MAX's Wine Dive


Menu Price: $25.00

Jerry Lasco, founder of MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant moved to Houston from New York City with his wife, Laura, in 2001. After 9/11 Jerry transitioned from airline pilot to full-time restauranteur and opened the first MAX’S location in 2006—naming it after Max, his then three-year-old son. Taking inspiration from Jerry’s favorite NYC hangouts serving gourmet food and wine in unpretentious and comfortable environments, MAX’s was the first restaurant in Houston to serve award-winning comfort food with a curated wine list. Hence the MAX’s mantra was created “FRIED CHICKEN AND CHAMPAGNE?…WHY THE HELL NOT?!”.


  • Hours: Sun: 10am–10pm Mon: 11am–10:30pm Tues–Thurs: 4pm–10:30pm Fri: 11am–12am Sat: 10am–12am
  • Pricing: $$
  • Serves Breakfast:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Cuisine: Gourmet Southern Comfort
  • Reservation Needed:


Course One

Venison Keftas agf
naan bread, cucumber, whipped herb yogurt, spicy harissa, micro cilantro

Smoked Salmon Flatbread
cold smoked salmon, naan, cherry tomato, baby kale, house made ricotta, red onion,
saffron dill cre`me fraiche

Warm Brussels Sprouts
general tso’s sauce, chili flake, scallion

Fried Chicken Sliders
chipotle honey, house-made pickles, tomatoes, lettuce

Course Two

Famous Southern Fried Chicken agf
jalapeño-buttermilk marinated leg and thigh with mashed potatoes, collard greens,
and Texas toast

Shrimp & Grits
Sautéed shrimp, jalapeño cheddar grits, apple-wood smoked bacon, scallion, poached egg,
spicy fennel broth

Curried Veggies & Noodles
spicy yellow coconut curry, flat rice noodles, squash, zucchini, carrots, sweet onion, cauliflower, campari tomatoes, scallion, basil pesto, crushed peanuts

Beef Short Rib
beef chuck braised with burgundy and sherry, blue cheese mashed potatoes, garlic sautéed broccolini, cherry demi glace

Course Three

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bite

Birthday Cake

Lemon Sorbet