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Maxwell's
Maxwell's

Maxwell's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maxwellssavannah.com
  • Phone: (912) 349-5878
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Italian, Southeast Asian
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Second time. in general is good. Food was good, but Room was too warm and waiter needs coaching. Will try again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A great experience, from the ambience to the food and service!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    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"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food, wonderful service. If you get salmon, get it bronzed, the best you'll ever have."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Maxwell's had the best food while we were in Savannah and the bartender was top notch!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Savannah dinning at its best. Very good and a must try."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The place has charm, but please ensure your food is cooked appropriately. We had the chef look at our chicken and was told it was normal to bleed marrow, fair enough we thought. However, after starting to eat we found the center easily not cooked fully. Very dangerous indeed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my lady there for a romantic dinner everything was great food selection was small but of the choices available the food was delicious. Overall great place for a romantic dinner"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's day dinner. Filet mignon was outstanding. Our only complaint was the seating arrangement. There were too many tables in a very small space. They were so close that you couldn't get into a seat without bumping into the diners at the next table. Other than that, it was a great meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for St. Valentines Day, and found an excellent romantic restaurant for the occasion. Maxwell's was a smaller scaled restaurant with staff just as accommodating as the fun and energetic bar tending staff. We arrived twenty minuets early and although our table was still occupied they quickly resolved the issue by seating us at another table after a short wait at the bar. The waitress was inviting and was overall throughout the night what excellent waitstaff is supposed to be. The menu for the occasion was a small variety of a three main course, I am assuming that this limited menu was because of the holiday. Overall, this was an excellent ending to the romantic day I had planed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Haven't been here in a while. The food was wonderful and the restaurant was welcoming and warm. It was the perfect place for dinner before stopping in for music in the west end. Loved it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had date night here on a Saturday night. The dining area is small, looked like maybe a dozen tables, and the decor is cute. Our table was thankfully one away from the front door, but beware that one table is directly next to the door (I'd request to not be seated there when making a reservation). Our server was good, but not trained in fine dining. The food was very good. I got the lamb chops and my boyfriend had the filet. The prices were reasonable for the quality of food, but I felt the wine was a bit pricey. Overall it was a good experience and I plan to return one day."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food beautifully prepared and presented. Interesting choices, fresh, flavorful. Entrees sperb. Desert ok"
    Dined on 1/24/2014