We loved the food and service.
We loved the food and service. Steak tartare was fabulous as always. However we were disappointed in the quantity of the crab dish. We ordered a half pound of crab for $40.00 and received 3 extremely small crab leg pieces. It was a total of about 4 bites. Although very tasty, it was not worth $40.00. Everyone at our table agreed. Other than that we were very pleased with our cocktails, meal and service.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Date Spot
Very romantic and refreshing date spot. Ask for upstairs. Much quieter for dinner.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a hit
Great food. Attentive and fast service. Best prices around. Quality drinks. Maude's is a great choice for most occasions.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place
Everything about this place was great. If you haven't been, go.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dinner at Maude's. Cocktails were delicious--Corpser Reviver was bright and citrus-y...sazerac was well done.
Great small plate sharing place. Standouts were steak tartar, pomme frites, chicken, lentils. Also enjoyed french onion fondue, bread, radishes. Sausage was good.
Only two desserts--chocolate mousse (with a little salt in iot to enhance flavor) and creme brulee. Both were excellent.
Service was perfect.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maude's was perfect for what we wanted. Great atmosphere, very chill, casual spot with excellent food. The vintage décor made it feel romantic as well. Great service too!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once is not enough
We arrived 1/2 hour earlier than our reservation but that did not matter at all. They seated us right away which we really appreciated. The valet parking is extremely easy to use as the employees are standing right in the parkway waiting for cars to come in. I received a lot of points for taking my wife here on her birthday guys. She did not tell me how many points she was giving me, but I figured it out later. The selection of French wines was familiar to me as I saw and had most of the selections at Brassier Lipp in Paris recently. Believe it or not, the price for these wines at Maude's we better prices than in France. Not sure why.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the neighborhood and often walked past Maude's bet never went in until recently. From the name, one would think that this was a trendy spot to drink. While Maude's does have fantastic cocktails, the food was amazing. I went with a group for a birthday celebration. We ordered a bunch of different dishes to be shared with the table. Every single thing we ordered was amazing!!!! The french onion fondue is to die for!! Everyone in our group left in love with Maude's. I will defintely be back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a street filled with some of the hottest restaurants in the city, it may be easy to overlook this cozy cocktail spot, but it is a place you won't want to miss. Came with my boyfriend for a "date night" & had an absolutely perfect time. Had a reservation at 8:45, and when our table was not ready (can't blame the other diners for lingering in this lovely location) the manager came over to apologize & make sure we got a drink at the bar. We were seated shortly after and had the sweetest waitress who gave awesome suggestions and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was amazing (bone marrow anyone?) and drinks were different without being pretentious. To top it all off, my date was super handsome :) Will definitely be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Chicago.
I love this place.
Phenomenal food, inventive delicious drinks and an amazing staff...
Seriously my favorite place to eat in the city.
I love you Maude.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern French comfort food..
Great food and decor. We had the mussels, fondue and steak tartar all were fantastic. Would definitely go back!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maud's is tres chic. If you love great food, cocktails, ambiance, and service look no further. I cant imagine dining anywhere else if I had one night to eat in Chicago. You feel transported to Paris without getting on an airplane. We have eaten all over the world and Maud's is still one of our all time favorites. It is not to be missed.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maude's provides excellent
Maude's provides excellent food and service! All of the little details are cared for, from the piping hot bread served with the cheese and escargots to the warm croutons soaked in rendered pork fat on the lyonnaise salad. I loved the not-stuffy atmosphere.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drink
We had a wonderful dinner. Great French food. Terrific drinks. Bone marrow was really good and a full meal. Foie gras pâté was excellent as were the oysters
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the food and the service were outstanding! Literally every single thing we ordered was delicious from the foie pate to the salted chocolate mousse. Will be back over and over again!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
This was my second time at Maude's and the food is outstanding. My parents have been coming to Chicago for over 10 years and we always go out to nice dinners. They said this was the best they have had in years. The food is straight forward but incredibly flavorful. The chicken is the best chicken I've had, I dream about the escargot and even the carrots were amazing. Everyone raved about their cocktails. I also recently went to Bavettes which is owned by the same people and had the best pork chop ever. I can't say enough good things about either restaurant. Plus, the entrees themselves at Maude's aren't exorbitantly priced.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on Near Westside Chicago
We have been here several times now and have never been disappointed. It is a French-influenced cuisine but broader than that. For example, the gnocci (with ricotta cheese) is delicious, as is the roast chicken -- I don't usually order chicken at a restaurant but this is as moist and tender as I have had. Appetizers were very good -- salmon and steak tartar very good and shaved vegetable salad very nice. Only dish I haven't liked is the lentils which have too much bacon.
I haven't tried the meat dishes but do look interesting and people are ordering these fish boats for the table which are piled high in shrimp and other shell fish. Might try one next time when coming with friends. Place can get loud but upstairs quieter.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. Will come again.
Great evening on the terrace up outside. Great service. Great food. Party of 6 and we almost tried everything on the menu. Everything is delicious and made fresh. Highly recommend the salad, the tartare was amazing. All dishes are unique with flavors. It's not about the size, it's about the taste.ngreat wine, a beaujolais chilled, just perfect. Finally, we had the 2 desserts on offer, which were amazing - creme brulee and mousse au chocolat. All made fresh and outstanding. Will be back again, next time in Chicago.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding French-ish food
Maudes was a GREAT spot for a Tuesday evening dinner. We got cocktails, which were delicious & strong, then oysters, and then a couple of plates to share. The chicken liver mousse with onion & red wine marmalade and the mussels were both outstanding. We look forward to coming back!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Maude's. It's one of those places that never gets old because of their consistently good cocktails, food and service.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food always wins me over but
Food always wins me over but it helps when you have great service and outdoor seating. Had a very yummy birthday dinner to celebrate my husband. It was his first time at Maude's and he loved it. He is already talking about what he would order next time we go there.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, service was meh
I really, really loved the food and drinks here. However, it was impossible to find our waitress, and I think she was almost avoiding us after taking so long to get to us the first couple times we needed her. She was always polite at the table, but she wasn't nearly over enough, and drinks (while hand crafted) took ages. This restaurant just crossed the line from a place that lets you chill and pace your meal, to a place that ignores you, and that was a bummer for such an expensive night out.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommended Maude's, and it was awesome. The food was phenomenal, in particular the cassoulet, which was not on the menu but a special that evening. My wife had the mussels--delicious. Their specialty drinks were also very good. My wife had a gin smash which was very tasty. Since it was our first time, we asked our waiter for suggestions. He made several, all of them spot on. I don't know when we'll come to Chicago next, but I will definitely return to Maude's. There are so many things I'd still like to try, like the escargots and fois gras. Definitely make reservations well in advance.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maudes is one if my favorite restaurants in Chicago!! One of, if not the best steak tartar in Chicago. Save room for the chocolate mousse finished with a touch of sea salt. The restaurant never disappoints!!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Pre concert dinner
First let me say the service was perfect. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and not at all pushy. We started with the oysters and had the cheese plate. Both had a great presentation and were tasty. We opted to share the roasted chicken with a side of the haricot verts. Delicious! Highly recommend the smashed drinks. Definitely will go back to Maude's
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The interior decor is stunning
The interior decor is stunning and the place has a lovely ambience
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Very Busy
Had dinner reservations for Friday night at 10pm. Despite the later time slot, Maude's was extremely busy. It took about 10 minutes to be seated. We had just put in our order for drinks at the bar (which was very busy), when the hostess came to get us for our table. She spoke to the bartender and asked them to bring our drinks to our table. The drinks were fantastic.
The wait staff was great and walked us through the menu, answered questions, and gave us recommendations. The food was amazing - great oysters, chicken was perfectly prepared, sausage with lentils were very tasty, and the creme brulee had real vanilla bean. Overall, it was a wonderful meal. Definitely make a reservation if you're going on a Friday or Saturday night.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I frequent
My boyfriend and I frequent Maude's, and on his recent 29th birthday, I set up a reservation for the two of us. On the reservation, I asked for a dessert with a candle to be brought out at the end of the meal as a special request. This request was acknowledged and I received a phone call a day or so prior to the reservation. However, when we arrived to the restaurant and opted to sit outside, it seems the communication was lost between the reserved table and outside seating because the dessert never came. Obviously we will keep coming back, but this miscommunication was a small disappointment to the Maude's dining experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic evening with my husband
We were in town for work an went to Maude's for dinner. It is a little out of the way compared to where we were staying in the Gold Coast but easy enough to ride the train and walk a few blocks. The atmosphere was very romantic and we enjoyed the French inspired food a lot. Maude's also has a unique selection of cocktails. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming French Bistro in Wet Loop
I thoroughly enjoyed sharing plates with my daughter and her fiancée. We had the cassoulet, the Bibb Lettuce salad, the terrine and the Maud steak; all were superb!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday spot
I went here for my birthday and just really wanted french food, great ambiance, and time with friends. This was a perfect spot for that.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bartenders and servers were knowledgeable about the products they were serving. Food was fantastic! Get a mixed drink at the bar and ask the bartender how its made, they do a great job.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent quality food with a very good and knowledgeable staff...
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their seafood tower is amazing. Though it seems a bit spendy it is a great value. My wife and I split one tower as our main and we were quite stuffed.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice place but not intimate
if you're looking for a romantic quiet evening Maude's is not it. It is ,however , a place to go with a group to have a good meal and relax. Food was quite enjoyable. Music was good but it is a loud place for quiet conversation.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great meal at Maude's.
Had a great meal at Maude's. Service was excellent, food matched it. In a very hip, fun neighborhood. Can't wait to get back there!
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Can't say enough about Maude's!
Everything about our experience at Maude's was great. The service was great, everyone was so friendly but most important the food was excellent. The waiter recommended we order family style so we could share and I'm glad we took his recommendation because I was able to try a lot from the menu and it was all delicious. We were all so full there was no way we could order dessert. That rarely happens at a 4+ star restaurant these days.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy Place - Great Food and Drinks
The food was amazing and the environment was cozy and romantic with the dim lighting. The waiter was a little condescending which I did not appreciate at all but other than that it was really nice.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the food to the drinks to the ambience…could not ask for anything more. Made my reservations at Maude's after hearing great things. They truly met and exceeded every expectation. Highly recommend, do not miss.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy Maude's. it was our first visit for a girls nite out. We arrived right after work and our table was ready. By the time we left the entire place was packed. The food was yummy and perfect portions for sharing as our server suggested. Can't wait to go back
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met friends and took my teens
Met friends and took my teens - everyone loved it - from food to service - the ambiance and music. Great night
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was attentive
The service was attentive just stuffy, everyone except the woman food runner and hostess. Fake smiles and a general attitude that made us feel unwelcome.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time to eat here. Strongly
First time to eat here. Strongly recommended by others. Excellent evening with great wait staff, wonderful food and wine selections. Only minor complaint was slow kitchen service but wait staff kept us updated.
Anxious to return!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great cocktails shellfish,
Great cocktails shellfish, uncomfortable chairs on the first floor.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic place, perhaps my
Fantastic place, perhaps my favorites resraurant in the city. The ambience is really nice, particularly on the second floor where it's more quiet and secluded. Have been here a few times and the food is always excellent. Highly recommend Maude's.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, wow, wow
Why haven't I gone here before?!?!?!? It is so amazing. Downstairs is a cool bar scene and upstairs is a perfect, romantic bistro experience. The roast chicken, escargot and steak were all out of this world. Even the smash potatoes took something so simple to a new level. Serious cocktails, thoughtful wine list. Plan to come and enjoy the ambience for a couple of hours. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but really is something special.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
Went to Maudes for the 2nd time, and it did not disappoint. This time we sat downstairs, since this visit was early on a Sunday evening, the noise level was manageable. I would request to sit upstairs if one wanted a quieter spot. Service and food was great as usual, don't pass on the french onion fondue.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dark & Lovely
Visiting Chicago from LA for a conference & Maude's was perfect for a late night dinner with interesting cocktails and amazing food. It's crowded and the service can be a little slow at the tables (it took a really long time to get our drinks), but it looked like the bar was serving pretty quickly, and the ambiance is fantastic, so don't go in tightly wound & you'll be fine. Food was decadent (definitely not an everyday kind of fare, but absolutely delicious). Brussel sprouts, Ricotta Gnocchi, Pork Belly, cheese, it all was gorgeously presented, buttery & rich. We loved it.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the perfect place to take my husband on his birthday. French, NOT LOUD (Yeah!), good menu and service. Loved the 20th Century cocktail!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waited forever for first cocktail..
Waited forever for first cocktail... after that it got better. Had oysters... 2 of 90 were kinda fishy.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM