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Max of Eastman Place
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The wine list is top notch and evening's specials complemented our White Burgundy, Chardonnay, selection perfectly.
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!
Birthday! It was great!
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.
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.
Our first visit post COVID restrictions being lifted. Our food was great. Our server Chrissy was spot on. We'll be back.
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
My first time here, it was great. Service was good, fish was a little bland but overall a good experience Ill go back
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
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.
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!
Tony never disappoints! Everything about the experience is top notch!
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.
Reservations easy to make with Open Table. Food was excellent, lots to choose from, and good drinks. Great service.
It was great!
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.
Absolutely delicious! Cooked to perfection! Would highly recommend!
The ambience and food at Max are excellent. You really should visit!
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,
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
We had a fantastic time. Great service! Delicious food and wonderful ambiance. We will be back again soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It was an outstanding celebration. The food was sublime. Our server was spectacular. This is the perfect special celebration venue!
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!
Outside seating was not viable due to loud cars, motorcycles, and people congregating nearby. Inside was fine.
Outdoor dining for anniversary. Entertained by jazz quintet - students from the Eastman School of music.
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.
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.
Food and service were wonderful. The list of specials was intriguing, we’ll be back, for sure.
Always wonderful! Food was amazing and service was great as usual!
Beautiful restaurant and great food . Pricey but reasonable for a fine dining restaurant.
Food and service as usual was exemplary. The menu is varied and delicious.
Outstanding! All of the Max restaurants in Rochester are the best!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Max of Eastman Place is rated 4.4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.