Ysabel

4.7
626 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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SP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been dining at Ysabel for years and it is a favorite. Usually the food, service, and ambiance are all top notch. This last time the ambiance, service, and even valet were all excellent. In regards to the food, 4 dishes were ordered, 2 were excellent and 2 were ok. Maybe it was because we strayed from our usual dishes or their menu changed a bit.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food. Our server was so accommodating even though I am sure we were annoying. Such a romantic atmosphere. Love it.

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambiance, good for a date, good for a birthday, outdoor dining

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was gorgeous! It was my first time here and will definitely be back! Our waitress was awesome and so attentive!! Great food everything we had was delicious!

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the restaurant on prior visits to LA ,
It’s always first on our list & never disappoints,

The space itself is great & food is consistently good ..

We’ll definitely be back

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London
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Cocktails were good.

Very very disappointing food. Ordered Brussels sprouts that were soaked in grease and burnt.... shrimp overdone and dry...the $70 steak which was ordered medium rare was served cold then when we complained it was returned well done. Stressful as we each ended up eating on our own as food served at different times.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food. Definitely worth to try

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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious! Amazing atmosphere! Love this restaurant

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KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty place. The food was prepared perfectly with a lot of care. Pricey but worth the money.

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NE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place! One of my favorites.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I absolutely love the ambiance, drinks and food but good lord service sucks .. not that they’re rude or anything but they are so damn slow. I’ve been there twice and both time the service was just ridiculous slow. Server forgets to put in the drinks order again which prolongs the service and the food takes for ever. Mind the fact both times, the place wasn’t too busy. It was moderate. But servers were just wasn’t on their game.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

There were 2/3 waitresses and busboys coming to our table and lots of miscommunication between them. We had ordered an avocado salad, sashimi, pasta and steak to share. The first item that came out was the steak.. we were a bit confused and had it sent back. Our sashimi and pasta arrived but still no salad and wines. We let our waitress know and she said she be right back with the wines and salad, she came back 15 minutes later with salad but no wines. They were super busy so it’s understandable for the food to be a bit late and minor confusion but not as much as we received. Overall, we enjoyed our food and the ambiance.

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j
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was awful. It took over an hour to get our food and my salmon was raw. I had ordered it well done and the waitress just took the plate away when I told her and made no attempt to fix the problem. I did not end up eating dinner. Atmosphere A+++

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern, cozy , very nice place , expensive but worth it.

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FF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ysabel was wonderful. Great food and ambiance. The service was very slow. I would recommend more attention to the service by management. I will definitely return but the service needs to be stepped up given the pricey menu.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service. Celebrated a birthday at Ysabel and the staff was extremely
attentive.

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and friendly prompt service is a huge plus. The food was mediocre (ordered shrimp (good), Brussels sprouts, lobster ravioli, spaghetti, squash something and eggplant/chickpea) and the desserts we ordered (crepe brûlée and chocolate cake) were terrible. The crime brûlée was too soft and tasted like something but not creamer brûlée. The cake, which was to be akin to a lava cake, was so dry we could not eat it after taking a taste. Come here for drinks and atmosphere then go to a restaurant for the meal.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great as always

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Had a good table and the cocktail was great. But I’ve ordered an avocado toast, which wasn’t there for 40 minutes and it was already 2:40 PM which is not the craziest time of the day. when I had a chance to catch my waitress she said “it should be coming, I’ll check ” and left. She never checked and I bet she never even put it in, so in another 20 I asked for a bill and she said “ok that’s cool I’ll just cancel it” and brought the bill right away. I mean, the reaction was more like “ok cool leave because I don’t really care”.

I do want to come back for dinner and I’m hoping to get much better of a service and hoping you guys will take care of this so it’s not going to happen to someone else.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance. Food is good but it takes waaaaaayyyy too long to get served. Unacceptable. And it's the 3rd time out of 3 times being there, that this has happened.

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AK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in LA. The interior decor is gorgeous and the food is unreal. I highly recommend trying the Rigatoni with Vodka sauce. Will defiantly be back!

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F
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Positives:
Food was very good (brunch menu)
Servers were friendly
Atmosphere is nice
-quinoa bowl was delicious


Negatives:
-We were 5 people and 3 dishes were served and then we needed to wait 10 minutes until the other 2 got their food. Everyone should get their food together- just keep the other plates warm until all are ready.
- banana and zucchini breads took a long time so probably would not order those again
- tartare was very skimpy
- had to ask for coffee refills. At breakfast, someone should be on top of this.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It took 45 minutes for us to get sat even with a reservation. Several other reservations were having the same issue as us on a Friday night.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Ambiance and food.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Really bad service. Our reservation was 9:30. We came 5 minutes late, and was told the table will be ready in a few minutes. We waited for 45 minutes!!! Apparently me and my friend was deleted from the reservation list. On top of that the lady didn’t seemed sorry or made any effort to make it up to us.

The music was too loud! You could barely talk.

The truffle fries was amazing, but that was it. Rest of the food was either too salty or very plain.

Not going back !

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great restaurant with good food and ambiance. However, I hate how they always make you wait at least an hour even with reservations.

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1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Waitress was horrible said really rude comments. Will not be going back

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M
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sana was our server and she was outstanding!!! She made our night. Just lovely and smart and knew her menu and made great recommendations!

We did NOT appreciate that they stuck us all the way in the back of the restaurant looking at the street. We insisted on changing tables and they reluctantly agreed.

The restaurant was beautiful. Sana was the best thing there. Food was good but not terrific. Beautiful presentation though.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! And our waitress, Riley was extremely fun and pleasant! One of the best I’ve had! Food was amazing and vibe was perfect! I’ll be back soon

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JZ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with some friends and the menu was perfect, something for everyone. Service was awesome and Emma was very accommodating. Will be back definitely!

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London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointing cocktails that are pricey & contain more ice than the alcoholic beverage.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Forgot Birthday even after mentioning several times. Food was cold and the explanation given was we like to serve lamb at room temperature.
Was a favorite restaurant but not sure anymore

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Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Best avocado toast, very recommended! And the environment is awesome!

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IG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The venue is really nice and classy only downfall is they don’t sing happy birthday if you’re going to celebrate in the occasion

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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST BRUNCH PLACE IN CALIFORNIA !!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun and lovely atmosphere. Amazing cocktails with great service. And the food was amazing! Would highly recommend the Brussels sprouts and tomahawk steak.

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1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. It was a large group of us and we were very well taken care of. Beautiful ambiance and great crowd. Truly is a tucked away gem.

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The place is gorgeous and the ambiance is lovely. The food was DELISH! The reason for my mediocre rating was that the Service did not exist, as we had a server who only showed up to take our initial order and give us the check that we requested from another server. We recieved our appetizers before our drinks and dinner showed up over 45 min. later. could not find the server the entire time.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Had a very bad experience it was my husbands bday
The waiter forgot to put in half of our order. After waiting for an hour she still didn’t bring out our full order so we asked for bill. When we got the bill it was incorrect over charged would never go there again

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and people. Highly recommend. Definitely make a reservation.

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