Max's on Broad

4.3
2148 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chic French-Belgian brasserie overlooking the Art's District. Great for special occasion, date night, brunch, solo diners, happy hour and for travelers. Award winning Chef Alex Enggist, uses classic techniques w/ modern style using his love of local and sustainable foods. Homemade desserts, soups, sauces, fresh salads, foie gras, mussels, local raw oysters, craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, private dining, local beers, local beers, and patio dining. Featuring unique spins on classics like Baked Alaska, French Onion Soup, Gourmet Cheeses ; extensive Seafood, Duck, Steak, Chicken A La King. Near VCU, the Convention Center, The National, The November Theater, Historic Maggie Walker Plaza, the Historic Hippodrome, Quirk, Graduate Hotel, Linden Row Inn! Private Dining available for lunch. Free valet parking. Great Service. Large parties welcome. An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Female Owned. SWaM Certified Small Business.

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Free Parking w/ our Lot Attendant

Starting Aug 12, 2020 · Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Wed - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The pandemic has brought many changes to all our lives and with it, our FREE valet is now a FREE parking lot attendant! Our guys and gals are directing traffic and you get to drive your own vehicle (for your safety and ours) to one of our FREE parking spaces. Will you be using this service tonight? If so, please check this box so we can have enough attendants on site to help you with directions.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Max’s, our server was excellent. Our food was delicious as always! Highly recommend the chocolate bread pudding!

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KrissyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and atmosphere and service were very pleasant as well. Def will be returning to try other things on the menu!

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vipTrini
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite spots in RVA! This time I will say the fall menu and the "fall fashion" (think Old Fashioned) were AMAZING! The roasted oysters were by far the best thing I've eaten in quite some time and I LOVED the pumpkin soup with the pepitas..the chef really knows his seasonal ingredients. My husband had melt-in-your-mouth short-ribs.

Max's on Broad
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Trini! I'm so glad you and your husband had such a great time with us! I love our oyster and shirt ribs too! So yummy! I'll be sure to let Chef know you loved her dishes!

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vipJeannie
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful weather and as always, great food!

Max's on Broad
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for the review, Jeannie!

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John
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about or brunch!

Max's on Broad
Responded on November 9, 2020

I love our brunch too, John!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Staff service food ambiance. One of my favorite places to eat in Richmond.

Max's on Broad
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review! We pride our self on good food and good hospitality. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other than the 1/2 hour wait post our reservation time, everything was great.

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Epicurious
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very impressed with the food, we will be back. With the pandemic, we felt safe eating indoors, with their spacing out of tables.

Max's on Broad
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad our procedures made you feel safe and comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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luvg8foods
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Max's on Broad during restaurant week for Feedmore and enjoyed the whole experience. It was my parents first time eating here and they loved it and really loved the friendliness of the staff and food. We ask Olivia if she told us her name and she said no. She wanted us to experience to food and not get caught up with her name, and we did. The whole experience was great and enjoyed her too; especially her recommendations.

We will definitely come back again and hopefully after COVID the atmosphere will be the same

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SusanT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening. Our food was delicious and our server was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a favorite restaurant for many in Richmond. For me and my husband, we were not impressed. The food and service was okay. The noise around the hostess station was loud with waitstaff and manager hanging out while waiting for tables to arrive.

Max's on Broad
Responded on November 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your terrible experience. I'm so sorry our staff wasn't hospitable and that the food was lackluster. We pride ourselves on hospitality. We missed the mark terribly. We're using your review to retrain our servers and providing more management in the dining room. If there's anything else you could think of that needs to come to my attention, please let me know.

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Frances
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for happy hour and had the best old fashioneds and a gorgeous chartucerie (wish I knew how to spell) board! We had a table next to the window in the corner which was quiet and had a great view of Broad. Couldn't have been happier.

Max's on Broad
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Frances! I love our Old Fashions! They're so delicious. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and that your table was so cozy. We hope to see you back soon!

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CDH911
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food, terrific safety practices

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GtownGirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The inside of the restaurant upstairs is a cozy vibe.

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vipCMiller
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I love french food, it is my all-time favorite but the food wasn’t great. I had a special, oysters stuffed with crab and I don’t know why but it was flavorless. Generally that only happens when food comes out of a box, frozen.

The escargot was good except for the onions or shallots, not sure but it overwhelmed the dish.

The dessert was awesome, best part of the meal was the apple cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Freedom was our waitress and she was amazing, loved her and her personality is wonderful. Would come to Max’s just for her...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Max's on Broad. Following all the safety CDC guidelines. Tables were appropriately spaced with linear planters dividing the eating space. Nice touch for privacy, noise level and air quality. Freedom, our waitress, was professional, courteous and friendly. Knew the menu, specials and made suggestions. Felt comfortable and not rushed. Drinks and Food excellent. Finished with chocolate lava molten cake that was just right!

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vipfoodhobbyist
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have eaten here before but always for dinner and most times enjoyed the meals. Decided to try brunch and was again impressed with the service. Had two different reactions to the food. The Bananas Foster French Toast was great but I have had better Croque Madame elsewhere. It was good but I came away feeling that the croissants used came from a bag you can purchase at any supermarket and the sauce upon which it was placed was not Mornay but rather a country gravy as in biscuits and gravy. This will not, however, deter us from returning.

