MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.
MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.

MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxswinedive.com/fort-worth-west-7th-st/
  • Phone: 8178701100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Stefon Rishel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: While MAX’s Wine Dive Fort Worth is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate cocktail-style events, and on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad Wherry 8178701100x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Matisse Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St.
“Fried Chicken and Champagne?… Why the Hell Not?!”

At MAX’s Wine Dive, we’re all about bringing “gourmet comfort food” to our guests alongside a constantly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served with a down-to-earth, rock-n-roll style.

Looking to host an event? Email cwherry@maxswinedive.com for more details on MAX’s Wine Dive private event spaces, or to create the most talked-about event of the year (in a good way of course)!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
MAX's Wine Dive Fort Worth - W. 7th St. reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (62)fit for foodies (57)great for brunch (45)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (27)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (24)great for outdoor dining (20)romantic (19)good for groups (18)great for lunch (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Exellent Service.
    Toaster
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time there after moving to the Fort Worth area from Chicago. I have been looking for good restaurants since I moved. This place is a gem. Interesting and tasty food, and an uber Wine Selection. Made a reservation for Valentines day, and the table was waiting, The waitress was superb, and the atmosphere was very nice. No Smoking is definitely a Plus! I will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    Thetortilla
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a 4 course valentines dinner reservation right next to the front door, so cool air came in constantly. Soup was ok, salad was poor, main course pork chop was a letdown, the only item that was enjoyable was the chocolate mousse dessert. Won't be coming back even for the wine that was less than expected for $39 bottle. Try down the street for wine at times ten cellar, excellent cheese tray.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome sauce
    Mnewlon
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    in Ft. Worth for a tradeshow and sought this out. I have been to the Austin one and really enjoyed it. Sit at the bar if you can - the staff are really fun and attentive. Especially Carla - she is fantastic and you can implicitly trust her choice in the vino. Food is good but is HUGE portions. Easy to share a sandwich or a entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Big Surprise
    FTWJLO
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The name to me implies a wine bar with some pub grub. But this chef driven restaurant delivered a great big surprise! We started with chicken wings in a peanut butter and jelly sauce. Outstanding; moist and tender, and the sauce gave them an Asian twist with a slightly sweet finish. Next up were the Bison sliders with caramelized onions. Tasty nuggets of joy. For dinner, we had the signature fried chicken with greens and mashed potatoes. Another guest at our table had a flat iron steak with potatoes. The entrees were outstanding. Flavorful and moist. We also had two great bottles of wine which were less than a 2X mark up. Lastly, the service was friendly and attentive. In all, a great experience and an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Shoe
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    You really couldn't ask for more. Great wine list, absolutely wonderful food. Service is top notch. Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston locations are all different they all have there own Chefs menu. I would give 6 stars if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock & Wine
    ErinVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Very cute spot! Great local cheese board and wine selection. It is a small place, so it can get a little crowded, but totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    chalkrockr
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Overall my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The wine selection was great and our server, Trevor, was extremely helpful and friendly. The food tasted great and was presented excellently. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take a Pass
    WInkSprink
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Max's on 7th Street needs to get training from Max's in San Antonio. The menu options are below average in it looks like the chef is trying to be to hip instead of making good food. If you are in San Antonio go to Max's, if you are in Fort Worth go anywhere else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Home cooking style menu, but with a touch of gourmet. Just right. Go small and tasty with the seared scallops, or fill up with a pot roast or chicken plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 st trip to Max
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Our experience at Max's was most pleasant. The food , we had the fried Chicken & Max & Cheese, could not have been better. The wine selection is extensive & yummy. Our server directed us to a lower cost variety that was exquisite. WE had an issue with the poaced pears as they where not quite done & had not bee decored. the bits that where done were succulent & quite tasty. Without a moments hesitation when we mentioned the pears to our waiter he directed the manager to our table & he graciously took it off our bill. My wife & I are looking forward to a return trip soon. We don't get out much so we really appreciate being treated so nicely. I would recomend Max's to any & all . I am a retired chef & IMHO these guys get it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undecided
    DrBrettVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Max's is a nice little place, nestled in the Parkside area. Great service, very friendly, and a wonderful selection if wines. The menu is uneven - some great items, others not so great, but I have found the preparation to be inconsistent. For example the Max and cheese is sometimes very well prepared, other times runny and overcooked. The wine pours are unbelievably inconsistent. I think they need to reboot. Funny how one of the waitresses dissed other great FT establishments for inconsistent service, like Tim Love's restaurants!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Fort Worth's newest
    Fwnative
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great addition to the 7th street corridor. The wine list is, of course, a strong suit but the for was quite good. It is a little close and noisy so I wouldn't call it romantic but it is a fun place to come with friends . We did and had a great time. I'll go back and I don't even drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was absoutely wonderful
    Thea
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food was absoutely wonderful and the service great. Our waiter was quite knowledgable of the menu and wine list. We will definately return and reccomend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better last time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was my second trip to Max's. The first time, I thought the place was great. My experience from Saturday night was far from great. The service was awful. The waitress was nice but not competent. At those prices, you're going to have to be more than friendly. The appetizers were great. My scallops were delicious. My husband's pot roast was $24 and tasted like something I would make in crock pot on a busy weeknight at home. It came with what appeared to be mashed sweet potatoes and fried sweet potato straws. I think a green vegetable would have been a better side choice than "sweet potatoes, with a side a sweet potatoes". I will definitely think twice about eating here again. It was just too expensive for there being no "wow" factor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something New
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We wanted to try something new. Max hit the spot with its wine selection and entrees of fried chicken and shrimp with cheese grits. It markets itself as a wine bar with comfort food and holds true to its promise. Better still, our waitress was amazingly helpful with our wine selection and extremely attentive throughout our meal. By the glass or bottle, the wine list provides an ample selection. Max will also allow a selection from the bottle category with a two glass commitment. Max makes a good fit for Cowtown. We would suggest making reservations and allow ample time for parking unless you choose the valet parking option. We look forward to our next visit during their special happy hour.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free fried chicken
    Snotrag
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Gluten free fried chicken was great. So was the gluten free peanut butter cheese cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Max
    John
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    What a little gem! Even though our waitress was young. Her knowledge of wine and food was impeccable. The food was good. The extensive wine selection is amazing at Max's! It was a pleasure to watch the staff working. They were all attentive and extremely efficient. The Management team was also amazing. Two Managers worked the room while a third personally oversaw everything that came out of the kitchen. We will definitely be going back to Max's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd Visit - Surprised with Problems
    AnghoughVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    One of our plates was completely cold, was sent back to be heated. Also, had to keep reminding our waiter of the dairy & gluten free needs our table had, since one appetizer was delivered with dairy ingredients. Those are two big complaints in my mind, BUT we really like the Dive. It's a friendly and relaxed place, with a unique comfort food menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my third visit, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This is my third visit, and I have consistently received excellent service not to mention great food and wine. This place is a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Top DFW Find
    cr2eat
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This was our first trip to Max's and what a find. The service and staff were outstanding, and the food /brunch was quick and excellent. They have a very creative menu that is not your typical everyday fare. It would be great for a date night or special occasions. Last, although I typically wouldn't take my kids to a wine bar/restaurant, we did on this Sunday brunch outing and it was fine / kid friendly. Max's is an excellent find and on the top of my latest DFW list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for celebration
    YJO2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The fried chicken and the French toast was unbelievable. The service was great and the ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You had me at Merlot!!!
    Aggravated
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The staff was great... The food was great (oyster Nachos are my new fav)... Every wine in the world.... Very cute.... Overall great! We were having a girl power night and wanted something new and different and Maxs did that for us! The chef should be kissed!!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but food came out pretty slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The atmosphere was cool, we went for Sunday brunch around 11:30a.m. It was pretty much full - it's not a large place, we made reservations and that helped. I ordered the eggs any way with bacon and a side of the blueberry pancakes. The eggs were way underdone, white almost still translucent and the food took over 30 minutes to come out. So I didn't want to sent them back thinking I'd wait another 30 mins. We were enjoying our mimosas though. I'd try it again, but not sure I "loved" it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcome
    NewYearsDebacleVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    After frequenting Max's in Austin, we were thrilled to see it in FW Always has good food and great wines. Try the fried chicken!! Fun atmosphere Welcome to Fort Worth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great celebration
    wall2wall
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    I took my wife here for her birthday and she loved it. Food was great, music was great. She had agreat time
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    Blake
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    A really laid back vibe with some great food and wine choices. We came on a Monday night so there was some live music being played which only added to the fun atmosphere. We had the gluten-free fried chicken, stuffed peppers and tacos of the day which were all good. We'll definitely be coming back, great place for happy hour with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Rachel
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Great wine list, creative appetizers and yummy entrees! We're looking forward to trying out their brunch soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max's Wine Dive 7th Street,
    Itzsiddy
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Max's Wine Dive 7th Street, is and up and coming little bistro/wine bar. The wait staff was friendly and very knowledge about the menu and wine selection. The Wine was very pricey but the experience was worth the price. The food was affordable and nicely proportioned. My only complaint was the seating was very cozy, your on-top of the parties next to you. Other than that it was an awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Mojodojo
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Great food, great wine, great service! Loved the atmosphere and the eclectic menu. There was something for everyone in our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    Melissa
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I can't wait to go back! This is a quaint restaurant with a lot to brag about! The food, the wine and the service was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum and Fun
    RebeckahtxVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    I have been there twice now with friends. Great happy hour choices at good price points. The staff are all very nice, competent and helpful. Out waitress Lynn was fun and had a great sense of timing to know when to bring food and refills. Cant wait to go back. Easy parking is a plus - valet and garage!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed!
    AnghoughVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    They had a great variety... from fried chicken to frog legs. The pork stuffed peppers were outstanding, and crave-able. Service was most helpful. I want to go back. Just wish the restaurant next door didn't have their intrusive rap music going full blast. Next time, we'll sit elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, crowded atmosphere
    Kate
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The good is great at the tiny new location of Max's Wine Dive but the tables are very crowded in the tiny little space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    Shelij
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I loved the accommodating staff, we had a large group and they were very helpfull. They informed us right away that due to a small kitchen, with our group of 15 all food would not come out together because it's all cooked fresh. The mimosas were the best ! Not just juice with a hint of champagne , they were mostly champagne! Service was great! However one group with us had a bill mix up, but I believe the problem was resolved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    Jimmo
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Four of us were out celebrating a friends birthday. It was very busy but our table was ready at the re served time and we were seated promptly. Our server, Tiffany! Was excellent. She guided us through the menu of classical nod seasonal specialties. Everyone working there was very friendly and upbeat I would definitely recommend it to friends and willful eturn
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Location
    lashawn
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food but overpriced for fried chicken. Loved the atmosphere!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annoying service. Bland food
    Jensunami
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We went here for dinner last weekend and i was very disappointed. Our waitress rushed us through ordering and our meal. She brought us a to go container with our appetizer! My shrimp were ok but they tasted old and my bread was burned. My husbands chicken was so so but not worth the money. We were rushed out in 45 minutes. A waste of money
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This eclectic wine bar restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This eclectic wine bar restaurant fits the vibrant 7th Street corridor to a "T". Chef Stephon has recreated some existing food recipes and has made thembetter than what the original version of the dish was. We have been for Brunch several times trying out various dishes and have always been very happy with everything that we have gotten and went for dinner and once again very happy with our food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place with wonderful
    Susan
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Great place with wonderful menu and wine list.. highly recommend the fried chicken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manager saves the day!
    GlutenFriendly
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    What could have turned into a disastrous evening was saved by a manager who made it his mission to improve our experience at Max's. Through a series of events the hostess did not seat our party (with reservations) for over an hour and a half. As you can imagine the group was not happy, thankfully as soon as the manager became aware of the issue he took over and everything was smooth sailing from then on. He went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy and well taken care of for the rest of the night. One member of our party is celiac and the manager even brought out a gluten free wing appetizer for him. He kept up with everything that went on at our table for the rest of the night, and he is the reason we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.