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Bandera Restaurant

535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
+1 312-644-3524
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (257 reviews)
“macho salad” (88 reviews)
“french dip” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
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Reviewed today

Very warm environment with dark woods and subdued lighting. Great bar with good mixology, usually very busy and difficult to find open bar chairs. Limited menu but food is reasonable by Chicago prices and very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis s
Reviewed 2 days ago

I needed a nice place to eat during a day trip shopping the magnificent mile. I found Bandera on TripAdvisor, read all the positive reviews and found it to be outstanding food and service. My sister and I shared an appetizer, side chopped salad and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cindya662
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Kale salad with chicken is absolutely amazing!! I have been eating here for 18 years every time I go to Chicago! It is my favorite restaurant, great atmosphere, great drinks and amazing food, I told my brother to try the kale salad and he...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lauraP5009GV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking to have their great cornbread; they do not offer it anymore. Just FYI. Very limited menu. I had a ceaser salad; it was ok. Service was good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amdiaz
Laura B, Guest Relations Manager at Bandera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Amdiaz, we are bringing the cornbread back to the menu tomorrow! We are just waiting on the new skillets we ordered to arrive. Regardless, we apologize you missed it on your recent visit and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been here a long time and has maintained a crowd-pleasing vibe. Nice wine selection, friendly staff and reasonable prices considering there is jazz group, too. Jumbo Shrimp, there were 5 are really jumbo and 3 could be dinner, but then you would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third time I’ve been to Bandera in as many years. It has never failed to live up to expectations! Although, I originally came in for the view, which is elevated above Michigan Avenue, I returned for the food, service, and ambiance. Whether...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, good service, moderate prices, good Jazz live music...and above all very good food, wine and beer. Enjoyed our food even tho we waited for a table 30min...worth waiting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oronprz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by for a quick drink with the hopes of some jazz music and was more than delighted that it was more than I expected. the atmosphere, the music and the food were all wonderful and folks were so friendly, staff and patrons.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jcarbone8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this review would have been written on my last visit, it probably would have been 5 stars. When I went last night, I was very disappointed. The main attraction, their wonderful skillet jalapeño cornbread, has been taken off the menu. That was definitely the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice steakhouse with a good variety of choices. good choice of wines was not blown away but it did the job. I may go back or not left me indifferent. Maybe it was me but I felt things were kind of bland.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paolo1005
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 N Michigan Ave, Ste 208, Chicago, IL 60611-3814
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-644-3524
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