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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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

excellent meal we has a wonderful time
the new menu is much much better

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2016

This restaurant offers great service, a casual yet elegant ambiance and pretty good food. No one would say it's a bargain; but one receives fair value for the cost. I keep coming here for lunch whenever its (very nice) location works for me.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Love the food ambience bar and service!!!!!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2016

If you're on a budget, you'll have to be very careful what you order here, as it is a high-end restaurant and is priced accordingly. It's absolutely worth every penny though, with amazing food and excellent service! Perfect for a special occasion or an upscale date night!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

As always, food is great, staff is wonderful! No complaints.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Fish (wahoo) dry and unappetizing. Server admitted several people had complained and sent it back that evening, but insisted it was the nature of the fish, not the way it was cooked. To give credit, they took it off the bill Friend had mussels which she described as "shriveled.". Wine - $15 glass of sauvignon blanc almost undrinkable. Friend had pinot nor and made the same comment. Appetizers (fried clams and shrimp) very good. Disappointing, as it is very close to home, but I won't be back.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Over priced for far to poor food was not happy at all with the quality of the food or the taste wanted to get home & brush my teeth ASAP !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2016

The overall experience was just great. We all enjoyed the food, the service, and the friendly vibes. We all said we want to come again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Waiter was super nice. Service took forever. Way too expensive for what you get. Wasn't the best place to spend our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2016

I enjoyed the Ceviche, my two guests each enjoyed Caesar Salads. Our server highly recommended the Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans and got an order for it from all three of us. We all shared two Mixed Fruit Cobblers along with Coffee for dessert. If you try The Bel Air, you'll be glad you did.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Excellent food and service , highly recommended for intimate and private conversations , anniversaries..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2016

I went there with a long time friend who I hadn't seen in a long time. We started at noon and left at 3:30. We were the last in the lunch crowd and the wait staff were gracious and accommodating. The food was delish. I would recommend to all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2016

The Bel-Air is excellent in many ways. The ambience is good, except for one thing, which is the air-conditioning. It is freezing and my friend and I left earlier than planned because it was so cold. This was not the first time that the temperature was too cold. This is really such a lovely place for food, service and location that this is not major, but is a deterrence.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2016

Food was good, ambiance and design OK, service ranged from excellent to horrible. The main waiter was excellent but his support staff was presumably poorly trained; for example, the staff was cleaning our table with a wet cloth while one in our party was still eating her main course!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Our experience was very enjoyable. The food was delicious, the ambiance was quiet and romantic and our server, Daniel, was very efficient and friendly. We were greeted with hospitality by Thomas, the manager. It was a lovely evening and we will be returning soon!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Great spot for LA business lunch, midway to the valley. I had terrific pasta and salad. parking is easy. I have been here a few years times - always great!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 18, 2016

The Bel-Air had been consistently superb over the years.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We loved everything about The Bel Air. The food, the service, the ambiance. We had Ceviche, Cobb Salad, Lettuce Wraps, Bouillabaisse, Salmon, Pasta Del Giorno, and Coffee. We have all resolved to come back often!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2016

A great spot for meeting people half way between the Westside and the Valley, I haven't been to the Bel Air since it changed its name. I found the menu to be diverse. My BBQ burger was melt in your mouth wonderful (perhaps it was the generous portion of cheese they used). The staff was helpful and professional and friendly. The crescent booth we sat in was, however, too big for two people, and I'm not a fan of that type of seating (unless I'm with a group). Small complaint, really, as I know I will go back again and again.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 29, 2016

new waiter, salmon sent back twice, raw. waiters tie went into ice cream twice
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2016

The lamb chops was one one cut in half, good taste but no value. Chef did nothing when he asked how r meal was, we did tell him the portion was small and it was like, oh well! I doubt we'll go again, better choices elsewhere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Really like this restaurant...almost impossible to find a place on the street. The $6.50 valet charge for parking or lunch is exorbitant. Will not rush back because of this.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We always enjoy going there. It is always a pleasure. Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

My husband and I wanted to eat at a nice restaurant near the Getty Center. This place was perfect. The Salmon was amazing and I still haven't gotten over how delicious the brussel sprouts were! I would go again just for that. The prices were reasonable and worthwhile. The chef came around to ask about our meals as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2016

LOVE the new no-tipping policy!! So civilized! The food is always great!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2016

The restaurant is good and well located off the freeway. Service and atmosphere are good. The prices are much more expensive then they should be

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We have been going to this restaurant throughout the years off an on as it has changed its ownership, menu, chefs, etc... I am happy to say that the new chef and menu have vastly improved in quality and taste. We are now back to going to the Bel Air regularly and love that it is so conveniently located.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

The demographic is really old, which I fear drives away others from the pleasant enough venue.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Food was excellent. Pretzel bread delicious and salmon very tasty. Look forward to having my Mom's 90 th birthday party there in the Sunset room. Service excellent. Everyone friendly and helpful. Great find!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Great meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2016

The food is delicious. But to pay $30 +$10 =$40 (for sausage add on, which was literarly non-existent), for a risotto entree à carte is laughable. Would never go back. Just too many better choices in LA. Good luck!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Can't tell how much I enjoy going there. Always feel very welcome and the food is superb. New chef visted us and was an adde bonus to the evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Great remodeled space with a new summer menu and so many summery choices. Desserts!
Banana pie was perfect. Happy wait staff; service and tip are included in the prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Unfortunately, our food could have been better. We've eaten here before and had a very good meal; every place is entitled to a "bad night"...and it was unfortunate for us that we hit it on that particular kind of night for the Bel Air restaurant. We will have to take a breather from this place for a while until their food can be counted on again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2016

...superb and great food. Fast service. Checked on us constantly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Great new choices at fav restaurant. With a new name and new chef, this wonderful restaurant kicked it up a notch. Fried green tomatoes and burrata cheese not to be missed! The burgers were excellent and the restaurant's boulliabaise is filled with seafood. Great service rounded out our evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Told them when I made reservation that we met for drink at Bel Air 5 years ago, and this was our anniversary.
We got a lovely reception upon entering, and a round of drinks on the house, our own choice!!!
Very gracious and took amazing care of us and acknowledging our special occasion, from the host, hostess, and waiter.

Excellent dinner and certainly will be back very soon...


OH!! The Pork Chops were heavenly!!

The Banana Cream Pie was AWESOME!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Food is really good, new chef took it up a couple of notches. Nice neighborhood feel, great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2016

I took a friend to the Bel Air to celebrate her birthday. She had not been there before, and was very pleased. So was I

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Service was horrendous. It was evident that the service charge was built into the price. Nobody seemed to care about us as the customers. Our server was busy watching a game at the bar. We had to go up to him twice to request something. Totally unacceptable for a "fine dining" restaurant. We will not be planning a return trip...

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