East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club
East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club

East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maxwellsattheclub.com/
  • Phone: (312) 527-5800x301
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Monday - Friday
    Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rich Hall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Midnight Sun
    Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Gypsy Influence
    Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Robert Solone with vocalist Marleah Liddle
    Fridays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Joe Hurt Trio Featuring Redd Holt
  • Special Events: Lobster Tails Dinner: Tuesdays, $38.50

    Small Plates: Wednesdays, $24.00

    Rib Night: Thursdays, $18.00

    Italian Night: Fridays, $28 Adults, $12 Children under 10

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kinzie Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club
A tribute to East Bank Club’s first Executive Director, Chicago sports legend Max Davidson, Maxwell’s at the Club is about more than just delicious food and careful service. It’s about a broad, fine selection of high quality dishes, prepared by a team of highly skilled chefs who make just about everything from scratch. We buy the best fresh, local, natural products possible in order to create meals that are both pleasurable and wholesome.
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East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)fit for foodies (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • It's Good
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is very good and dependable. Their wait staff is outstanding, particularly Lorena. They have specialty nights like prime rib, bbq ribs, pasta and small plates. Their desserts are good as well.
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  • Great Place
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a great place a must try strongly recommend...great food and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Secret?
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Just a great place to go and relax. Piano music playing from the bar area helps us enjoy the meal. One of the few places where you can go and actually have a good conversation with those your dining with. Food and service are alway good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Kids a re only allowed at Sunday brunch, but then they are welcomed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Labsrule
    Labsrule
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was a great spot for a party of six coming from all corners of the city and northern suburbs: convenient parking; not crowded; excellent service; good wine list; tasty food. Aside from a rude, elderly patron yelling at us to quiet down (he somewhat apologized a few minutes later), it was a perfect venue for our girls' night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    ajk73VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    most people do not seem to know that this restaurant exists, and even some who know do not realize that you do not have to be a club member to eat here. it is certainly worth a look if you want a quiet spot for a leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 157 reviews are from the East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club reviews archive.
  • Gtreat
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is the best place for a celebration Brunch or dinner i HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SPOT
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our New All Time Favorite
    JimK
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Maxwell's many times. The food is always perfect: healthy, and tasty. The specials are unique. It is never noisy or crowded. There is live music playing nearby in the bar. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EASTER BRUNCH
    TSYENG
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've been a member of EBC for 30+ years. We often go to Maxwell's for brunch and an occasional dinner. The brunch is always wonderful, fresh, tasty, generous, with a nice variety of selections.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the area!
    Usher
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Food was awesome and great service - I will be back there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife, mother-in-law, and
    EnjoyEatingVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My wife, mother-in-law, and I had a lovely brunch at the East Bank Club last Sunday. Actually, it was a somewhat re-creation of our wedding that we celebrated some 30 something months earlier there … but at that time we used all the public dining rooms on the first floor. At the time of our wedding, my wife and I were too busy to actually have eaten any of the wonderful brunch we heard about. Last Sunday, we enjoyed ourselves … and the food … and the service. Our server Lorena was wonderful. We look forward to going back again.
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  • Chicago's Hidden secret
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This place in a private club that is open to the public is a price performer with over the top quality food. The Friday Night Italian buffet is great quality and very fairly priced and has a great Jazz band to go with great food and service. Call and ask for Charles and watch the magic unfold. This is the best Easter Mothers Day Thanksgiving placer to go..The Sunday Brunch at 24.00 per person can not be beat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was excellent especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Everything was excellent especially since my guest and myself were in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Plates Wednesday
    RonnoVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    What a wonderful evening. Inventive dishes with amazing taste. Our only complaint (tongue in cheek) are the plates were not really small. So the value is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Portions very small. Husband had to ask for more. Buffet was disappointing. Must say service was wonderful
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My go-to place
    askpegVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The caring staff and the nicely prepared food makes Maxwell's a wonderful place to visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor customer service
    KenG
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I had originally made a reservation for Christmas. The OPen Table incompetents did not email me me till the day before and ruined my holiday. The restaurant gave me gift cards to make up for it. Open Table could care less.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great omelet and accoutrements at a reasonable price Healthy prep Not greasy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a happy Valentine's Day
