Had a lunch meeting with two
Had a lunch meeting with two other colleagues at Max's. It was perfect for us because the noise level wasn't too loud and the food was delicious. The service was very good and the food was prepared and brought to our table fairly quick. A variety of fresh hot rolls were served before our meal and the butter just melted right in. I had the salmon on ciabatta bread and loved it. I had it with red potato salad but I think next time I should order it with salad (just too many carbs), but it was good.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent service!!My friend
excellent service!!My friend didn't care for her tomato soup and the waitress removed it from the bill and offered to bring her something different! My onion soup and burger were excellent. Desserts are amazing
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best pastrami outside NY
Where else could I find such a delicious pastrami sandwich with sweet potato fries on my birthday?
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food very good & waiter was excellent! Only issue I had was told waiter 'very light on dressing' because kitchen often drowns the salad. Kitchen still drowned it! The waiter was great & immediately brought me more lettuce to distribute the dressing. Next time, I'll just say 'on the side' & avoid the problem
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very accommodating of our
Very accommodating of our seating requests, even on Mother's Day, first to be outdoors, then to be indoors when I got too hot!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ladies lunch out
Great service. I had my usual 1/2 pastrami & cup of matzo ball soup. Friend tried sometgvnew & enjoyed it.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prime Rib was absolutely OUTSTANDIN
Prime Rib was absolutely OUTSTANDING!! Go early (ie before 9pm) on Thursday's for the prime rib specials. Excellent ambiance as always.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner recently at Max's Opera Cafe in Stanford Shopping Cener, Palo Alto. The food and service were very good. Lots to choose from on their eclectic menu. Although we didn't sit outside, the scene was very vibrant there. Don't forget to ask for pickles. You don't automatically get them with the deli sandwiches unless requested..
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch
Had lunch with three friends. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Menu is comprehensive, food was freshly prepared and came in reasonable time for sandwiches and wraps for my friends. I ordered a chicken pot pie and only realised later when the waitress explained that it took some time to prepare as they had to freshly cook the pastry top in the oven for 20 minutes. It was worth the wait. However, I would not order this next time if I was in a hurry.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Max's Opera Cafe Palo Alto
Max's at Stanford Shopping Center contiues to give good food at good prices. Have noticed, however, that the menu has shrunk considerably. Our server this time was excellent: she was attentive, polite, and eager to please. Noise level inside the restaurant becomes energetic when the piano/singing begins.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great pasta with marinara sauce
I ordered some pasta with marinara and garlic which was wonderful. The sauce had a wonderfully rich tomatoey flavor. And there were whole garlic cloves in it also. Yum.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little New York in Palo Alto
I have been going to Max"s for years. Happy they finally take reservation, it is a popular place to est and the wait can be long without a reservation at lunchtime. Favorite place for guests to go to and good place to meet friends. N
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Somehting for everyone
I rarely have a bad meal here, but the service is really hit or miss. I have gotten up & left after I got tired of waiting. Food was really good. Had a cold soba noodle salad w/ a freshly & perfectly cooked chicken breast. Great blend of flavors & textures. Friend went the brunch route with diner hash & again perfectly cooked eggs over easy. She almost licked her plate. We sat across from the dessert case & shared Boson cream pie. Was really surprised. I bake & rarely get cake out because I'm usually disappointed, but this ones texture was light w/ a very good custard filling. Only ding, & it was huge - our waitress was terrible. She spent her time fawning over the two large tables behind us which were occupied by the same large family.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Max's Opera House is lively.
Max's Opera House is lively. The musical performer was awesome with his variety of songs from toe tapping then opera. I enjoyed the new beef meal with sweet potato fries and kale coleslaw.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still good food, nice place
I have been a fan of Max's for a long time. My girlfriend and I would come here every Friday night after work for cocktails, the hot dog, and a dessert -- we loved this place! But when I decided to lose my excess weight, my trips to Max's (as well as most restaurants to be honest) decreased to two or three visits a decade. I am happy to report that Max's is still "the spot" for me! I had the 4oz corn beef Rubin -- still yummy after all these years! However, I was really looking forward to the hot dog but, alas, it is no longer on the menu. After losing 70 pounds and cooking for myself 90% of the time, this trip to Max's was really a treat (even though I did not order dessert).
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a fun time. Consistently
Always a fun time. Consistently good food. We enjoy the piano music also.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good deli style
Consistently good deli style food and very friendly service. Try the Rueben!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A-1 restaurant experience
A long-time friend and I met for lunch after a 10-year lapse. The waitress was exceptionally kind and tolerant of our extended conversation. I wish I knew her name so I could cite her directly to you. She was more than gracious, boxed the lunch for us when it was time to leave, and was simply wonderful throughout. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely, the food was great and beautifully presented, but the waitress made the whole experience absolutely wonderful. In lieu of knowing her name, she was on duty on Tuesday, December 3 at 2:30. She seemed more like a very gracious hostess in her own home than a waitress in a restaurant.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM