So Max Downtown is a super steakhouse. Never a bad meal, breathtaking sides, and a world-class wine list. The desserts don't get enough credit.
After a lovely meal (which I'll attend to later) my wife and I tried the Salted Caramel Baked Alaska.The confection came out with perfectly browned swirls of meringue and tempting drizzles of chocolate syrup. Inside, a lovely ball of ice cream surrounded a generous, gooey heart of caramel. All this atop a chocolate crumb base. Big enough for two to split, without a territorial fight.
The main meal? My wife ordered the 9-ounce hanger steak. Perfectly done, with a generous helping of grilled brussels sprouts substituted for fries and a fine taste of fresh salad. She took home enough for the next day's dinner.
My 10-ounce chunk of halibut came perfectly grilled, moist and tender inside. It over a perfectly lemoned combination of barley, beans, and other vegetable goodies. The excellent halibut got overshadowed by the "side."
Our waiter was nicely attentive but not hovering, and the complimentary parking had our car ready as we exited the restaurant. We tipped the attendant basically the cost of a parking garage nearby--and had zero walk to the car.
Yeah, Max Downtown is pricey. It's a bargain, considering the quality of food, the care and precision of service, and the total convenience.
We'll be back soon, perhaps with help to share the costly 40-ounce signature steak, a plethora of outstanding sides, and a couple of baked Alaskas.
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