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11700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1503
+1 310-477-3524
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding French dip sandwich and roast Castroville artichokes. The French dip is shaved prime rib on exquisite bread with horseradish sauce and au jus. One of our favorite meals in LA.

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time here in the last year while visiting Santa Monica. This is part of a chain of restaurants operated by the Hillside Group. They know what they're doing when it comes to food and service! Great ambience here, jazz trio in the corner, darkly lit room with centre piece bar and attentive bartenders. We sat in... More 

Thank kidcollins
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing I hate more than constantly having to pay to valet. Sometimes it's such a joke, especially when restaurants take over public meter spaces for valet. Like we aren't paying top dollar already to eat out in LA? Anyway, it's my own personal hangup. But here in Brentwood it's $7 and then you need to tip. I don't know, I'd... More 

Thank lll_llg
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18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I went to Bandera just before leaving Los Angeles and it definitively hit the spot. The food was amazing but the service was outstanding. We had the best cornbread of our lives and the ribs were perfect, tasty and tender. They also had a jazz band which made our experience even better. I strongly recommend this place. PD: Im not... More 

Thank Erick G
Winter Park, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Casual dining. Live music at night. Busy and noisy on Friday night but food is good and not real expensive. Good Fries, Roast chicken that is moist, great burger.

Thank MonsieurOllie
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Classy local place in Brentwood.Big bar.Great food at reasonable prices.American fare .Very high quality.Has live jazz every night.Service extroardinary. Have been going there for 12 years and they are incredibly consistent.

Thank mike h
Temecula, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stopped in on a whim, while walking Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monca area. Seated in bar for dinner because this is a popular spot. Ordered a vodka martini with olives...waiter offered bleu cheese olives...that would be YES! Ordered a simple french dip, at dinner. Simple but out of this world. Served with 3 dipping sauces for the sandwich and fries... More 

Thank Brenna77
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Settle into comfortable booths and enjoy eclectic, comfort food. The enchilada special was especially fine on this particular night and my fish sandwich platter was delicious. The Cobb-like salad was generous but rather nondescript while the cornbread appetizer was a bit too cakey sweet. The martinis went down easily and half-way through finishing one's drink, the attentive but never intrusive... More 

Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had heard great things about Bandera and it certainly didn't disappoint. Parents had the grilled artichoke starter which is what everybody else in the restaurant was eating too. Not being a fan of artichokes, I passed on this experience. However, the beef fillet was amazing and cooked to perfection accompanied by a glass of Malbec, which could have been... More 

1 Thank daz1975
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We love Bandera; the food is amazing with grate ambiance and of course drink... You can hang out by the bar which is always happening and have drinks till your table get ready or even stay there. You can bring your own wine as well which we do often. The ribs is amazing, but I would try the salads, hamburger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 310-477-3524

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