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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

4.5
4.5
1197 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 528-9200

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ricky Payne

  • Catering

    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, infoHOU2@maxswinedive.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 528-9200

  • Area

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Cross Street

    Taft St.

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,197 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Brunch

  • Houston

    Brunch

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  1. n

    nurse

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always good and the service was great but the server kept coming over to the table to check; a bit excessive.
  2. LH

    LindaH

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Restaurant Week dining experience with wonderful wine choices. Services was first rate.
  3. BE

    BougieEJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , great food! I am always excited and well pleased about the vibe and the dining experience . That is why I keep coming back
  4. R

    Ronny

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were great. Tables are close together so it can be quite loud. The restroom was filthy. The floor was sticky, no soap or towels to wash your hands. I hope the kitchen is cleaner. It’s one of my favorite places but expected more cleanliness after a pandemic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was not good
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Our server was wonderful. I would highly recommend!
  7. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Checked on multiple times by management as well. We will be back and recommend to others looking for a fun date night.
  8. n

    nicollet

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Short rib burrito was delicious. The fried chicken was fabulous and wished I could take my Parrot rum margarita home!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place! I enjoyed the 90s R&B playlist. The frosé was tasty! The chicken is beyond delicious.
  10. P

    Psychon

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Great great great! Geezus open table, what more do you want?
  11. DS

    DavidS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place super !!! Age does not matter!!! Upscale enjoyment
  12. JB

    JamesB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I ordered the gluten free fried chicken and ordered and extra leg. The leg was very small and the overall chicken was a little overdone. The waitress was nice but I had to wait till there was no ice or water in my water glass. Slightly less than what I usually expect at Max’s
  13. SN

    SimplyNecole

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made last minute reservations after my original selection gave less than desirable service. The manager assured me that they would be more than happy to accommodate my small party of 6. The manager had water ready when we walked in because I explained the other venue made us stand outside in the heat waiting on our table. Our server was amazing and accommodating. The food is always amazing as well as the wine of course!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food wasn’t exactly soul food from the perspective of someone who grew up in southern Virginia. Southern Mac and Cheese is always baked with multiple layers of cheese. While the chicken breast I had was good the wings were not cooked fully through. We visited the restaurant based on OpenTable reviews but unfortunately was a little disappointed. We left before even ordering desert to celebrate the birthday honoree.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    When I walked in the manager had to tell someone to greet me. I told the greeter I was there to meet some people but they weren’t here yet. I asked to be seated, she said she wasn’t the hostess. I didn’t have to wait long, I already had a reservation. I came to the table and my waiter brought out water right away. Christian was very attentive. Once the rest of the party arrived Christian came right away and took our drink order and appetizers. The drinks and food was delicious. Overall the experience was nice, but it would be good to get the specialty dining experience I once knew Max’s to have. It was more of a laid back vibe than a nice wine dive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Its been quite awhile since I've tried Max's again after being disappointed in their menu and service changes. I has their classic fried chicken and collard greens and it was delicious. I haven't had a great meal at Max's in such a long time (good but not great) today it was great. The Chef must have changed. Whatever has changed thank you. Also could you consider bringing your red velvet pancakes back 😋
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We sat outside and asked our waitress to move indoors as it was over 100degrees and outside fan wasn’t working. She said no available seats indoors for a table or at the bar. we went in to check and there were at least 6 open bar seats and 4 open regulars tables. Not sure why she lied, but pretty disappointing.
  18. JR

    JackieR

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Normally love this place but was disappointed on this visit. Sat at the bar and our bartender was very inattentive. He was focused on a few young ladies and had to be redirected by manager to attend to the rest of us. Food and rest of staff were great.
  19. T

    Trinitie81

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, 3 staff members didn't show up for their shift and the staff that was working were all new. I actually felt really bad for my server because he was still learning and it didn't appear that he was getting help from the manager as he was being pulled every where. The AC didn't appear to be at full capacity because everyone in my group and other tables were sweating, but it was the hottest day of the year too. Two tables got up and left because no one one brought water or went to their table. The food was good once we received it, that took an hour. I really just felt bad for the team.
  20. CJ

    ChiquiJ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Luis was super attentive, polite, kind and conscientious about serving us. The fried deviled eggs were my favorite. The friend chicken was a bit on the over fried side but it was still very delicious. We will definitely come back to try their other menu entrees and appetizers.
  21. PC

    PaulC

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid as always. Jerk lamb chops were amazing, subbed mushroom risotto instead of. Caribbean rice. Yummy & creamy.
  22. KK

    KathyK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our very inexperienced waiter kept running off without taking everyone’s order at the table, and there were only four of us! First with the drinks, then with the food orders. One person in our party did not get his food with the rest of us. We could not get anyones attention, so our friend walked over to the manager to tell him he had no food. We were all almost finished with our food by the time it arrived. They said they would not charge us for that meal, but in checking our bill, we discovered they had added two extra drinks and two extra entrees to our total! Again, we had to get up and ask for help because no one was checking on us. The manager was barely apologetic, just shrugged and said it was the waiters first day. This was a Saturday night, but the restaurant was only half full. We won’t be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delight from start to finish. From the arrival to the last cup of coffee. Thank you MAX’s, you never disappoint!
  24. MC

    MelodyC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy myself here. Great for brunch with your friends.
  25. L

    Lelebel

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Our server forgot multiple items over and over. Took 25 minutes to get a bottle of wine opened and brought to the table. They said it had to be decanted but it just had cork in it and they strained it through a coffee filter
  26. JR

    JackieR

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and staff. A favorite now!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Everyone loved the food !
  28. KB

    KrystalB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a great time at Max's Wine Dive. The food was amazing and the drinks were great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration - Had amazing food as usual and enjoyed the ambiance with my better half!
  30. G

    Green

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing!
  31. L

    Latrice

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent 😋! Sunday brunch food took a little longer to come out. Great customer service
  32. JG

    JermaineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Drinks were amazing. Waiter was fantastic
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here! Food always comes out hot and fresh! It was both of my friends first time, and they loved it. Servers are super friendly and
  34. k

    kmckenna11

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food was very good, especially the chicken. The ambience and look at the place really was like a dive.
  35. L

    Leaux

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday Wine Flights are such a good idea. Great Happy Hour specials! The sliders and the devilled eggs are delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The server we had, a woman, was so amazing and so nice. It was close to closing time and she was very attentive and made the experience pleasurable.
  37. MT

    MorganT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this isn't my first time dining at this resturant, its actually my first pick. the food is excellent as always. the collard greens and chicken was definitely taught to the chef from someone living in the south. I always recommend this placed the staff even though has changed often has always been great. if you are in the houston area I reccomend this as a great dining choice, on fairview.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was our anniversary. I specified that on the reservation. They did Nothing special. Seating was horrible and waiter was awful as well
  39. AL

    ALESHAS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jason was an awesome server. He made great suggestions and had the perfect balance of attentiveness. My friend lives in Phoenix and has requested to come back on her next visit.
  40. K

    Kazi

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Let me start by saying the service provided by the staff was great. They were all extremely attentive and we had 4-5 people coming by and checking in on us. So great! We had the gluten free deep fried deviled eggs (the aioli is wonderful), and one gluten free southern deep friend chicken and one regular. Both were fantastic. The batter was crisp and flavorful, the hot sauce and the hot honey they provided were excellent pairings. Highly recommend trying both. The mashed potatoes and collard greens they come with are tasty and will easily distract you from the delightful chicken. Highly recommend this place for GF fried chicken, we’re definitely going to be regulars 😋 The only downside, you MUST valet your car for $10, bring cash.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. using the Order Online button. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 528-9200.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St. is rated 4.5 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Fairview St.

214 Fairview St., Ste. 2, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Taft St.

  • Area

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ricky Payne

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 528-9200

  • Catering

    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? MAX’s Wine Dive can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect birthday, reunion, rehearsal dinner, graduation, wedding reception, corporate outing, happy hour, charity event…the list goes on and on! For more information, email us, infoHOU2@maxswinedive.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Love the food at MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar and planning a special event? Why not have the best of both? We can cater all kinds of private and corporate events. Let our experienced staff do the work and create the perfect event!

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 528-9200

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