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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

4.4
4.4
1201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At MAX’s Wine Dive it’s all about the EXPERIENCE. We’re passionate about food and wine - just like you! We pride ourselves on bringing you gourmet comfort food made from the highest-quality local ingredients in an exciting and unique atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 528-9200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ricky Payne
  • Catering
    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, infoHOU2@maxswinedive.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!
  • Private party contact
    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 528-9200
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Cross street
    Taft St.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,201 Reviews
  1. MonicaS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They were closed when we arrived. There was a sign posted saying someone had broken into the restaurant and it was in pretty bad shape. I wish there was some way they could have communicated the closing with me/us.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This location is closed, although it still accepts reservations

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Permanently closed

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  4. JaredF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wish I could’ve put zero stars honestly. The place has some sort of “incident” happen the night before so they were closed the entire Saturday . My date and I didn’t learn this until valet told us when we got there. A mass email could’ve been sent out to let people know especially us who had reservations already. I can’t imagine how many others wasted their time driving there that night. We then went to the other location which was a whole other waste of time for multiple of reason but I’ll leave that review under their location.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    "Max’s Wine Dive is closed at Fairview. Why was I able to reserve a table? Literally drove up and it’s closed permanently. I’m having trust issues with Open Table now

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  6. RDH2

    Houston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a confirmed reservation to have dinner before the theatre. However, when we got there the place was closed. No notice, no cancellation of reservation, no nothing. We were left hanging trying to find someplace to eat in time to make it to the theatre. Very frustrating.

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  7. WineNDine

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was closed for business when we got there. Drove around until we found another restaurant nearby

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  8. Disappointed

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chelsea was great! Food was delicious! Will return!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. AnnW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing with generous portions! Loved the HRW choices. Service was only fair, with both of our ice cream based desserts arriving in full meltdown mode, and one of the two desserts arriving 10 minutes after the other.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. My husband did not like his drink. Our drinks were just ok. Service was good.

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  11. JoGibbo

    Kent

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place… good service and food was very tasty. Shame the valet is expensive.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch with my husband

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  13. nurse

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always good and the service was great but the server kept coming over to the table to check; a bit excessive.

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  14. LindaH

    Houston

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Restaurant Week dining experience with wonderful wine choices. Services was first rate.

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  15. BougieEJ

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service , great food! I am always excited and well pleased about the vibe and the dining experience . That is why I keep coming back

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  16. Ronny

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service and food were great. Tables are close together so it can be quite loud. The restroom was filthy. The floor was sticky, no soap or towels to wash your hands. I hope the kitchen is cleaner. It’s one of my favorite places but expected more cleanliness after a pandemic.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Our server was wonderful. I would highly recommend!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was not good

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  19. Foodie

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Checked on multiple times by management as well. We will be back and recommend to others looking for a fun date night.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. nicollet

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Short rib burrito was delicious. The fried chicken was fabulous and wished I could take my Parrot rum margarita home!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place! I enjoyed the 90s R&B playlist. The frosé was tasty! The chicken is beyond delicious.

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  22. Psychon

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Great great great! Geezus open table, what more do you want?

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  23. DavidS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place super !!! Age does not matter!!! Upscale enjoyment

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  24. JamesB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the gluten free fried chicken and ordered and extra leg. The leg was very small and the overall chicken was a little overdone. The waitress was nice but I had to wait till there was no ice or water in my water glass. Slightly less than what I usually expect at Max’s

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  25. SimplyNecole

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made last minute reservations after my original selection gave less than desirable service. The manager assured me that they would be more than happy to accommodate my small party of 6. The manager had water ready when we walked in because I explained the other venue made us stand outside in the heat waiting on our table. Our server was amazing and accommodating. The food is always amazing as well as the wine of course!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t exactly soul food from the perspective of someone who grew up in southern Virginia. Southern Mac and Cheese is always baked with multiple layers of cheese. While the chicken breast I had was good the wings were not cooked fully through. We visited the restaurant based on OpenTable reviews but unfortunately was a little disappointed. We left before even ordering desert to celebrate the birthday honoree.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    When I walked in the manager had to tell someone to greet me. I told the greeter I was there to meet some people but they weren’t here yet. I asked to be seated, she said she wasn’t the hostess. I didn’t have to wait long, I already had a reservation. I came to the table and my waiter brought out water right away. Christian was very attentive. Once the rest of the party arrived Christian came right away and took our drink order and appetizers. The drinks and food was delicious. Overall the experience was nice, but it would be good to get the specialty dining experience I once knew Max’s to have. It was more of a laid back vibe than a nice wine dive.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Its been quite awhile since I've tried Max's again after being disappointed in their menu and service changes. I has their classic fried chicken and collard greens and it was delicious. I haven't had a great meal at Max's in such a long time (good but not great) today it was great. The Chef must have changed. Whatever has changed thank you. Also could you consider bringing your red velvet pancakes back 😋

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat outside and asked our waitress to move indoors as it was over 100degrees and outside fan wasn’t working. She said no available seats indoors for a table or at the bar. we went in to check and there were at least 6 open bar seats and 4 open regulars tables. Not sure why she lied, but pretty disappointing.

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  30. JackieR

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Normally love this place but was disappointed on this visit. Sat at the bar and our bartender was very inattentive. He was focused on a few young ladies and had to be redirected by manager to attend to the rest of us. Food and rest of staff were great.

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  31. Trinitie81

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately, 3 staff members didn't show up for their shift and the staff that was working were all new. I actually felt really bad for my server because he was still learning and it didn't appear that he was getting help from the manager as he was being pulled every where. The AC didn't appear to be at full capacity because everyone in my group and other tables were sweating, but it was the hottest day of the year too. Two tables got up and left because no one one brought water or went to their table. The food was good once we received it, that took an hour. I really just felt bad for the team.

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  32. ChiquiJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Luis was super attentive, polite, kind and conscientious about serving us. The fried deviled eggs were my favorite. The friend chicken was a bit on the over fried side but it was still very delicious. We will definitely come back to try their other menu entrees and appetizers.

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  33. PaulC

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid as always. Jerk lamb chops were amazing, subbed mushroom risotto instead of. Caribbean rice. Yummy & creamy.

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  34. KathyK

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our very inexperienced waiter kept running off without taking everyone’s order at the table, and there were only four of us! First with the drinks, then with the food orders. One person in our party did not get his food with the rest of us. We could not get anyones attention, so our friend walked over to the manager to tell him he had no food. We were all almost finished with our food by the time it arrived. They said they would not charge us for that meal, but in checking our bill, we discovered they had added two extra drinks and two extra entrees to our total! Again, we had to get up and ask for help because no one was checking on us. The manager was barely apologetic, just shrugged and said it was the waiters first day. This was a Saturday night, but the restaurant was only half full. We won’t be back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a delight from start to finish. From the arrival to the last cup of coffee. Thank you MAX’s, you never disappoint!

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  36. MelodyC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy myself here. Great for brunch with your friends.

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  37. Lelebel

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server forgot multiple items over and over. Took 25 minutes to get a bottle of wine opened and brought to the table. They said it had to be decanted but it just had cork in it and they strained it through a coffee filter

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  38. JackieR

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and staff. A favorite now!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing. Everyone loved the food !

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  40. KrystalB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great time at Max's Wine Dive. The food was amazing and the drinks were great!

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You can order delivery directly from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. using the Order Online button. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 528-9200.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. is rated 4.4 stars by 1201 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

214 Fairview St., Ste. 2, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Taft St.
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ricky Payne
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 528-9200
  • Catering
    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, infoHOU2@maxswinedive.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!
  • Private party contact
    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 528-9200
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