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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 2 times today


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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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!