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About MAX's Wine Dive Atlanta - 12th St. NE
MaxÕs Wine Dive Atlanta is a restaurant located in Georgia that specializes in Southern Ògourmet comfort food.Ó The American style restaurant also features a large selection of wine handpicked to be paired with the dishes.
The menu at MaxÕs Wine Dive Atlanta features a variety of appetizers, main dishes and sides. Appetizer options include fried lobster risotto, pulled pork stuffed piquillo peppers and chicken sliders. Main dishes at MaxÕs Wine Dive Atlanta include the restaurantÕs famous Southern fried chicken, Southern fried pork chop, pot roast and classic Salisbury steak. Diners at the restaurant are also given a variety of traditional Southern side items to choose from including collards, fries and grits.
Atlanta, GA 30309
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday: 11AM – 12AM
Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11AM - 4PM
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11AM - 4PM
Crescent Ave. NE
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on the street, and additional parking is located in the parking garage for building, which we will also validate. We will also have valet out in front of our restaurant.
The nearest transit stop on Marta is the Midtown station and is 2 blocks from the restaurant.
Patric Bell Good
Private Party Facilities:
Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? At your place or in ours, MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events.
Private Party Contact:
Events Team: (404) 249-0445
Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
no one approached us after we were shown to a table. I had to get up and go find someone. everything took forever, ordering, food to come out. it was miserable. they did comp our mimosas. we got there at 12:30 didn't leave until 2. they weren't crowded either
The staff meeting called in the dining room while our dinners sat on the stove should have been a clue. "Big changes" are coming we heard and were told. In the meantime, we were served tough overcooked chicken. Forget all the great reviews, the head chef has moved on and it shows. Stay away until they get their new act together!
I had been wanting to try Max's Wine Dive ever since I heard about it. I finally went this past weekend for brunch and was satisfied with my experience. I had the Fried Chicken plate. The chicken was to die for, but the potatoes and collard greens were average. I tried my boyfriend's French Toast, and it was outstanding. I would definitely order his dish again. I heard the Chicken & Waffles were delicious, as were the Crab Cakes Benedict. The restaurant was quite loud, too loud, even at 1:00 P.M. on a Sunday afternoon. I asked the waitress to turn down the volume, but I don't think it made much of a difference. I only recommend this restaurant for smaller groups, less than 6 people. Otherwise, you won't be able to hear each other. I'll definitely be coming back to try dinner.
My friend first brought me to this restaurant for lunch and I loved it so much that I brought my other friend for dinner. This restaurant is known for their amazing chicken and they are not lying. It's really yummy! My favorite to order on the menu is their chicken and champagne salad! My second favorite is to order their friend chicken. My friend ordered the fried egg sandwich and he loved his as well. This will now be my go to place. The only bad thing about this place is the parking but thank goodness they validate! If you decide to go please be sure to ask for Kendall as your waiter!
We came here at the beginning to my bachelorette party the other day. I wish I would have read that they only do brunch during the time we went though. Food options are a bit limited if you don't eat eggs or bread during this time. However, I got the gluten free fried chicken and it tasted just like "normal" fried chicken! Would definitely come back...just not during brunch hours!
Had a coupon for lunch. However, the few people that were in there along with us may have experienced the long wait for getting waited on, the delivery of the food and the check. There was one wait staff so I don't recommend this place for lunch if you have an hour. It took us 1.5 hours and we went up and retrieved our bill and paid it while she was standing at the register.
The place is new, the food was good. They need to work out the kinks if they want to serve a lunch crowd. Once they do that, I would recommend dining there for lunch. Wine for dinner.
If you LOVE succulent fried chicken paired with a few glasses of wine, look no further! This place is absolutely one of my favorites (after only 1 visit). The food was amazing, the service was top notch, and the grapefruit mimosas I had were affordable! I highly recommend the fried chicken (obviously) but I'm certain almost anything they prepare will be well worth it! Parking was also validated for 2 hours (which is a plus in Midtown).
Their fried chicken, fish and chips, brussel sprouts, and drunken bread are all excellent.
The waiter was very attentive professional and knew the menu well including wines. The chef visited our table also and was very personable and knowledgeable. We have been there several times always very consistent food quality and service. Me chael and Patric are great.
What is their identity? It's not a dive and it's not a wine bar. The decor, atmosphere and food concept is a complete jumbled mess of different styles/themes. And the service was terrible and the food was slow. And their lunch rush was just a few tables.
I will say that the fried chicken was stellar. But my whole table was so overwhelmed with confusion that it turned us off from the restaurant.
My recommendation, start over. Build a menu and theme around the fried chicken.
Mac-n-Cheese and Fried Chicken were among the very best I've ever had. Neither my wife nor I were impressed with the gator dogs.
Portion sizes were big. You'll need a box.
Outdoor seating is fantastic early evening as it is completely shaded by the building. This makes outdoor dining pleasant even on a warm Atlanta evening.
