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Max of Eastman Place, Rochester, NY
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Max of Eastman Place

4.2
4.2
208 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (585) 697-0491

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Gullace

  • Private party facilities

    Max welcome large parties to reserve out Private Dining Room for the ultimate, completely private, experience. Our Private dining room hosts up to 30 people and is perfect for intimate gatherings with family and friends, business dinners with new clients, rehearsal dinners and more. Visit our website to contact our events team for more information!

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Cross street

    East Main Street

  • Parking details

    With convenient public parking on Gibbs street and a full lot across the street, Max of Eastman Place welcomes guests for outdoor dining in summer, a fun new bistro style dining room, or an evening of entertainment in the Atrium.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western New York

    Good for business meals

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  1. O

    O2doc

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We're frequent Max patrons, this time on a pre-concert Thurs eve. With higher volume than usual for such, staff were busy. But server Margaret was conscientious and accommodating. Entree special, halibut with a parsnip puree/reduction, was excellent. "Starter" Coquilles St Jacques was not too rich, and big enough for an average person's entree.
  2. D

    Dave

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and friendly staff. The starter special and dinner special were both very good.
  3. MB

    MarkB

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tasted very good. The service was fantastic. It was a great dining experience.
  4. KS

    KennethS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere! Very close to Eastman Hall.
  5. CR

    ChristianR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another exquisite dinner at Max Eastman. This is categorically one of the finest restaurants in the greater Rochester area. The menu is superb and the variety of unique specials is something you won't find in other restaurants. The ambiance is very upscale New York City-style, and the ever-changing artwork is yet again something you simply don't find elsewhere. Were Max at Eastman in another city, reservations would book out two months.
  6. LS

    LynnS

    Naples

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    My husband and I had a dinner reservation 1 1/2 hrs prior to the RPO Pops Holiday Concert. The place was busy as expected. Must have been a staff shortage because it took 15 minutes for a server to appear, 5 more minutes to give us a wine list (which the hostess failed to provide) and another 10 minutes to get our wine after we ordered it. Food was just ok - overdone hamburger and scallops that needed something to balance their richness. We were seated inside which was noisy. The server was nice but I think she had too many tables to serve, thus the poor service rating. All I can say is - we miss Aunt Rosie’s” and we will not be returning to either Max’s location
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible frozen food that was clearly not fresh. They were playing music with commercials every two songs. 6/6 people had overly salted food that needed to be sent back.
  8. JT

    JimT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Max's as part of a special anniversary night out, with plans for the RPO afterwards. The staff there were friendly and personable. We don't go out often, so we aren't as savvy as others in french cuisine, but our waitress was super helpful for us to understood what some of the menu options were. Food itself was great, atmosphere was cozy and subdued, everyone was just wonderful.
  9. JD

    JDDiner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Max at Eastman Place has usually been a go-to for fine dining especially with its location near the Eastman Theater. The main dining room appears to have been renovated recently from an urban contemporary look to a bland traditional atmosphere. The service was fine with our competent server assisted by other staff for food deliveries. Although the dining room was full the kitchen put out the food with good timing. The meals the four of us ordered were generally okay but not of the same caliber from past experiences here. Getting the checks processed in a timely manner was an ordeal due to computer complications so we were told. Splitting checks for 2/2 was done as requested as well as splitting a gift card though an item was incorrectly included on the wrong bill. A second bill was processed on the same credit card. Though quickly credited with the bank the corrected amount eliminated the server tip as that had been applied to the bill initially presented and signed. Ironically the gift card applied to this meal was given by Max management as compensation for a previous less than good dining experience. We have yet another gift card from friends who recall good Max experiences but it may be a while before it is used.
  10. M

    Mapster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Salad came with major missing ingredient. Extremely long wait for food. It took about 45 minutes just to get the first course which was only a salad. Waiter never came to ask how things were going. We always had to ask another waiter. Mojito drink barely had any run in it and was overcharged the amount on the bill.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, Food, and atmosphere was the absolute best in town!
  12. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Menu limited. Service quite good. Nice place for conversation if looking for a quiet venue.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you! Your staff made our experience memorable
  14. JK

    JanelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit, and it was excellent. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back and absolutely will recommend!
  15. SM

    SanfordM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food! The salads were crisp and tasty and the mains were very good. The only hitch was warm desserts came out cold but were deducted from the final bill which was very gracious, even after warming them up. Service was delightful and attentive. The ambiance is quiet and conducive to good conversation unlike so many other restaurants. We'll return as we usually do.
  16. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food is good, without anything out of ordinary. Very cute restaurant
  17. NH

    NancyH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have loved Max’s for years and go there regularly, especially during the Philharmonic season. We were quite disappointed last night and felt that something is definitely missing. Food was indifferent, we had to ask for bread before being served the main course, service was minimal…overall we felt that standards are definitely slipping and do not merit the price paid.
  18. LB

