Ysabel

4.7
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I don’t get it why the host and servers kept asking and making us (4 people already ordered food) switch to a smaller table when I kept saying my other friend (the 5th person) is over the bar having a drink with her colleague right now, and she might get back to join us for dinner in a few minutes. It was my birthday! I had made the reservation. We had brought in cake and stuff. We had 5 of us ready at the restaurant and already 4 of us had ordered food. However, the servers kept pushing that they will have bigger party coming in. They urged to move us to a 4 seat table. After we got moved and until the end of the night, there was NO “bigger party” comes in. None! By the way, the time they wanted to move us was approximately 10pm already, so I really doubt if that reason was real. Furthermore, I have noticed the other “big” table next to me that had 4 girls too (while we had 5). And it’s a birthday celebration too (they haven’t ordered food), but they are Americans; we are Asians. I noticed that because it’s the only difference which may explain why we got different treatment from Ysabel. My friend (5th person) came back but wasn’t be able to join the dinner since we had been put to a very small 4 seat table on the side. Honestly, my birthday party mood got so ruined because of this. I was very disappointed to be honest. And I don’t think I will ever recommend Ysabel to anybody I know anymore. I would tell people I know about this ugly experience and I won’t ever come back to this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was amazing food was great! Service was impeccable!

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Tino
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Photogenic, foods are good, granola is on point, as well as mushroom Benedict. A great place to have brunch

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HenrikM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at our table right away. The restaurant and the ambience is beautiful. Staff is extremely nice. Our food arrived very fast and needless to say, it was delicious. Definitely try the baked Branzhino, skirt steak and the truffle fries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Good and service one of my favorites places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun atmosphere and music! Our ladies night was a success. Definitely an LA vibe and a must visit!

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Em9864
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty restaurant with buzzy atmosphere and excellent food. Would recommend for a date or a small group.

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PaulH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place

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vipEmilyC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with a unique menu and delicious food. Five stars for sure. The only potential issue is the ambiance is definitely "lively"; it does make it difficult to hold a private conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our first visit. Excellent service, food, and overall experience. Will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They may have been a little short staffed. They food was great and the ambience was lovely as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much! Great food, outdoor/indoor area. Love the lounge vibe as well❤️

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luv2eat
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation was for my husbands birthday. They were very accommodating . There were 8 of us and they kindly moved us so that we would be warmer. The restaurant was beautiful and the food delicious. Great server with attention-to-detail service. Will go again, and recommend Ysabel to family and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience the moment we walked in. Lovely gal in the front was very pleasant and accommodating. Our reservations changed last minute as 2 of my lady friends decided to show up for dinner.
We were seated in a beautiful area as well. Our waiter was exceptional and his service exceeded our expectations.
Thank you for our memorable experience. I will be sure to return in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat and just hang out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food but very expensive for what it was. Service was pleasant but not amazing

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sebastienMark
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the atmosphere and the service was excellent and the decoration refined, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipFineDine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a Great! Made our experience so much greater.

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kayy
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

has a good crowd and a fun vibe and everybody in there is good looking

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

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Taraneh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great ambiance but very slow service!

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JoshuaC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had to constantly waive down our server for assistance. We were not thrilled with the service. So, major thumbs down on that! Everything else was sufficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ysabel was an amazing experience. The ambiance and food was the best part for me. I had the roasted chicken and my bf had the oxtail pasta. The cocktails are also extremely enjoyable. Definitely worth giving a try.

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vipMonica
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch with my mom and it was so great!! The space is gorgeous, the food and drinks were delicious (and filling!), and the service was warm and on point! We got the mushroom eggs Benedict dish, spicy fried rice and fries and love them all. Can’t wait to come back for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The host and server were very friendly! We asked what were good brunch cocktails and got what she recommended. Very pleased with what we got!! Would definitely come back just for the Aperol Spritz!

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vipDougJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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D2Fresh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Let me start by saying that my wife and I are foodies and love moderate to fine dining. With that being said, we also have an understanding for l service on holidays not being at its top quality (valentines day, thanksgiving, NYE, etc.).

We walk in and really like the ambiance. We were promptly greeted and told to sit at the bar while waiting for our reservation. While waiting, my wife and I ordered drinks. Shortly after, we were informed by a hostess that our table was ready. As I went to pick up my bar tab, I was stopped and ensured that the tab would be transferred to the table. When seated, we ordered drinks and appetizers, that were very good, and we thought the night was going to be very pleasant. However, our problems began when we ordered our food.

The $65 MEDIUM RARE dry aged steak came out WELL and it took 30 minutes to get the new steak to us (this time medium well 😑) while all of our sides got cold. Not to mention the food just wasn’t good. At the end of the dinner, we were not compensated anything but an apology for the mishap. I paid the tab and was ready to leave with no serious qualms. However, as I was leaving the bartender, from when we first came in, approached me from behind and very concerningly grabbed my arm to inform me that I had an open tab. Come to find out the drink tab from the bar was never sent over as promised. There was no apology. In fact, there was a tone that insinuated I was at fault for not paying and/or had no intention of doing so!

Pros: Beautiful venue, friendly enough staff, drinks and appetizers were pretty good

Cons: Very loud, bland food, poorly cooked food, unprofessional with mistakes and compensation, disorganized, terrible dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing, I’ve been here 1 time and my now to be future wife it was her first time and it was amazing, service, food quality, drink quality was absolutely amazing. Definitely will come back again

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vipNHCGA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely Valentine’s Day dinner - wonderful small plates, attentive and knowledgeable service, beautiful ambiance. Loved not being limited to a Prix fixe dinner as so many restaurants will do for VDay

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vipDAVIDB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! His first night!

And the food was marvelous!

Love this pace

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and bar that epitomises LA fining. Menu was super varied but everything we ordered was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Service and ambiance was great, food was as basic as it gets. No flavor at all. All 4 of us had a different dish and were not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Everything was beautiful , the ambience was perfect, even the flower arrangement on the tables were perfect . The food was delicious. The service was a little slow. My food came out about 5 mins after everything else came out. Drinks didn’t get served fast or asked for refills/ next drink . It took about 15 mins for a kir royal , which is just Prosecco and chambord.
That being said , i will still come back and just hope for better service .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Service good. Not very accommodating with reservation adjustments prior to date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice place for weekend hangout.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was good. But had to wait about 10-15 to sit down, the table wasn’t ready right at 11:15p for the reservation as expected. Other than that it was good.

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GinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the beautiful ambiance and great service. It makes the food and evening even that much more perfect!

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ArielleY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute, fun spot. Food and service were both amazing!

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