MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

  • 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: 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. reviews from OpenTable diners
  • One of my Favs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Service/food is ALWAYS amazing. Period. I've even made the mistake of going to brunch on a Sunday with a large group of people and no reservation (although I would not suggest them for a large group dining out). If though they we're probably quite irritated they tried their hardest to accommodate us instead of just telling us "oh well we have no space for you". The manager is always very professional and courteous and very hands on. The have had the same servers since I originally started going a year ago. I love this place. And their collard greens taste like they were made in grandmas kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All is well except the noise level!
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I am not sure there is anything that can be done, but the noise level for Sunday Brunch was quite high. It was hard to be heard by the wait staff and hard to talk to our fellow diners. The Service and Food is always top notch. Another neat thing they do is allow you to sample wines that then can be bought by the case!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Fried egg sandwhich with a fried chicken breast on it was SOooooo good. Really interesting flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday Sweetie
    MrsSDE
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    For my husband's birthday, I treated to him Maxis Wine Dive and we loved it! Our table was ready when we arrived for our reservation and the atmosphere was awesome! The food was magnificent and I will surely be back for the chicken and collard greens!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We hosted my best friend's birthday brunch on 11/16/14. We had a great time and the food was awesome! I will return to try other items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Brunch......
    HoustonGuy24
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had the pleasure of enjoying Saturday Morning Brunch at Max's Wine Dive. The food and service was impressive. My Girlfriend and I enjoyed the ambiance and service provided on the trip. Very cool place with diverse crowd. Also, they offer free Valet parking. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot!
    massemail
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love the atmosphere here...upbeat and hip. So many different and really interesting choices on the menu. Will have to go back several times to try different things. The Mimosa's were wonderful...more champagne than most. If you like Mac N Cheese, then this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Good service
    LiveHoustonVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good food. Good service. Would recommend steak and eggs for brunch. Great tasting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    the food was good and we didn't wait too long for the table. I would not recommend it for a large group. I though the personal two person tables were too close together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big taste, small place
    bafreder
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food is great especially the jalapeño white cheddar grits but the place has no room to move around. It was so tight in there that my chair kept on getting bumped by a waiter or customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maxtacular
    JDSUAVE1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I go for the chicken and the chicken only. I love this place and the open table makes getting in so much easier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fun!
    Discerning2
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Max's isn't eclectic, and is intended to be. Everything we had, from the pulled pork peppers, to the chips, the entries, were very good to excellent. The service is friendly and efficient. The later you choose to eat, the better it is to have reservations, as without them, you're not getting in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great live music.
    exzakly
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The chicken was tender on the inside and crispy on the outside with a lot of smoky flavor. Champagne was a nice addition to the fried chicken meal. Live music playing in the corner was a perfect addition to our low-key Monday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud very expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was wonderful though severely overpriced for brunch. The atmosphere is loud and there was no area where we could speak peacefully without yelling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    it was our first time visiting and it was great will be going again soon the shrimp n grits are the bomb!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    They have wonderful food! It's a little too loud.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Cease to amaze me!
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This place is awesome. I can always bring a friend or two here and we all leave very satisfied! The Mac N Cheese is superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Comfort Food
    LRHoustonVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Fried chicken, fried egg sandwhich, burgers just to name a few. Classics with an upscale touch. Great wine list, a few beers but no hard liquor. It gets a little loud but you can still hear across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best.
    Maxs2TheMax
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everyone should try Max's at least once. That's all you need to get hooked!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Romantic
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Max's has a great ambience and neighborhood feel. Reservations is a must. Service is excellent and the food was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantatistic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went here for my birthday, on daughter's suggestion...not disappointed at all. Nice cozy, comfortable atmosphere, wait staff was great and the food was exceptional...A must try, if you haven't been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need more non-alcoholic beverages!
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant has great food but I hate that it doesn't offer non-alcoholic beverages. That's ridiculous! They only offer tea. What is that about?!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was a perfect evening with outstanding food, service and ambiente.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had a great experience, waiter was very attentive. Great wine and chicken!'
