Max's on Broad

4.5
2370 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

    Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal. Short ribs, Mac and cheese, calamari all A+. Cody was a wonderful guide through the menu. Valet was also great! 10/10. We will be back.

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AndrewS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and our server was great. Highly recommend the Parfait Board.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Andrew! I love our brunch and the top notch service makes it that much better!

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vipLisaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, Service, location and ambiance were perfect! We would definitely eat there again!

Max's on Broad
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Lisa! We can't wait to have you back!

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Bruc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Great food.

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Responded 5 days ago

We pride ourselves on good food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Arrived for brunch only to be told that they had run out of prosciutto, oysters, quiche and croissants which meant that 60% of the menu was not available.

One type of coffee, no espresso…
Had seafood omelette- too buttery and salty - flavourless.
French Onion soup - tasteless
Moules - too creamy rich, no taste of the sea and the moules were tough - worst ever had in fact.

Very over rated, over priced and under par for everything. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here was wonderful!

Max's on Broad
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review!

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ms1111
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience. The staff is amazing- our waitress was delightful. The food exceeds expectations every visit. The waterzooi is such a treat. Thank you!

Max's on Broad
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously great all around
Best we ve had in awhile
Thanks

Max's on Broad
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the amazing review!

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was a wonderful server, and Max’s on Broad is a fantastic spot for a romantic meal with quality food, ambience and service ❤️

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Frenchie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It’s a nice place. Not totally French cuisine but satisfying. Has valet parking which is needed.

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Frenchie! The complimentary valet parking is the cherry on top!

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KevinC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking as well

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Love our valet parking!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The location, service and ambiance were great. Thought the food missed the mark the first time I was there, decided to try it again and realized why it had been so long in between. For the price point the food needs to be improved - period. Won’t be back unless you step up the quality of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The manager wasn’t receptive to feedback and food was extremely bad.

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northsidegal
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always lovely to come to Max's. The food is delicious, the service was very attentive and we didn't feel rushed at all.

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! So glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! We can't wait to have you back.

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vipAKR5360
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! We were visiting from Arlington and so glad we dined at Max’s. From the valet to the hostess (who I think is also thr manager) to our server, Amy, the service was warm, welcoming and professional. We had the kale ceaser, snails, burger, mahi special and strawberry shortcake and each item was great. Amy made it a very special occasion. Please visit.

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you had such a great time with us! I'm happy to hear the service was just a great as the food!

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vipStephtheWahoo
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at this restaurant recently. The food and atmosphere were top notch and the service was great. I highly recommend this eatery.

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Steph! The great food and service-our pride and joy!

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Grefalgar
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was superb, and the food was good. It was a great to try something new!

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Grefalgar! Glad you had a great time with us and we pride ourselves on good food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food weee fantastic.

Max's on Broad
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! Glad you had such a great dining experience with us!

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Norris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good. Nice menu selection. Liked the vibe.

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thanks for the review, Norris!

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Sarah
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose to dine here for a special occasion and the food was amazing!

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Sarah! We'll give your thanks to the chef!

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Luv2dine
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Let’s start with our server Collin he was over the top amazing!!! He actually offered to talk to the manager to see if he could get approval to quickly leave and take us back to our hotel as we were a little skidish since it was dark and this was our first time in Richmond. We did not take him up on the offer but the gesture was above and beyond. THANK YOU COLLIN! As for the menu we started with curry cauliflower & escargot both delicious!!! For dinner I had the duck breast and it was outstanding ,my husband had the catch of the day (corvina) which he thoroughly enjoyed and my son had a sausage/shrimp dish which was good.. For dessert we finished with a creme brûlée and chocolate bread pudding both get a thumbs up! Now the ambiance…….the music needs to be addressed as listening to Pink Floyd while eating at a casual fine dining restaurant just doesn’t seem appropriate. Our shade was broke so couldn’t look outside but truly a minor detail. Overall we enjoyed our visit and would return.

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time with us and enjoyed everything! Cullen is definitely a gem. We love him!

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Itsmginnj
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Excellent food and delightful waitress. We’ll be back!

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

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

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NormaG
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Disappointed that oysters were small and 2 of them were slimy. Mussles were tiny and not plump as advertised by waiter..sauce was very good but did not compensate.

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Norma. I'm sorry to hear about the oysters and mussels. It sounds like we had an off shift with these. I can assure this is not our norm and we'd love to have you back for another try.

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vip76Bluehen
Charleston
75 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Tale of confusion. We haven't been to Max's in a while due to getting our dining rotation back in action - but, it was always one of our "go to" restaurants. Last night was very disappointing - to the extent we will probably not go back.

Greeted nicely and promptly taken to a nice table in area we requested. Server was quick with water and chat. I do have to say that out server was the very bright spot of our meal - she was attentive and always there when needed.

