American in Near North & Navy Pier

Looking up at the entry to this 2nd-story restaurant on Michigan Ave, you’d have no idea of the gem that waits inside. The red-bedecked Bandera has the comfortable retro feel of an expensive supper club, without the snooty waiters. American classics – grilled fish, rotisserie chicken and ice-cream sandwiches – predominate here.

When you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, this is the place to come to pick yourself back up again. There's live jazz nightly.