About Max's on Broad
Everyday Belgian & French cuisine served in a beautiful restaurant overlooking a plaza w/ patio dining. This is French countryside cooking at its best, using local ingredients and hormone free meats. We serve homemade desserts, soups, sauces, fresh salads, local raw oysters, cocktails, an extensive wine list, private dining, business lunches, local beers, Belgian beers, and outside dining.
Richmond, VA 23220
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. Catering & boxed lunches available. Call our Catering & Sales Manager Andrea Hughes at (704) 302-0049. Large parties welcome; prix fixe available for semi-private dining or corporate events.
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
We had a late lunch at Max's with good friends and couldn't have been more delighted. We were seated quickly, with a reservation, and given time to visit while deciding what we wanted to order. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and each dish was well prepared and well presented. Desserts were great, especially the trio of chocolate beignets. I can recommend Max's with no hesitation for a leisurely, elegant lunch venue.
This is the first time in the last 10 that I have been here where I was disappointed in the food. The short rib croquet was salty and over cooked. I was expecting the short rib meat that you have at dinner, but this was very different and disappointing. I should have gone with my standard croque monsieur. The rest of the people in my party were happy with their food. The service was great as always and the ambience and noise level were perfect for our business meeting. I'll be back. 1 out of 10 isn't bad.
We (3 females) chose Max's because of its proximity to Richmond Ballet. One of 3 had never been, one had been few times and one only once. We all thoroughly enjoyed our selections although we were rushed, not by Max's, but we had tickets for 6:30 performance and our ETA to Max's was delayed because of traffic. Max's did all they could to work with our time constraints. Regarding service, our server failed to bring olive oil and escargot appetizer. Otherwise, would love to return for more leisurely dining.
Love trying out new restaurants & me+boyfriend went out for a date and tried Max's. The ambiance is very nice and romantic! Great for a date! Staff was friendly and helpful! Our food was cooked perfectly. Only thing is, it could've been a bit more seasoned but overall the presentation and portion sizes were good. Even looking at other customers food orders as waiters took to their table, the food looked sooo good. Prices, entrees are starting from $20-$50 just *fyi*. The menu is precise so if your are that person who is a picky eater or sticks to the usual, check out menu before just dining in.
The most consistent higher-end restaurant in the city. Maybe not the most impressive, or hippest location, or most cutting edge...but never worse than a B+. Max's is consistently great and often terrific. We have had at least 5 meals here and all have been memorable. Highly recommended!
A sub-par meal. We like to go here pre-theater for VA Rep and in the past have had an enjoyable time doing so. It's so convenient and the valet parking is a huge plus. Last week we had an early reservation ahead of another VA Rep production. They certainly accommodated us on time and the service was diligent if perhaps not a bit too much so. However our meals were disappointing: both the scallop and chicken entrees were bland and dry. The quality of the meal presentation does not seem to be where it once was when Max's first opened. Maybe it was just an off night for the kitchen, but harder to recommend as a "go to" place after our recent experience.
Drinks were good, wine was good, appetizers were good and all of my friends' meals were good... except mine. I had the filet mignon, mid-rare. But it was tough and kind of dry. The sauce also was not very good. With that said, I will still eat here as the restaurant is a gem. I just won't order the filet. ;)
Our waiter was amazing and took the time to discuss each dish with us and even ran to a nearby sister restaurant for a different type of fish for my mom! He definitely made the meal. We also sad outside which had a lot of flies but that's richmond in the summer! Great special occasion dining!
The fish entree I ordered was dry and had no seasoning. Our table was right by the bathroom so every few minutes my view was of the bathroom as the door would open and close. Have been here before and it was good but after this experience may not recommend to others.
Really enjoyed my husband's birthday dinner here. Felt like we were being attacked by flies while sitting in the corner "lovers table" spot but our waitress kindly and quickly moved us to a different table and we had a great meal/experience. Can't beat the view upstairs! Will definitely be coming back and have already recommended it to a friend.
Mussels were great. Scallops were only three-for the price-Four would have been better but too salty-the rub on the scallops too salty
i thought a shot of johnny walker black at 16.00 was a tad high when a fifth costs 39.99 so you sell three drinks--your costs are met???? I would back that down a bit. We will drink before we dine next time
Complimentary Valet Parking in Downtown Richmond - YES!
Asked for a seat in the corner - YES
Nicole - our server was very nice, pleasant and attentive - YES
Nicole made recommendations for brunch and provided the specials.
Since this was a friend get together, we were having good conversation and taking our time and Nicole was very accommodating. Ken, the manager, came by several times throughout the room and checking everyone's meals and service - YES
Food was excellent, since the restaurant was very busy with brunch, anniversaries and birthdays. Had eggs benedict Florentine - good! the pommes frite are really good!
I was craving a good hamburger and got one of the best burgers I've ever had at Max's on Broad. I would not classify it as a burger place, though. It's fine dining, but it feels comfortable. The bread was the best I've ever had! I would definitely go again and try something a little more upscale.
Max's on Broad is one of our very favorite restaurants in Richmond. Given the national-class "foodie" status that Richmond now has with many excellent dining places this says a lot (and we go out a lot!). Occasionally, Max's is a bit too loud, but really you can't go wrong here if you're willing to pay full fare (but worth the price).
Used to be a little quieter, now seems to be more of a nice group gathering- you'll talk loud or not be heard. The staff was okay, but the attention obviously fell with the larger tables. Overall, a great experience but I'd expect a little more for the price. Table could have been a little cleaner, the staff could be a little more personable at times. They weren't bad, they were good. They just don't necessarily match what you pay at every step. But like I said, still great and I'm sure we will go again.
My wife and I came to Richmond for a anniversary weekend and decided to try Max's for our Saturday night dinner. Reservations were easily made, and we were seated as soon as we arrived. The waitress was great, answering any questions we had and being very attentive to our table. The wine was excellent as was the meat and cheese tray appetizer. My steak was cooked to my specifications and was nice and tasty. My wife's salmon was cooked well and also delicious. If you are looking for a non stuffy but still nice atmosphere Max's would be a great choice.
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