East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club

4.6
280 reviews
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A tribute to East Bank Club’s first Executive Director, Chicago sports legend Max Davidson, Maxwell’s at the Club is about more than just delicious food and careful service. It’s about a broad, fine selection of high quality dishes, prepared by a team of highly skilled chefs who make just about everything from scratch. We buy the best fresh, local, natural products possible in order to create meals that are both pleasurable and wholesome.
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SK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

MA
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious twin Lobster tails! Healthy options.

KM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The appetizer was good and then ordered the filet sliders. One was good, the other was all gristle and horrible.

Told the server (she was fabulous) to talk to the manager. The manager refused to remove the item from my bill. She told me she spoke tot he chef and he said it was cooked perfectly. Rather than check with me first, she went to the chef who did not know why it was unacceptable.

Now she tells me she will remove the one filet slider from my bill. Suffice it to say, by the time I taught her how to be a proper manager, the sliders were removed from the bill and desert was comped. Who needs the aggravation. The food used to be amazing, now not worth going back.

VV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Cozy yet sophisticated.

TV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

As a vegetarian there were limited options for $30 per person and the pasta station was not good- sauce was too watery, lacked flavor.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ww had a wonderful dinner - the staff at maxwells is top rate!

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pasta night so there were even more choice than usual. Music from the bar made for very a nice ambiance. Lorena is fantastic - humorous, attentive and friendly.

DT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for their Easter brunch. Have gone there multiple times for the Easter brunch and regular Sunday brunch. Always a nice selection of healthy and regular items available on the buffet. Reasonable price for the wide selection of food. We have a dog and like the heated underground parking. The weather is never an issue when leaving the dog in the car while eating. Parking is about $5.00 with validation. Make reservations early if you want specific time slot because they fill up fast. The staff is always very helpful and friendly! I would highly recommend their Sunday brunches.

DT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Italian Night buffet was a wonderful adjunct to the terrific menu always available! Something for everyone, and a great time was had by all!

O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Rapid service, comfortable setting

AA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maxwell's offers consistent service, food quality and drinks. Servers proactively provide details that enhance the experience. I had the beet salad (always on my must list), crab cake starter and Butternut Squash Gnudi.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just ok, not fancy, limited menu, nice service

J
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a leisurely Sunday brunch. From the food choices, to the impeccable service our Sunday morning was delightful.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Healthy and enjoyable.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Brunch following workout with kids.

c
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Italian night so there was a buffet or the regular menu to choose from. Music made the ambiance quite festive. Dinner was great as usual. Service was terrific.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mom’s birthday.

EY
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food and somewhat laidback service which is not a problem unless you're in a hurry! Brunch is one of the best in the city with nice variety & made to order waffle.

RF
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu updated seasonally and warm friendly service in a comfortable environment.

b
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We have eaten at Maxwell's quite a bit as we are East Bank Club members. We were very disappointed in our experience Tuesday. The service was not good, the food took an exceptionally long time, and my dish, which is a seasonal one, was really not right. We happened to notice that a couple at a table near ours was also having difficulty with their order. We have never had a bad experience at Maxwell's before and hope that this was just a really bad night.

MS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu is always changing seasonally.

MV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

KM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

They changed the menu and it has less options than a dive bar at restaurant prices.

FC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing about our dinner was outstanding. Would highly recommend this restaurant !

DT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent service, foud and atmosphere, inba relaxed and casual environment.

KM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maxwell's Italian Night buffet on Friday nights is outstanding. It's a great way to end the week!

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as usual. I dine here all the time and it is consistently good. First the bring to the table a plate of carrots, celery olive and radishes , with a wonderful bread basket . Then the menu is large so there are lots of choices . With lots of healthy options. In the bar they have entertainment so it is fun to sit and eat in there also.

JU
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fun waitress. Lively atmosphere :live music in the bar

BS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their holiday brunch/lunch is just fantastic! I've moved our family Thanksgiving there, and just went to their Easter brunch!

F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Chicago, awesome menu and food!

R
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Tails

U
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the service and love the food. We go at least monthly and have never been disappointed.

TR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The new chef has too much fish on the menu. Overall the food is not as well prepared.

FT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maxwell's is a favorite place for my wife and me. Food is always top notch and very consistent. Service is outstanding. Every time we eat at Maxwell's we are totally satisfied.

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I like Maxwells's in part because it is close to our apartment and can always get in. But also the service friendly and food is terrific! And, even with the live entertainment in the bar, it is quiet enough to converse in a normal tone of voice. A special Chicago place!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The appetizers we ordered were really good. The entrees were mediocre. When my salmon dish was placed on the table, I chuckled. In my opinion, the menu change is not a success. However, the restaurant is convenient because it’s located in East Bank Club so you can grab dinner after a workout or spa service. However, I can think of several better restaurants to spend $100. If I dine here again, we’ll stick to the appetizers.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time to eat at Maxwells although I am a member of the Club. Service was slow to fulfill our order. Turkey burger arrives on a cutting board and looked more like a grilled cheese on greasy bread. Oddly enough, the waitress had asked if I wanted cheese on the turkey burger and I asked for cheddar. There was no cheddar on the burger and when I asked the waitress about that, she ignored me and left. The other person's smoked salmon cobb salad was so small that he commented to the waitress about it. I wanted to like Maxwell's but unless it changes I probably won't go again for lunch. The atmosphere is pleasant however and quiet for conversation for a business meeting.

ME
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent great food, drinks and service!

l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

I went for the brunch with my husband and two small children. My 2 year old decided to sit in the booth instead of the high chair. I let her in order to avoid a total meltdown. When I received my bill, she was charged the childs fee. When I asked the waiter why (they advertise charging kids 4 and older) he told me that they have to charge kids not sitting in the high chair. Have you ever heard of anything so asinine? I didn't ask to speak to anyone else because it wasn't a lot ($6) but I left there in disbelief over this policy. We eat out a lot and have never come across a policy like this.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch at Maxwell's. Every dish I tasted on the brunch buffet was flavorful, seasonal, and delicious. Lots of seafood items and the omelette and waffle stations were fun for the kids. Excellent, friendly service as well.

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