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Brandy's Fine Food and Cocktails

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1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-220-1744
Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love This Place

My husband and I love this place. It's small, so you must make reservations, but it's so worth it. My husband loves their chicken alfredo and I love their seafood! Also pages and pages of specialty martini's!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
NoniRose
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La Salle, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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La Salle, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I love this place. It's small, so you must make reservations, but it's so worth it. My husband loves their chicken alfredo and I love their seafood! Also pages and pages of specialty martini's!!!

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illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Brandy's is our "go to place" when we're looking for something special for dinner. Because the property is cozy (read small) weekends require reservations, but most week nights we are able to drop in and be seated with just a short wait at the bar. All of the wait staff and the bar staff are excellent and the food is... More 

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have enjoyed many great restaurants in my travels, but to have one this good in the country, wow. The mahi mahi/ swordfish/ ahi are amazing. The chef prepares a special glaze that is unique and seasoned to perfection. This restaurant is a must if in the area. We love to sit at the bar and talk w the bartenders... More 

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Lowell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've been here many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Drinks are always amazing and food is always great.

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Quad Cities
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was skeptical when a friend told me to try Brandy's for Sunday brunch. I shouldn't have been; Brandy's is awesome. The drinks are great and the food is some of the best I've ever had. If you go to Brandy's the Biscuits and Gravy is a must have. Beware the portions are huge and every table gets an order... More 

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Manhattan, Illinois
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spent a weekend in the Starved Rock area and wanted a cozy, better than average food restaurant. Based on other reviews, made reservations here. Hard to find due to construction in the area. If coming from LaSalle, take First Street into Peru (not very far), watch for Putnam Street, turn left, turn left again at the bottom of the hill.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is a small and intimate place with a lot of character. It's in an older building right off the Illinois River. The service was exceptional. The food was absolutely amazing! I really did not expect anything like this in a small town. It's every bit as good as you would find in a major city like San Francisco or... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Every time I am home I stop here! Excellent food and excellent service! Even the brunch on Sunday is great!

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Maple City, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were driving through Illinois heading back to our home in Northern Michigan and happened upon Brandy's. What an incredible find! We had an amazing dinner sitting right at the bar. Our bartender Jason was not only knowledgeable about the entire menu but a great bartender. This spot should be a "destination restaurant" and we will definitely be back! Thanks... More 

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a restaurant that I really enjoy dining at. It is small so it is really recommended to make a reservation since it fills up very fast. Some people just drop in and if there is an opening at the bar, they sit there and eat. This time I had the Mahi Mahi and it was the best fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-1744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?