Bandera Chicago

Bandera Chicago

535 N Michigan Ave 208, Chicago, IL
(312) 644-3524 serving: Central, Near North Side
open:Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Bar Scene, Group Dining, Date Spot, $$, Traditional American, Open 7 Days, Lunch Spot, Mastercard Accepted, Local Favorite, Live Music, Cash, Visa Accepted, Bistros, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, View Dining,

The Low Down


Parking: The restaurant validates for parking at the nearby garage at Rush and Wabash.

When to Go: For lunch, call ahead and arrive before noon to avoid long waits. The wait at dinner is less of a hassle, as there's plenty of room at the bar.

Where to Sit: Window tables have a great view of the Mag Mile below; for a more intimate ambience, request a booth.

The Extras: Bandera features a jazz trio nightly 6pm-10pm (weekends 7pm-10pm).

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This address on Michigan Avenue might seem like an unlikely location for a casual place, but there's a reason it stuck. Proof comes in the "hacked" honey-lime vinaigrette chicken salad with peanut sauce and memorable rotisserie chicken,…
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By ryans788318908 at Citysearch

My wife and I ended up stopping in here for dinner last Saturday night. Although the restaurant was a little crowded and had a fairly long wait, we... Read More

By nyepicurean at Citysearch

The artichoke is divine and can devour two of them and a glass of wine which is a perfect dinner. The atmosphere is relaxing especially if you enj... Read More

By Marla K at Insider Pages

Best Ribs You Will Ever Eat In Your Life! Call ahead and make a reservation. You will still have to wait a little while but grab a drink at the ba... Read More

Best Ribs You Will Ever Eat EVER!!!
By Marla K. at Judy's Book

I know it sounds crazy but this place has the best ribs I have ever had. I grew up in Dallas and I love red meat and not even the best steak house... Read More

The best French Dip sandwich ever!
By chris1961 at Citysearch

Stopped for lunch, and the menu said "Our Famous french Dip sandwich". I asked the waiter why it was famous, and she said just because it was so da... Read More