The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge

4.7
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487 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.0
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JL
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ordered an artichoke app. We didn't get the whole artichoke but 2 hearts cut up with sauce on the side and the charge was $21!!! Spoke with the manager who was understanding and allowed us to send back at no cost. Firstly, that is a ridiculous amount of money for what they serve and rude and secondly, customer service should have been that the manager gave us the app at no charge (not that we were looking for free food) in order to placate the guest and tell them that they will speak with the owner (who he said sets the prices) about the price. Artichokes cost less than a dollar. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were very accommodating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All I can say... Skirt Steak!!

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I went twice this week and both nights were disappointments. We have been coming here for years and it’s not the same. Service was sub par both nights (no one took our order for 20 min, and we had to wave down staff for water, drink orders). While the truffle ragu was good, it was too salty, and the fish n chips were room temp and fish was soggy and tough. The donut dessert was great. The service was disappointing. We had trouble waving down staff even near end of night where there were only a few tables. We would have ordered another bottle of wine. One waiter that wasn’t ours saw us looking for someone and he came over and could not have been more helpful. I think his name was Pete (bald head with a goatee). He was great. Our group of 5 each night are in the neighborhood and I’ll not be rushing back.

s
Los Angeles
357 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Caesar was large enough to share and was very tasty. Wife's fish was excellent. My NY had to be redone as I ordered Medium rare and it came out almost well done. Second one was perfect, but took too long to arrive. Didn't have them this time but the donut holes are terrific.

RS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance are great. Perfect for a special occasion. It’s not cheap, but like I said, a great place for a special occasion. Comfort food.

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our valentines date.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is MY place!! Stay away! This is too good to share. It has replaced most of my LA favorites and is my go-to of choice. A super competent kitchen and great service and terrific bar. I am afraid to recommend it cause there might not be room for me!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood fine dining.
The Brentwood never disappoints, the food is always GREAT, the service is fantastic , and the bar is top notch.

RJ
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This place is very noisy, which is why we requested a booth along the side when we made our reservation. Despite the fact that there were vacantb booths when we arived the host told us that they were all reserved and we needed to sit in a very noisy table in the middle. We have eaten here about 50 times, so thet must have had some very important customers who they prefer.

t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Rudest host ever. Food mediocre and overpriced. Rushed us to eat and very chaotic atmosphere -lots of moving chairs and tables. Bizarre.

AL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at The Brentwood! The food is always delicious and the service- fabulous!

C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner - the menu is very creative and the food is excellent. Service was prompt, very polite and unobtrusive. We'll definitely return!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very slow and inattentive and the food was not that great especially for the price. I really like the ambiance though

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and exciting atmosphere.

LH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I always love this place, but the wine prices have gotten out of control and our waiter was not very attentive, but the food is always good. They ran out of ice cream so at least he comped the dessert.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love this place. convivial, great food. a great local haunt.

C
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Louder than I remember. Food was good and out server was excellent.

a
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice. Great waiter. Good food. A little pricey.. but overall happy.

ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, with great service. Nobody rushed us and everyone was very attentive. I would definitely return to this restaurant and highly recommend it. The ambiance was very low key and welcoming while still being upscale. Everybody around us seemed to be having a great time as well.

JJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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P
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We are regulars there. The service is hit and miss, depending on who the waiter is. This time we had the worst waiter of all. He couldn’t hear, never checked in not cleaned up what we didn’t need, and stuck his fingers in our plate, etc, etc. the food is just ok for the price. It was better at one time. We only come for the local and the maitre di is always nice. Too bad the owner isn’t present to see what’s the issues are

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 11 had a wonderful time. Our birthday guest called it “the best meal I’ve had since I moved here “ (which is saying a lot as he is the pickiest person we know). As always, the bone-in filet was exquisite; the scampi delicious; the cocktails their customary magnificence. Our server was sublime (and good-humored to boot); the maitre d’ was extremely attentive. This particular group of friends can be persnickety (part of the reason we took them out instead of cooking for them at home!) but the Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge staff handled them all with aplomb and everyone had a lot of fun.

g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very good service and ambience but unfortunately we ordered a prime NY Strip steak for $70 that was as tough as shoe leather. Not the restaurant's fault but the supplier of the beef.

J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always we love Brentwood. Kinda moody and classic with good vibe. Just had drinks and quick bites. My salad was good. Feel like my favorite thing to order is no longer on the menu :(

s
Los Angeles
357 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

GREAT HAMBURGERS AND FRIES. FRIED CHICKEN WONDERFUL TOO.

n
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was not impressed with Nathan our waiter. A tag on 20 percent, not 18 not 15. Kind of unfriendly and felt we were imposing on him. Did not crack a smile. I did not want to tip him but did not want to make trouble. But he should earn his tip and not expect it for below standard of service. Ate out of the restaurant but service sucks for a 4-5 star restaurant

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu
Good service
I was very impressed to have such high quality dining options in our backyard and to avoid traffic

TR
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and a good late night bar. Very relaxed atmosphere with a busy little bar.

CW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Empty restaurant and hot food

TA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the hood!!! Great atmosphere, service and the food is terrific!

CC
Los Angeles
202 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our meatloaf was terrific.Ribs seemed too large to be baby back.The wine by the glass was good. The salmon appetizer was just ridiculous-4 small pieces of salmon..on a flour laden belly bomb advertised as a crepe.no onions, capers, lemon, black pepper...who serves something like that?

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter rushed us by taking guests plates away as one guest was still eating dinner. Felt this was rude. I spoke to the waiter on the side and he apologized.

We went to the bar after dinner for an after dinner drink. The bartender was friendly and atmosphere was pleasant.

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Brentwood.

H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The Brentwood was one of my favs for about 15 years...
But
Unfortunately the food quality has declined....
So sad.....
Also prices have gone way up
and they add 20% service charge to the bill

J
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service. Make sure to order the mini burgers, chopped salad, and chicken parmigiana. And the cookies for dessert!

JN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had a very enjoyable experience at the Brentwood Bar and Lounge. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The food was also a good value for the amount and quality received.

The only downside was the environment, there were little nats and fruit flies around that liked to fly near or land on my food which was very annoying and disgusting. I only noticed about 2 or 3, but they flew around often enough that it made the experience less enjoyable. I'm not sure if they came from the fresh roses left on the tables, but I would hope this issue is fixed for further experience in the future here.

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was amazing as was the service. I highly reccomend it!

MW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem of a restaurant. Reservations are a must. Excellent quaint bar with heavy pours and wonderful service. The food is fantastic. Fish and chips are incredible, best I've had.

TP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to place for local night out. Love the dark ambiance and old school feel.

S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Brentwood. We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in. The service was superb, the food was divine and the ambiance is so romantic, yet ideal for families, friends or business. Love love love

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