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Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Maude's Liquor Bar

4.8
1560 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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A sultry, intimate environment serving rustic French classics, fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails. Guests can enjoy traditional French fare and Parisian-inspired dishes paired with classic drinks, French wine & champagne, and local beer.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am

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Phone number
(312) 243-9712
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Hogsalt Hospitality does French food. Patrick Kane once went on a date here and you should too.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1560 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Service was terrible

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent oysters and the salmon tartar was especially delicious. Great drinks too. Cool ambiance. Pricy but otherwise perfect. I'd absolutely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great ambience, staff and food/drinks

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderfully executed French bistro food in a bustling and sultry setting. Terrific beef tartare, oysters, fois gras Pate with cherry jam, salmon, escargot and frites! Delicious Sancerre by the glass.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The place is wonderful, dark with beautiful chandeliers. Their drinks are very cute and their food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

One of my favorites in the city. The food is always delicious, although the menu doesn't change. Excellent cocktails and nice simple wine list. Super solid dining option.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Maud’s is my favorite restaurant so of course I wanted to go there to celebrate my birthday. It did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The combination of ambience, service, drink but most of all food, is what makes any trip to Maude’s a special treat! The steak tartare and foie gras is the best I’ve ever had- hands down!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Birthday dinner and it was amazing! Service and food was great and the staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome place
Good food
Good service
Good atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is a fantastic restaurant with great staff, food and drinks. Very nice atmosphere. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our waiter was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I met a friend for dinner before seeing a show on a Tuesday afterwork. It was beautiful weather so we sat outside. The service was great! Attentive and well informed and very engaging without being intrusive. We had shared the steak tartare and the mussels...both delicious. We each had a salad....one of my favorites of all time, frisée with soft egg, pork belly and light dressing. The wine selection was good too

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We go to Maude's all of the time and unfortunately our service was incredibly subpar last night. We had empty wine glasses for majority of the night and were hoping to order dessert but by the time our waitress finally decided to visit our table, we had long changed our minds. I know that the Hogsalt Group highly values service and I've never had issues in the past. After hyping the restaurant up to my out of town guests, we were highly disappointed in our experience.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Maude's Liquor Bar was one of the coolest spots we've been to thus far in Chicago. A very dimly lit interior with dark leather and chandeliers all around made this a really romantic and cozy spot. The drinks and food were delicious. Perfect date spot.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It took over an our to get seated even with a reservation and they brought two glasses of warm champagne and cold french fries over as an apology. Neither which were enjoyed. All the food we ordered was wonderful but took so long to get either.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I booked a 7:30pm reservation taking into consideration that we had a 10:30pm show and didn’t want to be rushed. We are running 10 minutes behind so when we were told that our table wasn’t quite ready it was no problem. We just went to grab a cocktail at the bar. By the time we were finally seated it was over an hour after our original reservation and we were irked. We were disappointed to see the wine menu was very limited. We ordered the salmon tartare to start, which was delicious, and the steak tartare and cassoulet for a main. The cassoulet was delicious but the steak tartare was just fine and the horseradish it came with was very weak. We wanted to get the creme brûlée but unfortunately had run out of tjme and hadn’t to leave for our show. For nearly $250 it was definitely a two star experience. The decor was nice but the tables were crowded together to the point that people were physically moving them in order to get out. There was limited separation between the bar and dining area and due to the volume of people it was quite loud. It felt more like somewhere I would go to get a nice pizza than a celebratory night out.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food and drinks are terrific!!!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Never disappoints! One of my favorites, love introducing it to friends.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Really disappointed with my dinner at Maude’s. The place was beautiful but the service was bad (oddly paced meal— food came too fast, they pressured us to order dessert before our dinner was cleared, when they brought dessert they didn’t bring utensils for a long time, at the end of the night we couldn’t linger over last drinks because they said kitchen and bar were closed at around 11:15). Food was overly salty and seemed uninspired (no specials). Just disappointing overall. Seems like a restaurant that was once great but is now the forgotten child of a chef who’s moved on.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is a cozy restaurant in a great location. They have a fun menu concentrating on French fare, but with plenty of seafood, salads and an amazing looking burger. Nice wine selection. Great service.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was just okay. Service from the waitress was very subpar-checked in briefly. Food was just okay as well.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always outstanding ! Great service and food is never a disappointment ..

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

What a special place! Maude's has a fantastic atmosphere-leather banquets, dark walls, crystal chandeliers. Very cozy, conversation friendly. Shared plates which are very sizable. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Started with salmon tartare and chicken liver apps. Roasted chicken and Pork Paillard was fabulous! The vodka smash cocktail was divine!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing meal and service.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Served foie gras- AKA grass fed chicken eggs. Gross!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food is amazing! Been here a few times and its always worth it.
The service however is awful! Worst hostess and waiters in the city! Totally rude and just out of place!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great atmosphere. Great service. They let us enjoy our time together so we never felt rushed or ignored.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent good. Great service. Nice meal

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Simply the best meal that I have had in years! We celebrated my wife's birthday this week and it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service; and friendly staff

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very rushed by waitstaff- looking for a quick turn on our table

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great time as per usual

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

For the 2nd time in the last 2 weeks at a Hogsalt restaurant I checked in with my reservation and was told to wait at the bar and the table wasn’t ready. 40 minutes later had to ask if my table was ready and was questioned if I even had a reservation.
Unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice restaurant with a knowledgable waitstaff. We will return food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We loved our waiter with the man-bun

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It's hard to find Cassoulet any longer, but this place has it and does it well. Classic Lyonnaise salad very good. Salmon tartare excellent. Cocktails terrific. Lovely space. Friendly and helpful waiter. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Amazing food. Even came to congratulate my friend on his special occasion. Probably my favorite restaurant in the city!

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