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Bandera Restaurant

American Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant, and BBQ Joint · Streeterville
535 N Michigan Ave (at E Grand Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.1/10

Based on 416 votes

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    Pocket S.
    "Macho salad is so delicious, and I loved the rotisserie chicken."(25 Tips)
    Global H.
    "Great atmosphere: live jazz at night and nicely designed interior."(10 Tips)
    Macy S.
    "The cornbread is to die for and the live jazz is simply decadent."(35 Tips)
    Kelsey M.
    "Best rotisserie chicken sandwich of my life."(8 Tips)
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  • macho salad
  • cornbread
  • live jazz
  • French Dip sandwiches
  • good for dates
  • veggie burgers
  • ribs
  • steak
  • prime rib
  • chicken
  • banana cream pie
  • romantic
  • lively
  • meats
  • cocktails
  • desserts
  • ice cream sandwiches
  • enchiladas
  • good for groups
  • cole slaw
  • Toland H.

    The cornbread on a skillet was super yummy!

    Toland Hon · December 24, 2015
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  • Scott Kleinberg

    You'll dream about the cornbread here.

    Scott Kleinberg · December 20, 2015
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  • Kevin Z.

    Chimay on tap. Yumm

    Kevin Zimmerman · December 12, 2015
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  • Malcolm C.

    The steaks don't have weights on the menu, but were generous. They come with a salty crust, which detracted from the flavour for me - but were beautifully cooked. I'll ask to hold the salt next time.

    Malcolm Campbell · December 2, 2015
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  • Jillian B.

    Had the fresh fish of the day and it was absolutely delicious. The cornbread is out of this world.

    Jillian Burnickas · November 15, 2015
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  • Michael B.

    Good food great drinks

    Michael Bremer · August 29, 2015
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  • Fat Owl b.

    Tasty food with warm and cozy space. Live piano occasionally, perfect for date or special occasion.

    Fat Owl by Phuong Huynh · August 19, 2015
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  • Regan A.

    French dip and the banana cream pie were delicious.

    Regan Alanes · July 31, 2015
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  • John

    Jazz and Macho Salad... The perfect world of chicken, cornbread and great music in a surprisingly affordable yet perfectly old school mix.

    John · May 8, 2015
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  • Tia W.

    Love it here! Love Chicago's Good Food and Service

    Tia Ware · April 15, 2015
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  • The King Of CC

    I've never had a more tasty and delicious aged steak, loved it

    The King Of CC · February 17, 2015
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  • Ervin M.

    The whole menu is great

    Ervin Mahan · January 5, 2015
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  • Allison K.

    Macho salad was massive and tasty!!

    Allison Kaminski · January 3, 2015
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  • Eray E.

    Go there when there is live music, you wont regret it

    Eray Ergenc · January 1, 2015
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  • Josh R.

    Ahi Tuna Salad!

    Josh Ritter · December 30, 2014
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  • Sidney L.

    Best cheeseburger I have ever had in my life.

    Sidney Larsen · December 15, 2014
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  • Stefanie K.

    The kale salad. The fried chicken sandwich. That's all you need to know.

    Stefanie K · October 23, 2014
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  • Misty M.

    Lamb sandwich and cesear salad are the best. Dress accordingly. Make a reservation when possible!

    Misty McCutcheon · October 11, 2014
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  • Meredith F.

    Macho salad is the best salad in the entire world. Hands down. I continually have cravings for this salad and the expensive price won't even keep me away.

    Meredith Friedberg · September 30, 2014
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  • Kirstjen L.

    Consistently excellent service and perfectly prepared American food. I love the ruby red trout.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · September 21, 2014
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  • David S.

    Diet coke comes in a tiny bottle, not from the tap.

    David Smith · September 20, 2014
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  • Karina E.

    The steak is amazing! Try it!

    Karina Enciso · September 19, 2014
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  • Poorna R.

    Cornbread is the best I've ever had!!

    Poorna Ramachandran · September 13, 2014
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  • Global H.

    Great atmosphere: live jazz at night and nicely designed interior. A very convenient location that is good for a nice lunch or dinner. Great food too.

    Global Highlander · August 10, 2014
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  • sharif n.

    Just as great a lunch spot, as it is a dinner spot. Beef ribs (are the best in town) & the artichoke appetizer (to share), was a delightful surprise. Yum! I love you Bandera!

    sharif nassr · June 27, 2014
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  • Linda S.

    The White Cheddar Butternut

    Linda Stelle · May 25, 2014
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  • Cia

    The most excellent service

    Cia · May 20, 2014
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  • Juan G.

    Definitely check out the Macho Salad, very good!

    Juan G · May 13, 2014
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  • Djuana S.

    The kale salad with chicken is delicious! Go for the live jazz during the evening.

    Djuana Stoakley · May 7, 2014
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  • Amy H.

    Amazing lamb sandwich with kale salad. High recommended with the musk mule cocktail.

    Amy Hu · April 22, 2014
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  • Pocket S.

    Have been here three times. Live jazz at night. Love the corn break skillet! Macho salad is so delicious, and I loved the rotisserie chicken. The special dessert last night was great too :)

    Pocket Sun · April 11, 2014
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  • Josh W.

    The food is decent. However, it's really irritating when you want to order a salad and you ask to customize it and the kitchen refuses to do it...Especially when the waiter claims it's not premade.

    Josh W · March 8, 2014
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  • Dan S.

    The flag in the lobby is a 46 star flag.

    Dan Schonert · February 20, 2014
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  • ovi

    The Oreo desert!

    ovi · February 2, 2014
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  • Arleenn D.

    French Dip sandwich and ribs. You will never go wrong.

    Arleenn Davo · January 17, 2014
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  • Maggie

    So yummy!! Love it!!

    Maggie · January 16, 2014
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  • Suhaib R.

    Best beef ribs in Chicago!

    Suhaib R. · December 25, 2013
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  • Kirstjen L.

    Great food and expertly made drinks and then the worst NA beer available.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · December 22, 2013
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  • Michael V.

    Amazing food wIth great service!

    Michael Vechinski II · December 21, 2013
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  • Luke H.

    Best prime rib sandwich I've ever had, anywhere.

    Luke Hamilton · December 11, 2013
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  • Jaspreet A.

    Best corn bread ever.

    Jaspreet Ahuja · December 1, 2013
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  • J P.

    The food, the atmosphere...need I say more

    J P · November 9, 2013
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  • Cristina G.

    Definitely get the cornbread. Agree also thats Macho Salad is good. Moscow Mules r easy to drink (trouble)

    Cristina González Alcalá · November 6, 2013
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  • Darek L.

    Great live jazz music, very cosy.

    Darek Lis · November 2, 2013
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  • Markell B.

    Get the cornbread!

    Markell Bridges · November 2, 2013
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  • Robert (Bob) B.

    Just like being home in Corona del Mar, CA. My favorite restaurant. Gotta have to rotisserie chicken, mash potatoes and sauté spinach. B.

    Robert (Bob) Biagioni · October 5, 2013
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  • Christine W.

    Owned by Hillstone. Average at best... But, the location is good. Its on Michigan Ave near a lot of familiar shops... Prepare to pay more for location.

    Christine Wayne · October 3, 2013
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  • Briggs

    Get the French Dip! When I dip, you dip, we dip!

    Briggs · October 2, 2013
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  • Boris C.

    Prime New York strip steak is E X C E L L E N T ! French fries are magical!

    Boris CRESTIA · September 25, 2013
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  • Michael G.

    Hard to beat the Macho Salad.

    Michael Griffin · September 10, 2013
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