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Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

Nnice and diverse menu. Good locally sourced products, well prepared and very nicely presented. Very friendly service, beautiful spacious room centrally located in the old town. Not cheap but still acceptable. A good address, clearly on step (or two) above the average local restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Fantastic quality local saxonian cuisine. An interesting menu with lots of quality local produced meats/vegetables/fish/.Well prepared,professionally waited and very friendly attentive service with two courses of amuse geule of the highest quality

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

We decided to go and have Lunch during a daily trip in Leipzig to Max Enk "Max Enk" is a restaurant that, on the paper, it looks super fine but actually your experience will be different accordingly to your own taste and idea of passing...some good time with some food We ordered 4 different dishes between Appetisers, 1st and 2nd courses, plus a small kiss from the kitchen, as they called it. All this for a bit less than 100€ Well if you are looking for quantity ... surely is not your restaurant If you are looking to some extravagant food presentation, it might be cool to see some of the dished the house is proposing But if you are looking for some good combination of food elements in your plat !?! Well ... is not your case either The dishes are characterised by a very minimalistic presence of the food that you are ordering and willing to eat However you will find a lot of green flowerish topping, that are really not matching with any flavour of the rest of the foods elements on the plat. At first the presentation it looks good, but if I have to be honest the most good things I ate in this restaurant it was the small kiss from the kitchen ( mustard sauce touch at the base, with above couscous and a meet ball laid on top, without forgetting some flower... of course ) The service it looks at 1st pretty cool but very slow in the reality and no English ... So if you are not speaking very well German Not your restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 May 2020 via mobile

The main problem wasn’t even that the meat was old. It was the whole place. Designed for people who proudly sport all over prints and who want to show that they have a bit of money. The food is bland and boring. There is literally...no taste just texture. If you enjoy sitting in a room with people straight from a bad TV show portraying the rich and famous and eat the most boring food you can imagine then this is the place for you. Otherwise MC Donalds is the better choice. It is actually hilarious. Imagine a movie that is so bad it actually is good in an entertaining way.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Visited here with group of friends for business dinner, excellent choice. Food was superb, service faultless, friendliness made me feel like a regular. Food quality impeccable, maybe limited choice, but what they have is just great

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019

Fantastic food, amazing location, the patio in the summer is amazing for lunch or dinner. Business or pleasure, great place to spend enjoyable hours

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Really extraordinary location/interiors! A fantastic combination of old building and modern interiors. Very tasty food! We had fish tartar and a variety of mozzarella as starters. Really good and done with a different twist - in a positive way. For main we had asparagus with...accessories. Not as unexpected and interesting as the starters, yet very tasty, served in a traditional way. Knowledgeable staff and friendly service. Very good value for money, 139 euros for two, including pre-drinks and wine.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 23 June 2019

Much enjoyed returning to this lovely restaurant after many years. As before the quality of the food was excellent. We had a delicious lunch in the open air in a comfortable setting and service was very good.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 19 May 2019

We enjoyed our dinner at Max Enk. Well prepared and skilfull cooking. The dining room is modern and spacious - a bit cold in design. The acoustics are not so good, the noise from happy eaters amplify too well in this huge room with all...too little textiles to lower the sound level. Contrary to the modern room, cooking is surprisingly "old fashioned", with traditional dishes like tartar steak, calfs liver, pan fried fish etc. Not so inventive, but well prepared and with fresh and fine ingredients. The lobster bisque was delicious. So was both the fish and the calf's liver, the latter served in classic German style with onions and apples. Adding to the "old" feeling is finding a 100 year old Escoffier recipe on the menu: Crêpes Suzette. Not often seen these days. Prepared directly at the dining table it is a genuine food show stopper... (see pictures). Always nice with some Grand Marnier going up in flames! Comprehensive wine list. Max Enk is not cheap, but have fair prices for the level of cooking. Recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 29 April 2019

The zucchini soup was outstanding, the pulpo was tasty (but more a 'degustationsportion' than an Hors d'oeuvres), and the lamb carre was succulent. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Possibly the highest quality cuisine in Leipzig.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Max Enk is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5