About Max's on Broad
Richmond, VA 23220
A new Belgian cuisine restaurant in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
Max’s on Broad serves food nonstop from 11 am until 10 pm daily, with a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday, 7 days a week. For Reservations Call : (804) 225-0400
FRUITS DE MER
Belgian, French, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 10pm.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday until 3 pm. Full menu all day long, straight through until close.
Adams and Broad Street and Brook Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We also offer complementary valet parking all day, everyday.
Free Parking during both lunch and dinner can be found at Joe's Auto, on Marshall Street between Adams and 1st Streets on the north side of the street. Please stay to the left side of the free standing building.
Parking can also be found at the south west corner of Grace st. & N. Adams.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Max's on Broad Ratings and Reviews
HIGHLY RECOMMEND BETTER ACCESS/EATING AREA FOR GUESTS WITH HANDICAPS (I.E. WALKERS, CANES, WHEELCHAIRS). AREA USED FOR THIS PURPOSE IS SOMEWHAT CRAMPED AND THERE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE A BATHROOM ON THE 1ST FLOOR.
CELEBRATED VALENTINE'S DAY WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW WHO USES CANE -- SHE LOVED IT! FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE WAS GREAT .... WILL TRY IT AGAIN SOON!
Cute restaurant but I was disappointed by the food. It looks very tasty with the French inspired menu, but my meal was bland. I originally wanted the veggie omlet but they couldn't accommodate no fennel. No biggie so I just ordered scrambled eggs with cheese, hasbrowns and a side salad. I'm pretty sure there was no cheese or seasoning in the eggs and the hash browns/home fries were definitely not homemade. They look like pre-cooked frozen ones like ones Baker's Crust uses. Finally, the champagne vinaigrette was highly recommended by the server, but it ended up being very sweet. It was obviously not house made and I wasn't able to eat much of it. They also own Tarrant's Cafe, which is so delicious, and it seems like most things there are house made so I was expecting the same at Max's.
Lovely place despite the construction....the staff is lovely...some of the most handsome waiters in town....the salmon eggs benedict was good...but the salmon was cooked...and I would have preferred smoked thin sliced salmon....and I requested some caviar on top (not expensive but just some row would have been nice) and they didn't put it on....the bloody marys were good but not exceptional....could have been a bit better...and maybe a bit fancier. But over all I loved it. It is constantly great....
It was my first time going to Max's and I had an awesome time! The wait for my food was a little longer than I wanted. People who showed up after my table did ended up getting their food before us. But, the food was amazing! I tried escargot and duck for the first time and both were extremely delicious!
My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine's Day and Max's exceeded our expectations. We were about 30 minutes early for our reservations and we were immediately greeted by friendly employees at the host stand who were very kind in informing us that our table wasn't quite ready but invited us to take a seat at the bar while we wait. When we got to our table, our server was very friendly and personable and checked on us frequently. Food was wonderful. Environment was lovely. Will definitely come again.
Fantastic food but was downstairs by the bar with a loud drunken woman at the next table who kept squealing and screaming. Wait staff distracted but very good when we caught their attention. This was Valentine's Day with my wife. Doubt we will return for an occasion like this
Their bread is AMAZING. Also great wine selection and general ambiance of the restaurant. If you sit on the 2nd floor they have big, beautiful windows that they open when it's nice out to create a lovely open air feeling. Definitely recommend for special occasions.
We ate here for a girls' night out and it was delicious! Prosecco is on tap which is awesome! Our server made great dinner recommendations and we loved everything we tried. Dessert is a must here, too! Great service, great food, and great atmosphere. Everyone was super friendly and we were blown away with our experience. Highly recommend!
The ambiance is nice, but that's about it. The reservations listed as available were for 9:45 and 10:00, so naturally we assumed they didn't actually close at 10:00, but they do, so right off, we were the jerks showing up right before close. The service was good, but naturally we felt rushed, because we were. The food wasn't very good. The cheese plate was good, but the steak wasn't even close to medium rare and pretty tough. The fries were almost too salty to eat. The green beans were great though. It definitely wasn't worth the $170 for two people that we spent. I could have gotten a much better steak for half the price just about anywhere else. I won't be going back.
Wonderful service all around! We had table service and then finished the night at the bar and everyone did an equally great job of taking care of us. It was my husband's first time there and all the expectations I had set were met, so thank you for a wonderful night out-
I made a reservation on Open Table and we were promptly seated exactly where I hoped we would be. We had an attentive server and we enjoyed a meal. We did not feel rushed but we were also not waiting an eternity for our food. Overall lovely experience. This was an easy dinner for my mom and I before seeing an evening performance at the Altria Theater, which we walked to after our meal.
Rhjs was our first time eating here. The brunch menu had a decent selection to choose from. Definitely not your typical breakfast place which made it nice. Our waiter was pleasant and took our order promptly. We did notice that some of the other wait staff we t over and beyond for their tables. Maybe ours was having a ad day or it is just his personality but not real complaints. Will definitely be eating here again.
I was searching online for a pre-theater lunch spot and my mom fell in love with this menu. I wasn't super thrilled because I'm generally looking for a healthy option and this menu was filled with southern comfort foods (think shrimp and grits, monte cristo sandwiches, and fried frog legs). She was smitten with the options so I couldn't argue. Anyway, even though it was brunch I went with the grilled salmon entree because I was hoping it would be a little less of a gut bomb. I should have known better and asked for no butter because although it was delicious, it was swimming in butter (or oil, not sure) and defeated the purpose of attempting a healthy order. So even though everyone else really enjoyed their food (the less picky eaters I suppose), I gave a 3/5 just because I'd like to see a few more healthy options on the menu.
I came there with my wife and an other couple. The staff and especially the service were great. I ordered the escargots as an appetizer and they were not good. I haven't seen any butter, garlic or parsley on them. For a second I wonder what was the purpose of the brioche that came with. I must say it was the worst escargots dish that I had. I had better experience with the escargots from Whole Foods.
I think the rest of my party liked okay their dishes. I haven't said anything to the waiter because Iwe were my friends' guest.
As usual, the dining was great. Creative food and good service. Try a salad with calamari on top as an entree. Very convenient to be able to leave car with valet parking to attend theater. With current construction in area valet is the best option for parking.
Ate early prior to show at the Altria, aka The Mosque. Friendly waiter, food was delicious -- salmon and waterzooi. Outstanding bread. As it was so early, restaurant was very quiet. You could actually have a conversation! Yay for valet parking. Keep hoping to find a good cup of post-dinner coffee; still looking.
To introduce myself to the element of rating a restaurant, I returned to this restaurant for a second time because my first experience was delightful---food was great, service was stellar (maybe it had something to do with the trainee on duty) and overall I was a happy diner. This time, I can't rave as much. It took approximately 12 minutes from the time we were seated to be suggested of the thought of water presenting the table. It seems as if the waitress staff was either tip pooling so they all collaborated with their work, who is really to tell. One girl introduced herself, took our appetizer order and then never showed up until thanking us at the end. And I get it, as working in the service industry myself, maybe the first server was overwhelmed in tables. Been there, done that. Just communicate with me. The manager was awesome, stopped by to see if our food came out great, which it did..the first person to see if our meal was actually enjoyable; halfway through it. My friend got the steak and eggs, where he insisted to grab someone to get us a steak knife for that and a water bottle for the table since there was never a full one to remain on the table, and another refill on other beverages. It seemed as if there was a lack of cohesion and attentiveness within the service we received which was a little off putting due to the mere fact I suggested this place in ultimate excitement. Definitely returning for the food and atmosphere is undoubtedly good, which i would love to see improvement. Valet parking is a nice bonus.
Food was great. Service was awful. Had to ask to get water and tea refills. My side came out after I was finished with my entree. They offer complimentary valet and was told to give your ticket to our waitress at least 5 minutes before we leave and the car would be waiting when we exited. She said she had done it, but once we spoke to the valet service that was false. I think we just received a bad server and will probably try it again.
I love this place - very friendly and attentive service, great menu (and flexible for gluten-free people), good wines (and knowledgeable suggestions). We were seated next to Doug Wilder & date so there was some serious people watching going on (the double tales were funny)!
My only complaint: being rushed from course to course. My wife and I both ordered appetizers and WELL BEFORE we were close to finishing the appetizers, our main courses were brought out. Aside from creating a space crunch at the table, getting the main course served while still enjoying the apps certainly detracted from both. I know the restaurant gets crowded and the staff needs to move tables, but we were not taking a long time and felt like our server (or someone) should have put the brakes on delivering the entrees.
Max's is a terrific restaurant, especially if you enjoy French food. The ambiance is really amazing, and the music was very enjoyable....jazz. The service was a little slow, as we needed drinks, etc. and waited for server at least 10 mins every time. We especially enjoyed the view on the second floor.
This was our first visit to Max's. We were very pleased with the cozy amosphore and friendly staff. I had the Bibb lettuce salad that was very good. My dinner companion had a Caesar salad that she described as "just ok". For our entrees I decided on salmon with beluga lentils in
bay-juniper butter cream sauce. I found the beluga lentils and the sauce rather tasteless but the salmon was wonderful and the broccoli was perfect. My companion had one of the specials with cod in a rich lobster sauce that she thought was "wonderful". The valet parking is a great addition. Overall with a few caveats it was a good experience and we will return.
The food at Max's is well prepared, creative and fairly consistent. The quality is above average for the metro area and is solidly good; a hit-or-miss now and then is acceptable in my book! The ambiance is a mix of urban cool and perhaps an upscale/classical European bistro. Quite nice - and return worthy.
The service, although not bad, but not up to the level of the food preparation. All staff are polite, attentive and well spoken. The breakdown is in the training and performance standards and expectations of the management. The staff appear to be too busy; therefore the time between their table-side "appearances" is quite lengthy. There is neither training nor encouragement for the staff to change or replace silverware between courses nor to clear the table from crumbs, spills or other messes.
Bring up the service and Max's will earn closer to a solid 4/5 star rating.
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