But, downhill from there . Wife ordered the French Onion Soup to start. She said the broth was ok but there was an almost total lack of cheese - to us, a minimum requirement for that soup.
She then moved to the Scallops as an entree. She ate her meal cause she was hungry but said it was so salty as to ruin the flavor of the entire meal. She commented to our server - who said she passed along our comments as well as letting us know she had heard that before.

Me - I started with the spinach / strawberry salad and to hole the blue cheese which was done correctly. Salad was nice but the dressing was so light it almost had no flavor. I had the Duroc pork chop - switched out the Brussel sprouts for green beans. The chop was excellent. Beans were tasty. The scoop of mashed potatoes were so dry why bother eating.

Added a bottle of the lowest priced Pinot Noir = $40. It was fine.

My wife commented at the front desk area on our way out about her meal - comment, "please join us again". No "I'm so sorry
etc.

All in - $170 with tax and tip. Meal was not good enough to justify

Sorry Max's - we will NOT be coming back - too many other dependable options in Richmond.

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vipshortpumpdiner
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max's is always consistently one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent service and the food is outstanding. Our meal tonight - the prosciutto deviled eggs were divine. My salmon was served hot and to perfection. And my husband's corvina was equally excellent. We capped the dinner with a yummy creme brulee. My only regret is that when I asked for a vodka soda with a splash of grapefruit juice, it came as a grapefruit juice vodka soda. The waiter took it back and returned with a second effort - he too agreed that the "splash" was not a "splash. It wasn't a huge deal, but I would recommend when the customer requests something, it is safer to follow the request. it almost seemed like the bartender didn't "agree" with the request. Just constructive criticism. Otherwise everything was en pointe.

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the great review and I hear you on the drink request!

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vipHadar
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. Excellent meal. Service was a bit slow, but was also cheerful and accurate, so no complaints. Wonderful experience all around.

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

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

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ScottG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional services as usual. Food was delicious. One of our favorites!

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Scott! I love our food!

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vipNone
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The valet parking is the cherry on top!

Max's on Broad
Responded on September 13, 2021

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

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vipRiggoletteL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Dood
Is awful

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LindaF
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice menu, and ambiance. The food was very good and service was great
Would definitely recomemd

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 31, 2021

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

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MarkL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Love the location and ambiance. Food was my as good as a year ago. Had yummy cocktails and a wonderful server!!

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Mark! I love our cocktail too!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, apps, mains, and dessert. Nothing disappointed. Attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable team members. Everyone greeted us when we entered and were warm and inviting.

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear you had such a great dining experience with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Loved our waitress, Georgia and the valet parking gentlemen! Fabulous place!!

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review! I love our valet too!

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vipPamR
Richmond
254 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Sunday breakfast at Max's. We had the french toast and shrimp quiche. Both tasty and well presented. Service excellent!

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

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

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ScottG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, our server Kody was excellent. Great recommendations throughout the entire meal and was very attentive. Yep he food as usual was top notch. Can’t wait to go back for another date night!

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Scott! Kodi is great! We can't wait for your next date night!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very pleasant experience.
The chefs mix of ingredients made for an unusually satisfying meal.

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Thomas! I'm glad you had such a great time with us!

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HeatherC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot in the Arts district. Brussell sprouts were amazing! Husband had the Duck and I had the pork chops and were very pleased with our choices.

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review, Heather! I love the Brussels and the Duck is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, wonderful fare, great ambiance 😊

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 18, 2021

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

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Tadpole
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine evening! Cody was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent! Can't wait for an excuse to return. Parking was easy. Has a coupon, nicely received.

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review, Tadpole! We can't wait to have you back! We'll let Kodi know to keep up the great work!

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FredFlintstone
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Max's before going to the show at VA-REP. Max's makes that great! Free valet parking and we pickup our car after the show! This was our first time back to Max's since Covid. Max's service was always great but this night it was exceptional. We sat at a booth downstairs and the waiter we had was patient with us as we took our time making our decisions. We shared an appetizer of fried Calamari. This is some of the best Calamari we have had. It was tender and lightly fried. We highly recommend it! My wife and our friend shared the filet which was perfect - taste and how it was cooked. This evening the dinner special was Salmon and I had that. that too was perfectly prepared. We finished off the evening sharing 2 desserts - the vanilla crème Brule and the apple dessert. Both were superb! Following that was an excellent show at Va-Rep. Then we walked back to Max's to have our car ready for us to pick up. An awesome evening!

Max's on Broad
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review!! I'm so glad you had such a great time with us and enjoyed everything! The complimentary valet makes it that much better!

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Max's on Broad is rated 4.5 stars by 2370 OpenTable diners.

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