Max's Tavern
Max's Tavern
  • Address:
    Basketball Hall of Fame
    1000 W. Columbus Blvd.
    Springfield, MA 01105
    Neighborhood:
    Springfield, MA
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Max's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://maxtavern.com/
  • Phone: 4137466299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Roberge
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rooms available to accommodate from 14 to 400 people. Movie Theater is also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Bombard 4137463003
  • Special Events: From a business meeting to a five course wine dinner,

    Max’s Tavern can accommodate your celebration.

    We specialize in creating exceptional and memorable events through our fine food as well as wine and professional, courteous staff.

    Thank you for choosing Max’s Tavern for your special event,

    we look forward to serving you.

    Facility Capacity

    -The Crown Room can accommodate up to 34 guests.

    (minimum of 20 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 25 Guests Friday and Saturday)

    -The Chef’s Table can accommodate up to 14 guests comfortably for a sit down function.

    (minimum of 10 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 14 Guests Friday and Saturday)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: -We offer ample free parking directly in front of Max’s Tavern as well as free parking in the Basketball Hall of Fame garage under the building.
A word from Max's Tavern
Hartford's premier restaurant group has opened in Springfield, Massachusetts at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Basketball Hall of Fame, Max's Tavern promises to deliver the same dining experience that our Connecticut customers have come to know and expect. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Max's Tavern innovative menu will feature contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Max is the exclusive caterer for all Hall of Fame special events. Host your next function on Center Court, Jam Session, the Mass Mutual Room or in the private dining room of Max's Tavern. So whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of the Hall of Fame with a trip to Max's Tavern.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Max's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (43)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (27)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (26)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (21)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Always Enjoyable !!!
    JohnB
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I met a friend from Mount Holyoke College for lunch. He had never been to Max's. As I expected , he was very impressed with the food and the service....... as well as the urban vibe. A nice change from the Village Commons in South Hadley !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definately worth going!
    Purplepassion
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great Place. Great Food. Everything was delicious. Staff was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dede
    Dede
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Always good food and great service. We have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pammy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The best service ever by Emily! Was very surprised when Brian came over and took our dessert order. We hadn't seen him in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration
    JackieS
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our daughter chose to come to Max's Tavern to celebrate her 16th Birthday with parents, brother and grandmother. We had an EXCELLENT experience as usual with the Max Group. We booked our reservation on Open Table and noted it was for her birthday. When we arrived (about 20 minutes early for our reservation) we were immediately seated and daughter wished a happy birthday by the hostess. When the server arrived she wished daughter a happy birthday. Meal was excellent and well timed. At dessert, daughter received her's on a plate with "Happy Birthday" inscribed on the plate in raspberry sauce and a birthday card signed by the staff of the restaurant. We would recommend any of the Max Group restaurants as we've had excellent experiences at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strong visit
    VinnieVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Max's Tavern is one of my favorites, from Coat to Coast. They did an excellent job...went back the next day for the Tuna Taco's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was fantastic! Every order, every entree, everything was thoughtfully customized, wonderfully prepared, and beautifully presented. And it tasted as good as it looked! The only drawback was the noise -- it was just too noisy for any useful conversation, unless we all yelled as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business meeting
    Bill
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good restaurant to conduct business. Food was great both had filet mignon with cheddar potatoes and the parmesan spinach is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring lots of cash!
    Maxtavern
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was noisy and crowded. The entrees were very good but skimpy. You had to pay for everything separate...salads $9 and up...really! Had to ask for rolls because they didn't come with our $26 entree...really! By the end of the night it was almost $100 for the two of us...! The atmosphere wasn't anything special so maybe they cater to the hall of fame tourists but you won't see me back there again! Btw - the stone cold creamery next door was excellent and half the cost of max's!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not the best
    Trekman27
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our service was excellent, but the food was just good. Scallops came out on the cold side, cod was a bit dry. Great that we were allowed to change to a larger table when we initially got one of those tiny "for two" tables which are always TOO small.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    Jack
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with family...service was excellent...food delicious...finishing touch with Happy Anniversary message was a delightful surprise. Very easy to make dinner reservations on-line ....an added convenience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    dsabato
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love going to Max's. It feels like a special occasion whenever you're there. The food is always outstanding and the chef accommodates special diets with panache.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Always a favorite of mine for the Max group. Love Max Tavern atmosphere and the great red booths for seating. Food is always to be counted on to be perfectly cooked and prepared and the wait staff are consistently exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch, good service
    Mutts
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our waiter, Mark, was very attentive and we have a delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service & food were perfect- really appreciate the inclusion of local farms. Will go again asap. Susan King
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Great
    Easy2please
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was slow and indifferent. Several requests were ignored. Steak was not as ordered, had to be sent back. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall Very Good
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Brunch (and Bloody Mary's) were excellent. Downfall; server was just ok, un-attentive. Also, stood at hostess stand for close to 10 min. When I arrived there were 2 people at desk on phone and one who just stood there and didn't know what to do, (no greeting - nothing). Party that arrived after me got seated first. Not good first impression.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was my mother's birthday. The entire staff signed a card & gave it to her during dessert. Very special touch! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Imdissapionted
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I frequent Maxs often. Every year I celebrate my birthday there as well as a Christmas dinner with a group of friends. I always order the prime rib and it used to be delicious. The last 3 times it has been poor quality. It came half fat and since then I specifically tell the waiter I do not want a fatty piece. This last time the waiter said the price went up because beef went up, well I feel like the quality of the beef they have went way down. It's very disappointing. Not sure I will order it ever again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A greatt time, good food & service!
    Mutts
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our waitress was excellent and we both enjoyed our lunch. One of my favorite lunch spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Took 15 minutes to take our drink order. Bad start. Only got slower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Whenever we visit Springfield, Max's is our "go to" restaurant with our family. The food is great, the ambiance is good. Love the tuna tacos, meatloaf, wedge salad, steaks. My only complaint is the size of the entrees -- way too much food. Sitting outside is really comfortable during nice weather.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rare prime rib, yes!
    table4two
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As usual the food was great!! Wait service was terrific. We often come here and it still is special for us. Try it and you won't be disappointed! Prime rib is a must if you like your beef cooked to order. And the hanger steak should be on your list of new dishes to try. Loved it. What first bought us back was the Caesar salad, then the chicken wings and so on...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GFdiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    it was unusually loud and not very attentive server. Had to flag someone else down for water. One of the gentlemen at front desk was less than cordial to both my husband and myself. Great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeNona
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Music is turned up way too loud. Friendly service. Excellent cod special with eggplant and zucchini fritters. Tuscan salad unexciting, cheese was like rubber. Still, a nice experience and I'll go there again,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleased
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very nice experience. Brought my brother who was here from London and who is used to good food experiences and he enjoyed it and the special attention and personal selctions ( He was thrilled that he could actually coose the number and types of each part of the raw bar appetizer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    daisylace
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were not particularly impress with the restaurant. We found it to be extremely overpriced for "Farm to Table" food. We felt that the menu was limited. The service was slow, but waitress was friendly, no complaints there. We have decided not to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Evening
    Pucks
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been to Max's Tavern on several occasions before. This time things seemed different there. While the food was good, we did not find it as good as it had been prior. My partner had the Cioppino, which she enjoyed. I had the center cut ribeye a la Max. It was cooked as requested, but instead of a bed of arugula, fresh ripe tomatoes (these were hothouse) and sweet gorgonzola, it was covered in melted cheese. But the most unexpected disappointment was the noise level. We were seated between 2 parties of six, both regaled by a likely-inebriated loudmouth who couldn't bear not to hear the sound of his voice, nor deny us that opportunity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always a great time, the food is reasonably priced the service is second to none, overall a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Pricey for Type of Restaurant
    ExpectsMore
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    When you are charged $35 a plate with no sides and $12.50 for a glass of (basic) white wine, you expect more than plastic electric candles and wooden tables with no table clothes. priced to be a high-end place but it didn't show in the ambiance and quality of food or drink. Also, it was very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fun
    Allegra
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Max's is a go to staple. The food is always good, the atmosphere is always fun.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forgotten
    shorty
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were seated right in front of the band playing outside which was hard to have a nice conversation over the music. Not really sure why the host put us there since there were many other tables available and stayed available. Anyway, we sat there for a good 30 minutes until we had to say something to the waitresses walking by. We ended up ordering an appetizer, but never received it. We ended up asking if we could move over a couple of tables so we didn't have to sit awkwardly in front of the band (they were great BTW). Ended up late dinner; drinks were good, but the whole night was ruined by the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak review
    steakevaluation
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Go with the Filet Mignon or the hanger steak..........the Ribeye was cut thin and very overpriced
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky springfield
    azluVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We are from AZ and visiting this area for a few weeks. Max Restaurant is a gem there are almost no really fine restaurants in the Springfield area so we really lucked out this time. we ate on the patio on a perfect summer evening. My husband and I shared a Cesar salad It was delicious and plentiful I had the Ahi Tuna and my husband had roast beef. both were perfectly prepared and each was outstanding. the portions were ample. the service was attentive but not hovering. We would high recommend this restaurant to any one who lives in Western MA or who is visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dinner was very good except for my husband's dessert , bread pudding ......, wasn't that good . We were celebrating an anniversary and though service was very good , dinner could have been spread out more, more time in between courses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not great
    mikki1027
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    So the drinks were good and the food good was good. Not great and very expensive! No dinner rolls, no salad. My husband and I both ordered a steak with potatoes (you only get 1 side dish and then the others are an additional $6!). It did not come with veggies at all. So I had 2 mixed drinks, he had 2 beers (coors...nothin fancy) steak and potatoes and it was $102!!! I can go to other restaurants, get the dinner rolls, a salad, an appetizer, dinner and dessert and it would probably be the same amount of money. It was ridiculous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks
    Jaybird
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My Client was 45 minutes late for our lunch meeting, Grrrr! The waiter was very understanding and accommodating. Understand they need table turnover to make their living. So, after long lunch, I did reward him with a 25% tip on a $100 tab. All should remember the waiters rely on tips, not salary! Be thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The worst ever!
    Pammy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This visit at Max's was the worst ever! I usually dine here 2 to 3 times a month, and the whole experience this time was simply awful. The server got my drink wrong, got my dinner wrong and when she brought out the right order it was still cooked wrong and was the driest steak ever! She then asked if we wanted coffee, which we did. About half an hour later asked if we wanted dessert. She gave us the menus then left for another 45 minutes. Never once did she ask if we wanted coffee refilled. We decided to pass on dessert at this point. The check was incorrect when she brought it to us. That was another 15 minutes! The worst waitress ever!!!! Jess C. If she waits on you run!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Pleasant. Great food and drink. It was a bit noisy but service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice night as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a nice night. Good food good service in a comfortable setting. Daily special flat bread was very good. It could have made it to the table hotter as was the case tonight with a few things. Mussels were some of best that we have ever had, with the broth worth the price of admission all by themselves. Fillet, French dip, and calamari served as our main meal tonight, all served up just the way we liked them. Banana fosters for the birthday girls tonight...nice fun night, thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate