Max's on Broad

4.6
2256 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

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 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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vipehtBob
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner and service were great. the bread was warm and tasty. The pear and goat cheese salad were nicely prepared and excellent taste. Although the shrimp and grits were not the style I make or am used to, the dish had the french twist with a lot of spicy sauce and perfectly blackened shrimp. I could not resist using the bread to get every drop - delicious. (I did had a touch of tobasco to give it a little extra kick) My wife is a light eater so she had the escargot appetizer for her entree with a side of cauliflower. Escargot was nicely presented and the sauce was just garlicy enough. The cauliflower was too much to finish, but it was perfectly cooked with a toasty and creamy coating that we shared and loved. Too bad we are from Southern New Jersey or we would have a new regular go to restaurant.

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ValerieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board!!! Service and quality of food were off the charts!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely! We have shrimp and grits, the French toast, and the French omelette with veggies. Everything was perfectly cooked. Truly lovely experience!

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Melly
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were fantastic! A lovely brunch.

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vipPamR
Richmond
244 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time for Sunday breakfast. What a great menu. So many great choices. We had the salmon and omelette and the Croques madame this time. Both were delicious. Can't wait to try more things on the menu!

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vipPamR
Richmond
244 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time for breakfast at Max's. We had a seafood omelet and a spinach, goat cheese and mushroom omelet. Loved them both and several of the other dishes being delivered to tables around us. Heading back this Sunday to try some other items on the menu. Love it.

Max's on Broad
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the amazing review, Pam! I'm so glad you enjoyed brunch! I love our brunch at Max's! You'll definitely love our other menu items. We can't wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So I had reserved for 4 people with Open table many weeks before April 14 and specifically said upstairs. Then one more wanted to come so I called and changed to 5 since you cannot reserve more than 5 online. I had confirmation for a party of 5 and when we arrived, the other person at the front said that they do not have any change in my reservation and he was a bit rude. He told me that they do not make reservations online for 5 and I told him I called. He wanted me to remember who I talked to even though I have 3 confirmation of the party of 5 of which I confirmed all. Eventually after going back and forth someone took us upstairs and seated us. That guy never apologized to us. But our waiter Cullen made up for the bad experience. He was the best!

Max's on Broad
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review! Cullen is definitely one of our best servers. Glad he was such a big help!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cozy place, food was very good. Pork chop was superb. Juicy, thick slab of heaven.

Max's on Broad
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! I love our porkchop too!

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dogtowngirl
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends!

Max's on Broad
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review! So glad you and your friends had such a pleasant dining experience with us!

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RichardA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. Never disappointed when dining at Max's

Max's on Broad
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Richard! We pride ourselves on good food and good service!

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TrezureS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with my husband at Max’s on Broad was nothing short of a great time. The inside of the restaurant is literally breathtaking, it is very clean and quiet. The food was delicious & the host’s were very polite. 10/10 experience, I can’t wait to visit Richmond again to eat at Max’s!

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you and your husband had such a great time with us! We pride ourselves on good food and good service! We can't wait to have you back!

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Violet
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not feel like I was in Richmond anymore. The crab cakes were amazing and the NY Strip was so tender. The drinks were also on point! Can't wait to go again!

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Violet! I love our sur n turf and our drink menu is out of this world!

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Sme53
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Max’s on Broad.

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you! We love you too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful servers. Good brunch champagne. Nice open upstairs dining room. Valet parking!

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the review! We pride ourselves on good service!

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Manzorama
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good and refined establishment. Food always great and classy.

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! I love our food! So many great choices!

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luvtoeatout
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the review! I'll be sure to let the staff know to keep up the good work!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in the city for more than a decade and Max’s is one of the Richmond staples! You can never order a bad dish or drink here!

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! We pride ourselves on serving good food and plenty of it!

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Oysters
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easter brunch. A great chance to get out during the pandemic for two fully vaccinated people😇.

Max's on Broad
Responded on April 20, 2021

So glad you had a great Easter with us!

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vipPrincessKat
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and excellent experience at Max's. Above and Beyond

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MaryE
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, the service at Max's was impeccable and the atmosphere on the second level is just about the best in town--with a great view of the Maggie Walker statue and Broad St., as well as lovely Provence-inspired decor. Our brunch was delicious, with the only down mark being over-seasoned home fries. Covid precautions were in evidence with well-spaced tables and masking. We will definitely be back!

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vipvickiboys
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Max’s on Broad for lunch a couple of times (pre-Covid) and enjoyed our meals very much. This was our first evening out since getting vaccinated and we thought what better place to dine than Max’s on Broad. What a treat! Madeline was amazing as she held my Open Table Reservation longer than normal since we were traveling a long distance, and there was way too much traffic! Colin was our Server and he was such a joy to chat with, Capital E for Energetic. Wonderful at explaining the specials, and assisting us with what to choose from your amazing menu! We started with Salads and then my husband had the Steak Frites and I had your Fresh Catch of the day, Grouper!...Mouth watering and just melted in my mouth. Wonderful presentation by the Chef that included Roasted Green Beans and Dill Risotto. Absolutely YUMMY! Thank you Madeline and Colin for a wonderful 1st night back at dining! Can’t wait to catch you another time!

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Christineg30
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Max's is usually great but this visit was a bit of a let down. Multiple food items were just not up to the usual standard.

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RoseR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most wonderful waiter who recommended a fabulous cocktail and the best ever pork chop with brussel sprouts. Lovely family dinner—first one out since pandemic started!

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Hienv
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers/employees were attentive and checked in on us frequently. Food was amazing - perfect for our anniversary dinner. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is covered and socially distanced. There are heaters on part of it though sunday was lovely without them. Food and selection for brunch was wonderful as always. Love the touch less check out.

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vipSandiM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I spent a weekend in Richmond for my birthday. We went for drinks and a light meal on Saturday night and returned the next day for brunch. Every staff member remembered us and greeted us like we were old friends. Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and appreciated. The staff works very well together. I observed them pulling together like a true team. Obviously, the management is doing something very right. Our server, Cole, was the best-personable and professional. Oh yeah and the food-very very good. Mussels were cooked perfectly. Brunch was hearty and delicious. Cocktails were amazing-best Manhattan my husband has ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and they were super nice to us. We got a great deal on a bottle on Simonet for mimosas for only $30? Couldn’t beat that! Food tasted just as good as it looked! Definitely coming back and especially since we’re within walking distance!

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Elle
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a very over priced meal that as not good. We had reservations for our anniversary and they were not prepared for us at all when we arrived. In addition...paid almost $200 got no bread and was rushed out of our seats from the moment we sat down.

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LBar
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Service is awesome, restaurant has free valet service, gold star for this service. Want to come back for brunch, dinner was great!

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Lleruq
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The service, the drinks, the ambiance....
This was our second time eating here. The hostess was real welcoming and the staff seemed so happy to be there. It was a very pleasant experience.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. The second for dining had all windows open so if you were concerned about COVID ventilation was appropriate. We will return.

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, kind service.
Staff was very accommodating for my company that included a young lady with special needs and a 92 year old lovely lady.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Sara! I'm so happy to hear you had such a great time with us! We pride ourselves on good food and good service. Glad you received both!

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vipAlex
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went for brunch. Small portions with a big price tag. Decent price on a mimosa carafe. Food was tasty but limited or no sides included. I probably would look elsewhere next time for brunch, but I’d return to try their dinner.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the review, Alex. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our brunch. It's usually a very popular shift of ours! I definitely hope you come join us for dinner. I believe you'll enjoy it!

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BrianW
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll be returning regularly. A great date night out in town.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Brian! We can't wait for you to join us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The mahi-mahi had a nice sear and flavor but was over cooked and the scallops had nice flavor but were unequally sized and 2 were over cooked. I was expecting better consistency

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 23, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that some of your food items were over cooked which made the consistency off. I can assure you, this is not normally how things are if you take a look at our other reviews. It sounds like we really had a really off night in our kitchen and I hope that you will give us another chance to change your mind!

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MarybethH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was meh
Hair in salad
Service was worse; part of the order was forgotten

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 23, 2021

I'm so sorry for your terrible experience. I'm so sorry your server forgot your order and that the food was bad. 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. I do hope you'll come back and give us another chance to show you how truly great of an experience you can have with us.

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DebbieH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!! Beautiful setting.

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the review, Debbie! We pride ourselves on good food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome... waiter, Brian, was informative and professional.. food was great.. atmosphere fantastic..

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad Brian was so hospitable and you had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Took over 20 minutes to get drinks served. Ordered old fashioned and was maybe an ounce of liquid in drink. Got appetizers before drinks came. Asked for bread that took 20 mins to get and we were told it was “in the oven” and came out when entrees were served and was not just out of the oven. Food was great and ambiance was nice but not the experience we hoped for for the price.

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XOJenniferAlexis
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but the warm and welcoming service was what truly stood out. Truly a gem!

Max's on Broad
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Jennifer Alexis! I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal!

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Max's on Broad is rated 4.6 stars by 2256 OpenTable diners.

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