Max Fish

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$30 and under
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Seafood
When you're in the mood for good service and great seafood be sure to check out Max Fish. True to the Max Restaurant Groups mission statement, this restaurant embodies an uncompromising commitment to quality service, style and superb cuisine that made the Max Group famous. The menu at Max Fish features a wide array of the finest seafood and raw bar items, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. We are fanatical about fish.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Server suggested a great wine. Our friend was celebrating a birthday and our server brought out a desert with a candle!

OT
New York Area
264 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melt in your mouth Nantucket scallops special!

MG
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Max’s never disappoints!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent oyster selection. Awesome Monday specials. A great overall experience.

DM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

SW
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Day Friends Brunch

KW
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

It was over priced and the food was just ok. I had heard good things but was disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back again.

EW
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great New Year’s Eve meal with friends. Very busy night.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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!

e
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as usual!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

New Year’s Eve

RK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

JR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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!

N
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Loved the foid and ambiance. My first choice for seafood in the area - large selection, too.

SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner - always at Max Fish!!

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

SR
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Clam chowder was disappointing. Service was excellence. Disappointed in the minimal Christmas decorations compared to max oyster bar which is very festive.

VK
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Dishes were hot when served and service was very good.

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

KR
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

BT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met a few friends for Happy Hour. The food was very good. I ran into several people I now. Great time!

PK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I enjoy Max Fish for its lively setting, tasty food, and great service!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice Lunch Menu- lots of choices. Server was fabulous. This will be my new favorite place to go for lunch

P
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great door high quality of ingredients, excellent menu

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very loud but delicious! Happy hour is a great value.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Christmas dinner awesome dinner

HC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !

RE
New England
70 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

RH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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