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About Max's Opera Cafe
Max�s Opera Caf� is a place where people can enjoy an upscale dining experience at reasonable prices. It has a diverse range of dishes, including Chinese chicken salad, a corned beef Reuben sandwich and rib eye steak. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to menu items on offer at Max�s Opera Caf�.
Many patrons come to Max�s Opera Caf� for its extensive desert menu, many of which have won regional awards. To add a little substance to your evening, order a complete three-course meal that includes salad or soup. The options are seemingly endless and every member of your party is sure to find something that pleases them.
San Francisco, CA 94102
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Max’s at the Opera Cafe features live music seven nights a week. Servers not only provide guests with superior service but entertain them as well. Diners can expect an array of musical styling's ranging from Opera to musical theater. The "singing servers" are accompanied by a live pianist, who from time to time will perform for the crowd. The entertainment begins at 6:00 pm Monday- Thursday and 6:30pm Friday –Sunday.
We have on -premise catering services, perfect for office lunches, meetings and less formal parties. Max’s Delivery or To Go can bring our fantastic food to you. We will deliver within San Francisco, or you can pick up your order at a predetermined time, for a fantastic yet cost effective event. For an additional fee, Max's offers service staff for set-up and maintenance of your event. Please contact our Catering Department for more information.
Valet parking is located beneath the restaurant on Golden Gate Avenue. Street parking is also available.
BART - Civic Center Station.
SF Muni - Lines 5 Fulton, 31 Balboa,
47&49 Van Ness
Private Party Facilities:
Max's has a semi private dining area that can accommodate up to 48 people.
Private Party Contact:
Michael Adams: (415) 501-0222
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Max's Opera Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Overall, Max's was better than usual. The SF Ballet crowd wasn't as large as usual, so the restaurant wasn't swampled. I use to go to Max's all the time before the ballet and stopped because the service and food degraded if the restaurant got crowded. This time I went early, 6 p.m., and the experience was pleasant.
We come from Seattle every year to support the "God Bless the USA" Fundraiser for Vet at the Herbst War Memorial. This year we had 14 & we thoroughly enjoyed the performance & dinner after at Max's Opera Cafe! Lovely that they accommodated our large group - the food was delicious, warm rolls, special prime rib w/ all the fixins, large fresh salads, fresh salmon & great menu selections & the help/service was great too! Especially enjoyed the singing & piano playing - will come again , won't wait till next year!
I made our reservation at Max's because it was the only place available close enough to the Herbst theater for our 7pm show. My usual go-to spots were booked. What a pleasant surprise to have such an excellent meal and service on top of being just a block away from the show!
So many of the menu items have peas in them, it's strange. My chicken was cooked to the point of being dusty dry. Our waiter was grumpy and rude. They had a piano player which was nice, but then they added a guy belting out old tunes which made conversation difficult. Not a place I would return to for dinner.
I went with my almost 13-year-old friend for dinner before a performance of nutcracker. My friend loved the grilled cheese sandwich on the kids menu. I like the wide variety of food on Max’s menu. Salads are consistently good. Portions are huge. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we were done in time to get to the show.
Great food. We had 12:30rsesrvation before the Nutcracker. It was packed, no shock there. When I checked in for reservation hostess said 30min to hour wait. I reminded her of reservation and her look was amazing! Combine “SO What, you gotta be kidding me, get out of my face, and get a life”into one derisive glance and you have a clue. I am persistent, and we were seated about 1:00. I had a Reuben, OMG. A BLT came on dry bread, but mayo was requested. The kids menu hamburger was huge, fries delicious.
If you are pre-show, be aware that reservations are meaningless, so arrive early and enjoy your deli meal
We were looking for a after theatre place we could eat with an energetic 12-year old, and we found it. Max's has a great menu for kids -- something for everyone, really. And I have always loved their pastrami ruben sandwiches. We arrived early, but they couldn't seat us until our reservation time. (That's understandable.) They were really busy -- and noisy -- because they were full of families that had just come from seeing The Nutcracker. Because of that, service was slow. But all-in-all, it was a successful outing and we all enjoyed our meals.
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