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About The Bel Air

Where the Valley meets the Westside for power lunches, fine dining + special events. A modern roadhouse with timeless service and inviting ambiance.

There is an emphasis on sustainably sourced products, the building is Gold LEED certified, and the new roadhouse inspired menu is a collaboration of Larry Nicola (formerly of Nic's Beverly Hills) and Gonzalo Morales.

662 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm

Happy Hour
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Closed Sunday


Cross Street:
Moraga Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 440-5544 ext. 2

Website:
http://www.thebel-air.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Executive Chef:
Larry Nicola

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Joel Helgesen, our Event Manager
events@thebel-air.com

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Private Dining

Our Sunset Room seats up to 70 people. With flexible space, a fireplace and outside deck with views of the Getty, we can accommodate your event in style.

The Bel Air Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
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Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great as always! I have had business lunches, special occasions and family dinner here and all were enjoyable....

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good food, nice service but was quite expensive for what it was. Parking was expensive and is a negative factor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food always outstanding. Just a great spot.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I had the turkey burger which was delicious, but the lunch menu is pricey. Enjoyed the pretzel bread . Service was good and well paced.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food, service as good as you'll get on the West Side....

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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 $$$$.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I always enjoy my time, it is in a perfect location, the service is excellent, the food is always wonderful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food and service couldn't be better! Always enjoy the ambience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Every time I've been here they never disappoint. Excellent food environment etc A very returnable place as I visit from out of town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

So delicious. A cute little gem. Went on a Sunday and it wasn't packed at all, but they do have live music and I'm sure it's busier on weekends. Amazing food - so fresh and very large portions. Recommend to anyone! And can't wait to go back :)

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Secluded and quiet. The good was just ok...great value for "Dine LA"

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was very nice and friendly. Food is always good, but I eat all over the Westside of town and I think their price points are a bit higher, which causes me not to go there with any frequency.

I live in the Westside of town and was meeting friends from the valley, so it's a good meeting place. The restaurant is also aesthetically nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Really upsetting experience. Service was nice but food and restaurant interior is depressing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at The Bel Air! Food and service is consistently great! A neighborhood treasure!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We have eaten here before and wanted to revisit but was very disappointed and not how we remembered it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

There were three of us for dinner. Two people ordered the same thing and were disappointed in it...but I ordered the special filet and it was perfect. The Manager for the evening (David) was great...friendly, helpful and totally engaged with our table. Will try the restaurant again, as overall, we had a good experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Wonderful local hangout that also attracts diners from other areas of the city.
Menu has gone through many changes, but finally landed on many great entrees.
Ribs are truly melt in your mouth yummy.
Salads are fresh and flavorful.
The bar scene is hopping, with best martinis around.
The hosts, managers, bartenders, servers and help staff are top notch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Dined here for a late lunch after a morning at the Getty . The place was quiet but very comfortable and a nice alternative to the other options in the neighborhood.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The Bel Air has great service and a very nice ambiance. I have lunch there often. The food is good; but it could be better. Still, there are few places more pleasurable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This was the first time we had eaten at The Bel Air since it changed chefs and we were very disappointed with the food. It was all edible but unfortunately all uninteresting. Indeed, there wasn't a single item, possibly excepting the beer and Pimm's Cup, that we would consider reordering. It's sad, since this is one of a precious few West LA restaurants where the noise level allows you to carry on a dinner conversation but it's very unlikely that we will be back. Also, $150 plus parking for three appetizers, one main course, one desert, a beer and a cocktail is pretty rich for a neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This restaurant has excellent staff and delicious food who clearly care about their customers and the taste of the ingredients. The location, 5 minutes from The Getty Center is convenient, because the Getty closes at a bad traffic time. But the prices are high and the ambience is not very fun, outdated, even when compared to other restaurants not so far away. There is no outdoor seating. The price for 2 teens and myself, each ordering one drink and a dessert, was $175.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Amazing, charming, good food! Lovely staff, clean, I LOVED IT!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food and service are always great! We go again and again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It seemed an off night for food. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Noisy boisterous family with young kids pretty much killed having any quiet conversation with my 90 year old mother who is hard of hearing. Drinks are over priced, but bar is nice.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very pleasant evening with friends. Good food, and nice wines.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I LOVE this place! The wait staff is very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The drinks and food are delicious, but know that you won't receive large portions. (I ordered the gnocchi and paid $22.00 for it to end up being literally eight small gnocchis with six mushrooms in a light wash of sauce.) The couple times I've been, it's been pretty quiet in the restaurant (I've gone once toward the end of the lunch rush and once at the beginning of the dinner rush.), but the music is wonderful. Bel Air Restaurant is definitely a keeper for just about any occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Consistently good and wonderful service. We are regulars there. Never an issue.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The delicious food and pampered service never fails. Somewhat pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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