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Max of Eastman Place

4.4
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25 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Let Max of Eastman Place be your choice for sophisticated dining in Rochester, NY. A combination of attentive service, innovative cuisine, stylish decor and stunning views you can be ensured that Max is a hit with both travelers and locals alike. Dine in our newly updated dining room or al fresco in our intimate courtyard.

The menu features an ever-evolving French/Mediterranean inspired selection of the freshest seafood, organic chicken, locally sourced vegetables, angus beef burgers and prime/angus steaks . Our wine list includes numerous new world and old world selections by our knowledgeable wine team.

From the creative cuisine, thoughtfully selected wines, to the warm hospitality, Max of Eastman Place continues to set the standard for dining in Rochester.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 25 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RandyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In the beautiful outdoor setting - the menu and presentation, waitstaff interactions and caring for guest safety all added to a date night that was magical and memorable. I have made a reservation for a return visit.

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KarenH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful dinner! They were featuring their new French Bistro Menu, which was why we chose Max. We were offered complimentary popovers after we placed our orders, and they were divine! My Husband raved about his salad, the baby spinach and grape with pancetta and roquefort. Our entrees were excellent and our servers were very attentive! Can't wait to return!

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BarbaraW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent.

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vipell65
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food is good with interesting choices.
However the service is abismal. Long wait for food. No attention from staff. Asked for bread and never received it although we saw that all other patrons were given it.
Unlikely to return.

Max of Eastman Place
Responded on March 6, 2020

ell65, We are so sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience with service on Wednesday evening. We would love to chat with you further in order to learn from our mistakes. We strive to have the best customer service and anything short is unacceptable. You can reach us at 585-697-0491. Sincerely, Max Management Team

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anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Three of us had dinner on a Saturday night. We were going to a show after and our waitress ensured that we were finished with lots of time to spare - thank you. We separately ordered tenderloin, salmon and lobster macaroni. The steak was excellent, the salmon was very translucent after a request that it be cooked medium and had to be sent back, and the lobster was also undercooked. The atmosphere was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The servers were all so friendly and really felt like they wanted to make the night special for everyone. Food and wine was excellent. The only frustration was that the tables were too close together - so not much privacy.

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KurtE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food never fails to impress us. We particullarly enjoyed the clam dish appetizer. Our waiter was attentive and informative. The balance of the wait staff made things move smoothly. We were there for several hours and never felt rushed or that the staff was getting impatient with us!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu with friendly professional service!

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Happy Birthday dinner for three worked out so well. You can actually hear people talk, and the food is great. Service also wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. I highly recommend this place if you want a great meal and ambiance.

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DinaB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipF00die
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Dinner as always was excellent. The service was a bit slow and the waitress had to be reminded a couple of times about things. The only odd thing about that was that we were one of two tables. There was a table of 8 and we were a table of 5. Great food and a place where my 94 year old grandpa can hear the dinner conversation. :)

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vipRobgolf
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent sea bass.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service used to be excellent. They had some wonderful professional wait staff. Michael was fabulous. They are gone and the staff doesn’t know what they’re doing. Our entrees were brought out while we were eating our salads, men were served first, dishes were taken away before everyone was done, we served our own wine — just not what it should be. Only one vegetarian option.

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Opad
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went to Max after an RPO to the Max event. We ordered from the pros fixe menu. The rolls were nothing special. The portions were quite generous. The entrés were good. The apple crumble with ice cream was excellent. Service was at just the right level of attentiveness. We can eat better in Rochester for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This my best restaurant in the world; and I have been to a number of the best. Food is par excellence, wine selection exquisite, service is friendly, personal and super efficient. If you want a culinary experience to remember, try this establishment, you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and very knowledgeable bartender

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KathrynD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Right across from the Eastman Theater, it’s the best pre-concert venue in Rochester. Reliably good food, with friendly, prompt and professional service. Valet parking is a plus.

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JustMyOpinion
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is generally very good here. What we have noticed over the past several months is a slight decline in service. Not so much from the waiters, but from the chef. As an example, this time we were served only one type of rolls: onion. Generally there are at least 2 choices in case you don’t like one. No other choice of bread and when the waitress asked the chef she said it was the only kind of bread that came in that day. Poor planning especially for a Saturday night. Secondly, we ordered several first entrées to split between the two of us and asked the waitress if the chef would divide them for us. The waitress said of course. Later she came back with the entrées which were not divided and said that the chef could not divide them because they were too small. Really? It just seems that the chef was inflexible or just didn’t want to bother. In any event, we come to this restaurant because it is very convenient before going to the concerts across the street. But we have to say that we have definitely noticed a decline since the spring. We still will come though, because generally we do enjoy the food and the convenience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Max’s has a new menu,and offered some great specials as well. They’ve kept a few of the old favorites including the osso bucoo. We had a really nice experience.

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MeredithR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Max and we loved it! While the dining room was not full - I thought it was kinda nice having the place to ourselves for a bit. We split the steamed little neck clams which were exquisite. My husbands NY strip was cooked perfectly and my bolognese was awesome. This is a great place for a “date night”. The food is top notch!

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Loud wedding changed the dynamic of a restaurant with practically no one in it on a Saturday night. How does it survive? Add to that a kitchen where conversations could be clearly heard (because noise was low at first) and an inexperienced waiter. Not a winning recipe for a place with well-prepared food.

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RickM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

For the price, our experience was not as good as other times. Our biggest disappointment was the pairing of the wine with the entree. Perhaps our waiter was inexperienced and should have asked the chef. The food was good not great and that is a step down from our other visits. The waiter was very professional and friendly. Couldn’t help but notice how few people were in there on a Friday night at 6:15.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food quality was adequate, menu unremarkable. Lighting was too bright, decor was fair, space was underwhelming. Not a terrible place, just not up to the price point.

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vipEdCo
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Cocktails were terrific and the food was top notch. Unfortunately, we live 350 miles away but if we return to the area we will definitely return to Max,

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Max of Eastman Place is rated 4.4 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

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