Maxwell's
Maxwell's

Maxwell's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maxwellssavannah.com/
  • Phone: 9123495878x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Southeast Asian, International
  • Executive Chef: James Parker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State St./Broughton St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The Jefferson St. public parking garage is located half a block south on Jefferson St. with very reasonable rates.
    Also on street parking all around the immediate vicinity.
A word from Maxwell's
Maxwell"s offers an eclectic mix of cuisine from around the world, as well as an extensive wine list and full bar in an intimate yet casual setting. Our focus is providing our guests with a unique dining experience with strong emphasis on high quality cuisine and exemplary service. Our commitment to our community is exemplified in our continued use of local providers whenever possible. We look forward to the chance to make a memorable dining experience for you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Maxwell's reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (16)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • URAQT
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Maxwell's was ready for us. Our table was ready. The appetizers were excellent. The menu had enough choices so that there was something for everyone. The food was served hot and was better than expected. This is a good find between Broughton St and Abercorn, on Jefferson
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Rich
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Enjoy Maxwell's as food, service and atmosphere always above par. One of our favorites in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glazer
    Glazer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very very good experience overall! Lamb chops were outstanding! Quaint cozy place!!! Loved it definilty going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    cjones
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my wife to maxwell's for 12th anniversary. our first visit we found excellent service, tasty fresh food. we really enjoyed maxwell's
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    bigKVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a wonderful meal at Maxwell's. The chef put a refined twist on traditional dishes and elevated them to exceptional. I had the asparagus soup with lemongrass and Ravioli with Meyer lemon cream sauce.....YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!! Go to this restaurant soon because you will love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Specials
    kateruschell
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My family ate dinner at this restaurant while on vacation. They had a fragrant lemongrass and asparagus cream soup, which hit the spot on a hot August day in Savannah. Some of the dishes had a higher price than expected ($28 for an entree), however, all the dishes were well-made and the presentation did not disappoint. I would definitely come back to this restaurant if I am back in the Savannah area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Charleston
    BonesVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This charming restaurant was my first pick in Charleston. Wonderful location and awesome service. We had mussel ande oyster appetizers that were the tastiest in the area. The blackened catfish was superb. Highly recommend this restaurant. On our next visit to Charleston, we will definitely return for another outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Savannah Gem
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everyone is greeted by the owner, who seems to know several of the locals. Very small but not crowded. Mellow guitar singer Fri & Sat evenings. Menu is not long, but varied and well thought out. My husband ordered the tomato/ pepper/ olive tapanade with crostini. Delicious and more than enough to share. We even asked for more crostini. My husband's bistecca bracciole stuffed with goat cheese, ricotta and herbs served with orzo was delicious. My scallops with fennel and fingerling potatos were tender and flavorful. Desserts were unique and out of this world--the light lemon cheese cake made by the chef's mother, and chocolate panecotta. It was our second time back, and there will be a third.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect ambience & great food
    aspendhafer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We originally had a reservation for 10 then it whittled down to 4. They were very accommodating. It was gorgeous inside, the owner was Nice and the food was phenomenal!!!!!! Loved this place and I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    theZs
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a small intimate wedding celebration. The staff at Maxwells went out of their way to make this a very special occasion. Everyone in our party commented that the ambience was perfect. The food and the service were both outstanding. All in all it was a night to remember, and the staff at Maxwells went out of their way to make it happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So
    manuelmmmm
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went with my Wife to celebrate my birthday and the overall experience was so-so. The food was nothing spectacular (although the recipe ideas lend themselves to be impressive). Had the Avocado spring roll which is nothing but fried Guacamole, Buffalo Milk Bruschettas which was nothing more than bread, tomato and regular mozzarella cheese (I would have added to herbs to the bread to give it some intensity, but they rather chose to julienne the Basil and it was overpowering). The carpaccio was good and the lobster cocktail was ok. Desserts (While Chocolate Pana-Cotta) not too impressive. The service was ok, our server was not personable as was the waiter on the table next to us. They would not even recommend or describe the menu choices
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service needs to improve
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Second time. in general is good. Food was good, but Room was too warm and waiter needs coaching. Will try again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous
    likefood23
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    When me and my boyfriend went to Maxwell it was a very nice energetic, upbeat atmosphere. The food was outstanding and I can'r wait to go back. I ordered the scallops and they where super flavorful. They were the best scallops I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A great experience, from the ambience to the food and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic night at maxwells
    Vintagegirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Me and my husband were looking for a secret gem and we found it at Maxwells very romantic with a man playing live saxophone music we will come back to maxwells for our anniversary ! Thanks for our romantic night out .... Stacy
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They know how to please a customer
    GranddanVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I ordered a Bombay martini. Waiter returned with a 3/4 martini they ran out of Bombay. He apologized. He offered the 3/4 martini at no charge or he would bring me a second choice. They were running a little behind, which we didn't notice, the waiter brought us a free appetizer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Service good, made reservation 24 h advance , seated us by the restroom, not a good table , food not , would not return
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Maxwell's reviews archive.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Maxwell's is a quaint little restaurant with lots of flavor and impeccable service. Easy to make reservations. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. We had a great time and will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite in Savannah
    LovesGreatFood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    What a Great Find. We've been going to Savannah for years, but Maxwell's has just been there for a couple of years and somehow we missed it until now. Service was attentive, but not intrusive; presentation was beautiful - and then the food was every bit as lovely as the presentation. The nuances were clever and delightful. It was such a nice experience that we ate there two nights in a row and can't wait to revisit on our trip to Savannah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Savannah
    LovesGreatFood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our "regular" hotel in Savannah was not available, so we were on the prowl to find some new favorite restaurants - boy did we ever! Great service, beautiful presentation and top quality, spectacular food. So good we ate there 2 nights in a row. Not inexpensive - but worth every penny. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence at Maxwell's
    travellingdiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, our best of the vacation. The avocado egg rolls as an appetizer were delicious, and so was the stuffed quail as one of the featured entrees that night. A great spot in Savannah, don't miss it. Not a very big place so reserve early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real prize!
    JmbEsq
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    A wonderful experience! The food was exceptionally good, the ambiance great and the service exceptional! In all respects it was a delightful experience and we highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LuvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Disappointed with waiter. Was with chef with wine tasting at bar. Had to get up to find him at the bar to get more tea. Ordered soft shelled crab, wasn't crispy or hot, just warm. Crab soup was very good
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before the symphony
    foodlover46
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had an early supper before going to the symphony. The location is ideal for walking to the Civic Center. The staff was extremely helpful and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    Beatson
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful service. If you get salmon, get it bronzed, the best you'll ever have.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Welcomed by the owner who is very gracious. It is very comfortable and I think well designed.. Tne standard menu is varied with excelent specials (which appear on an addition to the menu - you do not have to think back what you heard two choices before. Our table ordered tilapia stuffed with crabmeat, a wonderful veal chop and mussels and angel hair pasta. All dishes were well prepared and very tasty. The veal chop was the best I have seen in a while and well priced at $35 - a portion to be shared with a salad each. Choices for dessert were very good but we decided to move on to Leopolds for ice cream. A perfect conclusion to an excellent evening. I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    cmax
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I had to change the reservation time and the person answering the phone was very helpful and told me he would do what he could. We arrived 15 minutes earlier than revised time and our table was ready. Waiter Chris very pleasant and patient with us. The presentation of the food was wonderful and was very delicious. There was enough of the entrée without being still wanting more or overly stuffed. Lovely interior with a special evening appearance. Would definitely go again and will recommend Maxwell to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend
    Local
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Would recommend the excellent soup and chocolate cheesecake desert. Salad was average and the beef satay was tough and dry. Ambience and service extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White linens and pink roses
    Granny10VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Plus delicious food! You just might walk by this storefront spot and not realize exactly what it is. It has been there for three years and we just found it. What a delightful place to have a quiet lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Maxwels has potential - the food is excellent and reasonably priced for lunch. The salmon lunch special was as good as it gets and the waiter was excellent. One challenge is the wine list - limited in wines by the glass - expensive, short pour and they need to offer a really good Chardonay. The other challenge is that the three of us were the only people in the restaurant on a busy, pretty day in Savannah. Locations is great, but save time to find parking or walk if you are in the Historic District.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the wait
    IsItHereYet
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was good, but it took them 2 hours to serve us. That's not an exaggeration. I just don't know how that even happens. It wasn't good enough to risk having that experience again, which is really disappointing, because it was highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hidden Gem
    BenS
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We are locals and have been to the bar for drinks before but this was our first time for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great cocktail menu, knowledgeable server, and excellent entrees. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a very good choice
    rbtem
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    well situated in the heart of the historic district, maxwell's has a personal feel to it, unlike many of the other historic district restaurants, which all too often feel very touristy and have prices to match. maxwell's is a small, quality place with very good food and great service. my bronzed salmon was outstanding, as was the charcuterie plate with cheeses. drinks were excellent, as were the side dishes and the prices were very reasonable, including their wine list. there is a nice bar area which would be suitable for eating or just imbibing. i will certainly go back. it is convenient to museums but away from the rush of broughton or bay streets.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    Nancy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We travel to Savannah two or three times a year, and we now think of Maxwell's as "our place." The food is always tasty --I order the avocado egg rolls every time-- and the wine list is perfect for the food and the vibe of the restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and friendly, pleasant waitstaff. We love it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxwell's had the best food
    BradVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Maxwell's had the best food while we were in Savannah and the bartender was top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Savannah's local Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Always a treat. We are local and eat out quite often and all over town. This is a top 10 on our list of Savannah places to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Larry
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Dined at Maxwell's about a year ago and enjoyed it. This time not so good. We were given a table directly adjacent to the door on a cold night. I asked to be moved and was told that all other tables were reserved and this was the only table for two available--the restaurant was empty at the time, you be the judge. A table did not belong at that location. My wife and I ate with our coats on. The door had no return-spring so when several barn-raised guests left it open , either I or a waiter had to close it. The food was peppery--not something that was noted on the menu. I mentioned it to our hostess, telling her that I believed that the chef had changed since our last visit or had developed an affinity for pepper. No response
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not to be missed in downtown
    MidtwnguyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Maxwell's continues to impress me with the variety of their menu and weekend specials. The lobster ravioli special last weekend was the best I've ever had anywhere. No question about the lobster as there were large tasty morels evident throughout the dish. The wine by the glass selection is great if you're not looking for a whole bottle. The weekly specials are impressing me and I'm heading back down to experience the manicotti this weekend. I've got to determine if the chief is Italian, as great Italian specials keep coming. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Getting it right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Firstly, somebody (or maybe two somebodies) here knows how to cook. My wide's rack of lamb, my bronzed salmon, and our vegetables were all done to a turn and flawlessly seasoned. Secondly, our server was knowledgable and welcoming without being omnipresent or cloying. This is a class operation. Finally, the atmosphere was lovely, like being at what most of us wish our homes were like.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savannah style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Savannah dinning at its best. Very good and a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.