Max Resto Lounge

4.5
292 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
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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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Two members of our party had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was excellent and a good quantity, added bonus was the reduced cost for the Burlington Taste. All members enjoyed their meals

SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our experience at Max Resto Lounge! We did the tasting menu along with the wine selection and enjoyed every dish and every wine. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and timed our service perfectly. The singer/guitarist was a wonderful addition to the ambiance. We would definitely go back!

EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing salmon!!! Beautiful singer and guitar music - but not too loud so it was perfect! Lovely ambiance and personal service.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always , great food and service. The music was very enjoyable , and an over all wonderful evening.
My friend and I both had the pasta special which was delicious and a nice serving. Service was attentive .

VM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love to visit Max Resto. always met with a friendly face, food excellent and service is top notch. Dinners are wonderful and lunch is a great place to take friends for food and good conversations.

FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is always great and service is outstanding.
Definitely would recommend this spot to anyone.

BM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We go for dinner here regularly. Barry and his team delivered as always.
Tasting menu w/wine is the way to go! Love trying out small tasting of what is available or in season.
Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently moved to Burlington and discovered Max Resto Lounge as our new Favourite restaurant. We love live music, great food, a good atmosphere - Max Resto Lounge never disappoints. We took my parents here for their 60th birthday - The food and service has always been great, we love the variety on the menu, the atmosphere and music is great, and the prices are reasonable. We have told all of our friends in Burlington to check out this restaurant and we love coming here. Compared to other high end restaurants or franchise chains, the value is the best and the staff has always made our experience great! I Highly recommend and looking forward to taking our friends from Ottawa when they are down next week!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and live music- service was exceptional

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Not busy when we arrived so we had our choice of seats. Sasha, our waiter, proceeded to take our drink orders as well as spell out the specials. My wife ordered the pasta with tiger shrimp and I ordered the calimari as I wasn’t very hungry. She really enjoyed her pasta and the sauce with the tiger shrimp was excellent. I’ve had calimari in most places around the globe. This was by far the best I have ever had. I am not an epicure however the wife and I agreed that this is one of our favourite restaurants even though it it about 35 kilometres from home. Added bonus is the singer as entertainment. Nice soft music that doesn’t interfear with your conversation. Don’t tell anyone about this review because it’s our place and I don’t want to have to wait to get in.

j
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Excellent food. We were celebrating our 48th anniversary. Waiter could have been a little more attentive and asked us if we were celebrating anything special. It was rather warm in there. But it was a very hot day. Will return. 😊

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was quite nice. The meals were enjoyable and the live music was a real plus.

VM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch ladies enjoyed the menu and the food we ordered was amazing with lots of compliments on the taste. Prices were in line with lunch menus in town but the food was superior and the ambiance was top notch, we will return again next week for lunch, a unanimous decision, cant wait to try other items on the menu.

LH
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was well prepared and fresh. Menu is varied with some original twists. Enjoyed it a lot. Will return.

ED
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The food is outdated and needs better presentation

B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always had a beautiful meal, and service was great. I had two out of town guests with me and they were both amazed at the care and quality of food , both said they are looking forward to coming back with some of their friends.

Our server was lovely, very friendly and attentive.

We had the tasting menu and we all were really pleased with it.
Definitely a lovely relaxing evening.

RG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well treated on my Birthday. Loved the specials and the service

CV
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our our dinner experience at Max Resto! The Parmesan risotto was amazing and the blackened salmon was wonderful and very good even the next day I had the leftovers!! My husband really enjoyed the samosas and jambalaya!! Highly recommend and the service was awesome too! Next time we will bring our family and friends and eat outside on their patio and listen to the live music which is also piped into the restaurant! Cheers!

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great entertainment and awesome food. Would definitely go again!!!

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 1

I had been once before and quite enjoyed this place, so recommended it for a business dinner. We were seated under the speakers and found it quite loud and made it difficult for conversation for everyone to hear each other. We asked to move and were told we couldn't because others were coming (the table we asked for was never used). When I explained why, I was told that they would turn down the music, which never happened.
We ordered our food and salads came quickly, but the mains took an incredibly long time to arrive after that. I did not time it, but it was at least 45 minutes with no touch point from the server to explain the time it took while we waited. And during that time, no request about further drink orders or offers of additional bread.
Once the food finally arrived, it was delicious, and everyone raved about their meal, although with a 6pm reservation, it was after 8pm by the time we got them so all were extremely hungry too.
I would go back, but would be very specific about where I would sit and definitely make sure I had sufficient time to spend. Was after 9pm by the time we left, without having dessert or coffee.

TK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food & service. Dishes were a tad on the salty side. Nice ambience with live music. Singer was really good too.

SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was tasty but the portions were on the small side. It was cold outside so no one was on the patio.This in turn made the noise level inside a bit to high for my liking.The live music could also be turned down a notch in order to have a casual conversation with my wife instead of saying"pardon me " all night. We all know there's alway one person that's extremely loud. My bad luck was she was sitting at the table next to us. Her laugh was so loud and unlady like her poor husband was cringing at every outburst.So I guess we're not the only ones that were annoyed. When I made the reservation I did advise it was a special anniversary occasion but it wasn't acknowledged by anyone in the establishment. That was really disappointing.
It's always a roll off the dice going somewhere new and this time I crapped out.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We have been customers of Barry and Jane for many years and have always enjoyed the experience.

FD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service.
Awesome experience.
Great for a date night.
Feels like you are in a supper club in NYC.
Go here!

OT
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lost track of how many times we have been here. I guess it’s a lot as the servers recognize us when they see us. We were greeted warmly and made to feel right at home.
One of our favourite items was no longer on the menu but they had it made anyway. Great service!
My cocktail was a little late and they covered it for us. The food was great as always.
Complimentary dessert was the “icing on the cake!”
The live music is always a plus, Shame more places don’t do it.
We’ll be back- again and again.

SO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Always love it when Sarah Mills is playing! As always, great food!

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been enjoying Max Resto lounge for many years now! We find the staff very helpful and
pleasant. The owner Barry, is always there with a hug for his known customers and it makes us feel like we are at home.
They have great entertainment pretty much nightly and always special times for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc.
I recommend this restaurant highly, you won’t be disappointed.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was outstanding. Food incredible. Cocktails yummy. Fantastic evening

N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed lunch very much. The food was very good, server was excellent and would return.

RG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again, Max surprises and delights. Their value cannot be beat. A diverse menu offers something for everyone. They seamlessly deal with diet restrictions and deliver big on taste.

JD
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our third visit to Max Resto and the food and service were excellent! Dishes came out in a reasonable time frame, hot and tasty . I would recommend this bistro to anyone

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu is excellent. Everything we had was prepared to perfection.

GK
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always phenomenal food and service here! One of our favourite restaurants in Burlington.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Great variety. Reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here a few months back for my daughter’s Confirmation and were thoroughly impressed. The food, the service, the live music - all fantastic. So when the chance came to take our cousin out for her birthday we immediately returned here. We arrived early and sat at the bar. Bartender was friendly and very attentive.

Once seated, the waitress and food did not disappoint. It was just as good as the first time we visited.

This will be our regular spot moving forward.

NIce job to Max and his team.

I
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an absolutely wonderful evening! Food was excellent. Staff very friendly and inviting! Sarah the singer was delightful.
Highly recommend

1
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My second time to Max Resto. The service was excellent. A couple of negatives. One I went to their website and had already decided on my entree before arriving only to find that the website menu had not been updated in months. Second the entertainer had been either over served or really should not have been performing. He didn't know the words to songs and a couple of times started to sing a song that didn't match the music.

KW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wonderfully varied menu .. little pricey but service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed.

DH
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time and really enjoyed it. Really unique and varied menu which I liked. We had Russian and Indonesian main courses and a really great appetizer sampler.
Ambience was great and even with live music it will really muted creating a lovely atmosphere for a really enjoyable meal with my better half.

LR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner at Max's and the service is always outstanding. We are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Barry and Gabby for a wonder evening out!!

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