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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3819
312 644 3524
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Ranked #77 of 8,278 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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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Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am boring but every time I go I get their Ahi Tuna Salad. The tuna is outstanding and the salad also has avocado, mango, lettuce in it and is served in a honey lime vinaigrette. My husband had the pork tenderloin and my daughter the chicken sandwich. Everyone was happy with their dishes. We had the spinach artichoke dip... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We recently dined at Bandera on Chicago"s Miracle Mile. A truly great experience. The room is gorgeous with lots of good art on the walls. Service was first rate and the food was amazing. And it is very modestly priced. This is one of the best restaurants we haven eaten at in Chicago. You will not be disappointed. Currently, there... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This place was really great! The bartenders were top notch and the server was great. The food was very good....cornbread with peppers in it was very good. The atmosphere was nice...there was a two-piece jazz band playing, which was a nice touch. I would definitely eat here again.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This place was fantastic. We were in town for a really big convention so restaurants were packed. We waited a few minutes at the bar and then lucked out that they opened a Chef's table so we could watch them making food. It was so cool to see them make designs and put together their plates. We also go to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent restaurant, highly recommended! Very reasonable prices but fancy enough that Kanye was in the adjacent booth. Food was awesome--meat portion sizes were ample (rare was especially good), lighter options like ahi tuna were well-balanced with flavorful salad. The oreo dessert was delicious and just the right size. Ambiance is great for a nice dinner--dark stylish lighting and noise level... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food is awesome, I had the macho salad with chicken and it was fabulous. The person I was with had the tuna and loved it. There busy time is 8pm so I would make a reservation. We sat at the bar and my friend ended up standing all night. The manager noticed and ended up giving us our meal... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is upstairs so keep that in mind when you are looking for the restaurant. They have excellent dishes that are fresh and very well prepared. It is popular and does get crowded so get there early or make a reservation. To your left they have a large u-shaped bar that is equally as popular for dining or just for... More

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Colorado
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224 reviews 224 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We come to Chicago once or twice a year, and have for years, and Bandera is always the first place we eat the first night we're here. We try to arrive early, about 430 or 500 pm, so as to get a table for two overlooking Michigan Avenue. Unfortunately, the outside of the building is being renovated, so the windows... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed a nice meal with friends at Bandera. We are local and don't usually choose to dine along Michigan Avenue. Amongst the many restaurants in the area that cater primarily to visitors, Bandera is a nice option. Large enough to accommodate a modest group but still a pretty intimate feeling with booths and some tables with street views. We are... More

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to Bandera last Saturday for lunch. It's convenient - across Michigan Avenue from my hotel. I sat at the bar, and the service was excellent. I had a French Dip, and would order it again. It was a great sandwich, served in a nice atmosphere. This is a nice place, but casual dress is acceptable.

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