Always outstanding ! Great service and food is never a disappointment ..
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!
Started with salmon tartare and chicken liver apps. Roasted chicken and Pork Paillard was fabulous! The vodka smash cocktail was divine!
Amazing meal and service.
Served foie gras- AKA grass fed chicken eggs. Gross!
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!
Great atmosphere. Great service. They let us enjoy our time together so we never felt rushed or ignored.
Excellent good. Great service. Nice meal
Simply the best meal that I have had in years! We celebrated my wife's birthday this week and it was amazing!
Great service; and friendly staff
Very rushed by waitstaff- looking for a quick turn on our table
Great time as per usual
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.
Nice restaurant with a knowledgable waitstaff. We will return food was outstanding.
We loved our waiter with the man-bun
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.
Amazing food. Even came to congratulate my friend on his special occasion. Probably my favorite restaurant in the city!
have a good corkage policy and you'll survive.
Exceptional food, drink and service in a small beautiful space. A favorite on W Randolph. Highly recommend.
Cassoulet and chocolate mousse all day
Maude’s is one of our favorite restaurants. It has consistently excellent quality.
One of new favorites spots in all of Chicago- easily top 5. The food is on par with the fantastic specialty drinks.
I really can't wait to go back! We haven't had such a hard time deciding what to get as we did at Maude's. We wanted it all. The Steak Tartare, Mussels, and Roast Farm Chicken were all fantastic and we'd get all of them again. Cocktails were also delicious. I was surprised by the fact that the place was packed, yet I had no trouble hearing my husband, who was seated a good distance away (Library table). It was never too loud and this was a huge plus. The lighting was quite dark for those with bad eyes needing to read menus!
It's great. Go already. Upstairs is quieter than downstairs if that matters. Don't need to know anything else.
Great time, great food, bad parking but what can you do about that? Nothing. Uber and enjoy.
Maude's is consistently excellent. The fresh shellfish appetizers are great -- I love the shrimp which is so delicious and def not boring like most, and my friend always has an assortment of oysters. Their steak tartare is the best I've ever tasted. Lyonnaise salad is my fave, and love their cassoulet, chicken, and steak entrees. All are so perfectly cooked and the flavors outstanding. Wine list is small, but varied enough (the Chinon is very nice), and cocktails are wonderful (at least that's what my husband and dining companions say, as I'm not a cocktail person). The wait staff is personable, knowledgeable and friendly. We've been there often, and it's still one of our favorite restaurants.
Always a great time at Maude's! It never ceases to amaze!
My friends and I really enjoyed our dinner at Maud's. I ordered the burger and frites. Although very good, my one complaint would be that they were both a bit salty. I also wish they had more than just two desserts to choose from. Overall the food is really rich and heavy, but very good.
Food, service and ambiance were wonderful. We went on a friend’s recommendation and Maude’s did not disappoint; what a lovely evening!
good food, good service. I'd recommend to friends.
The food and ambiance was great, but our service was very poor. We were going to order much more food but felt ignored so we ended up walking to a place nearby.
Besides the salmon being a little undercooked, I'd go back without question. Great vibe, and fantastic value. Mussels are TO DIE FOR!!!
Fantastic as always. Everything was perfect, and our server was delightful. Thank you!
I scouted out Maude's through many reviews and it was just as described, romantic, great food, good cocktails, great service. The thing that a restaurant cannot really account for is the patrons. We were not able to get a reservation until 9:30 and unfortunately by 10:00pm the restaurant started to fill up with the bar crowd, which really changes the atmosphere, taking it from intimate and romantic to loud and sloppy. For the price and the exeperience promised by so many reviews I would say you should not make a dinner reservation after 9:00. The dinner crowd was sophisticated and most people in the restaurant appeared to be on dates. However, by 9:30- 10:00 pm it was filled with groups that were loud and there to drink. People were standing all around the bar and that just takes away from intimate conversation and romance.
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.