    MsNan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Maxwell's literally based on a picture a former student posted on Facebook. And we were very glad we did! Our visit was better than we even hoped it would be, (though we would have liked to be closer to the music.) The people who work there are wonderful. from the maître d' to our waitress to the wonderful man who refilled our water, we were pleased to meet them. We look forward to returning when special occasions occur. It was quite a trip to the site, but every mile was worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited too long but mostly worth it
    digitalROAR
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    It took almost 15 minutes to have a server visit us, but once he came he was more attentive. Since it was for brunch I assume he thought we would get up and go to it, but one of our party wanted off the menu, and we all had bloodies and mimosas. Food from buffet was quite fresh and everything was nicely prepared. Omelet bar options were very thorough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden Gem and everyone should check it out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in all respects
    RussKeeper
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The three of us had a great meal. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • east bank club maxwells
    katiewinnie
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    fridays at EBC is always fun, they offer a expansive italian buffet as well as the option to eat off the menu. i love seafood and they offered both salmon and swordfish at the buffet. in addition they have a jazz trio that features drummer red holt of the ramsey lewis trio fame.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A comfortable and pleasant
    Tennissc
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    A comfortable and pleasant spot for really tasty and healthy food. The service is always friendly and attentive. The brunch and Italian buffets have lots of great options and are lots of fun for adults and children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Buffet
    BrianThaB
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This was my 2nd year doing the Thanksgiving buffet and the food was just as good this year as it was last year!! The staff was also very attentive and great! $45 for a buffet on Thanksgiving is Chicago's best secret if you do not cook or won't be home with family for the holiday. I would definitely consider returning again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • italian buffet is not so fabuloso!
    Pinkster
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Nice antipasto/salads yet all entrees were non-Italian! One person staffing the create your own pasta often left several people waiting in line -- you choose pasta, sauce and additions such as veggies, meatballs, etc., but that was the only Italian part of the meal besides the antipasto. Waiter, when asked about different food items, replied "that's very good" or "that's very good too" :-) never replenished our bread or offered us a second cup of coffee. Was told by hostess upon validating our parking stub that parking would be complimentary but the robo-parking attendant was telling me to insert my credit card for the $28 fee!! Pushed call button and after about 10 minutes of fooling around was finally released from the parking prison.
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  • delicious dinner
    sallenVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I've been there 3 times now and wonderful food, always. Also, after dinner you can go into the bar area and listen to a wonderful combo. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious dinner
    sallenVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    We had adelicious meal,great service and a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually love the food. Farm
    RubinVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Usually love the food. Farm to table special was a disaster. The only good dish was the dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in general. Only
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Disappointed in general. Only had soup and salad as we didn't really see an entree that excited us. Soup was good; brussel sprout salad was so-so. No vegetarian entree, which is shocking in a health club! Service was terrible: waitress was loud and a bit condescending to a table of older women: seemed really surprised when we all ordered wine (!!) Really?!? She didn't bring the sweet potato fries we ordered as a side: we had to ask for them towards the end of the meal when they had not shown up. Overall, very disappointing. I live in the neighbourhood but will not return.
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  • we got white fish and salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    we got white fish and salmon - both very good, very basic, and healthy. veggie sides great. tuna bruschetta appetizer was way overpriced - $12 for 2 pieces of bread and a few bites of tuna. a nice meal, but way overpriced.
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  • wish I knew about this sooner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    I have been an EBC member for 3 years. This was the first dining experience I have had here.... I am telling everyone how wonderfully surprised and impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu and extensive salad
    goodchow
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Great menu and extensive salad selections.Also lots of choices for sides. Though mostly healthy menu,great burgers. Professional and engaging service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxwell's was wonderful as
    eddyjjr
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Maxwell's was wonderful as usual . Great Brunch! wonderful service from Charles and Lorena. We have known them for years and they are wonderful. That is why we keep coming back. Give them both a raise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good , hot. Our server
    eddyjjr
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    food was good , hot. Our server was wonderful, did not get her name. Charles is wonderful, as always. he works so hard. Give him a raise.
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  • white fish is delish! brussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    white fish is delish! brussels sprouts salad way too salty, sadly.
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  • Excellent for a business lunch
    DEB2171VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Excellent for a business lunch - good service, good food, quiet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love the small plates on
    chicagofoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    I love the small plates on Wed. nights! A chance to try small portions of 3 dishes. And, I appreciate that the wine list is reasonably priced!
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  • Best Value Brunch in Chicago
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The EBC is the best value Holiday brunch in Chicago I love this place....Food service and Wine is great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Easter Brunch was a little pricey but after we ate we thought it was well worth it. The food quality was very very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet