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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
  • Address:
    4720 Washington Ave., Ste. B
    Houston, TX 77007
    Neighborhood:
    Heights / Washington
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/index.php
  • Phone: (713) 880-8737
  • Hours of Operation: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00AM
    Friday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00am
    Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00AM
    *Kitchen is closed Friday & Saturday from 3-4PM. Sunday kitchen is closed from 4-4:30PM. Regular beer/wine service still available.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Pellegrino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site and private event catering is available. click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/catering_private-dining/index.php. We love bringing the gourmet comfort food to you!
  • Entertainment: MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We continuously have upcoming wine tastings and other related events! Check our website to see what is coming up next, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/calendar-of-events/index.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepherd
  • Public Transit: Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Saturday nights and have both public and private lots available for all other days & times.
A word from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We came for restaurant week and had a wonderful time. There were three couples and two of us were celebrating anniversaries. The waiter brought out complimentary champagne with our desserts. We were also able to taste many open wines"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Girls nite for dinner. This was a good choice. Probably won't sit in the middle if the floor again, but the service was great and fried chicken was scrumptious 😊"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Had the opportunity to introduce my friend, Emily, to one of my favorite places- Max's Wine Dive! She let me order everything and said " I trust you, you've never steered me wrong". We shared the mac and cheese and added applewood smoked bacon, split tge drippy, delicious egg sandwich with truffle oil, and gad a taste of the fried chicken with honey- chipotle sauce ( totally makes the dish!!), before packing all the leftovers up for my hubby! Ordered a wonderful Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, which complimented the food perfectly! At our waiter, Keon's, suggestion we also tried a glass of his favorite and ended up bringing the rest of the bottle home. He was very attentive and friendly. We will definetely be back again!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I would've gave it 5 stars, but I was seated at the table right by the door and was disturbed by flies. Other than that, AWESOME! Food, service, atmosphere were all A+!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Prices a little steep, menu interesting, food OK, nothing special. wanted to like it more"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has good service and great food. We dined for HRW and were very satisfied. The appetizers were amazing. We ordered the mac and cheese and stuffed peppers. They both melted in your mouth and left you wanting more. The fried chicken is a staple here and well worth the trip. Good portion sizes and flavorful options to choose from. Dessert was just the right size. We tried all three desserts and we loved them all! Definitely a must to stop by. Even if it isn't restaurant weeks. However, don't expect a fully stocked bar. They only have beer and wine."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Good food! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A solid Houston gastropub."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I ordered the fish. It was OK I did like the fried oysters. Service was great"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Food was great, service was great. Its a good deal for HRW!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Thanks to Max's for a Great Birthday Dinner with my family!!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Crowd was too loud. Service was great."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Came for early dinner with kids. Our server was ok. Not loving the kids so much. I get it, its a wine dive.. Body language says a lot. Food was good as was the wine."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I usually meet friends midday for great food at Max's Wine Dive. I am not a fan of large crowds. Being there 30 minutes after opening was a perfect time for me. I simply needed a grapefruit juice mimosa and French toast fix. But, then I had to indulge in some jalapeño cheese grits. I loved the promptness of service and my waitress was beyond kind. I was thoroughly satisfied. Will definitely be back for another Saturday morning fix."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was really great. It is a small space and the music was a little loud, but the great wine list and the really delicious food more than made up for that. I would come back time and time again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was very good. I had the fried chicken. It was okay just kind of dry for my liking. My boyfriend had the Chicken Fried Lobster, which was WONDERFUL.. The plate is kind of expensive for the way the resturant looks. The plate was $40, and I felt for the atmosphere is should have been around $25, and especially once I seen the kitchen lol... Once we placed our orders the waitress did not come back to the table until it was time for the ticket. I counted the number of times she reached out to her other tables to make sure they were okay, but for us she couldn't reach out once. I was also expecting a better atmosphere it just very plain.. not a romantic place at all!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The service was great. The food is also very good. This was my fourth time at Max's Wine Dive. I will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was great...service was great too...was seated immediately. .accommodated my order change when I asked for an appetizer after ordering my meal..The entrée was served in a timely manner and was hot..."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food, of course...was amazing. We had the fried egg sandwich and it is a great one to share with someone. Simply divine! We also shared some french fries which we could not finish. It is just too big for one person. The service was excellent. In fact, all of the wait staff were on top of it! We never had to ask for refills or wait long to ask for anything. we will definitely be coming back...on a very empty stomach."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week to try dinner and were very pleased we did. The food was very good and the wine was great. The oysters and fried chicken are a must try. The also off very discounted prices on wine cases. If you like what you are drinking ask for a case price! We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great first experience our waiter was GREAT!!! we all enjoyed ourselves and will be back again really soon. the 15% off coupon helped too!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The waiter Josg was really nice and patient. We didnt have to wait long for the food and it was a nice atmosphere. Great customer service and great place for a brunch date with friends."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Famous fried chicken is awesome! Definitely would get the watermelon salad and mac'n'cheese again. Mix of people dressed up and dressed casual makes for comfortable setting."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were first seated in high chairs at a small table in front of the bar. For drinking: OK. For eating, I prefer a more secure perch. Staff was agreeable changing us to a seat along the wall. The four-course HRW menu provided plenty of food. The oyster appetizer was great, wonderful flavor and crunch; the mac n cheese also top-notch. The house salad, fine but unremarkable. We weren't too excited about the other entree offerings, so we ordered the fried chicken, which was juicy and crisp. The mashed potatoes were OK (glad they left out the skins), but my first experience with collard greens will probably be my last. The desserts were also unremarkable. Maybe a C+/B- overall. Our server Laura was professional, pleasant and prompt."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I have eaten here MANY times. Disappointed burger...dry no flavor....I was so looking forward to this dinner with friends at one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We love Max's Wine Dive! It's a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from home. The appetizers and entrees are new American infused with southwestern and Tex-Mex flavors applied to foods ranging from fresh gulf shrimp to southern fried chicken and collard greens. Delicious! When we're in doubt about a wine, the servers have always recommended excellent pairings. The service is efficient but never rushed."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Just so so. And not sure if it was because of HRW or not. Early Sunday dinner reservation and still we were seated smack up to the hostess stand. Food arrived jumbled with apps coming out after salads and drinks coming after both. Companion ordered their signature burger medium. It arrived rare. Signature fried chicken was heavenly with just a nice jalapeño kick. Desserts were nothing special. Warm chocolate brownie was supposed to have an ancho chile pick up but lacked the verve. Also was supposed to be accompanied by a cinnamon ice cream but we denoted vanilla."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "They might want spread their reservation times out a bit. While we were done eating and trying to enjoy our last mimosa we felt like we were being pushed out. They sat a family of probably 7 at the table next to us waiting on us to leave......"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "What a great little gem! The food was unbelievable, as was the service. Very friendly staff and special prices for brunch wines was a lovely surprise. Cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was my first time going. The food and staff were amazing! I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Best wine list. Best comfort food fusion with a twist."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great high end comfort food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went there to meet a friend who had suggested it for it's good for the "soul food"! We had a great time, service was swift, we were seated with in 5 minutes for reservations at 12 noon. Service was very attentive, and friendly. Food was served hot and as ordered. LOVED it! We will be back for sure! Parking is very limited, but valet is available at no charge, just make sure you tip all your servers generously... these people take care of you!!! Thanks for the opportunity and great experience!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great friend chicken! Came here two weeks in a row because it is JUST that good. Best fried chicken in Houston by far."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 and it was everyone's first time experiencing the dinner menu. The ambiance was great and the food and service was excellent. We will definitely be back for brunch! Even though the place is elbow to elbow, it is still qa quality experience! Kudos to the CHEF!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is great, so is the wine selection, it's just so loud in there. You have to yell across the table to talk to someone you're sitting right next to"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food was good but I thought they would have Liquor and they did not the menu list was somewhat limited because when I asked about some of the dishes on the menu they were not offering them that night my Wife likes wine but I'm a Scotch man myself which they did not have but all in all we may go back again"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Went with some friends for Sunday brunch. We had a hard time deciding on a selection so we all chose a different item to share and it was ALL delicious! Service was great and mimosa's sealed the meal. We all plan to return!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "First time for brunch... don't expect a bottomless buffet with food getting either stale or scarce but more a nice breakfast, or lunch, well, brunch, with real dishes and good food (ok, if you like eggs Benedict starring hard boiled eggs under a blanket of shrivelled-up Hollandaise, it's your right, but try another place). Service as always impeccable (Josh)."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "There wasn't a single part of our visit that we didn't enjoy!! The fried chicken lived up to its reputation. The deep fried lobster tails and shrimp & grits were terrific. The chocolate mousse was delicious too! We'll definitely be back!! Can't say enough about our server too! He was friendly & very helpful when it came to educating us about the food & wine."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love their grits! The food was excellent.. The vibe from everyone and everything was great! We went for a birthday lunch and it was cool... Definitely a must return spot!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014