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
206 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (163)romantic (116)hot spot (88)special occasion (86)neighborhood gem (85)vibrant bar scene (56)late-night find (33)good for groups (32)notable wine list (29)great for outdoor dining (23)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • LovetodineVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely and fun. We loved everything we ordered and ate far too much. Th bread and desserts are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Big Surprise!
    micj
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Looking at the online menu, I expected pretty average french bistro items. I was very surprised by the quality and seriousness given everything from cocktails to the meal items. The raw oysters were simply outstanding, a rare variety that is harvested once every 7 years in icy cold norther waters. I could have eaten a dozen of them. The cassoulet was simply the best, most flavorful, I have ever had (and I've tried a few, including making my own). The beans were cooked perfectly, duck confit stunning, garlic sausage juicy and flavorful. Finally it had a crunchy breadcrumb top that was perfect. My wife got mussels, they were really small but as she found out, they were very high quality. Bigger is not always better! A don't miss place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    You can tell that everyone at Maude's take great pride in their service and food. It was wonderfully curated from the decor to the menu. The food was fantastic and the cocktails divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was delicious (ricotta gnocchi and salmon) and wait staff was attentive without being bothersome. They graciously accomodated our need to be finished in an hour because of opera tickets. Ambiance was cozy; perhaps a bit too dark for those not there on a date. Desserts were large enough portions to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic that won't break the bank
    yooperprof
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Maudes Liquor Bar is a classic bar restaurant in the trendy West Loop restaurant row district. It's a two level place - downstairs is mostly a "shabby chic" bar with limited seating, upstairs a moderately dark dining room which sits comfortably in the middle of the elegant/casual spectrum. (I mean that it is suitable both for people are going out afterward to the opera, or to their neighborhood sports bar.) Reasonably priced, with a middle-of-the-road menu heavy on the seafood selections - oysters, crab, salmon, etc. Interesting, well-mixed cocktails, somewhat limited wine selection, though. The Salmon tartare was outstanding. The mussels and the country terrine were good, too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Excellent food, great cocktails. One of my very favorite dining placing in the west loop and the service is great. Highly recommend the market chicken
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe, cocktails, food
    MeaghanVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went for a couple cocktails and small plates with a few friends - ordered the Brussels sprouts (buttery and amazing), soft cheese with baguette and frites with aioli (can never go wrong). Food was great, good scene and GREAT cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I can't say anything bad about this tasty place. I have eaten there 5 times and it's so great. Definitely more of a fall/winter place. Cozy and warm. Maudes Steak is on my top..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    scsc
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Very cute inside! Wonderful service! Amazing food and drinks! Not one thing went wrong, loved the timing of everything. Waiter was attentive but not overly attentive. The restaurant was crowded but not wall to wall. Beautiful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most unique interiors ever!
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Cutest restaurant ever!Limited menu for vegetarian items. Super salty on all three entrees at the table as well as the sides. Go easier on the salt!! Just a pinch off from ruining the entrees. Love to see the cabinet of curiosities grow more interesting!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Drinks and Apps
    H20skier66
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Second time at Maudes, enjoyed apps and drinks much more than the full dinner offering. Came later in the evening on Saturday (10pm) and the place was still packed/fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Skpatel628
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We loved this place for its service, great food and ambience for a simple night out for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was so good. It was a cousin and I spending time catching up. A bottle of wine to start that was perfect.. The food came and we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible, quality dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food is top-notch, prepared to perfection, and presented in very generous portions!!! Very highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent Place to eat! My wife and I loved it. I can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much more than just liquor
    kimballandbean
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I always worry about places with cute names that seem to be designed around a theme, but Maude's really delivers. Cool, dark ambiance with attention to detail from the correct height tables at cushy banquetts to perfectly clean and thoughtfully outfitted bathrooms. Talented and informative bartenders already preside over an amazing drink menu, but have no trouble creating something perfect on the fly. We sat in the cozier upstairs dining room and shared salad Lyonaisse, roasted bone marrow and perfectly pan fried salmon with fried capers and brown butter. We cut the richness with surprisingly good glasses of the $5 house red - yes, I said $5 house red (actually have a $5 house white too). Attentive staff from start to finish. Thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    Shazza
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We really enjoyed. It was very cozy and romantic. Great lighting and decor. The server was super nice and the food and drinks were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy and cool
    MichaelS
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    ...but not over the top. The kid of place you like to go because the food is great and the vibe is just cool enough to enjoy yourself. Two different experiences, main level versus upstairs, I prefer up because a bit darker and more casual. Ribeye steak is amazing!,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner spot!
    Annie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Highly recommend Maude's - we were lucky to get a corner table with a huge leather couch and a fantastic server. I came with two rather foodie guests from out of town, and we were all blown away by everything we tasted. From the cheese, to the escargot and the steak, we found nothing to complain about. The risotto special was our absolute favorite - highly recommend taking direction from your server. I will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious and rich
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great mashed potatoes. Gnocchi good and cheesy. Choc mousse yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bgm2VIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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