Maxwell's Central Park

3.9
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Quiet Conversation
American fare with an Irish gastropub flair
What 89 People Are Saying
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3.8
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4.0
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3.8
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very delicious food. Quiet and cozy atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Their Open Table UI interface was down, so they couldn’t check us in, but they still had a table for us.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible service. 15 minutes to get 1 mimosa. Our food order got "lost in the system", the waitress didn't even realize that nobody had received the food and after 2 HOURS we had to inquire for it, and we were informed that our order had "disappeared". Total waiting time for the food 2 hours and 30 minutes, and one of the plates was not what was ordered and we had to send it back. Very unfortunate. We had been there before, therefore we will give the place one more chance, but we were very disappointed

ZM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The reservation process was easy but when we arrived, our requested high chair was not set up yet which was a little disappointing. When a staff member brought one over, the buckle was broken (defeating the entire purpose of having my toddler in a high chair) so he had to bring over another one instead. Once we were seated, I could tell the noise level and ambiance were fine (early on a Saturday evening in the summer). A server took our drink orders promptly. My partner was given a beer that was not ordered, but the can was already opened so it couldn't be simply exchanged. They apparently didn't have the one he ordered in stock but they didn't come by to ask if there was an alternate from the list. When the server came back to take our meal orders, I asked if we could get the order in for my child, but the server didn't quite seem to understand that I wanted that to go in before the adults ordered; that way, my child would have the food faster. It also was not made clear that I could actually order a children's meal, since there was no children's menu listed. Anyway we ordered and all of the food came out - it was all delicious (we collectively ordered a variety of options and everyone was pleased with their choices - the presentation, the taste). Overall we were all pleased with the service and food, and would go back in the future to try it again.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very poor experience

CG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Went to Maxwell’s for Sunday brunch. The menu has very few items that did not include eggs. There wre only 2 wait staff. I order chicken and waffles. There was a long wait and the food arrived cold.

S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Went to Maxwell's for brunch on Sunday. Made a reservation in advance, and the place was half empty, but they sat us right next to the bathroom anyway. Food was fine, but unmemorable. Had more of a sports bar feel than a nice brunch spot.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was lovely, what a great spot!

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not terrible, but nothing special. Service was quite slow, but nice when we got it. Clearly understaffed. The place is family friendly which I think is its main appeal. Food was not bad but nothing to write home about, and overpriced for the portion size. Strangely the children's meal that we ordered was larger than the 2 adult sized portions we got, so we ended up eating more of our child's chicken fingers than anything else.

s
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The walk thru Central Park with Maxwell's the destination was enchanting. The ambiance was lovely, comfortable and inviting . The service was slow and robotic. The food was atrocious!

d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious. My 5th time here. Massive portions. Beef nachos and fish tacos are my go to and I highly recommend.

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable neighborhood place with excellent brunch. Service was very good...people friendly and accommodating. If I head back to this neighborhood again I would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent!

I had the eggs Benedict with the English muffin. Would definitely recommend!

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good service however food was hit or miss. The fish special was good however veggie burger dry and crumbly and flavorless. Fish tacos delicious but was very busy with toppings which looked unappetizing. Too much red cabbage and red onions. A simple slaw with aioli would have been much better.

K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The best thing about this place is the vibe and atmosphere - it was busy when we visited on a Saturday early evening and it was noisy but not so loud you can't hear yourself talk. Our server was also very personable and accommodating. The food however left a lot to be desired and the cocktails/specialty drinks were all off for one reason or another (the mojito was too fizzy, the sangria might as well have been a glass of regular red wine). Nice place to visit in summer for the ambiance when they have outdoor seating but definitely wouldn't recommend coming for the food.

MM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The value of the food was good but the quality was less than expected!

MD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I made a reservation for Valentines Day at 7:45PM. When we got there at 7:40PM, it seemed that our table was already given away. However, the Matradee apologized, found us a table at the bar, personally got our dinner table ready, made sure we were comfortable and gave us a drink on the house. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and you could tell everyone was working really hard to make sure the customers had a great night. I will definitely be recommending Maxwell's to all my friends, and I will be back again soon. My new favorite place!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice server, as always. Relaxed, friendly place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good spot

LO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The waiter was not attentive. And the cocktails were not good.

