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.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
American, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
$31 to $50
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(310) 440-5544 ext. 2
Live Jazz every Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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