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Max Chophouse

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1456 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-1008
+1 585-271-3510
22:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Wed 22:00 - 17:30
Thu 23:00 - 17:30
Fri 23:00 - 16:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the most stylish or trendy restaurant in town, but there's no better steak in Rochester than this Old World classic. The service is excellent, the drinks generously poured, and the food is excellent down to the smallest detail.

Thank Charlie O
St. Moritz, Switzerland
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

What an awesome place this is. Went there on a saturday night, reservation strongly recommended. Their drinks are really good, the bar has basically everything you could want. The place is a little tight but we got a great table for 6. The chef/ kitchen staff are absolutely on top of their game. The oysters were unbelievable (and i dont... More 

Thank Norm T
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Walked in to a TINY place with no waiting area. The bar is small and is not a place to enjoy a cocktail or two before dinner if that is what you are looking for. It took 10 minutes to even get the bartender to even look at us and then 10 minutes to make 4 drinks.. Waitstaff never brought... More 

Thank sharonran
Penfield, New York
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333 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Max's Chophouse came highly recommended so my husband and I tried it. We looked forward to the best steak - but didn't happen. Max's is a small place, mellow, loungy atmosphere. There is a good size bar. We were promptly seated. Our server was very good, made us feel welcomed, highlighted things on the menu, shared the evening's specials. We... More 

Thank B_in_Penfield
Fairport, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Food and service are excellent. Great steaks, oysters, pomme fritte and cocktails. One of our favorite restaurants in Rochester. Would recommend it to all of our friends and family. We've been going to Max's for 10 years and continue to love it and enjoy our dinners there.

Thank Mindy1956
Rochester, New York, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Well, the food was good, the service was good, too; but there are a lot of restaurants in Rochester, NY, where the food and the service are good or better. Add to this, there is a decided lack of ambiance. The ceiling tiles over our heads were ascew; the light was out. Our waitress told us it was "romantic". The... More 

1 Thank Linda V
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is the best I've eaten in Rochester, so far. I am an out-of-towner who comes to Rochester to visit my son once or twice a year. We have made the rounds of the best restaurants in town, but this one comes out on top. It is a steakhouse, and we had the Cowboy Steak, an incredibly tasty and tender... More 

Thank Petronius X
Queretaro City, Mexico
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187 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Chophouse is small. Reservations are suggested. Inside there are tables along one wall and a “back room” that holds about four tables. It is at the end of the bar and not really separated from the front of the restaurant. The wall behind the tables is covered with mirrors. The mirrors are hung at the height perfect for a... More 

Thank mcahill6912
Upstate, NY
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Absolutely tremendous food. The prices are high, in line with upscale restaurants, but well worth it. This was one of those dinners where you are raving after every bite. Service was prompt, attentive and professional. Highly recommend.

Thank thePguy
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Was there for dinner on a Saturday. The maitre di told us to seat ourselves, and overall, they weren't very welcoming to us. The waitress did not seem to care if we were there or not. We ordered drinks which came fairly quickly. The bread man passed out one roll for each of us. I ordered the wedge salad and... More 

Thank Molly C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
23:00 - 17:30
23:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1456 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-1008
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-3510

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?