Max
181 Duane St.
(bet. Greenwich and Staple)
212-966-5939
max-ny.com
Italian
Casual


A sister to the original on Avenue B, Max Tribeca is an affordable alternative to the area’s many high-end Italian restaurants. The menu is rich with classics such as lasagna and “Mom’s meat loaf.”

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2 Comments

  1. If you’re looking for a place to take a client or even to just grab a decent Italian lunch, I would go next door.

    I went here with a work colleague for lunch, since Max’s is relatively close to WTC. We try out several restaurants in the area and both the food and the service had to be among the worst, especially when compared to neighboring restaurants such as Gigino Trattoria and Roc. I ordered the special, which was a sundried tomato pasta with goat cheese in a pesto and arugula sauce. We waited over 30 minutes for the dish (which on a business lunch isn’t the best). There were maybe four raviolis on the plate, covered in a chunky green sauce with nuts on top. If the poor presentation was the worst of it, things would have been fine, but the taste was absolutely terrible. I asked the waitress if I could send it back and have what my colleague was having. The manager came to speak with our table and said that nothing was wrong with the dish and that we would be charged full-price in addition to whatever else we ordered. Needless to say, my colleague asked for his to go and we left.

  2. I’ve also had 2 bad experiences there (we let the first one go, on the reasoning that any establishment can have an off night) but we won’t go there again – the service is poor, the food is too variable and there are too many fare more decent other places to go!

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