Bavel (restaurant) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBavel
Bavel׳s hummus with duck nduja
|Current owner(s)||Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis|
|Head chef||Ori Menashe|
|Chef||Ori Menashe (chef de cuisine), Genevieve Gergis|
|Food type||Middle Eastern|
|Street address||500 Matteo St|
|City||Arts District, Los Angeles|
|Coordinates||34°02′29″N 118°13′59″W / 34.041487°N 118.232933°W|
Bavel is a Middle Eastern restaurant in the Arts District neighborhood of Los Angeles. The restaurant defines itself as Middle Eastern, showcasing the cuisines of Israel, Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, though some critics characterize it as Israeli. It received positive reviews from Jonathan Gold and Bon Appétit, and the Los Angeles Times named it 2019 Restaurant of the Year.
Bavel was founded by Israeli-American chef Ori Menashe and his American wife, chef Genevieve Gergis, who are also the founders and owners of the Italian restaurant Bestia in Downtown LA.
The name Bavel is the Modern Hebrew pronunciation of the biblical Babel. For the restaurateurs, it evokes "a time when the Middle East was one" because "Bavel is not specific to any one region."
Bavel is particularly well known for its hummus.
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