MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston-214-fairview-st/contact/
  • Phone: 7135289200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 10AM – 12AM
    Tuesday – Thursday: 4PM – 12AM
    Friday & Saturday: 10AM – 2AM

    *Brunch served Friday – Monday, 10AM – 3PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Michael Pellegrino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, lcryer@lascoenterprises.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Jimenez 8669453142

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taft St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.
At MAX’s Wine Dive it’s all about the EXPERIENCE. We’re passionate about food and wine - just like you! We pride ourselves on bringing you gourmet comfort food made from the highest-quality local ingredients in an exciting and unique atmosphere. In addition, we price our wines on a retail model - you can find amazing wines from around the world at the most competitive prices in town - and then take some home with you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (93)neighborhood gem (85)great for brunch (82)fit for foodies (79)hot spot (48)vibrant bar scene (46)special occasion (29)great for outdoor dining (29)great for lunch (27)good for groups (26)late-night find (20)romantic (17)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • This place never fails!
    sparoo
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I love Max's Wine Dive on Fairview. This is def my "go to" restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is always great, the menu changes often enough to where there is always something I have not tried. The service is fantastic! They truly know what they are doing! Thank you again for a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Badbrunch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    No attention from server. Drank tea& they were out of sweetener. Greasy food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch spot!!!
    gr06
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've never been disappointed. The wait staff is great and the food is on point!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as usual
    hbhoneyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great time and the weather was perfect for patio dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mmmmm
    justhomas1911
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Would not go back do to me making a Appt and they sitting us outside
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, laid back atmosphere.
    notafoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Stumbled upon MAX's last minute when the place we were headed was closed for a private party. Couldn't have been happier with the experience. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable on both food and wine (have wines by the glass, but will open most bottles if you are going to have at least two glasses). Loved the relaxed atmosphere, very refreshing and unexpected - perfect overall balance between noise level/music and the brightness inside. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits were phenomenal. I was reluctant to try the pulled pork stuffed peppers bc of the chimichurri, but very happy I did - they were great! Chimichurri is just drizzled along edges, was able to eat around it as the server promised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for wine drinkers
    HolostoiVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Thumbs up to the pate, wine options, and dessert. However, the fried chicken not up to the hype and mashed potatoes were cold. I would go back but recommend ordering of the seasonal entree side of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    Aubietx75VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Can't go wrong this place never disappoints. Service is good and the good is better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My brother and I visited on Labor Day and it was great! I had heard wonderful things about their fried chicken so I decided to check out the location and it did not disappoint. It was their brunch crowd and it was a little packed when we first got there but people started thinning out. The music was great, the food was great, the service was excellent. $2.50 mimosas don't hurt either!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced, Mediocre Food
    ArchbackVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have been to Max's Wine Dive at least 6 times in the past year, both the Fairview and Washington locations. I really tried to like this place, but to no avail. I've tried the fried chicken, Max 'n Cheese, Brunch, Champaign Salad, and a few other options on the menu. Not impressed. Max's falls into the category of cuisine I call "Shock and Awe." Everything is over the top and over priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food and service. Left my wallet there. Half way to Austin realized it. Drove back everything intact. First class and honest people.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal slightly rushed
    FranklinVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed a nice dinner at Max's on Saturday, taking advantage of one of the last days of restaurant week. The meal was for the most part good, except they rushed us through a little for no real reason. We had a 7:30 res and were drinking plenty of wine, so the pacing seemed a little strange. Otherwise it was a good experience. I will definitely return, but perhaps we'll order our wine first and wait on the meal order a little.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Max's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a great brunch; food was delicious; our server, Erin, was personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the wine of course
    Michelled
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a great time here for restaurant week. Our server informed us of their wine specials and we walked out with 3 bottles at a great price. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service!
    MissyLea
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chandler was top notch! Made our evening! Knew his wine. Food was really good. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodwinegirl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my second and last time dining here. The fried chicken was terrible, however the mac & cheeses was great. The hot wings were so tough that I could not eat them I was so disappointed. The Chardonnay was buttery, smooth and delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, super delicious!
    Agk1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our fifth time dining at Max's, but the first time to eat brunch. It was AMAZING. The quality and flavors of all our items were fabulous. Super great server (Grace.)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Menu choices were very good. Service was almost too fast, with courses coming while others were still being eaten. But the atmosphere was nice, very very loud, but fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best fried chicken ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We visited Max's Wine Dive for the Houston Restaurants Week. Arrived and found out we had made our reservation for the wrong day. The hostess graciously informed us of our blunder and we were seated in 20 minutes. We choose 2 different items for each course. The Caesar and watermelon salads were good. The Not your Momma Nachos were surprisingly tasty. The pulled pork stuffed peppers were melt in your mouth fabulous. For our entrees, we choose the famous fried chicken and the signature blend burger. There can not be any better fried chicken or burger in existence. The collard greens and mashed potatoes that came with the chicken were out of this world. We fought for the last bite. The burger was very tender and full of flavor. Best ever!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a great place, and for restaurant weeks, it had a great special. Service was great at first, but diminished as the night went on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummm!
    FUFB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Max & Cheese was outstanding! The Service friendly and knowledgable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Birthday
    thouston826
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I was there to celebrate my upcoming birthday with friends. We had wonderful service and are planning to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not enough wine!
    AggieAngie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was very good! Wait staff pleasant. Wine service not excellent. Most glasses served were NOT filled to a normal sized glass of wine. Very short.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Washington location
    MattyB
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Elegantly funky setting, more spacious and slightly less noisy than Washington location. (Although both are too loud for the visiting we wanted to do). Food is imaginative and yummy. Way better than one expects from bar food. Service is the right mix of attentive and friendly without interrupting our fun. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HRW '14
    AllIdoisEat
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Took the opportunity to try this place out for HRW this year. Tried my friend's Fried Egg Sandwich and it was to die for! Was pretty happy with my food(I had the oyster nachos, caesar salad, and fried chicken as main course) The only exception was the dessert I picked. "Birthday Cake in a Glass" was disappointing. Was pleased with the service and ambiance/environment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week menu a delight
    Wino4Sure
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Pulled pork and oyster starters were really yummy and the fried chicken main course is always a delight restaurant week or not. The kitchen was a little slow, but the server made up for it with a really great attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort
    deeonly1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great place to get comfort food. I had the chicken wings and donuts; which is a nice spin off of the traditional chicken and waffles. Not for the faint of heart or anyone trying to watch their calories. Need a good cheat meal, sunday brunch here is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waittress
    BellaireFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    But everything else is just above average. Great if you like heavy food and want to fill up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    AliW
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my mother and grandmother here for brunch last Sunday and we had a great time. The chicken fried lobster and mac and cheese were so good! It was my first time at this location and it was great and not too crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my second visit to this Max's location. As usual with Max's, the food, service and wine was great. The staff is very accommodating and very friendly. I dined with a group for Houston's Restaurant Weeks, and we had a great time. Just FYI, if you are dining with a party of more than 6, the bill cannot be split, but that was not a problem for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    rocketgirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Erin was our waitress and she made the whole night great. She was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine... She was a great representative for the restaurant. We had the restaurant week menu which was awesome. A great selection of their classics at a reasonable price. We had the famous fried chicken and the Mac and cheese... The brownie dessert was our fave. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time experience
    Empress1908
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My first time visiting this spot was a great experience. Food was great and we received great service. Will return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Ladyofthelake
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food and drinks. A girls night out to remember. Will be going back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, Friendly Staff, OK Food
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First time to visit this relatively new Max's location and brought another couple along for the experiment. We arrived to an empty resturaurant at 6pm and were quickly seated in the back. Within an hour, every table was full. The noise level is significant here (sound appears NOT designed for the space, just used two monster speakers as opposed to small, more distributed speakers) so table conversations were strained. Clearly the place is appropriately named Wine Dive with an extensive and robust wine list. The wait staff attends weekly wine classes and are knowledgable and experienced with the vast selections. Although known for their odd food combinations, the combinations seemed uninspired and weak. The normal menu lacks diversity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • melinda roquemore
    MelR
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good food and excellent service. Ask for Chandler and he will provide you with the best service ever with a smile.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have fun, eat well.
    BandN
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Creative and tasty food in a casual, bar dominated environment. Signature fried chicken and burgers were very good. Other noteworthy items - mac 'n cheese, bread pudding. Friendly service, makes you feel at home. If you like loud music, lots of happy people and good food, this is your place!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chicken
    NewHoustonFoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is one of my favorite spots in the DFW area and I was excited to learn they had locations in Houston. In my party for brunch were my two sons and I. While they enjoyed what they ordered, I would have liked to see more options for kids. Service was GREAT! The one area in which I was extremely saddened by was the menu option for chicken and..... I came in for Chicken and Waffles. I didnt realize that the different locations offered a variation on this dish. However, Chicken and Donuts is not a winner in my book. What saved the day, the Chicken. I ordered Chicken breasts for myself and wings for my boys (to supplement their kids meal) and they were fighting for the last piece. They definitely want to return. Waffles next time?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for brunch
    TeeLee83
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My first time at this location. Initially tried the crawfish benedict. It was not very good. No flavor. I switched to the wings and doughnuts. Much better. Speedy service. Nice location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    saintsgrlVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The fried chicken is amazing!!! service was great. will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    debs410
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to Max's for Houston Restaurant Weeks and were not disappointed. The waitress was friendly and down to earth, but still professional, and the food was delicious. We all shared each other's dishes and were happy with the results. We will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.