Brentwood
Brentwood

Brentwood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brentwoodrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (310) 476-3511
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Marder
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Kushaiah (310) 434-2478

Getting there

  • Cross Street: b/w Sunset Blvd. & Barrington
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Brentwood
Brentwood Restaurant is a great spot for entertaining family, friends & clients. Horseshoe-shaped black booths line the walls of the candle-lit room giving off an inviting, comfortable feeling.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Brentwood reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (15)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)romantic (10)late-night find (10)notable wine list (8)good for groups (7)special occasion (5)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Expensive and noisy. Small
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Expensive and noisy. Small portions, first quality ingredients, interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food and service
    sheilajoyVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Always great food and service for reasonable prices. I don't know how they do it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great! Michael
    MakdineVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Consistently great! Michael and staff strive to make it special every time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Michael and his staff are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    Michael and his staff are outstanding. There is something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a ind, great old fashioned
    musicwine9VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2012
    What a ind, great old fashioned ambiance, really classy and incredible food, with portions!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place is a real discovery.....
    Zip78229
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    This place is a real discovery.....will be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/17/2012
    Always a great meal. The vibe is definitely for locals who know others at different tables. Bar was packed on a Monday night at 9pm. Their soups (vegan) are always a highlight.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local place to enjoy
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Nice local place to enjoy on New Year's Eve. Festively decorated for the event. Great food. Try the Chianti Filet Mignon. The Mussels were a bit spicier than usual but in a good way. Very very good all around.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Constancy & Quality! Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Don't miss having an experience at the Brentwood! Just do it...you will NOT be disappointed in any way. We had dinner at Wolf Gang Pucks FAILURE of a restaurant,the Hotel Bel Air before Christmas where it's a complete mees from soup to nuts.. their is no comparison in quality, price, value, service, and last but not least the menu and the food at the Brentwood screams flavor, served hot and your wait time was could not be faster for the food to arrive at your table. Make your reservation ASAP! Just the best!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affordable, clubby small space
    SusieZVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    Affordable, clubby small space with really good American food - no bells and whistles, just really good. The bread basket gets five stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really a nice evening. Killer
    ManhattanbeachgirlVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Really a nice evening. Killer cocktails, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone in the famil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Our two sons came home from college and when they wanted steaks but didn't want to drive too far we thought of Brentwood. Only 5 minutes from our home, it was ideal on Thanksgiving eve. They had steaks, which were very good, my husband had pasta and I had the roasted tomato soup, followed by dover sole with roasted vegetables. The soup was outstanding, the dover sole very good, but the vegetables lacked some personality. What we really love about the menu is that there is comfort food available as well. Our server was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service always good.
    stilesVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Food and service always good. Michael knows and greets everyone as long lost friends. Very comfortable restaurant
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat whether
    MikeZ
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Great place to eat whether having a lite bite at the bar or dining with friends at a table. Great music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistency and Quality Always
    PACERMANLAVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Food has been consistent since the day it opened. Nothing fancy, just good comfort food that is always of high quality and served well. The entire menu is always good and we have never been disappointed. The restaurant survives in a tough westside environment because it has always been consistently good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived on time for an
    KB049VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    We arrived on time for an 8pm reservation and were not seated until 9:15. The maitre'd was sympathetic but we had to go in search of him for updates; he did not keep us informed nor was there any compensation for the extended wait time. By the time we were seated we were tired and no longer hungry, having snacked at the bar. The restaurant was over crowded and very loud. They were out of a couple of their more popular dishes by the time we ordered as well. All in all, not a very positive experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been dining at Brentwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    Have been dining at Brentwood since February 2009 5-6x/month. Have never experienced an unpleasant meal or service. Every staff member is extremely professional. Virtually no turn over rate. They know their business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch dining
    LSCats
