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Bandit

4.7
434 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A polished-casual restaurant & bar that combines the charm and character of a local neighborhood bar with the sophistication and quality of an upscale, chef-driven restaurant. The design of Bandit is a mix of rustic materials, vintage paraphernalia, and polished décor. It is lowbrow meets high style; glamour meets grit with warm ambient twinkle lights, combined with edgy neon bar signs creating an inviting feel to the restaurant. Nostalgic, “divey” elements are harmoniously married to elevated attributes throughout the concept in both look and feel, as well as the food and drink presentation. The menu is comprised of eclectic American comfort food with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.
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  • Bottle Service Menu

    Apr 27 - Sep 30, 2021

    Now offering à la carte bottle service menu. Choose from a number of premium spirits and champagnes to elevate your night even more. Select mixers and garnishes included.
What 434 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KieraA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was a nice server and his recommendations were spot on. Loved the drinks and shrimp tacos.

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MikeM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was delicious as well as the shrimp quesadillas and the waffle fries with the bulgogi braised short rib. Definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Our server, Ken, was great. Knowledgeable and fun! But the bartender screwed up one of our drinks - made it wrong and then tried to say “that’s how you do it now”. The drink was a dry vodka martini and he/she left out the vermouth, which is what makes it the martini! Also, the serving of food was quite slow although the buses were fantastic. We still had a nice experience all around but wish that they paid more attention to the bathroom. It was out of soap which was a surprise given the circumstances. (For what it’s worth, we were also a little surprised at the dress of the host. He was friendly but he was dressed so casually that it seemed out of place. Total disconnect in the experience.)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Overall solid exp, at times waiting on waiter but eventually he arrived

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obiwankenobi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Some of the best chicken and waffles I've had in Chicago. Good cocktail menu. Lively atmosphere- music was a little *too* loud IMO; it can definitely get a little obnoxious so would avoid sitting near the stereos if possible next time. But overall, great vale, great dining experience.

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SydneyO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Bandit has a very fun vibe and lively atmosphere. The drinks are great and food is yummy! It is quite loud so if you are planning on having a quieter conversation driven dinner, this may not be the place. The service was slow and they were out of quite a few things when we had visited, but it was a busy Saturday so I’m sure that is why.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious !! Will deff be coming back to try more stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! It was our first time visiting a patio with our little puppy and Fran & Ricardo went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and felt so welcome along with our pup. They brought him water, his own non-dairy whip cream treat and showered him with love. Oh, and the food and service was fabulous too. We can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The weekly cocktail ran out which was a bummer since it’s one of the reasons I really like bandits happy hour. Overall still love bandit and will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Loved the outdoor seating

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SandyY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very cute place with good food and drinks. The back patio is charming and a lovely place to enjoy a nice dinner.

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

burgers were good, but a little overpriced and a bit too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, reasonable prices and good food & drink. I wanted to love the Disco waffle fries, but they were just alright. We also had miso chicken and Nashville chicken tenders and both were yummy!

MD
vipMiltonD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service courtesy of Adrienne(sp?)

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vipRolltider
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was good. Loved the energy in the restaurant. Great vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is really good. Good food, great music, good ambiance. Good service. I loved this place!!! My friends and I always comes here every weekends. The only bad thing is open table reservation is only for downstairs there’s no option for upstairs.

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JoniA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food around there!!! Loved the live band and the music

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have had a better experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mac & cheese was trash

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MaeJ12
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food and drinks. I wish the happy hour was longer on Fridays, but otherwise it was a good time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All OUTSTANDING!!!
Waffle Fries
Miso Chicken
Shrimp Quesadilla

We need to go back ASAP

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always spot on ; however, Erica, was the highlight of the experience this evening‼️

Please thank her for her service 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Food and cocktails were amazing would recommend!

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vipFoodingwithKjA
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience! Attentive service (thanks, Ricardo), excellent food (cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, chicken and waffles) and drinks (guava and classic mimosas) and great outdoor seating! We will definitely be back when we visit Chicago again.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and drinks were terrific especially for a high energy bar on a Saturday mid-afternoon! The Thunderbird, their take on an old fashioned, was one of the best OF I ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bandit is a good place for a morning brunch ordeal. Everything is à la cart so you’ll have to order your fries separately from your meal, which if you don’t watch what you’re getting or if you possibly get the bottomless Mamosa‘s, you can rack up a pretty steep check pretty quickly. Also, you may need extra salt for the cheesy potato hash which is really just glorified cheesy fiesta potatoes from T-Bell.

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RikaT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brought my cousin who was visiting from out of town. Our server was very nice and attentive drinks and food were delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I came here with two friends on 6/29 because I knew they were dog friendly. We didn’t have a reservation at first but saw the covered patio area had several open tables. We requested to sit in the covered area because it was going to rain. The hostess said they had too many reservations to sit us there but said they’d move us inside if it rained — but we couldn’t sit inside because we had my dog with us. We agreed to be seated in the uncovered area as that was the only option we were offered. So I went on Open Table and made a reservation and requested the covered patio. My other friend who hadn’t sat down with us yet checked in, got a seat in the covered area, and we then moved to sit down with him in the covered patio area as we had asked when we first arrived. Several tables in the covered patio remained open and the area was never full. I’m not sure what caused this experience but I won’t be coming back because to me that is very poor service.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

beautiful evening good food great service I will be back
parking is a challenge

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite happy hour spots!

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vipNicky
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute back patio! Good service and great turkey burger! Everything was great nice casual spot to drop into!

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AyannaF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish. The bottomless mimosa were coming out quick. The music was good. The service was great.

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vipfardriver
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! Cinnamon rolls are over the top. Cocktails were delicious! We’ll be back.

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vipAdeser2030
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch place, especially for groups. The outdoor patio seating is perfect. Properly spaced but don't feel like you are miles away from your neighbor.

Food is delicious and drinks are amazing.

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KateK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

At night they have a DJ and musical instrument accompany the songs. There was a violinist when we were there- super cool.

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Laurie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks were amazing. We had a great time.

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RubyC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they still have an outdoor option. Drinks are fantastic.
Food is delicious. We recommend the shrimp tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food wasn’t hot. Only slightly warm. Especially the waffle fries. We see they are kept in a bowl under a heat lamp so maybe that needs to be reconsidered. Server was really blah and didn’t talk much but he still gave us decent service. The host was very friendly and accommodating.

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AmandaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Great service. Great food and drinks. Margarita pitcher was phenomenal, the kale and artichoke dip was on point and the shrimp quesadilla was pretty good too.

Ken was our server and he was amazing!

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vipnewhorizon21
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and outdoor patio is beautiful!

FAQs

Bandit is rated 4.7 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Bandit does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dineamic.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.