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MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4.6
4.6
2261 Reviews
$30 and under
American

At MAX’s Wine Dive it’s all about the EXPERIENCE.
We’re passionate about food and wine – just like you! We pride ourselves on bringing you gourmet comfort food made from the highest-quality local ingredients in an exciting and unique atmosphere. In addition, we price our wines on a retail model – you can find amazing wines from around the world at the most competitive prices in town – and then take some home with you!

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 11:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 15:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00
    Sun 16:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 880-8737

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Off-site and private event catering is available. click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/catering_private-dining/index.php. We love bringing the gourmet comfort food to you!

  • Private party facilities

    While Wine Dive Houston is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 880-8737

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross Street

    Shepherd

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.

  • Entertainment

    MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Brunch

  • Houston

    Brunch

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  1. MM

    MeMe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I think the soda drinks should cost less around $1.50 or $2 if you only given me a can soda, unless it's refills. You charging for everything else at a mid to high cost. More appetizers options.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and cooks!!! The food is always at its great standard !!!!! We did a surprise birthday gathering for my girlfriend!!!! She lives the fried chicken and it was cooked to perfection like always…. The prices are outstanding !!! We will return. P.s the wine selection is top notch.

  3. Y

    Yanna

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This place was great the food was amazing. The place it’s self was small but very intimate. Great place for a date.

  4. a

    angelak

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. Will definitely go back

  5. GT

    GregT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was great. Service was a bit chaotic. Many restaurants have bars but this whole restaurant was dominated by the bar. We prefer they be separated a bit.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    The waitress was horrible!! I’ve been here on two occasions and the 3rd time I brought my mom for Mother’s Day and my daughters and the service was horrible !!!

  7. RT

    RayT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    The food was below standard compared to my experience at the fairview location. Not sure if the cooks are different or if they're cutting corners on prep. The beef short-rib literally had no flavor. Tasted like it was braised in water by itself. The pork chop was dry/overcooked/salty af. Lastly, we were sat at a table in the rear that had no leg room. Our waitress was lovely and the drinks were ok, but I came for some good food.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered the French toast it was so good, the cheese burger and the shrimp and grits everything was so good!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Manning was very nice and provided great customer service

  10. KE

    KrisE

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food and service were both good.

  11. s

    sunnya305

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food were amazing. I had the steak and eggs (poached) and the jalapeño grits. Let's say, there was nothing left. It was simply amazing. I wish they will reopen in Dallas, because I was frequent visitor to that location. You can't go wrong with brunch at Max's.

  12. NJ

    NaomiJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. Loved the deviled eggs. Wait staff was outstanding. A great place for our Annual Mother's Day Brunch.

  13. D

    Dominique

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server Kai was great. The food was good. Unfortunately we found out at the end of our meal that an unused gift card was "expired" because they moved to a new system and didn't transfer any info. So basically any card more than any 12 months old was useless. This is particularly upsetting given that prior to that we were in quarantine so I hadn't been to the restaurant in over 2 years. The food and service was great but a $8.60 credit doesn't compensate for a $50 gift card. Extremely disappointed.

  14. R

    Roshiro

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Max's Wine Dive has always been my favorite, I have been to all the locations. I am from Dallas so when they closed that location it broke my heart. Love the food and the vibe.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always on point! My husband and I love the smothered lobster dish!!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was wonderful! There was a woman(presumably the owner) who checked in on me every so often and she was so kind and welcoming. The music was great, the drinks are amazing!

  17. JA

    JasonA

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal and service! The aroncini fried chicken is amazing!

  18. E

    Eddie

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great visit!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    I’m a regular here but last night I was disappointed. Had a reservation for 7:30 and after about 20 minutes and 3-4 waiters passing out table, we stopped someone and asked if they could serve us or find our server. The food was not good, and we never got asked if we wanted more to drink. I’m extremely disappointed this time.

  20. OM

    OttoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gluten-free fried chicken!!!! It’s delicious and hard to find!

  21. WS

    WendySpurt

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Need more beer options and some hard liquor

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn't wait to get back in the building. Great service was provided and the food was great!

  23. JL

    JLBEE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere had a nice vibe and the food and service were outstanding!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good. Location was kind of small.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I assumed this was going to be a quiet experience for my husband and I. But this restaurant is loud and energetic and not so much for a quiet and romantic dinner. The food and service was great! Next time, I’ll have to go back with some girlfriends.

  26. AO

    AlexanderO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was phenomenal and our server Tine was amazing!!

  27. b

    brandonp

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food

  28. CG

    CourtneyG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Good experience overall!

  29. TR

    ThaddeusR

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had to bring my girl here to experience the famous fried chicken and she enjoyed it

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and atmosphere the staff was awesome! The food came out pretty fast and the order was correct. No issues, we will definitely return!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a great time. Food and atmosphere was great. Our waiter took care of us so well.

  32. BP

    BrianishaP

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I brought my husband here for the first time and he was not pleased. The service was poor as we had to wait awhile before getting served and drinks. The waiter walked passed us several times and my husband had to track him every time to come to the table. He kept getting the order of drinks wrong as well. It was not a pleasant visit

  33. L

    Lonnie

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Seated promptly for reservation, server was extremely attentive, and the ambiance was nice.

  34. TR

    TRACEYW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always appetizers and food came out very fast . Impressed being it was really busy for a Sunday brunch and a crowd

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    It was a rainy night but It was really really really cold, uncomfortably cold. It wasn’t that busy but the food took a really long time. Service was ok. The food itself was really good. I would def try again. A lot of people recommended it to us.

  36. SS

    SShoe

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great fried chicken. A couple pieces on 2 separate plates at our table were dark and a bit overcooked. Potatoes were good. Greens are alright… Gets a bit loud inside, but overall good atmosphere.

  37. DE

    DrEd

    Houston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The H-Town on the Fried Chicken was outstanding and was just the right amount of spice and kick that we enjoy. The coleslaw was great with the spicy heat of the H-Town Fired Chicken and is a must to complement this entree.

  38. C

    Coco

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great everything!! Food, service, waitress, drinks

  39. KT

    KevinT

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Really want a certain item from the menu and they didn’t have it. This was the second time that as happened. I don’t know if it’s because the last two time I went late but I’m really upset about it. I still love this place but I will go early from now on

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I come all the time love this place

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. using the Order Online button. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 880-8737.

MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave. is rated 4.6 stars by 2261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for MAX's Wine Dive Houston - Washington Ave.

4720 Washington Ave., Ste. B Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Shepherd

  • Area

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 11:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 15:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00
    Sun 16:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Metro has stops in the area, and the Washington Wave jitney service makes stops at the Wine Dive as well.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    MAX’s Wine Dive features a jukebox with Texas-influenced classic rock and old favorites to help create the perfect atmosphere.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 880-8737

  • Catering

    Off-site and private event catering is available. click here for more information, http://www.maxswinedive.com/houston/catering_private-dining/index.php. We love bringing the gourmet comfort food to you!

  • Private party facilities

    While Wine Dive Houston is a smaller-than-most restaurant and doesn’t have a private room, we can accommodate cocktail-style events. And on certain nights, portions of the dining area (or even the entire restaurant) can be dedicated to private events.

  • Private party contact

    kdahlberg@lascoent.com: (713) 880-8737

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