Max's on Broad
Max's on Broad

Max's on Broad

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxsonbroad.com/
  • Phone: 8042250400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11 pm
    Sunday 10 am - 10pm.

    Brunch served Saturday and Sunday until 3 pm. Full menu all day long, straight through until close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Silvia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams and Broad Street and Brook Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking during both lunch and dinner can be found at Joe's Auto, on Marshall Street between Adams and 1st Streets on the north side of the street. Please stay to the left side of the free standing building.

    We also offer free valet parking on Sunday brunch and nightly at 5 pm.
A word from Max's on Broad

A new Belgian cuisine restaurant in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
Max’s on Broad serves food nonstop from 11 am until 10 pm daily, with a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday, 7 days a week. For Reservations Call : (804) 225-0400

FRESH SEAFOOD
STEAK FRITES
HORS D’OEUVRES
FRUITS DE MER
CRAFT COCKTAILS
FRENCH WINE
BELGIAN BEER
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Max's on Broad reviews from OpenTable diners
226 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (135)special occasion (124)neighborhood gem (108)romantic (76)hot spot (70)good for groups (62)notable wine list (61)great for brunch (55)great for lunch (47)scenic view (40)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Max's delights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Ambiance with very special Belgian foods and well mannered service. A credit to the Richmond dining scene, Max's has a big city feel with a charm all it's own. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Max's! Lovely, Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A lovely experience. The food and service is outstanding. The atmosphere is romantic, a little sexy great for dates but also dinner with family/ friends. Service is impeccable and professional. Valet parking is a definite added bonus ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!!!!
    Dujourforsure
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at Max's and the experience greatly exceeded our expectations.We found the entire staff,the host and hostess,the waiter,as well as the chef,to be extremely personable.Our drinks arrived promptly and were never empty but for a few short moments.Our appetizer and meals arrived in a timely manner and were presented very well.The food was INCREDIBLE!We have often left fine dining establishments only to feel hungry an hour later. This was not the case at Max's.The portions were just right and we were both extremely satisfied.We started with a dozen oysters that were fresh and perfect.I enjoyed the Red Snapper and my wife loved the Ahi Tuna,both served with a vegetable medley and rice pilaf.Thanks for a great meal,we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    RichmondEater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We got a great seat on the second floor with a great view of the street below. Expected the mussels to be fantastic. Unfortunately, they came to the table overcooked (shrunk up and a little rubbery). Had the beer broth, taste was very good, but not enough of the sausage or the broth. Lamb osso bucco was very tasty, loved the brussel sprouts (never thought i'd say that), but the portion was a bit small. Overall it was a good place to go for dinner, nice change, but not as great as I expected. Lots of other places in Richmond to try before I go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nibbler
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our party consisted of five ladies having a birthday lunch. This was a wonderful venue for that purpose. The food was delicious! I believe all of us would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have been hearing good things about Max's on Broad for several months; finally decided to try it last Friday and we are very glad we did. The restaurant's atmosphere feels like you are eating at a European cafe. The food is excellent, and there is a range of prices to permit even those on a budget to enjoy a good meal. Good wine and cocktail list. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    GinaGemVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    In Richmond on business and took a chance based on other reviews. So glad we did. I had the escargot and my friend had the bacon wrapped scallops. All prepared perfectly and nice presentation. We split the Veal for dinner - so we could try one of the desserts. The Nutella crepes were amazing. Wonderful cocktails and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Total bill was less than $100 - with 3 drinks each!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New find for fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding menu choice and exquisite tastes. Great experience! The weather made it perfect to have the balcony open. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    JudyG
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were there for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my birthday. EVERYONE loved the place, the food and the service (Jeremy). The entire staff, from the hostess, to any employee we passed, was gracious and welcoming. Two of us had the Belgian Waffle, one had Steak and Eggs, one had Steak Frites, one had Eggs Benedict, and one had eggs and salmon. Loved being upstairs overlooking the city streets at a round table so that no one was left out of any of the conversation. The Bloody Mary and Mimosa's were a big hit, too. One of the guests brought me flowers and Jeremy put them in a decanter for all of us to enjoy at our table. A GREAT DAY! We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurants
    food4thought
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    From the moment you are greeted by very polite and energetic valets walk- into the restaurant you are greeted by smiling faces and shown to your table - service has been great - questions asked about menu items are given in a warm and friendly manner - good suggestions - and then the food arrives - very generous portions - beautifully set out - and delicious. Our favourite restaurant in Richmond....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere
    Dmccl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The restaurant is in a very attractive old building with unique art and decorations. We sat on the second floor and had an expansive view of the street scene outside. This was very nice, however, the restaurant was very loud. It was not completely packed, just the hard surfaces create a lot of noise and we could hear conversations from across the room. The menu was very appealing and offered many enticing choices. However, I would rate the food only as "good" and not "great." Competition from CanCan and Julep's outshines the offerings at Max's. We were there for weekday lunch and the service was decidedly slow. While I am sure this would be fine in the evening for a romantic dinner, we were there well over an hour.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Didn't know what to expect but went by reviews and they were dead on. Not the part of Richmond I would usually be looking to go out for dinner but Valet park was available. Great cocktail selection and beer list. Had the calamari appetizer which honestly is one of the best preparations I've ever had. Great crispy bread on the table. My daughter and I had the duck which was fabulous. My son had the bigger which was huge and juicy and even my son couldn't finish it. I will definitely repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great fun, European ambiance, wonderful service and fine food. My friend and I had a great time, we were not hurried along and ended up practically closing the place last night! It was my fifth time , my friends first, and once again I was not disappointed and my friend loved it! Good Job Max! And Steve....PR manager...charming and very accommodating ...remembered my name, so when my friend arrived it was an easy and flawless direction to our table. Our waiter was delightful and could not have been better! All in all I will go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HenryFlaglerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We need more restaurants like this in Richmond: a sort of "everyone goes to..." destination. Good for dates, Sundays with mom, family or work gatherings, meet-ups with friends, before or after theater, etc. Just like they have in real cities up north! Beautifully designed and comfortable interior with both open and cozy spaces upstairs and down. Expansive menu with something for everyone at a variety of prices. Large portions. Excellent seafood choices. Everything well prepared, plated, and presented. Great service (rare in Richmond). Free valet parking--don't forget to tip the driver.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    In my opinion, Max's is the best restaurant in Richmond. Great food and service. And a wonderful Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Dining Experience
    luv525
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I met a good friend for dinner. It was her first visit and my third. The meal was exquisite! We sat at a perfect table in the corner on the second floor. Max's is a great place to meet for dinner before a play. Our waiter was excellent and the owner visited our table. Makes for a relaxing and pampered evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great upscale dining!
    Katewoman
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to Max's several times and it is consistently outstanding in all categories -- food, wine, service, and ambience. It is my go-to place for a perfect night out! Brunch is great, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    4greatfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We ate at Max's for the first time on a Sunday night and would highly recommend it. There were so many great dishes on the menu it was hard to choose so the waiter assisted and we were all (5) pleased with our meals. The food was incredible...dessert was incredible..service was great! We will be returning and telling our friends about this gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nola
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everyone from start to finish is friendly, attentive & professional. I have only been a couple of times, however, I am strongly encouraging all my friends to go! We live in Ginter Park so the location is great also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roses4peg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best snapper I have ever had! We will be back! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go To Spot with Guests
    Sharona333
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our third visit to Max and we found it to be every bit as wonderful an experience. My brother and his wife from Charlottesville joined us on this trip as my birthday gift to them. Big hit on all fronts!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for good food!
    Nora
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Four demanding diners had a meal on Friday night-- We had been before and were disappointed with service but food was so good, it brought us for another try. So glad we did because our service and our food were excellent. Waiter was helpful and attentive despite a very full house. Our food was wonderfully prepared and presented and there were many extra touches. We loved the bread so the waiter brought extra and a doggy bag. ONe diner inquired about the ginger beer so the waiter brought a sample along with a Pellegrino to dilute the spiciness--he also wrote down the names of items about which we had inquired. Only problem was noise level but that's hard to fight when you have a very full restaurant. We'll go back often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael the Marvelous
