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Bandera Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Magnificent Mile
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535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
+1 312-644-3524
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second time at Bandera and it didn't disappoint. Food was exceptional as was the service. To top it off, great jazz playing to relax and enjoy. We had a wide array of food and everyone was happy with their choices. The white fish was a star as was the beef ribs!

Thank Jedda1
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited October 16th with an old friend. We equally loved the atmosphere, the location, the view and the food. I had a French dip sandwich which was excellent and my friend had a Burger. We shared a corn bread appetizer. Overall the food was excellent. The corn bread was beautiful but a bit dry. The service was very good but... More 

Thank Kevin L
La Grange, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At a table overlooking North Michigan Avenue, our table enjoyed a relaxed lunch. Following the a complexly flavored Home Smoked Salmon, our group selected various options from the salad menu. Especially good were the SEARED AHI TUNA SALAD dressed lightly with a honey-lime vinaigrete and the PINE ROOM SALAD with the café vinaigrete. These are light, delicately flavored combinations that... More 

Thank curtruns
New York
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoy Bandera as my go to for business meetings. Food is good and service is great. I would highly recommend.

Thank mkbloom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love sitting by the windows and watching Michigan Ave go by beneath me. Food is always consistent and good with huge portions. Attentive but not intrusive service compliments the club like atmosphere.

Thank Jane O
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This second floor restaurant is a great place to stop in for dinner if you're downtown. The ambiance and music make you forget you're on the magnificent mile. The food was delicious and high quality for the price which was reasonable for downtown.

Thank northshorenancy2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in town for the Chicago marathon watching my brother run and we decided to go to Bandera for a celebration dinner. The service was great, my brother was wearing an medal and everyone made him feel really special. The cornbread lived up to the hype as well! I wish I lived in Chicago so that I don't have... More 

Thank Anika H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great, enchiladas were fantastic and the prime rib was Fred Flintstone style. The waiter we had was terrible... we had to ask to get water refilled, I ordered wine to have with dinner and it came when I was almost done... Another waitress ended up coming and taking our bill... I'd give it another chance.

Thank Sunni S
Vienna, Virginia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended so before I wrote this review I went twice. To be honest it was just average for me. It wasn't anything special. Their salads dressings are good but as an overall dining experience nothing tasted that great to warrant a second try but I said I did try it again and honestly I don't think... More 

Thank Z H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were three friends visiting for dinner, and had to move table a couple of times. The neighbouring table was very noisy and by the next table it was so cold from the aircon, that the food and we were all cold in no time. We had to complain twice before the manager got us moved with our half-finishen metals... More 

Thank AnniDK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-3524

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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