Max Chophouse

4.7
67 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

Max Chophouse in Rochester, New York, is an intimate steakhouse that strives to provide a lively, friendly atmosphere and a satisfying meal for every diner. Patrons can enjoy dinner at the bar, or have a cozy dinner in the dining area, where they’ll be treated to attentive service and delicious American cuisine.

The menu at Max Chophouse features something for everyone. Casual diners will love Max Chophouse’s signature burger, but the real stars are the “Chophouse Favorites”, including dishes such as seared duck breast and Canadian lobster tails. Try a delicious surf and turf meal with one of the house steak sauces, or give the roasted salmon a try for a gourmet meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 67 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dinner - everyone in the party agreed. :) Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I would have liked to see a cocktail menu though

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EricU
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Table by the hostess stand got a cold breeze every time someone entered or exited the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

An insultingly bad experience. I’ve been here before and it was wonderful. I’m now wondering what happened to what used to be an upscale Rochester institution.
A few highlights:
- I asked for a wine list and was told they could only recite my choices. She listed types of wine without telling me brands. At a high-end restaurant, I’d like to know what wine I’m buying not just “Pinot noir” like you’re choosing from some boxes in the back.
- our waitress was incredibly awkward. Several times she hovered over us while we were eating before uncomfortably asking if she could clear our plates.
- my boyfriend’s steak was underdone, mine was overdone.
- the lights were flickering on/off the entire time.
- we had leftover sides and steaks and everything was thrown together in a single box like slop. The box was so heavy it ended up leaking on me in the car on the way home.
Overall, spent $200 for a $40 dining experience.

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vipPamK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was ok. I the past there had been more fish options for a vegetarian. There just was not the saw variety.

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MelanieO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience when dining at Max Chophouse. Friendly staff, amazing fare, fabulous cocktails, and absolutely the best beef tartare in town!

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NickM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was not good especially for the price! Steak was chewy and smaller than the 6oz ordered. Extremely overpriced!

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ShelaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken finger appetizer was outstanding, best sauce I've ever had. Let's not forget the hanger steak and mashed potatoes. Fabulous Valentine's Day dinner once again.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The value was not worth the price. A very noisy pub environment for a sit down steak meal.

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vipCathy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark our waiter and Virginia, the restaurant manager understand exceptional service. Max’s has always been one of our very favorite restaurants because of their outstanding employees. Food and wine list are fabulous as well.

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Nellie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit and I intend to keep dining at this wonderful restaurant!

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vipMike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Super service. Quintessential steak house

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. It’s expensive, but it is truly great food. Quiet, low lighting, great relaxing ambiance. What a great experience. We will be back.

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MarieE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The large porterhouse was delicious as usual. Nice evening.

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RobertH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an hour and a half away from us, but we make it a point to get there at least a couple of times each year. The food is amazing! Highest quality fresh ingredients , prepared and plated to perfection with attention to detail. Love it here and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Truly from start to finish. Thankyou Lynn for making my husband’s birthday special! Usually when we go to a steak house the other entrees pale in comparison but not here. I had a striped bass that I will remember for a while.... and the cowboy steak my husband had could stand toe to toe with any we’ve had around the country in our travels from Southern California to Chicago. Blown away.

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TimR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We celebrated our anniversary. Great food great service. Can’t wait to go back

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Phark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was recommended this place by a friend, the food was outstanding. You get what you pay for, it is not cheap, but the cuts of meat are A plus. Natalie the waitress was very attentive. I will be back!

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vipFairportchowhound
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service! Haven't been in a few years, but will return soon.

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vipMichelinReviews
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Smart restaurant with very nice ambiance. Appetizers were very good while our steak was a medium well, not medium as we ordered. I was disappointed that my date was not served first with the app or the main course (ladies first!) Secondly, specials should always have the price included with the description. I ate at Mortons the week before... not on the same level.

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vipMike
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and great food. Awesome staff!

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SusanCW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a Wednesday night at 6:30; that combined with COVID seating provided a quiet venue where we could converse without shouting at each other. Our server was friendly and attentive. Salads were crisp and fresh. We both had steaks, which were very good, cooked as we ordered but we did have to swap once we realized I was served the medium and my husband the medium rare. That happens often, everywhere. The broccolini was delicious but swimming in butter; if I return to Max's, I will know to ask when ordering if vegetables can be served without. We didn't order dessert.

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vipDeborahH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully accommodating. Will definitely return.

Max Chophouse
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hi Deborah! Thank you very much for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We look forward to you joining us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service is always good.

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vipTraveler
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/bartender Donny, was fantastic! He is a excellent bartender!

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vipCathy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as usual. Server did a good job as well. Also happy to see they were following COVID rules.

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vipSusanT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent ))

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LizM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Wonderful service!

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vipLindseyC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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Aliyah
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed dining here with my husband for our Anniversary. The food and service were awesome. I ordered the steak frites and my husband ordered the strip steak. Both were excellent. We also got Mac and cheese which was out of this world and the smoothest mashed potatoes I’ve ever had. The servers made sure to acknowledge that it was our anniversary which we really appreciated. We will definitely visit Max’s again.

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal and the staff were wonderful. The bartender even came to the table to ask how are cocktails were. Manager also checked to see how everything was. Highly recommend!

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DanielM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was fantastic. Overall a great experience.

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KrystalR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We both had the specials. Scallops and pork belly over sweet potato hash tasted amazing! Waygu steak was perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary here. The ribeye was excellent and the fillet was excellent as well.

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MCGS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was fantastic, steak was cooked perfectly.

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ShelS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my favorite romantic restaurant. Loved the food, ambiance and staff!! I went for my 50th bday.

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vipDrJ58
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food but overpriced

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davidm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. A bit crowded and noisy but we'd go back.

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KareemB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond to show us a great time. This was my wife and I's second visit to Max. We have been blown away by the quality of food and service both times. We can't think of a better place to spend this kind of money for a steak.

FAQs

Max Chophouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 271-3510.

Max Chophouse is rated 4.7 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.