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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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