Maudes liquor bar
Great 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 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 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 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 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 AMfantastic! I have been ravingfantastic! I have been raving about this place all week! Steak tartar and lyonnaisse salad with pork belly.... fab cocktails! loved the $16 bottle of table red3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! It was great forLoved it! It was great for our group of women getting together for dinner. Fab food that we ate as small plates, and delicious drinks. Loved the ambiance, but was a little too dark for good menu reading. Will definitely return.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWest Loop GemI have been there twice & both times the food did not disappoint plus I LOVE their BYO policy where corkage is free when you share a glass of wine with another table. Food, ambience & fun vibe all contribute to a terrific dining experience.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMaude's Is More than a Liquor Bar!!Yes, the selection of whiskeys, whiskys, and wines is formidable, but the food is incredible. We shared several plates: a pork/beef sausage, foie gras pate mousse, salmon tartare. cassoulet with duck, pork belly and sausage, and amazing bread; the tastes were absolutely fantastic, each unique for its genre, and unforgettable. You have to look closely for the front door at nght, but what a find! Excellent service, old school decor...everything terrific, and it begs for a return visit!3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Maude's. VeryFirst time at Maude's. Very much enjoyed it. Absolutely will return.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM