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Max Chophouse

4.7
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53 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse

Max Chophouse in Rochester, New York, is an intimate steakhouse that strives to provide a lively, friendly atmosphere and a satisfying meal for every diner. Patrons can enjoy dinner at the bar, or have a cozy dinner in the dining area, where they’ll be treated to attentive service and delicious American cuisine.

The menu at Max Chophouse features something for everyone. Casual diners will love Max Chophouse’s signature burger, but the real stars are the “Chophouse Favorites”, including dishes such as seared duck breast and Canadian lobster tails. Try a delicious surf and turf meal with one of the house steak sauces, or give the roasted salmon a try for a gourmet meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Truly from start to finish. Thankyou Lynn for making my husband’s birthday special! Usually when we go to a steak house the other entrees pale in comparison but not here. I had a striped bass that I will remember for a while.... and the cowboy steak my husband had could stand toe to toe with any we’ve had around the country in our travels from Southern California to Chicago. Blown away.

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TimR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We celebrated our anniversary. Great food great service. Can’t wait to go back

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Phark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was recommended this place by a friend, the food was outstanding. You get what you pay for, it is not cheap, but the cuts of meat are A plus. Natalie the waitress was very attentive. I will be back!

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Fairportchowhound
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service! Haven't been in a few years, but will return soon.

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vipMichelinReviews
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Smart restaurant with very nice ambiance. Appetizers were very good while our steak was a medium well, not medium as we ordered. I was disappointed that my date was not served first with the app or the main course (ladies first!) Secondly, specials should always have the price included with the description. I ate at Mortons the week before... not on the same level.

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vipMike
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great food. Awesome staff!

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SusanCW
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a Wednesday night at 6:30; that combined with COVID seating provided a quiet venue where we could converse without shouting at each other. Our server was friendly and attentive. Salads were crisp and fresh. We both had steaks, which were very good, cooked as we ordered but we did have to swap once we realized I was served the medium and my husband the medium rare. That happens often, everywhere. The broccolini was delicious but swimming in butter; if I return to Max's, I will know to ask when ordering if vegetables can be served without. We didn't order dessert.

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vipDeborahH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully accommodating. Will definitely return.

Max Chophouse
Responded on 25 August 2020

Hi Deborah! Thank you very much for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We look forward to you joining us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service is always good.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/bartender Donny, was fantastic! He is a excellent bartender!

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vipCathy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as usual. Server did a good job as well. Also happy to see they were following COVID rules.

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vipSusanT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent ))

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LizM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Wonderful service!

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LindseyC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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Aliyah
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dining here with my husband for our Anniversary. The food and service were awesome. I ordered the steak frites and my husband ordered the strip steak. Both were excellent. We also got Mac and cheese which was out of this world and the smoothest mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. The servers made sure to acknowledge that it was our anniversary which we really appreciated. We will definitely visit Max’s again.

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and the staff were wonderful. The bartender even came to the table to ask how are cocktails were. Manager also checked to see how everything was. Highly recommend!

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DanielM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was fantastic. Overall a great experience.

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KrystalR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We both had the specials. Scallops and pork belly over sweet potato hash tasted amazing! Waygu steak was perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary here. The ribeye was excellent and the fillet was excellent as well.

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MCGS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was fantastic, steak was cooked perfectly.

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ShelS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my favorite romantic restaurant. Loved the food, ambiance and staff!! I went for my 50th bday.

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vipDrJ58
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food but overpriced

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davidm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. A bit crowded and noisy but we'd go back.

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KareemB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond to show us a great time. This was my wife and I's second visit to Max. We have been blown away by the quality of food and service both times. We can't think of a better place to spend this kind of money for a steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal!!!

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Teagan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service! We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal!

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phunwin
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Max is one of my favorite places in Rochester. A better steak you will not find.

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LoriL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end, top notch quality! Food and service was amazing! My only complaint is this place is not easy to find, the strip plaza it’s in is very dark and there was not enough lights in the parking lot. The main entrance door is blacked out which gives the impression of a closed business.

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FionaG86
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. I had the scallops and was pleasantly surprised by how perfectly prepared they were. The rest of my party ordered filets and judging by their oohs and aahhs, seemed to also enjoy their dinner. Don’t let the location fool you. This is a real deal gem!

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Sad to review like this but $200 is a lot of money to spend on an experience like we had tonight... Bartender was excellent and perfect.. Then we sat at our table... Very first thing? Offered "rationed" bread.. We then ordered our apps and entrees , apps arrived timely enough--Roasted Beet Salad and Shrimp Cocktail tasted exceptional! Entrees were another story altogether; mine arrived first but was way under salted and no one even asked how it was... then we waited and waited and waited for my husbands entree, his steak, which finally arrived--without his side, so then we waited another 5ish minutes at least for his frites which arrived unapologetically even later and soggy. No apologies, no explanation, for the wait. So we cut our losses, asked for the check, and left. Next time, if we decide to go back, we will be sure to sit at the bar where the service matches the price scale.

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DanN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When I make the online reservation, I stated I wanted to be seated in the back of the restaurant. The front bar area can be noisy and cold. When we arrived, the hostess took us to the bar area. I took her I requested the back area and she stated there was nothing she could do. I noticed throughout the evening that there where open tables in the back area. Food and service was very good but I felt our seating requests should have been honored.

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HollyB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal, as always. Although we had reservations, we had to wait close to 1 hour for our table (due to other customers lingering). The staff customer service was flawless. They continually kept us updated and bought us several drinks. Great service recovery!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Steakhouse menu enhanced by some very elegant seafood options. Service is proper without being pretentious, the wine list offers some marquee choices along with some hidden gems.

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KaileyB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had. The specials were so creative, we can't wait to go back and try more dishes.

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Dave
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at Max's. As always, superb service and excellent food.

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Dinner we have had in a long time. Great service, food and atmosphere. Max chop house is a must dine in as they are a top level steak house in Rochester NY

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vipSusanT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening . Great food and service.
Will return very soon

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RichN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My first visit at Max Chophouse was a good one. We had reservations which were met on time. The steak tartar was fresh and delicious, and the steak we ordered was cooked perfectly how we ordered it. The NY strip with truffle butter on the side was incredibly tasteful and very large. The filet was perfect as well. Constant water service and attentive waitress but not over attentive; a good balance. Dim atmosphere, family style seating with a small space as a separation, but still felt by ourselves which was nice but social at the same time. This place seems to get good business by just being known, or word of mouth. The store front is not much to behold, and at night could barely see where to turn into the parking lot in front. We ended dinner off with a little espresso which was quite good. The bill we gave two cards and told her to split evenly which she seemed to charge me twice then refund me and never told me, which annoys me. Other that this, we had a good time. We talked with the couple we came with for a while after we were done and didn’t get rushed out at all. Coat check available and great bar with wine selection as well.

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Typical
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service left something to be desired but the food was great. The menu is limited so picky eaters may want to check it before going, but both meals we got were great.

FAQs

Max Chophouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 271-3510.

Max Chophouse is rated 4.7 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.