    LeslieB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max is our go-to place for office celebrations and we have sorely missed it during COVID. Even though we are still cautious, seating is comfortably distant. And the food never disappoints. The lobster bisque was outstanding! I also had the salmon cakes - lovely bits of salmon without all the "filler" you get in other salmon cakes. Two of our party had the Spaghetti Citron and loved it. Sadly, most of us did not have room for dessert, but the ones who did were delighted by the apple crisp and the pecan tart. Morgan, our beloved server, is always attentive without being intrusive. We can't wait for our next office celebration!
  19. t

    traveler

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Not as tasty as menu suggested. Expensive for an average meal. Nice work staff.
  20. b

    bmack26

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Service was really good but the food was not good at all. Would not come back again.
  21. s

    sshapir

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was delightful and took extra care with my food issues. He was friendly and funny. We both had the salmon. EXCELLENT! Salads were large and delicious. The only less-than-perfect part was dessert — a peach&blueberry crumble that was cold in the center and rather dry. Otherwise, a lovely meal.
  22. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our fourth visit (we moved here recently) and each time we've had great food and good service in a quiet civilized environment. Having sampled most of the fine dining in the Park Ave/East Ave area, MAX is one of the best, if not THE best here. If you've not been there, or not recently, do give it a try. You'll not be disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was surprised to see the restaurant menu didn’t have the same food choices as their menu on line. When I asked the server why the restaurant menu didn’t reflect the menu choices I saw on their website, she said the on line menu was no longer available and hadn’t updated the website. I was very disappointed. I specifically made reservations at the restaurant because of the menu choices I saw on the website. The food choices on the menu at the restaurant was lackluster.
  24. C

    Chip

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex, our server was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient. The food options were perfect and wine list gave nice selection.
  25. J

    Jimbo

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, very good meal, fairly limited menu, but nice specials with Good flexibility on side choices. EXCELLENT service, personable, attentive, well paced meal. a bit on the expensive side, but all-in-all a very nice dinner
  26. KR

    KennethR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very nice bistro pre-theater selection served in a timely fashion My wife thought that the duck was the best she had tasted anywhere in Rochester
  27. MH

    MikeH

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an extraordinary restaurant. It has great food, excellent service, and is quiet so you can have good conversation.
  28. JF

    JeanineF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place for special occasions. The food is always excellent and the service is great. Highly recommended!
  29. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Suitably busy for a Wed evening, attentive service, good cocktails, fresh oysters and the dry-aged NY strip steak were all tasty and nicely presented. Definitely a keeper!
  30. MM

    MeganM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was really good. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back
  31. L

    Lucky

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Unfortunate experience- 6 tables seated and 5 of them turned over while we waited over 40 minutes for our entree after finishing our salads. Other than taking plates (and all our silverware without replacing) away, we had very little attention from a server with 1 other table. When our entrees finally came there were issues - 1 was lukewarm and the other incomplete, but at that point we had only 10 minutes before we needed to leave for a show. We had given ourselves 1 1/2 hours to dine and were the first table seated on opening that night.
  32. RM

    RandyM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Max of Eastman is a pleasure ANYTIME! Your senses are heightened by the superb menu choices, beautiful plating and exquisite tastes. The ambiance is lovely and comfortable. The kitchen and server staff are true professionals. A definite go to place that will NEVER disappoint .
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server was wonderful!
  34. s

    sshapir

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a pre-concert (RPO) dinner. Unfortunately, they did not have a workable table for a party of four and we ended up sitting outside the main dining room, in the hall where the Rochester International Jazz Festival opening reception was happening. Very loud music and lots of non-restaurant guests made the evening somewhat awkward. The food was good. Excellent salmon and duck. OK soft shell crabs (the tempura batter needed more seasoning) and lovely risotto. Service was a tad slow, but our waitress was very attentive, trying to make up for the awkward seating. We will try again when things are less crazy there.
  35. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upscale dining, yet managed to be informal and friendly. Several interesting menu choices such as oysters and soft-shell crabs. Not particularly expensive, either. A very civilized place to spend an evening with friends - tables well-separated, for example, and no loud music to distract you from the food or conversation. Definitely a keeper! Well done, everyone.
  36. JG

    JeanG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Tony and Mary, the chefs and servers do everything possible to make the dining experience the absolute best for customers. It’s my favorite restaurant in Rochester and one that never disappoints
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, & great service
  38. GD

    GabiD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food and service and great ambiance! My mom and I had a special dinner out at Max's. It is a quiet and intimate vibe. Will definitely go back for other special occasions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Max’s, best menu in town.
  40. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and ambience as always. We ordered the salmon almondine, mussles, mushroom pasta and shrimp po' boy. All meals were delightful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Max of Eastman Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 697-0491.

Max of Eastman Place is rated 4.2 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Max of Eastman Place

25 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    With convenient public parking on Gibbs street and a full lot across the street, Max of Eastman Place welcomes guests for outdoor dining in summer, a fun new bistro style dining room, or an evening of entertainment in the Atrium.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Gullace

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (585) 697-0491

  • Private party facilities

    Max welcome large parties to reserve out Private Dining Room for the ultimate, completely private, experience. Our Private dining room hosts up to 30 people and is perfect for intimate gatherings with family and friends, business dinners with new clients, rehearsal dinners and more. Visit our website to contact our events team for more information!

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