$59 for dinner for two (up to $97 total value)
- One small plate (up to $15 value)
- Two entrees (up to $29 value each)
- Two cocktails (up to $12 value each)
How It Works
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- Visit “My Groupons” or tap the mobile app to make a reservation
- Select day and time online to secure reservation
- Show up for your reservation and mention your name and the word “Groupon” to the host—they’ll be waiting to welcome you.
The Bank Vault
It's not every day you can sip champagne in a bank vault. But you can at The Bedford, which is housed in the basement of a repurposed Wicker Park bank originally built in the 1920s. A non-descript door off Division Street leads to a staircase down into a cool, subterranean space filled with vintage relics. A huge, circular vault door serves as a de facto archway into the dining area, and in the lounge copper safety-deposit boxes glitter on the wall.
The Bedford's executive chef, Mark Steuer, has developed a menu largely composed of upscale comfort food arranged into small, shareable plates. For many dishes, cooks add tasty flourishes to classic meals, such as deviled eggs sprinkled with bacon powder, beef tartare topped with charred scallions, and macaroni and cheese mixed with crispy onion breadcrumbs.
Separated into two lists of "Old World" and "New World" cocktails, the drink menu juxtaposes classics such as Manhattans next to updated staples such as the Polish Mule, an herbal cocktail made with sweet, aromatic bison-grass vodka. To fit with the theme of new alternatives to tried-and-true tipples, glasses of wine complement two types of punch, and tallboys of PBR chill next to craft brews such as Dragon's Milk stout from Michigan's New Holland brewers.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Food excellent Service excellent If busy it could be noisy, I was there for a 5:30 dinner and was OK, but toward the end a nearby table was pretty loud so if the...”
“Food excellent Service excellent If busy it could be noisy, I was there for a 5:30 dinner and was OK, but toward the end a nearby table was pretty loud so if the room was really filled could be a problem hearing my dining companions.”
“Nice place, good food.”
“The free range chicken and the mac and cheese were pretty good. They have an actual vault full of old safe deposit boxes that they use as the lounge area ”