Bandera - Brentwood
Bandera - Brentwood
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Bandera - Brentwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hillstone.com/bandera
  • Phone: 3104773524x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Petrie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Nightly!

    6:00pm- 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilshire & Barrington
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available
A word from Bandera - Brentwood
Bandera offers made-from-scatch American cuisine and prompt, friendly service. With fresh Skillet Cornbread, the flavorful BBQ Salmon, or a slice of Banana Pie, our unique and Southwestern inspired flavors are not to be missed. Please note we seat complete parties and ask guests to allow a 10 minute grace period to seat reservations during peak periods.
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Bandera - Brentwood reviews from OpenTable diners
  • thursday hang out
    Nica
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Fun place to get together with friends. drinks .. Music . Food was outstanding burrata salad the best
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Similar to a Houston's or Gulfstream, the food is reliably good food. Dark wood, ambient candlelight give it a nice warm feel...almost romantic except the noise level with the live music and hoping bar scene precludes that distinction. But the food and service were good and I'd return and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live Music, Great Food, A+ Service
    GourmetGuru
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We live a few blocks away and absolutely love coming here for dinner. The live music creates a fun swanky vibe with a big central bar area and old school cushioned table booths. The service is always amazing and the food is delicious. We love that you can see into the kitchen. People watching is always a bonus!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Fun Night
    cyng
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Banderas is always a fun night! The service is outstanding and friendly and the live music along with the always consistently good food makes it one of those places that you'll always want to go back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner!!
    dhas
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Overall great find for dinner. Food is absolutely wonderful. The kale salad and skillet-baked cornbread are dishes you dream about and crave daily. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and asked poignant questions that guided her recommendations. Upscale restaurant without the pretention.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Nittany84
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This visit the best food was lamb chops, kale salad, grilled artichokes & as always the signature corn bread. Love being able to bring a bottle of wine! Thanks for that!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    Misternixon
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother and a friend to Bandera's for Mothers Day and it was delightful; Food was exceptionally good; The price a little steep but well worth it for a once in awhile fancy dinner out. Enjoyed the atmosphere; jazz band; I will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hillstone corporation
    Luv2diner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Same vein as houstons, gulfstream, and r and d but more jazzy and upscale. Located in westwood, not the best outside facade since its below some office and apartment buildings but inside is dark and romantic. Live jazz music nightly was unique. Ask to sit near the kitchen or the live music for a memorable time. Food is solid quality but nothing bold or inventive or memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One of the best dinners ever! The restaurant's ambience is very comfortable with great dim lighting, wait staff is attentive without being intrusive, and the menu selections from starters to entrees are creative, unique, but not over-whelming. Grilled artichokes, burrata, and macho salad for starters set the bar high for amazing entrees. Every detail was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great local restaurantl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Always a fun place on a weekend with a vibrant bar scene and music. Their ribs are excellent as well as their enchiladas and side dishes. If you want to hear yourself talk, it is best to go early. Didn't care for the hamburger, which comes in 3 pieces with too many things such as cold slaw in the bun.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GET THE PRIME RIB SANDWICH
    kw88
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The prime rib sandwich and the au jus dip is just amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ribs and steal
    Shawn
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    A fine done restaurant in the heart of Brentwood. The service is second to none and the food is absolutely divine. Try the ribs and the Rutherford steak. The artichoke appetizer is amazing and make sure to try one of their special desserts.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bandera's is great!
    Skips
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Eating is always a great dinning pleasure at Banderas. I take old and new friends there regularly. The ambience is always nice. I really enjoy the music.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we'll run and tasty
    janieb1123VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    start with the live music that welcomes diners to create the mood. add ultra professional greetings and service, short wait time active bar where patrons drink and eat. bandera offers a good menu that gives something for everyone. if u ask for medium rare that's how your food arrives. we've never been disappointed and pricing is appropriate
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caution - Over Priced
    DerekVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Not good value for money - the food was acceptable but over priced for the quality -
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    What happened to Bandera? It used to have great food and great service. Lately the food is mediocre at best and the service, particularly on our last visit is awful. It seems as though they just don't care as much as they used to. This latest experience seriously has me questioning when I will rerun.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommended
    lobsterlover
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The French dip roast beef sandwich is the best in town. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum!
    Dolly
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    A great dinner (as usual)! One of my faves! Everything was wonderful. Love that you have a Pimm's Cup on the menu!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comments
    oaabe
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Our opinion is that the menu was limited . The salad dressing on the kale salad was too sweet and for me at least , was not edible. The chicken was tasteless. My husband enjoyed his hamburger, and my son enjoyed his ribs. Although I found the rib sauce too sweet.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food-Service Could Be Improved
    ChoMo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have gone to Bandera for years. The food has always been very good. The service at Bandera has suffered over the years. In my most recent visit, they cleared the plates and utensils from the table and then brought the entrees. Before we realized it, we were sitting there with no utensils. When looking around to try to flag someone down there were no staff in sight. This seems like something small but at the price point of Bandera you would think those types of details are taken care of.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bandera
    Livemlife
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food and crowd enjoyed the ambiance. Overall it was a nice night out!
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Bandera
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    First time at Bandera Brentwood and we loved it. We had received a gift certificate from friends during the Holidays and finally got around to using it this past Saturday night. We had a delicious meal, the service was outstanding and we loved the club like atmosphere with the Jazz band playing all evening. We will definitely return! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waited too long - but worth it!
    NancyG
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I had a reservation at 8:15. We were there exactly on time. Unfortunately we were not seated until 8:50! Bar was full - had to stand there! They did sit us at a PERFECT table in a quieter area. It was a wonderful evening with terrific food, amazing service with an energetic atmosphere but quiet table!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite birthday place
    mmac
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The five of us had a simply delicious dinner. We sat in a booth and could hear each other and enjoy the jazz combo and feel very intimate. A perfect dinner suggested by the celebrant...22 years old.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NICE, BUT WAY TOO LOUD ...
    SOVIEFOODIE
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    GOT SEATED AT THE TABLE 1.5 HOURS LATER THAN MY RESERVATION. NO ATTENTION FOR SERVICE. NICE BAR SELECTION. MEDIOCRE FOOD WITH NO ATTENTION TO DETAIL, JUST SLAMMED ON YOUR PLATE.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Steak and Great music
    Alex
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My wife and I tried this restaurant out for the first time on my birthday after hearing they had live jazz and good food. We're fans of jazz, and we like good food, so this was a perfect fit! The atmosphere was a lot more energetic than we expected, and the music was definitely not a focal point of the restaurant (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), so it was different than we anticipated. It's somewhat crowded in the restaurant, but still intimate. Anyway, FOOD: Delicious. I had the Tri-Tip Steak and my wife got the Prime Rib. Both were spectacular. So so good. One of the better steaks I've had around LA, for sure. We also started with Deviled Eggs which were very good. Overall, great place. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot, great food and nice price
    dinnerat8
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I have been to Bandera Brentwood many times and it is consistently good. Food is delicious and service friendly and not pretentious like many LA spots. Sometimes they rush you though to turn the table but I recommend making a reservation after 8 and you will avoid that problem. Fun LA vibe and jazz music adds to the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite dining place!
    queenhonebee
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I love this restaurant, the food is always delicious and the waiters are always on top of their game. I am so happy that they brought back the barbeque salmon, it is the best I have ever eaten. One of our friends said , "I am coming back and ordering the salmon" ! If I had a complaint , it would be that they don't open for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we ordered was
    LoveitorleaveitVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Everything we ordered was great. From salads to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With Great Sadness the Run is OVER
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The Hillstone Restaurant group, and all its varieties, was always one of our favorites. What USED TO set them apart was their very caring service. It is with great sadness I must report that is over. It has been several experiences of late at several of their formats. The same: The wait staff is now obviously "toiled" with being helpful, but no longer really cares or wants to do so. It makes such a big difference in today's restaurant scene. Something has very obviously changed materially and, seemingly, systematically for the worse. So sad the great run is over.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The problem with this restaurant
    jmacVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The problem with this restaurant as well as the others in their group is they do not let you dine... It's always a rush which I feel when you are paying that kind of money is not the correct way to treat the customers....You know going it you have a very short window to sit at your table...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not bring us what we ordered. k
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Did not bring us what we ordered. kept us waiting for table, Manager had an attitude was not friendly when we asked him how much longer for our table. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Many Happy Returns!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Banderas was recommended by 2 people I know, as a great place to take my boyfriend for his birthday. They were right! It was lively and vibrant, yet once we were seated it felt intimate for the two of us. The staff was friendly and professional, drinks were great. Food was yummy. I will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    Daisy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We dine at Banderas on the weekend. You would think I would get tired if the menu, but not so far. They have the best hamburger that I've tasted so far. Even though I rarely order red meat, I recommend their burger. The coleslaw dressing that comes with it is what makes this dish tasty. The piano band goes great with the romantic atmosphere. Service is very impressive. One of my husband's favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Server was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was great. Server was great. Hostess was very rude (Asian girl)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bandera Restaurant is Great
    smiller007
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We were greeted at the reception area and immediately seated by the host. We ordered a bottle of the Groth Cabernet Sauvignon which was excellent. The tuna-poke appetizer was superb. My wife had a salad and I had the Rutherford bone-in ribeye steak which was tender, flavorful, and juicy. The meal was capped off by the Oreo ice cream dessert which was tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French Dip
    luveditVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Banderas has the best French Dip Sandwich my friends and I have ever had is what we say every time we eat there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let's Do Better~
    InTheKnowVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We were met by the hostess that didn't even acknowledge our presence. She was on the phone arguing with someone about a reservation. We literally stood there over 5 minutes listening to her attitude with this caller and a gentlemen finally came up and asked if we were helped. NOT EVEN AN APOLOGY. The menu is very limited but the quality of the food is good. It is very dark ala Houston's. Limited wine list but good selections Kistler/Rombauer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for small group
    jakjak
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The restaurant is great. There is some live jazz music which is great! A lot of young people eat here. It is very lively. However, The only issue I have is that It cannot sit a group more than 6 people. That is why I give it 4 star for over all! :-(
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ formula
    janieb1123VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We enjoyed our nite at BANDERA but it does feel like a successful formula. Can't complain about anything really, food, service and energy were all good but I kept having the feeling that I'd been there before (when I hadn't). The addition of live music was terrific (seasons 52?) The bar was hopping and a sure money maker and many people were also dining at the bar Walking from the valet through the kitchen to the maître d stand was an eye opener in a very good way in that the kitchen was very clean, well organized and bustling with workers who looked like they knew what they were doing. The same can be said for the interior staff, multiple executive types checking on the smoothness of the organization. All in all, very mpressive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic