Bandit

4.6
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169 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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

    Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2020
    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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Morgan
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server, Matt, was absolutely phenomenal - and so was the food!! Great ambience even in the midst of COVID as they had tents up with space heaters, lights & tvs. Highly recommend and would definitely return!

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vipRRPat
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The server was great, boozy hit chocolate was good. COVID safe? Questionable. The tables in the tents were spaced well, but the ones in the immediate patio area did not look like they were 6 ft apart. Inside looked pretty crowded as well. We enjoyed the tent seating, nice and warm as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cristina the manager and Armando (server) were so helpful, professional and just plain nice. Great service with a smile! They made our night and meal perfect! Food was fun, delicious and satisfying! DJ and music was excellent! Been many times and will continue to go to Bandit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food! But the service was slow. The whole table ordered bottomless mimosas and it was like a struggle to get our waiter to bring us one after we finished. Not saying it had to be instantaneous, but if I ordered bottomless, I expect to get more than a couple. Also as I was taking a drink, the mimosa glass just randomly broke in my mouth so that was kind of concerning. Ambience and food is great though.

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vipmmmmere
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the Mozz Thiccs are a must order! Our waiter was great and the outdoor area makes it a great dinner or happy hour spot. Would definitely recommend for any occasion

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vipKFad
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool outdoor vibe! Waiter was great! We will be back!

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vipLINAB
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great bar-food. I'll go again! They were especially attentive about being comfortable outside.

JB
vipJustineB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun food and cocktails, SUPER loud on Friday nights just FYI.

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tracym
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, it was one of the first cold evenings and we were seated near a heater outside that was not working. Our server moved us to a area that was much warmer and pleasant. Food was really good.

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vipReth
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

High rating primarily for a safe, sterile, outdoor experience! They've gone out of their way to create an outdoor experience which is welcoming (eg, they laid down astroturf on the street-dining area rather than place tables and chairs directly on asphalt) and their service team has an energy which made us feel delighted to be at Bandit. We were happy to overstay and overspend to support the kitchen and bar. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Good service! Overall excellent place

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RubyC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great outdoor area for social distancing, variety of yummy drinks and beer. Recommend the shrimp tacos and blueberry pancakes

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TiffanyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Food was sub par as were the drinks, but the atmosphere was cool. I would recommend the hot 🐔 if you want to nibble. Love the patio. Server was great!

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MariaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

their burger wasn’t anything exceptional and service was slow. the waiter was quick to make us leave once we reached our time limit even though he didn’t check in on us for a while to see if we wanted anything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pablo was great he suggested the best things to eat and drink.

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tiffani711
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time here. The cocktails are on point and the disco fries are 🔥. Thanks Jose for taking such good care of us.

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DiaR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really good made to order nothing was cold. The drinks were the best part had a few of their cocktails creations and three classic drinks. Overall great Saturday Brunch.

PJ
vipPhilJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a bit squeezed into our table - would have appreciated a bit more space. Also we requested outside, but were seated inside.

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vipKristianS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was an excellent server....the back patio is super cool and more chill....just very well executed all the way around!

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Malea
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Server rarely came to check on us. Had to ask 3 people other than our server for help. Confusion about there being no happy hour on Monday’s or holidays, wasn’t expressed to us until we got our bill with unexpected prices. Made a reservation yet still stood outside for 10+ minutes waiting and seemed to be in everyone’s way. Was hit by a server tray when we were waiting for our table where we were told to stand and was rudely told “excuse me”. Didn’t even stay for another entree because the service was terrible and we couldn’t stand to be there much longer, which was unfortunate because the food was the only thing we liked.

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vipMichaelF
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for drinks and apps. Great service, good atmosphere. Sat on the back patio and loved it.

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vipSamantha3
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Dog menu is very cute!

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vipTerriT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My son wanted to go to a rooftop and this restaurant pop up and I made a reservation and it wasn't a rooftop at all. Very disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Trash. Kicking the brown people out to make room for the whites! Cute!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Great overall. We ordered food to go and unfortunately our order was wrong when we got home. Other than that great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Requested the day before to be seated in the back patio. Get there and they said they couldn’t accommodate that...was pretty clear no effort had been made to reserve a table for me on the back patio. Then they “didn’t have” one of the like 6 specialty cocktails they had on the menu because they ran out of the pre-mixed cocktail they pour it from. Like ok, cool that you pre-mix your $14 cocktails and can’t make one from scratch. Just a seemingly lazy all-around effort for something that should’ve been much nicer and more enjoyable. Sometimes you just don’t get what you pay for.

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PepperMiller
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great social distancing and COVID safety practices.
Love Happy Hour. Half off appetizers and craft cocktails.
Healthy menu options.
Diplomat burger tasty and large enough to share.
Great staff.

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vipanubis72
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Average with above average prices; limited menu

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johntrel
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was spot on with the food since it was my first time. The manager was really nice to us when we went. The food was taking long so they gave us 2 free shots on the house. Definitely am going back. Amazing food🔥🔥🔥

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JK27
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came to Bandit for birthday drinks and had a great time. Cocktails were fun and tasty, and we ordered a few apps which were delicious as well (kimchi fries, so good!). They even brought over a birthday shot for me and my guests. Tables were appropriately distanced and the bar staff was happy to intervene when a few guests weren't following covid distancing procedures (and made it up to us with another shot!).

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vipboscar
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal and outstanding service. Love that they offer a dog menu, the burger patties were a big hit with the pups! A little pricey for the amount of food but overall a good experience.

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vipMarkK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio space. Outstanding people watching and fantastic service. Great spot to hang out along Randolph while the weather is still nice out. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing

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vipNathanH
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a few issues but the customer service was on top of it. From the waitress to manager, thank you!

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AshBash
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool place to have a drink or two outside with friends/family

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything was just ok! The burgers were not good! The chicken was good! It just felt old and nothing special! I wouldn’t go back

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PepperMiller
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good social distancing and COViD Safety Practices. Great service. Bar menu with healthy choices. Love the salads, burger, Nashville Chicken and craft cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

José was our server and he was absolutely the best. Great service and very personable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food and very Covid safe

FAQs

Bandit does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Bandit is rated 4.6 stars by 169 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.