Maple Tree Inn

4.8
870 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Maple Tree Inn was awarded the very prestigious honor of being named in the Top 50 Southern Restaurants In America by OpenTable in 2018. Shortly after, the Maple Tree Inn suffered a devastating fire. But, like the great city of New Orleans, WE WILL REBUILD! In the interim we have opened Maple Tree Inn Bistro, a temporary location while we build a new, permanent Maple Tree Inn.
We are still committed to the art of Cajun/Creole cooking & maintaining our status as the first and longest-running Cajun/Creole restaurant in Chicagoland. We are featuring a menu of our signature dishes including our Hickory Buttered BBQ Shrimp, Country Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée, and many more! We have 4 boutique wines on draft, signature cocktails on draft, and an impressive canned beer list. Our hand crafted, premium cocktail menu highlights the very best of our repertoire. We look forward to hosting you & providing you with all the comforts of New Orleans, just a little closer to home!
What 870 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
z
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Reduced menu, but they are trying and still open after the fire.

Report
Helpful
BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal and drinks!

Report
Helpful
LS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Ryan was great! Chef went above board for our anniversary! 3rd year in a row celebrating here! Thanks again!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fried catfish was cooked very well & had a good flavor. Chicory coffee was a “tasty” dark roast but could’ve been hotter. Beignets were delicious! Service was excellent. Ambiance was nice. My friend & I went early (3:30pm reservation), so it was quiet and food was served rather quickly. I would like to return once their new original location reopens.

Report
Helpful
VA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was good our server was a bit slow but overall a great experience

Report
Helpful
DT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food,excellent service and fabulous music!
Intimate restaurant.

Report
Helpful
LL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brisket was cooked to perfection! I loved every morsel!

Report
Helpful
WC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ready for the original location to re open with the full menu. Only bummer was the seafood boil doesn’t include crawfish. Food is fantastic though and the place is always friendly.

Report
Helpful
DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What an amazing dinner. The Sunday Seafood Boil was just fabulous. And I have never had frog legs as good as the ones in the boil. Can't wait for the old building to get finished with the rebuild since the temporary place is a bit small and loud. But anyone who wants an authentic creole meal needs to come to Msple Tree Inn. Thank you Erich and Katie.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The location is temporary, but the food and service are a constant! The drink special was wonderful. The bartender came to our table to survey our level of satisfaction. We truly enjoyed our entree’s. We had the oysters as an appetizer. The taste was amazing, but the oysters were quite small. Overall, excellent option for a date or dinner!

Report
Helpful
MP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our very favorite restaurants! Drinks and food are unique and delicious!

Report
Helpful
KB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service . Would prefer standard black pants white tops or something like that . Everyone was super nice but uniformity is a little classier .

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and daughter took me out for Father’s Day. The food was amazing. I had the burnt ends which were magnificent. My wife had the catfish and said it was awesome. My daughter had the spare ribs and said that it was the best. I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner this evening!!!!!

Report
Helpful
L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HOLY S&$T!!!! This Fathers Day dinner was the best ever! The seafood boil was outstanding, the Hickory Swimps fantastic, desserts even better. The service and manager were very attentive.

Report
Helpful
WD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

Report
Helpful
JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Maple Tree Inn is always a good choice. 2nd time at this new location, parking was easy, food was good, and table was available upon arrival.

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit, I will be back. The catfish and jambalaya was great.

Report
Helpful
b
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My last visit was last August so I was happy to get back.
The new location is very nice but I do miss the old place.
The wait staff was very professional and friendly.
I had the brisket and it was amazing.
The key lime pie was a perfect sweet slightly tart combination.
Topped off with a delicious cup of Chicory coffee.
I can’t wait for my next visit.

Report
Helpful
JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

every thing was wonderful..... drinks good.... food great....

Report
Helpful
KP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love your new place but do miss the old place too. Would love to see you get back your muffins , oysters 2x2x2 and your crab cakes from the old Maple Tree.

Report
Helpful
T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my daughters graduation from high school. Great place, good food/drinks!

Report
Helpful
p
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Dare I say better then original location

Report
Helpful
JH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brisket, jambalaya and catfish were all great. The staff is always friendly and competent. We recommend it highly.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food! It was the same quality as we have grown to expect from Maple Tree.

Report
Helpful
LP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, except were out of 2 dishes on the menu. We were there for a 7:30 reservation, so was surprised that they were sold out. Otherwise, food and cocktails were outstanding

Report
Helpful
SE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always. And the service is top notch-best on the side side. It’s a small restaurant, so the noise is high. I would definitely go back and often. And the cocktails are excellent too!

Report
Helpful
B
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Obviously not the same since the fire. Tiny little temporary spot. No air conditioning. Food was just ok, definitely not worth the $$. Beer was warm, definitely not worth the $$. Service is always good. Doubtful that we'll be back.

Report
Helpful
KU
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit at this temporary location and it was excellent. I will be returning 😁

Report
Helpful
AI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never dissatisfied! Fantastic food, drinks and service! Ozzie is the best!

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. We love coming and are happy to see that a fire can’t keep this place down! We look forward to the future of Maple Tree and love Emily’s drinks.

Report
Helpful
YD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Service was excellent. We never had to ask for anything. Water glasses were always filled and menu was priced reasonably for what you orderd. Barbecued buttered shrimp had a little kick to it.

Report
Helpful
EM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic

Report
Helpful
j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Happy that there is still access to some of the wonderful offerings from Maple Tree Inn at the Bistro, but can't wait for the rebuild of the original spot.

Report
Helpful
GP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have already recommended Maple Tree to several friends. The food was delicious and service superb. The atmosphere was grand!!! I definitely plan to go back with family and friends!!!👍🏽

Report
Helpful
SR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

MTI was impressive. My wife and I brought a longtime friend who was delighted, as were we. We were curious about the post-fire product and were delighted by the intimate new format. The menu was sufficient. The bowl of gumbo was small but delicious. The catfish, blackened redfish etoufee, and the crab cake were really good. The beer selection was good. We’ll be back soon.

Report
Helpful
MP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent the music was excellent , I really had a great time the next time, I will come visit you guys again when I fly in from Washington State👍😎.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

Report
Helpful
RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Maple Tree Inn for YEARS and have never had a bad meal or bad service; this time was no different. We’ve started a new Mothers Day tradition with dinner at Maple Tree.

Report
Helpful
G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our friends who throughly enjoyed our dinner.

Report
Helpful
SH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good and I love the bistro-type quaint atmosphere. I especially love the zydeco music.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
22

Tweets by Maple Tree Inn