Max's Tavern
Max's Tavern
  • Address:
    Basketball Hall of Fame
    1000 W. Columbus Blvd.
    Springfield, MA 01105
    Neighborhood:
    Springfield, MA
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Max's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://maxtavern.com/
  • Phone: 4137466299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Roberge
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Rooms available to accommodate from 14 to 400 people. Movie Theater is also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Bombard 4137463003
  • Special Events: From a business meeting to a five course wine dinner,

    Max’s Tavern can accommodate your celebration.

    We specialize in creating exceptional and memorable events through our fine food as well as wine and professional, courteous staff.

    Thank you for choosing Max’s Tavern for your special event,

    we look forward to serving you.

    Facility Capacity

    -The Crown Room can accommodate up to 34 guests.

    (minimum of 20 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 25 Guests Friday and Saturday)

    -The Chef’s Table can accommodate up to 14 guests comfortably for a sit down function.

    (minimum of 10 Guests Sunday thru Thursday and 14 Guests Friday and Saturday)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: -We offer ample free parking directly in front of Max’s Tavern as well as free parking in the Basketball Hall of Fame garage under the building.
A word from Max's Tavern
Hartford's premier restaurant group has opened in Springfield, Massachusetts at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Basketball Hall of Fame, Max's Tavern promises to deliver the same dining experience that our Connecticut customers have come to know and expect. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Max's Tavern innovative menu will feature contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Max is the exclusive caterer for all Hall of Fame special events. Host your next function on Center Court, Jam Session, the Mass Mutual Room or in the private dining room of Max's Tavern. So whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of the Hall of Fame with a trip to Max's Tavern.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Max's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (41)great for outdoor dining (35)good for groups (31)vibrant bar scene (30)great for lunch (29)romantic (28)notable wine list (22)hot spot (21)neighborhood gem (20)great for brunch (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Chef visited tables- Took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Chef visited tables- Took the time to check with customers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time for an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We had a great time for an early Mother's Day dinner. My daugher throughly enjoyed her grilled cheese with the crust cut off. Our waiter, Mark, was very attentive. A great time was enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was suprisingly slow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Service was suprisingly slow. Took a very long time just to get water.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went to your restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I went to your restaurant for the first time for diner last night. It was a great atmosphere and the food was wonderful. What i was surprised by and also annoyed by was the service. Our waitress (Alyson) from the get go seemed irritated, one of our guests made a comment to me as she left after we said no to appetizers that "she seemed angry about that". I had to agree. From then on it seemed like she was struggling to be cordial. Now I understand we all have bad days and that includes your employees but I also understand that the customer should not be brought into that. It made for a some what uncomfortable night. Also, our dessert took nearly 25 minutes to come which was much too long. While my guests and my wife had a wonderful
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  • My wife's fish dinner was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    My wife's fish dinner was very good. She also loved the Chop Chop salad. My Max Prime Beef was too fatty. The waiter recognized this and the manager made good for this by giving us a free desert. I have visited Max a number of times and this is the first time a had a mediore meal. Waiter Mat was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Max's Tavern is always enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Max's Tavern is always enjoyable. The food and service are consistently very good. Hostesses are always friendly and energetic. It is a great place for lunch - efficient service, convenient location and good food at a reasonable price - whether for business or pleasure. Also a good spot for cocktails and/or dinner in the evening. Outdoor seating is great for warm Spring or Summer days.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The calamari at MAx's is outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    The calamari at MAx's is outstanding. Weds night the calamari was not piping hot like it should be and usually is. It wasn't even hot, but rather, just warm, and that is annoying. Also, had to ask for rolls. Otherwise the food and service was excellent.
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  • I have been very pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    I have been very pleased with all aspects of my visit, which has been for business. I know that the selection will meet the needs of many specific diet types and most importantly to me, be of a health selection. The pan seared trout and the Hollywwod salade was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    The experience was wonderful for our Anniversary dinner. Everything about it was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I responded that the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    I responded that the service was fair.... The server himself was actually excellent, but the fact that the kitchen took forever (more than 3 hours) to keep up with the customers was very tiring and on need of improvement. I've eaten here a couple times before and didn't experience the problem .....maybe they were unusually short handed that night??
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    As always, the food and service is superb! Truly a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No comments.....food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    No comments.....food was very good....everything was great!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful food for people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Wonderful food for people who love good food. Fantastic experience as usual!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My steak was overcooked ,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    My steak was overcooked , but everything else was fabulous!!! Max's is my favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frequent diner....it appears
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    frequent diner....it appears that every time there is a party or function going on, the wait staff forgets about the patrons in theb main dining rooms...quite disapointing...I expect better than this for a restaurant owned by Mr. Rosenthal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but not a place that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Nice but not a place that would make me say "I can't wait to return". The waitress was "perky" and very knowledgeable about the menu and describing the way it was prepared. We will go back sometime.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    The food was good, but not great. The service was good, server friendly, but the entree came out so fast, we were still eating salad. Felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never have been to any Max
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Never have been to any Max Group restaurants before. Other members in my party have been though. Selected this Max because no one has been there before and location was perfect for out of state people. Evening was a birthday celebration for my husband. Food was ok, raw bar was stunning; presentation was excellent. Some appetizers were cold like the crab cakes. Meals were good for the most part. I was told in comparison to other Max restaurants this location does not come close to quality of food and ambience. We will have to compare to other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There is still a problem with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    There is still a problem with the Open Table on line reservation service. I have let Max's know a number, a number of times.
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  • I have eaten at Max's often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    I have eaten at Max's often and like it a lot. It has a vibrant bar scene and a good crowd. The food is always good and it has a good wine list. It is in a convenient location with plenty of parking. It is a great place for friends to get together and eat and drink. Max's other restaurants are all outstanding and well managed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner was great! Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Dinner was great! Atmosphere was perfect, food was delicious, and service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We had a very enjoyable dinner experience treating my wife's parents to dinner. Our server, Matt, was outstanding and very understanding of special menu needs my in-laws had. He had a great sense of humor while being extremely hospitable at the ssame time. The food was very good and the wine was enjoyed by all. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection of food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Great selection of food and wine. Outstanding staff - all friendly and professional. Very attentive management staff - John, Jamie, and Veronica. We were privileged to meet the number one top gun of the restaurant group, Rich Rosenthal - thank you to the management for making that happen!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ate there last Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Ate there last Mother's Day and found the food was very nice with a unique menu. This time (Easter Sunday), though, the menu had nothing imaginative on it. The spinach soup was very good, the crab cake was okay, but I was expecting something more interesting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to all other Max
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I have been to all other Max Restaurant group restaurants and must say that this one is truly the poorest. The service was horrific. I waited an hour for my appetizer alone. If there was a backup in the kitchen, never once did the waitress come and explain that. The food was fair. Surely not the best of the Max's restaurants. Needless to say, we won't be rushing back.
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  • Food and service are consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Food and service are consistently good. Steaks - mmmm!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lax service; waitress took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Lax service; waitress took ten minutes to greet us at our table. Served tea in a mug covered in black grease. It ended up all over my wife's hand. The food was good. I have eaten at Max's Tavern (and all the other Rosenthal brands) several times. This time it was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is my favorite Springfield
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    It is my favorite Springfield restaurant. It's a great place to dine with friends for get togethers and special occasions. The raw oysters and cocktail shrimp are great and the cocktails, entrees and specials have all been enjoyable. The waitstaff has always been welcoming and attentative.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy night - service was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Busy night - service was a bit slow, but good overall and one of the best places we've found in Springfield.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Max's is excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The food at Max's is excellent. Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/11/2007
    One of our favorites. Excellent menu, delicious food, and very accomodating to our young grandchildren, yet a sophisticated restaurant. The place to see and be seen.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Max's is the best offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2007
    Max's is the best offering of the four choices near the Basketball Hall of Fame- I have never had a bad meal there! I also really like the upscale feel of Max's. I fell like it is worth it to get dressed up to go there. The crab cakes are the best around!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner, at the Basketball
    JohnPVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2007
    Always a winner, at the Basketball Hall of Fame. If in the area, a must.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere for any time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2007
    Great atmosphere for any time of day and exceptional food. Just a fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate