Bandit - Chicago
Original DineAmic Hospitality (Prime & Provisions, Siena Bar, Siena Tavern, others) partners Lucas Stoioff and David Rekhson go back to their roots, in a sense, with this project in the West Loop neighborhood. Bandit, a casual, yet fashionable American eatery and sports lounge, is decorated with a slew of vintage paraphernalia and cranks out modern comfort food.
Executive Chef Shane Graybeal, who previously worked at Sable Kitchen & Bar in the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago, features a playful menu that takes seasonal ingredients seriously. Highlights on this inventive menu include crispy tater tots topped with sturgeon caviar and French onion crema; Nashville hot chicken tenders with Japanese pancakes; disco waffle fries with braised short rib; and charred spiced carrots.
The venue showcases 2,600 square feet of space with 80 indoor seats and 80 seats for al fresco dining and drinking (patios are in the front and back of restaurant).