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Fri, 2/23
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The Bel Air

378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Lunch
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm

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

Closed Sunday

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Phone number
(310) 440-5544 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Larry Nicola
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Cross street
Moraga Drive
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Live Jazz every Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Joel Helgesen, our Event Manager
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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

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.

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What 378 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMonalikesgoodfood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 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.

vipJoanie (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 28, 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

8888888 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 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.

vipKathrynB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 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 :)

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

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

vipCaroleR (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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

vipLeslieL (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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

vipSharbear (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

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

vipLauraL (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

vipAndy (Chicago)
4.0  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.

phototheworld (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

Searchlight (Milwaukee)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

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

Marji21 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

Ginny (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!

vipNancy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

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

catbird (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

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

vipCongrats4U (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2017

Fantastic as always! I dine her 3 to 5 times a month and have never been disappointed!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was exceptionally good - fresh and tasty. We would definitely go back

cass (Surrey)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice, quiet atmosphere. Good food and excellent cocktails. We arrived at 9.15pm and were the last to leave - the staff did not make us feel rushed, even though they were probably keen to clear up and go home!

vipHoover1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

The Bel Air does a good job. I really enjoyed the 1/2 chicken. The homemade sauce was outstanding. The veggies were nice . The only miss was the fries were served barely warm but they were replaced. The staff were all friendly. Bottom line is I'll be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

The food does not warrant such high pricing. $22 for a burger?

Mags (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

12 of us came for Mother's Day and we have a lovely time. The food was good, Daniel our server was fantastic and it wasn't hectic like so many places on a holiday. It is right off the freeway so for all of us that came from different directions, it was super convenient.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

This is an old favorite of mine - the food and service are great!