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181 Duane St, New York City, NY 10013 (Greenwich and Hudson)
(212) 966-5939
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Good for:
Home Style

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Friendly Service

Everything was delicious. We had pizza, chicken in lemon sauce and the skirt steak which was especially tender and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Forest Hills, New York
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Forest Hills, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Everything was delicious. We had pizza, chicken in lemon sauce and the skirt steak which was especially tender and tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been coming to this gorgeous neighbourhood restaurant every time we visit New York from London. I made a reservation for 4 on Opentable for new years eve months in advance. When we arrived we were welcomed back by the manageress who told us she didn't have a table in the main part of the cosy restaurant with all the other... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took my daughter to dinner after moving her into her apartment..what a great spot! Delicious food, dark and mysterious vibe, terrific service and not expensive! I would highly recommend this local eatery!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This looks like a small business restaurant; food tasted great, fairly priced. Personnel was professional and accomodating (we are a little bit complicated at restaurants...). Good wine selection for a small restaurant, again, fairly priced. One little thing: we were "offered" coffe and it showed up on the menu. But this detail will not impede me from strongly recommending Max.

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Springboro, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Perfect for our girls day out in NYC. It's very cute inside and staff are really nice. We recharged phones over lunch. I had the frisée chicken salad with avocado and apple and lemon dressing - amazing. My friend had the caprese sandwich and also loved it. Would go back!

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14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

In tribeca with the food I enjoy. Humble food done well. Fettuccine with maxs meat sauce is a great example. Superb for kids too, just ask for the kids size.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A friend recommended Max's in Tribecca and it was delicious and only like $11 bucks for a filling, home made pasta dish. The spaghetti itself was definately home made and the lamb ragu sauce was unreal and complex in flavor. Really a diamond in the rough. A no brainer if you want top quality fresh pasta and at a reasonable... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were out walking today and just happened to stumble across this. I had the best mushroom pizza ever!! My husband had the most delicious pasta with meatballs. The staff was great and friendly. The mushroom pizza wasn't actually on the menu but they happily made it for me. Great price point especially for New York. What a great find!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Max is small. It's a long narrow space with a few tables in a window in front of the bar, some tables on the ground floor and a few more on a raised loft. The food is homey and always good. They made me remember why I like pan seared cod fish. There are some staple menu items like Mom's... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If porcini ravioli is something you would ever consider ordering, then order that at Max. Between me and my boyfriend we have gotten it dozens of times. Delicious. The beet and goat cheese salad is great. Other pastas and various items on the specials menu that I've had were very good. Anchovies can be a bit too salty, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Duane St, New York City, NY 10013
    (Greenwich and Hudson)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
  • Neighborhood: TriBeCa
  • Phone Number: (212) 966-5939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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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?

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Neighborhood Profile
What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighborhood filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes place here every year. TriBeCa is a great place to take a leisurely stroll before stopping into one of the many local restaurants or bars for a satisfying meal and cocktail. You’ll see families out for an afternoon walk, and don’t be surprised to come up with the occasional celebrity sighting. With such a great vibe, many of the city’s most famous residents call this neighborhood home.
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