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“Friendly service and great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Chez Max

Restaurant Chez Max
13, av AA Thevenet | Magenta, 51530 Epernay, France
+33 (0)3 26 55 23 59
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Ranked #3 of 60 Restaurants in Epernay
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Healthy
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a french traditional restaurant. We change our menus each week according seasons local products. You will be received by a team of professionals in a convivial ambiance without device nor spangle, in any simplicity and sincerity there.
London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Friendly service and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was a great restaurant - unassuming and giving it away with the neon sign - you will be surprised what you find inside - great food, friendly staff and a welcome feel

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant might not look like much at first glance, but it is charming, the food is exceptional, the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and unpretentious, and it is overall excellent value.

My mother and I had lunch here after a champagne tour. We did not know what to expect as it was recommended by our tour guide and he made the reservation for us (a reservation is highly recommended as we saw many patrons turned away as there were no free tables). We were so pleasantly surprised.

The food is hearty, homely and delicious, and exactly what we felt like in December. We had the quiche fromage and voul-e-veunt for entrees and the veal stew and asiatic fish for mains. I did not know that such simple food could taste so wonderful. The wine recommendation was excellent - the nicest red wine we had during our travels (see photo). We finished with a dessert and a cheese plate.

The waiter had been told by our tour guide that we were visiting one of the big champagne houses afterwards, and without prompting, at the end of our meal he brought over a map and marked out the route for us. Truly the most exceptional service.

If you are in Epernay, you must eat here. You won't regret it!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delightful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Chez max, with Franck the maitre'd giving excellent service. The food was delicious, especially the foie gras entree and creme brûlée desert!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Authentic Champenoise cuisine (and hours)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

After 6 of us decided to visit the Champagne region for the weekend, I was recommended to visit this restaurant for lunch on Saturday.

Given the reviews on TripAdvisor, I did not hesitate.

To be honest, we were late. The restaurant was kind to honor our reservation despite that. The takeway: don't arrive too late. Epernay is not a big city, please adjust your time for lunch and dinner.

The food was great! Very interesting. Several of us got to eat something we never had before.

"Gâteau de foie blond au Ratafia" and "Hure de filet de Truite persillée, gribiche" are really interesting.

The cheese trolley was very tasty with a "Brie de Meaux d'Epernay" :-).

The decor isn't great but the cuisine definitely makes it worth visiting.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Epernay, France
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“Magnifique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Just returned from a lovely evening at Chez Max. Frank as charming, helpful and attentive as everyone has said. Delicious 3 course meal as good as any we have had in France. Make sure you try it - unpretentious, friendly and delicious

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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