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 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

Bandera Restaurant is Nice Restaurant
By LaShanda C at Insider Pages

I really like the feel of this place; very cozy, friendly staff and good food. I ordered the grilled fish sandwich and this is my favorite. The des... Read More

One of my favorites!
By Ashlee H at Insider Pages

I love this restaurant! The atmosphere is amazing. It's on the second floor, overlooking Michigan Ave. There is a nice jazz band that plays on cert... Read More

Oasis on Mich Ave
By BCop at Menuism

In the heart of restaubrant mediocrity and overpriced tourist traps that is N. Michigan Ave., Bandera... Read More