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Max of Eastman Place

4.4
102 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 102 people are saying
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4.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Liberty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wine list is top notch and evening's specials complemented our White Burgundy, Chardonnay, selection perfectly.

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vipMichalV
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were amazed from the moment we walked in. Our server, Corrine, was the best I have experienced in ages. She was super charming and knew her stuff. The food was excellent and cocktails and wine delivered promptly and quickly. We enjoyed mussels, steak tartare for apps and steaks and pasta entrees were delicious. We will be back. New go to spot for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! It was great!

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vipF00die
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max at Eastman is our go-to special celebration venue. Last night did not disappoint. We were celebrating a birthday while we had front row seats to a surprise engagement. It was spectacular. Equally divine was the deftness with which Margaret and Chrissy navigated the evening - an engagement party of 20 while caring for the rest of the customers, like us just us out for the evening without skipping a beat. Kudos to Max’s and these two very special servers.

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KellyX
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Loved our server. Dinner was not good, however, and my boyfriend also became immediately ill. Chicken cutlet was either /both undercooked and a bizarrely chewy, rubbery cut that left him having tummy troubles.

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vipPeterBartell
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit post COVID restrictions being lifted. Our food was great. Our server Chrissy was spot on. We'll be back.

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heronwoman
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very nicely presented (especially the tomato burrata salad) and delicious. The filet was extremely tender and well prepared. Dessert (one piece of cake) and cappuccino took surprisingly long given that we were one of two tables of patrons in the restaurant. The chef sent out extra mussels because he felt that had not given us enough to start with (it had seemed like a smaller portion than when we were here last week). The frites are crispy, not greasy and well seasoned. Pricey for lunch

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TashandaT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first time here, it was great. Service was good, fish was a little bland but overall a good experience Ill go back

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Gordo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday

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heronwoman
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. The pomme frite were the best fries two of us had ever had! The other two diners split the burrata tomato salad and raved about it. Very accommodating to specific requests. Felt very safe re: distance from other diners. So many wonderful choices of specials. Will return soon

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JeffreyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Unfortunately, we saw a mouse while we were dining. We moved to the outside and all was fine. When I told the server about the mouse, there was no apology or surprise --or an awareness of how gross and disrupting this was. The bill was not covered, or any part of the meal.

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viprochesterfoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Just an evening out with family. Filet of beef not cooked corrected - had to send it back. Another table next to ours also sent their filet of beef back for the same reason. Probably too ambitious of a menu. Offer fewer choices and do them excellently!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony never disappoints! Everything about the experience is top notch!

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Tilda
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The food, however, was not. For these prices, I expect the food to be tastier. The house "bread" was cold popovers. They would have been much better hot. The escargot appetizer had a fussy but good sauce; but the snails themselves had no flavor. My partner's beef was quite good; my crab and shrimp dish packed a little too much of the wrong kind of heat and was not otherwise noteworthy. We had a pleasant time and enjoyed the food. It just wasn't as good as it should have been.

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Anonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations easy to make with Open Table. Food was excellent, lots to choose from, and good drinks. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Nanny
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was nearly empty which meant we had the waitress to ourselves and she was superb. I had steamed clams with a sauce that was tasty. It was heavy on garlic, but I like that. My fiend had the foie gras and thought it was wonderful. We’ll certainly go back so we can try some of the other interesting menu items.

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WandaV
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Cooked to perfection! Would highly recommend!

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JeanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and food at Max are excellent. You really should visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent but not excellent. We hadn’t been there in years and were quite disappointed. Server was very involved at the beginning but disappeared when main course was delayed for an hour without stopping by to offer an explanation. Not likely to go back anytime soon,

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review. We would love to hear more about your dining experience so we can make things right. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable and we would love to have the opportunity to put our best foot forward. Sincerely, Max Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. Great service! Delicious food and wonderful ambiance. We will be back again soon!

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DeborahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic and being a weekday, there weren't many occupied tables so we got great service. The food was wonderful, and the management gave us complementary champagne for our anniversary. We will return.

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TimGallant
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Service was great. A little slow but everyone was very friendly. Both our dishes were undercooked but they made a new one plus gave us a gift card. Definitely won us back.

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Disappointed
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The prices were higher than the menu on line. The menu selections were slightly different. It took 1.5 hrs to deliver 4 meals, 2 were cold when delivered. Service updates were not provided along the way. Overall disappointing.

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Jules
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Went for an early dinner on a Saturday night; we were a small party of 2. Everything we had (foie gras, escargot, mushroom pasta, and chicken cutlet) was fine, but there wasn't a single thing we had that really knocked our socks off. It was all just ok. I really expected something exceptional, but the only exceptional thing about the meal was the service. Our server, Morgan, is great at her job and answered all of our questions. As to the question of would I recommend this restaurant to a friend: there are so many other restaurants at the same price point in this city putting out notably creative and delicious dishes, so Max of Eastman Place wouldn't be my first recommendation. If someone asked me how it was, I would have to say it was ok, nothing special.

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Kristine
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding - we are so grateful for the COVID protocols and how well we were taken care of. Can't wait to go back!

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vipF00die
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an outstanding celebration. The food was sublime. Our server was spectacular. This is the perfect special celebration venue!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My experience was great. They had a more condensed menu and that made for a little more decision making food options on my part. Parking is a challenge!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside seating was not viable due to loud cars, motorcycles, and people congregating nearby. Inside was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining for anniversary. Entertained by jazz quintet - students from the Eastman School of music.

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HeatherH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter was great and the service was very quick. The prices were as expected for such an establishment but the food left a little to be desired. For example, I ordered a steak medium rare and it was extremely chewy and not as tender as it should be for a steak that cost that much. I've definitely had better steak at other places. We ordered creme brulee and cheesecake which was delicious but not the best that I've ever had.

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vipF00die
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaaamazing meal! Marie was a fabulously attentive waitress. She was gracious and accommodating. It was a wonderful birthday celebration that will be remembered for a long time. Max’s at Eastman is our go to celebratory dining experience.

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FernandoG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful. The list of specials was intriguing, we’ll be back, for sure.

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vipMarty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Food was amazing and service was great as usual!

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ChristinaK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great food . Pricey but reasonable for a fine dining restaurant.

JM
JimM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service as usual was exemplary. The menu is varied and delicious.

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vipMarty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! All of the Max restaurants in Rochester are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant wasn’t very busy, and the food was good, but nothing exceptional. Some of the dishes other people ordered looked better, so I’m not ready to completely rule this place out, I just didn’t love my dish.

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Kelvin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner on Thursday and because of COVID the restaurant was very quiet. Despite that the service form our server Margaret was outstanding! She was very tentative and polite, she knew her menu and made some great suggestions. Margaret and the chef gave us a sample of an entree that we never had before (quail) which we enjoyed and will have that the next time we are there if its on the menu.

Overall a very good venue and menu.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on February 24, 2021

Kelvin, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to seeing you back at Max in the near future. Best, Max Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Max's was a very nice place to eat. The dining area was comfortable and spread out. We also had a pianist and a singer perform a few songs for us mid dinner. The food was also very good, albeit not cheap. Overall it was a great experience.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner at Max, and most importantly you felt comfortable in our dining area. We look forward to seeing you again at Max for lunch or dinner! Best, Max Management Team

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Max of Eastman Place is rated 4.4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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