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Bandera

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American, Southwestern
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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
13104773524
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Scene, Great Jazz, Good Food

Bandera is our neighborhood steak joint. It's upscale enough but still feels cozy. We love the live music nightly---and watching the local singles. Seriously, some nights it's like a shark tank! Back to the food---the grilled artichoke has been my fav for over 15 years along with the prime rib... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SleepersGourmet
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bandera is our neighborhood steak joint. It's upscale enough but still feels cozy. We love the live music nightly---and watching the local singles. Seriously, some nights it's like a shark tank! Back to the food---the grilled artichoke has been my fav for over 15 years along with the prime rib sandwich. Of course the gigantic bone-in ribeye is outstanding and... More 

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Thank SleepersGourmet
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

From the moment you walk thru the solid wood door you are transported from the strange vibe that has always been this area of Brentwood/West LA into a world that exudes comfort, congeniality, & attention to detail. The LIVE (and Real Jazz sounds emanating from the well-versed guitar-bass-drum trio speak to the taste that the proprietor has in store for... More 

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Thank Sam M
Westlake Village
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in the Hillstone Group. It has a terrific look, the jazz trio in the front of the bar area keeps things lively, the limited menu (a good thing in my book) offers up an eclectic and always appealing range of dinner options. And, service is exceptional. Especially for a dining room that seems to always... More 

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Thank Diane G
Twin Cities
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Had the steak and burrito (or was it a fajita...can't remember). The steak was amazing. The mexican dish was nothing to write home about. Every one else at the table had great meals. Live Jazz band made it very memorable.

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Thank Norsketech
Redding, Connecticut
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great atmosphere....big booths....I had the chicken ceasar...but it was roasted chicken...and it was terrific. Corn bread is great. Everyone else really liked their meal as well....be it a salad or ribs or roast beef sandwich. Would definitely go back. We made reservations which I think is necessary as it was crowded! Great wait staff....and I think reasonably priced. 5 people... More 

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Thank elmjr525
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I both had the filet, and they were cooked to "melt in your mouth" perfection. I am dying to go back and try everything else on the menu. They allow you to bring in your own wine for a small corking fee, so you end up saving a lot of money on a fantastic meal with wine.... More 

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hollywood
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I really love this place, very cool vibe, nice decor. Live jazz music every night. What makes Bandera even better is their corkage policy. First bottle of wine you bring in is free, next bottle gets a $15.00 corkage fee. You can't beat that anywhere in Los Angeles. The food was really, really good. They have the best beef ribs... More 

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Fargo, ND
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Valet parking, great menu, wonderful staff. Try the artichokes! Ribs are fabulous. They are also open to "corkage fee" if you bring your own special wine.

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Thank SJM17
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest places on the Westside to have a great meal. You walk in - the place is beautiful and decorated in a warm low key way. There is a live jazz band playing but not too loud - just the right level of sound. The booths/Table are extremely comfortable and not too close to other diners. The... More 

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1 Thank Naxelrod
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

great food service very busy place even mid week fish excellent As well as desserts. Not inexpensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 13104773524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?