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Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge

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127 S. State street, Chicago, IL 60603
We are a block away from Orange and Blue lines. The Red line is in front of the restaurant. Buses are running all day and into the night. Because of our neighbor the Palmer House Hilton taxis are always available.
+1 312-372-3451
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Centrally located at the same spot since 1967,
B&B has been a Chicago...
Centrally located at the same spot since 1967,
B&B has been a Chicago tradition for area people and city visitors for hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
We have added the new and now famous home made French bread and Foccacia, and the dough is made fresh daily. We are proud and appreciative of our regular customers and eager to please new ones. Our bar has been updated with a new Sound & Light system, a dance floor, and satellite TV.
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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Little bit of everything

We went for breakfast, lots to choose from I would rate as good food , very convenient seems like a place for locals and tourist

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
IBBETSY_11
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast, lots to choose from I would rate as good food , very convenient seems like a place for locals and tourist

Helpful?
Thank IBBETSY_11
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I appreciate the feedback & your taste for food. Can you message me back with the list of breakfast items you have ordered for? Keep us in mind on your visit to Chicago. Happy 2016 IBBETSY_11! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I'm a fan of diners and this one had all the things. It is inexpensive. The portions are huge. There is a big selection of items. They serve drinks. In fact, their bloody mary was shockingly good. The service was good. I would go back for sure.

Helpful?
Thank MSPXelaforNow
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I’m glad that you liked your selection. I appreciate the feedback. We’d love to serve you better on your next visit. Happy 2016 MSPXelaforNow! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

- The place itself is interesting. We had dinner there so we went to the "Bar Below". - The menu is good with plenty of choices to choose from - There is also a good number of beers that are on tap - Portions are good so you will not be disappointed on that - Prices are also descent and... More 

Helpful?
Thank --Rom--210--
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I appreciate the feedback & the time you put in writing it. Thanks for making it simpler with the description via points. Happy 2016 Rom—210! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Carthage, Illinois
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were very pleased to dine in a comfortable restaurant with extremely grand ambiance. My sister and I had delicious meals of which we country girls wanted to splurge. Great place.

Helpful?
Thank Brightens
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I’m glad you’ve liked the dining experience with us. Can you message me back with the menu items you ordered for? Happy 2016 Brightens! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Tifton, Georgia
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Convenient to Palmer House. Food was really good; place had a good, relaxed vibe. Excellent service. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank StaceyGB
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

We’d like to serve you better, StaceyGB! Thank you for the feedback. Happy 2016. Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

good food, great waitress. Larger breakfast choices would be great, but a good meal at the end. Easy access from the Palmer house.

Helpful?
Thank gypsyforlife33
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Gypsyforlife33, I’d really like the feedback. Thank you sharing your experience! I'd love to give credit where credit's due. Do you happen to remember your server's name? We wish you a Happy Christmas & prosperous New Year! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Kilmarnock
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is an Upstairs Downstairs experience! Breakfast is upstairs and has amazing service and excellent menu choice! From pancakes to the usual breakfast delights - you will be spoiled for choice - as in what not to have! Service is fast with freshly made food! It's just a great place! Downstairs is where a more substantial fare is served in... More 

Helpful?
Thank BrianWinner
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

BrianWinner, that’s a great feedback about our restaurant and the bar downstairs. I appreciate your time in writing this. Do keep us in mind, on your next visit to Chicago. We wish you a Happy Christmas & prosperous New Year! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Champaign, Il
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

we went to beef and brandy for breakfast on Saturday. had a great meal including omlet, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and freshly made caramel doughnuts. The potions were great, the table was clean, the restaurant was very busy. our server was excellent. a very nice and friendly guy. helpful and happy. our food was good, but he was great. we were... More 

Helpful?
Thank todc
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I’m glad that you’ve liked your breakfast. I do appreciate the feedback, Todc! We would love to have you dine in with us again. We wish you a Happy Christmas & prosperous New Year! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

Riverton, Illinois
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Another place we enjoy going for a meal, awesome breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. Large portions. Close to public transportation, the Red Line is almost in front of the resturant.

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Thank James C
Danville, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is close to Palmer House. Breakfast selection is great food for good price. Service is always friendly and efficient. Nice to have place when staying in Chicago that is reasonably priced with great food.

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Thank LAW6281
beefbrandy, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us, LAW6281! We’re happy that you’ve liked our breakfast selection. I appreciate your time to write about us! Hope to hear back, Steve S., General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 S. State street, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Public Transportation: We are a block away from Orange and Blue lines. The Red line is in front of the restaurant. Buses are running all day and into the night. Because of our neighbor the Palmer House Hilton taxis are always available.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-372-3451

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Centrally located at the same spot since 1967,
B&B has been a Chicago tradition for area people and city visitors for hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
We have added the new and now famous home made French bread and Foccacia, and the dough is made fresh daily. We are proud and appreciative of our regular customers and eager to please new ones. Our bar has been updated with a new Sound & Light system, a dance floor, and satellite TV.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.