Ysabel

4.7
1279 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Ysabel restaurant and lounge is a hidden architectural treasure nestled on Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood. Enter through the tunnel to the paved patio where the dining area opens up to a spacious and beautifully crafted environment, where every sense is catered to.

The restaurant radiates a romantic and luxurious ambiance, from the marble staircase overlooking the patio below, the intimate private dining tent, to the inviting fireplace lounge. Revel in the open air courtyard and let the night elevate as you dine alfresco style and relax in this truly stunning Los Angeles oasis.

The menu offers bold yet bright flavor profiles with an emphasis on organic produce and the highest quality ingredients. The beautiful outdoor setting at Ysabel is conducive to the philosophy behind the food. Serving delicious, eclectic cuisine while enjoying the amazing weather and sustainable ingredients that southern California has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1279 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

most vibey of vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful ambiance, below average service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love LOVE Ysabel, will always be a favorite of mine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love!! We celebrated my b day on Monday and i enjoyed the food and the service, atmosphere.. everything is spot on ! 👌🏻 i am definitely coming back very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience is always calm, classy and beautiful at YSABEL. The food is delicious and consistent!! Brought my mom for a celebration 🤗🥰

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KaayaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My experience was amazing and im so glad I spent my birthday here. I cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date with a special girl!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So overpriced

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BCSurvivor
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! We were required to eat outside due to covid. I felt that the tables were a little closer than I would have liked. Also, the music was not to my taste. It had quite a bit of profanity which made me very uncomfortable and rather loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience all around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our server was horrible. Never had that bad of service. Disappointed.. love the restaurant though one of my fave gems in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Surprisingly poor dining experience. Poor management and service. Slow service, and then appetizers came far apart but worse that half the party got their entrees and the other half got theirs 15-20 min later! We waited for everyone to get theirs and ended up eating cold food.

Asked to speak to a manager who came out for 1 min and said let me see what I can do...? He didn’t even come back to even check up or say if he comped anything (didn’t care for that but the principle of it). He didn’t come back and apologize or anything.

Just disappointed bc this has been one of our favorite restaurants for so long! Terrible experience.

We were there for a farewell dinner with a party of 6 - a favorite restaurant of all of ours not sure about now...

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was great and it is a nice atmosphere. However, our server forgot about us and we sat with empty plates and cups for quite a while waiting for our check. They may have been understaffed or overwhelmed since our reservation was right after they opened for dinner. The service was not good in our experience but I would give them another chance!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meal was great but too salty other than that great :)

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vipJulianaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibes

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MilenaS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Totally Liked the place. Nice atmosphere, the music is a little too loud.
Delicious food and the beat drinks u can get

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mosesquire
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing as usual. I am glad Ysabel is open again. I highly recommend this place for a date or just a night out for dinner and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best decor in the world

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great vibe! The seafood items are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Your steak side options are very limited with four different potato items, please add variety like asparagus, spinach etc. for those looking for a healthier option

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on President's day to celebrate my birthday and while it was busy, it didn't feel uncomfortable or overpacked for covid's sake. Really amazing ambience, lively music that I couldn't help but dance to, menu variety, and service. They had a large number of heating lamps set up in the courtyard that were all spaced nicely so each table essentially got their own which was really great. They might have a bit of a limited menu at the moment (probably due to Covid), but we still struggled to narrow our top choices down.
We started with the shrimp and brussel sprouts appetizers that were SO tasty, and then chose the scallops with bok choy and potato pasta with oxtail ragu. Both amazing as well. Lastly, we finished with a creme brulee topped with strawberries that was so perfectly made, I didn't even realize I had room to eat all of it.

Very happy with how the night went and will definitely be back soon

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I thought that the restaurant was great. Amazing music

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for a Valentines dinner was really lovly food was great staff was friendly and I felt safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Host needs to do a better job at seating people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

The cocktails, food and wine are still great and not crazy overpriced. The ambiance is terrible; ridiculously loud and completely out of place - on a Valentine’s Eve date night at a higher-end restaurant, I don’t want (and it didn’t look like any of our fellow diners wanted) Cardi B’s WAP playing. We were initially seated directly under and speaker and had to ask to be moved, which the server was very nice about and took care of. Later in the evening (930p after we’d been seated about 815p for an 800p reservation) an extremely rude person stormed up to our table, and without introduction, whilst we were eating, she loudly told us their policy was 90 mins and we’d been there 3hrs and that we’d have to go, then left before we could speak. We asked our server to speak to the manager... turns out that rude person was the manager. After she returned to the table (I asked her to step away from the table so as not to further disturb my date) and informed her of her mistake she was apologetic, but the damage had been done and the night ruined. Appalling customer service. Appalling ambiance. It’s a shame Ysabel used to be a great, reliable “go-to” for an elegant night out.

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Dancy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are our favorite restaurant to go to in LA....thank you for ALWAYS making it special and accomodating my requests for tables in the inner patio.................FOOD always fab and we love our servers

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vipSandy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved this place, so cute and the food was great! We ordered the Hamachi sashimi (fresh & great flavor), Truffle fries (so good), Rigatoni (fantastic), and the Lamb Chops (delicious)... would definitely recommend!

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Reserved dinner for 2 and it was well in advance. The hostess seated us right next to a wall on the side of the restaurant. Our table was the size of a coffee table and it was uncomfortable to say the least. Our plates were huge and we could barely put our utensils on the table. Seats were uncomfortable as welll. I explained this to the waiter and requested to be seated elsewhere. We were given a excuse that the seating chart is randomized and can’t accommodate at this time. Our seating area wasn’t an actual seating area, it looked put together at the last second. Reesh, the manager was very rude and interrupted me while I was expressing issues regarding the service. She blamed the waiter, and the waiter blamed the seat schedulers. No one took accountability. I felt uncomfortable how close we were to another couple as. They all made excuses. Terrible service.

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vipsonisf
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was a 10 (thank you, Barbara!), food was a 10 and visually, Ysabel is an aesthetic treat for the eyes. However, we were totally put off by the crazy rap that was playing on the speakers...Nearly EVERY word was rude and outrageously profane and was playing so loudly (even in the bathroom) that you could hardly hear yourself talk. Not only did it take away from the general ambiance but was NOT AT ALL conducive to a nice dinner out. All that being said, as food and service are great so we will give it another try at some point and hope for better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience, and the service was amazing. Laureline went above and beyond to make our evening memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, nice ambiance. Food was delicious too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service and the food was horrible I would never go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance is the best in LA

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The hostess/ manager was extremely rude and spoke terribly to me and my friends. She purposely put us on a bad table in the restraunt because we were dancing outside and saying happy birthday to my friend (she found that to be rude) and when we asked nicely to move tables, she cursed at us and did not even look for any alternative spots (even though I counted 4 other empty tables to sit at.) we have never encountered this rude of a hostess in our lives and hope that NO ONE has to deal with the terribly bad energy she gave our group. Keep in mind it was my friends birthday (as she knew) and still wouldn’t think twice to accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate & tasty food n drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the wise words of Paris Hilton-loves it.

JA
JanetA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

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Ysabel is rated 4.7 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.