Kicked Out for a COWBOY HAT !.
I was with a group of professional colleagues who were in town from all parts of the globe, that include London, Miami, Chicago, New York, Dallas & Los Angeles. This is the first time we all ever visited this restaurant and was looking forward to the food after a long day of sales calls. To my utter shock, when we were seated after waiting in the bar, I was instructed to remove my hat. Coming to Arizona for a week, we all bought western attire, including a cowboy hat. I first thought that my colleagues were playing a prank on me. But, after speaking with the GM, Sarah Feely, she insisted on sticking by company policy and refused service. Embarrassed, I left my colleagues while they dined and walked to the Schlotzsky's deli.
Therefore, I CANNOT RECOMMEND this establishment for a policy that applied in the 18th century. Not the 21st.
Great ribs! Great service!. Ok, but not just the ribs. The ceasar salad is delish. The cornbread is sweet and spicy (i think jalepenos). Not to mention the service is friendly, personal and NOT pushy! Our server's name was Miles... I hope they are all as good as him! I'm sure they are...
THE BEST SKILLET CORNBREAD!.
If you are yearning for the best skillet cornbread, visit Bandera! I was recently diagnosed with lactose-intolerance, but this is not the reason I've stopped going to Bandera for my cornbread fix... no, I stopped going because the last time I went, I ate a whole piece (6-inch diameter?) PLUS a quarter of a second one! I've given up cheeses, delectable desserts (brownie obsession; white chocolate, chocolate, and rum bread puddings; pumpkin cheesecakes; and tiramisu!), NYPD calzones, Nello's pizzas, and crabcakes because of my intolerance, but I'll gladly suffer for Bandera's cornbread anytime--I just need someone else to share an order with.
Honestly, I've visited only four times, and I've ordered the cornbread each time, so I haven't been able to sample much of anything else. I have tried the rotisserie chicken sandwich (with cornbread substituting for my side dish!). Highly recommended. The enchilada is also very good. The coworker who recommended my trying the cornbread also told me to try the smoked salmon appetizer... I'll have to take his word for it, because I know that if I ever make my way to Old Town Scottsdale's Bandera, it'll only be for one thing...
good chx. this place is known for their rotissery chx. interior is very houstons like...since they own bandera. dark. with lots of wood. their ceasar salad is awsome too.
This corporate hang out is a popular place to ditch the 9-5 grind..
When offices shut down, Bandera's comes to life. Tables are few, but patrons wait it out with a cocktail in hand. The abbreviated American menu features favorites such as prime rib, rotisserie chicken and herb-seasoned mashers. Seal the meal with a homemade Oreo ice cream sandwich, unless the special is Tres Leches, a pound cake soaked in condensed milk and served with bananas, berries and thick whipped cream.
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