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Max's Italian Grill

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39 Highwood Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1825
+1 201-569-7171
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food at Max's is consistently excellent. The food is always fresh and tasty. Nothing is prepared in advance, and is always spot on. Too many people tell us that they went there many years ago, but, just never went back. It's time to go back, especially since there are not many local options as good. BYOB, as well.

Thank Donald S
Phoenix, AZ
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I grew up in Tenafly but sadly Max's was not there before I moved to the West Coast. Ten years ago when I visited back home my father had made reservations. Now every time I return home we must go to Max's. My wife is from Chicago area and is Italian and she loves Max's as well. You cannot have... More 

Thank Koyote1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The inside place doesn't look like Italian but the food is and good. I have fried calamari good and large portion, chicken marsala good and seafood pasta good too.

Thank John M
Hackensack, New Jersey
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227 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

I went to Max's Italian Grill in Tenafly, NJ and had a delicious spaghetti with meat balls dinner that was prepared with a great tasting red sauce.

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to Max's for the first time and the food was amazing! Fresh, flavorful and portions were perfect. Would highly recommend! On an aside, it is BYOB.

Thank Sarah J
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Fantastic local Ittalian with fresh made to order food. BYOB makes this an very inexpensive night out. Great location for date night, family gatherings and special occasions. The Chef Max is wonderful and comes out to great his guests every night! Highly recommended!

Thank j b
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Deanery meeting is what they call it. We have a tableful of wine bottles - this place is BYOB. I like the fact that I never ran out of drinking water; the food took a little too long though. Great tasting food; commendable service. It is a definite "yes"!

Thank Jesus Carlo M
GoodLife Guy
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I eat at this neighborhood BYO often. You can't go wrong on this menu. And the specials are just that. The value is also very good, The tables are set far enough apart for comfort and privacy. We usually order from the Specials menu. In addition to being a knowledgeable, talented chef, Max is an unusually warm-hearted,... More 

Thank GoodLifeGuy
Cresskill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2015

Max is a Friday night kind of place -- good food, hospitable, relaxed and good value. Go when you want a good meal in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

Thank lovetotrav0
Bergen County, NJ
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

Just an ok meal. Not a favorite. Wish it wow'd me more. The food was more run-of-the mill Italian. With so many excellent restaurants nearby and in Bergen, this was just OK.

Thank Luv2TravelwHim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Highwood Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670-1825
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Tenafly
  • Phone Number: +1 201-569-7171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?