About MAX's Wine Dive San Antonio - East Basse Rd
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:
Monday-Thursday: 11AM-12AM (open for lunch & dinner)
Friday: 11AM - 1AM
Saturday: 10AM-1AM* (open for brunch & dinner)
Sunday: 10AM-10PM* (open for brunch & dinner)
*Kitchen closed Saturday and Sunday from 3-4PM. Regular beer/wine service still available.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring a Texas-proud juke box covering all your favorites - from Johnny Cash to ZZ Top to AC/DC. Perfect for late-night "Reverse" Happy Hour!
MAX's Wine Dive will offer catering for off-premise events, as well as for privately-booked corporate or personal events in our semi-private dining room.
The Quarry Village features a large parking lot directly in front of the restaurant, as well as public visitor parking in the Artessa apartments’ parking garage.
Lionel “Butch” Blache
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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/san-antonio/calendar-of-events/index.php
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MAX’s Wine Dive is one of Texas’s most highly acclaimed restaurant concepts and it is at your disposal for all your party planning and catering needs. Allow the team to create the perfect event for you and your company. With a wide variety of options, MAX’s Wine Dive takes all of the stress out!
MAX's Wine Dive San Antonio - East Basse Rd Ratings and Reviews
I loved the food. I savored every bite a ...
I loved the food. I savored every bite and cannot wait to eat there again. My only wish is that there were a few more kid items to chose from-- but my 4 year old daughter loved her red velvet pancake and scrambled eggs.
host was a bit awkward and walked us to ...
host was a bit awkward and walked us to the bar to wait. Then multiple personnel approached us during our wait but weren't offering to serve us beverages. However, once seated for brunch, the meal was great. I wish we had been informed about the Texas Monthly write up on the burger and will be sure to try that next time.
After 15 minutes of being had to go ask ...
After 15 minutes of being had to go ask the manager for a waiter to come to our table. Although the restaurant wasn't busy, our server disappeared. The food was just ok. Typically, their food is great. Just wander if the have a new manager.
First off, we went for brunch and the ho ...
First off, we went for brunch and the hostess was able to sit us right away, which was awesome. I come here a lot and sometimes you have to wait for awhile to be seated. I guess that's the perks of reserving. :) I don't know what kind of music list they have but it was amazing. A bunch of wonderful favorites and both my girlfriend and I loved it to the point where we were Shazamming everything. The food was delicious. It didn't take a long time for it to come out but it was truly fresh and great. We had an amazing time and she would like to come back. Thanks guys.
We went specifically for the chicken and ...
We went specifically for the chicken and waffles because they were rated high on a list of the top ten places to get chicken and waffles in Texas. However, we are unaware that they don't serve it for dinner, only brunch and lunch... I'm just saying, if it's what you're known for, it should be served all day. Our waitress informed us that they can't make fresh waffles all day long, but from my perspective it's really not that difficult to pour a batter that you've made into a waffle iron, amiright? Anyway... The chicken and Mac and cheese was good my husband enjoyed his burger. It just wasn't what we were expecting. We'll have to wait and find out if their chicken and waffles can really beat the ones at 24 Diner in Austin. I hope they do, because it'd be nice to have a good place to get one of our favorite meals close to home.
This was a fun place to meetup with frie ...
This was a fun place to meetup with friends. The server appeared to be a bit frantic and although I was waiting for my two friends to arrive he didn't ask if I would like to order a beverage. I had to flag him down to do so. He then did the same thing to the next person to arrive. He didn't clear away dirty dishes either, which isn't a major issue but it takes up the needed space. All in all, it was a nice place to meet with some yummy food and drink choices. And the server wasn't terrible, maybe had an off day.
As usual the food at Max's was good whil ...
As usual the food at Max's was good while the service was only average to fair. I had made a reservation for a large group for a birthday party, I arrived about 15 minutes early and was ignored by the host who walked by me a few times while he was on the phone. When he finally greeted me he instructed me to wait at the bar until my reservation time (even though I could clearly see that our large table was available and he could see that I was carrying gifts and items to decorate the table with). As I was sitting at the bar not once did anyone (host, bar tender, server etc) ask me if I would like anything to drink, I was pretty much ignored until my reservation time. Once we were finally seated our server came by the table occasionally, but even though she was waiting on our large party of 15 she was waiting on other tables as well and there were a few times that I had to get up from my table and search her out to get service. Again, Max's has great food, but every time I go the service is just OK.
Strobe light effect from ceiling fans
Pretty good food.
Fried Chicken was tasty.
A little slow on the service.
However, my big knock is that the ceiling fans are mounted right over canned lights.
At night it creates an unsettling strobe light effect, which is annoying.
Disappointed this time...
When we checked in 15 min early for our 9:30 reservation we told the young lady we had a reservation. She did not check us in from our Open Table reservation. Disappointment number 1. When we were seated, we were rushed to order due to the kitchen closing per the waiter, disappointment number 2. I specifically told him oysters fried hard, they were barely cooked, #3. Why accept reservations for 9:30 if you will rush customers to order. It was our wedding anniversary just wanted a late night date. My husband stated maybe we should not come anymore the service has really gone down to his liking from all the other times we have gone.
I have been going to Max's for years.. I ...
I have been going to Max's for years.. Idk why the chef removed fried green tomatoes from menu.. I went w some girlfriends, promising a culinary treat and was quite embarrassed that out of the 5 dishes we ordered, only 2 were tasty. Some of the items we chose were not available. the wine bottles we purchased to enjoy during our dinner were avail for purchase to take home for half the price and we were charged regular price bc we drank them there. Disappointing and won't be going back. Sad and alarming at the same time.
Really loved that they were doing a spec ...
Really loved that they were doing a special recognition for veterans, active-duty military and first responders! Please keep the half baked cookie on your dessert menu permanently! Better than most things you have on there now
I really like their local greens salad w ...
I really like their local greens salad with the addition of salmon. Unfortunately on this occasion we chose to eat outside and the service was rather sketchy. Also asked for no dressing on my salad and it came slathered in dressing. The waiter said he thought it was just all of oil which is why he brought it. So obviously he didn't know his product very well. Normally one of the places I really enjoy eating with better service.
We had a great time. This was the first ...
We had a great time. This was the first time our 86 yr old mom had been to Max's so it was important that we had a good time set for her. Everything was perfect. Food was excellent. Our server (wish I could remember his name) was so accommodating to our every need. Only issue was that open table reservations couldn't adjust our reservation number but I did care the restaurant and they were very accommodating. We'll be back for sure.
Great service always wins my business.
I had wanted to take my wife to Max's for several months, however, we go out so infrequently, she really enjoys investing in the tried and true. On this particular evening though, the planets were aligned and all of our early evening errands and late night pick-up that book-ended our dining window made Max's a perfect location to try.
We arrived and spent a little time searching for parking; we zigged when we should have zagged, and will know better next time. Once in the restaurant, we were promptly greeted by our server, Austin, and provided the wine menu. Reviewing the menu left me with several questions for Austin and he responded clearly and with a very good working knowledge of the selections. His comments and recommendations proved spot on upon our first tastes of our selections. Likewise, upon discovering this was our first visit to Max's, Austin provided us his insight to the menu items and his suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed house salads with unique vinaigrette combinations, lavender/rose and honey/lime. Our main courses of fried chicken and squash risotto were very good! The chicken's juiciness was well sealed within the fried batter, and the batter was another unique winner. The portion sizes were large enough to take over a third of each meal home with us for lunch the next day.
Our appetizer was brought out along with our entree and when we told the manager she said "well just eat it with your entree" (ummm like we didn't know we could do that) then they had to check with the cook to see if it was ordered as an entree ( to make sure it wasn't OUR mistake) I find that quite rude! The only apology we got was from our server. I wish I had sent it back! I also found my brunch dish not prepared as well and a little less of a portion than the first time I ate there. Also they are no longer serving Prosecco at brunch another let down. This third visit was a disappointment
My date and I ordered wine and appetizers; Chicken wings and onion rings. The waitress was prompt and courteous. Our food arrived promptly and it was hot and prepared well. The buttermilk coating on the wings were unique to my taste buds. The ambiance was really nice and casual, moderate noise and crowd was mostly professionals. Overall a good experience and I would visit again.
Service very slow
We went for brunch on Easter - so granted, it was busy, but not THAT busy. The wait for our food was a good 30 minutes, and the service was generally very slow. My husband's waffle was delivered cold, and it took forever to get our check. I won't be going back any time soon.
So Fun and Delicious!
Took my mother and sister to Easter Brunch at Max's. Good thing we had a reservation, people were being turned away or had to eat outdoors and it was a warm day. We started with the Max N Cheese...delicious, so glad we split it four ways, very rich. Mother had the Frito Pie Omelet and loved it, just the right amount of food. Sister and husband each had the Signature Blend Burger with chili, cheese and bacon. It was a good burger, not the best chili cheese burger they have had. I had the Fried Egg Sandwich, it was fine. I really messed up by not ordering the Famous Fried Chicken and Waffles. I will have to go back and try this item. Max's has a nice extensive menu with lots to try. Will definitely go back and try different items on the menu!
I ordered the Mac n cheese which was awe ...
I ordered the Mac n cheese which was awesome. My friend ordered a Caesar salad, that hardly had any dressing on it. When she asked for extra dressing, the server brought her the premixed separated version which did not work well. Then my friend order the chicken with pecan jus and the dish came out lukewarm at best. The chicken was hot but all of her sides were cold. The manager (Michelle) came over and apologized, got her fresh food and comped our meal for the inconvenience that it caused. I have never had bad food before here so I guess it was an off night. I do appreciate the manager accommodating us to rectify the issue though.
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