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Merlo on Maple

16 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610-2808
+1 312-335-8200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (52 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610-2808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had a Great dinner. I would highly recommend Merlo on Maple if you like a wonderful northern Italian dinner. The service is outstanding. The pasta is all made in the restaurant. I had the Short rib special that was marinated for 7 days, it was...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A must in Chicago, If you cannot get to Italy, this is the next best thing. Savory flavors and very refined Italian food. must try the Panna Cotta for dessert

1  Thank Greekgoneloca
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Every trip to this restaurant has been a treat. It is located in a brownstone. The food is fresh and made with only the finest ingredients. The chef, who owns the restaurant with her husband, learned to cook at the hands of her grandmother, in...More

1  Thank Alana S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed every moment from the ambiance of the house, the bar and patio. Bobbi our server guided us through the entire Experiance, making sure we ordered just enough food to share and try everything. I will be back when in Chicago again

Thank David R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a fabulous meal at Merlo on Maple. The salads were fresh and the flavors were wonderful. We loved the handmade pastas and the special pork was amazing. The home was built in 1830 and exuded ambiance and charm with beautiful roses and real...More

1  Thank JanieDo
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic Italian meal! Great service and great flavors abound. Friendly wait staff and pleasing attitudes, made it a great experience.

1  Thank joe k
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. The bar has a small welcoming patio overlooking Maple. The bartender made wonderful recommendations in some glasses of wine before dinner. We sat on the lower level. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and offered just the right amount of suggestions. The food was...More

1  Thank mfrs
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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5 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
05:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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