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Maudes liquor bar
Maudes liquor bar

Maudes liquor bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maudesliquorbar.com
  • Phone: (312) 243-9712
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 4:45-2am Saturday 5:45-2am Kitchen is open until midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Pikus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please email contact@maudesliqourbar.com

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  • Parking: Valet
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Rustic Parisian bar serving classic french food and hand crafted cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My mom was in town for her 58th birthday. I wanted to do something special so I took her to Maudes. We had such an awesome time. The food was amazing, the cocktails were superb and the service was impeccable. Very cool vibe to the place. It's refined but laid back and not stuffy at all. The shrimp cocktail was excellent - the shrimp were huge. I had the mussels and the sauce they were in was awesome. Mom had the chicken with mashed potatoes on the side - both were to die for. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to have a special meal with friends or family."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We LOVE Maude's and this was our 5th time, before I rate the food just one note for the management team of Maude's on our arrival the young man at the front door behind the desk was not welcoming and was actually rude. Our reservation was made on open table for 4people. I called the restaurant 6 days prior to our reservation spoke to Page she was wonderful and adjusted the reservation for me. When we arrived I checked in the table and wanted to confirm we requested upstairs and we were 5 people and he looked at me and if looks could harm someone wow, then after a minute or so said I need to confirm some things with the manager go wait at the bar really?? Regardless of this very depressed unhappy person, our dinner was brilliant as always"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was recommended this place by a friend and had not looked anything further into it. Was initially surprised that it was a predominately French themed restaurant, but found plenty of items that tickled the taste buds. After much deliberation we settled on the beef tartare (hands down the best I've had) and the mussels, which were down in a unique and delicious broth - not just the typical white wine or Thai curry style. Would definitely go back and highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Highly recommended for a romantic special occasion. The food and service were top notch. Cozy atmosphere upstairs and a general feeling o f not being rushed (I hate that). Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Love everything about Maude's...esp their Chocolate Mousse!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "nice food, decent wine list. good cocktails. The food was good and the pate' and pork shoulder was very good. nice ambience. I would go again . if you have a date but don't want it too quiet or formal , it is a nice balance, especially during the week"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I LOVE this place. We ordered several things off the menu and every single thing was amazing. The gnocchi, the scallops, smashed potatoes, cauliflower, and bib lettuce salad were all outstanding. We will definitely be back soon and I have already told other friends we need to go."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I love the whiskey smashes to start the night. Fresh and delicious. Started with a variety of oysters and a simple green salad. Main courses was the pork shoulder which was one of the best things I have put in my mouth in a long time. It was tender and very flavorful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent experience, food is fantastic, recommend the Maude's seafood tower and the smoky violet smash to drink."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Awesome every time. That is all. Every single time I go here it is better than the last. This place is one of the best gems in the city with many choices."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I LOVE the drinks at Maude's. They take such time and care with them, and they are unique, great, and wonderful. The bar staff was solicitous and lovely, knowledgable and friendly. Cheers to them! The problems are with the waitstaff. Not only did we seem to be bothering them just by being there, they really didn't bother to check on us, refill water glasses, etc. Good thing the food was outstanding, so we had little need for them once it arrived. Overall, worth the trip if you go, sit at the bar, and order all your food and drinks there. Otherwise, skip it. There are 100 other French and French-inspired places that are more worth your time & money."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and we loved it. Tried many menu items and server helped guide us along the way as neither of us were well versed in French food. My wife especially loved the marrow with the jam."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place was simply amazing! If you're celebrating a special occasion I would recommend sitting upstairs."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Just moved here recently and happened to find this on yelp. Food is amazing, highly recommend Steak Tatar."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Maude's has always been great, favorites that you could always count on being fantastic (Oysters, Gnocchi, Sausage and Lentils, Roast Chicken). But wait til you try some of the new dishes on the menu - just had the Scallops and Pork Shoulder. Unbelievably good and plated beautifully."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Dishes prepared with care and finesse. Cocktails to die for. Excellent wine list. Lovely ambiance for a long, intimate conversation or tryst. J'aime."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was amazing. My husband and I are still talking about the lentils, the oysters, the tartare and even the pomme frites. And the portions are perfect sized (I was expecting less food than we got). Quality and price are totally worth the trip to this dim-lit joint. The cocktails were amazing too. We will return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "A wonderful surprise with some of the best food I have experienced in Chicago. You must try it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My friends treated me to Maude's for my birthday... And it was awesome!! Everything about it was great, especially the food and cocktails! Service was great. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the ambiance, service and food was tops. Loved the smashes and unique appetizers."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was amazing - flavors were terrific! We had mussels, salmon tartare and fantastic drinks and chocolate mousse!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very authentic french fare and excellent options for gluten free. Cassoulet was out of this world and the housemade desserts were unbelievably fresh and delicious. Cocktails were also a delight, creative and not overly sweet. Overall atmosphere was just a tiny bit stuffy but they had the goods to back it up! Slow-ish service considering the restaurant was only half full BUT very true to the European style of the restaurant and certainly very professional and courteous. Plus, to be fair, if we hadn't had someplace to be afterwards, we probably wouldn't have noticed, and to achieve the food quality we experienced does take more time in the kitchen. Will definitely eat and drink there again next time we are in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I had been before and loved Maudes, but this time the place wasn't as lively. The food was still excellent, though. Had the mussels to start and they were great. Overall had a nice time and would come back, but thought it would be busier."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food has consistently and always been fantastic...never a disappointment! Cassoulet is still my favorite as well as the desserts! This time we had a guest with us who had gluten free requirements and the waiter was exceptional in letting us know which items were not gluten free and even accommodated us by putting the bread crumbs on the side for the cassoulet!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great find on OpenTable. Great food. Staff was friendly and seemed genuine. They were ready with sound suggestions and we're very helpful in planning our meal. Portion size is important in a 'small plates' place so the more informed we are, the better our experience. Excellent terrine. The drinks were well made, arrived in a timely manner, and tasty. Nice place for a date or a small group. Diverse crowd."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Been over 20 times at Maude's. I've had the steak a few times this time the steak was horrible and when i told the waiter he didn't do anything about it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The best French bistro in the city, not at all what I was expecting. Typically when you think of French food words like "heavy, butter, creamy, salty," come to mind. Each dish had a life of its own, meaning that the main ingredient/protein was not overpowered by the butter or salt. Every dish was light, refreshing, flavorful, and succulent. The bread was spot on ! I have absolutely no complaints about the food. On the other hand, some of the service employees need an "attitude adjustment." On several occasions, the hostess that greeted was not at all welcoming. She seemed annoyed that a party of 4 showed up right at opening (empty restaurant) with no reservation. She acted as if she was doing us a "favor" by giving us a table. Really? "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Maudes offered wonderful food along with unique and delicious drinks. Our waiter was very knowledge, helpful and friendly. I highly recommend dinner at Maudes!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "When you walk in, you may think that Maude's is all show. It has gorgeous exposed brick walls, chandeliers, and good-looking bartenders. Once you order though, you realize that the drinks and food really are the highlight. Smashes of all kinds are highly recommended. Mussels rival the best of Southern France."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This place was highly recommended, but the experience was pretty dismal. First off, they demanded credit card information during the reservation and threatened to charge it for no-show like they are some Michelin star restaurant do, that was the first turn off, but we decided to go along with that madness. Upon arrival we were seated upstairs in a very dark room, had to use our iPhone flashlights to see the menu. The food was not really exciting, foie gras pate didn't really contain a lot of foie, mostly cream, beef tartar was salted to the point where salt grains were crunching in my mouth plus it was too oily. The only bright spot was roasted chicken soft and moist, but too it had too much salt. Service was OK."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Glad you asked. I can't really say what I was more put off by; the condescending attitude of the server when my friend did not realized that the wine she mentioned by its region was a Syrah. or that fact that I was charge $20 for 2 scallops the size of a half dollar, a supposed entree. I had been to Maudes on several occasions, all of which I enjoyed until Sunday. I don't feel any need to return. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My grandmother's 80th birthday. We had a perfect table up front (accessable) the Lights were low and chandeliers twinkling... truly a magical night! We started with The Maude's tower, a dedcadent melange of crab, lobster, oysters, and the biggest Shrimp you have ever seen! All incredibly fresh and delicious. My guests were blown Away by the luxury at this point, but we forged on with a roast chicken, maude's Steak, diver scallops, and a smattering of veggies (you must have the asparagus!) Each bite was better than the last! We finished with a single chocolate mousse with A candle for gram of course! A large spoonful of this delisiousness will satisfy. I Want the world to know about Maude's !"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food: good, but surprisingly not exceptional given the hype. The small plates we ordered were served with large slices of (admittedly really good) toast, which are easy to fill up on, and sort of mask what are otherwise smallish portions. However, bone marrow and foie were excellent. So-so on salmon tartare. Only two desserts. Great atmosphere. Darker without being romantic, great noise/music level, and the decor is pretty chic/anti-hipster. Best aspect: corkage. Share one glass from your bottle with another table. How fun is that? Plus I think the servers sort of keep track of who's sharing, and then you end up getting to try something good, too. Pro-tip: Tends to have open tables, but no openings on Open Table, later at night."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Sat upstairs. It was a quiet and romantic setting. Downstairs is more of a bar/party scene. Service was great. Food was excellent. Had a cured salmon appetizer special, escargot, ricotta gnocchi, and the chocolate mousse. Would love to eat here again next time I get back to Chicago. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • " You'd never know it from the name, but we go for the food as well as the liquor! Buy one of each of the many raw oysters on offer to create a tasting 'flight' ;)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Just went to Maude's on Saturday. The food exceeded my already high expectations! We got oysters, beef tartar, pork shoulder, chicken liver mousse and a cheesy fondue thing. Everything was good but the tartar and the pork shoulder were off the charts fantastic! The ambiance is very romantic - dark and lots of low lighting. The noise level was also good - not too quiet but not too loud either, just right. Our waiter was a little on the snobby side but he still did his job quite nicely. We had a bottle of wine and it was being cooled somewhere not close to our table and he was very good at watching our glasses and filling us up if we got low. I would definitely come back here!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved the food, especially the turrine and pork shoulder. Found out that what we ordered was kind of bread heavy (both the pate and turrine were served with tons of bread.) at least the bread was delicious. Loved the decor and ambience. Service was friendly just seemed a touch flighty. Forgot my friend's drink; served the drink to the wrong person, etc. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "What a fabulous find Our food was excellent and a good value. The atmosphere was warm and romantic. The drink menu was innovative. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This spot is a must-- just the menu is enough to make you cry. The food execution is spectacular, the drink list is extraordinarily spot-on with lovely liquor pairings, and the wait staff is phenomenal. You will not be disappointed. You definitely get your moneys worth as well, plenty of food to share with just a couple plates and a couple drinks. Beautiful french inspired food with thoughtful respect for aroma, flavor, texture, and emotional response to the dishes--what a joy to come to this restaurant! If you are on the fence of where to eat tonight-- I will make the decision for you-- Eat at Maude's Liquor Bar!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed having the option of classic or contemporary French foods. The steak tartare was fabulous. The ricotta gnocchi has larger pieces than what one normally sees, and was tender as could be. We were there on a Sunday night, so it was probably much mellower than it would be on a Friday or Saturday. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014