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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
+1 312-644-3524
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (246 reviews)
“macho salad” (83 reviews)
“french dip” (52 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

i was hoping to try the cornbread that many others mentioned in previous reviews, but unfortunately they stopped serving it. i ended up keep it simple and had the burger and fries, both were great. i also went in hoping to eat the homemade oreo...More

Thank D S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dined at Banderas with another family to celebrate our sons graduation. Dinner is always fabulous here! The music in the background gives such a nice touch to eating here. The seafood special was great! Service is prompt. They seated us at two booths and...More

Thank jackiejbhenderson
Reviewed 4 days ago

I make a point of visiting Bandera every time I find myself in Chicago. Great food, excellent service, and a talented jazz trio add up to a memorable experience. I strongly recommend you make a reservation if possible; if not, bar seating is quite comfortable....More

Thank RSfromNC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner here on separate days during a 4-day visit to Chicago. We were delighted with both meals (actually the menus were the same). Wonderful roasted artichoke. The best veggie burger anywhere (ask them to list the ingredients- amazing). Nice jazz...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in the Chicago area for 14 years, I almost never visited the Michigan avenue area due to the crowds, etc. However, I would make an exception for this restaurant. Love this place, have been 10+ times over the years. Their prime rib sandwich...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me say up front that Bandera is hands down one of my favorite restaurants anywhere and a must when we visit Chicago once per year. This must be my 8th or 9th visit. I wish I could give more than a 5 on the...More

Thank Adele W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 was in Chicago for a 4 night stay and realized quickly that good restaurants abound in downtown ... but they book fast. We were lucky to get into Bandera located on the second floor overlooking Michigan near the river. Good wine...More

Thank MBC300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you know Houston’s then Banker’s will seem familiar as they are owned by the same company. The menu is good and the food is always good. Moderate prices for both the bar and the restaurant. Just a very solid place to have lunch or...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Live jazz and a nice setting. Hard to find off the street if you're not looking for it. All of our good was really good; the cornbread appetizer was the standout.

Thank Jeremy117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful! I think we've been there about 4 or 5 times, and I always order something with chicken in it. Their chicken is top quality, and done perfectly. This time, I ordered the Macho salad, with rotisserie chicken, avocado, dates goat cheese...More

Thank Nellie05
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Cathy E
March 11, 2018|
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Response from birgerjarl | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure, but I believe we ate there on a Thursday and there was live piano... but it was early.
April 4, 2017|
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Response from chtxsail | Reviewed this property |
According to their website Bandera restaurant in Chicago offers live jazz. Sorry but I am not sure if it is nightly.
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Terrence D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this come in. The prices are not cheap. The food is excellent as is the décor and service. Eating out ain't what it used to be. There are certainly no bargains on North Michigan Avenue ( nor anywhere in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 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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