Ysabel

4.7
721 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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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice spot. Was there early so pretty quiet, but probably gets raucous later. Beautiful courtyard, fireplace. Fare and service were spectacular.

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NP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was seamless from the moment we walked in. Gracious hosts. Impeccable service from Eleanor. Food was delicious!! Best Penicillin I’ve had in a while. Thank you bartender! Thank you for a lovely Sunday. We will be back to try dinner soon!!

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b
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome setting and service at this spot in West Hollywood. Food was very good generally, the short rib hash was more of a stew, large pieces of meat and a broth at the bottom of the bowl. The portions are generous and the best thing we had was the spicy fried rice.

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AG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the setting was lovely. Only comment would be that it is listed as good for quiet conversation on Open Table, which is one of the reasons I selected it. It was way too loud to comfortably catch up with friends.

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AK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu. The food was incredible, especially the rigatoni and steak skewers!

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Too loud. Slow service. Food was good. But not impressive - there are better options in LA

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and beautiful atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation and birthday meal. Amazing service, amazing food! Just AMAZING!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegance - great food - great staff&service - amazing atmosphere. All that things mixed in the same restaurant! So precious that you want to make this place a secret!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Chic and cool. Very LA!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, if a little pricey. Fish of the day and rigatoni were killer, and the staff are very friendly. Definitely has a vibe, but we came here with family and had a wonderful night with tasty food and cocktails.

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BL
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Perfect decor, perfect service and fabulous food.

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LL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite LA restaurant!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great music, awesome staff, and equally amazing food. Can’t wait to return to Ysabel.

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Ysabel was absolutely amazing. Every item was great. The decor and layout offered a warm cozy feel.

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SD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My out of town friends loved Ysabel!!

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed in a few things this last visit.
Made a reservation a few days prior but still had to wait for about 20 minutes to get a table...

Took me some time to wait for our waitress to come back to put in an order for my drink.

Now food: fish of the day(sea bass) was terribly dry, just bad. I am a cook myself and I think its hard to make a fish filet bad, but they managed.
Kale pesto pasta- looks great but just plain flavorless. Would never order again. Same goes for truffle risotto, tasted like a mushy porridge, again very little flavor.

The place is lovely and always fun to visit, food game was super OFF. Hope it improves, or maybe next time I`ll just stick to drinks only.

Thank you

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MM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The patio was gorgeous and relatively quiet. The staff was super nice. We are older people and we were there early, before the young people came. Happy about that.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful !

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my time at Ysabel. Great service, food and atmosphere

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pretty restaurant. Avo Toast and Blueberry muffins were excellent but the corned beef hash, not so much

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The quality of the food was not something significant. For example we ordered the steak and it was not served hot and there was nothing to it. I have had much better steak at other places. The salad and the side orders were very basic. The ambiance looked like a pick up place and worst of all was the service that was super slow. I would not go back there again.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Great ambience, bad food! If you consider pricing very bad food. If you love your small intestine then don't go there...
P.S. dirty utensils!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely atmosphere!

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CB
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for drinks or a meal. We went for dinner to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and had superb service and amazing food!

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h
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinarily beautiful spaces that you can move through...so good, it’s tough to decide which area to sit and dine. The food is super tasty, loved the rigatoni! The pasts was cooked perfectly, something that many restaurants don’t get right.

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VY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting my best friend in WeHo and have been wanting to try this place. Beautiful ambience, it’s lively but not to the point that you can’t have a conversation. Drinks were delicious and well-balanced. Only negative was I had to send back the black truffle risotto. It had absolutely no flavor. I mean, none. I honestly felt like maybe it was busy and someone skipped a step in the process by accident... no salt, no seasoning. I had my friend try it and she agreed it tasted like a plain porridge. I tried my friend’s dish and it was delicious. The server was very kind and understanding and just got me the same dish my friend had. I noticed one or two other reviewers here also said the risotto was completely bland so that dish seems like an anomaly. Everything else was quite good. Would definitely go back

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Nice and fancy place for a drink or finner. Service was not too good. Well....waiter did HIS best and was outstanding, BUT owner of this restaurant should get more people at work. The few people at work had way too much to do. Therefore they couldn’t keep the service as good as I guess they would like to...

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Ysabel many times and the service and food today was horrible! The server Ally rolled her eyes at us when we requested salt on our margarita and the risotto was bland. Highly disappointed.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

We LOVE coming here! We only wish the service was better. We find ourselves having to ask repeatedly for things, and the food comes out quite slowly.

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T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Booked for a joint birthday + father's day brunch with the whole family. Everything about Ysabel was great EXCEPT that they called me at 11am to let me know that for my 2:30pm reservation, they were closing the kitchen at 2:45 and needed every food order in by then. We had family driving in from out of town who had to pick their selections based on menu pictures-- not cool. 11am was not enough of a heads up to accommodate that change. They should not allow for 2:30pm reservations if they close their kitchen at 2:45. Aside from this we had a great waiter and the food and ambience was great. But this initial hiccup was kind of an issue to have to deal with on my birthday and my dad's father's day brunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, great drinks & food, good service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food. Nice ambiance. Great for people watching. The only complaint I would have is that the server doesn’t check up as often as I would like. But overall good experience

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J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere is great. Beautiful place. Drinks were amazing. Would recommend for drinks and perhaps light appetizers. Not a full dinner.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Servers are a bit slow.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a res and only waited 10 or so minutes to be seated. Got a drink at the bar in the meantime, which was killer. Our table was great and food was good. The atmosphere is what makes this place special. Definitely a see and be seen vibe. Read a ton of bad reviews so was hesitant to try - definitely pleasantly surprised. Will return!

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MW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vibe, great service, amazing drinks!!

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AY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very inviting and the outdoor vibe added even more of a surprise.

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SV
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

They made a mistake on our food. My date received her steak the time I was done with mine. Waitress did not check on us while we were eating. I was wanting a refill on my drink but was unable to locate my waitress. All this took place on a Monday evening (which didn't seem to be a busy night).

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