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Bandera - Brentwood

4.6
4.6
208 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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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Menu

Starters

  • Smoked Salmon$17.00

    with toasts and chef's dressing

    • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp$22.00

      with cocktail and rémoulade sauces

      • Dip Duo$10.00

        fresh guacamole and jalapeño queso with hand-cut tortila chips

        • Grilled Artichokes$15.00

          with rémoulade sauce

          • Iron Skillet Cornbread$8.00

            our signature recipe

            Salads

            • Nice Little House Salad$10.00

              mixed greens, avocado, rustic croutons and goat cheese

              • Small Caesar Salad*$10.00

                crisp romaine, Reggiano and rustic croutons

                • Tomato & Burrata$16.00

                  farmer's market tomatoes with fresh herbs

                  • Iceberg Wedge & Blue Cheese Salad$15.00

                    with campari tomatoes & bacon

                    • Macho Salad$21.00

                      roasted chicken, avocado, dates, goat cheese, almonds

                      House Specialties

                      • Cheeseburger$17.00

                        freshly ground chuck, served al the way, with melted cheddar

                        • Gulf Coast Style Fish Sandwich$20.00

                          crispy grouper, thousand island slaw, dil pickle, feld greens salad

                          • Famous French Dip Au Jus$23.00

                            thinly sliced prime rib on a toasted French rol, served with fries

                            • Seattle-style Bbq Salmon$32.00

                              pommes purée & cucumber salad

                              • Ahi Tuna Platter$30.00

                                with emerald kale salad & roasted beets

                                • Rotisserie Chicken$24.00

                                  wood-fire roasted free-range chicken, with pommes purée

                                  • True Dover Sole

                                    fown directly from the North Atlantic for Bandera (Turs - Sat)

                                    • AQ
                                  • Rotisserie Chicken & Bbq Beef Rib Combo$30.00

                                    with coleslaw & blue cheese tomatoes

                                    • Kobe Tri-tip & Enchilada Platter$32.00

                                      with cucumber salad

                                      • Grilled Lamb Sirloin$27.00

                                        with pommes purée & seasonal vegetable

                                        • Usda Prime Filet$47.00

                                          with pommes purée & spinach

                                          • Rutherford Rib-eye$50.00

                                            with farmer's market tomatoes & blue cheese

                                            • Prime New York Strip$52.00

                                              with pommes purée, watercress salad & béarnaise sauce

                                              • BBQ Beef Back Ribs$32.00

                                                with coleslaw and hand-cut fries

                                                Vegetables & Sides

                                                • Mac & Cheese$9.00

                                                  • Seasonal Vegetable$7.00

                                                    • Cucumber Salad$7.00

                                                      • Emerald Kale Salad$7.00

                                                        • Spicy Coleslaw$7.00

                                                          • French Fries$7.00

                                                            • Pommes Purée$7.00

                                                              • Béarnaise Sauce$2.00

                                                                • Á la carte Enchilada$11.00

                                                                  Desserts

                                                                  • Banana Cream Pie with caramel & chocolate$10.00

                                                                    • Hot Fudge Sundae with sugar roasted pecans$10.00

                                                                      • House-Made Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches$10.00

                                                                        • Cofee$3.00

                                                                          • Espresso$3.00

                                                                            • Americano$3.00

                                                                              • Cappuccino$4.00

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                                                                                What 208 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                4.6
                                                                                4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                • 4.6Food
                                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                • 4.2Value

                                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                                95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                  Wall

                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Has gotten too expensive. No bread, piece of meat on plate. No birthday desert, big bucks.

                                                                                2. D

                                                                                  Dave

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Very good. Another great execution by the Hillstone group. Amazing that a 'corporate' restaurant can execute so consistently well. Impressive. We will be back.

                                                                                3. AU

                                                                                  ArleneU

                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great place! Food, service always good. Hillstone Restaurants are a first class operation!

                                                                                4. JB

                                                                                  JamesB

                                                                                  Kansas City

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Outstanding. Excellent, considerate staff and some of the best food in LA. And, if you're looking for an extra thick cut bone-in ribeye with a perfect flavorful char on it, this is your spot.

                                                                                5. F

                                                                                  Frank

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 9, 2017

                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                  food was ok, but servers were rude, rushed out of restaurant after spending well over a 199 dollars. Was asked to leave. Not there long. last time I will go there.

                                                                                6. BJ

                                                                                  BryceJ

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 9, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  I met a couple of friends at Bandera for dinner. It was awesome! The grilled artichokes were amazing. I had the French Dip and it was great -- there is a reason so many people say it's the best. It is. One of the guys had the Tri-Tip and Enchilada. It looked amazing and he said it was his go-to dinner item at Bandera. Service was really great. Our waiter was Bryce and he was very attentive but not overly so -- made sure we were taken care of without interrupting the conversation. The bar scene looked lively and the live jazz music was the perfect volume and well played. Great design, great vibe, great service, great food. You get the picture. I highly recommend Bandera.

                                                                                7. B

                                                                                  Beachcomer

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                  we enjoy the restaurant, visit it often, but when very busy and crowded, sometimes the food comes out only warm or cold- the good news is that they will do everything to try and make you happy- their service level training is amongst the best -

                                                                                8. WH

                                                                                  WHFOODIE

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 4, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Been here many times. Why? Because I love the menu, and I'm never disappointed. It's all so yummy, from the skillet cornbread, to the kale salad and everything in between. Drinks are done well also. This is a great restaurant.

                                                                                9. L

                                                                                  Lewie

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  55 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  55 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 3, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                  Had 5:30 reservation did not get seated until 6. Had to check 3 times with hostess. Restaurants was quiet and empty hence the early reservation. The reason was they had a lot of walk ins. What was the reservation for???? They comped an appetizer but does no excuse the inconsiderate treatment. Really I frequent Hillstone restaurants all over the country and this is the first disappointment

                                                                                10. R

                                                                                  Runallan

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  113 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  113 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We love Bandera. Staff was friendly and efficient. The prime rib cuttings sandwich was excellent. My wife also enjoyed her lamb cutting sandwich.

                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New Orleans

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 25, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food and service. Food was prepared as ordered. Just wonderful.

                                                                                12. AR

                                                                                  AnnetteR

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  One of the best Hamburgers in the LA area. Great service and easy parking.

                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 23, 2017

                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                                                  Had a wonderful time. Been here several times in the past. Food is great! However, if you are here past 1.5 hours the servers start to give you the look. The look like ok now time to go. LOL. My friend and I stayed for about 2.5 hours. I mean we were in a deep conversation and spent well over 200.00 so oh well. But, I also get that it gets really packed and they need t o seat other guests. We got the hint.

                                                                                14. G

                                                                                  Ghostwriter

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 19, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Food was really good. We had the artichokes. They were well seasoned and tender. My son had the bone-in rib eye. He wanted it rare. Even though it was a big piece of meat, it was consistently red with just the outside seared. My Ahi Tuna came with a really delicious kale salad with peanuts. For dessert, we had the banana cream pie and Oreo cookie. Both were not too sweet. Great ending. Service was excellent. Our server, Cameron, checked with every dish.

                                                                                15. L

                                                                                  Linda

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 18, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  We celebrated my daughters birthday. The meal, drinks, dessert, and service were very good. Order the banana pie!!! The decor is nice. Ask for a table towards the back as the music can be a little loud.

                                                                                16. I

                                                                                  Irina

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 16, 2017

                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                  The place is just Ok. We got seated 5-7 min after arrival ( we had reservations). The waiter was not that friendly. He was just Ok. The menu has 15-17 items all together, the most popular, grilled artichoke, was not available. We have ordered smocked salmon and burrata. Salmon was amazing!!!! For the main course there was 5-6 items and a few salads. We ordered BBQ Beef Back Ribs and Kale Chicken Salad. While BBQ Beef was insane, salad was just Ok. I would much rather have mash potatoes w the BBQ Beef. We all enjoyed our drinks and the one I have ordered, greyhound, was excellent. As I pointed earlier, the food was amazing and the rest was Ok. I am a huge desert person and there was 3 items on the desert menu, non of which appealed to me. So, no desert for me. I would suggest to add a chocolate cake and an apple tart to the desert menu. I also think having a few specials daily would be nice.

                                                                                17. M

                                                                                  Michele

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  58 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  58 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 15, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always enjoy going to Bandera! During the week, dining there is, for me, is more preferable because the noise level is much quieter. The food is always delicious and I have had impeccable service every single visit. Try the appetizer artichoke if in season...it is the very best!

                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Bandera, like all hillstone restaurants, is a great place to take a date or to go out with the family for a nice dinner. The servers are all top class, and the food is always great. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone; just be ready for a large bill at the end of the night!

                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  V DAY. Boom.

                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Had a great talk me. Good live jazz in the background and the food was great, I had Salmon which was really good and my girl had filet which was top quality meat. Good wine too and service was great!

                                                                                21. TG

                                                                                  TonyG

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wonderful as always!

                                                                                22. M

                                                                                  Moonshine

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great place. We always enjoy their food and service. Staff are trained and well spoken.

                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New Mexico

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 6, 2017

                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                  While living in Brentwood I dined here often, always pleased. This is 3rd visit in past 3 years. Requested seating not near jazz ensemble, but seated 15-20 feet. While the ensemble plays talking reverts to speaking very loudly, even yelling, which is not why I go to a restaurant. As I am in my 60's and my guests, their 70's this resulted in very little conversation. As every one around us also spoke loudly I could hear many loud voices trying to be heard above the music or everyone else's conversation. This was not a weekend visit, but a Monday night. Artichoke was outstanding, as always. Added the enchilada with tri tip. A waiter/waitress should ALWAYS ask how you wish the meat cooked. Assuming rare is not good service.

                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 5, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food2service3ambience5

                                                                                  Ordered 2 steaks $49 each. One rear one med. rear come out med.,to well done. Med. came out well. texture of meat not to good. Have had diner at South Beverly Grill several times steaks their were excellent. Your side dishes very good. Maybe just an off night in kitchen although this was last Sunday night not to crowded?

                                                                                25. F

                                                                                  Frank

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 3, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always good with a great server...MAT. However, this is the third time I've been to Bandera for there famous "Dover Sole" and they didn't have it. Advertised Thursday through Sunday and they didn't have any on Friday? Really! Disappointing.

                                                                                26. J

                                                                                  James

                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 2, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  A popular place. Great decor and nice live music, but tends to drive the ambient noise level a bit too high if you're looking for a romantic or quiet dinner. Food and service are very good and service. The menu varies from sandwiches to steak and fish, all cooked and served very well. The pricing is a bit high but probably typical of west side and probably not too out of line considering the live music. Our dinner for two of a beef-dip sandwich with fries (the best I've ever had) and broiled white fish, and two glasses of house wine (no appetizers or dessert) came to $110 ($130 with tip). On top of that was a $7 valet charge.

                                                                                27. EF

                                                                                  EllieF

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 2, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                                  I've always loved banderas and had not been there for a long time so I was excited to had gone there but, the most was undercooked and they told us that they won't have their famous poke again ever. Very disappointing to hear. Especially when the meat isn't so great any more either. Not sure if I go back again for a long time again.

                                                                                28. F

                                                                                  Frank

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  42 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 2, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                  Food as fantastic as always, but a very sourpuss brunette server. ( female)

                                                                                29. M

                                                                                  Mike

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on January 28, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  Always solid. Banderas has a good wine selection and good food.

                                                                                30. AD

                                                                                  AndyDH

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  29 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 28, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  From the moment we arrived until the check it was service, service, service We shared the house smoked salmon starter and moved on to seared tuna and salmon plates - just fantastic! Great live jazz, excellent service and wonderful food what more could you want!

                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on January 26, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Try the fried artichoke! They're cooked to perfection and the sauce is amazing

                                                                                32. PJ

                                                                                  PaulJAlessi

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 25, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  In my opinion the Bandera has the best BBQ BEEF BACK RIBS you can find! The atmosphere is great and I love that they have a piano player which is very nice.... The wait service is very good, I really enjoy this place, but if I would have one complaint it would be that it's a bit loud.

                                                                                33. A

                                                                                  Allen

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 24, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great time and our server/service was perfect. Was supposed to be a normal dinner but everything was just perfect that it became a great night.

                                                                                34. d

                                                                                  djw543

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 21, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Excellent bar and live music. Friendly with polite and attentive and knowledgeable wait staff with great sense of humor. Food and appetizers are solid and better than solid. For a restuarant that is part of a group, it remains excellent.

                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 21, 2017

                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                  one of my favorite restaurants in los angeles...cant go wrong ....

                                                                                36. N

                                                                                  Natalie

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 20, 2017

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  Although the food is very good and consistent with the other restaurants in the Hillstone chain I was very disappointed that they were not able to do the sole without breading. When the menu is as small (not a bad thing) as it is here it would be good to be able to get gluten free fish!

                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 19, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Perfect combination of great food, ambiance, service, and easy parking

                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 18, 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                  Amazing food........way too loud, you could not hear each other, that as from the live music.

                                                                                39. SM

                                                                                  SMDiner

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  81 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 17, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Jazz combo is great, but can be a little noisy if seated too close. The bar scene is lively and crowded. We have been here many times and love it! Probably have made our way through the entire menu and never disappointed. Favorites are the artichoke, beef rib and chicken combo, and banana cream pie!

                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on January 14, 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Terrific waitress!! Great friendly attitude, made a good dinner great!

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                                                                                Bandera - Brentwood is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners

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