Maudes liquor bar
Wonderful!!Loved Maude's. I was initially hesitant because the menu didn't totally appeal to me, but it was really great! The food was awesome and the drink list was varied and delicious!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat drink and wine selection.great drink and wine selection. Food was very good.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic French in aGreat romantic French in a great room with a nice vibe. Sodikoff/Pikus have a formula that works. Keep the menu short, but make everything on it stellar; and spend some time on creating the right atmosphere. All their places excel at this.
The only miss on the entire menu are the escargots, in my opinion they are not nice and plump and are not garlicky enough. They the foie gras mousse and cherry compote for a real, decadent treat!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceI took out-of-town guests to Maude's and made a 8:15 reservation for upstairs seating. We arrived on time but was told the table wasn't ready yet. Despite waiting till 8:45, the table is still not available - was told the table paid but has not left.
We ended up sitting downstairs. Our server was fantastic. When we order, she knows the menu well. We were going to get the shaved salad (which was amazing), cassoulet and pork paillard. Our server recommended ordering just the cassoulet - she was right. It was fabulous! Even with just 2 dishes, we were full. But managed to squeeze in dessert. I like servers who make recommendations to enhance dining experience.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and lots of funGreat food and lots of fun options to share, music is a little loud but scene is very young and modern.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent cocktails! Great food!The cocktails were all fantastic. The food was delious too. The vegetable salad should be split between two people.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic, as alwaysThis is our favorite go-to restaurant. The food is great, the drinks are awesome and it is the perfect place to unwind. Additionally, they have late-night dining. If you don't get out of work until 9, this is the perfect place to go with your SO on a Friday night at about 10 pm to have a little break.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Maudes!We've eaten at Maude's probably 10 times and have loved it every time. Oysters are fresh. Lyonnaise salad is our favorite. Steak tartare is delicious. Promme Frittes are some of the best in the city. We went with a vegetarian the other day so added a few things typically that we wouldn't order. We ordered the Bibb salad, French Onion Fondue and grilled asparagus. All were excellent. She was thrilled with the menu.
Drink menu is pretty good. Martinis were made perfectly. The Smashes are overpriced considering there's probably only a couple of ounces of booze due to all of the ice. The beers and wines are reasonably priced and a decent selection available. They do have a house wine that is cheap and we really liked it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a romantic date!Reserve a table upstairs for a great romantic setting. Food was delicious. The only negative was that our server was not the best, but still must go for the food.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what we likeDrinks were spectacular, oysters were terrific, service was friendly and helpful, and our salads and entrees were delicious. This was one of the highlights of our first trip to Chicago.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the best steak tartar ever!I have eaten steak tartare many other places and none compare to the tenderloin steak tartare at Maude's. I've had it there 3 times and never does it disappoint. Do not miss the chicken liver mousse either. Be sure to order some vegetables or greens, as you could get caught up in the protein dishes.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMService with a smileI met up with some old coworkers and all of us a pretty broke. We didn't want dinner but just some wine and a little nosh. Our waiter never made us feel like we were taking up a table that could have been used by a higher paying customer. We loved the fries and asparagus sides. When I have money I am going back. Thanks.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeIt was my first time at Maudes and along with 5 others we had a great time. Good cocktails, good food, and a great atmosphere. We will certainly keep it on the list for future visits.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMToday or 50 years agoTimeless - Maudes is a bar/restaurant of today or 100 years ago. The food menu and creative mixed-drink menu manifest classic choices (terrine, bitter cocktails) and a modern presentation. The ambiance is of a century old butcher shop with bar. Excellent !!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEat at Maude's!!After dining at Maude's last fall, I knew I had to return on my next visit to Chicago. I was not disappointed! Second visit was as excellent as the first. 4 in our party shared a variety of dishes. I have eaten (and prepared) some pretty great salmon, but Maude's is the best ~~ sublime. Chicken liver mousse was pure velvet. Pomme frites disappeared in the blink of an eye. I rarely order chicken at a restaurant (too many more exciting options), but Maude's is the exception. So moist and flavorful ~~ I don't know how they do it. Equally excellent ~~ sausages with lentils and grilled asparagus. In the end, we couldn't decide on a favorite. Service is friendly and helpful and attentive without hovering. Can't wait to go back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Delicious.Fantastic french, laid back, not stuffy AT all, just a really pleasant place with absolutely delicious food and drinks.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodSpecial night -- 50th anniversary celebration of some friends. Food fantastic. Prices reasonable. Drinks innovative. A little too dark -- couldn't see! Otherwise, a wonderful evening!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food. waiter was great.great food. waiter was great. hostesses were very rude. there were plenty of empty tables, and we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated, despite our reservation.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended to foodiesWe have been here several times and continue to bring friends and family. It is very reasonably priced for a "foodie caliber" restaurant. We were glad to see they have added a couple of menu options because we were running out of things to try. Their specialty drinks are delicious and fresh, the wine list leaves a little to be desired. We cannot rave enough about the quality of the food, no idea how much butter is used in everything but it is worth a splurge.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSMASHloved the signature Smash cocktail. Great food too!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMcozy, romantic, non-stuffyMaudes has a great cozy yet romantic feel- think candle light, some chandeliers mixed with french country style wood-block tables and farm glass water containers. The food is delicious and the cocktails, while pricey (~14) are something truly special- try to get a seat at the bar before your reservation to watch the mixologists at work. This is a cozy place for a date but also works well as a small group meeting place for friends. I highly recommend it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMC'est magnifiqueWe've finally made our way to Maude's after hitting a number of the other spots on Randolph and this spot is great. The atmosphere (we sat upstairs) was very welcoming, but quaint and and dark. But, unlike some places where you need to use your candle to read the menu, there a lights positioned overhead to help in your reading, but no worries it doesn't feel like you're being questioned by the authorities. The food was awesome from start to finish. Give it a try, have some drinks and soak it in.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMhorrid hostess/wonderful waitressUnfortunately we had an uncomfortable interaction with the hostesses. They were incredibly rude, unwelcoming, and unprofessional. They were incredibly under dressed for the atmosphere and couldn't seemed to be bothered seating customers. This was incredibly disappointing considering in the past the host stand has been extremely friendly and helpful. It was unfortunate that we felt the need to complain. On the other hand, we had an amazing server, who couldn't have been more helpful and enthusiastic about the restaurant and the menu. We had a great meal and really appreciated the server. Still one of our favorite restaurants, hope they chuck the new hostess.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite spot on the blockMaude's has been my go-to for a year now. They're still the only place I can get a decent mint julep. Love them.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEscargot extrodinaireAlways delicious and out-of-the-ordinary. Nice to be able to sit outside on the first nice Saturday!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely loved it! FoodWe absolutely loved it! Food was outstanding! Service was superb!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for our "reunionWe went here for our "reunion dinner" after a trip to Paris that I put together. None of the other women had been to Maude's, but they all loved it! From the food to the service and decor, it was a hit (and better than I remembered). I thought I was over "salted caramel" everything, but the chocolate mousse with the salted whipped cream on top is to die for! Still dreaming about it!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, friendlyOutstanding food, friendly service, great cocktails.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the priceEverything I've tried on the menu is amazing! I love the steak tartare, steamed mussels -they were oddly huge- and the ricotta gnocchi in particular. My friends raved about the oysters. We probably ordered too much food for our table - but every dish was worth it.
Just worth noting: The Les Verges (I know I am spelling that incorrectly) drink did not taste cinnamon/apple as described, but I still enjoyed it.
My only real complaint is how crowded the bar gets as the night progresses - so if you are seated at a table near the bar, it becomes hard to hear and people are awkwardly standing very close to you. If you are not opposed to eating early, do so here so you can take your time and enjoy it!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great serviceGood food and great service and overall great choice for a special occasion!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinner,We had an excellent dinner, the service was perfection, the music selection and level were not intrusive but created a nice background. Our request to be out by a certain time for a concert was gracefully honored. We would go back in a heartbeat.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, lacked good serviceI love this place. Been here once before just for drinks with the boyfriend and knew we had to come back to eat at some point. Invited his family out to meet us here. The food was great, and so were the drinks, but the service was seriously lacking. Our waiter was absent minded and forgot two of the dishes we ordered and brought them at the end of the meal. Too little too late dude. Along with that we were seated right under a speakers which was a bit loud. I didn't mind, but my boyfriends parents asked if it could be turned down, he didn't even bother asking.
