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Max of Eastman Place

4.6
59 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Let Max of Eastman Place be your choice for sophisticated dining in Rochester, NY. A combination of attentive service, innovative cuisine, stylish decor and stunning views you can be ensured that Max is a hit with both travelers and locals alike. Dine in our newly updated dining room or al fresco in our intimate courtyard.

The menu features an ever-evolving French/Mediterranean Bistro inspired selection of the freshest seafood, organic chicken, locally sourced vegetables, angus beef burgers and prime/angus steaks . Our wine list includes numerous new world and old world selections by our knowledgeable wine team.

From the creative cuisine, thoughtfully selected wines, to the warm hospitality, Max of Eastman Place continues to set the standard for dining in Rochester.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 59 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were impeccable! Will remember this meal for a lifetime and will be going back as well. The beans and greens, beet salad, rigatoni with osso bucco and bouillibaisse were altogether both outstanding and memorable. Our server, Margaret, astutely assisted our meal choices and helped to make us feel right at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location in Rochester, great new menu.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! We hope to see you again soon!

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jmjc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, from macaroni and cheese to steak to vegetables. Nice atmosphere with interesting art on the walls. Staff were friendly and helpful, not intrusive. A great place for a great meal.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Venue is nice, however atrium concept makes it loud/a little difficult to carry conversation. Great food and nice wine selection.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on November 16, 2020

Sue, Thank you for your feedback regarding the Atrium! We are working hard to figure out ways to make sure a large space feel a bit more intimate. Glad you enjoyed your food and our wine selection! Best, Max Management

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely place
Team is really nice
Food never disappoints and always really nice options
Love the place and strongly recommends

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johnb
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value. The seafood soup was delicious.

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Kathleen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples, two tables made for a socially distanced dining experience. Tables were sufficiently close to allow conversation, but far apart enough for distancing. Food was excellent, as was the service. This is a great place for gathering in the time of Covid. Would highly recommend it!

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on October 29, 2020

Kathleen, We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner at Max! We are so happy to be have the space to be able to offer safe, socially distant dining this winter! Hope to see you soon. Best, Max Management Team

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RickM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We waited over two hours for our meal. The restaurant was extremely overbooked. It was not the fault of our waitress. A very bad experience at this restaurant. The food was also not up to their standards based on prior experiences.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on October 26, 2020

Rick, We sincerely apologize for your experience on Friday evening. That was not indicative of our normal level of service and you are correct, we were overbooked as we were trying to take advantage of the last warm fall weather for outdoor dining. In addition to your comped meal, a notation has been made under your name in our system to take care of you and your wife should you choose to dine with us again. We would love the opportunity to show you our best. Sincerely, Lauren Lauterbach

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vipPixel
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We opted to sit outside the main dining room because of Covid. The place nice with soft music so our party could talk to each other. All of us ordered the New England clam chowder which was excellent! I also had the roasted beet salad. - very fresh. For entree, we had the scallops with cauliflower purée - I think this was the best I’ve ever had. Had a smoky buttery flavor. My husband loved the flounder.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on October 26, 2020

PIxel, Thank you so much for dining with us and we are so glad you enjoyed our Atrium dining! We feel it will be especially wonderful for the upcoming winter months to still be able to safely dine. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Lauren Lauterbach Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corinne our waitress was friendly and helpful as was the young bus boy

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for the compliment for Corinne and Logan! We have passed it along to them. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon! Best, Lauren Lauterbach Manager

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MarcusA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time for our 6th anniversary. Margaret was an excellent server, and even though she was by herself (this was a very quiet Monday night), she attended to all her tables and was readily available for all our needs. The food was good; I wasn’t thrilled with the escargot appetizer, purely subjective, but that was my experience. My steak was cooked perfectly, the scallops were delicious, and the little neck clams were also very good. Reasonably priced for a night of fine dining and I’m certain we will be back again.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on October 26, 2020

Marcus, Thank you so much for choosing Max to celebrate your anniversary! We are glad you enjoyed your evening. We agree, Margaret is one of the best! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Lauren Lauterbach Manager

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janem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch at Max's. The atmosphere is wonderful, noise is non-existence. Food was very good. They had many specials for the day that sounded delicious, I had a friend chicken sandwich with a buttermilk+blue cheese sauce. My friend has the mushroom risotto. Which was very good, but perhaps a little too salty.

I highly recommend for lunch.

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Kaitlyn
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for the first time for our wedding anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! Great food and awesome service!

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EricR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great positioning, classic decor, wonderful food .. could take anyone there!

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Dave
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. A lovely evening to sit on the patio.

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JeanG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For those who enjoy leisurely fine dining, this is definitely the place. Great food, perfect ambience and easy parking. Interesting menu unlike many others.

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Fab60
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a lunch with friends. Savory food with lovely service and atmosphere.

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EvelynA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding outdoor location, live music an extra bonus. Food, as usual, was excellent, and our servers were dynamite. All recommended health protocols enforced. Don’t let the outdoor season here pass you by.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Evelyn! Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you allow us to host you again soon!

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vipSindiK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was ok, very salty. Nothing special. The service was great!

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MarkB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was fantastic. I would recommend you stop in and enjoy this restaurant you will not be disappointed.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Mark! Thank you for recommending us, we truly appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing retaurant and read all the instruction for my boyfriend birthday! Can not be more happy whit this rest., thanks!

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PaulineS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compliments to the chef! We were a party of three and we all enjoyed our meals immensely. Our server was attentive, but didn't rush us in any way. It is high class, but casual. A real treat!

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lizg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dinner. From our sever to the amazing food. So relaxing with unbelievable food . Excellent desert drinks and service. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always. Love coming here!

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RandyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time I dine outside at Max at Eastman the total experience is exceptional.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max of Eastman place never disappoints. Food is amazing and the staff is seasoned. They know how
To make Good suggestions and are very friendly. If you are trying to go out for A nice dinner with the best food you’ve ever eaten...this is your place!!!

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Anon
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor setting with really nice music (not live) and not too loud which added immensely. Bread would be nice with the meal. Vinaigrettes for salad were too heavy on vinegar; not balanced. Meal was very, very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food I’ve had in Rochester by far. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the steak (ribeye and filet), and it was incredible. Wine selection was great, and it was a nice change of pace to enjoy our dinner out on the patio.

It wasn't very busy (COVID), and our waitress was very attentive without being a distraction.

We'll definitely be back!

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AandDC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining there since it was opened..always a great meal w/great service.
All of Tony’s places-Max at Eastman Place,Max Chophouse and Aunt Rosie’s are top notch.Please support them during these trying times...

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SamT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food has always been excellent - new Bistro menu is appealing, and sitting outside was just plan wonderful. Can't wait to return.

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Josephs
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max’s is always a fantastic evening. Great value for your money. The courtyard was setup beautifully, my wife and I felt very safe with the distance between tables and safety procedures the staff followed.

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DianeC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max of Eastman Place is consistently reliable for an elegant, comfortable and delicious fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely celebration with family. Great wine list, excellent seafood & steaks.

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RandyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the beautiful outdoor setting - the menu and presentation, waitstaff interactions and caring for guest safety all added to a date night that was magical and memorable. I have made a reservation for a return visit.

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KarenH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful dinner! They were featuring their new French Bistro Menu, which was why we chose Max. We were offered complimentary popovers after we placed our orders, and they were divine! My Husband raved about his salad, the baby spinach and grape with pancetta and roquefort. Our entrees were excellent and our servers were very attentive! Can't wait to return!

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BarbaraW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent.

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vipell65
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food is good with interesting choices.
However the service is abismal. Long wait for food. No attention from staff. Asked for bread and never received it although we saw that all other patrons were given it.
Unlikely to return.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on March 6, 2020

ell65, We are so sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience with service on Wednesday evening. We would love to chat with you further in order to learn from our mistakes. We strive to have the best customer service and anything short is unacceptable. You can reach us at 585-697-0491. Sincerely, Max Management Team

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anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three of us had dinner on a Saturday night. We were going to a show after and our waitress ensured that we were finished with lots of time to spare - thank you. We separately ordered tenderloin, salmon and lobster macaroni. The steak was excellent, the salmon was very translucent after a request that it be cooked medium and had to be sent back, and the lobster was also undercooked. The atmosphere was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The servers were all so friendly and really felt like they wanted to make the night special for everyone. Food and wine was excellent. The only frustration was that the tables were too close together - so not much privacy.

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Max of Eastman Place is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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