333 East Benton Place Chicago, IL 60601
DINNER: Monday – Thursday 5pm-10pm & Friday – Saturday 5pm-11pm
LUNCH: Monday – Friday 11:30am-5pm
About Maison Brasserie
Custom House Hospitality Group’s Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky and Peter Drohomyrecky opened Maison in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood in May 2012. Maison – which translates to a house or home in French – is a present-day, 140-seat brasserie featuring classic, every day French fare..
Maison’s menu was crafted by Executive Chef Perry Hendrix. Chef Hendrix, who joined Custom House Tavern nearly two years ago, is no stranger to preparing French cuisine for a contemporary audience. While in St. Louis, he worked with award-winning Chef Gerard Craft to open Brasserie by Niche.
“We served French food that was quick, timeless and delicious,” said Chef Hendrix, “and I saw how positively the guests responded, how often they would come back. Opening Maison is a natural extension for me because it celebrates the type of food I am passionate about, both personally and professionally. I also think the timing is right for a place like this in Chicago – a place where people can enjoy consistently-prepared meals with family, friends, colleagues, or simply stop in the bar on their own for a midday espresso and pastry.”
Pastry Chef Erin Mooney – who joined Custom House Hospitality Group in fall 2011 after working at acclaimed restaurants Trio, Spring, Green Zebra, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and BLT Steak Atlanta – will deliver a variety of desserts with French flair. Whether indulging in the Floating Island – grand marnier, fresh berries and honey – or Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee made with classic vanilla bean custard with a caramelized sugar top (both $9), diners will find Pastry Chef Mooney’s menu impossible to resist.
Led by Wine Director/Partner Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky, Maison will offer a significant glass pour program including six wines on tap, featuring many from the Gotham Project by Charles Bieler. Reinforcing the notion of everyday French food, the glass pour program offers diners great selections of reasonably priced everyday wines that are simply delicious and available by the glass, by the 1/2 liter, and full liter; prices will run from $8-$24. Maison will also offer a diverse selection of primarily French wines by the bottle.
With interiors by the acclaimed 555 International, Maison’s space unifies modern design sensibilities with comfort and warmth. Best described as a present-day translation of an old French home, the main dining room at Maison seats 90, with an additional 40 seats in the bar. The stylish space features deep green flooring, rich burgundy banquettes and aged French Oak tables, juxtaposed with contemporary mosaic-tile and salmon-colored accents.