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Max Resto Lounge

4.4
123 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Creative Cuisine
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The only fine dining Continental Cuisine, North of the QEW, a sexy, hot spot complete with Bar and Lounge. Barry Michael invites past and present patrons to come and feel the vibe and indulge in our Global Menu for lunch or dinner. The menu focuses on innovation and is ever-evolving, using the finest from local farmers and artisanal producers. Tasting Menu available daily, offering six small courses paired with three glasses of wine. Our laid back atmosphere invites you to stop by for cocktails, drinks and appetizers or a decadent dining experience. Sophisticated service, extensive wine selection, free parking.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Monday : closed
Tuesday - Thursday : 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday : 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 336-1500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Upper Middle Rd
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always a great evening & exceptional food quality.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Could be a little more attentive with the service but better than most. Dinner rolls were pathetic ; beet salad was a good choice ; as was the tempura perch main. Enjoyed the live music provided by local talent. Will continue to support and would recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Friends birthday

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything about the evening at Max Resto Lounge was wonderful! Great food, service and ambience! The owner was so friendly and very helpful :) It was a great Mother's Day dinner ❤️

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Second visit....tried different menu items than the first time. So far, every dish has been top notch.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Early Mother's Day dinner for 7 people. Food was excellent, and the selection was great even for picky teenagers! The musician was excellent - sounded very much like Norah Jones.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed Mother's Day at Max. It is a real gem amongst all the chain restaurants around. The food was wonderful, our waitress very accommodating as we had a guest who had to eat gluten free. We will certainly return.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent food. Good entertaining guitarist and singer. We could hear her well and the music did not drown out personal conversation. However, I think we had the one table where you could not see her at all.

Restaurant short staffed that night, however we were quickly acknowledged. First drink order slow to be taken but excellent knowledgeable and friendly service after that.

Look forward to my next opportunity to dine there.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Terrific gem in Burlington, Ontario. Exceptional menu, with key parts (ie pasta) prepared on site. Love the low key entertainment in the evening at the perfect level...loud enough to hear, but, not too loud to impede conversation. Tremendous service, and, I believe great value for the price....you can't go wrong here!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Impressed with everything. From the vibe of the room; outstanding service from Gabriella; the food was exceptional and fairly priced; and the live music supplied by a young Sarah Mills put it over the top. My new favourite place to eat in Burlington. Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A great restaurant and an overall lovely experience. Service was stellar, food was excellent with varied choices and the bottle of wine we wanted wasn't available so they upgraded the bottle but charged us the same price. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great evening with entertainment!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had an excellent meal with very good service. I would recommend it to anyone.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We were quite happy with Max, the atmosphere etc. was just what we wanted. Food, drinks, service was fine with one exception.

My wife ordered the steak, medium rare and it came medium. The waitress happily took it back to the kitchen, but a few minutes later the head waiter came back with it and tried to convince her that it really was medium-rare. She refused, and it was taken back and removed from the bill. I don't expect this at all. When one pays $35+ for a steak, it should come as ordered. If the kitchen goofs and overcooks it, that's their problem, and theirs to correct.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very diverse menu, including a tasting menu with or without wine pairings. Very nice décor, and live music. I have been twice and at least one of the owners was there each time, and both the owner and waitstaff are very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. A very talented musician provided entertainment, at volume that permitted conversation. This was my first visit, and won't be my last.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent for and great music.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was my husband and father-in-law’s birthdays, and I not only indicated this on the Open Table reservation, but called the restaurant a couple of days ahead to confirm that they had the information. I was assured that they did and that they would certainly acknowledge the birthdays especially at dessert time. Unfortunately, after dinner when I got up to look, I could not find our waitress and she did not know that it was a special occasion. When she had the chance to rectify the situation, she simply ran to get a candle and lighter to stick the candle on the plate. It was very disappointing. I was a little embarrassed. It was great that - at the beginning of the meal - our waitress allowed us to have a wine by the glass that would usually only be sold by the bottle, but unfortunately it did not make up for the birthday oversight. It is one thing to make a mistake, but another to half-heartedly try make up for it. We won’t be going back to the restaurant to celebrate any more special occasions!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Max continues to deliver excellent food and service. Exceptional value.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Max. We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. Wine by the glass was well priced. Quantity of food was generous. Live music was a nice addition. We will return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It is always amazing!!! My husband requested jerk chicken and it was amazing!! I had the lobster and shrimp linguine with a lemon basil cream sauce and it was to die for!! Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Met a friend there for lunch. We were greeted by and received very attentive and friendly service by the wait staff. Our menu selection questions were answered nicely. We what we ordered was good value. Lovely homemade cauliflower mushroom soup with a small caesar salad with chicken skewer option. Nice ambience. Great cocktail menu. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Friendly casual atmosphere. Young artist playing guitar and singing was fabulous! Staff are very friendly!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We generally go to Cucci in Oakville but decided to try this local restaurant. The host was good and so was the ambiance. The waitress made a mistake and bought one appertizer which I shared with my wife. We asked her to bring a second one but she forgot. She was very friendly and it was busy so we let it go. The Caprese salad with tiger shrimp (that we shared) was very good.
I had the 10 oz steak which was small, thin and full of gristle. It was cooked correctly and the sauce was good.
My wife had the chicken which was dry but the other meals seemed good.
We choose the restaurant based on the reviews and it did not reach are expectations based on the ratings.
We dined at the Carriage House the following night and there was a big difference in the overall satisfaction with the meal.
I hope you view this as constructive criticism as the restaurant does have many positives.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Tasting Menu was fantastic, paired with very nice wines which we picked up at the LCBO afterwards to enjoy at home. Live Music was fun as well!

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was the worst schnitzel possible that you can have. Was dry and very salty.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had a wonderful meal with my wife, we started with the tempura shrimp, very nicely presented and the first few of the five tiger shrimp we excellent, the last two had been sitting a little too long and the grease was built up, wife had the chicken portabelo
Very good shed order again I chose the hunters schnitzel, it was OK a little tough, I wouldn't get it again. Desert was the Vanilla Creme Brule very good ! Service was excellent and timely, no frivolous trips to check on us and the privacy was great at dinner, would go again soon!

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It’s a smaller restaurant then most but was a quiet night, so many tables to choose from and they sat us right next to the man playing live music so it was very loud, once we ordered our main course meal took almost half hour to be made and then dessert took a while as well for a not so busy restaurant seemed too long of a wait for food. We had to ask 3 times for the check before they brought it to us. The meats were well done but the vegetables tasted soggy and old.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Menu offers such an interesting variety of foods. Staff were very attentive, food was top notch.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Dinner was great, service a tad behind but it was a Saturday night. Only one complaint we froze all night, had to put our coats on to eat. Saw others doing the same.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was excellent and the serving staff was friendly. The only thing we did not like was that the music was far too loud. We had a hard time hearing each others conversation as you needed to either speak up loudly or speak right at the person next to you, which would leave the people across the table out of your conversation. Otherwise a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Really nice atmosphere. Good food and great staff!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Hidden Gem! Lovely ambience and very welcoming setting. Staff were polite and courteous and the finish was excellent. Would certainly recommend it and will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful sophisticated ambiance. A real find for Burlington.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing, romantic restaurant! Real candles on the tables, dark lighting, and good energetic atmosphere. The service was on point. Cocktails were tasty and well made. We ordered the surf and turf special and beef stroganoff. Both were delicious! We will for sure be back soon!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Discovered this restaurant during Taste of Burlington.... fantastic find! The wine pairings with their tasting menu were an extra treat. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome little restaurant with a menu that is sure to please everyone. We brought our own wine and cork fee was very reasonable. Personable service, wonderful desserts! Great people watching as this place is always full. It was our second visit there and we were definetely not disappointed. Will come back again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This is our second visit and we brought friends with us. Everyone enjoyed the food and wine. The entertainment can get a little loud, especially if seated too close, therefore making it difficult to have conversations....no objections to having entertainment, as long as you are seated further away.

Would go back again and recommend it to friends.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We love Max Resto Lounge, went there for "Taste of Burlington" but so many other delights were on the menu. Had a fabulous dinner as always and looking forward to the next time!!
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Live this restaurant. Have been quite a few times and have never had a bad experience, even when I’ve been with a group, not one person had a bad meal. The food is amazing, the service exceptional. In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in Burlington. It truly is a hidden gem

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