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181 Duane St, New York City, NY 10013 (Manhattan)
(212) 966-5939
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Ranked #3,757 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $40
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Greenwich and Hudson
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Towson, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went there last Friday evening - 4 adults, 1 child, and an infant. The place is 'intimate', that is small, but in a good way. Good Italian fare. Interesting specials - I had the Gnocchi which was quite good and more than I could eat. Wait staff was accommodating, friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Max

Address: 181 Duane St, New York City, NY 10013
Phone Number: (212) 966-5939
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40

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