The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge

4.7
396 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Casual
The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(310) 476-3511
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruce Marder
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
b/w Sunset Blvd. & Barrington
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Parking details
Valet. Also meter parking and a municipal lot across the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 396 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Fabulous service ambience food wine and soft New York style music. 5 Stars!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finding a restaurant these that is kind of old school, quiet, intimate dining, where the tables on not on top of each other, where the noise level allows for conversation without strain (even for someone who wears hearing aids), is difficult. Add to that, my wife and I are vegans - vegetable sides or vegetable platters are terrific. The BR&L is perfect on all counts. PLUS they make great martinis!

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BC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruce Marder is really hitting the cover off the ball here. I had the lamb rib special with roasted potatoes and my wife had the cioppino special. We ordered a glass of Chianti to go with it, except the host visited our table to suggest that we opt for a cheaper Cotes du Rhône that he was excited about and suggesting to everyone that evening. He was right. The wine was exceptional. Our meals were extraordinary. On top of it all, our waiter was dissatisfied with our wait on the enteees and compted the dessert. Wow! Great meal in every sense.

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RG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been coming to this restaurant since the 70’s. I will give it another shot, but Friday night we had perhaps the worst waiter we’ve ever had. The food and overall experience suffered because of it!

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s
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was terrible. The food was good but took so long to come that the meal was less satisfying. It was very large portions however. The noise level was very high, and it was very dark. I recommend this for expense accounts and in the winter.

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GA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for our Brentwood friends!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A little noisy, didn’t have our wine selection and service was a little slow. Food was good.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the atmosphere. I ordered one of their specials (fish stew) that was tasty but minuscule. I wish I stuck with the classics there

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DR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the Brentwood was good as it always is. Try the chocolate cookies!!

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AV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I had a hamburger which was a bit over grilled. Friend had a chopped salad that she did not like. It was sent back ( not charge for same). Nice. She ordered something else, which at this point, she decided to take home. The waiter needs more training. He reached over me to remove finished dinner plates. He them was going to use another friend's same wine glass for another order of wine. I stopped that! Very bad to use the same glass.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was pretty pathetic for the prices-brought our check and forgot I had ordered desserts.
Steak was not memorable- doubtful it’s really prime meat.
At least the music was good.

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DR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brentwood is a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy really flavorful cuisine. The wait staff is very attentive. Any and everyone there will reach out to make sure your experience is enjoyable.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service. We had a lovely experience!

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KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been a few times over the last 12 years. I got engaged there so it has a special place in my heart. It has always been lovely until this last time. Nothing was horrible, but it was not really worth the almost $200 we spent. It was our anniversary, they knew that. We have gone other times on our anniversary and it was always acknowledged and lovely, etc. This time the server could not be bothered with us, always in a rush to leave and I had to ask about the specials. We sat really close to another couple, the food was bland (except for the dessert) and the music was an odd choice for the ambiance (Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, etc, whom I LOVE, but not in that atmosphere). My husband and I had a great time with each other, but we wanted to leave right after the check instead of staying and having another drink and being cozy and relaxing. The vibe has changed in there. It has seemed to have lost some of it's character or elegance.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's very cozy but the food was excellent and the service great.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are great.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had My moms birthday here so we could enjoy nice food and quiet chill ambiance... it was a wonderful time as always.!! My husband and I come here often and just love the staff too!

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love going there with our family when we come for visit . We missed Jeffrey though. He not there anymore he moved. The manager is wonderful unfortunately I forgot his name
Try the pepper pasta we asked easy on pepper
Absolutely delicious

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DG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Tasty, cozy, delicious. Great food and service and atmosphere

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JB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 1

The Brentwood is a gem. The food is always incredibly good, the service attentive and the restaurant cosy and welcoming. It's one of our favorite dining spots although it books very quickly especially on the weekend.

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ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, great food, fabulous bar with long list of fine wine and spirits, friendly waiters AND above all the manager Eric, he treats you so welcomed that you would never want to leave the place!!!!
Thank you all!

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a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ambience! We came late after a UCLA basketball game...no problem getting even after game went to Overtime and we had to delay our reservation by 30min. Kitchen Regular menu stays open until 11.00 and even later with a “late night” menu. Austin was our waiter and he was great...everyone was super accommodating . Food was fabulous. Try the lamb or the goat cheese ravioli, even the mac and cheese or the Chicken Pot Pie! Atmosphere was rich and cozy...perfect bar scene with neighborhood feel. Highly recommend. We will be back the next time we are in town from Memphis!!!

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W
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a 6:00 reservation. My friend was stuck in traffic on Barrington due to an accident. At 6:15 Eric, I'm assuming he's the manager, came over to my table and told me he had another seating at 8:15 and we would have to be out of there by then. I told him it wouldn't be a problem. My friend arrived and we had an excellent dinner. At around 7:15 my husband unexpectedly joined us and ordered a glass of wine and asked to see the menu. While looking at it, Eric came back and told us he needed this table by 8:15 and there wouldn't be time for my husband to order. I understand that we may not have had time. It was Eric's pressuring us that I object too. As we were leaving I pointed out to Eric we were out of there well ahead of his 8:15 time slot and that I didn't appreciate how much he pressured us to be out of there. His response was he told us we had to be out and he argued with me about this. As much as I like everything about Brentwood Restaurant, it will be awhile before I return.

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H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Never again. I’ve been dining here for years. The other night I was asked to vacate my table after two hours as I was told there were people waiting for it. Inexcusable, rude, embarrassing, classless.

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a
Los Angeles
197 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 7 of us are working on a committee project and went to The Brentwood Restaurant for dinner. Everyone thought it was a fantastic choice. Our server, Eric, was wonderful: friendly, attentive, and courteous. Our meals were outstanding - everyone loved what they ordered. Overall, everyone was very pleased.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Was just taken aback when we arrived 10 minutes late after having haircuts next door,(we apologized) and we were quickly told that our table had to be released at 8:00 and this was the problem arriving late , that everything had a timing in booking. Didn't think that needed to be dumped on two ladies. I was embarrassed to have bragged about the food and service to my friend and have a 'greeting' like that. We felt rushed by the staff and I felt like our fun night could go south. I'm not used to this kind of treatment. I 've been there a few times with regulars and I more often dine at Capo and Cora's . I mentioned who I dined with in the past and all of a sudden the treatment improved. they offered a change of table that we wouldn't be rushed out of. The food was very good,service got better. I am not a snob or demand special treatment, I will chalk it up to a strange, busy night. It was somewhat awkward. Thank God I was with a cool, confident friend who doesn't let stuff like that bother her.

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WG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another lovely night at The Brentwood. The food and service are excellent. The atmosphere is cozy; love the dark, cool room. As always, Eric took excellent care of us and seated us right away at a lovely booth. We will be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice spot that always feels just right. food and service are both great!

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BM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town with my wife for the Rose Bowl. Wanted a restaurant close to our hotel and found The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge. Meal was very nice and loved our waiter. Great neighborhood feel.

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WT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s a standard local spot. Good from time to time. the menu could use an update and the decor seems like it requires the level of darkness they employ. The noise level is too loud for quiet conversation. Not sure why as it’s not a young crowd.

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s
Los Angeles
260 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck salad excellent and big. Loved the meatloaf

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S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wine list,
service, dining ambiance, client else, and valet parking

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We were given a table for two which included direct lighting in my companions face and adjacent to the bar which was unbearably noisy. The table we were moved to was quite satisfactory, but lacked a server which we had to ask for.

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b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for dinner. Good food and fun people watching. We brought our relatives for dinner. They were in from Chicago and they thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the vibe.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was marginal. Our waiter Jeff ignored us most of the time. We won't be back there for anything ever. At the price we paid for 5 people to dine there it should have been way better of an experience. Will not recommend to anyone either.

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m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy eating at the Brentwood. Lively Bar, lots of locals and solid food. Staff always friendly and accommodating. A local favorite.

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N
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I lived in Bel air for 10 years and world dine at least acouple of times a month hère, came back after leavin in L A 8 years ago, and went back last week-end and it is still fenomenal

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Neighborhood gem makes leaving my own neighborhood worthwhile

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