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Bandit

4.7
234 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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Join us and celebrate Valentine's Day in our heated & covered outdoor dining area. Enjoy signature a la carte menu and Chef's specialty dishes. We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 234 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sharona
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My kale and bacon omelet was just fine, but I loved the Bandit Bloody Maria. I think I had hoped the gochujang aioli on the omelet would be more prominent. Besides that, our waiter was super nice and accommodating. He was good about asking for any dietary restrictions. Tent had holiday lights and greenery still up, and I felt the tables were spaced out well.

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KAYBEE
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great ambiance. The staff was amazing and helpful since they gave us some dinner recommendations. Loved my experience. The bottomless mimosas were to die for!

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vipJane
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience with a friendly waitress. Delicious food. Delicious cocktails. Good deal on a bucket of beer. Really enjoyed our time.

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vipAnnaV
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio is partially enclosed with a TV - great for game days!

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vipTNotch
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice tented outdoor option, was a good place to watch a game. The only drawback is the time limit so you can't watch a complete game.

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

Amazing staff, amazing food, amazing drinks. Favorite bar in west loop

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vipNycfoooood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

After waiting 45 minutes for our table to be ready (we had a reservation) we waited another 15 for someone to actually acknowledge us at our table. Then, because the bar and kitchen close early, we were rushed through our food and drinks. Usually love bandit, but this particular experience wasn’t great. I 100% understand things are challenging with COVID, but you’ll lose customers quickly if you overbook reservations and leave people standing in the cold (literally).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Friday afternoon for happy hour. We were able to sit outside with a heater and be socially distant and Covid safe while enjoying “date”.

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vipReth
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio seating, feels safe and lively at the same time. Staff adhered to safety protocols while making the environment great for watching games.

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LizzieV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Able to eat inside near the windows with them halfway open and it was comfortable and not cold :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiting staff did an excellent job taking care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was amazing! Extremely attentive and very knowledgeable of menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere for outdoor dining. Food was great and service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The heater we’re not doing nearly enough on the patio and the steak on the steak was over cooked and paper thin

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff! Our bartender I believe his name was Eduardo or Edward was great! Thanks!
Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best possible NYE at Bandit! Everything was amazing! The food was great and the tent was warm enough. The boozy hot chocolate was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had in my life. Our server (I think his name was Jose) was awesome and super nice. He made the experience really great!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu was a little different from open table. Only ordered Bar bites and drinks which were good. Heated tent had openings that did allow air into the space which made food cold quick. Heated lamps were at each side of table but only one lamp gave off good heat. My husband and I were warm up top but legs and feet were cold. Would return in warmer weather! Really nice server.

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vipAshleyH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and fun staff

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MS00
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area. Food and drinks were all very good.

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CharlesN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Service was a little poor.

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mercedesm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a nice brunch with one of my friends. Our host Christina was very inviting and informative. I ordered the shrimp tacos. I had to talk myself out of ordering another round. They were so good. I had a couple bloody Mary’s. I was told they were good there so I had to get one. I was not disappointed. I will definitely be returning. I want to get all the things on the menu. Everything was so pretty and plated.

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vipChicagoLisa
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

They are not following COVID protocols in their patio.

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AlanaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and overall atmosphere. They also did a great job of accommodating outdoor seating during December- warm heated tent. I will definitely return!

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vipKatF
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We'll be back. They have a great outdoor set up during the COVID restrictions. It was a great tent with an individual heater next to each table. Everything was very socially distant and everyone wore their masks.
The food was really good..the fondue was amazing!

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vipGioK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and festive experience at the Après-Ski Lodge this Sat!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was light and tasty. My drink was WONDERFUL ( and the bartender’s look was too 😝). It was cold because there was a heater broken BUT we were outside in Dec so what could I expect 🤷🏽‍♀️😂. We had a wonderful time and I will be back.

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Rishi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, attentive service despite busy afternoon, and well heated tent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Very bad service. Don’t recommend for BLACK people. Food is definitely not worth it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch. Nick was amazing!

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Bridget
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall the food was okay, but the outdoor tent they had was a great set-up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect on all fronts. The trifecta: great food, great drinks, great service. Have adapted perfectly to make dining out feel normal. Thank you, Bandit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Our reservation was at 4:15p, no tables available. Told us it would be 15 min then they would text me about an open table. I had to come back myself after 40 min to remind them. Didn’t actually get seated until 5pm. All staff was very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation at four and didn’t get seated until 5

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KyleeK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Upon making a reservation, we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Thankfully, our server was very kind and welcoming following that poor experience.

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Kiki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Hostesses are rude and make up rules about the bar as they see fit.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation for 6:45 and we were seated until 7:15. Saw other people who showed up after us get seated first. Food and drinks were good. Tent set up was nice with heaters and TVs.

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AnnK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was very good. Sat outside and it was very cold. Heaters that gave off some heat would have been nice.

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DoeP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reserved a table at 8:00 pm on Saturday night, but was not sat till after 8:30. Not the end of the world, but was the only negative thing.

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MaryB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service was excellent! They need to turn the heaters on sooner as it was cold & took awhile to heat up, even with
the heater next to us.

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AnaT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The atmosphere is so cozy and warm.
Highly recommended!

FAQs

Bandit does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Bandit is rated 4.7 stars by 234 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.