Ysabel

4.7
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823 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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4.5
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4.8
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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super awesome!!

SJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

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 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service & ambiance...

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

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 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice surprice

s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

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

AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Thank you!

AD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambiance

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 22 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was slow and waiter paid no attention to us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner was great, nice atmosphere but a little noisy since seated next to bar. Staff attentive, but could have check in on us a little more and have more knowledge regarding wine. Overall great experience will be back.

MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere.. the layout is classy, romantic and somehow intimate even though it’s pretty big with an open roof and tree growing in the middle of the dining room. The service has always been excellent when we’ve gone here. I haven’t even mentioned the food- SO good. Inventive, delicious and beautiful. We usually order a few of the smaller dishes and go family style and then share one of their steaks. Valet parking available but if you plan on having some of their house cocktails (I suggest the Olivia) I would just Uber. Great place for a date or with a group of friends, not a place for kids though. Always such a lovely experience here.

PR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just great. Get the patio seating outside at about 6.30. Good street parking. The shrimp and the chicken were among the best I’ve ever had. Anywhere.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
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 on 15 September 2019
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 on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent. Great food and music!!

VO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
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
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great place and atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
6 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
9 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
12 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
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, clean restaurant, amazing food and wonderful service

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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