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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Max's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)great for outdoor dining (33)fit for foodies (31)vibrant bar scene (28)romantic (25)good for groups (25)great for lunch (24)hot spot (16)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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
  • Nice way to celebrate a birthday
    TheatreBuff
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Special place to celebrate an occasion! Great menu, and loved the raw bar!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great lunch
    Mutts
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Once we were seated at the table I requested , everything was great. Mark was a fantastic waiter and looked after us well. Our food was delicious and we were not rushed, even though we lingered a long time. We love Max's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    nana
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    both meals were delicious though not crazy about sauces. good wait staff . not too busy this night but it is usually very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent as well as the service. The online reservation feature simplified the process.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Stuff at Max's Tavern
    CitySlicker
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Another great meal at Max's Tavern. The steak was cooked perfectly and the service was terrific!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience.
    Pearlgirl2
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had guests in from England. Meal was very good. Waitress was excellent. We sat inside, but patio looked very inviting on the way out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    invitingVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    What could have been a disastrous experience turned out great! We had an excellent server; the atmosphere is very romantic; the food is typically fantastic. However, my husband's filet mignon was seriously undercooked and when he complained to the manager, the manager was extremely accommodating, fully and genuinely apologetic (even though it wasn't his fault, but the kitchen's). He comped that meal which was very professional...and the right thing to do. Max's has an excellent reputation....and this is one of the many reasons why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and staff was excellent. I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    TM22
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Yummy- good for special occasions but a little pricey. The menu options were fantastic. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinner choices and certainly brought leftovers home! We usually save this restaurant to celebrate an event, birthday, retirement or the like. Worth the drive from Monson MA. Although we would definitely recommend Max's for any reason for a great meal anytime. The steaks are fabulous as well as the seafood. Desserts - well, we won't go there but will say -fabulous! Have not tried the outside terrace dining as yet but plan to before summer is out! Located next to BBHF We have also dined here prior to seeing a event at Symphony Hall or the MassMutual Center. Plenty of free parking and easy on/off to I-91.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max's Tavern dinner
    Glenn
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice dinner. Food was very good. The chopped salad was delicious. The Monkfish special had an Asian flair with great flavors. Our server was very pleasant and gave good recommendations, but service was slow for a Thursday evening - after being seated, we waited too long for our server to arrive with menus and water, we had to ask for bread to go with our salad, and when we finished our dinners, we waited too long for our plates to be cleared. The cheesecake dessert was a nice way to finish; next time I will try the. Bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Pleasant but rather expensive for the actual experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Ruma
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I had the opportunity of grabbing dinner at maxs, the environment itself is awesome, the service was great and professional. Food was good, and delivered quick. Overall great experience. I would highly recomend going here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    terrible service!! Mr Rosenthal need to spend some time at this location. It is getting worse by the day.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Max's is a great place for all occasions. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent..
    BuffaloRoam
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been to Max's numerous times.. and the food is always very good.. service it outstanding.. They tend to rush you with ordering right away etc..but we just told our waitress that we wanted a relax and take our time and she was very good about accomadating our request. Steak is the meal of choice , however it is very $$$$.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bright spot for good food
    NYerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Upscale dining in relaxed atmosphere, right next to the NBA Hall of Fame. A welcome addition to what seemed to this tourist to be mostly chain restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Working the Formula
    Ulysses4
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Max's is a busy and cheerful place. After many years, the Max Group knows how to produce a wide range of competent and pleasing dishes served by a pretty large staff that show up platoon style to help when needed. The wait staff appear to have considerable turnover, but are earnest. At the Tavern, look for comfort food, a good wine and beer list and a satisfying if not transcending meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great meal tonight. We started the meal with French Onion soup, lobster bisque and fried calamari all of which were great. For dinner we had rib eye steak, fillet mignon and mussels which was on the specials menu. GREAT GREAT GREAT, loved everything about the night, fine service and great food, cant get better than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good dining experience...
    Michaelcane
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Max's Tavern is a great place for lunch or dinner, especially for business-related meetings. Good ambiance, excellent service and always great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance, ok food...
    declancan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I've been there twice for lunch and the restaurant has the right look and feel. greeters and servers were very friendly. can get very noisy in the dining room during lunch. the booths are nice and comfy. I've only had salads there and both times the grilled chicken was very dry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch, better for dinner
    Arebiz
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is the only restaurant in Springfield which makes you feel you're not in Springfield.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    foodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've visited the restaurant on separate occasions for brunch, lunch, and dinner and have found it to be consistent and well worth the prices offered. Recently the Mother's Day brunch menu was limited but excellent. Previously, our salad/burger lunch and steak dinners were very good as well. The atmosphere is classy yet social and the bar area is great for apps and drinks. We'd definitely return for different occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time every time we come
    MarkBrooklynVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I visit my family in Springfield on a regular basis and this is my restaurant of choice whenever I need to take anyone out. Great steak, great fish items, and we truly enjoy the setting. The staff is extremely attentive and will do their best to take care of all your needs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate