About MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
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. In addition, we price our wines on a retail model – you can find amazing wines from around the world at the most competitive prices in town – and then take some home with you!
American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10AM – 12AM (brunch 10am – 4pm, dinner 4:30pm – 12am)
Monday - Thursday: 11AM -12AM (brunch 11am - 3pm, dinner 4pm - 12am)
Friday & Saturday: 10AM – 2AM (brunch 10am – 3pm, dinner 4pm – 2am)
*Kitchen is closed Thursday - Saturday from 3-4PM. Sunday kitchen is closed from 4-4:30PM. Regular beer/wine service still available.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.
Off-site and private event catering is available. click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/catering_private-dining/index.php. We love bringing the gourmet comfort food to you!
We offer complimentary Valet Parking Monday through Saturday nights and have both public and private lots available for all other days & times.
Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.
Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We continuously have upcoming wine tastings and other related events! Check our website to see what is coming up next, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/calendar-of-events/index.php
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While Wine Dive Houston is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.
MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. Ratings and Reviews
Our waiter was great and also the lady t ...
Our waiter was great and also the lady that sat us to the table. She was a awesome in getting us a good table. We've been to Max's before. Overall, the food was good but the fried chicken was so salty and a little on the dried out side. I was surprised since that is what they are known for.
Service always extremely slow. Our bread ...
Service always extremely slow. Our bread pudding was cold, as if it was straight out of a fridge. When we asked our waiter why it was cold, he said it shouldn't have been and he should have checked on us sooner. That's about it, not even a sorry. Not a great experience considering it was a $250 meal
We did the summer restaurant week menu. ...
We did the summer restaurant week menu. I had the stuffed peppers and Cesar salad to start, fried chicken and peaches and cream bread pudding. The wife had the Mac and cheese and house salad, fried chicken and rocky road brownie. We both shared bites off each dish and we both loved the food it was really good. The only complaint I have is the portion size of the desert was only two small bites. I'm sure that is only for the restaurant week menu and I hope so. I will be back for sure, but will try regular menu items this time. The fried chicken with greens and mashed potatoes was awesome. Probably would say the best fried chicken I have ever tasted.
The food was excellent, we ordered off t ...
The food was excellent, we ordered off the Houston Restaurant Week menu which was really good value. The service really let this place down, our server never once came back to our table after taking our order to check if we needed anything, not even a refill of our drinks. After asking 4 separate people and an hour later I managed to get a 2nd glass of wine. A table arrived next to us, just after we finished our starters. We proceeded to watch them order, eat their starters, mains & were receiving their dessert just as we received our mains (again after chasing several people). I would of gave service zero stars if I could.
Sat us down 15 min after reservation tim ...
Sat us down 15 min after reservation time. A server never came. The table next to us was not helped either. We had to request from the hotness for a waiter this was during restaurant week and they were very busy. We waited 20 minutes. It continued to be slow. Dinner took 2.5 hours to finish. However a group of young 20-30's set on other side of us and were served immediately. Food was just ok and the noise level was crazy. We were almost yelling at each other. Nothing special about this place. Would not go back. Bathrooms were a dump.
Made reservations on OpenTable, showed u ...
Made reservations on OpenTable, showed up and we were sat immediately-- they were not extremely busy but tables were full. The waiter was courteous, being that it was everyone's fist time he went over the menu items and Answered all questions. Food came out quickly and was DELICIOUS! My friends from Boston we're going crazy, it truly was tasty! Will definitely be returning.
What started off as decent turned to be ...
What started off as decent turned to be a total disaster. We were seated outside which wasn't a problem but our waiter took forever just to come and get our drink orders. At first we didn't mind since my friend and we're catching up. After about 10 minutes, when he did come he literally took our drink order and disappeared for another 10-15 minutes. He took our order but didn't come back again until the wrong food order showed up more than 30 minutes later and after we asked for the manager. He even said he thought it was weird when the table that arrived 20 minutes after us received their meal before us and it didn't look correct. But instead of coming to us after noticing the mistake he chose to hide. The manager was nice but after nearly an hour of bad service, inattentive staff and the wrong meal nothing could make up for the afternoon. I have also decided to contact the GM to file a formal complaint.
I've been to Max's on many occasions and ...
I've been to Max's on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it, however this experience was the worst ever! First, they completely forgot my chicken on my 'honey butter benedict', (brought my naked buscuits with eggs on top) and when they corrected my plate there was no honey butter, the gravy, biscuits and eggs were cold, and one of my biscuits was literally the size of a salad crouton. To top it all off, my companions steak was massively overcooked, and the jalapeño grits were completely gummy and flavorless as if they had used food from the previous day or something. I was very disappointed in the experience, especially since this was my friends first time at Max's and I boasted so highly about the quality and taste of the food here. Maybe it was just an off morning, but my friend has no desire to ever return due to the subpar meal.
we went for houston restaurant weeks. g ...
we went for houston restaurant weeks. great appetizers. i did not like that they brought out the appetizers and salads at the same time. ultimately making the 4 course meal into a 3 course meal, probably to save time and turn more tables. i asked for my meal to be medium rare and it came out raw. i mean raw. it had grill marks but was completely raw underneath. they corrected this and the meal was good, but they essentially turned their 3 course meal into a 4 curse meal, thus not saving time and possibly not turning another table.
The waiter was not attentive. I had to a ...
The waiter was not attentive. I had to ask for my meal. Then when the cornbread finally came out I was done eating. Ask for a to go container and that good a while. Looked up and she was standing talking with another co worker. I have been coming to Max's for a while I you guys used to have great service not sure what is happening. Also ask for the restaurant week menu only to be told you don't do it on weekends. That is not on the website so people need to know this
This restaurant is a very busy place! Es ...
This restaurant is a very busy place! Especially at brunch. Make reservations! I had jake cakes and wings. They are pancakes with a cornbread taste with jalapeños in them. Loved them! My daughter substituted buttermilk pancakes. The servers seem to be very efficient, even as they had to weave around tight aisles and table corners with trays of food. And without incident!
This was our first visit - and during Re ...
This was our first visit - and during Restaurant Week. I expected a more polished interior, the decor is very casual. Now I know. The food here was outstanding. I had the fried chicken and my husband had the pork chop. Both were delicious and rival our favorite southern food restaurant in Atlanta. The service was exceptionally good because we never had an empty water glass or wine glass for that matter.
Great start to HRW!!! I have been to Ma ...
Great start to HRW!!! I have been to Max's before, but this was the first time I ever experienced 4 courses there. I had the fried brie (amazing) and my friend had the max-n-cheese (w/ added bacon). Both were amazing! I could have just had those 2 dishes for dinner (with my wine) and been satisfied. I then had the Cesar salad, followed by the fried chicken & greens (YUM), but was too full to eat the dessert I got (peach bread pudding). I knew dessert was coming, but I just couldn't stop myself from eating the fried chicken. My husband ate the bread pudding the following day and said it was ok (he is from Louisiana, so that was a compliment from him). I love Max's Wine Dive and can't wait to go back!!!
The food was really good. Everyone enjoy ...
The food was really good. Everyone enjoyed the meal they ordered with the mimosas .. The service was extremely slow however .. We didn't even get our drink orders until 15-20mins later. So if the service was better would leave better review. The food was great though
Food was good, but service was very slow ...
Food was good, but service was very slow! It took a while to get our main course, and also to flag down our waiter even though the restaurant was very small. After finally asking for a to-go box, we saw our waiter stop by several tables, overhearing him making small talk and forgetting about us. Would not recommend if you need to eat in less than 90 minutes.
Honestly the service wasn't that great, ...
Honestly the service wasn't that great, the mimosas were good but we can get better ones locally near us in kingwood and they are bottomless. The food was just ok, I was quite disappointed in my Benedict as the "biscuits" were hard and the size of a small cookie, I tasted NO honey butter at all. The hash was ok but somewhat bland. We will probably not come back as we just weren't all that impressed.
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