Maxwells 148
Maxwells 148

Maxwells 148

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://maxwells148.com/
  • Phone: 5089076262
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    LUNCH: Tuesday - Friday from 12 noon to 2pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Italian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell Maxwell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bridal & Baby Showers, Weddings, Corporate Meetings etc.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Area seats 16 people maximum at one table
  • Private Party Contact: Randy Nason 5089076262

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brigham Court
  • Public Transit: Commuter Rail to Natick Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot located behind the restaurant.
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Fine Dining Restaurant offering northern Italian and Southern Asian items. Located just outside Natick Center on Route 135.
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Maxwells 148 reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (48)romantic (45)good for groups (16)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious
    TFind
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Maxwells was a great find. The food was terrific. The one criticism is that the portions were too big. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderfu
    Steve
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Every trip to see Chef Maxwell is a fantastic experience, 'nuff said
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfully relaxing and filling!
    Muse11
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Stick to your ribs food, flavorful, and classy. Your only difficulty will be how to choose what to eat. Such an amazing selection of dishes to choose from, and a wonderful setting to sit back, eat/drink well, and exhale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was my fifth dining experience at Maxwell's. The food and service have been superb every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Natick Food Find
    KBDKVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is an interesting blend and proof that a skilled chef can pull off more that the typical... Maxwells is a special food find in Natick and a great option to the every day...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really really lovely staff
    PeachcatVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This hidden away restaurant is a kind and warm refuge from route 9 and works well if you don't feel like hopping on the pike and heading to the south end....great for talking..and HEARING your friends..the atmosphere lacks energetic vibes...and no hip stuff to be seen. Concept is great, a bit strange..the fusion of Asian and Italian ..maybe too much of a reach... BUT the chef is delightful, concerned and talks to his guests...so refreshing..that goes a long way.. The food is a bit in the heavy and fried side, so don't look for "best you have ever eaten"..but on a rainy Friday..when you don't mind an older quiet crowd,and you want to feel loved.. this place deserves the business
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Find!
    TeacherDetective
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Really a warm venue with a great menu, though the combinations were odd at times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cleo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Don't let the location or name fool you. Well prepeared dishes Not the place to just stop in, best to make reservation Pleanty of parking in back of the building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Dinner was fine. Only complaint was that it was far noisier than desired for two people to have a conversation. It also was hard to hear the waitress, who didn't seem to be able to project very loudly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't be better!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I hadn't been to Maxwell's in quite a long time and had never been there for dinner. They had a BOGO offer, so I took them up on it. I can't say enough good things about the dinner. The food was fabulous and the service impeccable! The owner came to our table to inquire about our meal. I absolutely loved our waitperson -- every time she was thanked, the response was "my pleasure" instead of "no problem". She was very friendly and professional, accommodating and helpful -- what a breath of fresh air! I also appreciated the fact that there were no children running around or screaming. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday Dinner
    Buzz1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We took our friend to Maxwells 148 for a Special Birthday dinner and it was very Special indeed! Outstanding food, lovely service and attention to detail and a very nice ambiance. We will come back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy Birthday
    GourmettoGoGo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This past Sat we tried it again and we had a super uncomfortable table for 2 up against a wall in the hall to the wait station, there were screaming infants which I found unbelievable and our waitress didn't take our drink order for 20 mins!! It arrived and was wrong so I had to get up and get it back to the bar tender after 10 more minutes. 30 mins later we were told the specials and asked how the drinks were! We had to ask for bread and we didn't place our order until 45 mins after being seated due to poor service. The lobster gnocchi I ordered was not tasty and I even ordered 2 extra ounces of lobster and all I got was a double order of gnocchi! The bread was stale and the food was overpriced. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DickVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    It's always good--one of our favorites. That's why we go regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mema
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Exceptional food - nice atmosphere, good service. A little on the pricy side considering the location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was very disappointed in the cheese platter for 24.00 there was little to enjoy and the accompanying crostini was too crunchy to enjoy the cheese. Very small and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Email specials left a bad taste...
    SharonM
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Glad to find a $$ restaurant in Natick that got a 4.5 rating and wasn't part of a chain. But...we knew Maxwells had specials from a review Melon read online but the "specials" our waitress recited were $$$ ?? so we ordered pasta dishes off the menu. Meanwhile, people behind us order & we hear "our" waitress telling them about 3 $16.99 specials. Huh? So, we asked our waitress & were told these are "email club" specials. Turns out you can't access them till after first visit - unless you've heard of them. Suggest Maxwells reconsider this "email special" so that 1st timers don't end up in the "feeling left out of a better deal" situation like we felt. 2nd issue: we feel Maxwells is really more of a $$$ restaurant. We liked it otherwise:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good accidental find
    DAJIAN
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent service; couldn't ask for better. Good food selection even with truncated menu with mix of Italian and Asian food. I would definitely return. The seating was somewhat compressed and the noise level was higher than I would've liked. The drinks are overpriced. The dishes my wife and I had were very good. Mine was the Porquette and the other was the rice paper wrapped fish. the side dishes were also overpriced. What happened to including side dishes with expensive main dishes? I recall the side dishes being $10. This is not the only place that does this. I just don't understand this. If you forget to side dishes in the overpriced drinks you can have a very very good meal, one which I urge you to try it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    What a great lunch we had...the food was great and the waitstaff was outstanding
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    Paul
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    A wine dinner that was executed in good form..great wines, good explanations of wines, outstanding food, nice chef talk, atmosphere is amazing for such an unassuming looking restaurant... Definitely on my "come back loads of times" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Old Standby
    DickVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We go to Maxwells 148 all the time because it is always very good in every respect. Excellent chef, staff and original menu combine to make it one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We've been here twice and both times we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service, food, ambience are all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven and service needs work
    anitbling
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Our reserved table was awkwardly placed between the bar and restroom/kitchen hallway; it felt removed from the rest of the restaurant (in a "get them out of the way" sense, not an enhanced privacy sense). The waiter was pushy and not very attentive. We wanted to order appetizers to have while we thought about our entrees; he said we should order everything at once, and when we demurred, he just walked away (even though we'd said we were ready to order appetizers), and was difficult to flag down thereafter. (He was also slow to get us menus in the first place). Some entrees were great. Seafood Cioppino was overcooked and tough, cod was huge portion but dry. Pork and beef were better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I dined here recently for her birthday. We had a drink at the bar before sitting down and the bartender was very friendly and both of our cocktails were great. For dinner all dishes were top notch - mushroom risotto cakes and tuna tetaki for appetizers and a swordfish special and lobster gnocci for entrees. Randy recommended a shiraz (Blue Eyed Boy) and it was outstanding. Overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    birdinanest
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food wasn't bad, it was actually good, but not worth the hefty price. I ordered a vegetarian dish that was a little heavy on the sauce. When ordering, I asked the waiter if it was possible to add shrimp to the dish. They added one shrimp for an additional fee of $2.50. The problem with the meal was the waiter. He was on the rude side. We also found they overcharged us on the wine. I don't plan on going back--too pricey for what you get. (As for rating the service, I gave two stars rather than one as the bartender was very friendly)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We travel from western to eastern Mass. once a week on a weekday and stop in the Natick area for supper each time. We've eaten in most of the restaurants in and around the Shopper's World vicinity with varying satisfaction. Maxwell's 148 was a dining experience at a higher level. We were greeted with extraordinary (but not oily) friendliness when we walked in. The dining area is cleverly partitioned with lattice decorations that give each table a feeling of intimacy, even though it's open to the whole dining area. The service was prompt, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I had seafood cioppino, my partner had linguini with cauliflower. Both delicious. We shared a special rice pudding for dessert. Also delightful. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite place
    Darcy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We go to Maxwells for almost all of our special occassions. Recently celebrated 3 birthdays at the same time. Food and service are always superb. Steve is the best waiter ever. Have taken several friends, they all loved it. Lobster gnocchi is a " life changing experience". The chef always stops by the table to check on you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We are so lucky to have a place like Maxwells right around the corner. Everything they do is top notch. The food is always delicious, service is stellar, and if you didn't know where you were you'd think you were in downtown Boston. We never leave disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed for a second time
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The Bang Bang shrimp was a huge disappointment to both me and my guest.It was like eating FRIED SHRIMP with no sweet/spicy orange-glaze flavor. It was tasteless and the rice was also cold. We spent almost $400 for dinner and was completely taken back when the owner didn’t try to win me back as a customer and save his reputation. I explained to the owner I didnt want to make a scene in front of my clients. The owner gave me no reason to ever go back to this restaurant or recommend it to anyone after that experience and how the owner handled my phone call. The owners response was "next time he will make it better. Because of your response there won’t be a next time for me. You owed me 2 descent entrees. I already spent $400 and left unhappy
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute dinner decision
    Bobbyv99
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My wife and I just love to eat here - never been disappointed. Randy, our host is always welcoming and gracious. We had a wonderful salmon dish and also had an outstanding chicken marsala. It is the place we go for a real special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supurb is typical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    From the warm welcoming by Owner or Host, the attentive cheerful and informed waitstaff enhance the dining journey. Chef made a quick visit to be sure all met satisfaction and happy to answer my pedestrian question regarding squid ink. Maxwell's consistently makes us feel relaxed, appreciated and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    WinsleyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Maxwells is simply outstanding. The food is incredible, the chef is dedicated, personable, and invested in the success of the restuarant. The staff is well trained, professional, knowledgeble with a sense of humor. The restaurant is not too loud which is what makes it so nice to dine. You can actually hear the people you are with without straining. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've never had a bad meal
    WineGuru
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We've never had a bad meal at Maxwells! The food is always great and the staff very attentive. Chef even roams around check that things are OK. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path
    out2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Maxwell's made us feel like we were a welcomed guest who came for dinner at their home. The staff was friendly and service was very good. Although the menu prices may be higher than you'd normally pay, the food is very gourmet and well worth it. The veal shank special was delicious and came with a steaming, large portion. It was somewhat like a stew, a large very tender shank on top of mashed potatoes in a tasty sauce with vegetables. I was surprised at how long the dish kept warm, but wasn't too hot. The waitress suggested a cabernet merlot wine mix which complemented the meal. I'd suggest signing up for their e-mail list to be notified of special dinners. Then you'll be tempted to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service - BUT!
    Patzi
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    OK, we've been to this restaurant several times and always found it to be fantastic, one of the main reasons, besides the great food and service, was the speicalty drink of the house "Trader Vic's Mai-Tai" which was fantastic, the best! So what happened this time? Don't know, they changed the engredients, the glass, it was a disaster. Though I admit they tried fixing it three times, but they coulnd't do it - we appreciate you trying which is why I gave you a perfect score for service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    Loveit
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food at maxwells is consistently fabulous. The menu has a wide variety of dishes to satisfy every different taste and dietary restrictions. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming and the staff goes out of their way to make the experience a memorable one. The location is not easy to find but once you discover it, you will make this your local " go to" restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a unique restaurant!
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is a unique, special restaurant with lots of charm! The menu is both Italian and Asian. The chef visits the dining room to introduce himself and check on diner's satisfaction. The ambience is upscale. This restaurant is definitely a favorite for my husband and me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, interesting
    ChariVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food was good, interesting menu. Service was very very slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    Steve
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A diner at Maxwell's 148 is always the most delightful experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heard about Maxwell's many times...
    bsuarez
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    After a number of recommendations we finally had a chance to visit Maxwell's 148 the other night. We had a late reservation at 9:30 and found the restaurant all but full. A quiet dining room even though everyone was talking, the acoustics are well thought out. Our wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable about both food and win. We had the Cioppino and the lobster gnocchies with truffle. Both dishes were prepared perfectly and the presentations were clean and appealing. We will definitely go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exciting menu
    Jonsi41
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Maxwells never disappoints in menu choices. They always have an interesting and varied selection.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic