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East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
298 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A tribute to East Bank Club’s first Executive Director, Chicago sports legend Max Davidson, Maxwell’s at the Club is about more than just delicious food and careful service. It’s about a broad, fine selection of high quality dishes, prepared by a team of highly skilled chefs who make just about everything from scratch. We buy the best fresh, local, natural products possible in order to create meals that are both pleasurable and wholesome.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 527-5800 ext. 301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Lodes

  • Private party facilities

    East Bank Club hosts and caters some of Chicago's most elegant business and social functions in our four private dining spaces and outdoor riverfront patio. Whatever event is next on your calendar, from small business meetings to lavish receptions - we can help make it an unforgettable affair.

  • Private party contact

    Sydney Schwartz: (866) 943-9030

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Kinzie Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Tuesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Midnight SunWednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Gypsy Influence Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Robert Solone with vocalist Marleah LiddleFridays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Joe Hurt Trio Featuring Redd Holt

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. b

    boomer

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for a fun and healthy dinner. Service is great and the menu has a wide variety of interesting choices.
  2. MM

    MeMe

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrating My Birthday with four Friends. Every year we meet at East Bank Club - Maxwell's Restaurant to Celebrate our Birthdays. Great Food. All you care to Eat. Great Choices of Foods. Services are all Top Notch.
  3. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch buffet had a variety of food items, our server was excellent. I would recommend East Bank Club - Maxwell's at the Club to members and friends.
  4. g

    greedy1

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious omelettes and buffet; a nice place for Sunday brunch, especially if you're a member of the EBC.
  5. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have eaten there many times, but our Valentine dinner was a disappointment. Botched cocktails, rushed service, mediocre food.
  6. j

    joelfhenning

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Not a member. Won a $100 gift certificate at a silent auction. Was surprised at how good the food was. Our waiter was charming Latino but not very efficient.
  7. AM

    AshM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Excellent food, truly amazing service
  8. l

    lisas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jess, our server, was very gracious. The food was really good but there could have been, in my opinion, some more bread choices.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    266 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Brunch and Dinner This is a hidden Chicago Gem I strongly urge you to go
  10. S

    Statvall

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    EBC’s Maxwell’s is a high quality, healthy option, with a diverse menu.
  11. MP

    MichaelP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always excellent and our server German kept us laughing. We had a good time celebrating a birthday.
  12. N

    Nonnie

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ribs in the city of Chicago. Every Thursday Also the best value
  13. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and surpassed only by Lorena, our impeccable server! Lorena was attentive, yet unintrusive, and highly knowledgeable about the food and libations. EBC is fortunate to have her on their staff!
  14. FA

    FabulousAsAlways

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Italian Night is a great idea, but the pasta bar is disappointing. Ingredients like sausages are rationed out in minuscule portions, and they run out of everything but linguini and shell noodles prettty quickly. Like the pasta bar, the salad bar has fewer and fewer choices as the 8 o'clock hour approaches as well, so get there early! The risotto was delicious tho!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    We had great service from our waitress Lorena. She is very personable and attentive. The rib dinners were not as good. I don’t like the Smokey flavor and it’s spicy Taste . I wished it was the small baby back ribs we had before, instead of the large clumsy ribs we were served.
  16. SL

    SusanL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is consistently good as are the cocktails. The servers are nice and thorough. Natalie is terrific
  17. KS

    KathleenS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My granddaughter and I had a wonderful experience dining at Maxwell’s at East Bank Club on Friday evening! The Italian night was fantastic as my granddaughter loves pasta! The jazz trio was so entertaining too! I plan on making a reservation for 2 again on Friday September 6th! Thank You.
  18. BG

    BobG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food. Ask for Germain to be your server. He is phenomenal.
  19. SK

    SonyaK

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service
  20. MA

    MichAve

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious twin Lobster tails! Healthy options.
  21. KM

    KimM

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The appetizer was good and then ordered the filet sliders. One was good, the other was all gristle and horrible. Told the server (she was fabulous) to talk to the manager. The manager refused to remove the item from my bill. She told me she spoke tot he chef and he said it was cooked perfectly. Rather than check with me first, she went to the chef who did not know why it was unacceptable. Now she tells me she will remove the one filet slider from my bill. Suffice it to say, by the time I taught her how to be a proper manager, the sliders were removed from the bill and desert was comped. Who needs the aggravation. The food used to be amazing, now not worth going back.
  22. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. Cozy yet sophisticated.
  23. TV

    TheVegetarian22

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    As a vegetarian there were limited options for $30 per person and the pasta station was not good- sauce was too watery, lacked flavor.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ww had a wonderful dinner - the staff at maxwells is top rate!
  25. c

    chifoodie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was pasta night so there were even more choice than usual. Music from the bar made for very a nice ambiance. Lorena is fantastic - humorous, attentive and friendly.
  26. DT

    DonaldT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for their Easter brunch. Have gone there multiple times for the Easter brunch and regular Sunday brunch. Always a nice selection of healthy and regular items available on the buffet. Reasonable price for the wide selection of food. We have a dog and like the heated underground parking. The weather is never an issue when leaving the dog in the car while eating. Parking is about $5.00 with validation. Make reservations early if you want specific time slot because they fill up fast. The staff is always very helpful and friendly! I would highly recommend their Sunday brunches.
  27. FA

    FabulousAsAlways

    Chicago

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Italian Night buffet was a wonderful adjunct to the terrific menu always available! Something for everyone, and a great time was had by all!
  28. O

    Occasional

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Rapid service, comfortable setting
  29. AA

    AlisaA

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maxwell's offers consistent service, food quality and drinks. Servers proactively provide details that enhance the experience. I had the beet salad (always on my must list), crab cake starter and Butternut Squash Gnudi.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just ok, not fancy, limited menu, nice service
  31. J

    Jenif

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed a leisurely Sunday brunch. From the food choices, to the impeccable service our Sunday morning was delightful.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Healthy and enjoyable.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Brunch following workout with kids.
  34. c

    chifoodie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Italian night so there was a buffet or the regular menu to choose from. Music made the ambiance quite festive. Dinner was great as usual. Service was terrific.
  35. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Mom’s birthday.
  36. EY

    ElizabethY

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good food and somewhat laidback service which is not a problem unless you're in a hurry! Brunch is one of the best in the city with nice variety & made to order waffle.
  37. RF

    RichardF

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu updated seasonally and warm friendly service in a comfortable environment.
  38. b

    boomer

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We have eaten at Maxwell's quite a bit as we are East Bank Club members. We were very disappointed in our experience Tuesday. The service was not good, the food took an exceptionally long time, and my dish, which is a seasonal one, was really not right. We happened to notice that a couple at a table near ours was also having difficulty with their order. We have never had a bad experience at Maxwell's before and hope that this was just a really bad night.
  39. MS

    MonicaS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and menu is always changing seasonally.
  40. MV

    MarileeV

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

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East Bank Club- Maxwell's at the Club - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kinzie Street

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Lodes

  • Entertainment

    Tuesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Midnight SunWednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Gypsy Influence Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Robert Solone with vocalist Marleah LiddleFridays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Joe Hurt Trio Featuring Redd Holt

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 527-5800 ext. 301

  • Private party facilities

    East Bank Club hosts and caters some of Chicago's most elegant business and social functions in our four private dining spaces and outdoor riverfront patio. Whatever event is next on your calendar, from small business meetings to lavish receptions - we can help make it an unforgettable affair.

  • Private party contact

    Sydney Schwartz: (866) 943-9030

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