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Max Restaurant, New York, NY

Max Restaurant

4.7
4.7
650 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Max is an acclaimed Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian food to New Yorkers since 2000.

“Max's draw is exactly what has always attracted people to neighborhood restaurants: well-prepared food, served with warmth”

-New York Times, Eric Asimov

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 966-5939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please, check our catering menu online.

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Cross street

    Tomas/Duane

  • Parking details

    The subway is just two blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JS

    JoeS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome to the neighbourhood for our family meal. Great food.
  2. WT

    WorldTraveler

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The reviews for Max were so strong that we expected a home run. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The A/C on a very hot night was anemic. Food was just ok - not great - though, to echo another reviewer, the salmon was way too salty. On the positive side the restaurant is small and not too noisy.
  3. C

    Cbella

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I’ve always enjoyed dining at Max’s but was disappointed in my meal yesterday. I ordered the prosciutto and melon and the melon was inedible. Not ripe and no flavor. My advice, don’t offer it if it isn’t in season or edible. Pasta was good but served with way too much cream sauce.
  4. CL

    CherylL

    New York Area

    220 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    220 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The food was salty. And too much sauce and too much salad dressing. More care needs to be taken, especially given the competition within blocks of Max's location. After the indoor dining was 50% full, it was difficult to hear one's dinner companion. Specials are posted on a board, without prices, so best to ask.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was not good at all. These reviews are very deceiving. Rigatoni had no flavor and had barley any pasta in it. Raviolis we’re over cooked and sauce was bland. Waiter rushed and place was crammed. Do not recommend for a date.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Max’s is always incredible. I’ve been here twice and each time I’ve loved everything. Great service and the owners are so friendly. A must every time I go to the city.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always - taken care of like family!
  8. NM

    NoMO

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Such a good Italian spot and the outside is so cute. Staff are nice and food is very good. Highly recommend!
  9. BW

    BeverlyW

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyable neighborhood restaurant with tasty Italian food. We sat outside on this visit on a warm summer evening. Chairs a little uncomfortable but food and service still good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A NYC tradition. Spaghetti with lamb ragu is the best
  11. N

    Nycjenn

    New York Area

    242 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Consistently great!
  12. I

    Illinigirl17

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max was one of the best NYC restaurant experiences I've had in a long time! We sat outside and the ambience was great. We had the ravioli and fettucine, so good! Also enjoyed a great bottle of wine. Service was excellent! The gelato dessert was also really good and perfect for sharing. Highly recommend!
  13. l

    lindas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner at the Max restaurant. From the moment we arrived, we felt seen by the hostess and wait staff. While not smothering, they were there at just the right time. Considerate, efficient, and kind. The food was very good, basic yet fresh and unpretentious. Try the calamari with marinara. Would go back.
  14. T

    Travelguy65

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Decent meal and good location close to our apartment but the service was really apathetic and poor all around. I would say that the food was good but not great but being close I will probably give them another chance and hope they were just off their game
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great way to end the day after exploring colleges with my daughter.
  16. m

    mccarter23

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, our waiter was excellent. He was so kind and knowledgeable. Would def recommend and we’ll be returning from TN!
  17. NY

    NYCluv

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Awful food. Poor service.
  18. M

    Mediocre

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a consistent great experience. The service staff are very helpful, and the food is always good. I wish the menu were a little bigger, and I wish there were more dessert and wine options though.
  19. EK

    EricK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us. Food was fantastic. As good if not better than the more expensive restaurants. Service was great as well.
  20. N

    Nycjenn

    New York Area

    242 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great italian food in a cute neighborhood setting. The eggplant parmigiana and linguine with clams were delicious as was the burrata pana. Very good prices for the location with a friendly and helpful staff. Would def go back!
  21. D

    Deanerxxx

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious! Would highly recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem, the adorable restaurant you’re looking for. Food was delicious— we had pasta and fish. Staff was welcoming and attentive though the restaurant was busy.
  23. o

    oanoan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food for a great price! The staff is also really friendly and nice.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max is consistently good. Some of the best pasta in NYC
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and ambiance!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and the restaurant and the food was everything I expected it to be. It was my son’s birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it a nice experience. The food was amazing as well.
  27. LY

    LiliYu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant - easy going and good food - nice with kids as well
  28. b

    bill

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Biggest problem was bar was bare bones and they didn’t seem to understand that cocktails are a thing
  29. LP

    LaurenP

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! Service was outstanding.
  30. JH

    JohnnaH

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good!!!
  31. 2

    2kidsathebeach

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just go. You won't be sorry. Delicious and wonderful.
  32. RH

    ReginaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The pasta dishes recommended by our server Milena were all delicious. We highly recommend it!
  33. BW

    BeverlyW

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the back of the restaurant and were able to hear each other talk at a table for 6. A big plus. Service all professional, helpful and friendly. Food was delicious comfort food. A real neighborhood find.
  34. NY

    NYer

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem!
  35. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had - the porcini ravioli is amazing
  36. f

    fashionable

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall food, service and experience was good. One food item wasn't great but it was an anomaly.
  37. AT

    AngieT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in NYC for a short trip. Found Max via the Resy app and decided to give it a try based on the reviews. What a great decision. Best Italian meal in a long time! Great ambiance. We were craving a cannoli so had to go somewhere else.
  38. m

    mandy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Best lasagna I have ever had. Delicious gelato.
  39. TC

    TanyaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mediocre food and service. Felt rushed and left disappointed.
  40. KB

    KatieB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Amazing!!!!

FAQs

Max Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Max Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Max Restaurant

134 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tomas/Duane

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The subway is just two blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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