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Brasserie Max & Julie
Brasserie Max & Julie

Brasserie Max & Julie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxandjulie.net/Brasserie/Home.html
  • Email: sylviesaunders@maxandjulie.net
  • Phone: (713) 524-0070
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 5:30pm - 10pm. Tuesday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm Wednesday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm Thursday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm Friday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm Saturday 11am - 11pm non stop. (Brunch served from 11am - 3pm) Sunday: 11am - 9pm non stop. (Brunch served from 11am - 3pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Boudreaux
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Upon request and agreement of both parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have an enclosed upstairs private room that serves up to 16 people and another upstairs room that can accommodate up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Sylvie (713) 524-0070

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond
  • Public Transit: There is a Metro bus line stop in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking in front at night only (we have an authorization from the bank next door to use their parking space). Parking in the back available all day
A word from Brasserie Max & Julie
First French Brasserie in Houston, Brasserie Max and Julie serves traditional French food as you may find it in Paris or Lyon. Boeuf Bourguignon, Steak Tartar, Onion Soup and soufflé are but a few of the many dishes served. Chef Boudreaux love of fine cuisine and a wide array of French wines from our cellar are sure to make your evening a pleasant one. Patio dining is available year round in one of our two patios ( upstairs and downstairs) so feel free to simply request outside dinning should you choose to do so. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Extensive wine list. Excellent food. Good Service."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We met old friends for an alfresco dinner on a warm evening. The tables outside are a little small for 6, but great for 5 or less. The salmon steaks were excellently cooked to order from a perfect medium to medium well and delicious. I would go there to eat the salmon again. The beef tenderloin was melt-in-your mouth. On grilled items, diners choose one of several sauces offered and a side. Everyone raved about the sauce they chose and the vegetable side was cooked to a perfect tender-crisp. The wine list offers many French selections by both the glass and the bottle. They also serve European beers, but no bar. All servers are French and provide very good service. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The pate de campange was excellent. My wife's trout and my halibut were perfectly prepared and delicious. A nice pinot gris from the Alsace was a good accompaniment. Finally, we chose the special raspberry souflee and the profiteroles for our desserts - both were scrumptious. Can't wait to return. Oh yes - the service was knowledgeable, friendly and with just the right amount of attention."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had not been to Max and Julie's Brasserie before and what a treat it was. The food was full flavored and really delicious. The French onion soup was amazing along with the beef bourguignon. I will definitely visit them again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of my families favorites. We frequent it when we are in the neighborhood. The food and service aare excellent with unexpected delicacies on the menu. One draw back. If you have a party of 8 or more and need to eat upstairs, there is no elevator."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "I've been to Max and Julie's a few times and always been pleased. The food choice is good, with some exceptional items. I had the "os à moelle " which was a bone cut in half longways - simply excellent if you like that sort of thing. Take a look at the menu on-line and if you like French fine dining then I'd expect you to find something you would enjoy."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have not had such a good lunch in years. The food was incredible, and the service was top notch! The wine list is also remarkable and reasonably priced. What a good experience"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was at least my 6th time dining here. Excellent value for brunch on Sat. and Sun. This trip was with a friend and we had a table outside on the terrace fronting Montrose Blvd. Everything was lovely and delicious. Brunch favorites: soft-boiled eggs, ham, and arugula and Eggs Benedict - their version is served atop nutmeg flavored waffles - yum! We started with the charcuterie platter which was very good. It was a beautiful day and we lingered for quite awhile enjoying the sun and cool breeze. Max and Julie's has become a go to place for me and I've never been disappointed. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Seemed like the upstairs patio would be a nice place to sit during the cooler months. Decent wine list. Authentic French cuisine."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was definitely poor. We had to get up to find out waiter TWICE. He never checked on us and was not very friendly. It seemed that every other table was getting better service than we were. The food on the other hand was pretty good. The "fresh lemonade" didn't taste very fresh but it was still drinkable. Luckily the weather was nice to enjoy our time outside but everything else that was offered was lacking. Never coming back here again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have eatten here a number of times. I think this was the best lunch I have had here. Quiet enough to conduct business, food good enough that it was impressive to my French colleague."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The restaraunt was cute. It had a nice patio and was very charming. The food quality was high but execution lacked a bit. The server disappeared for a period of time and the bussers/assistants were a bit sloppy trying to pour glasses of water. We were crammed into a small little corner table by the kitchen and bathroom entrances even though we set a reservation weeks ago (it was a quiet night in terms of quantity of patrons and they could have accommodated us better). I would still recommend the restaurant but they have a little bit to work on."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our third and worst visit to Max and Julie's. Server totally messed up the order. Never got our salad. One entre was forgot and then rushed through the kitchen. Lamb had NO taste whatsoever. Filet my wife ordered was fantastic. Steak tar tar for my son was just poor again with little flavor. After bill was presented and paid, server forgot to charge us for a second bottle of wine and he just brought us another bill......He seemed pretty cavalere about the entire process and no apology. Highlight of the meal was the fantastic ice cream and puff pastry desert."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We were first time diners here. I was looking for a good French restaurant for my husband' so birthday found this one which had good reviews. We arrived early and were quickly seated at a table of our choice outside. The waitress (who spoke French) was attentive but didn't hover was charming. The food was excellent and the chief, whom I would love to meet some day, accommodated a few special requests. The only thing I would warn people of is the parking situation. There is no dedicated parking and patrons must use valet parking at the bank next door after bank hours or try their luck on a nearby side street or a shared lot on the back of the block which has no direct access."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a great experience with a group of friends. Everyone enjoyed all the items we ordered and everything was well presented. One highlight was our server, Yogev. When my wife inquired about the characteristics of two wines, he admitted not being familiar with them and had the manager come over to offer some insight. I found this to be a sign of excellent service. So often a server will just make something up or recommend the more expensive bottle. Overall a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "As always, an enjoyable mean in a favorite restaurant. The only drawback is the noise level downstairs, but not much that can be down about that. Quieter upstairs away from the hustle and bustle of late night diners."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "very good food, excellent atmosphere (can have a conversation), a bit pricey by not outrageously exhorbitant price tag."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Go and enjoy fine French food on Montrose . You will not be disapointed"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything was great! Two people in our party do not eat sauces and the chef respected that. The fish order was delicious! My greatest complaint with all Houston restaurants is the heavy sauciness, salt, fat and calories. I do realize it is a restaurant however we all appreciated the lower sodium, lower fat, and none of us felt over stuffed. We will be back as regulars and live in the neighborhood. Oh, and the soufflé was great too. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A friend highly recommended this restaurant and we were very impressed!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Light music, good food and perfect attention. All here!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was good but the service was not great. I got my meal before my companion and by the time theirs came mine was cold. Wait staff was slow to refill drinks and check on us."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "MY SISTER AND I WERE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAVE A QUICK LUNCH BEFORE THE MUSEUM, AND I SUGGESTED M & J'S. A QUICK LUNCH TURNED INTO A TWO HOUR FEAST. OUR SERVER WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HAD AN EDUCATED KNOWLEGE OF THE WINE LIST. I WAS STRUCK BY HER PRISTINE APPEARANCE-STARCHED WHITE SHIRT, PULLED BACK HAIR, VERY PROFESSIONAL. EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS TEMPTING, BUT I CHOSE THE CROQUE MONSIEUR WHISH CAME WITH A SMALL SALAD AND THEIR PERFECT FRITES. MY SISTER HAD THE GOAT CHEESE SALAD AND BEEF SOUP. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECTLY COOKED AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED, WE TOPPED IT OFF WITH THE PROFITEROLE AND A GLASS OF BUBBLY. IT WAS A PERFECT AFTERNOON, AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING THIS PLACE OUT FOR DINNER, LUNCH, OR BRUNCH."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We finally made it to Max and Julie's, and will return again very soon! Great ambiance to compliment the wonderful food!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've dined at Max & Julie's several times, and the food is consistently good. The boeuf bourguignon was hearty and filling and I was glad to have leftovers to take home with me. But by far my favorite thing on their menu is the cauliflower gratin. I could make a meal just out of that! It's creamy and cheesy and delicious."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Was new for me and wanted to try for a while, tend to eat late being frm Europe and 9 pm being my prime time to eat. Whilst being tousted as French it is not really and was not what I expected, very quiet, only 5 tables occupied when entering adownstairs and only 1 when finishing. Hostess left before we were served our main course. Maybe just wrong timing but wait staff mostly in jeans and seemed little ambiance however food itself was good, not fatastic but for me it is special to eat out and looking for something more lively, buzzing so disappointed overall as a night out. So just depends what you are looking for as this was Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food is excellent as always. Service is pretty good, and they gave us a nice table. The noise level was very high, but this is not the restaurant's fault, but the patrons. People just love to be loud."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My first time there and it was fantastic. I never expected to get such a nice steak in a French Restaurant. Everything about the food was very nice. I will go back for sure. I have to check it out one more time to be sure!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Service was very slow due to a kitchen screw up but the manager gave us a pitcher of mimosas and increased our patience with a apology."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food was great. Fish was fresh. Choices were excellent!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Always solid bistro food very well priced wine list. It's one of those placed that always feels comfortable and filled with regulars. The staff is very efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Wife and I hit BM&J for a bite before a movie at the MFA. Bone marrow service was terrific. I had the veal sweetbreads, which were delicious and well-portioned."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "ate there eight times but had lunch there only once--the last time. The quality of the food is absolutely delicious without exception. service is very good except that at lunch the wait staff seems overworked but they still do yeomens service and rise to the occasion. extremely good wine list- the bread is to die for. the only negative I have is that it is rather noisy- not good for the romantics."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I hadn't been here in two years or more. Not really sure why as this has always been a good place. I took an out of town colleague here this past Thursday and everything was great. My guest was thrilled. Great service, great food."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We ate on the balcony on Valentine's Day. With the perfect weather that night. There's a large oak tree that helped isolate us from the city lights. I appreciated the fact that the menu didn't just have the same-old-same-old. I certainly felt that the food and atmosphere were worth the price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, good service. We went with another couple and everyone enjoyed all of the items we ordered. The chairs are a bit uncomfortable (wood with no cushions), but overall a great experience and we'll be back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food was yummy. The service charming. The atmosphere transported me back to many fond cafe experiences in Belgium and France."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great place for Valentine's day. Romantic atmosphere coupled with an excellent variety of food. Pepper steak and the Pork chop was the selection made my wife and I.Tender meat, delicious flavor.. hmmm Lemon cake for dessert and coffee to wrap up an unforgettable celebration"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had been taken to Max and Julie's by "Looper's" about a month ago and enjoyed it. Saturday night we took our friends from the 'burbs in for a night out and everyone was very impressed and worth the 25 mile trek. Service, food, etc were outstanding. Strongly recommend this resturant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As soon as we walked in, we were immediately greeted, the restaurant wasn't even full to our surprise which of course is always better than waiting too long for a table. Once seated we waited more than 10 minutes for our seats, we kept each other company and eventually flagged down a server. Greeted by a sloppy server, wrinkled shirt, twisted tie, flipped up collar . We had trouble.placing orders throughout the night. The only thing decent for dinner was the sear fois gras special, and aside from that, sweet bread veal was not good, lamb not good, cauliflower was ok, dessert was not great, and the charcuterie plate was sliced to thick but decent. We were not happy with our overall experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014