About MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
We came for brunch on the recommendation ...
We came for brunch on the recommendation of a friend. It did not disappoint! Our waiter was courteous and honest about menu choices. We really appreciated that. Our orders were prompt, hot, and delicious!! We will definitely be back!
We went for Sunday brunch and it was ver ...
We went for Sunday brunch and it was very busy and glad we reserved a table. Everyone there seemed to be enjoying their time. Good food, good drinks, good service, what more can you want? Note... Only valet parking on Sunday, which was a surprise to us.
The food here is always pretty good. It ...
The food here is always pretty good. It can be busy during brunch so make a reservation. My only negative comment is that I really wish they would bring back the jake cakes. I had the waffle and I was underwhelmed.
I met a friend here for Sunday brunch. T ...
I met a friend here for Sunday brunch. The service is amazing...everyone greeted us warmly and seemed very happy to be working there. The food was delicious and plentiful. I tried the country fried steak & eggs. My friend had the mac & cheese with fried chicken. She loved it!
Highly disappointed. We had a reservatio ...
Highly disappointed. We had a reservation as this was a special occasion for our family. My family likes dive bars as much as the next guy, but this one was a disappointment. They put us in the last booth by the back door where the seats were a very uncomfortable distance (about 8 inches) from the table. One of our guests could not begin to fit and sat uncomfortablely on the edge of the bench until they were able to move us. The booth just in front had their booth pushed all the way back for a comfy position from the table. After 30 minutes they moved us up to the front where were mostly ignored by wait staff the entire meal except when ordering. Ordered the house chardonnay for myself and my Mother, only to find out when when the bill came, they were $17 per glass! Somehow I think they should have let us know that piece of info prior to ordering. My food was ok. You can use too much truffle oil! One person in our group said this was by far the best fried chicken they had ever eaten. Overall, very disappointed, but great music playing the entire time!!
This wasn't our best dining experience a ...
This wasn't our best dining experience at Max's. We only had reservations for 2 so we got a crowded, tiny bar-style table in the middle of the room and it was loud as it always is but it wasn't very conducive to conversation for a breakfast date. I think if you reserve for a larger group you'd get an actual table with booth seating and more room. The food wasn't nearly as good as it was before. I watched the kitchen since I couldn't visit with my date. They made up about a half dozen biscuits and just had them sitting out above the grill where there was not a heating element and they weren't covered until someone ordered them as they were plated upon order so my biscuit was hard and cold. The portions weren't as generous as they were the last time we dined here either. Management is good though as they passed through asking if everything was ok several times. Max's usually has very good food though and decent wine prices.
Great food and wine selection for happy ...
Great food and wine selection for happy hour prices. Quick service, and enjoyable atmosphere. They can improvise on food, such as my dinner for Salisbury steak made with bison at my request. It was outstanding! Make sure you try their oysters as well! Very creative taste that truly hits a comfort spot!
My sister and I decided to eat at MAX's ...
My sister and I decided to eat at MAX's Wine Dive Houston on Washington Ave.
We read the Opentable reviews about their Happy Hour and Fried Chicken plate.
We decided to split the Fried Chicken plate and a side order of macaroni and cheese. Even though the menu warns you that the Fried Chicken is made fresh it still took 35 minutes to receive our plate. It was worth the wait. The plate includes three pieces of Fired Chicken, collard greens and mash potatoes. If it wasn't for the long wait, I would have given the restaurant a higher rating. ENJOY!
The food was great! I had the chicken an ...
The food was great! I had the chicken and waffles which were so good. The eggs Benedict over chicken and biscuits were also very tasty. Can't wait to try more menu items!
From the outside I wasn't sure what to expect but they place was packed and I was still seated right away even though my reservations were still 45 minutes away.
Valet parking, made a reservation and wa ...
Valet parking, made a reservation and was seated immediately upon arrival. Greeted warmly by host/owner and server. Limited menu for brunch however they are known for their fried chicken which was at the tip of the menu. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and history behind Max's and was very attentive. The food was great, it was a little noisy, the atmosphere was nice!
I visited Max's twice previously and bot ...
I visited Max's twice previously and both times had an excellent experience. This time not so much. The only time my server paid us any attention was when he recommended a $22 glass of wine (during happy hour no less). The rest of the evening he was a ghost. Also Max did not credit me my OpenTable points, so I had to follow up with OpenTable (twice) to get credited. I emailed Max (via his website) to inform him about this experience, but he did not reply. The entire experience from beginning to end was disappointing. I will not be visiting Max's Wine Dive Bar again.
My gf mentioned this restaurant so I sur ...
My gf mentioned this restaurant so I surprised her and took her there for dinner. Food was fantastic, we both had the fried chicken. The wine selection is very extensive and if you don't know you're wines, like me, ask your host and they'll let you try some to find one you like. Place is awesome!
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