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Bandera - Chicago

4.6
600 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Romantic (416)
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Enjoy cozy booth-style seating, warm ambiance, and a full exhibition kitchen overlooking The Magnificent Mile. Live jazz is offered nightly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 644-3524
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Colleen McHugh
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ohio Street/Michigan Ave
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Parking details
We validate parking at the ROW Parking Garage at 50E Ohio Street. Validated rate is four hours for $16.
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Public transit
Grand Red Line
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Entertainment
Live Jazz music, nightly
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 600 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6
  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kenneth 
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2017

I heard alot if great things about the restaurant. So I decided to celebrate my wife birthday here and we had a wonderful experience. Food and staff was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2017

Always perfect. Cornbread is a must. Great wine and cocktail options. Great servers.

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CT0135 (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on March 19, 2017

I read other reviews that sitting too close to the jazz band is annoying. I agree. We asked to be moved to another table. I think the band needs to turn down the amp or not use an amp. The food was excellent as always. We shared the cornbread, Macho Salad and Lamb Sandwich. I love a good Lamb Sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2017

Love evey minute and my waitress Tavi was awesome and shout out to the manger that gave us a toast of champagne for out Anniversary I will back on March 24 to bring my aunt

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on March 17, 2017

I really love the ambiance of Bandera. The food is great too. I had a superb meal, the lunch special of the day; sauteed cod with a lemon butter sauce, complimented with small bits of shrimp and cooked to perfection. The only thing, I wasn't expecting such a hefty price for a lunch item!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on March 15, 2017

I'm in Chicago at least one every year for several days and I always make sure I have a meal - lunch or dinner - at Bandera. Love the place! Wonderful skillet cornbread. Any meal I've had there has always been very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on March 12, 2017

First time there and my date and I loved it! Everything was perfect from the service, food and the overall ambiance. I will definitely be back and recommend this place for a great date spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0
Dined on March 12, 2017

This was a perfect place to enjoy a great food, ambiance and live music... thank you for making our night out in Chicago the best.

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Bradley (London)
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Perfect restaurant! After being in Chicago for just over two weeks we were absolutely sick of heavy food. Bandera had a wide menu choice and Nicole our waitress was completely amazing!

I've told so many people about this restaurant since we returned to the UK!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Wonderful date night dinner with my wife! We were seated at a table by the windows, overlooking Michigan Avenue. My wife loves your Macho Salad and convinced me to try it - so glad I did as it was amazing. The jalapeno iron skillet cornbread was the perfect side. Live jazz was playing as well - what a treat. Thanks for an enjoyable experience!

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