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“Our Best Find in Chicago” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge

Beef and Brandy restaurant and lounge
127 S. State street, Chicago, IL 60603
+1 312-372-3451
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Ranked #845 of 8,380 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
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.
Garden, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Our Best Find in Chicago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

On State just down from the entrance to the Palmer House, Beef and Brandy became our go-to place on a recent stay in Chicago. It was open late, had really good food and a great waitstaff. Breakfast is also a special affair and reasonably priced. They also have a military, law enforcement, firefighter discount!

Visited December 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Cheap Food, Cheap Quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We came here based on the rave reviews Beef and Brandy has gotten on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, I would have rather spent a little bit more for better quality food. I ordered linguini with chicken and it tasted as though it had been microwaved. It was not warm through and through and the sauce (which was mixed in with the pasta and chicken) was sparse at best.
The decor is drab and maybe even a bit dirty.
Our waiter was robotic and unfriendly--though the manager was very professional. Maybe we came on a bad night--maybe we ordered the wrong dish? Either way, I was disappointed for all the good comments I'd heard.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The New Bar under the B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

They have redone the bar in the basement of The Beef and Brandy! It is such a great different choice downtown loop bar! Great people, decent prices! Nice new vivrant place!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great, casual, inexpensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We had a simple but excellent, casual and inexpensive dinner at B&B (adjacent to the Palmer House hotel). Great wait-staff, relaxed atmosphere. We would go again!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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holland, Mi
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good, economical food with a friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We had the pleasure of eating dinner at Beef and Brandy Restaurant in Chicago recently. The food was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. I had the salmon and our friends ordered the pork chops and both were delicious! The restaurant is not fancy but has a very cozy atmosphere. If you are going to the theater the restaurant is close by and in the past they have offered a discount if you show them your tickets. We will definately eat there next time we visit Chicago and recommend Beef and Brandy to others.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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