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Bandit

4.7
393 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 393 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipnewhorizon21
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and outdoor patio is beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!

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vipHales
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio is super cute and the Diplomat sliders were AMAZING! Can't wait to go back!

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KateR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I love a loud restaurant. But the music inside where we were sitting at Bandit for brunch was off the decibel charts. I could not hear what the person next to me was saying, I could not hear our server, I could not hear myself chew my meal. We asked to be moved to another table but were told it was “loud everywhere.” It’s been two hours since we left and my ears are ringing. The playlist was great but turn down the volume inside for goodness sakes or let customers move tables!!

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AmeeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

To highlight I went with my husband and nine-year-old for Brunch.
First of all, I felt that they were biased and took us all the way in the back of the restaurant to an open courtyard they have even though all the tables in the front were open as if they wanted to hide us.
We requested to be sat in the front and they obliged. The server than shared the menu and let us know that the espresso maker was not working and could only order coffee.
My husband ordered coffee while ordering requested he would need sugar and creamer. The nine year old wished for milk and I ordered that for him. The server got the coffee, and milk and sugar but forgot the cream, he came back with the cream 10 mins later and the cream was bad. My husband re-requested the coffee and cream and he came back 20 mins later with it and forgot the sugar, on asking for sugar he came back with one packet 10 mins later. And this is at 10:30 am in the morning, when there were not that many people. The milk was bad too and it smelled curdled. For vegetarians that were few options, and when we asked for swaps in the dishes they were not complied, we ordered Chicken with Waffles, asking the chicken to be swapped, Avocado and Egg toast for the Egg to be swapped. But were not obliged and had to still pay the full price of the dish. Yes the place is an Instagram feed's dream but pictures can fill an empty stomach, and poor service can not be a replacement for "Likes" on my feed. Can confirm for sure I am not going to be back there or recommend it either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too loud in there

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VictoriaW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. The music was on point and the waiter(Ken) was phenomenal. Would definitely recommend for a girls day out brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

horrible waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Cocktails were outstanding!

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vipBikedining
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice covered outside dining. Sort of bar food menu but all was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Did not have any complaints! Great food, good music, clean restaurant. I would definitely recommend!

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vipStevenS
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor tented patio, delicious food!

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RachelAck
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a great vibe with awesome service and delicious food !

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Trygve
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Outdoor ambience nice. Servers very attentive. Beer list disappointing for a bar-restaurant. Food decent and fresh.

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vipAMT1003
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The worst service I have had post pandemic. We went 30 minutes without anyone coming to our table 2x. Half of our party had to leave because they couldn't wait for the bill. The waiter didn't even take additional orders for drinks or desserts after our entrees came.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

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MakBog
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Our server had such a friendly and inviting personality! Food was amazing too.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made reservations for outside seating weeks in advance. Show up and only table they’ll give us is on sidewalk in blazing sun (was 90 out). Said tent full and back closed for private party. Sat inside - too loud to talk, waiter forgot glasses for beer or beer cozies, food mediocre. Back patio never filled up.

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vipTheTits
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place us absolutely lit.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious!!!!

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AmandaV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio, solid food (not amazing) and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bandit is such the perfect experience! The outdoor seating is so cute, the food is delicious (highly recommend the chicken and waffles) and the service is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bottomless mimosas were luke warm

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waiter knew nothing about the drink or dinner menu

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JasmineJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service,food,vibe, and ambience was amazing!!! The bottomless was truly to die for as well as the food was superb!!!!!

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KendallB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for group dinners! We split pitchers or cocktails and ordered a mix of apps/entrees. Their portions are great and it's reasonable for a night out with friends.

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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Good service. I appreciated the waiter being attentive.

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ShelbyS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful, especially the sliders. The outside seating area in the back is really cool. We also loved the bathroom decorations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and music

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Extremely overpriced for terrible service and average drinks and food. Not even remotely worth it for the price

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vipKarenB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great girls outing!

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XYZreview
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor courtyard patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bandit is the best! Perfect for a night with your friends, delicious food/apps and great service!

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vipOlhaK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Bandit! Great happy hour deals and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing time.

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vipGinaM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place has good energy, attentive wait staff and fun drinks. Portions are small so order more and share.

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Dora
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Bandit was great! The food was delicious and our server made sure we had our beverages replenished. Had a great time, vibe was fun and server was great. Will definitely be back.

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andrewb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Our server was super friendly and helpful. Table of 8 people and we all had different menu items. Would definitely go back

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vipNochingity
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to wait very long for our reservation (we arrived 5 min early and were seated 45 min after our time). We asked if we could get extra time for the bottomless mimosas since we were seated late and elected told no. All in all not the best experience but the food was pretty good. Our waitress gave us complimentary shots which was nice.

FAQs

Bandit is rated 4.7 stars by 393 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.