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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 good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (53 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Ingrid P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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 8 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 31 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 28 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 17 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
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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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
USD 31 - USD 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
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
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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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