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“Great Neighborhood bar, grill and music!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bandera

Bandera
Ranked #250 of 9,854 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Westside
Los Angeles, California, USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood bar, grill and music!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The food and service is always excellent, plus the jazz is an added plus! We love the bread plate appetizer.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fine restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

It is a great place to have a tasty dinner. The short ribs are the best and the artichoke is sooo good.the bar Is hopping and they have music.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Steven S
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Favorite Brentwood hangout”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Consistent, caring, genuine service and a vibrant atmosphere with live music. Visited dozens of times and can't find a single flaw in their concept.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Louis S
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Chester NJ
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food and busy bar scene.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This review is for the west side location of Santa Monica and Barrington.
This place is always very busy and a reservation is a must if you want a table. I was there on a Wed. with no reservation and they had a 1 hour wait. We opted to eat in the bar area, after waiting to get two seats at a common shared table in the front. People really like the bar which is very big with plenty of seats and it is always full. The guests who come to this place really like to dress to impress. Dress casual is fine, but real casual is out of place here. If you want some good food and drinks and want to be with a nice crowd this is a nice bar. You can eat at the bar or one of the bar tables in the front. For 2 people with 1 app to share. 1 drink each, coffee, and no desert the bill ran about $100 before tip. They had a jazz trio in the bar area. The dining room is big much more quiet. If you are there when it is very busy the service can be slow. But to be expected.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Bay Point, California
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Love those ribs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Bandera has a great ambience, with the added touch of live jazz... a very likeable place! Our server was friendly and efficient, and the food was very good, especially the beef ribs, some of the best I've ever had.

They could improve on the number of whiskey choices, though, and why do they only have 1 port to choose from?? Somebody dropped the ball on that one

Would return

Visited September 2013
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