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Maldaner's

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222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 (6th and Monroe)
+1 217-522-4313
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of...
Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented. Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Needs pizzaz ( not pizzas)

Stodgy , over-priced, moody owner, loss of a wonderful bartender and the same specials ( halibut) seem to keep the lid on this hallmark restaurant -at least for me. I don't claim to be a professional critic and I'm probably off base but how about some decor and menu tweaks? The owner cares and is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Rich W
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stodgy , over-priced, moody owner, loss of a wonderful bartender and the same specials ( halibut) seem to keep the lid on this hallmark restaurant -at least for me. I don't claim to be a professional critic and I'm probably off base but how about some decor and menu tweaks? The owner cares and is very talented. I think the... More 

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Taylorville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu is fantastic and quite the bargain. The café seating in the summer is nice also The dinner food is always perfect the service is great try the lemon sherbet I believe it is made in house.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For an evening of joy, fun, and wonderful tastes, you just can't beat Maldaner's!! From the Quail to the seasonal specials to the Cosmo's in the bar, this place is a home run/slam dunk all rolled into one!!! Don't fret about the prices either, you will find them very reasonable and when you factor in the service you will find... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went to this restaurant for my birthday on Feb. 7th. We had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a really good meal. We shared the pork belly as an appetizer and a goat cheese salad. I had the beef wellington and my husband had the calves liver. For dessert I had creme brulee and... More 

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Springfield, IL
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

You'll be ignored in this restaurant unless someone knows you regardless of whether you have reservations or not. The service was horrible for such an expensive restaurant. We tried getting wait staff to actually bring eating utensils and were ignored every time as they walked toward the entrance to greet someone else by name. With that kind of treatment, I'm... More 

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LocalFoodSupporter, Manager at Maldaner's, responded to this review

Hello Randy, Thank you for making us aware of this situation so we can address our wait staff about it and we can prevent this from happening to other diners. Unfortunately we don't like it when anyone has had a bad experience. All feedback is important to us and we apologize for any shortfalls in your visit. More 

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been meaning to post this for awhile but finally getting around to it. I have friends visiting so we ate here for a bit of history. Service, food and atmosphere were amazing. Highly recommend going here.

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Charleston, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I stepped into Maldaner's Restaurant in Springfield on Friday, January 30 for the first time since 1987. What a feeling! It was as if I had stepped back in time. The menus looked the same (pricing may have changed!), and the ambiance was just as I remembered it. It was so wonderful! Both the food, and the service, were all... More 

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Montague
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My colleagues and I so enjoyed our dinner at Maldaner's. We had a quiet evening, so conversation with excellent food was fun. The wine list is very good. The special was special and delicious. The meal was so good that we all had dessert, very uncharacteristic of our group. I definitely recommend this to anyone in Springfield. The art deco... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is unbelievable and really made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. The staff was enjoyable and easy to speak with,and very knowledgeable on spirits and food. She knew the specials and the menu like the back of her hand! The food was out of sight perfect, my girlfriend and her mother had the salmon entry from the menu... More 

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Lebanon, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On our way to Chicago, we stopped in Springfield, Illinois. We ate at Maldaner's for dinner New Year's Eve. They were busy, but sat is at the time of our reservation. The restaurant is large and it is noisy with the high ceilings of an older building so conversation was difficult at times; it made us hae to sit next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701
    (6th and Monroe)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-4313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Established in 1884, Maldaner's Restaurant and Catering is one of Springfield's finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner's likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner's respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented. Welcome to Maldaner's in downtown Springfield. We hope you enjoy your visit each time you dine at Maldaner's.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?