MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.
MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.

MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxswinedive.com/fort-worth-west-7th-st/
  • Phone: (817) 870-1100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Stefon Rishel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: While MAX’s Wine Dive Fort Worth is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate cocktail-style events, and on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad Wherry 8178701100x
  • Special Events: Looking to host an event? Email cconger@maxswinedive.com for more details on MAX’s Wine Dive private event spaces, or give us a call at (817) 870-1100 to create the most talked-about event of the year (in a good way of course)!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matisse Dr.
  • Public Transit: Trinity Railway Express - Camp Bowie
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.
“Fried Chicken and Champagne?… Why the Hell Not?!”

At MAX’s Wine Dive, we’re all about bringing “gourmet comfort food” to our guests alongside a constantly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served with a down-to-earth, rock-n-roll style.

Looking to host an event? Email cwherry@maxswinedive.com for more details on MAX’s Wine Dive private event spaces, or to create the most talked-about event of the year (in a good way of course)!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St. reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)notable wine list (46)great for brunch (37)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (23)good for groups (23)special occasion (23)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (14)great for outdoor dining (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Wine bar Fort Worth
    DrrogiVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is a great addition to the ever growing food scene erupting in Fort Worth! Ambiance and decor ideal for an upbeat wine scene!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While we really enjoyed the
    31414
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    While we really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, the food was just okay, nothing all that special. We felt it was bit overpriced for what we got.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Loved my first visit but the radio was SO loud-I'm ok with a "bustling bistro" but this was just radio blare! They turned it down a bit but just not necessary Great joint--will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Max's
    RudeVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Max's Wine Dive is the best! The service is always amazing with a super knowledgable and witty staff. The food is always unique and beyond delicious. This place is truly the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit to FW restaurant
    Slid2astopVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Was a little disappointed, the chicken was not crispy... Also was so loud you couldn't hear the person across from you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Gluten Free Options!
    GlutenFriendly
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Max's Wine Dive is a great spot that I highly recommend to anyone, but if you happen to be celiac or gluten sensitive this restaurant should be your new best friend. It's not easy to find gluten free fried chicken and Chef Stephon does it to perfection. They also have several other gluten free items including key lime pie, which was great. General Manager Cody is very good about recognizing gluten free patrons and confirming all of their needs are met. We will definitely continue to frequent Max's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,fun night wirh friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    House-made hummus, tenderloin egg rolls, fried egg sandwich, chicken dinner, and redfish were ordered amongst our group. Everything was delicious! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    Blair
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We have wanted to try Max's for a while. We went for brunch. I had the Relleno and my fiancée the Blueberry pancakes. We split an order of breakfast potatoes. There wasn't 1 bite left on any of the plates. The server provided recommendations and was on point. There was great teamwork going on, and every one was friendly. All the surrounding tables seemed happy, as well. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Clem
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Fried egg sandwich. The best sandwich I have ever eaten that was not a hamburger. The second best sandwich was when I ate the other half of it for breakfast the next day, cold and straight from the to-go container. The chicken was great as well. Servers friendly and service was great. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not what it's pumped up
    Tammy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The service was really good, but the food was terribly under seasoned.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place - great wine list!
    ButterfliesVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Hope was a wonderful server, both personable and with a good knowledge of the wine selections. Love that they will open any bottle if you buy 2 glasses! Her recommendations were great! Enjoyed the energy of the place and the fried chicken was marvelous! Shrimp bisque was a special and needed to be hotter temperature wise but they accommodated that request immediately. The artwork and music add to the energy of the place. Truly enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Amazing food for everyone from gluten free to vegan to true carnivore. Stefon creates rich bold flavors that are so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was the first time we've
    Snowbaby
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was the first time we've been to Max's Wine Dive. It was a pleasant surprise. The service was excellent. The food was also excellent. My husband had the chicken and I had the shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. My husband said the chicken came in a close second to his mother's. From the previous reviews we thought we would be taking food home. The portions were not as large as we expected but certainly more than ample. We did not have appetizers, only entrees. The wine was exceptional. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but WAY TOO NOISY
    oldkat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Max's on Valentine's Day. The place we busy, but we were seated promptly. The food (my wife had oysters, I had a special pork chop) was good, but not spectacular. Our waitress was very pleasant and her service was good. However, the noise level was so high, due to the volume of the music, that we could barely carry on a conversation when 18 inches apart. Went there was a break in the music, we could talk normally. We are somewhat older and prefer a quiet dinner, not trying to eat in a rock concert. I will not likely revisit them as this seems to be what others have noted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Trip to Max's
    qualitypcVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a nice evening meal and the food was great. I had the Fried Egg Sandwich and my wife had the Fried Chicken. The wine choices were broad enough for anyone to find a favorite. We had reservations which were honored exactly on time. On the negative side the table seating is very close so romantic conversation and quiet discussions are impossible. The most disappointing experience however was the hostess who rudely advised us upon seating that the visit would be limited to one and one half hours. When we left slightly over an hour later there was at least eight tables open and no line waiting. I would have liked to stay a little longer and have a relaxing bottle of wine but we chose to move on to a more embracing venue.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Love
    KerrinhpVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went to Max's Wine Dive in Fort Worth, TX with another couple for Valentine's. The wine selection was vast, the service was impeccable, and the special Valentine's menu was excellent. We loved the casual atmosphere with great classic rock playing in the background at just the right volume. Can't wait to go back and try the brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine, good food
    FortWorthTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for a casual Valentines a Day dinner. It was fantastic. Had a few of the appetizers and wine instead if the set menu, which looked great BTW, just too much for us at the time. Tried the Malbec on the waiters advice, it was very good. Instead of desert we had the late harvest Malbec. It was so good we got a bottle to take home. Simply a great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exellent Service.
    Toaster
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time there after moving to the Fort Worth area from Chicago. I have been looking for good restaurants since I moved. This place is a gem. Interesting and tasty food, and an uber Wine Selection. Made a reservation for Valentines day, and the table was waiting, The waitress was superb, and the atmosphere was very nice. No Smoking is definitely a Plus! I will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    Thetortilla
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a 4 course valentines dinner reservation right next to the front door, so cool air came in constantly. Soup was ok, salad was poor, main course pork chop was a letdown, the only item that was enjoyable was the chocolate mousse dessert. Won't be coming back even for the wine that was less than expected for $39 bottle. Try down the street for wine at times ten cellar, excellent cheese tray.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sauce
    Mnewlon
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    in Ft. Worth for a tradeshow and sought this out. I have been to the Austin one and really enjoyed it. Sit at the bar if you can - the staff are really fun and attentive. Especially Carla - she is fantastic and you can implicitly trust her choice in the vino. Food is good but is HUGE portions. Easy to share a sandwich or a entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Big Surprise
    FTWJLO
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The name to me implies a wine bar with some pub grub. But this chef driven restaurant delivered a great big surprise! We started with chicken wings in a peanut butter and jelly sauce. Outstanding; moist and tender, and the sauce gave them an Asian twist with a slightly sweet finish. Next up were the Bison sliders with caramelized onions. Tasty nuggets of joy. For dinner, we had the signature fried chicken with greens and mashed potatoes. Another guest at our table had a flat iron steak with potatoes. The entrees were outstanding. Flavorful and moist. We also had two great bottles of wine which were less than a 2X mark up. Lastly, the service was friendly and attentive. In all, a great experience and an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Shoe
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    You really couldn't ask for more. Great wine list, absolutely wonderful food. Service is top notch. Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston locations are all different they all have there own Chefs menu. I would give 6 stars if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock & Wine
    ErinVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Very cute spot! Great local cheese board and wine selection. It is a small place, so it can get a little crowded, but totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    chalkrockr
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Overall my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The wine selection was great and our server, Trevor, was extremely helpful and friendly. The food tasted great and was presented excellently. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take a Pass
    WInkSprink
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Max's on 7th Street needs to get training from Max's in San Antonio. The menu options are below average in it looks like the chef is trying to be to hip instead of making good food. If you are in San Antonio go to Max's, if you are in Fort Worth go anywhere else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Home cooking style menu, but with a touch of gourmet. Just right. Go small and tasty with the seared scallops, or fill up with a pot roast or chicken plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 st trip to Max
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Our experience at Max's was most pleasant. The food , we had the fried Chicken & Max & Cheese, could not have been better. The wine selection is extensive & yummy. Our server directed us to a lower cost variety that was exquisite. WE had an issue with the poaced pears as they where not quite done & had not bee decored. the bits that where done were succulent & quite tasty. Without a moments hesitation when we mentioned the pears to our waiter he directed the manager to our table & he graciously took it off our bill. My wife & I are looking forward to a return trip soon. We don't get out much so we really appreciate being treated so nicely. I would recomend Max's to any & all . I am a retired chef & IMHO these guys get it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undecided
    DrBrettVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Max's is a nice little place, nestled in the Parkside area. Great service, very friendly, and a wonderful selection if wines. The menu is uneven - some great items, others not so great, but I have found the preparation to be inconsistent. For example the Max and cheese is sometimes very well prepared, other times runny and overcooked. The wine pours are unbelievably inconsistent. I think they need to reboot. Funny how one of the waitresses dissed other great FT establishments for inconsistent service, like Tim Love's restaurants!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Fort Worth's newest
    Fwnative
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great addition to the 7th street corridor. The wine list is, of course, a strong suit but the for was quite good. It is a little close and noisy so I wouldn't call it romantic but it is a fun place to come with friends . We did and had a great time. I'll go back and I don't even drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was absoutely wonderful
    Thea
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food was absoutely wonderful and the service great. Our waiter was quite knowledgable of the menu and wine list. We will definately return and reccomend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better last time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was my second trip to Max's. The first time, I thought the place was great. My experience from Saturday night was far from great. The service was awful. The waitress was nice but not competent. At those prices, you're going to have to be more than friendly. The appetizers were great. My scallops were delicious. My husband's pot roast was $24 and tasted like something I would make in crock pot on a busy weeknight at home. It came with what appeared to be mashed sweet potatoes and fried sweet potato straws. I think a green vegetable would have been a better side choice than "sweet potatoes, with a side a sweet potatoes". I will definitely think twice about eating here again. It was just too expensive for there being no "wow" factor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something New
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We wanted to try something new. Max hit the spot with its wine selection and entrees of fried chicken and shrimp with cheese grits. It markets itself as a wine bar with comfort food and holds true to its promise. Better still, our waitress was amazingly helpful with our wine selection and extremely attentive throughout our meal. By the glass or bottle, the wine list provides an ample selection. Max will also allow a selection from the bottle category with a two glass commitment. Max makes a good fit for Cowtown. We would suggest making reservations and allow ample time for parking unless you choose the valet parking option. We look forward to our next visit during their special happy hour.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free fried chicken
    Snotrag
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Gluten free fried chicken was great. So was the gluten free peanut butter cheese cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Max
    John
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    What a little gem! Even though our waitress was young. Her knowledge of wine and food was impeccable. The food was good. The extensive wine selection is amazing at Max's! It was a pleasure to watch the staff working. They were all attentive and extremely efficient. The Management team was also amazing. Two Managers worked the room while a third personally oversaw everything that came out of the kitchen. We will definitely be going back to Max's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd Visit - Surprised with Problems
    AnghoughVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    One of our plates was completely cold, was sent back to be heated. Also, had to keep reminding our waiter of the dairy & gluten free needs our table had, since one appetizer was delivered with dairy ingredients. Those are two big complaints in my mind, BUT we really like the Dive. It's a friendly and relaxed place, with a unique comfort food menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my third visit, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This is my third visit, and I have consistently received excellent service not to mention great food and wine. This place is a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Top DFW Find
    cr2eat
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This was our first trip to Max's and what a find. The service and staff were outstanding, and the food /brunch was quick and excellent. They have a very creative menu that is not your typical everyday fare. It would be great for a date night or special occasions. Last, although I typically wouldn't take my kids to a wine bar/restaurant, we did on this Sunday brunch outing and it was fine / kid friendly. Max's is an excellent find and on the top of my latest DFW list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for celebration
    YJO2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The fried chicken and the French toast was unbelievable. The service was great and the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You had me at Merlot!!!
    Aggravated
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The staff was great... The food was great (oyster Nachos are my new fav)... Every wine in the world.... Very cute.... Overall great! We were having a girl power night and wanted something new and different and Maxs did that for us! The chef should be kissed!!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but food came out pretty slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The atmosphere was cool, we went for Sunday brunch around 11:30a.m. It was pretty much full - it's not a large place, we made reservations and that helped. I ordered the eggs any way with bacon and a side of the blueberry pancakes. The eggs were way underdone, white almost still translucent and the food took over 30 minutes to come out. So I didn't want to sent them back thinking I'd wait another 30 mins. We were enjoying our mimosas though. I'd try it again, but not sure I "loved" it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic