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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3819
+1 312-644-3524
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Ranked #33 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Racine, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful lunch spot with excellent food and service...very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Be sure to try the homemade cornbread.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The French dip sandwich is great. It can take a while to get a table as this is a popular restaurant that looks out over south Michigan Avenue. It is almost directly across from Nordstroms. The service is wonderful and the food is excellent quality.

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Dupont, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife our baby girl and my parents and I had lunch here shortly after Christmas. First of all the service was phenomenal, the staff were very accommodating of our 8 month old and our stroller. Throughout the meal we had people checking in on us and giving our little girl attention, which we were very impressed by. The food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Reading the reviews and being one of the top ranked restaurants in Chicago, we decided to check it out on Saturday night. This place has some good aspects but not worthy of the #32 restaurant in Chicago. Good: Atmosphere, Music, Price/Value Okay: Food Bad: Service We made reservations on a Saturday night at 7:45 PM. I was encouraged by other... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Again we found ourselves in Chicagoland we were staying downtown and arranged to meet with 2 couples from our desireswingers couples group We had dined in the past here and being right on Michigan ave thought it was a great place to get together as per all our couples dinners ladies must wear a Skirt! ( adds to the fun... More 

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North West England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We as a family of six enjoyed this restaurant,very pleasant atmoshere.This was supported by good food having a wide variety of dishes served with a professional efficiency. The salmon and BBQ ribs were excellent, desserts to die for. Well done we will return.

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Plainfield, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I had a dinner here for our anniversary. We made reservations and had a nice table. The atmosphere is very mellow. The decor is cool! The waitress we had was very attentive but not overbearing. She made wonderful recommendations for food. We had the cornbread for a appetizer which was delicious. My wife had the whitefish and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Walking along Michigan Avenue this restaurant is hard to notice if you aren't specifically looking for it. There isn't anything that jumps out at you. We were staying at the Intercontinental once and just happened to walk by and decided to try it. Let me tell you when I say they have the best damn coleslaw I've ever tasted...they do!... More 

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Malta, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went here about 2 weeks prior to Christmas on a friday night...We waited nearly 2 hours for a table, though they did tell us at check in that this would be the case. Spent our time in the small and very crowded bar, sipping drinks and listening to the live jazz band (who was excellent, and playing lively Christmas music... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Will return often. Ambiance: It's rare to find restaurants like this. If you don't fall in love with the lighting and atmosphere I guarantee the music will get you. The have a three piece jazz band that plays some of the best jazz music around. If they kept the music but served $1 cheeseburgers I would... More 

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Additional Information about Bandera Restaurant

Address: 535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3819
Phone Number: +1 312-644-3524
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Southwestern

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