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.
The food was god as was the service
The place needs a good cleaning
And some touch up dev
I've eaten at Max many times over the years, but this was one of my best meals ever. I had the wedge salad and skirt steak. Everything was delicious except for the side of spinach!
For years my friend and I have been having lunch at Max's before attending a Sunday matinee of the SF Ballet. It always works out well. We make a reservation through Open Table and are seated relatively shortly after our arrival at the restaurant. There are many menu items to choose from. I usually have the Russian Cabbage Soup and Bistro Salad Combo. Both were delicious . Service is usually excellent.
We love this place, we come for the ambiance and the food.
Service was disappointing. Food was fair-good. Would never order the roast beef again.
Tried to sit me at terrible table even though nearly empty. Brought wrong drink and took a long, long time to get it right. Two complete meals were brought out even though I was eating alone. Prime rib was tough and no flavor. Included side dish was not served until requested and was cold. Cookies were supposed to be served but never came but so frustrated that paid and left without even asking for them. Never again!
There was a shortage on wait staff. Sandwiches were good, not great. They need to spruce the place up. They cater to symphony hall, the opera house etc and it's very dingy in decor.
Has a good history. Service was good. Food good, not great.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Max's used to be a sure bet for no-hassle food before the ballet or symphony. Never again. We were taken to a table that was still dirty and being cleared and seated in the path of the freezing wind from the door. Asked to move tables and they again took us to a new table that was still dirty and being cleared. Service was awful. Drinks not brought out together for whole table, same with food. Received entrees before soup/salad course (so we skipped the soup). Food was AWFUL. Expected a light, fresh Chicken picatta, and instead got fried cutlets that had a goopy, coagulated, flavorless sauce that looked like oily melted glop. You will sing no more for me, Opera Cafe.
We had the special of the night - paella. It arrived luke warm. Server offered to Heat it up, but that could have ruined the mussels & already dry chicken. A new order would have been better.
I had pastrami sandwich with fries. Pastrami was dry and fries over cooked. Also thought it was overpriced for a pastrami sandwich. My friend had tri mushroom pasta which looked good and she enjoyed. Server was a bit slow and not that attentive.
We went there prior to the symphony and the waitpersons were very busy & overloaded. Unfortunately, my wife's purse disappeared while there which pretty much ruin the meal.
Service was terrible. Waited 20 minutes to be waited on. Not one thing was correct.... too long to describe all the mess ups! Will not return and cannot recommend to anyone. Too many other choices in the area for pre-opera , ballet or symphony dinners.
Have been going here for many years and on a fast spiral into being terrible. Too bad!
Food was not good. The coleslaw was without taste. The turkey burger was not good. The chicken marsala was bad. I had the pastrami sandwich which was moderate at best. The piano player was loud and the opera singer was annoying.
Soup was thin. Salad was good but dressing in clumps. Main dish was decent. Seating was cramped. Server was disinterested. On the plus side. Close to arts event. Easy to get in to.
Great foods and service
We were so excited to be dining on one of Max's Prime Rib nights. Man, oh man. My daughter and I opted to share, but we each had PLENTY. The prime rib was so tender and flavorful. The baked potato was perfect - crispy and salty skin, tender inside, with all the wonderful toppings. Creamed spinach was good, but not one of my favorites. Great attentive service, and there was a live pianist playing the night we were there.
Good place for dinner before the symphony. We'd eat here again.
Really good comfort food in very generous portions.