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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

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (34)
Cozy (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Fun (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Authentic (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

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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 (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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 (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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food5
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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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (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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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and amazing service. Would be a 5-star review, except... We had an 8:30 reservation on a Thursday and really never got seated. Decided to order at the bar, once seats opened up, after waiting 30 minutes past our reservation time. Staff really took care of us and appreciated our calm demeanor.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food good but music too loud and restaurant generally noisy. Be prepared to shout to your dinner companions to be heard if you arrive at 7:30 or so.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lauren the server was AMAZING!!! And Daniel the manager was beyond kind and hospitable!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Maude's is one of my favorites but my friend had never been there and she was thrilled with it - what a great place for grazing. We only ordered salads [I think they serve the best Lyonnaise in the city] and sides and it completely felt like a meal. Of course the noise level is high -as it is almost everywhere. I had forgotten to ask for a table upstairs, which is often much quieter.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful food. Great service. My only complaint was the seating was very tight upstairs. Everything else about the atmosphere was spot on. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent meal. We shared the cassoulet and it was superb. Comfortable seating, easy to converse, and we were able to linger a bit without being rushed. Will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I took my wife here for our 1yr wedding anniversary. The food is always on point every time we come here. The only bad part of the visit was the waiter. When we explained to him that my wife and I aren't big drinkers but that we wanted some cocktails on the sweet side.
He made very poor recommendations. Didn't bother to explain any of the ingredients in the drinks. So we were left to our own devices. Luckily we made some pretty great random picks and everything was fine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great quality ingredients and knowledge wait staff.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Came to Chicago for a weekend gateway and took my boyfriend here for his birthday. It was absolutely incredible! The food, atmosphere, and service were all impeccable. Already recommended to another friend looking for a great date spot

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I split the chicken, which was incredible moist and delicious. It was already quartered so it was easy to share. We got the smashed potatoes too which also were great. Started with Massachusetts oysters. Great.
Service was very good and staff very friendly. We ate at 730 on a Saturday. Good crowd but didn't have to wait. Was busier by the time we left. Would definitely recommend for a good French meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cassoulet is a must

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very romantic and perfect place to celebrate 35 years!
Love the unique drinks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Was so happy they moved us downstairs. We were uncomfortably close to an awkward first date upstairs.

Food was amazing. Shaved vegetable salad a favorite. Gnocchi was great... salmon too. Always happy to dine at Maude’s.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Friendly, accommodating staff. Arrived early for our reservation, were seated right away. Wait staff very attentive, we never had an empty glass. Great menu suggestions, even checked ingredient list upon request for dietary restrictions. The food was excellent! Would recommend to anyone looking for seafood or french food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Steak tartare was wonderful (and I was hesitant about getting it). Seats were packed a bit tight in the upstairs but great atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

one of my all time favorites. I just love the food!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of my favorite in the city. Always great food and service. Perfect cozy ambiance to escape the city outside :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was great. Service was mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was outstanding. BUT it was very very loud; the tables were too close together; it was hot and the chairs were uncomfortable. Will not return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Maude’s went above and beyond. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. They even made me a tequila cocktail even though it was not on the menu. It was a truly lovely evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Awesome 32nd anniversary donner

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always a stunning meal with fab service. Never disappoints - it's a go-to for me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Took a group of 6 for a business dinner, one of whom was visiting from France. He ordered two dishes from the menu (sorry, I can't remember which two) that he said are specific to the region of France where his mother is from, and as he ate them he commented how great they tasted and said it reminded him of his childhood and as he spoke he was actually getting a little choked up. Never seen that type of reaction at a business dinner, so it was really nice. And of course, everyone LOVED the cocktails but that's pretty much a given at this place.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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