At the end of the day I loved the place and will go back, I just hope that we get a different waiter.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Sodikoff gemThe food at Maude's is great, from the French to the Not-So-French. The best thing about our night though was the service. I made a mistake on my reservation for a party of 6 and didn't realize it until we came a half-hour late. They only have a handful of large party tables so they weren't able to hold our table because we missed the reservation. However, rather than shipping us out to find another table elsewhere they worked very hard to get us a table, and it only took 20-30 mins to do so. While waiting for our table my party spent some quality time at the bar, and the gal behind the bar turned out to be one of the best bartenders in Chicago. Best Sazerac so far.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStopped by on a Friday nightStopped by on a Friday night after work for drinks & appetizers. Arrived at opening at 4:45 so we were seated immediately. Enjoyed a "smash" cocktail & their champagne cocktail, both were delicious. Ordered the gnocchi & brussel sprouts, both were to die for. Can't wait to go back again & dine for dinner. The menu looked great. Prices were very reasonable for the neighborhood & quality of food & drink!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and great serviceAtmosphere is lovely. Food and service were outstanding!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved everything about Maude's.I loved everything about Maude's. great table, great food, friendly servers, amazing decor. We had the pork pailllard with mashed potatoes, salmon, farm roasted chicken, shaved vegetable salad, pomme frittes ( of course) ... And chocolate mousse and creme brûlée for dessert. Loved everything. Can't wait to return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing, my secondFood was amazing, my second time trying bone marrow and it was much more enjoyable than my first time. Escargot, brick chicken was tasty, although I didn't find gnocchi to be all that outstanding as the reviews. I would like to see more menu. We hated how the server (or buster) could not leave us alone and kept asking if we were done and taking our silverware and plates away when we obviously weren't. The inside was a bit chilly and windy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for drinks andGreat place for drinks and appetizers (one day I will come here for dinner). The mussels are delectably plump and 1 order is large enough to comfortably share between 2 people. The downstairs has a wonderful campfire smell and both floors have an intimate feel.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMust GOAmazing dining experience!!!! Food and drinks and service were incredible, would highly recommend it to anyone.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very impressed withI was very impressed with the ambiance and food at Maude's. So happy we decided to go here for my husband's birthday! We want to go back with a group next time so we have a reason to try more dishes.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery bite of food was outstanding.Every bite of food was outstanding. Don't pass up the side dishes, the brussel sprouts and the gnocchi were some of the best we have ever had. The Lyonnaise salad was incredible and the country terrine was perfectly rich. The atmosphere was trendy and energetic. The only complaint was that our server, who was overall wonderful, could have checked in on us a couple more times. That being said, he was very knowledgable of both the food and drink menu and was extremely nice. We will be back, often, and have already highly recommended Maudes to others.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe four of us ordered severalThe four of us ordered several entres to share. They were good size portions. Had an interesting selection of mixed drinks.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFun at any time!Seafood tower is incredible! Service was fabulous. Great fun and energetic atmosphere.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe space is amazing. TheyThe space is amazing. They did a great job with the ambiance and the atmosphere. So cool. Appetizer dishes are amazing and the main courses are decent. Would highly recommend just to experience the place. Really neat.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to Maude's Liquor Bar to eatI was looking for a hip bar with a Mixologist to celebrate my birthday, and decided to go to Maude's with a few friends. We had a few drinks and loved it, and should have stayed for dinner. Instead we made the mistake of going over to The Atrium where we got hit with a $200 bill for one round of drinks and appetizers the size of my pinky finger.
This week I went back to Maude's for dinner with a friend of mine and her daughter from San Fran, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and overall ambience. I highly recommend the chicken and gnocci which were outstanding. Maude's is my new favorite restaurant and I plan on going back with more friends!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBavettes, Maudes, Au Cheval,Bavettes, Maudes, Au Cheval, Gilt.....you can't go wrong with any of them. The cassoulet is killer and the foie gras is perfect.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cocktails were perfect,The cocktails were perfect, our server was outstanding, and every morsel of food was absolutely exquisite!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMaude's is amazing! The foodMaude's is amazing! The food and the atmosphere and the cocktails!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place to goThis is a great place to go on a date if you don't mind sharing food (it's a family style type place). The French onion fondue, french fries, and salad we had (can't remember the name) were fantastic. The steak tar tar was good, not great. The bread served with the fondue and steak tar tar was excellent. I would love to come back and try some of their drinks or some of their seafood!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience at Maude'sOur dining experience at Maude's Liquor Bar was great!
The waitress was excellent and the additional service people were attentive.
Our group of seven, celebrating my birthday, enjoyed the smash cocktails and all of the menu choices which we shared: the onion-cheese fondue, the giant shrimp cocktail,the salads(Lyonnaise,chopped & Bibb lettuce),the bone marrow bones & onion marmalade, the lentils, the chicken, the salmon, the steak and the pomme frittes. Wow..everyone had more than enough samples and remarked at the great tastes!
The evening was topped off with creme brulee and chocolate mousse(with a candle)!
A surprise was that the desserts were the gift of fine gentleman seated nearby who was from the restaurant corporation! Merci!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM