Maude's Liquor Bar

4.6
1567 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(312) 243-9712
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Hogsalt Hospitality does French food. Patrick Kane once went on a date here and you should too.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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4.6based on all time ratings
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4.3
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ambience
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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fulton Market is one of my most favorite places in Chicago. The history is remarkable and the transformation over the years is equally so. We have tried many places but it was time to try Maude’s - and it was wonderful! The space is intimate, romantic but relaxed. Service was excellent. Food and drinks even better. All 4 of us had smashes - smily violet, bourbon, chartreuse and vodka. Really perfect summer cocktails. We shared plates - salads were shaved vegetable and lyonnaise. Unique and so good! Escargot was rich with warm crusty bread. Pom frites with homemade mayo. Chicken steak and french onion fondue for main done to perfection. We skipped dessert but the choices looked sinful! Perfect spot for a first date, small celebration, or a night with friends. Relaxing and refreshing!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance, and the food is perfectly executed simple, yet delicious French bistro. Will definitely be returning!

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JL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience...! I take friends here for an amazing time, and it has never failed. The food is delicious and made just so... absolute favorite!!!

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting and sophisticated and attentive staff. Not the most expansive menu but it works!

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KF
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food was Delish!

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Comida espectacular, ambiente íntimo y tranquilo . Muy caro. Mejor no pedir vino y estar a cervezas

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent oysters and the salmon tartar was especially delicious. Great drinks too. Cool ambiance. Pricy but otherwise perfect. I'd absolutely go back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, staff and food/drinks

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully executed French bistro food in a bustling and sultry setting. Terrific beef tartare, oysters, fois gras Pate with cherry jam, salmon, escargot and frites! Delicious Sancerre by the glass.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is wonderful, dark with beautiful chandeliers. Their drinks are very cute and their food was delicious!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in the city. The food is always delicious, although the menu doesn't change. Excellent cocktails and nice simple wine list. Super solid dining option.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maud’s is my favorite restaurant so of course I wanted to go there to celebrate my birthday. It did not disappoint!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The combination of ambience, service, drink but most of all food, is what makes any trip to Maude’s a special treat! The steak tartare and foie gras is the best I’ve ever had- hands down!

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TH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner and it was amazing! Service and food was great and the staff was very friendly.

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HB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place
Good food
Good service
Good atmosphere

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FT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant with great staff, food and drinks. Very nice atmosphere. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent!!

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SM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I met a friend for dinner before seeing a show on a Tuesday afterwork. It was beautiful weather so we sat outside. The service was great! Attentive and well informed and very engaging without being intrusive. We had shared the steak tartare and the mussels...both delicious. We each had a salad....one of my favorites of all time, frisée with soft egg, pork belly and light dressing. The wine selection was good too

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We go to Maude's all of the time and unfortunately our service was incredibly subpar last night. We had empty wine glasses for majority of the night and were hoping to order dessert but by the time our waitress finally decided to visit our table, we had long changed our minds. I know that the Hogsalt Group highly values service and I've never had issues in the past. After hyping the restaurant up to my out of town guests, we were highly disappointed in our experience.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maude's Liquor Bar was one of the coolest spots we've been to thus far in Chicago. A very dimly lit interior with dark leather and chandeliers all around made this a really romantic and cozy spot. The drinks and food were delicious. Perfect date spot.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

It took over an our to get seated even with a reservation and they brought two glasses of warm champagne and cold french fries over as an apology. Neither which were enjoyed. All the food we ordered was wonderful but took so long to get either.

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OF
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

I booked a 7:30pm reservation taking into consideration that we had a 10:30pm show and didn’t want to be rushed. We are running 10 minutes behind so when we were told that our table wasn’t quite ready it was no problem. We just went to grab a cocktail at the bar. By the time we were finally seated it was over an hour after our original reservation and we were irked. We were disappointed to see the wine menu was very limited. We ordered the salmon tartare to start, which was delicious, and the steak tartare and cassoulet for a main. The cassoulet was delicious but the steak tartare was just fine and the horseradish it came with was very weak. We wanted to get the creme brûlée but unfortunately had run out of tjme and hadn’t to leave for our show. For nearly $250 it was definitely a two star experience. The decor was nice but the tables were crowded together to the point that people were physically moving them in order to get out. There was limited separation between the bar and dining area and due to the volume of people it was quite loud. It felt more like somewhere I would go to get a nice pizza than a celebratory night out.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks are terrific!!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! One of my favorites, love introducing it to friends.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Really disappointed with my dinner at Maude’s. The place was beautiful but the service was bad (oddly paced meal— food came too fast, they pressured us to order dessert before our dinner was cleared, when they brought dessert they didn’t bring utensils for a long time, at the end of the night we couldn’t linger over last drinks because they said kitchen and bar were closed at around 11:15). Food was overly salty and seemed uninspired (no specials). Just disappointing overall. Seems like a restaurant that was once great but is now the forgotten child of a chef who’s moved on.

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BJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a cozy restaurant in a great location. They have a fun menu concentrating on French fare, but with plenty of seafood, salads and an amazing looking burger. Nice wine selection. Great service.

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KD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It was just okay. Service from the waitress was very subpar-checked in briefly. Food was just okay as well.

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GW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding ! Great service and food is never a disappointment ..

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J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with salmon tartare and chicken liver apps. Roasted chicken and Pork Paillard was fabulous! The vodka smash cocktail was divine!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Served foie gras- AKA grass fed chicken eggs. Gross!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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!

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C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great service. They let us enjoy our time together so we never felt rushed or ignored.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent good. Great service. Nice meal

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RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best meal that I have had in years! We celebrated my wife's birthday this week and it was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service; and friendly staff

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MB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very rushed by waitstaff- looking for a quick turn on our table

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