Max's on Broad

4.6
2204 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 5:15 PM - 9:00 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Okay, not great. Bit pricey for food received.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have thoroughly loved our experience at Max's every time we go. They are warm, welcoming and very friendly. Their drinks, food and wine are outstanding. The servers and management are very knowledgeable and go the extra distance to make the experience 2nd to none.

We can't say enough about everything here - from the valet to the kitchen to service and management - it's all the best you can expect!

Max's on Broad
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for such an amazing review! I'm so happy to hear that you always have such a good time with us! I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up with the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end! Seated right away, very attentive but not overbearing waiter, delicious appetizers, entrees and the chocolate bread pudding was out of this world.

Max's on Broad
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so happy you had such a great dining experience with us! I love the chocolate bread pudding too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere at the restaurant is nice - casual and comfortable. Our server was a nice guy, but appeared to be new. He forgot multiple things and brought the check before the meal had concluded (we had not been offered coffee or desert, which we wanted.) The food was overall pretty good, with some unimpressive elements. The French onion soup was very good. The escargot was mediocre, lacking flavor and served with little/no sauce. The ribeye was very thin and average. The short ribs were cooked perfectly, but over-sauced with the sauce being too rich and overpowering. One of our daughters had the steak sliders and loved them. Our other daughter had the filet, which was slightly over cooked and dry. The deserts were all amazing. We had chocolate pound cake, strawberry shortcake, apple cake and creme brûlée - all of which we would strongly recommend. We drove down from Fredericksburg for the meal and would not likely make the trip again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience. The best Valentine’s Day dinner I’ve ever had. The service was lovely and the steaks were top-notch. I look forward to going back!

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Daniel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is was hit me the most. Our server was so nice and very helpful with suggestions. We were sitting right by a speaker and it wasn't an issue of being too loud at all. Definitely a great place for occasions. Will definitely return!

Max's on Broad
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Daniel! We pride ourselves on being hospitable. Happy your server was so great!

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EllieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very cool place with great food at reasonable price

Max's on Broad
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, Ellie!

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AJaj
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Valentine's Day, this could have been a mob scene. Don't know if it was Covid, or the ice storm, or some combination, but it was a very pleasing lunch without feeling crowded or rushed. We weren't celebrating the holiday -- my friend and I had theatre tickets that afternoon.

I had been here before for pre-theatre dinner, but never for brunch and never for a holiday. zIt was my co-diners first visit and she was very pleased with everything. The selection on the menu was nice and varied. We each had aps, an entree each and split the dessert. It was plenty of food and the total bill plus a generous gratuity for the server was under what we were expecting to spend.

Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable, and willing to go that extra mile when my co-diner made requests. I wish I remembered her name, but I got to the table a bit later and she had probably already introduced herself to my co-diner.

Definitely get the chocolate bread pudding for dessert. It's a great way to end a great meal!

Max's on Broad
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy to hear that you and co-diner had such a pleasant time with us and that your server was so accommodating. We hope to have you back soon. Also, I absolutely love our chocolate bread pudding!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very great

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AmandaA
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested a quiet corner table for my husband’s birthday dinner and they totally came through with the sweetest table in a back corner upstairs. The lighting and ambiance was perfect. The crab cakes were some of the best I’ve ever had and the brussel sprouts were delicious! Looking forward to the next time!

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Will be going back!!! Was a perfect restaurant for an Anniversary Dinner.

Max's on Broad
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Brooke! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Anniversary dinner! We hope to see you all again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Morgan was an exceptional server.

Max's on Broad
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! We'll let Morgan know to keep up the great work!

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, we truly enjoyed the food. The icing on the cake was when the manager called me to inquire about our reservation prior to arrival and ensured our party seating was set up and ready to go when we arrived. Our Waitress Catherine was superb.

Max's on Broad
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Karen! I'm so glad your son's graduation celebration went so well and that Catherine was so hospitable! We love to see our guests happy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance

Max's on Broad
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed it.

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DanielleT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing with gluten free options as I am celiac

Max's on Broad
Responded on February 4, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Danielle! I'm so glad we were able to accommodate you!

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LizH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly service and an excellent meal. We were very pleased.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Liz! I'm so glad you had such a pleasant dining experience with us! We can't wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the escargot and the scallops. Highly recommend asking for bread when you get the escargot because the toast that comes with the escargot does not stop up the delicious garlic butter.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! The garlic butter sauce is to die for!

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KarenW
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute table
Fun drinks
Accommodating waiter

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thanks for the review, Karen! I love our drink menu!

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Courtney
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and friendly. Multiple people came to my table to make sure I had everything I needed. The guests were well spaced out. Food was delicious!

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 26, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great scene. The baked oysters were so good.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 26, 2021

I love the baked oysters too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Norfolk
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening! The food, service, and ambience we’re all as anticipated and experienced. We started with oysters on the half shell, escargot, I had the duck and my date had the fillet mignon with crab meat topped with blue cheese sauce. Everything was prepared perfectly. We definitely will return soon!

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! I love the duck, and the filet-delicious! We can't wait to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Odered the mushroom risotto. It was so bad that neither of us could eat it. Very salty!!! Ambiance and service was amazing though.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear your risotto was so salty! We've been trying to perfect the recipe lately and I'm so sorry you got such a bad batch! I do hope you come back and and give it another chance.

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vipAndrewL
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food but the wait staff needs a lot more training.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the review, Andrew! I'm glad you enjoyed the food. Could you elaborate more on the service? Thanks!

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BridgetB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max's on Broad is always on point. We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner there, feeling safe as the staff were all masked and the restaurant was being cleaned appropriately between seating diners. The food was wonderful and the ambiance, even with covid precautions was great. The closest we are going to get to a dinner in Paris at the moment!

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Bridget! I'm so glad we could make your anniversary so amazing! Our staff and guests' health and safety mean so much to us. I'm glad you felt so safe with us. We can't wait for you to join us again!

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1GlamDesigner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely spot in downtown Richmond to enjoy delicious French cuisine in an upbeat setting. The Escargots was outstanding and we paired it with the house Blanc de Blanc extra dry sparkling white wine. We sopped up every last bite of the delicious escargots garlic butter with the toasted crostini's and warm baked bread. We shared two Entrees: the catch of the day Mahi Mahi prepared "Waterzooi" served with lump crab in a lobster Brandy cream sauce which was exquisite and the Truffle Mac which was gourmet comfort food at it's best. Needless to say we did not leave a bite of anything on our plates. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely return and look forward to sampling more savory meals at Max's on Broad.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! All of your food choices were great choices! I love our Waterzooi! It's super popular. We can't wait for you to join us again.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Max’s this year. Neither of us had been before and it was a great first. Overall, we had a very nice & memorable experience. It is a beautiful restaurant. Amazing interior of wood scaffolding, multiple levels of dining and tasteful decorating and artwork, not gaudy or pretentious. First song we heard at dinner was Phil Collins, which was a fun juxtaposition to the fancy setting. Fine dining without the fluff. All staff were very pleasant and did a good job of serving us without hovering, as my wife and I were in the mood to be with one another, not make new friends. The food was delicious, not too rich, just all around creative, upgraded spins on what you would normally expect. I also noticed that the menu was relatable, not filled with ostentatious meals I don’t recognize or wouldn’t eat if dared. The apple pie was absolutely the best I have ever had in my life and I am not exaggerating. We look forward to returning soon! I hope the many good restaurants like this in Richmond make it in the final months of this pandemic.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Mark! I'm so happy to hear you had such a great time with us and enjoyed your meals. I love the apple pie too! We most definitely can't wait to have you back!

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viptimber
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French onion soup was rich and delicious, service was stellar

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Timber! I adore our French Onion Soup. The wonderful service makes it that much better!

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vipuvmparent
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak frites exceptional

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 22, 2021

I love the steak frites, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was amazing. Allison was our waitress and she was wonderful!

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 5, 2021

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

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MichelleM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice evening celebrating. NYE

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Michelle and I'm so glad you had such a great NYE with us.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good overall; the duck breast was fantastic. Wish I had ordered something other than the short rib for myself (It was good just not great like the duck breast). Service was ok; our server was friendly just not overly responsive.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thanks for the review, Joe! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your short rib as much as your duck, but I totally understand. The duck is amazing!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! The food was exquisite. Would definitely recommend.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks for the amazing review, Cynthia!

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Meredith
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We shared a variety of appetizers during our dinner. The fried oysters were truly amazing! Roasted cauliflower, escargot, and strawberry salad were also good. I enjoyed a mocktail that our server recommended. I love that Max’s has options for mocktails. Some restaurants are really not prepared with a list or suggestions from their servers. As a pregnant foodie I love a restaurant who can make great beverages. At the end of the dinner I mentioned to our server that I loved the decaf coffee she served. She ended up giving me a small bag to take home and I thought that was such a nice touch! The coffee was served with a delicious chocolate bread pudding. Overall we always have a great meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a socially distanced New Years Eve dinner.

Max's on Broad
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks for the review! Glad you had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back after 4 years and didn’t disappoint. Food was great. Setting is lovely and cozy. Very clean and safe. Staff is great.

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad we still impressed you after all this time!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - selection and quality. Outstanding service!

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

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DebbieP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service from the bar,staff and Freedom our waitress! Thank you

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review, Debbie! I'm so happy you were pleased with the service! I'll be sure to let Freedom know to keep up the good work!

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GinaM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We tried a few specials and they were fabulous. Mark, our server was very attentive.

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review, Gina! So happy you enjoyed the food and service!

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AllisonF
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and Covid protocols were exceptional! Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner!

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the excellent review, Allison! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipStephanieW
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect dining experience, the best we’ve had in awhile. The ambiance was great, the staff and waiter were attentive, friendly and professional, and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!!

Max's on Broad
Responded on December 30, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Stephanie! We love to provide good food and good service!

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