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    We were the first group in the door at 5p.m. on a Wednesday. Traffic was horrendous around the restaurant and we did not see any dedicated parking so we paid $6 to park in a secured lot across the street. The menu at the Brentwood was varied and interesting. We shared the jumbo asparagus as an appetizer. It was large, sweet and tender. The three of us each had the tomato-basil soup which was excellent. I had the duck tacos, one of my companions had a squash ravioli and the other had fettuccine Alfredo. We were all very pleased with our meals. We shared a chocolate bread pudding for dessert. I would have appreciated a little more light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brentwood is one of our favorite
    dinearound1VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Brentwood is one of our favorite restaurants. Small, intimate, local bar and grill with consistently amazing food. Best Martini in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lilly is the best. Best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Lilly is the best. Best restaurant on the west side.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic neighborhood restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2011
    Fantastic neighborhood restaurant. It seems like a private club to which we are welcomed! The bar attracts a nice, young, lively crowd hanging out watching sports. It's casual enough to be a drop-in restaurant but nice enough to be a special night destination. The menu has something for everyone and the kitchen and servers are very accomodating. Tomato/basil soup was excellent as was the chicken breast. I asked for steamed vegies instead of risotto and got a great assortment in a lovely presentation. Some newer restaurants say "no substitutions" which is offputting Only negative is there are very few well-priced wines. It doesn't seem like they've updated their wine list in ages...very little interesting or unique and prices are hig
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort food...service great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    Comfort food...service great! Great neighborhood spot on the westside.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food and
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Consistently great food and even better, consistently outstanding service! A definite keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu is inovative and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    The menu is inovative and delicious. The short rib tacos are the best i have had in town and i am picky.... The duck tacos are also amazing thought the corn ravioli with black truffles are their best dish i think....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always excellent food and
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    As always excellent food and service. The service is always attentive but never overbearing. The food is always prepared perfectly and the quality never varies. Nothing to complain about. Definitely on the list of restaurants to visit on s regular basis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried chicken was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Fried chicken was fantastic. Dont usually order it, but great. Ribs were very good too. Still very dark, but maybe a bit less so. Great vibe. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and food was great1
    LoveitorleaveitVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    Service and food was great1 Everyone enjoyed their dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT AS USUAL. BABY BACK
    stilesVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    GREAT AS USUAL. BABY BACK RIBS ARE TANGY AND FALL OFF THE BONE. DUCK & FIG SALAD IS AMAZING
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutley Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    Had the best time I've had in years. The whole aura of the place was spectacular. I remember visiting The city of Brentwood in 2003 and wondering "where can a residence dine in this city?". Seems I've found the right place to bring all of the out-of-towners.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always love coming here-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    I always love coming here- the food, wine, service and ambiance is always excellent. Such a great neighborhood spot!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    Very good food. Small, intimate room is very comfortable. Service is attentive and helpful. It's expensive but the food is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food would have been rated
    gorbeckVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    The food would have been rated excellent if it not for the fish tacos. The 3 tacos plated promised far more than the fish itself which was far from fresh and moist. First time that I've been disappointed with one of their dishes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's great to have another
    sheilajoyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    It's great to have another choice for barbecue on the westside. The food was quite good -- especially the sides, Would not recommend the fried chicken, but the ribs were tasty and quite different from Mr. Cecil's and Baby Blues. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, as always, was great.
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    Food, as always, was great. Service was extraordinary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Always innovative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2011
    Great food. Always innovative and delicious. It's always a great night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EVERYTHING GREAT AS USUAL.
    stilesVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2011
    EVERYTHING GREAT AS USUAL. TERRIFIC AND LARGE HAMBURGER. FRIED CHIICKEN WONDERFUL AND NOT HEAVY WITH BREADING.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoy the great cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    I really enjoy the great cocktail options and diverse menu. There really is something for everyone. I can attest to this, as I am vegetarian and they had plenty of meat-free options for me. The bread basket is really good :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice intimate place. Great
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    Nice intimate place. Great food and service. Pretty good martini too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've been there before and
    Felinogirl1
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    We've been there before and it was just what we expected. Our friends were there for the first time and already anticipated going back.
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  • food was average and way over
    foodie
    Dined on 4/11/2011
    food was average and way over priced fish was bland
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