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Merlo on Maple

16 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610-2808
+1 312-335-8200
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
“carpaccio” (4 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610-2808
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were visiting Chicago for our anniversary and made reservations several weeks ahead for a Saturday night at the end of February 2018. We arrived to find a closed sign on the door. When we made the reservation, they took our contact number but did...More

Thank BobL2012
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great old world dishes like bolognese served in a classic townhouse. A go to must when I visit Chicago. An excellent wine list to go along with all.

Thank rsm10018
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here for New Year’s Eve. The service was only Mediocre with our waiter apologizing every few minutes for the lackluster service. However, the food was very good with the pasta being excellent. The salad was mediocre at best and the beef tenderloin was...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We did not end up eating here due to the terrible service and rude treatment we received. When seated for our meal, the server informed us that he would not take our order until we were ready to order ALL of our menu at once!...More

Thank GlobalQuest
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This was a true find! The best homemade pasta in Chicago! The atmosphere is very quaint, like you dining in someone's home, complete with candelabra on the table. Service is impeccable without being rushed. Appetizer In Brodo of Passatelli (handmade pasta with parmigiana and nutmeg...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We made reservations at Merlo on Maple upon the recommendation of a friend, and couldn't have been more pleased. We only wished we had room to order more! Service was impeccable. Ambiance was alluring. If I am ever in Chicago again, it's the first and...More

Thank SusieT142
Reviewed 11 November 2017

It should have been a 40th Anniversary celebration in a beautiful room and great restaurant. It turned into a saga of waiting and waiting and waiting for service. Waiting to order wine, to order food, having to ask for bread. Would have loved to try...More

1  Thank Ingrid P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My two daughters and myself and grand daughter were on a mini-vacation and we had made reservations at Maple & Ash, but they didn't have our names recorded, so we didn't want to wait as it was late. We were dressed up and we noticed...More

Thank Rozee999
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had a large party that ordered a variety of food. This is a very high-end restaurant. Our group has dined her before. Not sure what happened but they were off their game. The service was very slow. It took forever to get my drink...More

Thank dodgehayden
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Merlo on Maple was a delight. Housed in an old mansion, the restaurant serves northern Italian food. The chef, Luisa Silvia, is from Bologna and has maintained an excellent kitchen over the years, with all the pasta home-made, and many creative dishes. Their service is...More

1  Thank BronxSteve
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Questions & Answers
6 February 2015|
Response from MerloOnMaple_Chicago | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your question. Our dress code is business casual, we do not require jackets or ties. We are looking forward to having you dine with us!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610-2808
  • Public Transportation: Train stop at Clark/Division only leaves a nice 4 block walk to Maple. Busses throughout Gold Coast are minutes from restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-335-8200
  • E-mail
A meticulous touch went into the building at Merlo on Maple. You may notice when you walk in that it feels like a home in a time capsule, untouched by the surrounding city. We are extremely lucky to have this beautiful space on Maple. Whether you want a private, memorable evening for two or a merry night filled with wine and laughter with a group of friends or business associates, we are at your service.
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