Max's Wine Dive - Austin
Would definitely go again!We were searching for a meal late and found Max's. We were so pleasantly surprised! We shared the shrimp and grits. It was the best I've ever had. It wasn't over the top heavy and had a lovely broth that was yummy. The service was friendly and comfortable, but no intrusive. Would definitely go there again!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service/ food, great time!We went to Max's for brunch (highly recommend reservations!) and brought a friend from LA... it took a while to convince him that waffles and fried chicken was actually a good idea, but after the second mimosa, he agreed... and wasn't sorry!
The egg sandwich is my favorite by far - easily big enough to share - but this time I tried the mushroom and sweet potato hash. It had a spicy zing to it (but not overpowering) and the poached egg on top was perfection - enough runny yoke to season the hash (hard to find in a restaurant - they tend to come overcooked).
The servers are attentive but never pushy - despite the crowd, I felt as though we could have stayed at our table all day without being rushed out the door to flip it. Great place!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood wine and locally sourced foodInteresting wine list and love that so many items are locally sourced. I also really, really appreciate the gluten-free options. Would be nice to see a few more less expensive wines ($25-30 range) as there are many out there. Staff is always friendly and informative.
We will be back!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMax's wine dive was wonderful.Max's wine dive was wonderful. The food was great and very unique offerings. Their truffle max n cheese was SO GOOD. The service was great. They came by and refilled our glasses pretty frequently so we never had to track down a waiter. They do get really busy on weekends so I would suggest making a reservation ahead of time. If we drank wine then this would be the place to go. They have a extensive wine list and are very knowledgeable about their wines. We had a great time and will be returning.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit overrated but still goodI'd heard about Max's from several people in the Austin area as a great place to get fried chicken. Consequently, I've been trying to go there for a while but did not have a chance until now.
The menu is unique and different. Pricing is a bit high but worth it.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Max's!Brunch menu is awesome! There is something for everyone from the famous Chicken and Waffles, to the breakfast sandwich to the almond crusted french toast. And....the mimosas!!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur waiter was outstanding. I did not get his name5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food was excellent! FriedThe Food was excellent! Fried Chicken and Shrimp & Grits were amazing. Add the Mac & Cheese and you are set. Really enjoyed the wine list that included some unique choices and the service staff was friendly and helpful.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day brunch - upstairsHad a wonderful time with just the right combination of great food, casual atmosphere, and convenient location at Max's. Always intrigued by their flavor combinations, especially enjoyed the French Toast for brunch and thought the grapefruit juice mimosa was an interesting change of pace.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to relaxThe crew at this restaurant all seemed to work together as a team, great attention to details and to your needs. Wine selection was very good, service perfect, a great place for my wife and I to relax and just be together. We look forward to visiting at different times of the days, and days of the week to see how the mood of the place changes. This will be fun.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood brunchWent for Mother's Day brunch. Live music good but had to have volume decreased. Brunch items good but any menu items were a la carte. Max's is known for their fried chicken on waffles and these were not a buffet item and we were disappointed by that. Guess I should have called to clarify or ask when they confirmed.
Excellent service and good food. Will go again but only for menu items5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgraduatebrunch5/13/13 My son wanted to have a brunch for his graduation party. Heard this place had very good food with new/old feel. We had a great time with good service and really good food. In particular, the lemon poppy seed pancakes and almond crusted french toast were our favorites. Even though menu is limited, food was excellent. Modern feel from outside resturant with historic decor inside. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was a little neglectfulBut in general, this is a really fun, yummy restaurant with nice staff and good food at reasonable prices. Great place to meet friends for a casual lunch or dinner, and the brunch is YUMMY.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI Love Max's!Max's Wine Dive never disappoints. We try new wines, have great food and the servers are there to make sure we get what we want. Love it!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSo accommodating!We had requested a quieter table, and after a short wait they were able to accommodate that. Our server, Kendall, was very patient and informative and overall we had a great experience. If you don't mind a little bit of noise and are looking for good food in a semi-casual atmosphere, this is a great place to check out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you!I booked my reservations and asked them to order cupcakes for one of my guests Birthdays! They were able to accommodate and was great to work with!! Love the chicken sliders!!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food & awesome service!Awesome food & awesome service! We have a wonderful time every time we go. Props to the chef for making me my favorite thing that's not even on the menu anymore! Now that's good service :)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very pleased at theI was very pleased at the food and service at Max's Wine Dive. The specials were both good and a great value.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great service,great food, great service, great "scene"....highly recommend Max's4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat late night dinner spotWent here for a Bachelorette party. The ambiance is great; it's laid back and fun. I had set a really high bar for the food, so although it was excellent, I didn't think it was quite outstanding. The wine list was awesome and had a nice range to accommodate a variety of budgets and it's great if you need to do a late night dinner.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but could be betterWell, let's start with the good---The food was fantastic. I had their truffle egg sandwich, which was enormous and very tasty. I just wish I had split it with someone because it was too much for just one person.
My only complaint was that there were very limited drink options. Their menu offered both white and red sangria, but when we ordered the white sangria it was unavailable. Also, for those who don't want wine or champagne, it would have been nice to offer some type of beer/bloody beer special.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceOur family to include our extended family enjoyed a diverse meal. I have 3 children who are picky eaters. Each of them found a favorite on the brunch menu. Thank you Max! This all lead to a great environment and atmosphere.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie comfort food, pairedFoodie comfort food, paired with informed wine recommendations. This return tourist couldn't ask for more.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was so outstandingThe place was so outstanding we went back for breakfast on Monday 18th.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful brunchWe had a wonderful brunch here! Great food and great service!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNice selection of wine, someNice selection of wine, some interesting small plates. Great
place for a Burger.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. The friedLove this place. The fried chicken plate is outstanding.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent, ourService was excellent, our waiter even charged my phone for me :)3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Casual Hot SpotGreat place with a upbeat feel. Interesting food selections and all good. We tried the Fried Chicken and it was excellent. Definitely a hot spot so just understand it is a very social atmosphere with close quarters throughout the dining area.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM