I was traveling on business in the Monterey area and tried Max's Grill. The food and service were excellent. They have a 3-course meal for $25, which includes a starter (I had spinach, blue cheese and walnut salad), a main course (I had the pot roast, which was $2 more and worth the extra) and either a dessert or glass of wine (I had the mango soufflé). Everything was so good. The portions were good size. The server was very good, although it was a Wednesday evening at 5:30 and not very busy. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit again who in the area.