Ysabel

4.7
1263 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 1263 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meal was great but too salty other than that great :)

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vipJulianaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibes

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MilenaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Totally Liked the place. Nice atmosphere, the music is a little too loud.
Delicious food and the beat drinks u can get

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mosesquire
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing as usual. I am glad Ysabel is open again. I highly recommend this place for a date or just a night out for dinner and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best decor in the world

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great vibe! The seafood items are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Your steak side options are very limited with four different potato items, please add variety like asparagus, spinach etc. for those looking for a healthier option

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on President's day to celebrate my birthday and while it was busy, it didn't feel uncomfortable or overpacked for covid's sake. Really amazing ambience, lively music that I couldn't help but dance to, menu variety, and service. They had a large number of heating lamps set up in the courtyard that were all spaced nicely so each table essentially got their own which was really great. They might have a bit of a limited menu at the moment (probably due to Covid), but we still struggled to narrow our top choices down.
We started with the shrimp and brussel sprouts appetizers that were SO tasty, and then chose the scallops with bok choy and potato pasta with oxtail ragu. Both amazing as well. Lastly, we finished with a creme brulee topped with strawberries that was so perfectly made, I didn't even realize I had room to eat all of it.

Very happy with how the night went and will definitely be back soon

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I thought that the restaurant was great. Amazing music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Host needs to do a better job at seating people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

The cocktails, food and wine are still great and not crazy overpriced. The ambiance is terrible; ridiculously loud and completely out of place - on a Valentine’s Eve date night at a higher-end restaurant, I don’t want (and it didn’t look like any of our fellow diners wanted) Cardi B’s WAP playing. We were initially seated directly under and speaker and had to ask to be moved, which the server was very nice about and took care of. Later in the evening (930p after we’d been seated about 815p for an 800p reservation) an extremely rude person stormed up to our table, and without introduction, whilst we were eating, she loudly told us their policy was 90 mins and we’d been there 3hrs and that we’d have to go, then left before we could speak. We asked our server to speak to the manager... turns out that rude person was the manager. After she returned to the table (I asked her to step away from the table so as not to further disturb my date) and informed her of her mistake she was apologetic, but the damage had been done and the night ruined. Appalling customer service. Appalling ambiance. It’s a shame Ysabel used to be a great, reliable “go-to” for an elegant night out.

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Dancy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are our favorite restaurant to go to in LA....thank you for ALWAYS making it special and accomodating my requests for tables in the inner patio.................FOOD always fab and we love our servers

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vipSandy
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved this place, so cute and the food was great! We ordered the Hamachi sashimi (fresh & great flavor), Truffle fries (so good), Rigatoni (fantastic), and the Lamb Chops (delicious)... would definitely recommend!

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Reserved dinner for 2 and it was well in advance. The hostess seated us right next to a wall on the side of the restaurant. Our table was the size of a coffee table and it was uncomfortable to say the least. Our plates were huge and we could barely put our utensils on the table. Seats were uncomfortable as welll. I explained this to the waiter and requested to be seated elsewhere. We were given a excuse that the seating chart is randomized and can’t accommodate at this time. Our seating area wasn’t an actual seating area, it looked put together at the last second. Reesh, the manager was very rude and interrupted me while I was expressing issues regarding the service. She blamed the waiter, and the waiter blamed the seat schedulers. No one took accountability. I felt uncomfortable how close we were to another couple as. They all made excuses. Terrible service.

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vipsonisf
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was a 10 (thank you, Barbara!), food was a 10 and visually, Ysabel is an aesthetic treat for the eyes. However, we were totally put off by the crazy rap that was playing on the speakers...Nearly EVERY word was rude and outrageously profane and was playing so loudly (even in the bathroom) that you could hardly hear yourself talk. Not only did it take away from the general ambiance but was NOT AT ALL conducive to a nice dinner out. All that being said, as food and service are great so we will give it another try at some point and hope for better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience, and the service was amazing. Laureline went above and beyond to make our evening memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, nice ambiance. Food was delicious too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The service and the food was horrible I would never go back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance is the best in LA

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The hostess/ manager was extremely rude and spoke terribly to me and my friends. She purposely put us on a bad table in the restraunt because we were dancing outside and saying happy birthday to my friend (she found that to be rude) and when we asked nicely to move tables, she cursed at us and did not even look for any alternative spots (even though I counted 4 other empty tables to sit at.) we have never encountered this rude of a hostess in our lives and hope that NO ONE has to deal with the terribly bad energy she gave our group. Keep in mind it was my friends birthday (as she knew) and still wouldn’t think twice to accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate & tasty food n drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the wise words of Paris Hilton-loves it.

JA
JanetA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

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Robyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hands down the best post-COVID outdoor dining experience I've had. They have done a beautiful job, heat lamps near each table and ample space between tables, really felt like pre-pandemic era experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The tables weren’t really spread out which is definitely something I wish was exercised a little more. Our chair was back to back with another persons chair and the person next to us was so intoxicated he was all over the place and would get too close to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner here with friends was great! Even though it was “outdoors,” it was still pretty closed in and warm. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively and fun with great food and service. Their outdoor seating area is a magical land everyone needs right now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The host was not friendly as always.

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viplaurens
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They were welcoming. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good, big portions and delicious. We had chicory salad, spicy tuna on crispy rice, pasta with vodka sauce and the chicken entree. All were delicious and the setting is beautiful. I would most definitely go back and recommend to friends.

KB
vipKBEZZ
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

As a regular Ysabel customer, post covid is super disappointing. Bad food, bad service :(

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lovewine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience3

This restaurant unfortunately was not careful regarding mask wearing. I customer walked around the restaurant without a mask. They did not have a protocol in place. I felt very uncomfortable being there

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in LA. Quiet and ideal

SB
SirB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CU was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the music was exceptional. Our server was very nice and attentive. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 10/10 loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Hostess was extremely rude.

KM
vipKathyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We came for a bday celebration, we told our waitress....
there was no acknowledgement of the occasion. We ordered a mouton chocolate cake, after 45 minutes it never came. The waitress told us the chef made multiple attempts but the cake was inverted. We asked for the check, and never got to celebrate our bday girl. Food was good, the service was disappointing

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vipREDV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

One of the worst Ysabel experience I ever had, it was taking them 45-50 min to get me one drink. Manager and server were nice but that was not enough, you guys ruined my Sunday night, you made me sit for an hour with no drinks and kept telling me that you guys closing at 10 pm and needed to order everything before the bar and kitchen closes (so I ordered 2 drinks ahead just for myself and one for my fiancé). After 50 min, the manager came with my 2 drinks and said that the two drinks were late will be on the house, EXCUSE ME! If I wanted to save money or get free stuff I could’ve went to a taco truck or some local cheap restaurant. Instead of giving me free drinks, stuff more bartenders/servers, or have limited tables. Avoid letting people book and waste their times with very poor quality of service. What a shame, waste of time, and money. They got me so disappointed. Even 0 star is a-lot.

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Ysabel is rated 4.7 stars by 1263 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.