Great service! Server suggested a great wine. Our friend was celebrating a birthday and our server brought out a desert with a candle!
This was our first time and it was fabulous. The fresh quality of the food and the exemplary service makes it a place we will travel from New Haven to visit again ( please open in New Haven ). The menu is current and unique, even the small touches like individuate pitchers of iced tea make this place special.No expense was spared on the decor it is elegant with linen table cloths and the vibe was great. The crab cake was full of crab not filling, the fish and chips was the best anywhere and the coleslaw crisp and with a touch of pineapple.The swordfish was fresh and the choice of fresh vegetable sides amazing. We will certainly be back. OH and the waitress excellent and professional!!
Service and food are always impeccable. Never had a bad oyster, and we always get a couple dozen. Creme brulee and cappuccino cap off the meal perfectly. We come here to indulge on special occasions and Max Fish never disappoints.
Melt in your mouth Nantucket scallops special!
Max’s never disappoints!
Excellent oyster selection. Awesome Monday specials. A great overall experience.
We had an excellent meal at Max Fish. We enjoyed the appetizers with the burrata the big winner. Lobster and salmon were both very good and we had the chocolate decadence for dessert. Our server (Cheryl) was very attentive and helpful. We would ask for her if dining there again. All-in-all, what we have come to expect from the Max chain of restaurants. We have dined at five of them and enjoyed our experience there without fail.
New Years brunch.... my husband’s French toast stuffed with apple was outstanding. He added a hefty side of more crispy bacon and was a very happy man. I tried the shrimp & grits prepared New Orleans style. It was perfect but not for me. In the future I will request it without those seasonings.... I love shrimp & grits but not with the seasonings used in that preparation as they overpowered everything. I like to taste the grits, the soft poached eggs etc.... the seasoned shrimp with andouille sausages made that impossible. I am sure someone who loves the New Orleans style seasoning would disagree with me. We had a great time. The service was excellent. We are regular customers and will continue to do so.
New Year’s Day Friends Brunch
It was over priced and the food was just ok. I had heard good things but was disappointed.
Outstanding meal and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back again.
Great New Year’s Eve meal with friends. Very busy night.
ALWAYS a great meal served at ANY MAX Restaurant that you go to. New Years Eve was VERY BUSY at MAX FISH. Our server was excellent, but had many lords to attend to. Our meals were delicious! GREAT JOB!
Food was excellent as usual!
New Year’s Eve
Max Fish is one of my favorite places to eat and relax. The food, service and raw bar are top self, I have never been disappointed. I was just there on New Year's evening and am looking forward to going back very soon!
We were celebrating a birthday brunch. Our server, Lauren, was excellent. Friendly, competent, attentive but not over bearing. Our meals were great. Our table was in a very dark area of the restaurant. I had asked for a quiet place as my husband is hearing impaired. The scones were superb!!!! The noise level was fairly high but the restaurant was busy.
Unfortunately our first experience at max fish wasn’t a good one. Our waitress never handed out a draft list until asked for. Didn’t tell us about the specials. We were not given bread like every other table was given. My wife’s dirty martini was warm. Her grilled octopus was burnt. My 1/2 lobster&shellfish linguine was terrible, you don’t get a 1/2 lobster, you get a 1/2 lobster tail, the linguine was warm at best and the mussels seemed to have never been cleaned. There was sand all over the dish. Not worth it!
Excellent service! Loved the foid and ambiance. My first choice for seafood in the area - large selection, too.
We had an outstanding dinner at Max Fish on Christmas Eve as we do every year! The food is always good, and that night was no exception. As always, the restaurant was busy, but our server, Kimberly, was completely on point! Although she had to be slammed on the holiday night, she was always right there when we needed anything, and did a great job anticipating what we might need. She never acted rushed when taking care of us and she made our experience top-notch! Brian and his team truly know what customer service is and deliver it every time. Thank you, Brian!
Christmas Eve dinner - always at Max Fish!!
The food was amazing. The service was phenomenal. Although it was Christmas Eve and the retaurant was packed, the service was amazing. Our waitress Lauren did not miss a beat. The food was quick and delicious. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a special evening.
Food was adequate but overall not worth the price. Service was borderline acceptable. Experience not was expected for a Max restaurant. Will not go back so quickly again.
Didn't care for Max Fish a few years ago, but was very, very pleased the other night. Excellent food and excellent service. They were very busy yet the waitstaff was incredibly patient in explaining the intricacies of each type of oyster we selected. Salmon, Scallops and N. Atlantic cod were fantastic. Bravo!
Lovely restaurant, food was quite good especially the Toscana salad! My friend and I were meeting for lunch and planned that our conversation would probably go long. Despite a half full restaurant, our waiter demonstrated a bit of a snit that we weren’t going to hurry. The only less than perfect experience at Max Fish. We had a great time!
Clam chowder was disappointing. Service was excellence. Disappointed in the minimal Christmas decorations compared to max oyster bar which is very festive.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Dishes were hot when served and service was very good.
We have been to Max Fish several times before this visit. The appetizer was not as expected. The lobster bisque was excellent.
The entrees were not much better than a much less than we have had in another place. My scallop dinner was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. The other entree was cold and unappealing.
We will not be returning to this restaurant.
We had a great time, as always, this past Friday at Max Fish! It was Friday the 13th, but there was nothing unlucky about our experience! My wife had her favorite, the lobster pan roast with vanilla and Bourbon sauce with butternut squash risotto, and it was wonderful! I had the sea scallops a la plancha and they were equally delicious. We also had shrimp cocktail and their Serrano ham crostini for appetizers, and those were equally delectable! Our server was Elizabeth and she provided us with a great service too! She was quick to refill our water glasses and wine glasses without having to even ask! We've dined with her as our server before, and she never disappoints.
Max Fish never disappoints! My husband and I enjoyed the High Rise along with some oysters and appetizers. We had Lauren as a server and she couldn’t have been better! The manager Brian is phenomenal and we will definitely be going back again.
I met a few friends for Happy Hour. The food was very good. I ran into several people I now. Great time!
I enjoy Max Fish for its lively setting, tasty food, and great service!
Nice Lunch Menu- lots of choices. Server was fabulous. This will be my new favorite place to go for lunch
Great door high quality of ingredients, excellent menu
Very loud but delicious! Happy hour is a great value.
Christmas dinner awesome dinner
First time here, went on basis of Max restaurants reputation as well as excellent reviews . Went for lunch midweek so was not too crowded. Excellent seafood, as good as I’ve had anywhere. A bit expensive, but not out of line with what you’d expect from an excellent restaurant. Very nice decor, great ambiance We will be back !
5 of us went to brunch to celebrate 2 milestone birthdays. The only hiccup for the entire dining experience was that the hostess neglected to tell the wait staff of the birthday which we had told them about in the reservation. They recovered with a heartfelt apology and candles on the desserts for the two celebrants. A VERY minor issue. All that said, the food was outstanding, service was flawless and relaxed/friendly, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Bloody mary bar is exceptional - both the quality of all ingredients and the amazing range of choices for liquor, mixer, garnishes, etc. Wonderful!
I really did like the restaurant the food was quite good. The oysters were excellent. The sound maybe a little too loud, but other than that everything was fine.
The service was phenomenal and they offer a full gluten free menu which was awesome. The oysters were great, but unfortunately the entrees were subpar. My halibut was overcooked and the whole dish was fairly bland. I would give it another try, but for the price I wasn't impressed with the actual meal.