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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (31)
Romantic (28)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Cozy (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fun (16)
Authentic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

The service was as impeccable as the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Bartenders inattentive. Service slow and disinterested. Not what was expected.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was incredible. Our server was awesome and patient while we decided on wine. The steak tartare and escargot were divine. The salmon was cooked perfectly. We had a great date night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Expected a typical Bistro food, with staples and flavors that are pretty commonly known. Yet, surprisingly every dish had a twist and was interesting without losing the soul of classical bistro food. It hit the spot! The steak for instance, full of flavor enhancing the meat flavor by using their preparation technique, and not just grilling the meat. Nicely done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Maude's Liquor Bar is within walking distance for us, and it has become a real favorite among so many great restaurants on Randolph Street. Consistently wonderful food, very large portions are nice for sharing, and the bar selections are excellent -- with some flavors that you don't ordinarily find. The only drawback for us is that it is very noisy -- something, alas, we've come to expect in restaurants. But the positives greatly outweigh that one negative! Worth a visit:-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is reliably good and satisfying. We sat near the bar area rather than on the 2nd floor - it was a bit noisy but understandably so- would recommend seating on the 2nd floor.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I love the vibe in Maude’s - it’s beautiful, the food is delicious, and there’s always great mix of people eating there. The pomme frites with garlic aioli are so amazing, but so are the brussels, steak tartare, salmon, shaved vegetable salad, and the cocktails. I had both a St. Germain fizz and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc - all good. If I have one complaint, it’s that the bartenders aren’t the warmest of folks, and they were discussing the apparent challenge of attracting customers while I sat there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was great. Drinks were great. Been there many times, but perhaps this last visit they were understaffed big time. Took a very long time to get the food, drinks, and even the water. A bit annoying at times, but having been there before I got over it after a few drinks.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

food was absolutely fantastic. Although the room was really dark it's hard to see the menu

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We really liked the décor,menu and service. The downstairs is very dark so we had to use our phones to read menu. A bigger candle on the table? The only real negative was that the music was so loud that people were shouting to be heard which made the room even louder. We heard the conversation from the tables around us whether we wanted to or not. They need to find a better balance for the noise level. You want music that sets the mood and masks the conversation but not so loud that the waiter has to yell and lean in closely to be heard. Not a very relaxing vibe.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great! Service, great food, like the vibe, and love that no TVs are in the restaurant.

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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good- loves the Brussel Sprouts!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Celebrated our Anniversary here. We started with a round of cocktails and ordered a nice bottle of Bordeaux. I had the rum smash - which I wouldn't order again as it had a heavy medicinal taste. My wife had an M. Laurent, which she enjoyed. We started with the steak tartar and escargot. The tartar was tasty, but could have used a little spice. The escargot was excellent - slightly different from a traditional recipe as it had a notable citrus finish, but it was a nice twist. For our main courses we had the mussels and French onion fondue. The broth for the mussels was heavy on onions, but the mussels were plump and delicious. I would describe the fondue as French onion soup with extra cheese and less broth. It was unique and the flavor was great. Everything came with warm bread and the portion sizes were just the right for a large appetizer or smaller meal. We finished with the creme brulee which came in a wide shallow dish, so there is a lot of crust in proportion to the custard. They don't have espresso, which was a bit of a surprise. The ambiance is unique and reminds me of something that would belong in a Hemingway novel.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great meal, friendly staff, really good drinks, excellent service and all around dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Always solid, always wonderful. I bring Family and clients there all the time. A great, great restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great ambiance and cocktails but they managed to lose my credit card (yet still were able to bring me a bill).

Maybe an accident but one that disrupts the crucial trust aspect of paying for a meal (i.e. giving a stranger your credit card in good faith because you know it will be returned.)

In my 27 years of dining, I’ve never had this happen.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Maudes never fails to amaze me. The staff is grea

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I absolutely adore Maude's. It's dark and romantic. Beautiful decor. Delicious drinking and awesome food.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 5, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great drinks. Food was good but fairly overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 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 28, 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 28, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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