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
205 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)romantic (120)special occasion (90)hot spot (79)neighborhood gem (75)vibrant bar scene (49)late-night find (39)great for outdoor dining (37)good for groups (27)notable wine list (23)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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.
    • 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
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    Taylorae
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good experience
    SRoseVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    So at first we were seated upstairs even though the more vibrant main floor was not full. After we were seated and given menu's it took about 10 minutes to get water and another 15 minutes to get our drink orders. Service was initially very slow. Although it is called a "Liquor bar", there was not a single listing for vodka, which was my drink of choice, hmmm? When we finally did have our server's attention, she was knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive. The beet salad presentation was beautiful but lacked flavor. We liked the space which was reminiscent of Bavette's and Gilt bar. Maude's was highly recommended by a good friend but there are so many other places I will go before returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    TNJL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great experience ar Maude's. Great food and overall ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    food2love
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my second visit to Maud's! Had a great experience both times! The Towers are so fun to share with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I always love maudes and this time didn't disappoint! The food is always on point! I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    firsttimer
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I ate at Maude's for the first time a few days ago. The entire experience was amazing! I'd made reservations and requested a table upstairs where I'd heard it's quieter. We were seated right away upstairs. I loved the dim lighting and our server was great. She was personable and attentive but didn't hover around or stop by too often. We ordered the mussels, the braised pork, and the pom frites. The food was served steaming hot less than 15 minutes after we ordered it. We loved every bite! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal, fun ambiance
    Lizzer
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beef tartare and mussels
    Cambo82
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D-lish
    nades77VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Love everything about Maude's...esp their Chocolate Mousse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic