We had an oustanding evening. All I can say is that we had amazing food and drink and probably the best service we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Staff welcomed us, truly appreciated our business and actually seemed to enjoy what they do and who they work for. Owners were out and about, talking and laughing with customers...it was as if everybody knew your name. Congratulations to Maxwells for doing it as it should be done. Everybody should try this restaurant...this is the type of family run business that everybody should support...can't wait to go back mid-week for their 3 course dinner for $29.99.
Pros: Service & Food
This is a very nice restaurant, I really liked the food and the environment. Lunch or dinner, it doesn't matter. It is always good.
I brought a party of five friends to Maxwell's after hearing great things about the restaurant from a colleague. We were greeted warmly, and seated promptly at a great table in the back. Our server was friendly and accessible, answering all of our questions and even suggesting some delicious cocktails! The menu had something to suit all of our tastes, and even my vegetarian friend had several options. We were also thrilled by the extensive wine list, which the owner personally helped us navigate. The food was amazing! In addition, the exceptional ambiance, service, and quality made it a night that we will all remember fondly! We hope to return soon!
Pros: Makes everyone feel like a VIP!
Cons: Wish I could've tried everything!
We had heard wonderful things about Maxwells from friends and decided to try it for ourselves.
You would never know from the outside just how elegant & relaxed the interior is.
The service staff was very friendly & extremely knowledgeable about the dishes and the wine/cocktail menu which was very unique, delicious drinks that you've never seen elsewhere.
The menu had a wonderful combination of items with an Asian flair.
We ordered the Risotto cake & Pho Max soup appetizers that were perfect. Can't wait to have them again.
For dinner we ordered the Rib Eye and the Gnocchi plate. They were phenomenal. Totally handmade.
The service was wonderful, very relaxed & very attentive.
We left there feeling like we celebrated a special occasion. The chef, Mitch stopped by to say hello and chat for a bit which was a nice touch.
We will definitely return and recommend to friends and family.
You now have a dedicated customer.
I took an out of town colleague here on Thursday night. I had made reservations and we were seated promptly upon arrival. You wouldn't know it from the outside, but this restaurant is beautiful on the inside. Their wine list is fantastic and the waitor was very accomodating and friendly. Attentive but not pushy. OUr appetizers (eggplant and a mushroom risotto cake) were probably some of the best I've ever had. The mushroom risotto cake takes the award for best out of the two. I had their lobster, black truffle gnocchi and it was one of the tastiest pasta dishes I have ever had. My husband had the filet and he said it rivaled his favorite steakhouse in Las Vegas (where the steak is over $100). The creme brulee at the end was the perfect finish to an outstanding meal. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates a good meal and isn't afraid to pay for it.
Everyone in my party of five really enjoyed our dining experience at Maxwell's 148. The $33 prix fixe menu was one of the nicest I have seen to date. And the service was unusually attentive (but not overly so) and friendly. We will certainly be back.
While the majority of the food was tasty and the wine list was great...the service was awkward. The waiter cleared a plate before we were done with it (and didn't bother to ask). The tuna tataki (appetizer) was sub-par. The beef carpacio was a favorite at our table. Would've liked more explanation of the dishes and less small talk by the wait staff. I ordered the Ribeye special which was huge and overpriced. Atmosphere is nice.
Pros: seated promptly and excellent pita and hummus
Cons: awkward service
Maxwell's 148 has the best of its unique brand of fusion cuisine. Every dish is prepared perfectly with a consistently wonderful presentation. Couple this with outstanding service, and Maxwell's is head and shoulders above other restaurants in its class. Maxwell's has a very knowledgeable and courteous staff that really understand proper restaurant etiquette. I cannot say that about many places, both in Boston and in other cities around the country. Its location and ambiance are suprising. The building is relatively small, blending in with its surroundings - a brick building on a strip mall off of a state road. This is not your typical suburban fine dining locale. So one is taken aback that the interior ambiance is in such stark contrast to it exterior digs. The cocktails and wine list are all excellent - marks of a fine restauranteur. The menu often varies as the head chef is constantly trying out new and exciting combinations, so you can't say you've had everything on the menu after a few visits. The price discourages eating there every night, or every week, but with Prix fixe options during the week it won't always break your bank.
Maxwell's is a special treat for lovers of excellent food and top-notch service.
Pros: Food, service, ambiance, drinks
Cons: price on a budget
This is by far my favorite restaurant. I live in N.Y.C. but whenever I go to Boston on business I make sure to take my clients to Maxwells 148. The wine list is excellent and the staff is very attentive.
Went with my sisters. It was pricey but expected. We ate and ENJOYED our monies worth. The waiters were very attentive-didnt bother us the second you got your food about how it was. Actually waited for you to taste it. The food was YUM YUM YUM. We had the best time. We werent rushed. We got to actually experience our food.
Pros: Great service, great food, great atmosphere
Cons: Bottle water $6
We went on a Saturday night at 7 pm. Easy parking and seated promptly. The room is outstanding -- its nicely "broken up" by curtains throughout that give the feel of many smaller rooms and keep the noise down. The overall look is quite elegant.
Prices are (in my humble opinion) remarkably high; they aren't simply Boston high, they are top-of-the-line Boston high. Cocktails are $10-15, and it's hard to find wine for less than $60 a bottle.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the food, oysters and tuna appetizers were both very well prepared, although only 3 of each. The waiter didn't warn us that sharing among our 4 diners wouldn't be easy. I thought the prime rib was excellent - a large portion and very tasty; my wife said that it reminded her why she prefers a filet. Deserts were modest in size, but tasty enough.
My only complaint, and it's not a modest one, was our waiter -- he was constantly appearing and hovering. I was left with the impression that he was trying to "turn over " our table to make way for the second shift. Things appeared and disappeared with such speed, that I didn't feel merely "rushed"; I felt "pushed". Some people may prefer having their plates removed the moment they finish what's on them, or having their appetizers, their drinks, and their wine all on the table at the same time, or getting their check all at the same time as the coffee and deserts are served, but to my way of thinking, that's what I like in a diner or IHOP, not in a fancy restaurant. The waiter hovered so that when one of our party pulled out a credit card for the check, it was scooped up before the other couple had a chance to add their card to the pile. We literally had to call him back to the table.
This may be an isolated case, and I also know that there are lots of you out there who'd rather have an overly attentive waiter than a non-existant one. At $175 per couple, it shouldn't be either/or.
Pros: food ambience parking suburban convenience
Cons: rushed service very high prices
GOOD SERVICE AND OVERALL FOOD QUALITY WAS FINE EXCEPT FOR THE RIBEYE (BIG MAX). IT WAS SIMPLY TERRIBLE!!!!! FOR $39 I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING ON PAR WITH THE BOSTON STEAK HOUSES BUT THIS ONE WAS SO BAD THAT I DIDNT EVEN BRING IT HOME TO GIVE TO MY DOG!!!!
Pros: SERVICE, AMBIANCE
Cons: RIBEYE STEAK WAS JUST PLAIN AWFUL AND WAY OVERPRICED!!!!!
After easily parking your car close to the restaurant, you're made to feel welcome when you enter. The decor is pleasing, noise level low and the savory food served with elegance.
Splendid additions to the menu appear every week.
This restaurant deserves many accolades!
No need to travel to Boston............we have a winner in MetroWest
Pros: too numerous to list
All the other reviews are dead on. This place is outstanding. The service is better than even the top restaurants in Boston. The menu has some of the most creative flavor combinations I've seen, and so much I wanted to try! A little expensive but worth it for the quality you get (and Thursday prix fix menu is an excellent deal). Try the lychee martinis.
Diamond in the rough. There is no reason to drive far when there is a restaurant like this in your backyard. I just recently moved to Natick, and this is by far one of my favorite locations in the Boston Area. If your looking for a Romantic hideaway or a place that will remember your name go to Maxwellws 148. The only bad thing about their menu is that, it's all so good you need to eat there more than once. The Wine List is above average, some of the wines are priced high, then others are priced just right.
Pros: Food, ambience, Staff
All the ambience of a city restaurant with out the drive. The food is as good as it gets. I love this place. A sophisticated menu that is hard to choose from because all the dishes sound so appealing. The wine list is supurb and the staff very professional.
Pros: food, staff, wine list
This is a restaurant that knows the meaning of the word service, and knows how to deliver food that is as surprising as it is delicious. Looking from the outside, you have no idea what is in store once you open the door. Do so and enter a true oasis of fine dining that you would normally expect only in New York or in some places in Boston. All three times I've been there, the food has been perfectly prepared and presented. And the wine selection is outstanding - hundreds of outstanding choices in all price points. I just got back from a trip to NYC and dinners at Jean-Georges, Nobu, and Mario's Babbo, and I feel like I've gone back when showing up at Maxwell's. And the fact that it saves me from having to find parking in Boston makes it my new favorite place.
Pros: Plenty of parking, Cozy couches in loung, Location!!! Food!!!