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About Maude's Liquor Bar

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.

840 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Monday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 243-9712

Website:
http://www.maudesliquorbar.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email events@maudesliquorbar.com

Maude's Liquor Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Romantic (34)
Special Occasion (29)
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Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fun (19)
Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been here twice now and to most of the hog salt restaurants many times. We were excited to find out that Maude’s offered the share a glass instead of corkage fee, similar to what we have done at Bavette’s. However, we were disappointed that our waiter proceeded to pour the full bottle out 5 ways evenly (in fact the glass we shared was more full than one or two of the glasses we kept). In essence we gave away over 20% of our bottle. We were never told who it was given to. Had we known we would have had such a large portion of our nice bottle given awY, we would have just opted to pay the corkage fee. In the past, it was always a smaller pour shared. We still enjoy Maude’s and will done there again but will likely forgo any type of wine experience.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice dinner, food was good, not ad outstanding as I had heard. Our server was very attentive, very nice. It was a little too dark for me, although the table next to us was a bit brighter.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding atmosphere and food, particularly small plates. It was a perfect place to take my wife to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

When I looked at the menu online I knew I had to go. All my favorite French foods were there. Claude’s was outstanding! My husband and I shared the cheese and onion fondue, the fois gras pate with cherry jam, salmon tartare and loved it all. The service was great! The place is very romantic.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Outstanding as always!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've been meaning to go to Maude's Liquor Bar for quite some time and now wish we would've done it sooner. Maude's is a solid choice if you're looking for good food/drink, great service, and an atmosphere that is intimate yet energetic. I would've given a 5/5, but we did find a hair in the salmon tartare - which was unfortunate bc it was delicious! The waiter immediately made the chef aware and the issue was more than taken care of. Overall, it was a great meal and we'll

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great drinks. Food was good but fairly overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

So great! Our server Levi was amazing! Everything was on point, from the oysters to the cassoulet and everywhere in between. Thanks

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great all-around experience. Our server, Brad was very attentive! Every dish was great. Our Maude’s ribeye was a perfect medium rare and had great flavors before the salt or bernaise. The maitake gnocchi was a perfect compliment to the steak, and the chicken liver mousse a great texture plus the escargot was wonderful with a squeeze of lemon to start. I will definitely be back to Maude’s for the onion fondue and will definitely be ordering the steak again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, excellent service and nice comfortable ambiance.
Will be back soon👌🏼

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Maude’s is always good, always a pleasure. We have been there many times- it is a favorite. Lyonnaise salad and escargots, with appropriate southern French wines. Good vibe and perfect for a personal celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cassoulet was one of the best dishes I've ever had but there was one waitress handling the entire bottom floor. Short staffed will always mean poor service. We waited 15-20 minutes each time our drinks were done to get another.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent in every regard. Best meal I've enjoyed in recent memory and my new favorite French restaurant in the city. I highly recommend the salmon tartare with crème frâiche - it's a revelation. The escargot was perfection along with the crusty warm baguette served with it. My companion who has traveled extensively, lived abroad for years and dined in France many times said the pomme frites were the best she's ever had (high praise). The ambiance is romantic with dim lighting and ornate chandeliers. Our server, Brad, was a doll and just the right amount of attentive. Hostesses were kind and all smiles and don't get me started on the mezcal negroni. ❤️

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second time and we lost be it!! The food is awesome and the atmosphere is great!! We love the bring your bottle and share a glass exchange for corkage fee! The food is fantastic!! Everything is great!! Love Ce the ending with the best mouse ever!! Definitely a great lace to be!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved everything! Food, cocktails, and service were outstanding!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been to Maude's several times now. It is consistently fantastic. Highly recommended. Loud but also fun and sexy!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a nice time. we were celebrating an anniversary but that was not acknowledged.

Tags: Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great spot!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Good sized portions. Nice ambiance. Date said mix of hipster and French

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, excellent service and food. Your BYOB policy is one of the reasons I often drive 1 hour to your place. But please, turn the music down! All in all, an exceptional place.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Next door table was too noisy and spoilt our birthday dinner

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I used to love this place and maybe it was just an off night but it wasn’t good for the price and I’m bummed probably won’t go back

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I always wanted to try this place because I heard so many good things about it and everything about it was fantastic

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome food. Some of best we’ve had in the city. Steak tartare, gnocchi, and cassoulet were fantastic. Fun atmosphere as well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Have been to this restaurant about 10 times. Always consistent great food! Wonderful drinks as well. A true gem!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of our Chicago favorites. We went for a late snack. The drinks are always great and the service is always outstanding. The French menu stands out in Chicago, while the small plates and apps are perfect for relaxing with a drink.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I went with a group of girlfriends who had never been to Maude’s. We ordered several dishes to share. I ordered the steak Tartare which no one really wanted but everyone said it was their favorite. I hadn’t been there in several years but after Tuesday’s dinner I’ll be back sooner then later.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Poor communication with the reservationist. Poor customer service. Not like it used to be. Seemed much more clueless over there now. Overall food still good. But not sure if I'd return for a special occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We waited 40 minutes before the waitress returned to take our drink and food order. Once she did she returned only once more during the meal and a third time when we asked for the check (technically also a fourth to deliver the check). Once we ordered our food it came out at break neck speed. The quality of the food was the saving grace. The escargot were delicious, the shrimp cocktail was good, but had one less shrimp than we were told (7 shrimp for two people we were told eight). The steak was delicious, cooked as ordered. The Brussels’s sprouts were a mix of well caramelized and delicious halves to undercooked halves, they were well seasoned. The wine list is limited and a bit over priced. Tables against the wall are close together, requiring they be moved when moving around them. The waitress for the table next to us kept bumping into me when tending to her table.
It is unlikely that we will return or recommend this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were all very pleased with our experience and would, every one of us, return. The food was impeccable and the service matched in awareness of our table, promptly addressing our needs, and making every interaction a friendly minimalist one.

We loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is gorgeous inside. The hosts at the front door were welcoming and asked our seating preference according to the noise level. The lower level is more noisy, bright and open than the second floor. The second floor is more quiet and intimate, and is darker with lower ceilings. We ordered and shared the steak tartare and it was fabulous. The drinks were awesome too. Highly recommended if you're in the area, but make a reservation!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere. Great wine list and phenomenal food. Coustellet and Foie Gras are a must!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Shareable French food! Most items are meant to be shared so the portions are generous. It's a great way to try a bunch of dishes. The menu is French, but they do their own twist on things like French onion soup served as a fondue without the broth so you get all the caramelized onion and cheesy goodness of the soup without the soup, just spread it on fresh baked bread. Other hits are the mussels and tuna tartare. If you're into cocktails have a whiskey smash.
There's nothing here I don't like!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It took 20 minutes for a server to come to our table. After that service was good. I had the fondue which was a plate of cheese/onions and seemed much more appropriate as an appetizer than a main meal. My son had a pork dish which was good but not outstanding. My daughter had the salmon which was great but very undercooked. Each of us had a drink, an appetizer and a main meal the total bill was $212. Not worth the expense.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went to Maude's for a special occasion with my in-laws, everyone had a fantastic time and the food was excellent. Cocktails were also good, but the start was by far the cassoulet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved our servers suggestions! Wonderful experience, amazing food!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We loved everything about Maud's and look forward to future dining there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great time here last weekend! I went here with my parents and boyfriend for dinner on Saturday night. It was great food - superb service - and amazing atmosphere! BRAVO!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Busy but comfortable. Great service. Excellent cocktails. Probably the best old-fashioned in Chicago. We had the onion fondue, pork paillard, and lobster cocktail. All were delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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