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“Amazing little place”
Review of The Bedford

The Bedford
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Ranked #801 of 9,520 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
Cross street: Ashland Avenue
Transit: Division Stop on the blue line.
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Amazing little place”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The concept behind this restaurant/ lounge is great. Definitely worth a visit! Great for date night!

Visited December 2013
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English first
Elmhurst, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great meal, awesome room.”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

An excellent dining experience in an equally excellent room. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the wine list was superb.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Drinks were ok, but atmosphere makes this spot- unique”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Girlfriend and I came on a Wed night and it was packed. They had live music but we couldn't find a table near the band so we went into the "vault" to have our drinks. That was fine by us since we were visiting from FL and had come to check that out. We could still hear the music, they sounded great- played indie alternative sound. Literally, it's a converted bank so they use the vault as part of the lounge, the deposit boxes are still in the walls as part of the decor, which was pretty cool. We didn't have food so can't comment on that. Overall, go just for the unique atmosphere, but for pecialty drinks (start at $11), we've had better.

  • Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Style over Substance”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

One visit will be enough for us. The Bedford has glam appeal, urban attitude, perfect for hipsters. It's a highly stylized bar, not a gastropub nor wine bar. The 3 of us found the menu to be limited and settled for crab dip appetizer, then burgers/fries, side order of asparagus, 2 beers and 1 vodka drink. Tab: $100 and $12 valet parking. Our waiter was just plain weird and off-putting, so was the choice of photography on the walls.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mundelein, Illinois
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Free jazz and great food and atmosphere.”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My husband and I usually find time to get to the Bedford when we are in Chicago. We've always had a memorable experience. It is a little special due to the marvelous, interior design and lighting, not to mention the bank vault cocktail area. At the Bedford, there is a great balance between casual and dressy. The food is always wonderful with creative flavors, textures, color combinations and ingredients are always fresh. The pan fried trout and the pork belly we had were "melt in your mouth" tender. The accompaniments were well chosen, various textures, sweet, sour and savory, allowing for self assembly of tasty mouthfuls. The St. Germaine cocktail was amazing. Service is excellent. We look forward to our next visit. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay for the FREE Wednesday night Jazz. We were off to another Jazz concert. The Wed night line ups do truly look to represent some of the finest young talent in Chicago, folks who have played larger venues such as the Chicago Jazz Fest and Pritzker at Millennium Park.

  • Visited July 2013
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