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine + comfort food = 5 stars
    ScottSchneider
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We booked two separate reservations for 4 people each and Max's was able to put our group together at 2 adjacent tables - nice. Food was great as ever - I had a hot dog with goat cheese on it with a 2007 Saigoba Privada Reserve from Rioja - doesn't make any sense but it worked! Everybody had a great dining experience and both groups went home with a case of wine. Russell took great care of us as well. Max's on Washington continues to be a go-to place for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Brunch3Amigos
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and service is always awesome! Natalie rocks, very assertive!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    nickname
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love this place. There is not much more to say! Highly recommend getting a reservation first.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Impression
    Dee14
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I recently celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here and they made it really special and topped it off with a surprise cake with candles! The food is delicious. We had the fried chicken with spinach and mash potatoes. Wine was great and they allowed us to taste a few before we made our choice. Everyone was friendly. We will be back soon. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward to my next visit
    HoustonRestaurantFanVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food is comfort food, sometimes with a twist. The chicken fried lobster tail was delicious. The egg sandwich was big and tasty. The wine list is impressive but not stuffy. The 70's music (coming from a juke box) was perfect for me, though a little bit too loud. Despite its casual appearance, a reservation is very much in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place. Okay Food.
    Foodie28
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my second time being here and my second experience barely exceeded the first. The first time I visited I was seated at table RIGHT next to the restroom and the back exit. The table was very wobbly and irritating. Not to mention the sitting location was very undesirable. My second visit I had reservations (and arrived on time), but was asked to stand and wait until another party left before being seated. I ordered the pancakes and wings. The pancakes were dry and the wings weren't crispy enough. My overall experience was just "okay". I'm not in a hurry to dine there again. I would not necessarily recommend this restaurant to a friend, but I would also advise them to make their own decision based in their experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food!!
    foodlover2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My friends and I actually went to this place because the original place that we chose was closed. We were pleasantly surprised at the food. I had the Eggs Benedict and it was delicious! One of my friends had the biggest deep fried pork chop that I had ever seen and was so tender and juicy! Overall, we decided to put this place into our monthly brunch rotation because we will definitely be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot for small group
    dine4fun
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had brunch here with 4 of my best girlfriends. Two of my friends brought their little ones so we requested two high chairs which made our space tight and made it difficult for other guests to navigate around us part. because we were seated right outside the restroom. That was really the only issue. Food was great (I had the Southern Fried Chicken w collard greens... Yum! My friends enjoyed their food as well) and service was good. The drinks were good and reasonably priced... We bought mimosas for the table. It was a bit noisy from the crowd, but we didn't mind that too much since our babies were a bit active too. Overall, I would recommend as a nice spot for a small group of friends (no more than 5) to get together for good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and poor service
    MinaG
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant is small and crowded. Noise level is very high. Food was ok. I expected better quality for the price. Service was slow and we had to ask for several items twice. Not planning to ever go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had the shrimp & grits....amazing!!! I've heard everything here is great. The plates being delivered with fry chicken look amazing. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the foie gras with PB & J, yum!
    ZealousEater
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am definitely not a peanut butter fan, but a foie gras fan and I very much do recommend the foie gras with peanut butter and jelly before dinner plate. It make your taste buds happy. I was also able to order a side order of mushroom risotto. It was filled with cheese and mushrooms, and cooked well. Yum yum risotto. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flossy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The fried chicken, greens and macaroni were great! The wine prices were a bit much, but the food was priced well. Highly recommended....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Meeting
    DinnerDealsGuy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I brought some clients from out of state here and they loved it. Good comfort food, service and atmosphere. Open Table helped facilitate a very busy evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    WildBillVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Never had a meal here that did not astound. From the fried chicken to the shrimp & grits, everything is fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Dissatisfied
    Bday51bashed
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I brought my wife there for her birthday I filled out everything on the website we arrived there on time no one acknowledge her we were seated took almost 10 or 15 minutes before someone finally came took our order by then my wife was very disturbed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great chicken!
    thehbrwhammer
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Always love the chicken here. Best chicken in Houston!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic