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East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club

4.6
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Monday through Friday and Sunday Brunch
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (M-F)
Bar: 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (M-F)
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (M-F)
Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Phone number
(312) 527-5800 ext. 301
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rich Hall
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Cross street
Kinzie Street
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Entertainment
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Midnight Sun
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Gypsy Influence
Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Robert Solone with vocalist Marleah Liddle
Fridays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Joe Hurt Trio Featuring Redd Holt
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Special events & promotions
Lobster Tails Dinner: Tuesdays, $38.50

Small Plates: Wednesdays, $24.00

Rib Night: Thursdays, $18.00

Italian Night: Fridays, $28 Adults, $12 Children under 10
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

East Bank Club hosts and caters some of Chicago's most elegant business and social functions in our four private dining spaces and outdoor riverfront patio. Whatever event is next on your calendar, from small business meetings to lavish receptions - we can help make it an unforgettable affair.

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What 254 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best kept secret in Chicago, awesome menu and food!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lobster Tails

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Always consistent great food, drinks and service!

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2.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

I love the new menu - fresh and inspired - and delicious. I enjoyed the Caesar salad and grilled calamari. Great place for people wanting gluten-free. All the menu items are marked for GF, V, Heart healthy. I love it.
Cocktails in the bar first are terrific, particularly with live combo and vegetables with dip offered. Parking is available in garage below.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

You can never go wrong with a buffet, especially one that is centered about breakfast! We were very pleased with the breakfast selection, lots of different meats, omelettes, eggs Benedict, pancakes, etc. however, there was a lack of lunch items. Only items were Caesar salad, shrimp, and tabouleh salad. I would have considered this to just be a breakfast buffet vs brunch buffet. But, overall everything was delicious!

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

The live music is always a nice treat to go with a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

I've been to Maxwells several times for different menu specials, brunch, Thanksgiving and recently for their Summer BBQ which was totally awesome!! Food is always fresh and terrific. Service is wonderful. Mr. Reid is great, always friendly and attentive. I tell everyone I know about Maxwells.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Love sitting in the bar area before dinner. Wait staff was friendly and the food was great. A little disappointed in the quality and flavor of the tuna entree, but everything else was wonderful. Definitely a top pick for after work dinner or business meal!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

The food is always excellent at the East Bank Clib. The server was attentive. The bar scene is nice before dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food and reasonable pricing. Just if you drink water with your meal, bring your own if you're going to have more than one glass.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Very nice evening. Loved the musical group in the lounge!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Great food, service, and location

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

The restaurant's host, Charles, makes you feel welcome and I really feel he's pleased you're there. This was a business lunch and the staff accommodated dietary preferences effortlessly.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Always good; like eating at home with your own personal chef, but better. Generous servings of wine. Food is well-prepared, servers are friendly and attentive. Especially Lorena.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2017

This is a hit-or-miss restaurant, I usually reserve the Sunday brunch Buffet. Sometimes delicious and sometimes not, it's baffling. The Thursday Special ribs were great, now that has disappeared. Hoping for a turnaround.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2017

Larena is a fabulous server and makes you feel special

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

The dinner was great, the service exceptional, but the live "entertainment" bellowing from the adjoining bar left much to be desired.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2017

There are special menus for dinner on weekdays and live music. Their Sunday brunch is one of my favorites: Great variety of food options, service is always excellent and price is fair.

They have self-parking on-site for a price you don't find anywhere else.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Delicious food. Great aer

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is always good, great options for everyone. We love the live music!

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1.0Dined on November 6, 2016

It should NOT be called a brunch. It was a breakfast buffet. The buffet tables were not well kept and the food was cold. I was very disappointed in the selection of foods. Waitress only offered us coffee to drink. She asked us if we wanted a bagel and if so she would make us one. The bill was $80.00 for the three of us who could only eat $10.00 of good food which were the donuts. EBC compared to other brunches offered in the loop was AWFUL. Thank goodness the parking was inexpensive. It took us longer to get to the restaurant than the time we spent there. The presentation and taste of the food was less than adequate.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2016

As an East Bank Club member I should not have to remind myself that this is such a good restaurant. I need to come here more often. And I will.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2016

We eat at Maxwell's all the time. And we do so because of the service. The food is good, but it's the people that make the difference. From Manager Charles to,our favorite waiters, it's home away from home.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2016

The food and service was very good as usual. The live music by Midnight Sun was wonderful. We really enjoyed the music and it made the dining experience more enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2016

The place is cold and rigid. Service is just OK, but the place looks outdated. Menu is limited and not well defined into a specific kind of cuisine.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Always good food and I appreciate the nutritional info on the menu. The salmon is fantastic - cooked perfect every time and the garlic butter sauce is heaven. Also, I love the Oberon on tap throughout the summer. The servers are always friendly and meals come out quickly. Keep up the good work. :)

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2016

Great variety on the menu, excellent service, always a nice meal!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

This is our go-to place. We eat here at least twice a month. Can't miss with Brussels sprout salad, and DON'T miss the Thursday night special. Ask for Charles to help,with reservation. The best. Period.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2016

We dined on a Monday night, when there is no live music, so it was quiet. The service was wonderful, and the food was, too.

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