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About The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge

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.

148 S. Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
b/w Sunset Blvd. & Barrington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 476-3511

Website:
http://www.brentwoodrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet. Also meter parking and a municipal lot across the street.

Executive Chef:
Bruce Marder

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (7)
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Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Vegan (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Fun
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 (México)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem makes leaving my own neighborhood worthwhile

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Both guests liked their food, good but not great. Sadly, my main course was pretty bad. Baby back ribs should be juicy and tender. Mine were dry and tough. Other than that, okay.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Been here many times, but last Saturday the restaurant fell down. We were generally ignored by the waiters, the chicken was drenched in cheese, and the pacing of the whole meal was off.
We will go back, but not for a while. And on a Saturday night at 8:00 the place was half-full.
Wonder if they changed their chef?

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 9, 2017

From the welcome at valet, through the front door, to the table and the wine and food it is the rarest of places: a neighborhood gem perfect for a date, even when you are 70!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always nice.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was very good and we had a great time with a friend's get together.
Barry

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Consistently an excellent experience
Food and service always good

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The Brentwood is a great place for all occasions. The service is outstanding. I 'd recommend it for meeting a friend over a cocktail or a business meeting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Brentwood is perfect in every way! Love!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good food not great food. Service was lovely and noise level acceptable. Easy dining.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Really taste and great food, great service, great lighting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and service as always!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge has become the go to place for our monthly dinner get together with friends. Great cocktails, beer, appetizers, dinner and desert....never fails to delight the taste buds. The restaurant manager remembers us, the waiter is drop dead gorgeous, and we always enjoy the experience.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Pricey but delicious!!
Loved the house salad and salmon cooked perfectly!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Love this restaurant for going out with friends. The food and drinks are good , nice wine selection, healthy and the lighting is great. Only thing we didn't love is the music change at 10:300 11? Used to be known to play rock and cool music....now it gets really loud and clubby.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Horrible manager ,, bad food ,, rude
In middle of our 500 dollar dinner took a chair from my girlfriend that she was sitting in because it fit better at another table ,, right in the middle of main course bo apology was appalled by this place salmon mushy tuna app chewy

Just awful

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Lovely steaks. Very good service. If a little bit pricey.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The servers beards are on point...

The Chicken Parmesan not quite at that level unless you like a " salt lick "...

Crazy, had them send it back and remake and same salty mess..

Maybe another less salty cheese should be used.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great bar. What else do you want?

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always delicious and a welcoming place to go to.
Staff very friendly and helpful

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Love the food and ambiance. Service was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very simply, the food and service are always great.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Food is reliably very good. Waiters were especially appreciated because they don't interrupt your conversation (over & over) to inquire how you're doing. This feels relaxed; you don't feel rushed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Fantastic ambiance with great food, very accommodating staff. Wonderful people and easy going vibe with keen eye for detail and comfortable, romantic booths and lighting.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great place to come and get an outstanding meal. A little high on price, but I was prepared for that. The KC Porkchop was delicious!! Similarly the chicken parmesan was excellent and light - not what we expected but excellent and tasty.

For dessert tried the chocolate bread pudding. All I can say is OMG.

Good drink selection. Cocktails and wine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Our dinner was very well prepared and both of us thought the selections were well made. The Malbec by the glass was excellent but overpriced as was the entire meal. This was once a local restaurant with good food and nice ambiance. I think it's become a bit pricey for just an average night out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Thought my pasta entree was excellent and also enjoyed the Caesar Salad, which is why I gave four stars for the food. The service unfortunately was sloppy and rude. They spilled some of my martini when setting it on the table, they spilled some of my friend's soup when setting it down, neither of which was acknowledged. Just thought for the price and rating, the service would have been more professional. I don't think we'll be running back anytime soon. This restaurant is likely a strong appeal for locals, but I wouldn't make the trip (living in the Valley).

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2017

My friends duck tacos came out with pico de gallo and she asked for them with out it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Service a bit slow but not too bad. We had an early reservation so the noise level was quite low until near the end of our meal when the noise level increased significantly. Quite a varied menu - we both had a fish dish and were quite satisfied. I have had meat dishes there before that were excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The food was fabulous. Much better than I had expected it to be. The service, not so much. Our waiter had much more important things to do than to answer our questions when we asked them or bring us wine glasses (the bottle sat opened on the table for a good 10 minutes before we had anything to drink the wine with). His wine service in general was abominable. He took the cork with him like trash; sloshed up everyone's glasses without proffering a taste; and generally had no idea what he was doing. The worst part was when I got home and saw that OpenTable had been lied to and told that I had no-showed my reservation -- after I not only checked in by name, but watched the host check me off. Very strange and really too bad because as I wrote above, the food was very well made and tasted excellent. Alas, there is much more to a good meal than the food itself.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I have been to this restaurant numerous times. The steaks are aged prime...excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Brentwood has always been a bit pricy, but now it is ridiculous. Chicken paillard costing
$38! It was a special and, as their protocol seems to dictate , price is not revealed.
Please remember to ask...otherwise be as shocked as I was.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

One of our favs!!! Love the "old school" vibe. Food is awesome... great menu .

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Same great restaurant as always- even on NYE. Love it. We had a good time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Excellent food !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We have driven by the restaurant for years and finally decided to stop in. Excellent food - service was outstanding. Truly pleasant experience. We cannot wait to go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2016

I have not been to The Brentwood in many years.
I was looking for a good restaurant to take my good friends kids- young adults here from Florida to a hip place in the Brentwood area of town, I thought of this.
In the past, I had always enjoyed the atmosphere, food as well as the service. I felt the prices were fair as well. I am well aware that Bruce Marder from numerous restaurants (West Beach Cafe, Rebecca's , Capo's) to name a few owns this as well...Unless he has sold it since I was there??
Anyway, there were 3 of us. We had a bit of a hard time deciding what to eat, because nothing on the menu really stood out.
My friends son settled on one of the "specials" of the evening, Chicken Parmigiana ($38.00 + an additional $5.00 for a side of spaghetti)!!! His girlfriend chose a pasta ($23.00) and I chose a "Jidori" chicken!
It was the only thing that appealed to me on a very overpriced menu. My fault as I did not look towards the right enough to realize that the Chicken cost $43.00!!
All that being said, West Side restaurant high prices, ok, but high prices deserve high end service.
Such was NOT the case. The waitress had zero personality and somehow disappeared whenever we needed something. She reappeared when she tried to sell more stuff. NO bread, until we asked someone else to bring it, no follow up on fresh pepper for the Caesar Salad until once again having to ask!
An additional $1.50 for anchovies for a Caesar Salad that cost $17.00 when most cost way less and include anchovies. No extra plates included when we specifically stated we were sharing the salad. Once again needed to ask.
To top it all off, I left my credit card there. Spoke to the manager a few times concerning all that I stated above and he never mentioned I left my card there.
I finally figured that out and when I asked him to send it to me (they are right across from a huge post office) and I specifically said I live an hour away, he felt uncomfortable about doing that! One more issue.

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