YSABEL (West Hollywood, CA)
945 N Fairfax Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Ysabel is a lively cocktail bar with a mixology focus that serves out of a back and front bar, plus an outdoor patio. It’s a little hard to find the restaurant at first because there is no giant sign with the name on it. It is a plain white building. Valet parking is $7.
We had reservations at 8PM (I recommend making a reservation, we went on a Thursday night and it was really packed.) The venue itself is dark, and dimly lit with string lights and candles. The ambiance is romantic. It is a great place for dates with a significant other or your group of friends. It is a little loud but what kind of cocktail bar isn’t?! We had a set menu that came out for my friends and I for we were invited specially by the restaurant.
The servers, general managers, chefs greeted us and also took such great care of us. They asked if we were allergic to any ingredients and kindly did not bring any dishes that contained them. After every course, they took away our dirty plates and replaced them with clean ones.
(Left to Right: @cathythekimchi, @nicqueen, @spotkryskhloe, @eunique_kollection, @_juliashin)
(Artisanal Bread Assortment with Vermont Butter – $6)
(Marinated Red Beets, Fennel, Avocado, Toasted Hazelnut – $15)
(Tuna Crudo, Sesame Rice Crisps, Citrus, Cilantro – $17) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
(Grilled Octopus, Lentils, Peppers, Chorizo, Olives, Garlic – $26) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
(Ysabel Bone Marrow – Specialty Ask Your Server for Price) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
(Seared Scallops, Sunchokes, Persimmon, Roasted Onions, Celery – $36) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
(Butternut Squash Tortellini, Pancetta, Brussel Sprouts, Pumpkin Seeds – $26) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
(Linguine with Clams, White Wine & Parsley – $26) [Photo by: @cathythekimchi]
DESSERT (RumChata Tiramisu – $13 Mascarpone & Lady Fingers, Chocolate Cake – $14 Milk Chocolate Ganache, Bread Pudding $15 – Caramalized White Chocolate, Spiced Pumpkin Profiterole – $12 Cream Puff & Salted Caramel)
Overall my favorites were the Avocado Salad (tangy), Bone Marrow (rich and creamy), and the Scallops (fresh and crisp). I felt that they had the most interesting flavors to them. Our dining experience over all was great. What I loved about this restaurant the most was the environment and the people that surrounded us. The food was up to par. Thank you so much Ysabel Hollywood for having us!
Thank You to Ysabel’s Pastry Chef for the invitation and making this amazing food experience happen! We had a blasty blast!
VIDEO FOOD DIARY: (Check out NicQueen’s YouTube Video Blog on our experience at Ysabel! and Make sure to follow!)