I wanted to take my wife out for a special date night to celebrate, and had received a gift card for the Hogsalt restaurant group previously. One look at Maude's menu and I knew this would be the right place for us to enjoy ourselves. We were blown away by everything. We have traveled the world, including to France, and we were thoroughly impressed by Maude's menu of both French and "almost French" cuisine. We both ordered cocktails for starters (my Sazerac was superb), and then completely splurged on food, ordering several things to try and share with one another. The steak tartar was outstanding, the escargot was heavenly with just the right amount of garlic, the fries were crispy and delicious with the included aioli, the brussels sprouts were exquisite, and the pork paillard was everything I had hoped it would be from first glance and first bite (crispy, savory, flavorful, and with lots of complexity). And the creme brulee was the perfect finish to a stunning meal, creamy, crackly, and not too sweet. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful, and made our experience as wonderful as she could. When the bill came, we were stunned at how affordable everything was, despite the immense portions of food we received. As date nights go, this was an overwhelming success, and I would gladly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a decadent evening on a reasonable budget. Five stars, no question.
Our group had a great time! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
My girlfriend and I have our weekly date night at Maude's. Consistent, wide range of options and never disappoints. Highlights are Shaved Vegetable salad, Steak Tartare, Frites w/ aioli, escargot, shrimp cocktail, lentils, burger, steak, cassoulet--- I think I'm reciting their entire menu. Finish with chocolate mousse.
My partner and I had been out all day and we just wanted a steak late Sunday evening. The ribeye was great as usual and the shrimp cocktail is well worth the $18. While I liked the smashed potatoes I should’ve asked for an extra ramekin of the chicken jus as gravy is my favorite part of mashed potatoes, next time. Tom was a great server and we really enjoyed the chill, winding down atmosphere.
Excellent food and service. Good atmosphere. I liked the music.
Went to Maude's for a belated Valentine's Day. While the initial parking situation was painful the rest of the evening was awesome. Obviously nowhere to park, I noticed a valet next door, but it had the sign of the bar next door on it. But as I sat there waiting, somebody came to the car quickly. Atmosphere is great. Yes, tables are a bit too close, I chalked that up to a small space. Food was amazing. Had a few small plates and all were prepared well and presented well. We shared the steak which was incredible. I've been to every classic steak house and this one was as good as or better than every other one. Great food. Good evening.
The food was great. The Foie Gras is amazing, as is the brie. The lighting is extremely dim. Made it hard to see the menu but eventually got used to it.
Food was amazing and the mood was very sexy! Would be great for a date night
The service was as impeccable as the food.
The food at Maude's was delicious, as usual--especially the steak.
However, disappointingly, on this occasion the service was atrocious. Our server took a long time to approach our table. There was a significant wait (on a not-very-busy Sunday night) between courses, made worse by dirty dishes sitting on the table. At the end of the meal, we waited a long time for the bill after asking for it. Despite us being done with our entrees before the bill was delivered, those dishes were never cleared--we actually left the restaurant with dirty dishes on the table. All of this was made worse by us being able to watch our server spend most of his time standing at the bar talking with the bartender, his back to the dining room and his guests.
Furthermore, the fact that we were celebrating a special occasion (an anniversary) was noted in the reservation. No one said anything about it.
I had a wonderful time here. The food was great, the portions were surprisingly large, and there was a good variety of options and prices.
Ambience and food were excellent! Service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress gave us a lot of attitude throughout the night, we had to ask for water several times, she would bring it and then wouldn’t even pour it. We also had to wait 20 minutes to order dessert while she rolled silverware and she brought us our check without asking us if we would like another drink, which we did.
I liked this place the first time I went but after this experience for the amount we paid for dinner, I won’t be going back again.
Food and drinks were amazing. Service was attentive and professional. Best to go with a group and order lots to share - you won't want to miss anything on the menu.
My salmon was undercooked, but the waiter was apologetic and took it back to get cooked more. He then took it off our bill. I thought that was very nice and makes me feel good about the experience.
Bartenders inattentive. Service slow and disinterested. Not what was expected.