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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.


305 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Belgian, French, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 4pm- 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 10pm.

Brunch served Saturday and Sunday until 3 pm. 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. Patio open weather permitting.

Cross Street:
Adams and Broad Street and Brook Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 225-0400

Website:
http://www.maxsonbroad.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Tim Clinton

Additional:
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Running our full menu all day w/ an optional pre-fix, three course "Lover's Menu" from the weekend before V-day to he weekend after. Space Limited.

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Max's on Broad Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Business Meals (20)
Casual (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fun (15)
Scenic View (15)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
People Watching (12)
Great Beer (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated a double Birthday Sunday brunch and really enjoyed our meal. While service seemed a bit slow, they were quite busy during the time we were there. We would definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a table for two that really only accommodated one person. Tables need to be larger very uncomfortable. Entre came before we were done with appetizer therefore we sent it back no where to sit the food, then steak was overdone due to meal putting under heat lamp. Waitress did get me another steak. Will only come back if we can have a larger table, this spoiled my bday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time at Max's on Broad and I really enjoyed it! The restaurant is cool with an upstairs and downstairs. We were there in the middle of rush on a Saturday night but it took so long to get 2 salads and 1 soup that we had to ask our server to check on the first course. Even though that happened I still recommend this restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meal very much.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Worst experience after several trips to Max's.
Horrid table for two in a corner needing my coat to stop drafts from window.
Worst server ever.....rushing for decisions .
Soup delivered without spoons. Took three attempts to obtain spoon.
Entree was ok but overpriced
They were not "on their game" on this trip.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was okay but definitely not worth the price. Valet parking was available but it was a nightmare.

I’ve had better Belgian Cuisine for far better price but a few important things went wrong after our meal:

1) We waited 15 minutes for our waiter to take our bill and they never came so we walked downstairs to the hostess to process the transaction.

2) We waited an extra 20 minutes for the Valet to return our car. They claimed that battery died (2017 car model) and verified later that day through AutoZone that battery never died and was healthy.

3) I was charged double the amount that I should’ve paid.

The service was beyond horrible. The food was okay but not worth the price.

We’ve enjoyed this Restaurant’s Sister venues and are repeat customers: Terrants (Both locations) and Little Saints, but I’m afraid we won’t be coming back here anytime soon.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very friendly, attentive service that was casual, but not inappropriate. The food was fantastic. The decor of the restaurant and the view onto Broad Street were very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My wife's anniversary could have been more professional -- our original waiter was drunk, dribbled her $12 drink all over my menu, got my appetizer order wrong, and was eventually replaced by other staff. The manager did eventually put in my correct order for escargot but it came out AFTER my main course was half-finished, so I told them to take it back. Dessert was comped but for a $120 anniversary dinner, I would have expected more. I still recommend the place as the food options and atmosphere are outstanding, but I'll have to think twice before going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve prixe fixed dinner. Food was poor quality, mass produced. Little to no flavor. Very disappointed as this is usually a good restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very disappointed in New Year's Eve dinner. The last two years we could order off the menu, and both of us had wonderful rockfish dishes. This year was prix fixe and the choices were not particularly appealing. We both chose the chicken Chesapeake, and if there was crab on it, we could not find it. The chicken was a very small piece, served with very bland white rice and zucchini and squash...again, no seasoning. The desserts were good, but could not make up for how disappointed we were to get such a poor meal, especially on New Year's. The waitress was good, but the courses came out very quickly, so we knew they were aiming for fast turnover. All in all, so surprising for this restaurant. This is not a New Year's Eve tradition that will continue.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing food, amazing service is why we frequent this great place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Management was accommodating, our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly, and the food was good, all in an “European-like” setting, as advertised . Good location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Max's is a great restaurant with an excellent atmosphere! One of our favorites!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

