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About Max Resto Lounge

The only fine dining Continental Cuisine, North of the QEW, a sexy, hot spot complete with Bar and Lounge. Barry Michael invites past and present patrons to come and feel the vibe and indulge in our Global Menu for lunch or dinner. The menu focuses on innovation and is ever-evolving, using the finest from local farmers and artisanal producers. Tasting Menu available daily, offering six small courses paired with three glasses of wine. Our laid back atmosphere invites you to stop by for cocktails, drinks and appetizers or a decadent dining experience. Sophisticated service, extensive wine selection, free parking.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Monday : closed
Tuesday - Thursday : 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday : 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Upper Middle Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 336-1500

Website:
http://www.maxrestolounge.ca/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

Max Resto Lounge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Tasting Menu (25)
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Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romance (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Outdoor Eating (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten-Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Lunch (2)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Max Resto lounge is a great "night out " restaurant ,the food is amazing ,I highly recommend
the lobster fettuccine which has nice little chunks of lobster in it ,The jagerschnitzel is tender comes in a great portion and is a delicious meal right down to the spiced red cabbage.
Recently we had the calamari appetizer and it had a spectacular light breading and was the best
I had ever had .The staff take care of you from the moment that you get there until you leave
They are fun , give excellent service and make you feel completely at home .Max's is set up for
both casual and more formal dining and live music really makes for an elegant romantic night.
The prices are very reasonable ,and the caliber of dining is top rate. This is a real gem ,we're glad we found it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was excellent once we entered the restaurant.
Food was delicious and loved the variety of choices.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our second experience at Max Resto Lounge and it did not disappoint. The food here is excellent. The jagerschnitzel was wonderful, and so was the bow tie pasta special with shrimp. The staff are very welcoming and attentive and the atmosphere is lovely. The live music was very tasteful and the volume was perfect. This is definitely a neighbourhood gem, and we are planning to go back again. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was great. Try the zucchini salad. To die for. There was live entertainment which was great fun and added to the energy of the evening Well worth a visit.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved loved loved!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is our second time going and this time we brought some friends along. We all enjoyed our food! Excellent tasting menu.
Thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a very nice restaurant with great food and ambience. We both ordered the lobster fettuccini as our main dish and it was very good. We shared the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert and it was great. There was a singer playing the piano which was very nice. It was not too loud. The staff are excellent, and I thought the prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

The night we went we enjoyed live music, and it was great to meet Max and here his thought process behind his wonderfully eclectic menu. Food was fantastic, ambience was great and the service was bang on. Great night, highly recommend, and we'll be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I met a friend for lunch. It was most enjoyable, friendly, quiet and good food. Would visit again

Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was good but we waited hours for it. Service was not very good. Although the waitress was nice, we waited for hours for our food. Music was amazing and ambience was good

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A great neighbourhood gem. Our second visit and once again, it did not disappoint. Having severe allergies, they were able to adjust my meal accordingly to ensure a safe and yummy dining experience. Love music. Singer was phenomenal. A definite must!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, the food and service was fantastic!
There was live entertainment which added to the ambiance.
Highly recommend Max Resto Lounge

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Music, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was great but there was 1 negative. We had escargot for appetizer & the pastry was hard on the bottom, very difficult to cut. It wasn't as good as we used to get at 1505.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Upsides; very warm inviting atmosphere. Service was excellent. Main menu items tasty with good presentation. So nice to have quiet entertainment during the meal.
Good wine list selections.
Downsides; It was a celebration that was not noted by the hostess and we were sat in the bar at a very small table for 4 of us. We were not there just for appies.
Speaking of appetizers....not appetizing at all. Cooked from frozen preparation. I have purchased them from Fortinos frozen section. All overcooked and dried out. Chicken skewers were so dry I couldn't remove the small....small...chicken bites from the stick. Escargot Michel....pastry had flattened to leven bread consistency...couldnt cut it with a knife and escargot cold and rubbery. No sauce to be found. The Bitterballen? the balls were so dry when we cut them with a knife...they disintegrated! (remember the Christmas Vacation Turkey??! )
I would love to recommend this restaurant to many friends, as they have asked. This is the second time I have been here and am not impressed. I would suggest they really up their game on the menu, starting with the appetizers. It would be a start.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Live Music
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great service. Food is always freshly prepared and served with wonderful presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Music, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful experience! From the perfect cocktails onwards we thoroughly enjoyed everything. We both chose the tasting menu and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Our server was fantastic and the music was very good - just the right volume.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Was not impressed with the piano/singer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great experience. Excellent food, great service, always a pleasure to dine there with family and friends.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Cancún)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was fantastic as usual. A few notes: salad was a bit heavy on dressing but otherwise delicious, Indonesian croquettes were surprising and so good, shrimp on pasta were perfect, desserts were a disapppintment though . Moroccan donuts were very chewy, dry and dense, vanilla on brownie tasted freezer burnt. Since it was our anniversary, both desserts were on the house so can't complain too much! :) live music is always great as well. Sarah mills (14 yrs old) is so talented.
Ps - some vegetables on my husband's steak plate would have been nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our first time there and we were impressed. Cozy atmosphere, great food and friendly attentive staff. A young lady was singing and she had a lovely voice, this really adds a nice touch and creates a nice ambiance. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Cozy
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was not worth what we paid. Sauces tasted like they had corn starch in them. Had live music but much too loud. TV in the background that is distracting.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were with family for a pre-wedding lunch for some out of town guests...good was great and service was very good but the restaurant wasn't very busy (suburbs at lunchtime)...so hard to comment on dinner service...could be a lot busier and I suspect it is because the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had dinner with my daughter! We had a couple glasses of wine and we both had pasta. She had a lobster pasta and I had shrimp. Both were very good. The service was great. Will definitely go back!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our third visit to Max Resto Lounge. It does not disappoint. Great food and always a good time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

Went to Max Resto Lounge for an anniversary dinner on a Tuesday night. Nice intimate atmosphere. Given a complementary amuse-bouche to start things off. Had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings. All courses were fantastic and wines went well with each dish. Beef crokette and veal were both delicious. Owner came to our table and gave us some information on his wine selections - nice touch. Service was great. We will be back - maybe on an evening when they have live music!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We tried the tasting menu this visit. It was EXCELLENT! The wine and food pairings were perfect! Looking forward to the next tasting menu!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had a great time. Good food, good music and good service and fun.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food and service were excellent. There was a young 14 year old singer with a lovely voice who provided unobtrusive live entertainment. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food without breaking the bank.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great experience every time I go. Nice place, good food, friendly staff, and live music.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I thought the food was very good, however, my dinner partner was sick as a dog from the food afterwards so that was very disappointing. We both had shrimp so I am not sure why she was sick and I wasn't, although they were 2 different meals. I would go back and try again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fantastic entertainment!! Good food, friendly service!! Fun night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always nice when greeted by the owner and asked how everything was, gives you the impression that he cares in making his guests happy and comfortable. Lucky to have this restaurant locally.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Live Music
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food and service - a new favourite for our family . We've been back a few times and will continue to go back. The live music is a wonderful touch .

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had a lovely supper and a great visit with our friend Peter Marino! Very happy with the staff and service.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Live Music
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food and the service was excellent. We were there on a Saturday night and there was live music.

Definitely planning on going back!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

My 2nd visit here and enjoyed just as much as I did on first visit! Love the LIVE entertainment aspect, service good, as is the food-interesting varied menu! I'm new to the neighbourhood, so this restaurant may become the go-to place!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

If it wasn't for the service, we would have left this place. The food is okay. One of our guests had a burger that was over salted and burnt. The food generally is much too salty. For what you get, the price is too high. Wine was good. Server was awesome!

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

A good evening for an in the week get together with friends. The food was very good and with lots of choices.
The night we were there, they had a "special" price on the beer. The soup was very good even on a hot evening. I and one of my friends had the Penne with chicken in a sweet basil tomato sauce. This was delicious. My other friend had a burger with Americana Frites.
Everyone loved chocolate creme Brulee.
The service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
A very good evening

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fabulous restaurant, great food, amazing service. The entertainment was perfect.

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