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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3819
312 644 3524
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Ranked #57 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 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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Orlando, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Bandera, owned by the Hillstone corporation, was very similar to Gulfstream in Los Angeles, Houston's in South Florida and Scottsdale, and my favorite local restaurant in Winter Park, FL, Hillstone. Each restaurant has it's local influences, but all are consistently excellent. I was not disappointed. The service was good. The lighting is ideal, and I enjoyed the live piano and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the food, lighting, service, drinks and the trio jazz band! It's kind of buried but would suggest stopping in for a mid shopping lunch or late dinner!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Eating out on your own isn't a lot of fun, but you don't feel out of place sat at the bar area in this bustling diner on a Saturday night. The Prime Rib was cooked perfectly, really tender and tasty and served quickly too. The bar staff were kept extremely busy but they were attentive and friendly and kept the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're shopping/walking on Michigan Avenue there's not a lot of great options directly on Michigan Avenue... tons obviously near but not right on. This is the best place I've found to have a drink/meal while enjoying yourself downtown. Menu is not huge but has a little bit of everything. Salads have treated me well before but a personal favorite... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bandera was highly recommended and touted as the restaurant to go to. It was wasn't quite as good as the reviews raved. The food was good, service was good, but the atmosphere was loud and busy. The live jazz was cool but seemed overkill given the busy-ness of the restaurant. No one was there for the jazz which was likely... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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144 reviews 144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been here for both lunch and dinner. The organization of their service staff is amazing. The food is always excellent. Price point for food is good. People have written reviews on their french dip sandwich and the macho salad. They are right on! The best anywhere. Call for a reservation if you can, otherwise it might be a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To relax in a cool dim lit atmosphere, go to Bandera. Had a late lunch with my husband Saturday and enjoyed the skillet of corn bread with our glasses of wine. Then we shared the prime rib and a roasted chicken salad. Took a slice of cheesecake home. Food always fabulous. The server spilled some horseradish on my purse. Wiped... More

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Monza, Italy
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86 reviews 86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor we have discovered this very nice restaurant with good live jazz music and great steak (very well marinated) and tuna. To try again.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been to Bandera's twice and both times I said I would not be going back. My primary reason is probably the selection. They offered the BBQ Salmon and it was good but another of my favorite places in Chicago was better and Bandera's cost more. They do have live entertainment which was really nice. The bartender did his best... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited Chicago for a conference and had a lovely meal here. Food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The corn bread is a must.

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Additional Information about Bandera Restaurant

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

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