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
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great ambiance but very slow service!

JC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

M
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

OT
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!

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

Everything was great!

DF
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.

OT
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

NH
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

DA
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

RB
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

OT
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.

OT
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 .

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice place for weekend hangout.

OT
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.

GS
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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Incredible ambience. Great presentation. Good flavors. Excellent for cocktails too

DJ
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for late night dessert on a Saturday night and it was a whole scene. Great music, buzzing atmosphere, and filled with energetic diners and drinkers.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ysabel is lit. Hoes everywhere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was great. We had still had a little wait, even though I had reservations. Saturday nights it turns into a mini lounge.

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I love the energy but I had kids... I don't think kids should go but if its just adults I believe it'll be a great time

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Asked to be seated on the patio and made the reservations over a month ago. When we were sat in a corner by the kitchen we politely asked to be outside and were told no. The patio atmosphere was the whole reason I picked the restaurant. Will not return.

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is simply a magical dining experience, the place is gorgeous, the food is amazing, the service is attentive. One of my top 5 in LA.

L
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Food was good although the table was way too small even if we hadn’t done sharing dishes, it was very cramped for 2. Service was on the slow side. Atmosphere was beautiful and romantic. Loved the music.

NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I recommend but beware that they don’t seat you in time even with a reservation. Always delays.

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Beautiful fun upbeat atmosphere. Delicious drinks and food.

DJ
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Saturday brunch with great music, food, and drinks. Kitchen closes a early for brunch hours so be sure to get in before 2:30p. Great brunch/lunch menu and love the beautiful atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Really should train the server and have a better attitude

I
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was good. Not the best but quite good. I would go back for sure

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to Ysabel for my birthday.We ordered few plates,pasta,brausel sprouts ,few salads and tuna tartar.The food was delicious but the brausel sprouts was very greasy.The pasta with vodka sauce is amazing.
The vibe and decorations are amazing.Have cute and nice places to take pictures.The service could be better,we had to wait a-lot to ask our waiter for a wine or dessert.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food! Great place for dinner with friends.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ysabel for my bday dinner and it was such a cute place! Loved the whole vibe there. Drinks and food were all so good. Our server Ali was super sweet!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alison Trent did an amazing job on this menu. She use fresh ingredient for her farm to table style menu. The flavor profile of the ingredients in the tuna dish were in harmony with each other. The Yukon Gold potato lasagna with the oxalis ragù it’s definitely the best winter dish right now, so delicate and perfect with the richness of the oxtail ragù. I suggest the Barlolo Tenuta Cucco or the Contesa Montepulciano with that this dish. Our server was very friendly and provide a great service.

OC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music, Hip hop and wrap was bad, this should not be the music playing at Ysabel.....

NL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was cute place to go checking ones but food are over price.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not what it used to be. Very disappointing.