About Max's on Broad
Everyday Belgian & French cuisine served in a beautiful restaurant overlooking a plaza w/ patio dining. This is French countryside cooking at its best, using local ingredients and hormone free meats. We serve homemade desserts, soups, sauces, fresh salads, local raw oysters, cocktails, an extensive wine list, private dining, business lunches, local beers, Belgian beers, and outside dining.
Richmond, VA 23220
Belgian, French, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 10pm.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday until 3 pm. Full menu all day long, straight through until close. Catering & boxed lunches available. Call our Catering & Sales Manager Andrea Hughes at (704) 302-0049. Large parties welcome; prix fixe available for semi-private dining or corporate events.
Adams and Broad Street and Brook Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We also offer complementary valet parking all day, everyday.
Free Parking during both lunch and dinner can be found at Joe's Auto, on Marshall Street between Adams and 1st Streets on the north side of the street. Please stay to the left side of the free standing building.
Parking can also be found at the south west corner of Grace st. & N. Adams.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Max's on Broad Ratings and Reviews
We went for our anniversary. The host seated us at a tiny table in the middle of a high traffic area. We had to ask to be moved. He was hell-bent on putting every couple who came in at that table and everyone asked to be moved. It was not necessary as there were many open tables. The meal took forever to come and the food was very average. On the bright side our waitress was great.
Really not worth it. Go somewhere else. Same owner and attitude as Tarrant’s.
Our dinner at Max’s was practically perfect in every way — fitting because we dined there before going to see Virginia Rep’s Mary Poppins. Mother Nature assisted by showering snow on Broad Street to give us a beautiful view from our upstairs table. Our server was efficient and asked if we were going to the theater so he could ensure timely service. Nice touch. The menu offered a lovely variety and food was excellent. From the pleasantly crusty bread to the monster piece of triple chocolate cake, it was all delicious. Max’s offers valet parking and it works well if you are planning to see a Virginia Rep show. Let them take care of parking, libations and sustenance so you can waddle down Broad to the show. A perfect evening.
I took my sister to Max's for her birthday. It was a very late lunch and the restaurant wasn't at all crowded, so we were seated upstairs, our preferred choice. Our server was very tuned in to our preferred "pace," - we never felt rushed. He was also very helpful regarding the gluten-free options, and offered to find out if non gluten free options could be modified in some way to accommodate me. Max's has been a favorite choice for special occasions for some time now, and has continued to be worthy of that distinction!
Max's was quiet for a late, light dinner on a Sunday evening at 8 PM, but the atmosphere of the upstairs dining room was very inviting. I appreciated the discreet sound-absorbing panels on the ceiling as I can imagine it could be loud when full. We enjoyed classic French onion soup, salads, and Belgian mussels--though with the twist of a coconut curry sauce. The only misstep was that our server forgot to provide the truffled deviled eggs that we had ordered. They sounded good, but in the end we didn't need them.
The food was good, not exceptional. The server was polite but extremely slow and rarely checked in on us. He forgot to pick up my wife’s order of salmon so it was given to another table but did agree to have it taken off the bill and had another order made for her which arrived as we were leaving. While the overall experience was fair, we paid a premium price, in so doing if you pay a premium price you should receive premium service. Did not happen
Max's was extremely disappointing in every respect except for the ambiance. To begin with, the service was awful. Our server kept disappearing for long periods of time and when there were errors in both our drink and food orders, we did not get so much as a "sorry about that", just begrudging corrections. On top of that, the main dishes were of poor quality, over-cooked (to the point that the vegetables tasted only of char), and extremely over-salted. I had also requested on Opentable that a candle be put in our dessert as we were celebrating a big birthday. The dessert came, but there was no candle or acknowledgment of the celebration. All in all, I left angry that I had spent so much money (almost $200 for 2) on food and service I could have gotten at a bad dive bar.
Dining was great. Valet not so good. We valet parked so we could go to the theater after dinner. When the show was over, there was a long line at the valet stand because there was only one guy trying to handle the crowd. We ended up following him to our car(several blocks in the dark - dangerous).
We went to Max's on Thanksgiving evening. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be having a great time. The service was very professional and friendly. We ordered from the regular dinner menu rather than having the Thanksgiving dinner and everything was perfect. Highly recommended.
Advertised as turkey dinner, but lots more ham than turkey and the ham was cut too thick and thus was tough. Fixings were above average, although very little gravy. Pecan pie as an extra was good, but a very small piece.
This is a good restaurant, especially for lunch and would return, but not for Thanksgiving.
As usual, this one of the best restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. This is the type of restaurant which is for lovers, friends, families or just business lunch. I know of no one who had dined here that has anything negative to say.
Yes, they are busy on holidays, but who isn't. They still handle the volume with extra help and quick and competent service.
After enjoying a great breakfast there one weekend we took friends from out of town there for dinner. We were really disappointed. For $120 for a couple the food my wife and I got was just bland. Nothing exceptional. The cheesecake had little flavor.
The service was friendly but forgetful. We had to find our server to order coffee, cream, extra drinks, multiple times before we got it.
Lovely restaurant but the main component has to be great food; especially at that price. We were very disappointed.
Made brunch reservations for my mom’s birthday. The ambiance of Max’s is very impressive but the food and service is a little underwhelming. We ordered scrambled eggs for my daughter and they came to the table as over easy . The waiter told us to just mix them up for her instead of taking them back to get fixed. Overall the food is fine but pricey for what you get.
We had a nice dinner and experience. The waitress was great and offered us a complimentary glass of champagne as it was our anniversary. We got salmon and Scallops. The salmon was ok. The scallops were delicious and salad was great! It was kind of a mixed bag but we would go back. The atmosphere is cool and all in all, we had a very nice evening!
Food was great. Service started good but then went downhill. After the meal we ordered after dinner drinks that came out with double the alcohol and double the price. Then it took a long time to get the check and pay. Also, ordered desert that never came. Finally, person I was with had a bad knee and was told ladies room was upstairs- after making it up/down learned there was one downstairs.
The waiter said the soup of the day was a French Vegetable Soup. What was served was a Chicken soup that tasted liked doctored up can soup. It was also very salty. Very unenjoyable.
To the waiters credit, he did ask if I wanted something else.
Main entree was sliced pork onto of a bed of farro. The meat was over cooked and tough. The farro was overly seasoned with garlic.
Was underwhelmed with the menu selection. Went with the duck breast (all 3 at the table did) and all asked for medium-rare. Duck breast was beyond rare, way undercooked. The kitchen clearly does not know the difference between rare and medium-rare; or doesn't care.
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