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Bandista, Houston, TX

Bandista

4.9
4.9
190 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Discreetly located within Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Bandista is an intimate, modern-day speakeasy, reminiscent of a 1920s lounge that dazzles with a decadent Latin vibe. Guests of the 20-seat bar and lounge enjoy inventive and artistic interpretations of classic and contemporary cocktails, as well as rare spirits from around the world. Bandista's eight bar seats provide a center-stage show of the cocktail laboratory, where guests connect with the city's most talented bartenders and other discreet guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (713) 650-1300
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Catering
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

Experiences

  • Jewel of the South Pop-Up

    Jun 19 - Jun 20, 2024
    On Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, Bandista will play host to the bar pop-up featuring Jewel of the South, the acclaimed New Orleans bar and restaurant. The pop-up, featuring bartenders Shaun Merritt-Williams and Vince Lund, will take place from 5:00 pm – midnight. Jewel of the South, which last popped-up at Bandista in January 2023, was named Best Bar in the South, the #6 Bar in North America, and among the top 50 Bars in the World by 50Best. The pop-up will feature five Jewel of the South house cocktails, ranging from USD 30 - 50 each. Reservations for 90-minute seatings are required for this special evening, which benefits Camp H-Town.
    Jewel of the South Pop-Up Photo

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Innovative

  • Houston

    Romantic

  • Houston

    Best Service

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Innovative

  • Houston

    Romantic

190 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible experience at Bandista. From the attentive host to the mixologist crafting any drink you desire, every detail was exceptional. The ambiance was perfect, with just the right lighting. I'll definitely be returning!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here after having dinner at Toro Toro. It’s a very fun, romantic, entertaining experience. High end cocktails with a lot of flavor. Great staff. Definitely worth visiting. Thanks!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. It’s easily my favorite bar in Houston! Each drink has a story and the mixologists were as creative and knowledgeable as they come. I will be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just go. From the moment of arrival you feel part of an exclusive moment in this beautiful bar. The service was fun, attentive and extremely knowledgable. The cocktails were delicious and a twist on classics delivered in a cheeky way. Absolutely will return!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm a regional chef, I travel to NYC and all over the country trying a new speakeasy on every trip I go on. I'm from Houston and been to most here and this is a top 10 on my list nationwide.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting and creative drinks along with great service. Can't decide what to drink? The amazing mixologist will help you.

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  7. ChrisD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional cocktails, cool environment, private, quiet, luxurious. Bartender Sean was very good and adept at sussing out what we wanted and making off menu recommendations.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great date spot or if you want a chill night as a single person. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable.

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  9. Rita

    Houston

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A ton of fun, very intelligent and well-informed bartenders. Low rating on food because there really isn't available and not applicable wasn't an option. It's really an experience, I'm happy we tried it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were innovative and fun but not very tasty. Service and staff were fun, attentive and wonderful. It’s more about the experience than the actual drinks. I have food a four star because It wouldn’t let me pick not applicable. We did not have any food. Just cocktails.

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FAQs

Bandista is rated 4.9 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bandista

1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3017

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lamar Street and Caroline Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (713) 650-1300
  • Catering
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
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