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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
  • 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
  • "We had visiting guests and wanted to share one of our favorite night spots. You didn't disappoint!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I received a gift card from my daughter on Fathers Day. We live in Katy and had never read of this restaurant prior to this visit. WE chose Max's other than the tasting room based on the menu and my daughter's recommendation. My wife and I were surprised how tightly the tables are together in the dining area, but got bench setting on the end and had plenty of room. My wife had Fried Chicken and I had the special (Chicken Fried Lobster). Both dishes were FANTASTIC. I am a Wine sales person and my wife and I have drank many excellent wines over the years. The food and service exceeded our expectations, I highly recommend this restaurant. The only negative is the noise level can be loud, it isn't the best for a romantic dining experiance."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've been to this location as well as the one in Dallas. I usually frown at chains because they're rarely the same. I've had great experiences at both! The food, the service, the mimosas, the atmosphere...it's always EXTREMELY busy so the loud noise and the "hustle and bustle" is just a part of the experience. I love it! Just be sure to MAKE A RESERVATION!! Thankfully I always have, so I walk straight in. But I've seen others annoyed at the fact that they have to wait for hours...literally...with no waiting area. But try it! I always get fried chicken and greens...so yummy to my tummy and so well seasoned :)"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "You have to have their Fried Egg Sandwich and their French Toast!!! Another mush have is their Fried Chicken! Definitely my favorite place for brunch!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Let the server know we were going to the theater - he was great at getting our order in and food delivered so we had plenty of time to eat leisurely. Menu is very varied - from full meals to quirky appetizers - try the fois gras with peanut butter and jelly - it's fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went with a group of 6 everyone's meal was great. The fried lobster tale was awarded best meal ever!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I always go to Max and Wine Dive. The food/service are always amazing!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I visit a Max's every chance I get when I'm in Texas! I'm live in Arkansas and would love it if they opened one in Fayetteville, AR. This place is worth the drive though. I love the French toast and the fried egg sandwich. I was also able to try the jalepeno hot cakes and wow just wow. They were amazing!! As everything always is, thank you again for creating a fun atmosphere and great food!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food here excellent, no doubt about it. Probably best fried chicken in town. That said, be prepared to put up with pretentious attitude and nonsense such as forced valet parking and being told that diet soda isn't available at brunch "unless it's a mixer." Not customer focused and doesn't need to be given its popularity. Would probably step over your dead body to serve the next person. Valet peeling around the corner in my car was the nail in the coffin. Won't ever be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "With the crab/cheese fondue sauce. WILL CHANGE YOUR ENTIRE LIFE."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Chicken best ever, so crispy and the pancakes with corn and jalapenos were terrific. Can say enough about the side of max n cheese! One friend had the egg sandwich, which I will return and order for myself. Definitely will be back for Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was a group of four we had reservations. Some ladies had emails 15% first time visit, the waiter was very confused on the email stated he had to go get the manager for approval. The manager came and looked at the email and walked away. We had to wait in between this about 5 minutes, no one said yes or no to accepting the email with the 15% off. So finally I had to abrudtly ask either you going to accept the 15% off or not, we do have money to pay for our meal. I think also it would be nice if they could separate the bill when there is a party of two or more.The manager was rude at the end"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had reservation on July 12th for a birthday brunch. The seating was way too close and the server was not pleasant at all nor did he try to be helpful with anything. The mimosa they served was just awful. This was my first time there and I will never go back. This place is way to cramped !!! It was so bad that we got up and went next door to Molinas and had wonderful service and had a marvelous time !!! Never go to this place !!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went to Max's Wine Dive for dinner the other night for my husbands 30th birthday. They don't make a big deal (or offer any specials) for birthdays but we always love their food. My husband got (and has once before) the shrimp and jalapeño cheese grits and LOVES it. He won't get anything else on the menu because he loves it that much. I got the special - chicken fried lobster with a lobster bisque scream sauce and mashed potatoes. It too was phenomenal. The only complaint I had for the night was the price of the special. They don't advertise the price of the special and we were a little surprised by the steepness of the bill. Needless to say, we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a perfect example of a place that does not know what they are - bar or restaurant. I had dinner reservations and we sat down. After 15 minutes of just being served water and no greeting from any server, we left and had a wonderful dinner at Nara."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, and food came to the table quickly. The waiter was subpar, however. It was out first time at the restaurant and he was not helpful when asked his opinion on the dishes and it seemed he was rushing us/in a hurry to land the table when we were deciding our drink orders. When it came time to pay the bill, we informed the waiter we would need the bill split and he said he was unable to split the bill, but he could ring it up separately at the register. We each placed our credit cards in the wallet and the server then stated he couldn't determine the amt to put on each card meaning we needed to calculate the price of our food x tax. Seems stupid to me."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have wanted to visit this restuarant for some time. We went for the National Fried Chicken Sunday. It was delicious! Fabulous service! I'va told everyone I know about this place."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "What can you say. Excellent service great food. I went to the one in San Antonio and this one was just as good. Want to impress that special lady in your life? Take her here. She won't be disappointed"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have written many reviews for Max's Wine Dive. They are consistently great! Food, service, etc is wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Brought 2 friends for their 1st time...they loved the food and so did also. Only problem I had was being charged for something I didn't get...I forgot to remind the waiter to take item off my bill."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great place for a unique brunch experience!! The menu is unlike any other, and the food is simply incredible!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Do I need to say anything else? The wings and cakes for brunch are the perfect combo of salty savory and sweet."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love this place so much!!!!! I recommend this place to everyone. But please please make a reservation, you will be sorry if you don't!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was absolutely devine!!! My friend had the famous champagne and chicken and I had the chicken and risotto, the service was impeccable. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Mac and cheese is to die for. I'm sure everyone's already heard it but every time I go the mac and cheese is perfection. Consistency like that is very hard to find. I have the problem in my own restaurant. We came pretty late, one of the last people in the place and everyone was perfectly nice about it. I understand how much that sucks when you think you get to go soon and then someone walks in but they were respectful and pleasant about it. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal. Thank you guys!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "music was so loud at 10am that at our table of four we couldn't carry on a conversation. This was a sunday brunch not a frat party"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "dined at Max's on a Sat night (there were four of us). Food just okay fish and chips were fishy. Mashed potatoes VERY SALTY and I enjoy salt. Friends gnocchi way too salty. Highly salted food is an egregous error and Max's was guilty of this in three of the four dishes we ordered."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "the menu did not have everything that you were able to orderthe dish we wanted was not on the menu but we asked the waiter about it and it was available"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hello, We enjoyed our dinner. I had Bison Sliders and my date had the Salty Dog. We both loved every single bite of our meal. This place is fun to have dinner with wine. Our waiter was great and we have had him before and he is always on top of things and gives great suggestions. We will be back. One tip....make reservations ahead of time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Friday-Saturday food seems to be cooked better, in my experience. I got the fried chicken they are famous for on a Wednesday and the white meat was dry and overdone. The fried oyster nachos were unusually messy, but still tasty. Their presentation was a bit lacking this time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The fried lobster special is a must have if it's offered!! Delicious goodness! Red wine list is much better than their white wine list. Service is always friendly, knowledgable and attentive."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "First time goer and I enjoyed the fried chicken... I payed back atmosphere which is a big plus in my book.."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place to enjoy a Dad's Day meal....Chef's specialty's are amazing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "So I've been heAring great things about this place and been dying to go! Went for Father's Day I will say reservations are need so you don't have to wait. I had the southern fries chicken... It was just like my grandma's greens where cooked perfect and the potatoes where just like I like em seasoned and fresh! My BF had the lobster tail with chicken fried chicken he says everything was mouth watering. We also got a bottle for mimosas and the champagne they served with it was by far the best. Not too bitter not & not to bubbly! Price was fit for that plate of heaven!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This place has great food but in such a small space. I was literally touching elbows with the neighboring tables. Not a good place for claustrophobic! There were little gnats flying around and I had to keep swatting my food, mind you I was indoors. The waiter was never around and messed up my order. The food was amazing tho. I had the creme brûlée French toast with house potatoes (which were dripping in grease) and my boyfriend had te jakes cakes and wings. The wings are to die for!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "From skinny jean hipsters who tees are extra small Max's Wine Dive welcomes all You'll see clean crisp businessmen And will definitely come again They take can take a simple dish And make it complete your wish A fried egg sandwich or chicken that is fried I guarantee you'll be satisfied A little vino to compliment it all. I definitely had a ball!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything has great flavor, and gets your taste buds dancing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you don't go for anything else their Crème Brulee French Toast is the go for!!! I looked these guys up on yelp, tripadvisor, etc....and lots of folks make mention of their chicken, it was okay. My husband and I went for brunch and tried to sample at least a quarter of the menu options....#1 was the Crème Brulee French Toast, Close second was their Chicken Fried RIBEYE!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ordered tapas style by choosing several appetizers. Pan Boracho - not my cup of tea, my girlfriend said it could have used some salt. Lobster Fries - Good, but not worth the $24 it cost. Chicken Sliders - Yummy! And of course the collard greens are always great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Another great visit to Max's! One of my favorite places to go with friends and hubby. Brought my 78- yr old Mother and brother there since they were in town for graduation. We ordered for the table and chose the wine - both of which were great! My mother was bothered by the noise level and overlapping conversations from closely- situated tables. As a younger person (40), I had not really noticed before or been bothered by it, and I realized it may have been a bit much for her. Overall, they loved the place, loved the food, but perhaps too much for an older adult. Ps make sure you ask them to add Applewood Smoked Bacon to the Mac and Cheese and not to forget the honey- chipotle sauce for the fried chicken- egg sandwich was perfecto!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014