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Beef and Brandy Restaurant and Lounge

55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch (53)
  • Good for Groups (30)
  • Neighborhood Gem (24)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Continental, Italian
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday & Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Phone number
(312) 372-3451
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Ciruntano
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Private party facilities
We can provide private party room from 30 people up to 150 with customized menu served Buffet style or with full service. Bar deals are available too. We do everything from simple appetizers to a five course dinner with wine and cocktails.
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Private party contact
Steve, Mike or Frank: (312) 372-3451
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We Can cater your small event on the premisses or off. We will need 24 hours notice if it is from our menu. We 3 days notice if it is NOT on our menu.Warmers and delivery is extra. Please call for details.
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Parking details
We have a discounted parking arrangement with Inter parking at 17 E Adams. It is $10 after 4 PM on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. We can also provide a 24 hour parking at the same location for $16. Sorry Police does not allow Valet on State street.
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Public 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.
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Satellite TV with all major sports, Internet Jukebox in lounge area. Pool table and games coming soon! Drink specials daily. Food is served at the bar, too.
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Special events & promotions
Our lounge is a separate room with its own bar. Based on the size of your event we can host your special event privately or join our regular crowd. We can provide food, drinks and service to all your needs. Please call us for details or just stop in.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 55 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robert (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 28, 2014

I took my family of six for dinner on a Friday evening. The decor is unique, the prices are VERY reasonable, the food was very good and the service was great!

vipJandB (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2014

I really do like meeting friends here for lunch. It is comfortable and the food and service are good to very good. The price is right too and the portion size is generous.

familyreunioncelebration (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

We had made reservations (via phone unfortunately not OpenTables) at a well known restaurant but they had lost it and were unhelpful,rude actually. So while we waited for a table I whipped out my OpenTable app and made a reservation at nearby Beef and Brandy. They could not have been more accommodating. There were 5 of us. We were seated immediately. The noise level was subdued and we could truly talk in normal voices. We were never rushed. We never felt like we had to gobble our food so they could turn over the table. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. The food was good,not special but quite good and reasonably priced. I was very impressed with the offerings of the bar concerning mixed drinks and beer. I will return.

vipJandB (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2014

I do enjoy my lunches at the Beef and Brandy. Soups, sandwiches, salads are all tasty and plentiful. I often can only eat half of my order and then I take the rest to go. Very friendly staff and I am greeted as I enter. Good prices and value.

vipJandB (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2014

The Beef and Brandy is a good place for good food at reasonable prices. The service is good too. I am always greeted in a friendly manner at the door and promptly seated.

Zumbalady (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2013

Made reservations that evening because we were on our way to see the musical, Wicked. So we decided to have dinner before curtain time. It turned out to be a nice dinner with the seven of us. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious as well. Thank you for everything! We would love to come back again when we're at State Street.

movinon (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2013

Loved that we got a last minute reservation - made reservations from Rockford, Il about 5 hrs earlier. Excellent location with wide variety on menu. We had the Seafood Chowder, toss salad with blue cheese dressing, Ruben sandwich and the Liver and Onions. Entrees were excellent, salad dressing - large blue cheese crumbles Waitress was sweet, interested in us and seemed honest in her suggestions. Price was excellent. Checked out the kids menu for when we have our grandchildren with us….chicken fingers, pizza, hot chocolate will be appreciated by them. Wasn't crowded. Only downside: hubby had a hard time not watching the game….he was facing the TV…next time we'll sit with me in that seat….but it was a cozy corner L-shaped booth.

vipJandB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2013

We have enjoyed our dining at the Beef and Brandy for breakfast and lunch. We work in the loop so it is good to have a place where you can expect good food and service.

DanP (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2013

I had made a reservation for 15 people about a day earlier. I was in the area and stopped by the restaurant about 2 hours before we were scheduled to arrive. When I got there the hostess didn't know anything about a reservation saying, "we don't usually take reservations." I explained that I had made the reservation via Open Table. She still looked perplexed but said there shouldn't be a problem accommodating us. She called over the owner who was very nice and gave us a choice to have our group upstairs or down. He also said there wouldn't be a problem if we had a larger group and even let us have a private room. Our group expanded to 24 and while service was slow, they were welcoming and even gave us individual checks.

vipJandB (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2013

I go to the Beef and Brandy for breakfast and lunch. The food is reasonably priced and good. The wait staff is very professional and courteous. A good value.