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Permanently Closed - The Bedford

736 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Inspired by the Supper Club experience of a bygone era, The Bedford puts a modern-day twist on the concept by offering more than just a restaurant. Underground but not exclusive, this Wicker Park outpost offers a full nightlife experience without the formality. Come into the reclaimed landmark bank for a drink or small bite, and end up staying for a full meal, music and more. Sip on one of our signature cocktails in the one-of-a-kind lounge in a former bank vault; experience our boutique wine, beer and spirits selection at the bustling bar; or enjoy our celebrated cuisine in the intimate dining room. Stick around after dinner and you just might find yourself ready to mingle, enjoy some tunes and the company of an old (or new) friend. You could go somewhere else, but why would you want to? The Bedford is an affordable luxury right in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Experience it for yourself.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday- Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday 5.30pm - 11.00pm

Bar: Open until midnight Mon-Thurs, Friday 2am and Saturday 3am
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Phone number
(773) 235-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Galen
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Private party facilities
The Bedford is the perfect place to host a variety of functions such as birthdays, wedding showers, engagement celebrations, corporate presentations and formal events. The Bedford is available any night for private parties or special events. Entire venue buyouts are available.
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Private party contact
Claudette Guillermo: (773) 243-6921
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Cross street
Ashland Avenue
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Public transit
Division Stop on the blue line.
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Thursdays: Vinyl in the Vault
Friday & Saturdays: DJ nights starting at 10:00PM
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Special events & promotions
We can customize a package to fit your specific event needs. Email Marilyn and
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eulahleh (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

I had a reservation for Saturday for my birthday party never received any notifications that they were closed SMH very disappointed

vipReyRey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was outstanding, from the beef tartare and the cauliflower fritters, to the diver scallops and the duck confit cassoulet. The flavors worked well together and there was a great deal of care put into each of our dishes.

Service was top-notch. We never waited long for anything, and every person with whom we spoke was friendly, inviting, and made us feel comfortable.

Lastly, were the cocktails. My wife's favorite is a pisco sour and it did not disappoint. We would recommend this spot for a fun night out, or a romantic dinner for a special occasion. We were there for our anniversary and would go back again, without hesitation.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2017

I took my wife out for her birthday dinner. They treated us so well; they had a nice cozy booth reserved for us and some really lovely extras. The pisco sour was very delicious as was the octopus and the main courses of the scallops and the tenderloin. The service was attentive but also did a good job of not being too intrusive. Thank you for making this evening so wonderful.

vipbirthday (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

A really nice place in wicker park. The staff and food are just superb. One of the best places in the neighborhood. I am definitely coming back

vipTeddy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

We've been there before and liked it. We brought friends this time. They liked it.

The place is cool with the bank vault right there with you. The food is imaginative and new. Once they got the right order, the drinks were good. The wine list is short and efficient.

Early, the place has moderate sound levels. As the evening goes on, the DJ starts playing quietly, but it gets louder as the evening goes on. It looked like they were clearing the room for dancing.


EllenW (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

You could share appetizers. They were the best! They were an improved twist on some comfort food classics.

Steve (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Limited menu, but good choices. Unique atmosphere. All parties at our table enjoyed their meal. A bit noisy if serious conversation is your goal.

vipSusanP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Food, especially gnocchi was delicious. Interesting choice of craft cocktails. Swanky setting.

vip2timeoffender (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Went to dinner before the theatre and was running late. They were very nice about it our tardiness and it was appreciated. We were able to order quick and our food came out in a timely manner. I had the baked chicken and it was very moist and tender. My wine was very good. The manager and our waitress checked on us which was very nice. If I had more time I would have ordered more food and wine. I would definitely go back when I have more time. Trendy hot spot.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

Very cool place with great ambience. Just went for drinks which were very good. A little pricey but a good date spot