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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave
  • Address:
    4720 Washington Avenue, Suite 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
  • Email: info@lascoenterprises.com
  • Phone: (713) 880-8737
  • Hours of Operation: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00AM
    Friday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00am
    Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00AM
  • 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
  • "Growing up in Mississippi and then moving to the Midwest leaves my palate in constant cravings for good fried chicken. MAX's Wine Dive has delicious fried chicken! My fiance enjoyed the brulee French toast. Each of us enjoyed a (definitely overpriced but good) pimosa."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It is one of those places that if you lived in Houston & now live somewhere else; when you get back, its on the list of" have to have" while I am in town. In fact; my wife relocated & now is there for a year. I go down once to twice a month. I make sure I get the Red Velvet Pancakes with Lemon Butter... They are know for the fried chicken however all of the food is equally delicious & flavorful. On this visit the special was chicken fried lobster smothered in this crab sauce....Amazing....They serve a delicious cheese grits, steak and egg sandwiches but with a gourmet taste. I usually get the house white wine and the selection they offer is expansive. More than likely there will be a line when you arrive but the wait is worth it....ENJOY"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We waited a lengthy time to obtain our food then the order was wrong and took longer than the first time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed with anything while having brunch with either my girlfriends or boyfriend! The atmosphere is amazing! Staff and food are beyond fab! Max's is a brunch must an easy addiction!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I've been to Max's several times and always enjoy the food and service. You never get tired of the menu since they have a seasonal menu and there is always something new to try. Lots of quality wines to try too."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always good. Enjoyed as usual. Seated timely. Good arrived hot"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the atmosphere and loved the food. Everything was delicious and was absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've come to Max's on many ocassions for Brunch and have never been disappointed. The staff are always energetic and pleasant, and the food is amazing!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Good as usual but they never pay attention to special request via open table reservation so don't bother putting one."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was my first time there and it was also my birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and great service we received!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good food, service, and nice staff just a bit crowed. If you don't mind being bumped into here and there it's fine. Too many tables in a small space."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fab. The server was great at his job and very knowledgeable about both the food and the wine..we had the red peppers...so good we ordered twice...chicken fried lobster was ok otherwise all the food looked and tasted great....fast service but not pushy Going. To try their other branch in Houston"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "When you go to Max's you know the food will be great. It was not my first time there, but it was for a few members of my party. It was however, my first time brunching at Max's. I was well pleased. The server was really patient as it took a few in my party a while to get there do to inclement weather, he was great. The food was great and everyone had a wonderful time. For a nice intimate dinner of a family brunch Max's Wine Dive is a great choice! I love it!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Jakes cakes are always a winner. It was my date's first time and he absolutely loved the southern fried chicken and greens. Slam dunk."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I enjoy conversing over a bite to eat and a nice glass of wine. Max's was the perfect place to fulfill that need. The brunch menu was impeccable and the vibe was on point as usual. This was the first time we've gone on Sunday. Thankfully I made reservations in advance :-)"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We used to go here every two weeks for several months and then they changed the menu and weren't impressed with the new servings. We went back this weekend after almost a year hiatus and now the prices have skyrocketed, they have even more fried dishes and the service was okay. We bought a bottle of wine and our server uncorked the bottle, asked me to taste it and then left it on the table for us to pour ourselves. Needless to say, this was their third strike for us and we will never be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I go to this restaurant frequently just for the fried chicken plate. It is great. I just wish they would understand that we need the right pepper sauce for the collards. Everything else is nearly perfect. Only minor complaint is that it has gotten much noisier recently."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was my birthday dinner and we decided to bring a cake unfortaunely the manager informed us cakes were not allowed in the resturant, so instead we told are waiter it was my birthday. He brought a cake and ice cream cup with a candle on top. When we received are taps the entire meal was together and could not be separated and there was a charge for the ice cream and cake cup. The food was delicious but unfortunately it's not a place I would recommend someone celebrate their birthday or visit with a large group unless there is one tap."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My brother in law and his wife were in town and we wanted to take them out for brunch. This was the best spot! We had a both near the ensure. Our waiter greeted us promptly and our order was served within minutes. We had a wine made in Italy to set everything off. The food was hot, fresh, and so tasty. