The Belmont

Bar / Restaurant
The Belmont Popular with a lively clientele of young couples, groups of friends, and sports enthusiasts alike, The Belmont is an upbeat bar and restaurant perfect for early evening dinner, pre-club drinks, and a hopping weekend scene. Los Angeles United States 34.084979 -118.376712
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Party Earth Review Popular with a lively clientele of young couples, groups of friends, and sports enthusiasts alike, The Belmont is an upbeat bar and restaurant perfect for early evening dinner, pre-club drinks, and a hopping weekend scene... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F 9:30am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Belmont Review

The Scene

Popular with a lively clientele of young couples, groups of friends, and sports enthusiasts alike, The Belmont is an upbeat bar and restaurant perfect for early evening dinner, pre-club drinks, and a hopping weekend scene.

Popular with a lively clientele of young couples, groups of friends, and sports enthusiasts alike, The Belmont is an upbeat bar and restaurant perfect for early evening dinner, pre-club drinks, and a hopping weekend scene.

The simple décor is punctuated by ten flat-screen TVs tuned to sports that draw crowds of fans on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, who gather at the tables and booths to cheer on their team, while those more interested in socializing, line up at the popular make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar.

Weekdays see a steady stream of chatty diners and daters settling into tables along the front windows for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a vibrant scene that transitions into an energetic atmosphere in the evenings, when an outgoing crowd of young professionals flocks in for the excellent Happy Hour specials and a cocktail or two on the patio.

Still later, fun-loving singles looking to mingle show up to get a good buzz on before heading to the clubs. Always animated, The Belmont maintains a boisterous vibe that brings patrons in for pre-party revelry.

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Tip from Lucas:

Three pounds of crab legs will cost you only $30 on Monday nights! Combine the deal with some Amstel and Monday Night Football, and you just might have a perfect night on your hands.

  • Crowd

    Young professionals, sports enthusiasts, ex-frat guys, and aspiring actors, mid-20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ spins classic rock, jazz, pop/rock, and alternative. Karaoke on Sunday nights. Bloody Mary Bar Saturdays and Sundays 10am–4pm. Check their twitter feed @thebelmont_cafe for DJ updates.
    Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served. Early Bird Special daily before 10am. Big Bucket Mondays feature cheap crab legs. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $11–$15, salads $8–$16, burgers $13–$15, most entrées $20–$35, four-course meal $29/W after 7pm. Beer $6–$8, wine $8–$18, cocktails $10+, shots $7–$11. Valet $7.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual on weekdays: sleeveless tops, jeans, flats. Dressier on weekends: fitted pants, Lacoste shirts, H&M tops, heels. Dress code: no shorts, sandals, oversized t-shirts, tank tops, or workout outfits after 7pm.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for dinner and pre-going out drinks, and Sundays for big crowds both day and night.

  • Close By

    Oak Fire Pizzeria and Pub (829 North La Cienega Boulevard) offers great wood-fired pizzas and big-screen TVs tuned to sports.

The Belmont User Reviews

Average rating:
I liked it here
Gor G. Jun 3, 2013
Belmont sounds so classy and elegant. This place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It accomodates young crowds and old crowds alike. People like to go here after work and get some drinks and eat some good food. You can also stop by here for lunch or get some breakfast to go. Whatever you like, they can make it happen. They have a pretty decent menu and a lot of food items to choose from. Very accomodating towards large parties too. The prices are a bit on the expensive side but you will enjoy having food with your drink. They have a very live atmosphere with DJ playing music in the background.
A Slight Upset
Gerard Nash G. Jun 3, 2013
So assuming that the name was Belmont, I would assume that it would be a high-end restaurant with professional waiters, a nice soothing atmosphere, and delicious food; I would say that the Belmont only had half of those things. It definitely has the nice atmosphere, but if you factor in the people who go there - especially on Sundays - you really don't get a place you can eat quietly; in a way, it's a fusion between a comfy diner and a sports bar. The drinks and food are a little pricey, but the servers are amiable and provide you good service. So if you're looking for a confusing place to bring your crazy friends, that want a nice meal, then this is the location for you.
I would definitely go there again!
Sandeep S. Mar 25, 2013
My friends had set-up a group birthday celebration a few weeks ago, and as soon as I walked in I knew it was an awesome spot. There was sufficient seating, both inside and out, as well as a 10 big screen TVs strewn around the joint. While we were waiting for the rest of our party to arrive, we indulged on their delicious appetizers and incredibly inexpensive drink menu. The service here is great, the staff was beyond fantastic. The best part about this place is it's location. It's right on La Cienega, just down from Sunset. Parking all down the side streets.
Home Away From Home!
Cate M. Feb 27, 2013
I've been going to the Belmont since I could legally drink. I usually roll up with a bunch of people, for brunch, crab night or to overdose my bloody mary with toppings during Sunday's Bloody Mary Bar Brunch. Not sure who the chef is, but I'd like to meet him or her, because the food is amazing! Try the macaroni and cheese and the sweet potato fries... they're awesome! If you have any room left, go for the cookie ice cream sunday with a cherry on top. No LA spot would be complete without a classy canopy section to people watch...which the Belmont has covered. I give it four glowing stars!
A Hybrid of Fratty and Fabulous
Ana-Sophia G. Jan 16, 2013
The Belmont is relatively close to me, so I go there quite a bit. The crowd is great if you're in your early to mid twenties, especially if you're involved at all in the entertainment industry. Lots of entry-level types, and none of the snobbery you'll find in other places just down the road. The open patio is a nice spot for brunch, and on Sundays you can transition inside to watch the games. It gets moderately packed on Fridays and Saturdays, but nothing crazy. A great spot to grab a few drinks (excellent happy hour) or to spend the majority of your night. It's got an upscale vibe mixed with a very laid back, almost college bar feel. Great for those looking for a nice middle ground.
great food great time
Brittney B. Dec 3, 2012
I like this place, but it depends on when you go. If it's earlier, I feel like it so wants to be the young junior agent, assistant-y type place. The crowd? Very eclectic, from young professionals to more sophisticated types who also seek refuge from the hassles of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. The food is good, but sometimes the scene bugs. It's better later at night - less pretentious and more casual fun. Great place to meet people if you are a junior agent buying drinks for a potential client. I will say the staff has always been nice and helpful.
Very Classy
caroline h. Nov 30, 2012
This is a wonderful bar and restaurant where everyone is so young and lively. The waitress that I had was an aspiring actress and she was so lively and fun. She helped us out greatly with the amazing menu of such different food. I had never had so much food on their menu so I tried a lot of different things. I really enjoyed the music as well. This place is very sophisticated and nice for young couples. I brought my boyfriend to this restaurant and we had such a great time. I even got up and danced with him because the music was so lively and fun!
Great dinner spot
Rocio R. Nov 5, 2012
Have been going to the Belmont for years. It's central location to various other bars and clubs in the area is a plus. Great place to sit and have catch up drinks with friends or even a date. Food has always been tasty. The crowd is typical LA (trendy and energetic). Parking can be tough, but usually street parking is found. Great for groups.
Much Ado about nothing
Deepak H. Oct 4, 2012
Ok. For one, i do not know what to classify this as. It has all the set up of a bar but it is a little more comfy and luxe than one but not enough to classify this as a lounge. Plus they serve full menu so I guess a restaurant. I wouldn't mind calling it a restaurant but for the raucous crowd during the weekends. While this place has some serious identity crisis, I give it 2 stars because this is a good place to people watch. That is the only reason I go here. I would like to call it a date place but if you are stuck here on a weekend, you may need to shout what you wanna speak to your date and that is definitely gonna turn him/her off. Pricey drinks and pretentious beautiful people! Sad!
It's been a while but I miss it!
Stacy F. Oct 4, 2012
It's been a while since my last visit to The Belmont. It was once my go-to for Friday nights when I was younger and more fun. It's a little crazy now and I think i'm out of its demo but I do have many fond memories at The Belmont. Most importantly, they have unforgettable mac & cheese with gruyere and a giant scoop of crab meet on top. It was always perfectly crusty on the top and ooey-gooey in the middle. If a wild night is not your thing, I also recommend going there on the weekend for their Bloody Mary bar. You can take in the game and enjoy the bloody mary bar from 10am to 4pm every saturday and sunday. There's great people watching if you're lucky enough to snag a seat on the covered but outside patio. It's a pretty relaxing vibe during the day and gets loud and rowdy at night. Definitely fun if you're up for it.
just ok...
Sam A. Oct 4, 2012
The Belmont has been around forever and I assume will continue to stay around indefinitely. The Belmont has decent food and can get crowded but they never have fantastic talent. It is a fun place to have a mid-ground between a scene and a dive. If you are going to eat at the Belmont, I would recommend getting reservations for the patio. It is a much better scene than the inside. Also, the bar in the side room is always quicker to get a drink.
the Belmont SO wants to be scene...
Beth M. Oct 3, 2012
I like this place, but it depends on when you go. If it's earlier, I feel like it so wants to be the young junior agent, assistant-y type place. The food is good, but sometimes the scene bugs. It's better later at night - less pretentious and more casual fun. Great place to meet people if you are a junior agent buying drinks for a potential client. I will say the staff has always been nice and helpful.
Can't go wrong...
Len B. Aug 17, 2012
The Belmont happens to be one of those spots in Los Angeles that throws away the pretentiousness while offering a relaxed atmosphere to grab a brew, some food or both. I frequent this restaurant/bar whenever I'm in West Hollywood, which happens to be next to popular seen-and-be-seen eatery STK. Their brunch was probably one of the best I've had in the area and apparently it's known for it, according to the locals. The food was great; the french toast, to quote the waitress, was heaven, and I was pleased to discover that she wasn't full of hot air with that assessment. As for the nightlife, while there is a bouncer, it's certainly not like your typical LA hotspots which require a guest list and all that jazz; just come looking good and you're in. It's that simple. While it can get crowded when it nears capacity, you won't feel like sardines in a can thanks to their patio area and extra back room. The crowd? Very eclectic, from young professionals to more sophisticated types who also seek refuge from the hassles of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. The decor is something out of a 1990s LA-based movie (not a bad thing), the staff are friendly and do a great job in tending to your needs and they even have TVs and a pool table if you're looking for a little extracurricular activity to go with your meal/drink. All in all, The Belmont is definitely a place you'd want to check out for yourself.
Good Enough - Always
Sara G. Aug 10, 2012
I used to LOVE the Belmont. It's a big Hollywood assistant spot for drinks and events. If you want to host an event there, the smaller side room is ideal and the staff is generally chill about it being rented out. This is a good place to go when you want something a little scene-y, but don't want to worry about your whole group getting in. Except once they have a bouncer, there is a minimal-but-strict dress code. This place is so chill some hours that you wouldn't necessarily think of it as a dress-code spot. But, I've seen guys get turned away for wearing flip-flops. Also, the patio is great if you're with some friends who need a smoke. I've never done brunch here, but I know it's still a go-to spot for a lot of folks, and they supposedly have a mean Bloody Mary bar. Generally, the Belmont is fun. The crowd at night is generally early 20s-mid 30s with a smattering of older creepy businessmen in from out of town.
My Fallback Venue
Paul F. Aug 6, 2012
Here's the good about the Belmont - there's never a hassle. Sure, if you go at 11pm on a Saturday night you might have to wait a minute to get in, but that's rare. Not to say it doesn't get crowded with 20 something singles. The Belmont is great for a number of things though. They have a 3 hour Happy Hour every single day, and a Bloody Mary bar on the weekends. You can come here to watch sports, bring a date, hit on girls, or just have a good meal with friends. There's outdoor (sort of) seating and a fully stocked bar. There's nothing that says you HAVE to come here, but it's almost always a solid option and a great fallback when you can't think of anything else. (Also - there are two bathrooms - so don't get stuck waiting in one line when the other is usually free).
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