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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM


385 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day.

Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting.

Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation.

Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented.

Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(217) 522-4313
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Higgins
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Private party facilities
We have 3 private dining rooms which are Handicapped Accessible. They are upstairs (elevator) The largest seats up to 120 guests with a private bar. We can divide that room in half for 2 parties of 45 each or less. Two of our rooms overlook historic downtown Springfield. One room has it"s own private bar.
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Private party contact
Steve Sowers: (217) 652-2425
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We offer a wide selection of Catering Offerings. We cater for 2-300 guests depending on logistics. You can choose menus from our website or you can have our Chef personalize a menu that will be certain to please. Some of the most popular items are farm fresh fruits and vegetables. We also utilize a vast array of ingredients found locally, regionally and all throughout the United States.
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Cross street
6th and Monroe
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Parking details
Each day after 5:00pm you are welcome to park in the lot behind Maldaner's via the alley. There are 2 spots that are always reserved but the rest are posted as "Scott and Scott" and "Merrill Lynch" and are available to use. If full we suggest the Municipal Parking Garage on 7th and Monroe. (attached to the Hilton) Walk out of garage towards 7th street and go through the alley (it is well lit) to 6th street and take a left on the sidewalk. You will see Maldaner's Awning
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In our upstairs private dining room you can have any form of entertainment you would like to have. We have had DJ's, Magicians, 3 piece Bands, Abe Lincoln Impersonator's to name a few. We also have a piano in the bar area.
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StPatricks (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful as always. My date (wife) had the Smoked Trout and I had the Quail. Five stars all around!

Winer25 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great early dinner before the theater. Everything was top notch.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostess was a doll. We were greeted right away and felt taken care of. The atmosphere was wonderful. Good vibe. Lucky enough to be sat by the window. Lovely evening. The food was good. The wine was good. A very lovely evening. Great date place :)

ELLA (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

The food is always good, plenty of menu options, and a decent wine list. The wait staff are always nice and professional.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent as always, pricey, but worth every penny. Creative specials, dynamite bartender, melt in your mouth beef, excellent salads and aps. Love it!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

A fine blend of classic and new American cuisine with attentive service.

Luv2dine (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Maldaner’s is a favorite! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Service and food were excellent, couldn’t have been better.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was prepared well, but the menu options were limited. It was overpriced for what we ordered and that is why it is not a good value.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The staff was courteous and professional as always. I had the ribeye and my wife had the prime rib. Both were cooked nicely, however both were unexceptional and boring. We have been going to Maldaners for over 20 years. The cuisine used to be on par with the best restaurants in Chicago and St. Louis. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The creativity seems to be gone. The menu is stagnant and rarely changed. We use to love this Maldaners but we won’t be back for a while. Too bad!

Diningdivas (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

The Beef Wellington is to die for. Accompanied by fresh vegetables and potatoes it is the dish to get. Don’t forget to follow it up with the flourless Chocooate Cake!!

Naovid (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Presentation was beautiful, and the atmosphere is very mature. Food was underwhelming. Swordfish special was as dry as the bread and ribeye was the right temperature but tasted like charcoal. Butternut squash pumpkin spice soup was on the sweet side.

Houseman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Food... amazing
Service... amazingly attentive
Noise... a little loud for me
The over all experience was great! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

They never let the water glass go empty ... it’s like the waitstaff acted a team!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

It was perfect!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food was served by an excellent service staff! Wonderful dining!

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent! We were visiting Springfield and fortunately found great reviews online that matched the experience.

Paul (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Well ... there's good news and there's bad news.

Good News: The prime rib and martini were superior. Great job.

Bad News: The amount of veggies served we're pathetically small. In particular, the mashed potatoes. I LOVE mashed potatoes with a great steak. Didn't happen.

Next time, Augie's Front Burner.

A special shout-out to our server, Sam. He made our overall experience a great one. 😊

vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent updated menu. Always good service. Locally owned and arguably Springfields only fine dining restaurant. Strongly recommend

GoIrish15 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was excellent. We both ordered seafood- halibut special for the birthday guy and wonderful salmon for me. Our waiter Jesse was very efficient and professional. Our martinis and wine were perfect. It was a birthday dinner for my husband and they gave him a delicious complimentary dessert. The whole evening was quite enjoyable.