As a devoted customer at Andy's I had to reply to a comment left by "colum." I too have been going to Andy's for years, and have enjoyed myself everytime. As far as the hostess "exhaling from her cigarette" I think you must be confused, because since January 1 of this year, no one can smoke in restaurants in the state of Illinois, so that must have just been a fabrication to add drama to your story. Yes, there are cover charges to come in.... how do you think the band gets paid? Anyways, I have always found the service to be good, and the staff enjoyable. There is an excellent variety of food options to choose from, a large drink menu, and the atmosphere is always lively and entertaining. Most of all, it has excellent musicians and groups who come to play. Andy's Jazz Club is still an excellent place to go!