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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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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Great place for breakfast

Stayed at The Palmer House and wanted something close. Got a recommendation from a guy on the streets and it was a great place. Great menu options and we had a great server!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Erika R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed at The Palmer House and wanted something close. Got a recommendation from a guy on the streets and it was a great place. Great menu options and we had a great server!

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

So glad you found us while you were in town, Erika! I'm happy to hear our menu could really impress, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back next time you're in our neck of the woods. Best, Steve S., General Manager More 

Kansas City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My family went here after my sister's graduation from Columbia, and were VERY pleased. The menu offers something for everyone, and at a high quality. The servers were attentive and very friendly also. I would recommend if you are looking for somewhere that will fill you up and not break the bank :)

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

First of all, congratulations to your sister, and thank you for choosing us for such a special occasion! I hope you'll keep us in mind if you're ever back in Chicago. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is not far from the Palmer House and is a good place for a meal and drinks with friends. The bar is small but cozy and the wait staff is very friendly.

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Glad you were able to stop by while you were in town! I'm excited to share your compliments with the rest of the team, and if you're ever back in Chicago, you know where to find us. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great little location never been to before. Seated fast w drinks, Mimosas and fantastic food that was presented nicely and very good! Would highly recommend it!

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a shot -- I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! You'll have to join us for a mimosa-filled brunch again soon. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

No. VA
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The B&B Restaurant is a great place to eat! The breakfast and lunch menus offer something for everyone. The food is delicious and the portions are large. I'd certainly recommend it!!

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation on here! It's great to hear you're a fan of our breakfast and lunch menus, and I hope you'll stop in again soon. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

Byron, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were going to the theater and decided to look for a restaurant nearby. We spotted this restaurant and took a chance. It was Saturday evening, they were busy but we got right in. We weren't looking for a big or fancy meal. We both had a burger, one beef the other turkey. We were both happy with our meals.... More 

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Glad you took a chance on us! I'll let the kitchen know those burgers hit the spot, and I hope the rest of your evening was excellent as well. If you're ever back in Chicago, be sure to stop by! Cheers, Steve S., General Manager More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place was a recommended to us by a local who's told us about the place. On the outside it didn't really look like much, rather like a bit of a unfriendly place actually, BUT(!) after a quick look at the menu we got inside and it was great! There was a man who asked: "table for two?" And only... More 

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

That wind can be brutal, Pat, so I'm glad you were able to take shelter with us for a little bit. I appreciate the detailed review, and I hope you get a chance to stop by the next time you're in the Windy City! Safe travels, Steve S., General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at the Palmer House Hilton and ate breakfast here most days. It's a typical diner no more no less. We felt comfortable and well looked after. We had lunch one day which was good. An easy going place with pleasant staff.

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed breakfast with us while you were in town, Amanda! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a kind word on here, and I hope you'll pay us a visit the next time you're in Chicago. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here on a Sunday evening, desperately hungry because few other establishments were open. We had arrived around 7:40-45pm, not a terribly outrageous dinner time back home for us, and were sat downstairs between a handful of other groups. We made an initial order, only to learn that my friend's drink was unavailable as was my entree of fish... More 

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

It's disappointing to read that you regret dining with us, Kayla Ann, especially since my team should never make you feel rushed. I'll be addressing this with them ASAP, and I do hope you might be willing to give us another shot, because we definitely can do better. All the best, Steve S., General Manager More 

Fairfax, VA
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was in Chicago for a business trip, and this restaurant was very close to our hotel. Along with many types of brandy, the restaurant had very good chicken and beef dishes. I went there on 2 separate nights. On the 2nd night, the service was slow and the waiter apologized. The service on the first night was fine. The... More 

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Steve S, General Manager at Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge, responded to this review

I'm glad you got a chance to eat with us while you were in town! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how things went, and I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to the rest of my team. Keep us in mind for the next time you're visiting Chicago! All the best, Steve S., General... 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
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.