Ysabel

4.7
1414 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1414 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaribelG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Our waitress was horrible. Forgot about our table and a few others around us. We requested another fork as one of ours was taken during a plate change and didn't receive it until we were done with our meals (we had to pass 1 fork between us to accomplish this). I've been here many times in the past and had wonderful experiences so perhaps she's new or was overwhelmed, but it was disappointing to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s our Sunday spot! Love everything about this place. The food is amazing, fairly priced and the ambiance is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We waited 57 minutes for our lunch, and the restaurant was at about 20%occupancy. The order was screwed up twice.
Chef is amazing. Service sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Drinks are very good food is not. I would come back to drink but not to dine. Disappointed in every food item we ordered. Tasted like school lunch but cost $40

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends bachelorette party- a very special day, and we were so worried because we were running late. Thankfully Ysabel staff was gracious towards us and let us keep our reservation and gave us incredible service. Still my favorite brunch spot in West Hollywood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing, just make sure they repeat your order back to you and that they put the order in the kitchen. Everyone’s meals came and my meal never came. Turns out it was never submitted. Things happen, but you know it’s all about the experience. They adjusted our bill, which I felt was fair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fire. Thank
You

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YVONNEG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time @ Ysabel the vibe is always perfect 👌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING

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vipErinH
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Scallops are a must!

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vip2017hollywood
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ysabel is always amazing. Just make sure you have a reservation because they won't let you in otherwise. There is a door man like at a club-a little unnecessary. The food is great, the atmosphere and design beautiful and the servers are very educated on the menu. Drinks are delicious as well. Went with a friend who had not been before and he loved it. Will be back again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience4

We got sat in an area where we never got any service. Dark. Loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and excellent vibes!

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NewtoLA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

lovely outdoor patio dining space but the just okay food and overly loud music detract from the experience. Service is so-so except with multiple attempts to bus and clear the table quickly. Brought friends from Houston for dinner, first time out in a year. They just kept commenting on how great the food was in Houston. Nice place for a drink and very loud music. Wonderful space, disappointed a bit.

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Gemini
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come to for any occasion. Great vibes Great Ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was great! The only thing I found average was the food. I believe the quality has gone down in recent years but the wine and cocktails were amazing 🤩

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AngelikaO
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it I will be back for sure must try place since it’s a beautiful and trendy

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Lila
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPER AMAZING FOOD! The truffle fries and the molten chocolate cake were so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience!! Everything we order was to expectation. Jeremy was our server and did a great job helping us explore the menu and getting to know the restaurant. Definitely will be back to celebrate my 30th birthday here. 👌🏽

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Melanie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time going here and they didn’t disappoint! Since Covid they have turned the place into an outdoor dining oasis! Food was great service was great! Overall great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners had in a while. The food was great especially the hamachi. We ordered extra rounds of it & it was still not enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall was very good.
staff were friendly but the only thing that was not good is that we had a reservation at 7:15 & yet we were seated at 8:00
People came after us & they were seated before us,if it wasn’t my birthday we would leave!
Anyway after we finally got our table everything was good,service was good, food & drinks were delicious! The ambience is so beautiful,nice music! We enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my best friend for a girl date and it was v cute!

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vipstephanie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

“Ysabel can you please report to my office, NOW!” What I thought was going to be a regular Saturday trying a different “you must go there” experienced turned out to be service more terrible than the DMV on a Monday morning. A table for two in between the bars in the open air is where we was sat. Besides receiving the menus, we didn’t see our server for about 27 mins after the fact. At the 22 minute mark I happened to flag down a busboy and asked who our server was. He pointed at her and I politely asked him if I can get another server. He confirms but five minutes after that our original server starts to take our order. It goes as follows: “yes can I get the crispy shrimp, hand cut rigatoni, the New York steak, truffle fries, and um which do you think is better the purée potatoes or the broccolini...” in that moment our server walks away and I didn’t realize it and starts attending to another table and I look to finally realize she’s gone. I’m completely baffled she pulled this on me mid ordering! In the 10 years of eating fine dining in LA I have never experienced such an act of disrespect not on some customer service but on some personal also! I don’t want this review to deter those from the delicious food they have but like everything in this service industry it’s customer service first, always! Besides the rigatoni , I would only come back if they serving it with crack now because that server struck a nerve. I would like to thank the busboys who with they hospitality managed to calm me down and the two servers that took over. I loved the attentiveness of those two. If I had to rate Ysabela strictly on the food not the experience it would’ve been an 8.5/10 but we got to keep it real it’s more of a 6/10 because of that server.

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eatereater
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo wonderful. Kaitlyn is a wonderful server who is very attentive and sweet! The maître d and the rest of the restaurant staff were also wonderful and kind!!! Will definitely be coming back! If only for the rigatoni and crème brulee!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service

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vipdellapina
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a gorgeous patio. Really nice place for brunch.

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JonathanT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for brunch with friends and the food was absolutely delicious! The banana bread, pancakes, and truffle fries were my favorite. The ambiance was so relaxing and inviting in the morning. The staff was so kind as well. Taylor was our waiter and he really made us feel taken care of. A great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Intimate environment curated for a great date night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was greeted when arrived had reservations. Once sat our server came over and greeted and provided info once we placed our food order the food took long and also my dish which was the 8oz steak came out first and my daughters did not come for what seems 10-15 min I waited and by that time my steak was on the colder side, our server checked on us but was a while after. The care and service could have been better but the food and drinks were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tables are much to small

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The host Alex was not your typical host !she was rushing everyone to order and get out of there !ive been there before and had a better experience !even other tables were very uncomfortable by her and her attitude !She was in a bad mood and made us uncomfortable and rushed

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The phone was really bad. I called and called and called to let them know that I will come late. So it was frustrating. They need to fix their phone!!! But the restaurant ambiance was absolutely gorgeous. And the food is good. So it was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

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ValP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Love the environment, food, service, its the hotspot right now. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, amazing food, very great experience.

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Ysabel is rated 4.7 stars by 1414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.