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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, Chicago, IL

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. With a menu developed by chef Mark Steuer, expect comfort food creations using Midwestern ingredients. To start, snack on deviled eggs with hot sauce and bacon powder or a series of toasts topped with goodies like whipped ricotta and black truffle honey. The namesake burger, a double patty with aged cheddar, pickles, onions and “beddy sauce,” has become a crowd favorite. Light eaters will appreciate the simple Bibb lettuce salad with shaved radish, herbs and honey Dijon vinaigrette.

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