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Bandera Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$21 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bandera Restaurant on Chicago's Magnificent Mile is so obvious that it tends to be overlooked. Established in 1995, it is located at 535 North Michigan Avenue, on the second floor, between Ohio and Grand, overlooking Michigan Avenue, across from the Chicago Marriott Hotel and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve visited this restaurant many times over the years and it’s always fantastic. I had the chicken/ribs combo and my wife had the hamburger. Spinach and artichoke dip was very tasty. A must stop if in Chicago ! Ask for a table near the window...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Flyingz06
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a great jazz combo playing during dinner. The menu and the food is good. We like the lamb sandwich. Really hard to be seated even with reservations. They don’t seem to ever get that right.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beachbum0528
Reviewed 1 week ago

My beloved and I had been thinking about coming here for months and now that we finally have, it's my new favorite place! The vibes are great! Very chill and intimate. Live jazz was amazing, something new for us and we loved it. To drink,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank laurendj23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprising dining experience! We ordered the smoked salmon for an appetizer and it was wonderful! The salmon was not overly smokey or fishy, it was perfection! I also ordered the kale salad which was delightfully light and fresh. My husband ordered the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cassyharris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a review for one of my favorite local restaurants in Chicago. The management of the restaurant is on point - they have earned our loyalty not only through providing an enjoyable dining experience, but also for correcting a significant oversight on one of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RichardS8970
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I go here often , head to the bar, grab two seats , have a glass of wine from the nice wine list and enjoy VERY good local Jazz. Menu has many nice offerings, try the cornbread for sure.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cookk2
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Loved this place so much we went back for a second night in the week. Try the artichoke dip and the jumbo shrimp. Caveat, you need to be patient, even if you have booked as they clearly overbook.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dit_fromage
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I travel to Chicago for both business and pleasure and find Bandera appropriate for both. It has consistently exceeded my expectation and with reasonable prices lending to high marks on quality and value. My recent trip being post holidays- i was trying to keep healthy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank George a
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

1st... The staff was so helpful from the time you arrive to the time you leave!!! 2nd.... The food was great... the smoked salmon was the best I’ve ever had... 3rd the music... there are no words to describe this place... drinks were made with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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November 13, 2018|
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Response from Kim G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it is good!!!
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Response from TravelEnjoyment2 | Reviewed this property |
Always known it as Banderas. And amazed that it's not easy to find on street level considering you have to go up an escalator to get there, however, it's been forever successful.
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