We went for brunch. Though we had reservations it took us an hour to be seated and our waiter was a little snippy, like he had a hard time finding that professional line. Granted, a lady at the table was rude, threatening his tip and what not, i would have loved to see him handle it more diplomatically. He just talked to much and forgot some food, given that we had been waiting a while, I would have like to have seen him turn the experience around. Food was a solid middle, good 3/5. The red velvet pancakes were memorable but too sweet to have as a meal.
Max's usually hits the spot however this particular Saturday things were very off. We waited over 10 mins for water another hour for food to be served and constant reminders from our group getting up to check to see what was going on. The manager never came over even after we requested attention. The upside to this is the server was empathic and we could tell there was friction going on in the kitchen. He did supply complimentry drinks. It would have been nice to have been acknowledged by the manager.
When I found out Max's Wine Dive was a chain restaurant and my friend wanted to heard there for brunch I was skeptical. I instantly, thought it would be like a "better Ihop" and I wasn't going to be pleased. I was 100% wrong. The food was fresh, tasty, well seasoned. There were even rotating specials. It is great to bring parents who want something "different" but aren't adventurous foodies.
This is regarding the visit on 4/30/15. I really enjoy Max's. This was the second time I had been there. Everything was great UNTIL we were charged for a glass of wine each that we did not request. We were teasing the server about free refills on wine. When he came back, he had two glasses of wine. We figured they were on the house since we didn't request them. When we saw we were charged $11 each for the wine, I asked him if we had ordered it. He said no, but he thought we wanted it. We paid for the wine, but we should not have been charged.
Reviews were high but we were disappointed. We went for brunch. For starters, it's not recommended for kids. We went with our baby and requested a high chair in the reservations and were given a high top table? They did make adjustments at our request when a table became available. The food took about 45 minutes to come out. Red velvet pancakes were average and the egg sandwich was good but messy and a little greasy. The mac n cheese was good, but not your traditional taste. There's no difference between the $3 and the $10 mimosa in flavor so go for the $3. Overall it was okay but not worth going back. The staff and the manager were very nice though.
My chicken biscuit was served with plastic on the chicken. The biscuit was a bit too thick for me, and it was served with gravy on top which I did not ask for. My first mimosa also came out warm, versus the second one came out cold. My server addressed the issue with the chicken and brought out fresh biscuits minus plastic attached.
My absolute favorite brunch spot. Very cozy and intimate. Doesn't matter if you bring family, friends, or a date. This is a great place. I have also had dinner here and it's just as amazing. I definitely recommend this place to foodies. The staff are very professional and friendly. I would recommend to make reservations. A true gem. My favorite is the red velvet pancakes.
This was my third coming here, but first time trying the red velvet pancakes. I expected the pancakes to be a bit thicker like the creame brulee french toast, but it was on the thin side. They tasted okay...I've had better at other restaurants, but there's room for improvement for them to get better. And of course, the fried chicken was soooooo good!!! I'll for sure keep coming back for that!
The omelet was tasty if you like watered down sauce as your only accompaniment.. Not another thing on the plate......
Very disappointed as the Max's in Ft. Worth was a favorite. We went there several times a month. Don't think we will go back to this one any time soon.
Pros: Service was great. Food was great.
Cons: Went with a group of four. Oddly we were seated at a high top table when the restaurant was only 1/4 full (we had early reservations and it filled up nicely later on) and there were plenty of larger four person tables available. Not a huge deal but with a sharable style appetizer menu, the table ended up being a little cramped. Also, I ordered a sandwich from the "large plate" section. Thinking it was a regular size sandwich and chips I also ordered with my entrée Max-N-Cheese, way to much food for one person. Waiter commented at end when I barely touched the mac-n-cheese that he wondered why I ordered both, would have been nice to be warned.
Will visit again next time I'm in town.
I invited a large group of family and friends to join me for brunch while I was in town for a last minute visit to Atlanta. I made reservations with no problem at all. Everyone loved their food selections! Our server was great (very welcoming and he offered great menu suggestions)! I will definitely visit again :)
I do like Max's wine dive but I only come here occasionally because it is overpriced. The food is good, I heard they have a new chef and he changes up the menu with seasonal favorite. My favorite is the grilled cheese and tomato soup but it's a $15 grilled cheese sandwich. I think calling it a dive bar is misleading considering you're hard pressed to find a glass of wine under $12. I would come here a lot more if it were truly a neighborhood dive bar and not so overpriced.
I can't really comment on much other than brunch which was fantastic. The server was very friendly and helpful. Started with the sweet potato doughnuts - very tasty and fun. The crème brulee French toast was fantastic and the fried chicken and biscuit was yummy. The chicken was very crispy and juicy. I do have to say they are scrimpy on their syrup. They just gave you a small cup of it, really not enough for a syrup lover, but the server graciously offered to get us more.
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