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The Bedford

1612 W. Division St. (Milwaukee Ave.) Send to Phone
773-235-8800 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The Bedford’s speakeasy appeal stems from its classic cocktails, contemporary American fare and historic building digs.
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The Bedford Restaurant Review

: Copper ceilings overhead. A gold-embossed vault where diners may be seated. Speckled marble and antiquated security boxes shined to new. The Bedford has clearly built upon the aesthetically pleasing features of the former MB Bank building. Its pre-1920s feel pairs well with the slew of pre-Prohibition cocktails, new and creative concoctions, and carefully stirred, not shaken, martinis --- bolstered by a solid lineup of spirits from local and Midwestern distilleries alongside a handful of craft and classic brews and diverse wines. Chef Mark Steuer’s cooking proves as sophisticated as the bar program, which is to say it's not the typical pub grub you might expect. To start, snack on Grandma Ann’s deviled eggs with hot sauce and bacon powder. A hefty pork chop on the bone with sweet, caramelized-apple gastrique and bits of belly is a standout, as is the namesake burger, a juicy, hand-packed patty with Canadian bacon and blue cheese slaw, topped with a yolky fried egg. Light eaters will appreciate the simple green salad, a crunchy mélange of herbs, radish and house vinaigrette.

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