About East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club

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.

500 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Kinzie Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 527-5800 ext. 301

Website:
http://www.maxwellsattheclub.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Rich Hall

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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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90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 18, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great food, service, and location

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Larena is a fabulous server and makes you feel special

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Delicious food. Great aer

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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. :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2016

I've had dinner and lunch here, and both time was dazzled by the friendly, attentive, caring service. Arguably the best I've experienced. No exaggeration.

The food? Good, nothing special. Reasonable prices. Pleasant atmosphere. But the service alone is good enough reason to go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 22, 2016

Our service was spot on without being intrusive and the menu had healthy selections. Our server guided us well with our inquiries. Overall, definitely a return especially for a business lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I've been to Maxwells before, but never for brunch. However, this time we stopped in for Valentine's Day brunch...and it was delicious! The quality of the food was top notch and very excellent options (lamb chops, prime rib, shrimp, strawberries foster made to order!) on top of omelets, and traditional items (donuts, coffee cakes, pancakes, etc). Also, some great smoked fish and salads. Really quite tasty. Service was good, but we were there later in the time and I felt a little rushed. Valentine's Day brunch came with champagne or a mimosa, so it was a nice, relaxing brunch. Definitely worth a visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I like Maxwell's and part of the reason is the value. I wasn't informed when I made the reservation that the price last Sunday (Feb 14) had increased to $45/person from $24. I don't eat prime rib or lamb and didn't drink a mimosa so this increase and the "extras" were of no value to our party. I was embarassed in front of our friends to learn this when we sat down. In the future Maxwells should let people know about an 88% price increase.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2016

This is a Chicago gem I would say go here all the time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Remeber that you can dine here wothout being an EBC member This is agreat spot Sunday Brunch is a value

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Maxwell's at the Club is an awesome find. I've been there for two of their buffets and they were both excellent. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and the food. A nice bar area and the service is wonderful and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Great thanksgiving dinner! We will revisit.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2015

Food here is solid if not exciting, and given the health club environment they try to offer a lot of healthy options. There is live music several nights a week. Wine by the bottle is reasonably priced and service is friendly. The décor could use some updating but the booths are comfortable and the spacing between tables is reasonable.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 20, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner recently at Maxwell's. The food was great, and we enjoyed their Italian buffet on Friday night. The best part of our experience was our server, Lorena. She is simply the best waitperson I have ever met! She anticipated our needs, and made us feel right at home. Although she was waiting on several tables, we always had any and everything we needed. When we go back, Lorena will be our first request!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Lobster night! Delish. Waiter was a tad over chatty which became annoying. Loved the live jazz.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Visit EBC many times
Purpose of this visit to celebrate a friends Birthdays I indicated Birthday Celebration when I made reservation ON Open Table. We never received a piece of Birthday Cake .
Last year we did. The Servers sang Happy Birthday. Has the policy changed ?

Tags: Special Occasion
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