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Beef and Brandy Restaurant and Bar

) #227 of 7,710 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American
127 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-5606
+1 312-372-3451
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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127 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-5606
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is AMAZING!! located smack in the middle of the touristy area of the downtown loop it is a hidden gem in the touristy downtown area. It's literally 2 doors down from the State St entrance of the Palmer House Hilton, but the clientele...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By its name, you would not think of this place as a good (or even open) for breakfast restaurant, but in fact it is. This place is just outsde of, and steps away from the Palmer House. I always have breakfast here when staying at...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needing a good start to my first day in Chicago, I came across Beef and Brandy as I was walking down State Street. The menu looked promising, so I went in. I was immediately greeted by the friendly hostess, shown to a table, and given...More

Thank Honeebee2
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful food, plenty of food, hot food, and super great service all at a reasonable price for downtown Chicago! I will go back!

Thank Jnbartunek
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stayed in a hotel a block and a half from this place, (which was recommended by a hotel employee). We ended up eating there twice in our 48-hour stay. We had lunch one day and breakfast the next, and were more than happy with...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I work in the Loop and eat lunch here several times a month. They have great soup, salads and sandwiches. I've had breakfast once and it did not disappoint. Anyone traveling in Chicago who wants a simple, no nonsense meal for a reasonable price can't...More

Thank cynthiad447
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Finding affordable food of a decent quality is challenging in downtown Chicago. This restaurant is a great option for lunch. They have a large menu with breakfast served all day. The prices are reasonable for a big city. The service is okay. We all enjoyed...More

Thank 4KSJayhawks
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hungry for pancakes? This is your spot. Blueberry pancakes were delicious. My husband had the chicken fried steak and was equally pleased. We were set for the day! Staff very friendly.

Thank 970susan
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We ate breakfast here for 3 days in a row while staying at the Palmer House hotel (basically next door) and found friendly staff and good food. Not crowded the days/times we were there either which was much appreciated.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

I always have breakfast here when visiting Chicago. The prices are great, the portions are hugs, and the waitstaff wonderful. We had Andy this last weekend and he was great about advising on what we ordered. He was right, the portions are huge. Wonderful waiter...More

Thank MonicaWelke
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Martha K
Can you tell me the procedure and price for obtaining Thanksgiving dinner reservations at Beef and Brandy?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-5606
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-372-3451
  • E-mail
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.