While we enjoyed our food and our server was very nice, it took an hour and fifteen minutes to get dinner. We arrived at 7:10 and didn’t get our food until 8:40. Our server said the kitchen was just backed up, but the restaurant wasn’t really that full. The setting and view from upstairs is unique, and we will probably try the restaurant again, but if the speed and quality of service is the same as this visit, we won’t return for a third meal.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We celebrated with our family Christmas Eve. Food was delicious. Service was great. Have been several times. Always good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed Christmas Eve at Max’s and everything was great. Considering how busy they were, that was quite a feat. The prime rib was perfect, matched by the service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Max’s has wonderful atmosphere and wonderful food! This was my second time dining there and both experiences were very satisfying. I would recommend it to everyone. One of my favorite places in Richmond for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Since the early days of Max's the service and quality of food has declined appreciably. The restaurant is so attractive and very convenient for attending downtown events--especially VA REP theater. However, I will find another place to eat before going to the theater or taking out of town visitors for a nice dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We treated our 2 grandchildren & their parents (6 in our party) to dinner & then Mary Poppins. Our server Danielle could not have been more accommodative, as they were delayed half an hour by traffic. Cocktails & appetizers were waiting on the table when they arrived & our dinners were brought out quickly. The food was delicious. Calimari was dubbed "the best" by our 12 year old grandson who had another order for himself for dinner! Altogether a great experience & the beginning of a magical night with Mary Poppins. Thanks to all the great staff at Max's.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We went to Max's before a local show. They are in the middle of the theatre district, so this is a good plan. The food was very good. I would recommend the oysters! Portions are fairly large, so don't over order. Price was fair and the service was good. We would return.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

While the food and atmosphere are good, the very spotty service was disappointing (25 minutes to get a glass of wine???) and the cheap 4-5 oz pour for $14 (when I’ve bought a bottle for $17!!!) was absolutely outrageous. Enough so that one member announced that she would never come back.

Not what I was hoping for for a friends’ holiday lunch get together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The dining experience was good; however, it took a long time for the food to be brought to the table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A Christmas lunch with friends was a disaster. Took One hour and 45 minutes to get our meal. The food was over cooked. Many selections were out. Seems the kitchen staff had walked out, we should have been told and given the option of staying. Had to go to the kitchen to get a refill of coffee. Basically we were ignored, and we had riven 65 minutes to meet up with 6 other people, thank goodness for friends and conversation. We all agreed not to return. Sad

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Usually Max's is good, but this Sunday we waited nearly 1 HOUR for our Brunch to arrive!
Waitress was new, but pleasant and caring - and clearly concerned that the kitchen staff was also new and their organization and timing were HORRIBLE. We were a party of 6, having Christmas brunch with friends after church, so we still enjoyed our conversation, BUT arrived at 11:45 a.m. and were there until after 2pm. However, yummy sweet rolls served as we waited.

Everyone enjoyed their meals once they arrived - (2) Crab omelettes made to order; Quiche of the day, Ham and Cheese Omelette (for 4 year old) and an Egg, Hotcakes breakfast - all good!
However, Max's could come up with more original breakfast potatoes than little cubes.
Coffee pretty good. Consider fresh squeezed juices to elevate the breakfast experience!

But the location and ambiance are great! Thankful for curbside valet and have had nice wine and hors d'oeuvres before theatre before.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Perfect meal, perfect evening.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Dreadful place due to the lack of service. I ordered a Hendricks and tonic with cucumber. The drink that the server brought to me had gin in it, but the drink had no Hendricks in it, had no tonic in it ( it was just tap water), and had no cucumber in it. When my out-of-town guest requested more salad dressing, THE MANAGER of the restaurant rudely quipped, “I like a little salad with my dressing, too.” I ordered the filet mignon medium rare; it was nicely prepared, but I was never given or offered a steak knife, and the server never returned to the table for me to ask for one. The most appropriate thing our server offered was the recommendation to try a different resuarant. I will never, in all my life, return to this place - there is simply NO VALUE in going there, and wasting money is immoral.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

This place offers a unique combination of style, character, good service and great food. Something for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service and great food, as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Thank you for keeping the restaurant open for us :-)

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

All was very good,but very crowded and somewhat noisy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Rocky experience with a server who messed up three of four entrees. Steak frites were very average, salads had no dressing. Used to enjoy Max’s but unlikely to go back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

paper on top of table cloth, no bread, steak over cooked. out of desert ordered by wife. not what is considered fine dinning.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Sat upstairs in a table overlooking the street. The service was excellent and the short ribs were even better. This was my first visit to Richmond and I am so glad that this place was recommended to me. I will be back.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous! Great food! Great service ! Brandon was our server and was on point!

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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