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Review of The Bedford

The Bedford
Ranked #835 of 10,215 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Cross street: Ashland Avenue
Transit: Division Stop on the blue line.
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

I can never figure this place out. The menu has changed it the past couple of months. It seems ok, but also not much of a change. What is the plan here? It's a great place for drinks and food in the winter. It is way to dark for me to enter on a nice day. The food was good. We had short ribs and octopus. I think this is a better place for groups!

Thank kristinaH64
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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We certainly enjoyed being there. It's very unusual and interesting to be in an old bank vault to have dinner. Interior with all thick vault gates, mechanisms, safes, all are stunning. As we found it there are music nights at that place. Getting food took very long time, the portions are very small even comparing with gourmet restaurants. The food was tasty and good quality. It's on the pricy side but we used our groupon. Overall it was a pleasant and unique experience.

Thank Davit A
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

This place is cool! Great atmosphere, good food and something unique as far a eating experiences. Recommend as a night out, date or just fun with friends.

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Thank Kim F
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

The Bedford is in the basement of an old bank which makes it a neat place to drink and dine. The vault room is fun and the vintage decor gives the place both a nostalgic and historic feeling. If you run out of money there is always a safety deposit box waiting to be opened. We enjoyed great cocktails and a bottle of Malbec. The octopus appetizer was excellent. We enjoyed the Gunthorp chicken breast, Diver Scallops, Brussels sprouts and fries of course. The Key Lime Pie is unique and delicious. I promise the Sticky Chocolate Date Cake won't disappoint!! Our service was very good but they do get really busy after 7:30 p.m. Highly recommend this venue.

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Thank alchemy00
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Very cool space, particularly the vault where you are surrounded by safety deposit boxes - great cocktail area.

The dining area itself has great ambience - although when over 100 people are in the space it was very noisy - perhaps some work on acoustic panels is required?

Food was steak, chicken and salmon - and was good, although a touch dried out for the chicken and salmon - always difficult when serving a conference group.

Drink service was unobtrusive and efficient. Staff were very nice and friendly.

Thank Todd S
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