Max's Opera Cafe
Max's before the TheaterThis wasn't our first meal at Max's Opera location; we've been enjoying the food for years. However, this was our first visit with children in our party! We were given a great table. Kid menus were provided and listed true kid gems at reasonable prices. Crayons and a coloring sheet came in quite handy. Adults and children enjoyed their meals, and were most certainly not left hungry. Delightful evening was had by all.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest deli in SFMax's is just a great deli/restaurant. The food is always really good, fresh, tasty and as it should be. When you order coleslaw, you get the real thing--not something tricked up with onions or green peppers, just the real thing. The Ruben is exactly what you would expect a great Ruben to be--generous amounts of corned beef, just the right amount of sauerkraut, grilled rye, melted cheese--perfect. Deserts are amazing--not trendy, just great carrot cake, pies, etc.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne (of many) great dinnersMax's does not disappoint. Get "Monte" as your waiter - funny guy with great customer service..
We're going back bext week.
Len4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad never heard of/seen Max's...Had never heard of/seen Max's... but it's a cool place... I'm glad I stumbled upon it.
Went on a Monday night so it was super quiet. Not sure if it gets louder throughout the week into the weekend. There was a live piano player, which was great - added to the low-key nature.
The food is excellent / indulgent. Super friendly wait-staff as well. I'd recommend.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGo Ahead, You'll Like It.Great spot before a show/performance. Get there a little early because the place gets hoppin'. There were several vegetarian options and my carnivorous friends also found something tasty. Service was good. Bar service was a slow, even when ordering a drink from a table - there is a rush pre and post performances. We will go back. Great spot. The Open Table reservation feature really helped us secure a spot.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a fun place to go beforeStill a fun place to go before a show. We took our daughters here before their performance at the Symphony and were seated right by the piano player. Our girls loved it. They made requests for songs and the pianist happily accommodated. They had a fabulous time and everyone enjoyed their dinners. It was the perfect atmosphere for our budding singers :)4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI hear music . . .The pianist is the big draw here! He's absolutely the best which makes for a fabulous dining experience!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and service beforegreat food and service before the ballet as always !4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom 730pm t0 745pm restaurantFrom 730pm t0 745pm restaurant was packed and very loud. After 745 restaurant was quiet.
I always enjoy eating at Max's restaurants4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the experience wasOverall the experience was excellent. We will definitely come back. The waiter was great which I feel is important. (Sorry I forgot his name). I would of checked outstanding on the food but they were out of mushrooms for the order we initially wanted, but that didn't affect our overall dining experience. I would definitely recommend Max's to friends & family.
Tony Valdez4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMmany thanks for the greatmany thanks for the great communication between Open Table and Max's to have the requested table set aside for us --- a really great experience at their new brunch4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best place for a casualThe best place for a casual dinner before the symphony or ballet. Food is good, service is quick.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best place for a casualThe best place for a casual dinner before the symphony or ballet. Food is good, service is quick.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Max's many timesHave been to Max's many times and haven't gotten to all the great food experiences I want to try. The sweet and sour brisket was to die for I added their real ! horseradish and then the mash potatoes omg...Maxs is a big part of my ballet season. Obviously I'm a watcher not a dancer.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service....greatExcellent food and service....great place for lunch or dinner before the opera or ballet.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Ballet DinnerWe love Max's for dinner before the ballet. They get us in and out efficiently but we never feel rushed. The weekend prime rib special is a great deal, very tasty! Service is always attentive, speedy, and fun.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was Blanca. SheOur server was Blanca. She has been my server both at a table and the bar many times and is always outstanding.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were going to Davies SymphonyWe were going to Davies Symphony Hall and needed a place to eat that was both close to the Hall and BART. Max's was perfect for our needs and they were also very conscious of serving us in a timely manner. Food was good and reasonable.11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM