Max Resto Lounge

4.6
207 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Although we enjoyed the food & atmosphere greatly...the service is outstanding!!
Julia and Gaby...they are true gems!
We will definitely return :)

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CQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to Max did not disappoint....what a fantastic spot. Food presentation was great, wine pairing was well selected and staff were first rate..

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was OK nothing really to write home about just OK. we were sat by the window and it was really cold, they should do something about re-insulating those for a bit more comfort!

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JM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time visit. Very nice decor/ambiance. Great, friendly staff/servers. Excellent selection on menu and food quality top notch. Excellent value for your dining dollar.
Will definitely return.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service was great. The server wery friendly. There were four of us . One was very pleased with his meal the other 3 not so much. We found it to be over priced for what you get. Maybe we just ordered the wrong dish.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We went there for New Years.
Very disappointed.
We went there for live music. Unless you are sitting right next to the performer you won’t see or hear anything. And the floor plan of the restaurant has lots of booths and corners so really there ar not too many good spots that you can actually hear the music.
Also we had to chase after our waitress all evening. We finally asked her for a dessert menu, then she disappeared, by the time she came back to take our order she said the kitchen was closed. Why did she not come by to take our order sooner or notify us that the kitchen would close soon , on New Years, beats me.

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JN
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service in an upscale establishment tucked away in an unassuming location. Worth the trip to North Burlington, if you aren't local. Prices are surprisingly reasonable and every dish we ordered was amazing. This night was the first time we didn't order the tasting menu, because it wasn't available (NYE), but all was wonderful. Will definitely visit again soon.

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RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Max continues to deliver great flavours and great service. Never disappoints

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D
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant, tasty food, interesting menu, nice location. Great service

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Gabby is the best!! She should teach customer service! She was the best server I have ever experienced and trust me, we dine out a lot!
Gabby goes above and beyond and is an absolute blast 😘

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere,upscale with live music every night. We were right beside the singer and the noise level was perfect, she had a lovely voice. The food was delicious, shrimp bisque and stuffed chicken breast. Prices are reasonable for fine dining. Really enjoyed it!

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GM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My Wife Carol and I enjoyed our visit to your restaurant to celebrate both our Birthdays. The live entertainment along with the great food made a very enjoyable evening. The waiter also made the evening, she was outstanding. We would definitely recommend your restaurant to family and friends

Cheer

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff, food, ambiance, music, atmosphere etc was all exceptional.
I would highly recommend and I truly appreciate the attention to detail when I made a couple of special request in my reservation and they were happy to accommodate. It really added to the experience. All around my partner and I had a lovely experience.

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PF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Asked to move tables it seemed to be an issue at first but they did accommodate. Keep the customer happy at all times. Very good food and was very busy and loud. Food came out in timely fashion and was very tasty.Overall a good night!

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JM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit, not the last.

A great experience from the time we walked in the door until we left after dinner.

Will be away for the winter but will be back in the spring.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks for having us...we appreciated that you took note of my message I sent when booking our reservation about the birthday! Great food ... Chris was soooo impressed with the fettuccini...
Thanks again!

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t
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was there on Sunday night. Our server was fabulous. Great service trumps great food. Lucky for us both were top notch.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love going to this restaurant, the reception is always amazing, the food is excellent and the service was tops, the waitresses we had were amazing...we have followed the owners for around 15 years and they never cease to amaze us in their restaurants.....Max Resto is a local gem.....

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K
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, we were very surprised at the quality. Our server was beyond excellent.

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CC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at Max, we wanted to try a new local restaurant as we were celebrating a birthday with family. The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and the service was on point! The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice with jazz music playing in the background. There was also live entertainment half way through our meal which was excellent! The food was AMAZING and reasonably priced. I had the max chicken and it was absolutely delicious! Most of my party ended up getting the special - a coconut curry and they throughly enjoyed it! We will definitely be coming back!

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m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always. Great food and service. The detail to service is exceptional.

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DT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A spectacular evening while we celebrated a family Birthday. The worldly food options were diverse and some were improvements on well known dishes from places like Germany, Holland and Portugal. The Chef's sample of dutch sausage was lovely and we followed it up with several appetizers including Amsterdamse Bitterballen and Tempura Shrimp. Both were fresh and fabulous. Our party ordered several different dishes including Bahmi Goreng , Jagerschnitzel and Carne Assada. Everyone loved their meals. The service was prompt but not rushed. Wine selection was very good and the prices for the size of glass was better than most restaurants. The evening was capped by a free cheese cake for my wife's birthday which was very thoughtful. It was our first time at Max Resto Lounge but it won't be our last. We hope to soon return to this tucked away neighborhood find.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First visit, I would like to go back, the folks enjoying a 50, had a good time I’m sure it would not be that noisy in the future.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

nice place and very good service but food just average. When I pay good money i want good food.
Shame

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great date night. Delicious food, great drinks, and great service.

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C
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our evening at Max Resto Lounge, from the minute we walked in until we left 2 hours later! My friend and I decided to try the tasting menu and we were both so glad we did! The food and wine pairings were exquisite and we both were blown away by every course that was served to us. Every one of the staff are wonderful and only added to our fantastic evening! Thank you and we will both be back.....we might even bring our husbands next time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. We highly recommend this little gem.

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ET
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found his place by sheer chance, were just looking for something new, something that would give us a spot to catch up while enjoying food. We found just that. Everything we ordered was delicious. Service was great- attentive but not overly disruptive to our dinner. We really enjoy the live music and martinis, of course. Nice atmosphere overall. We will definitely be back

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JE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Both the food and the service were very good.
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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been wanting to get to this restaurant since it opened well over a year ago. I finally went with a friend and it was absolutely wonderful. From the moment we were greeted at the door to being escorted to our table the service remained outstanding. Our server was charming and with a good knowledge of food and wine. WE weren't rushed at all. We chose the tasting menu which was not only great value given the wine pairing, but each of the five courses was perfect. There is a solo singer on any given night which makes for nice, light background music. The restaurant is not downtown, making it easy to get to without traffic and there is lots of free parking. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Book it now!

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

My wife's meal was two appetizers that were outstanding. She raved about her meal & indicated it was one of the best she'd had in years.
I had a jagermister snitzel that was paper thin and over cooked. I could not cut it without tearing the remaining portion of meat on my plate, however the mushroom sauce and vegetables were very well done.
The staff and ambiance were delightful. My wife would like to bring our entire family there for dinner and will recommend all her airline friends.
I on the other side was disappointed by the meal and not sure I'd return. Maybe I should have sent my plate back & started over. The environment was most enjoyable for an anniversary dinner.

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D
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good overall. Only issue was that we had a table for two which was very small

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KK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We have been to Max Resto 4 times. The first time was for our anniversary and Sara was singing. Her beautiful voice and soft tunes was perfect for this restaurant. It was excellent food and perfect music for our evening. We brought friends with us on a recent Saturday night hoping for the same experience to have quiet conversation with our friends. The food was excellent as usual and service was great as well. The problem was the music, Peter Marino. It was too loud for dinner music and we could barely communicate with our friends and we weren't even close to the music. The music was similar to wedding reception/ dance . People were yelling and cheering and dancing, which would be appropriate for a bar , but was very annoying for a nice dinner out with friends.
We will make sure if we return that we come on the nights that Sara is singing. We were unhappy that our friends did not enjoy the evening as it was their first time at Max Resto.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My first time the food is very good the service is excellent the music is great overall very good

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MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful local restaurant- great ambiance - feels intimate and like coming home to friends!

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CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been many times and always entertain guests there. Gabriella the waitress is amazing and makes the experience wonderful. She always remembers you and what they like.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We dine here frequently and are never disappointed. The shared appetizer sampler was great and I enjoyed the jambalaya. We were offered a Cabernet Sauvignon recommended by one of our servers and it was excellent.

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m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always , . . Great evening. Service exceptional!

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience. The entire team were outstanding. This will be a regular spot for me.

Made the birthday celebration fantastic.

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We booked here for our Twentieth Wedding Anniversary Date Night based on Trip Advisor Reviews and were very impressed with the overall experience. The service was spot on, not in your face but there when you wanted it. The food was excellent and there was live music which created a great ambiance. I would definitely recommend a visit for special occasions. It will be our new go to place for date night.

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