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Thomas
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My significant other said it was the best steak she ever had.we came from Chesapeake Virginia.Oyster roast and escargot was amazing.French 75 and creme brûlée was flawless.Our waiter was Olivia and she was magnificent.Very helpful and informational.We will be coming back and we highly recommend this restaurant

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JohnS23
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A disappointing experience for sure. The food was just really off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mediocre average food. Service was delayed.

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Mike
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

An overall terrible experience, from the moment we walked in, to the moment we left. Having reservations, but not having a table in dining room, to an extremely noisy door that slams, and sitting right next to it in the so called "bar". To an overpriced menu for what you get, to be being told we would get things that never arrived. Too a $315 bill for for for mediocre food, this place was terrible.

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JimW
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Max's is a absolute delight in every way. From the welcome at the door, to the décor, the service and ultimately the amazing food, Max's remains a special place for a special night!

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BrigttaA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner there on Saturday evening on the patio. My only complaint was the noise level on Broad St. Very loud.

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SmokeYoshi
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The upstairs window tables have an amazing view of Downtown Richmond

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HowardL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent until we were served a COLD cup of coffee. Inexcusable!

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TineVDH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a perfect oasis for a Sunday afternoon lunch; delicious, quality food and drinks - great, friendly service! to be repeated as soon as possible...

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FL1BY
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch. Dropped VCU senior off, had brunch. Absolutely fabulous. 4 different brunch items, each superb. Staff observered distancing and we're still personable. 6 stars if possible

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you had such a great dining experience with us. Brunch is my favorite meal at Max's!

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Catlady
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wait staff was properly masked and attentive. Tables properly spaced for social distancing. Food was good.

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Emily
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great drinks, wonderful ambiance, attentive wait staff. Pretty pricey

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I've visited Max's twice this year! First time WOW!!!
Second visit, I ordered the very same order I had on the
first visit, They changed the recipe, was not the same,
extremely disappointed!!!!!! The Jury is still out on Max's!
My second visit had NO WOW!!!!!!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hey John, I'm sorry to hear your second visit was not a great one. What dish did you have?

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Robley
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was unusual to be at Max's when it was not full. Strange times.

The food was very good, and the service was excellent.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hey Robley, Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people have chosen to not dine out. It is very strange times indeed. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We pride our self on good food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal. Food was excellent, great recommendations from the server. We will definitely be back!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We pride our self on good food and excellent service! We can't wait to have you back!

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vipStuart
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and well presented-- as usual. Service was very good, but new hygiene protocol of sterile gloves was inconsistently implemented by three servers. (Understandable on Day One.) Three different red wines by the glass failed tasting, a subpar outcome, while the white wine of the day was a winner.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thanks for the review, Stuart! I'm sorry you weren't impressed with the reds, but I am happy you enjoyed the white as well as your food and service!

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ColleenM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in Richmond, find a way to eat here. I can’t wait to go back. The short rib was the best I’ve ever had (and I order short ribs whenever possible). My partner had the waterzooi, and he said it was outstanding. The cocktails were strong and delicious. Even the table bread and butter were remarkable. The decor was charmingly European with vintage details. Great service, too!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Colleen! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. I love our short ribs and waterzooi-by far my favorite menu items! The bread and butter is such a great start to the meal, right? I'll let our staff know what a great job they're doing and to keep it up! Hope to see you again next time, Alicia, Office Manager

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vipAlbert
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had a great evening with our guest and the bartending guys.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, Albert! I'm so glad to hear you and your guest had such a wonderful time and that the bartenders were so hospitable! I'll be sure to let them know to keep up the great work! Alicia, Office Manager

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Allison
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the upstairs view onto Broad Street. Good food. Good service. Relaxing place.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review, Allison! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant dining experience with us! We pride our self on good food and excellent service. Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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KyleW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like to try new restaurants on Saturday night. Right away the ambience at Max’s was a winner. Our bartender “ one of the best I have ever seen” He not only knew the menu by heart, but every drink cocktail imaginable. Passionate about his job! The mussels, fish and short rib dishes were awesome. The lighting, decor is really comfortable and they even went out of their way to place acoustic panels in the ceiling so conversation is easy on the ears! Taking my Dad there this week for a follow up!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Kyle! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. You made some great menu choices. I love the short ribs! I'm so glad to hear your bartender was so accommodating and lively! I'll be sure to let our bartenders know to keep up the great work. We can't wait for you to bring your dad! Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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ChrisL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef short rib was excellent! One of my favorite dishes , and Max’s never fails to please!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Chris! I love the beef short rib too! We can't wait for you to come back, Alicia, Office Manager

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OksanaO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It is very expensive place. For such price you expect at least some creativity in food. Fish and crab cakes were “too fatty”, sauce was pure butter - which is not always substitute for “tasty”. It was a typical diner experience, not 150$ per 2 for dinner. View is amazing. Would hire more “contemporary” chef. That is why occupancy was like 20% for Friday night.

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