Great fries; OK fish; Good beerAs mentioned above, they have great fries! Fish was tasty, but a bit light considering the price. They have a good beer selection, and of course, the coolest thing about the place was the vault...6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem of Wicker Park!Since it's easy to reach by blue line, from Division stop there was no signage, no nothing until I called the host to guide us there.
Located in basement of bank (the top was CVS!), it feels like in old movie. Previous history as a bank was really interesting.
Stairs lead to downstairs was decorated nicely. The lighting were pretty dark because they have a great bar and you can see right away they are made for late-night chillin' with friends.
Menu does have short choice but good. They made me mocktails with bartender's "secret" ingredients, pretty fun and interesting.
The food come in timely manner. If you go there around 5 or 6 pm, nobody really there since people start to hang out around 7.30 or 8ish. A must try!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodSoup was fresh and yummy. Salad and sides delicious6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the way restaurant wasLoved the way restaurant was decorated. The service was outstanding especially the staff for refilling our water glasses and removing our plates once we were finished. The oysters were very good especially liked the 2 sauces they gave us to put on them. However, we didn't really like the octopus appetizer. We thought the watercress sauce tasted like grass $ ruined the dish - not good. The trout special was very tasty & the lamb meatballs had a nice spice to them. I had the Classic St Germain drink - it was quite nice. I could drink them all night! Overall we thought the restaurant was good & would go back again.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise GemExcellent place for those looking to enjoy a secluded bar, or meet up with friends. Fantastic ambience, food, and service. We will be going many more times in the future.
It's on our list to take out of town visitors as well. Check out the vault lounge area.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectThe dinner and atmosphere couldn't have been nicer!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMnice spothad a great time. food was fantastic. service was impeccable. place was not busy at all on a tuesday night, and so the noise level was very low and was perfect for the blind date that i was on.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMtotally amazing place!I can't speak highly enough of this amazing restaurant. The food is some of the best I have ever had and being from NYC that is a tough thing to do. The setting is beautiful, an old bank vault. The service was absolutely the best I have ever experienced anywhere.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun take on Super Club.Started with an 8p dinner on Saturday when it was starting to perk up. The group really enjoyed Bedford. My cocktail - Polish Mule - was a great start. Our server & asst. servers were super!! The split pea soup was a fav of mine but the steak tartare could be improved (the overly salty chips it was served with didn't mask the blandness nearly enough). The group raved about the donut holes.
After dinner we moved to the bar area. There is lots of seating but the music is obnoxiously loud. Turning it into an evening of yelling at the person seated next to you just to be heard at a whisper. Fine if it was a dance club but lounge atmosphere was at odds. I'll continue to host friends who love to "see & be seen" at the Bedford.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReally tastyTitle = my review.Title = my review.Title = my review.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningHad a great evening with my date. Very happy we chose this place .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGo Underground for a great mealFinally made it to The Bedford after many unsuccessful attempts. It is a beautiful space, carved out of a vintage bank basement. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with cozy seating areas and a great bar. Our meal was a 10. Our party was 4 adults, enjoyed wine, appetizers, 4 entrees and the entire "side dish" menu. Every dish was excellent, including the doughnut holes for dessert. I highly encourage you to "break into" The Bedford and reward yourself with an outstanding dining or cocktail experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot, Reservations Needed!Made reservations for a much needed date night and was very pleased we did. When we left there was a line out the door. I think it's much easier to have dinner then stick around for late night drinks and mingling. I accidentally dropped my ID and debit card on the floor in the lounge area and it was still there on Monday. The manager responded to my message quickly when I inquired about it. The food is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere makes up for it. We were able to have a quiet intimate dinner and then transition to a more energetic music filled bar area.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was delicious - weDinner was delicious - we had the chicken with bread pudding and roasted halibut. Very fresh and flavorful. Really enjoyed the rich and delicious fresh pea soup - it was outstanding. Service was great. Noise level high.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOffers a unique, classy, romanticOffers a unique, classy, romantic scene to share a date.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot. Very cool feelGreat spot. Very cool feel and pleasant staff- in fact our waiter got us through quickly and got the valet for me. Great service, great food, unique place. Highly recommended.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner at the BedfordWe had dinner at the Bedford on Friday evening. I love the decor in this space. We tried the special app- a white bean and halibut brandade. It was awesome. My hubby had the skirt steak and I had the mushroom ragout with ricotta gnocchi. Totally delicious and lighter than I thought it would be. We had a lovely server and the atmosphere was perfect for nice conversation over our meal. Will be back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to The BedfordWe've been to The Bedford several times before and always enjoyed it. This trip one in our party did have a complaint about his meal, the chicken was pretty dry, but the oysters, seasonal spring pea soup and great wine made up for it. Waiter didn't have the wine we wanted so he gave us a bottle of a more expensive vintage for the same price as the one we wanted to order.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner in a vaultSolid food , great ambiance in a former bank vault4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty good food, the cocktailsPretty good food, the cocktails are amazing. The server was so-so, but it didn't make that much of a difference. The scene is just cool, being inside a bank vault is unusual and funky. I will be back4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down...Amazing.I never write reviews, but, after an amazing experience, I feel compelled. We had a girls weekend in Chicago and the restaurant came highly recommended by a local. We were wowed. James provided some of the best service we had ever received, and we are all experienced diners. The punch bowl was refreshing and unique. I had the special, which, complements to the chef...knocked my socks off. The restaurant couldn't have had a cooler vibe. You will not be disappointed. Ask for James.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe space is really neat sinceThe space is really neat since it's a basement of an old bank. It has nice ceiling decorations and even a room made out of a bank vault. The restaurant is very cavernous and split between dining and the bar area. It was early on a Thursday night, but the place wasn't that busy. I recommend going on Thursday because they have Oyster and champagne specials which are really good deals. I ordered the steak and my girlfriend ordered the braised lamb. Both were very good, but the steak was outstanding. Overall, no complaints about the food and drink as I thought both were excellent. Service was above average, but nothing spectacular.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit.This was my second visit. It was wonderful. Great place to entertain especially when you want an unique atmosphere. Impressive.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't pass this one up!The Bedford is a unique and interesting place to spend your entire evening. From lounging and having cocktails and small plates in the bank vault, to dining on fabulous food...that's not all! The Bedford transforms in the evening, lively nightlife and great music make this place a must. I am looking forward to my next visit.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the meat & cheese plateHad the meat & cheese plate plus the mussels... Both were great!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had a great time sittingWE had a great time sitting in the vault with a group for a birthday!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit on the pricier side.A bit on the pricier side. Portions were on the small side food wise but the large side dollar wise, but I knew that going in so i wasnt surprised by it3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM