and lively. The food was also not as great in my opinion. Our server was very attentive- probably won't be returning anymore.
I think I mentioned my feelings in you areas that I checked off...I would never go back to a restaurant that treated me and my guests so poorly. I was sick for 2 days
Every time I've been here they never disappoint. Excellent food environment etc A very returnable place as I visit from out of town.