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Made an early reservation for a birthday asking for a nice table & letting them know it was a birthday dinner. When we arrived it was not busy but no one greeted us or escorted us to a table.The table was was in a terrible location. Although we had a bag with a birthday balloon on the the server never acknowledged the birthday. The server was not attentive & basically took the order & brought the bill (he did not even ask if we would like dessert). When leaving, I noticed that at another table, their server brought out a dessert with birthday candles for their customer. The fried chicken is very good but the service is terrible. We will definitely not return.Skip the Max's Wine Dive on Washington-You'll get better service at Chick Fil A ."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I love Max's Wine Dive for dinner but had to try it for brunch - it was delicious. the only complaint we had was the music was extremely loud, so it was hard to hear at times. But the food and service was great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very energetic. The fried egg sandwich is awesome. I sent it back as it wasn't fried hard enough but that was rectified instantly. My wife enjoyed the chicken, greens and potatoes. A really nice door and the valets were pleasant as well."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I have been here a few times now and the food is always excellent and the staff is always helpful!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have been here many times and it never fails to please me. The food is good-a little off beat- such as chicken fried lobster. The service is all you could expect. The wine list is adequate but not great- but you can find a decent wine at reasonable prices . This is one oft favorite watering holes I'm Houston. I suggest you try the fried oysters if you go. They are out of this world. This is a five star dining experience"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Made reservations for 4 and we ended up with a 5th person....despite how packed it was they made it work and we had plenty of room and great service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It seems they can get away with the pricing because of the location but I just did not feel like I got what I paid for... Fried chicken for $16? Really all of 3 pieces with collard greens and bite sized potatoes. I didn't really see anything on the menu that was appitizing so I got the famous fried chicken. My grandma did better hands down. Still, give it a try if money isn't an issue. Two plates, xtra side of fruit and champagne w tip was $78. Rather burn that sorta $$ at BRC!!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had brunch there and the good was great. I would tell anyone to go atleast once to experience the scene, it's pretty different and I think you'll be hooked after you go."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always good energy. Food was really good. Had oyster appetizer, jalepeno crabmeat appetizer, and pot roast. All were very good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is OK. I would definitely come here for brunch if i decided to come back. When I came for dinner I was not impressed. For brunch I had the RVP. I thought it was weird to pay $12 for 3 pancakes and have no choice for a side so I added 3 chicken wings at an additional price. . Overall the meal was mediocre. The wings needed more seasoning. The best thing about the place is the ambiance; Its small but energy on Sunday is cool."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Only had one negative thing to say. I made a OpenTable reservation at 1:30 2 weeks prior to me actually visiting the establishment. I had to wait 50 minutes past my reservation time. While walk-ins were being seated within 30 minutes of there arrival. Guess I should of been a walk in customer because clearly having a reservation means nothing to that establishment."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for Sunday brunch and was not disappointed. The red velvet pancakes were amazing!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Max's is the best place to eat at. The food is best and the drinks are awesome too. I come here all of the time. I and my wife enjoy this place overall."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Been there twice in two weeks. Took the wife for her bday and my daughter the next week. My daughter lives in New Orleans and is a food connoisseur, she loved Maxs Wine Dive just as much as we do."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I came to Max's with a friend after the Rodeo Run. I was a bit worried because we were 15 minutes late for our reservation due to downtown traffic, and we were still in our running gear. Our table was still available and the hosts didn't give a second glance at our sweaty attire (thank goodness!). The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was out of this world. I had the chicken wings and pancakes, which were like flat cornbread, only better. This has been my best dining experience in the last year. Kudos to Max's for a fun, tasty, thoroughly enjoyable brunch experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything was terrific, from the atmosphere, service, food and the price."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The brunch experience is outstanding! Great atmosphere, service and food!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 and made a reservation in advance. We arrived 15 min early, and was not seated until 45 min after our reservation time. Once we were finally seated, waiter was prompt and attentive. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "WE FELT EXTREMELY RUSHED, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE THERE AT 5:45PM AND ONLY A COUPLE OF OTHER PATRONS IN THE RESTAURANT; THE HAPPY HOUR FRIED EGG SANDWICH AND SALAD WERE AWFUL (AND THIS IS NOT OUR FIRST TIME HERE)! I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN THEY BECAME A SPEC'S LIQUOR, BUT REALLY DIDN'T APPRECIATE THE SALES PITCH TO BUY CASES OF WINE! OVERALL, THE BEGINNING OF OUR NIGHT OUT WAS A DISMAL FAILURE, THANKS MAX'S."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Atmosphere is really chill during the work week. Service is impeccable; never waiting for a return. I will return :)"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was my Valentine location of choice to take my husband, it was his first visit. He ordered the signature chicken dinner while i tried the shrimp & grits.. We both were very pleased with our selections!! Great food, excellent white wine, & great customer service.."
    Dined on 2/14/2014