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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OT
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was great, except we were near the speakers and it was too loud to communicate.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very mediocre food, nothing special and super pricy. We got two different drinks nothing in them but ice. You take two sips of your drink and it's gone yet so pricy. The only good thing going for the place is the ambitious and the place being super cute.

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food and Ambiance are fine, classic LA crowed, everybody is more concerned to take selfies rather than care about the food.
Service was not good, again pretty much normal in LA, but guest don't care when you see the reviews. Why you should care when you are too busy to look for the perfect selfie.
Server was talking to us with his hands in his pocket, did not asked for a second round of drinks, could not buss the table even he should have seen that our empty plates were standing for quite awhile. Attitude of: "I have a busser, I am better than him. So I should not buss the table."
Hostess was busy talking to his co host and checking her instagram feed, so no Hello in the beginning or Thank you for coming, when leaving the restaurant.

Will not go back.....

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Bummer experience - wanted to like it! Cool design, but food didn’t have a ton of taste, and our waiter essentially ignored us - he even acknowledged that he hoped the “food had been ok” when he brought check since hadn’t been around to ask earlier. Felt very overrated for the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the BEST time at Ysabel this afternoon celebrating my birthday. From start to finish the service was spectacular and the food was bursting with flavor. Before arriving, however, I searched reviews and didn’t realize there was a “no balloon” policy here. Thankfully though, after bringing balloons and being informed, I removed my bday balloons for photos outside the restaurant afterwards instead. Easy peasy. I’m excited to visit again soon!

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Ysabel on our last night in La as it was recommended to us. We really enjoyed the meal, we shared the mezze plate then had lamb chops and lobster ravioli for mains and the coconut sorbet for desert was amazing! the atmosphere and our server was excellent too! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the city!

SJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our server was great and very welcoming/nice but the hostess was so snooty that it left a bad taste in my mouth.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to dinner. I had been once before, but it was his first time. He absolutely loved it, like I knew he would. We had a great time. We had the filet, Brussels sprouts, truffle fries and crab cake. The only thing that wasn’t 100% was my appetizer. It was the spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice. The rice was more than crispy. It was a bit burnt. I love the place and was so hungry, I didn’t send it back.

But other than that, we love Ysabel!!

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We waited 1 hour to be seated for our 9:30 reservation. We were sat at a small table in the cocktail section that did not accommodate our party properly. When we had a reservation for 4. The entire evening was mishandled

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and quality please

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time here, but i can’t brag on how well Annabel took care of me and my date.
It was just fantastic. She made great recommendations for wine, appetizers and dinner. Omg we ordered a lot for two people but she was right, we LOVED it.

Jack, Alex and Annabel are amazing here, making Annabel my fav server. Please make sure to ask for Annabel if you’re there. She’s Australian and super adorable. I absolutely love her. Her service, recommendations and hospitality was wonderful and made the entire experience a perfect 5 star ⭐️!!!!

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with outstanding dishes

KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible. We got the special and the fish was dry, vegetable soggy. We didn't touch our food after tasting, spoke to the manager and he still charged us. I don't leave reviews but this was exceptionally bad.

a
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good not to loud good food very nice bar staff and host

OT
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very busy for a Monday eve. Amazing vibe and food was great 👌.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful ambiance. Had a great birthday

L
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as was the ambiance.

CT
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a birthday celebration for a dear friend
Jason our waiter was amazing,on top of everything from the service to answering all our questions
His charming personality added to our evening
Thank you Ysabel, it was a special evening

F
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing service & the food was incredible. Highly recommend!

LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and food was to die for!

OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had dinner with a good friend as they making a move to a different career in a different location. Great food, good service and full if the beautiful people!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome!!

SJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The place is a real stunner, great ambiance but there is no reason for the outrageous prices! Probably why it fell out of the spotlight. The food is OK, and its not progressive in terms of healthy at all, I mean they deep fry brussel sprouts! The kicker was a piece of really mediocre apple pie for $15, really now! The biggest issue with this place is the service. Not super professional, as I think they go for looks over you know, smarts or experience. But we are not talking runway models either, so step it up!

LK
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service & ambiance...

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I don’t know why I had a reservation because I didn’t sit until 45 mins after it was booked. Don’t come hungry.

MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Got a great table by the fireplace. Food was very good. Would have liked more veggies with out entrees. Great atmosphere.

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and delightful outdoor setting. Standouts included the tuna tartare and the homemade ziti.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated but yet casual. Amazing food and friendly and very attentive staff 👌🏼

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice surprice

s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was quiet for a Saturday evening. I love the decor and setting for this place. We seated very quickly. Our waiter was very friendly and took the time to explain the menu and options. After we ordered, our food was brought quickly. We took less than an hour to complete dinner!
We ordered appetizers, the flatbread and olive tapenade was warm and delicious, meatballs were tasty. We shared the salmon dish which had a little twist with some curry.

KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place , for ambiance , food , service , beautiful place

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around it was a great experience! Great staff, Great food, and Great ambience

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We had the best server but had bad experience with other server

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the superior Huevos rancheros with two homemade salsas, and lots of fresh ripe avocado.

This was set in a pretty garden among olive trees.

Really good music too.

Great find

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Thank you!

AD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came in to celebrate my partners 40th birthday and we had an amazing time. The service, food, and ambience were wonderful. You even took the time to hand write and wax seal a note from the staff wishing him a Happy Birthday. What an amazing personal touch! This was our third time to Ysabel and definitely not the last. We always recommend you to friends and family and can’t wait to come back. Thank you again and keep up the outstanding work!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was great. The food was not good. It’s changed in the last couple of years. Anyone reading this will understand after they go.

FH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful spot for a nice dinner and drink with friends. I love love coming here.. Those trees covered with fairy lights are too pretty. Wonderful ambiance!

G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and waiter paid no attention to us.