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Maxwells 148

1351 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem (1960)
  • Fit for Foodies (1902)
  • Special Occasion (1832)

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Maxwells 148 is a casual dining restaurant that serves Pan-Asian and Italian dishes in a cozy space. Chef Eric Zedikier brings his culinary experience to bear on a contemporary menu, featuring creative spins on classic dishes. It lists small plate items, fresh salads, pasta, hearty entrees and sweet dessert. It also features gluten-free and vegan dishes for guests with dietary restrictions. Maxwells 148 complements its dining menu with a tidy selection of cocktails and wine (served by the glass).

This unassuming bistro-style restaurant is a nice pick for special occasions and romantic dates. Stop by for lunch and spoil yourself with some pan-seared salmon, crispy noodles or a juicy rib-eye, served with mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Maxwells 148 is open Tuesday to Saturday.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
DINNER: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(508) 907-6262
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Zediker
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Private party facilities
Private Area seats 20 people maximum at one table, full facility rentals available for up to 100 people.
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Private party contact
General Manager Luke Foley: (508) 907-6262
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Bridal & Baby Showers, Weddings, Corporate Meetings etc.
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Cross street
Brigham Court
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Parking details
Private lot located behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Commuter Rail to Natick Center
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Special events & promotions
Birthday, Holiday party, Wine dinner, Social Events
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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vipjoel67 (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Good food and service. Hopefully, when you re-open the menu will still be as good as it has been in the past and the "trendy" stuff will not overtake the good food we have enjoyed for years.

HeatherD (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Made a reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night. Never been so we wanted to cover ourselves. Arrival- turns out reservation wasn't necessary. Service was spot on, Mai Tais and Savignon were perfect accompany to our delishous food. A bit pricey for drinks, a shared appetizer, 2 salads, and 2 entrees. Tab with tip at the end was $250!

Manny (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

Amazing! We went for our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. Food was out of this world especially the beet salad. And service was even better. Our waitress had the bartender make me a special drink and they were out of the wine we wanted so she got them to give us a better bottle for same price!

vipBruceW (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

another great meal/experience! Ava/Cito and Tyla Rock!

carolync (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

The perfect place to celebrate our48th wedding anniversary! Quiet and intimate ambiance. Attentive waitress, sumptuous dessert!!

Ardenne (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

The food was tasty with a mix of comfort type food with creative twists. The flavoring was superb in all of our dishes. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful in explaining the dishes and their ingredients. The lamb dropped off the bone in the lamb shank. I had the crispy noodles which was the perfect combo of flavor, and texture. Crispiness on the outside and soft, warm noodles underneath with strongly flavored chorizo and garlic aioli.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

I thought it was overpriced for what we got. My husband ordered a drink and was charged DOUBLE what he has paid in many other resteraunts.

vipMCM1 (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

As usual, the quality of the food and drink at Maxwells is outstanding.

Unfortunately, the service continues to degrade. Minimal dining room staffing means that we were left waiting to order our entrées. When food arrived, one entrée was incorrect. Requests to refill water went unfulfilled.

This restaurant used to be one of my favorites, and I'm chagrined by its decline.

vipFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Always delicious, wonderful service!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Four of us dined here last night. The carpaccio appetizer, oysters, and prune appetizers were absolutely excellent. My mother's chicken marsala and husband's cod special - again, excellent. My daughter enjoyed her short rib ravioli. I ordered the lobster gnocchi in cognac cream sauce. The lobster was incredibly fishy. Disgusting!! I couldn't eat it. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, and her attentiveness was wonderful. However, the wait between appetizers and entrees was excessive: more than 30 minutes.
Given the prices, and the ease of getting terrific lobster in greater Boston, no thanks. Never returning.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

We were delighted and surprised by the quiet, romantic setting. The outside is deceiving-plain and not assuming, but the inside provides a lovely setting for a delicious meal. Excellent food that was unique and expertly made. Service was charming, efficient and kind. An overall wonderful experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

The food was absolutely delicious. I didn't give it a 10 because the gnocchi was actually too rich. Now I have learned that I prefer my gnocchi with a olive oil base. The scallop appetizer was outstanding.

Lori (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Maxwells 148 is my husband's and my favorite restaurant. The food and the service are impeccable, and we love the crunchy noodles they serve in the bread basket! It's pretty far from where we live (in Acton) so we make excuses to get down to Natick once in a while. The food is always divine and they have an extensive and excellent list of wine and Scotch (and other beverages - but I go for the wine and my husband goes for the Scotch).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

The service was excellent ,My waiter was Dean and I ordered my whole meal at one time but he put every thing a little at a may not sound like much but it is really nice to not feel rushed thru a meal .

MLM2 (New England)
2.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

We had been to Maxwells 148 with the original owners/chef. Great at first, then only ok. Had not returned for many years, but a friend told us to try again with new owners/chef. We went for a birthday dinner. The service is great, drinks very good, tuna tartare appetizer is awesome!
My husband ordered the Osso Bucco which was very tender, but not cut in the classic way and no gremolatta in the hollowed bone. I ordered the lobster gnocchi which was so rich it was hard to eat much of it (serving size huge!!!). It really needed acid to cut through the richness.
We would have been willing to give it another try, but the disappointing food combined with the very loud dining room will make us give Maxwells 148 a pass next time we go out for dinner.