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch with my friend. Loved the ambiance, the service was amazing, and the food was fantastic. Definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Holiday decorations are a plus.

SL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maxwells has a very diverse menu so there is something for everyone. Our server was so accommodating and we all loved what we ordered. This was our last meal in the city before heading to the airport so a great place to cap off our visit.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We had a reservation for 5. The restaurant was very crowded but we did get our table, although it was late. The food was over cooked and bland, and that is unusual with four different meals ordered. The service was incredibly slow. Our drinks were ordered at the same time but only one came within 10 minutes. The others had to be requested again and came 20 minutes after originally being ordered. In the middle of our meal, there was inexplicably a large buffet set up next to our table with many people coming and going. I will not return.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place overall

CD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food took forever and when it arrived both entrees were cold. Bloody Marys were watery, we assumed this was to offset the Bloody Mary special prices for brunch and them figuring adding very little vodka would go unnoticed.

Would not go back.

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Beers seemed watered down / taste less. Server want attentive. Food came very late

VZ
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Server was amazing, loved the ambience and decor, but wasn’t very impressed with my chicken cob , it was mediocre. I enjoyed it overall and will come back to give a chance to other plates on the menu.

G
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice, friendly location even for first timers. We were there at happy hour and they had some good deals on apps and drinks.
The menu is varied and everything we ordered was well received by the people in my party. Our waiter was friendly and helpful and he seemed over extended. Maybe they need more help but that did not distract from a nice dinner.

JR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service was not very good. Had to wait a long time for anything and everything. Asked upfront for separate bills, then had to wait a long time later for that - telling us that it would be time consuming, even though brunch at $18.50 was the only item on the menu and we all had the same thing.

Would not recommend for large groups. Happy Hour with tasting menu and drink specials would probably be a better time to come.

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place to meet friends for drinks and eats. Nice ambiance and staff.

MK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our first time! Food was incredible..service was solid...adults and kid enjoyed meals thoroughly. Space is lovely and location was perfect for a post meal stroll thru Central Park by the Harlem Meer.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

THEY SHOULD MARKET THEIR REAL ADRESS BETTER
RESTAURANT WAS A MILE AWAY FROM OUR PART OF CENTRAL PARK!!!

JH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

I made reservations and when we arrived we were seated by the waiter. He ignored the fact I told him about my reservation / didn’t even aknowledge it. Sat at the table and had to ask for utensils which were given with chunks of food still on them and still had to ask for a spoon, when water was served had lip marks (lipstick) still from the previous user/ customer. Finally placed the order and when it arrived it was warm, not even Hot. The chicken and waffles wasn’t like other places, waffle was tough and tasted like frozen waffles, chicken were pieces of fatty chicken breast. With a sauce on top that could’ve been left out. The other order that was served, was warm n not Hot as well. The toast was extremely Hard. When asked for another order of toast it was brought back like it was taken out of the bread bag. And wasn’t even toasted. The fruit salad was watered down and was old not fresh at all. To look for the waitress or waiter there to inform them is a hassle. They don’t ask you how things are during the meal etc. Only when you had to call them to remove your plate n ask for the check.
It should be more attentive. It was early too and not packed at all. It seemed to be a usual thing there I assume lack of attention and service at the table because other customers were also getting up and getting stuff from other unoccupied tables and occupied. They also seemed frustrated and disappointed.

OG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Even though I can’t stand sports bars and those distracting jumbo screens...I love this place. Maxwell’s has multiple TV screens, so when it’s some big game night, forget it. But on those days, their To-Go menu is fab.

That said:

That Greek goddess salad is genius. The staff is fabulous. Their kitchen cares about making great plates. The cocktails have a creative flair. Love it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food! We got the huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, and steak and eggs and everyone liked the food. Coffee was decent as well. Waiter messed up my order but was nice about it and I didn't have to wait too long. Price was decent too. Definitely would come back :)

BM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, good vibe. Only suggest better beer selection. More cocktail choices, though

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice local spot. Nice selection for brunch. The atmosphere is inviting and the service was good.

S
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The nachos are good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and for a great price. Awesome place

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