    churchhilllmama
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our server Michael was knowledgeable, energetic, attentive and charming!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bailey
    Bailey
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food, great service, just great all around. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here - very nice
    Laura
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The hotel driver recommended this place. What a nice surprise - it was delicious. We would definitely go back. Was close to the hotel so we could walk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    WAF1230
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg Robinson review
    GregR
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my 4th time going to dinner at Max's. The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic and overall, everything was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food in a convenient location
    mebf
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Max's on Broad has great food and an excellent wine list. It is very conveniently located downtown with valet parking so getting in and out is super easy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food & service were good - had a bit of a salt hangover that night. The restaurant is lovely, I gave the ambiance a fair rating due to the air conditioning - it was either blasting us with arctic air or off. Our server was accommodating and bumped the thermostat up - but the owners really need to find a better solution. Food doesn't stay warm long with that volume and temperature of air coming at it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hank
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We sat upstairs with the windows open and the server was friendly and prompt. The wine list is not that extensive but adequate and reasonably priced. The seared foie gras was as good as I have had since Biga on the Banks in San Antonio. The short rib ravioli and the veal scallopine was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ate late lunch at bar, which was fun; pro bartenders
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maxview
    fooddog
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved it!!! Brunch was superb!! We will definitely go back...thought I was in another state, country...not right off Broad Street...WOW!!! What a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Max's!
    Sugaree
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Second time here with a group and they did an amazing job. The food is fantastic, the menu is expansive...everything I've had was delicious! Would go back again and again. Only down side is if the bar is full, it's a little difficult to get a drink and no where really to go to stand as it's right by the kitchen and in front of several tables....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ideas but problems executing
    Dawn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Overall we had a great meal. But there were little problems in execution. The grilled squid in the special salad of the evening was rubbery. The sand vein was not removed from shrimp in the shrimp cocktail. The salmon in the salmon napolean was overcooked. The lobster ravioli didn't contain enough lobster to merit the name. Dessert, however, was perfect. The profiteroles were light and filled with delicious pastry cream and surrounded by a lovely chocolate sauce. I would go to this restaurant again simply because the menu is interesting and the errors in execution didn't destroy the great ideas embedded in the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent chef
    Drlipid
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food quality and preparation is always top notch. Atmosphere is very comfortable
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    wonderful food and service. it was very busy but no complaints. all wait staff were very helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time, still great
    Tnag86VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second time to Max's. Love the energetic scene. The food is fabulous! Just a couple small issues, my husband did not receive a drink as ordered and had to send it back. Also he had an appetizer and then wanted a salad as his dinner. My daughter and I were served our dinners and his salad did not appear until we asked for it. Our waitress was very sweet and we were offered a free dessert as a peace offering. Will return for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    northside2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Max's on Broad is a wonderful addition to the Richmond food scene. The overall ambiance was vibrant but not overly loud, the view from the second floor was really nice. The wine and beer selections complimented the food offerings, and there was a great range of interesting preparations to choose from. The wait staff was very attentive and efficient. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Likegoodfood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a great dinner! The combination of foods is really interesting such as the pomegranate sauce that is used with the grilled tuna, and the desserts such as the apple streusel are excellent! Our server was knowledgeable, especially about the wine list, and the pacing of her service was excellent as well. We sat downstairs, which seems to be quieter than upstairs and made for a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahhhhhmazing!
    UnderwhelmedVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Menu has a multitude of options. Food was DELICIOUS! Server was friendly and attentive without becoming a member of our table. Definitely a place to put on your list of a restaurants to dine. Go now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.