Ysabel

4.7
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800 reviews
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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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was amazing! The vibe of the restaurant was energetic, yet relaxing. Kitchen staff and service staff was amazing. I will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was absuktely awesome! Super trendy place great photo ops everyone was so awesome and friendly! The food is large proportioned and meant to be shared! Great place!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent. Great food and music!!

VO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were instantly wow'd at the ambiance, the food was unreal ... thought about it for days. And our server was so delightful.

CC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great place and atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming, hip and trendy with a delicious unique menu. Great drinks too!

PB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Ysabel is a beautiful restaurant featuring a variety of dining spaces (i.e., indoor or outdoor, table top or bar, etc.) and modern architecture/decor. It makes a striking first impression. The ingredients used in the kitchen and bar are fresh, organic and locally-sourced. The menu has a decent offering of different wines and many fun, creative dishes and cocktails. Unfortunately, our service was incredibly bad, rending the entire experience completely unenjoyable.

Our server promptly offered us water but 20 minutes later never delivered it. We waved over another server for water. After ordering, our drinks and starters came out promptly and were really tasty. However, our mains arrived a long time later. A couple dishes were cold but supposed to be hot. And another dish was not what we ordered. We couldn't get our server's attention to make a correction so we just ate it. We wanted to order a second round of drinks and more dishes but, again, our server was nowhere to be found. We couldn't help feeling like we were being ignored; though, I'm sure, that was just due to our frustration. When our server finally did come to our table we asked for the check. Then, we immediately went somewhere else.

Though it's possible the restaurant had an "off" night or was understaffed the evening we dined there, I'm not interested in giving it a second chance. It delivered style but not substance. And there's no shortage of perfectly great alternatives. I will not recommend dining at Ysabel to friends nor family. And I do not plan to return.

AF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent! Half chicken is incredible, sauce not to be missed. Brussel sprouts are always delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Worth going just for the ambiance. Service was friendly and food was tasty!! Perfect date night spot.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my fave place in Los Angeles... food is outstanding ... Ambience is great... cocktails are a must

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

It’s like they’re doing you a favor to serve you. Been there a number of times but never again.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and very friendly service (from the Hostess to our server. We had brunch and the portions were huge huge! Fabulous cocktails too! Would highly recommend and I hope to return to experience dinner on my next visit.

BF
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing vibe! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Service was friendly and food was excellent

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was well prepared. Our waitress gave good service and was nice. The music was good r&b but the volume got louder and louder as the night progressed as though it was a club atmosphere.

N
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool spot, it's half outdoors with beautiful trees and greenery throughout the restaurant. Two bars - if you just want a drink, you can walk in and buy, then sit either near the fireplace or on the outdoor steps in a lounge setting. Food was pretty good too, we liked the rigatoni, brussel sprouts, and wagyu skewers. Drinks were well-balanced. Servers were attentive and friendly. Found it reasonably priced, especially for the ambiance and location.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, clean restaurant, amazing food and wonderful service

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tomahawk steak wasn’t worth it... kind of disappointed

GT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

we loved the ambiance. food was good. the service was truly terrible. 2 of our drinks arrived timely, then one, and the other didn't come for about a half hour. my first course arrived after everyone else had finished theirs. my husband's main course never came at all. and was added to the bill (although we caught it, and asked for it to be removed)

JM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time with my guests and our waiter was great. I give him A

MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

RM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited for over 40 min before we got our table, albeit after asking for our table three times we got a round of free drinks. The service was too slow but staff were friendly.

AQ
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I went to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant did not do anything special or acknowledge my birthday (although stated in reservation), and constantly rushing our large party. The place looks great but service, food, and experience were mediocre.

JP
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants overall that I’ve been to. Wonderful food, great venue for any occasion, open and flowing. Great indoor/outdoor vibe. Server was amazing and very attentive. A wonderful overall experience A+++

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

The branzino special entree was totally raw

We sent it back and ordered the salmon

That was also totally roar.

Wasnt right and they didnt do anything about it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service !

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing on all levels and the Chef Alison and Manager Alex brought out complimentary hors d’oeuvres every time I’ve dined here! Classy!!!! 5 stars!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great servers , food and atmosphere

AK
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is beautiful! And the service is amazing! The food was delicious and most of the staff were extremely friendly. I’ll say it is a bit pricey for the portion, that being said, it’s not even that bad compared to what I’ve seen. Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone!

v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ysabel is just stunning and their food is amazing I have had several dishes from their brunch and dinner menu and they have never disappointed

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Hostess was rude and not accommodating to my reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, food is incredible and has amazing vibes

CC
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing. Loved our server. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food was excellent.

c
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Service is generally slow. But Ambiance and food are both very good.

T
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the service and the food was great. Beautiful and romantic. Really nice.

F
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is really appealing with the open spaces and outdoor areas. We sat on the patio which is great but you have to dodge the olive trees to get to your table. Great atmosphere, very good food and an interesting crowd.

H
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special trip to LA with this restaurant highly recommended. It did NOT disappoint! Waitstaff was PHENOMENAL, recommending and was SPOT ON!!! I would DEFINITELY return!!!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite LA spots, always amazing :)

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I had hair in my food. They made a new dish which came out way later as my meeting was almost done with their meal.

D
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, and music. Everything about Ysabel is magical. Would recommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal in LA.

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