Maudes liquor bar
Maudes liquor bar

Maudes liquor bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maudesliquorbar.com/
  • Phone: 3122439712
  • 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: 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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Maudes liquor bar reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (152)romantic (120)special occasion (87)neighborhood gem (79)hot spot (79)vibrant bar scene (49)great for outdoor dining (33)late-night find (33)good for groups (28)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Tres magnifique!
    mamatubsVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Try the cassoulet! They have a limited number nightly so get there early. It's well worth it. The foie gras pate is also quite excellent. The service has always been incredible. The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu. Very cool, fun place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bgm2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good and service was great but ambiance was the best part of it all. Food was a little heavy for my taste but delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious "Bargain" Find
    CNote
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is probably our favorite of the Hogsalt restaurants in Chicago, and generally the most accessible, by virtue of the ability to actually book a table on a day's notice. Dark, romantic ambiance, and well-spaced tables make for easy conversation with your significant other (or someone else's, if that's your thing). Excellent ingredients, preparation, and presentation, high-quality cocktails, and professional, polite service. The only downside has been the somewhat stagnant beer list - good quality, but very little turnover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LJMMVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    High quality food, but a limited range of options.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    Sgr1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was good but service awful. We've been here many times, but this time the service was so disjointed. Perhaps the kitchen was having a bad night, but the waiter didn't do anything to mitigate the situation. He seemed oblivious to the lack of service
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would come back for the Mussels
    Foodmama
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came to this restaurant with my husband for a date night during a trip to Chicago. It was recommended by locals so had high expectations. The ambience and food overall was good but service needs improving. Server was attentive at first felt like she forgot about us-- forgot one side dish and told her we would like to cancel but still brought it at end of meal even though we didn't eat. Bread served hot and delicious to dip in yummy mussel sauce. Braised lentils very good, frites could have been hotter and better. Chicken cooked perfectly but a little on the salty side. Definitely try mussels and Sunday nights has live jazz guitar which was pleasant to have in the background.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night out
    Kiwi
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went to Maude's for my birthday celebration and they were more than welcoming. We originally were given a table by the door so we asked to move and the hostess was extremely nice and found us another one. The food was also out of this world and the drinks were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    AnnabelleC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Maude's - starting with the cocktails and then moving into the food, everything was delicious. I would recommend leaving room for dessert, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food
    fujiappleVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Maude's is such a great restaurant. Love the setting. I prefer the upstairs seating area since downstairs can get a little bit loud with folks crowded around the bar. The food is great - escargot is a must. It was so good, we ordered another round. They do a wonderful job with their steak and their mussels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another great night at Maude's
    djwess
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    took out-of-town guests; they loved it; we loved it again. Wonderful server though I can't remember his name :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful restaurant; service so-so
    Mina
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great, the setting was enchanting, but the service was a little off. One of our drink orders (an Old Fashioned) never got put in, and once it was realized it didn't get put it, it still took 20 min. Our order of oysters (just four) was also never put in, and we didn't realize until the end of the meal. We brought it to the server's attention, eventually got a confusing answer of different options, finally got the oysters -- at least they were free of charge. The drinks were amazing and so was the food, so it was still a good experience. The steak tartare and the bone marrow were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best visit
    foodluver10
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've dined here plenty of times prior to our most recent visit and know the quality of service is usually on point. However, we ended up with a night to forget. The dishes all came out at different intervals and one came an hour after ordering. The most interesting part was the fact that the neighboring tables, which showed up and ordered after our table, were both served that same dish we waited an extra hour to receive. The meal was comp-ed and much appreciated, but didn't make up for the length of time it took to complete our meal. I hope this was an anomaly as we were shocked that this could happen at such a highly respected establishment. Better luck next time to all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good winter restaurant
    nomadVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Upstairs dark, and coupled with rich food, is perfect for winter meals. Start with the french onion fondue for delicious decadence! Downstairs is more lively; bar area gets a bit congested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Chicago's best
    skmulter
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Maude's is one of our favorites and Chicago top picks. The food is always impressive, priced right for the Randolph corridor, and the atmosphere is a nice mix of trendy and warm. The small but impressive menu has something for everyone; We've brought family, friends, and clients and response is always very positive. Music is played at a level that maintains ambience but allows easy conversation without yelling. They have the only chicken in town I'll order over a steak or fish; perfectly moist, incredibly flavorful, including white meat. Their whipped foie with sour cherry is a must on every visit. Cocktails shine. If they could just improve on their immature and frequently bored staff we'd be pleased - Maude's deserves and can do better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance, bland food
    tk74
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was pretty bland. Waitress wasn't educated on the different menu items....or able to provide food recommendations. Slow service. Drinks were great. Great ambiance - great place to go for a drink, but I would eat elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great spot
    jwm1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    excellent food, great service and a fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • alwaysout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    a little expensive. salads not as good as other items. overall very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted it to be good but...
    H20skier66
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I went to Maudes for a Friday date night. We really wanted it to be as good as everyone said but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. While the food in general was good it wasn't great. The Foie Gras was excellent, bone marrow, snails, oysters only par for the course. The Ribeye that we had heard so much about - easily one of the worst steaks we've ever had at a restaurant. While seasoned wonderfully the meat was tough and nearly inedible. Overcooked you say? No. We went with the recommendation of medium rare (which came out the first time cold). Maude's gave us some free fries and apologized, fine, but with drinks/tip dinner was $200. Too many nice places in Chicago to go back or recommend it at those prices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    ChestnutVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Maude's has interesting but classic dishes with fantastic bread and high-quality ingredients. The portions are generous and the prices (including for the drinks) are fair, especially given the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love the place, the drinks were fun and tasty, the wine list was enticing especially if you are like us a prefer French wines. I was disappointed with the food. The cheese fondue was really onions with alittle cheese on top, the foie gras came in an emulsion not as "entier" sliced(though they told us before ordering, so we knew)Cassoulet was fine. The food was good but not great. I would go back for late night drinks with friends but not for the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had the opportunity to grab a spot on the chic patio to celebrate the coming of the end (of summer). My guest and I shared a Maude's Tower, only the most decadent array of fresh seafood items, (crab, lobster, oysters, mussels, etc,) placed atop a three tier "tower", complete with candles, ice and seaweed. Felt like a queen for a few hours. The server, Lance, was polished and friendly, and the evening was perfect. Thank you Maude's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved my first visit to Maude's!
    wackiijackii
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Absolutely loved my first visit to Maude's and I know I'll be back! My friend and I split all the items we got and enjoyed every dish. We ordered one of each oyster, the French Onion Fondue, Steak Tartare, and the Steamed Mussels. My favorite was the Tartare and I recommend squeezing a bit of lemon juice on top to really make the dish pop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MB13VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food as always very good. Staff is cold, unfriendly and unwelcoming.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    winnie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Another fabulous meal! Oysters always amazing, scallops to die for, I dream of the sausage and lentils. Love the use of local, seasonal ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolutely love this spot. Wonderful food and great drinks and fun waitstaff. Upstairs is very intimate, downstairs a bit more of a scene. I'm always impressed by the menu and there is always a special that is interesting. The waiters are very knowledgeable both about the drinks and about how the food is prepared -- it makes it a very fun place to be and they are great at letting you take your time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic, relaxed, delicious
    ilikefood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great resto offering (mostly) authentic French cuisine and an exceptional liquor bar. Ambiance is unmatched. Request upstairs (no promises, but they do what they can to honour your request if upstairs seating is available). Also, make a reservation; this place is quite popular (and for good reason).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    spoonwise
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Non pretentious, foodies place, no question. upstairs is quiet and romantic with superb service, downstairs is a great, urban bar area full of local food enthusiasts. Great dishes, great selection of oysters. LOVED the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid spot, but expensive
    LeftToBeDesired
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Overall great experience. You pay for the scene and location. Food is always good at Sodokoff restaurants, but I didn't feel like the food was much different than dining at Gilt Bar or even Bavette's in some respects. Will return for special occasions. Service staff was great and knowledgeable. Bartenders were slow and not friendly. Understandably busy, but not hard to make a gesture of "here's a menu and I'll be right with you". Needs work in that area to make an impact. Would rather just go straight to my seat and skip the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and lots of fun!
    More4drinks
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We loved the overall look and feel of the the restaurant. I told our server that I was a pescatarian and they were very helpful in letting me know which options could be done sans meat. I was impressed with everything we ordered and the drinks were delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BootsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Exceptional food though wish there were at least one or two more vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am a vegan
    Notforvegans
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The only problem was everything was animal based for fried in animal fat or using butter on everything - so i really couldnt eat the food
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special, Magical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We chose Maude's to dine for a special work occasion- the induction of our newest team member. There were 6 of us- perfect because the dishes are all meant for sharing and any more people would not have been as intimate. Service- Daniel, relaxed, personable with excellent descriptions and helpful suggestions. Food- We started with the Maude's tower, an incredibly decadent array of fresh seafood items (lobster, crab, meaty oysters, salmon tartare, mussles) Absolutely fabulous in every way. Followed by Steak Tartare (amazing), Pork shoulder (tender), cassoulet (heart warming and satisfying) and unbelievable lentils. Atmosphere- sparkly and energetic, comfortable at the same time. Favorite restaurant. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time here and we would gladly come back again even before trying out other new places. The food was amazing, portions were bigger than the menu would suggest and everything we ate was delicious. The atmosphere inside is fantastic, great lighting, great music and the service from everyone is terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing French cuisine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The escargot was phenomenal! Will def be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot!
    AMC514
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend for a special date. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Apparently you can also order a $3 shot of whiskey, and they will bring the bottle and let you refill your own shots and then just tell them how many you had. We didn't have many, but we thought this was a cool concept. We sat outside, which was a little quieter than the indoor dining area. We ordered the Seafood Tower, which was pricy, but definitely worth it. The seafood tasted fresh. We then ordered the chocolate mousse for dessert, which was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date or just a fun night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stifled Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The location, atmosphere, food, drinks and bartender were good. However, the elevated attitude of the hostess and waiter stifled our overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lakeviewresident
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    As always, Maude's was an enjoyable experience. You are definitely my favorite restaurant at the moment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Never gets old exploring this menu. Great place to have a leisurely and incredible dinner. Enjoy Maude's more and more every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome space, great food
    LovetheGyuVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    French goes tapas with small plates of deliciousness. Great cocktails, good food and a fantastic looking venue. Service is good with staff attentive to serving order considering small plates to be shared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    TayloraeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I sat outside for a couple of hours and had escargot, glazed carrots, salmon tartare, and the caramelized onion fondue and sipped a sour beer, the Duchesse De Bourgogne. Heavenly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate