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Brasserie Max & Julie

911 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Romantic

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As its name implies, Brasserie Max & Julie in Houston, TX is a classic brasserie featuring an enormous selection of wines along with dishes designed to pair perfectly with them. Offering both brunch and main menus, choices include hors d'oeuvres, grilled specialties, regional dishes, fish and daily specials.

Because Brasserie Max & Julie is a specialty establishment, nothing is run of the mill and daily special plates might include house made parmentier or a Provencal styled seafood. The restaurant also has a fine cheese selection and even the desserts at Brasserie Max & Julie speak of the French influences. Choose from luxurious floating islands or classic tart tatin. You can also enjoy gourmet coffees to savor a truly authentic experience.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5:30pm - 10pm. Tuesday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm Wednesday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm Thursday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm Friday Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 11pm Saturday 11am - 11pm non stop. (Brunch served from 11am - 3pm) Sunday: 11am - 9pm non stop. (Brunch served from 11am - 3pm)
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Phone number
(713) 524-0070
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Boudreaux
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Private party facilities
We have an enclosed upstairs private room that serves up to 16 people and another upstairs room that can accommodate up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Sylvie: (713) 524-0070
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Upon request and agreement of both parties.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking in front at night only (we have an authorization from the bank next door to use their parking space). Parking in the back available all day
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Public transit
There is a Metro bus line stop in front of the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

Will miss this wonderful go to Brasserie for traditional French cuisine.

vipHoustonfoodie (Houston)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Not sure what the problem was with service on this Friday night. We have been here several times before and brought some friends to enjoy a new spot. Was very disappointed in the inattention of the server. Food was very good, thank goodness, so our friends were not entirely disappointed. Will only be back on a weekday night in the future.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

Wife ordered the artichoke. The produce sticker was still on. We were the only customers in at the time. And it was her bday dinner.

Dick (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Seats not very comfortable, but all the rest was great

Csmk (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Always authentic French dining with a terrific wine list. Cozy & elegant at the same time. Be sure to try the crepes & champagne for weekend brunch!

Hungry (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Food was great, but service was slow and unattentive.

viptxchic (Houston)
3.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

Our dinner was very disappointing. The restaurant ran out of the first 3 wines I ordered, and did not have two of the entrees on the menu. One out of the dozen oysters was bad, inedible and our waiter offered to discount the dish, but then forgot. My snapper special was bland. The beef bourguignon was decent, but not great. Perhaps the best dish we had was the escargots.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

We really like max and Julie's for brunch so we decided to try it for dinner and we didn't enjoy it as much. The fish I had was bland with a medley of vegetables that we either over or under cooked. I never know what I was biting into... I will definitely be back for brunch but maybe not for dinner...

johns (Houston)
2.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Been to Max and Julie several time before, but this visit was disappointing. Menu was very limited and did not seem to have many real French items. My wife had the trout , which frankly looked like it could have come from a cafeteria plate. My steak poivre was good, but not great .Atmosphere was still good , but overall not a real special experience. I think they need to work on their menu options with something that adds a little life.

DonaldP (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

I can't tell you how much we enjoy Max & Julie's. The food is always great and not overpriced. The staff is always so friendly. We plan to make this our go to restaurant.

ChrisF (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Lovely restaurant with a European feel. My wife and I went for a special date night and were not disappointed.

HenryD (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Rack of lamb was a bit of a disappointment. Very, very fatty, almost no meat. (I realize there is very little but this was ridiculous..) Fois gras was fair, my husband's chocolate mousse was okay but nothing to write home about. Overall, average. Service was great though.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

The waiter was really pleasant but messed up one diner's order. Then she couldn't split the check. So we all paid in cash and when I asked for change for a $20, she couldn't do this without help of a manager. Then I wanted to get a gift certificate and she didn't know how to do that. She then came back and said they were out of them and suggested I come back later in the week. Good food, good restaurant but well meaning bumbling staff didn't help.

KarlK (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Took my 2 teenage daughters just for fun, and had a wonderful time.
The place was full and vibrant, but the service and food made the evening.
We had escargot, chateaubriand, and a soufflé and it was all top notch.
Will definitely be back soon.

Twokitties (Houston)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

We do not live in Houston, but when we visit for long weekends we usually have a meal at Brasserie Max and Julie or at the sister restaurant, Cafe Rabalias. The menu at Rabalais is more varied and the wine list longer, but both provide excellent rood and service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Always Great and Very Accommodating. Good wines and service is very good.

vipPerfectforanyday (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

I was at the tail end of a business trip and have been dying for French food. I love foie gras and I must say that this restaurant does everything right. Almost. The service is impeccable. The food is amazing. The wine list extensive. But no one likes little bugs flying everywhere when they are trying to eat. That is my only complaint. This restaurant was as close to perfect as you can get and the next time I am in Houston again I will definitely dine.

Suze (Houston)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

We always enjoy Brasserie Max and Julie's and my husband chose this restaurant to celebrate Father's Day. Other than a baby at the nearby table who never stopped crying we had a wonderful meal, great service and a lovely time.

TraceyM (Houston)
4.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

The service was terrific but my Croque Monsieur was not what I was expecting. It was kind of like a flat grilled cheese and not on the artisan bread I envisioned. I will still return, however, and try other menu items. Dora is a fantastic server!!

DGalex (Houston)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

Love this place. But I am so sad that they have discontinued the salad with lordons, frisee, chicken livers and a poached egg. It always reminded me of the great bistros in Paris.