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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air

The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air
Ranked #97 of 9,847 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The famous hotel bar retains its unique club-like vibe from years past but with a glamorous twist. A central fireplace, grand piano and wood paneled walls will make you feel like you've been transported back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Herringbone design floors, antique mirrors, and an incredible leather woven bar adds richness and depth to this chic new space. Since our Southern California weather is our greatest asset, the Bar has been expanded into the outdoors with the addition of three cozy garden alcoves separated by bi-fold doors. The doors can be open or closed depending on your mood.
Los Angeles, California, USA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The renovation is fantastic and it is justa nice relaxing and civilized place for a drink and a bite . The photography is interesting as well. Nice spot near my home I love to take out of towners to.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank John I
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Denise F, General Manager at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear John I,

Thank you for your kind words regarding our recent renovation. I am happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the Bar & Lounge, and we look forward to your return and hope it will be soon.

Warm Regards,
Denise Flanders
General Manager
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best cocktail libations served at my favorite bar, from exquisite presentation to delicious taste!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Since the costly renovating and reopening Hotel Bel-Air a few years back, I've been here on numerous occasions to enjoy their extraordinary cocktails, delicious coffee, or tasty dinner entrees at the lounge and piano bar, and strolling around the beautiful hotel grounds, water stream, and gardens.

In fact, I luv this place so much that we spent our most recent NYE celebration here - enjoying the music, with a wildly fun NYE countdown inside the lounge bar, after having dinner and enjoying cocktails all night long in our plush coach booth table in the corner, next to the fireplace. It was a lovely festive celebration.

I absolutely LUV their Amaretto Sours with their frosty creamy egg white topping, poured into a deep rounded glass cup, over an giant chunk of cut iceberg. Beautiful exquisite presentation, and even tastier than it looks! Sooo yummy, especially because I only drink wine or champagne versus hard alcohol or liquors. If we come during the day, we always to sit outside to enjoy the plush ground views.

The coffees are always served in the French press. They are courtesy trays of olives, chips, and a delicious nut mix. Very addicting snacks...

The homey hotel grounds are so romantic and serene. You feel very secluded and it is so fun to explore and enjoy the ducks and elegant gorgeous swans in the stream.

You can valet park for $8 -with validation, or find street parking near the residences.

Hands down, it's my favorite bar and lounge due to the superb cocktails, complementary snacks, perfect setting, romantic ambience, service, and understated elegance.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LoveSchnauzers
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Denise F, General Manager at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear LoveSchnauzers,

What a pleasure to read this review! We are so fortunate to count you among our many repeat guests, and know that It is always a pleasure welcoming you back to The Bar & Lounge. I am thrilled you have enjoyed your numerous visits with us, and even happier to know that you consider us your favorite bar and lounge. This is a very special endorsement indeed and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

Warm Regards,
Denise Flanders
General Manager
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Came here last week with couple of friends to have probably the best banquettes and cocktails in the LA. Frankly speaking I really liked the cocktails it was really amazing.

The location of this restaurant is nice and easy to find. I specially liked Outdoor seating and live Piano adds some extra flavor with the environment.

The service is fast and staffs are friendly. The scenario is amazing and with Delicious food items it looked beautiful.

Great place. I will come again for sure.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank johnb96713
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Denise F, General Manager at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear johnb96713,

It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience at The Bar & Lounge… from the cocktails, to the location, to the food and setting. We very much look forward to your return!

Warm Regards,
Denise Flanders
General Manager
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Boston, MA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I enjoyed the very tasty and original house special cocktails served in a comfortable relaxing garden setting. There were 8 in our group so we shared and compared. Each one was good in a different way.

Visited July 2013
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Thank ABS_Boston_MA
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Denise F, General Manager at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear ABS_Boston_MA,

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at The Bar & Lounge. I am glad you enjoyed our specialty cocktails in our beautiful outdoor setting. We hope to see you again during this summer season.

Warm Regards,
Denise Flanders
General Manager
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Southampton, New York
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180 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“You Must see this amazing renovation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Wolfgang Puck created the varied menu and it was fabulous. We have always loved the Bel-Air but now it is much more user friends.
P.S. Their swan had babies!!!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank patricia b
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Denise F, General Manager at The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear patricia b,

Yes, we do have three additions to the Bel-Air family…three little cygnets. Well, they aren’t so little any more…they sure do grow up fast!

It is lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your experience at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, please come back and visit us again.

Warm Regards,
Denise Flanders
General Manager
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