- Parking lot
- Dress code: Casual
- Entertainment: Live music Fri. nights
- Reservations suggested
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Max's Wine Dive Restaurant Review: Hardly a dive, this eatery on the trendy Washington Avenue restaurant row offers Texas cuisine kicked up a notch. The funky atmosphere extends to menu names like Nacho Mama’s Oysters (fried Gulf Coast oysters on wonton “chips” with garlic aïoli, habanero salsa and cilantro). Local ingredients are used in comfort food like the jalapeño and buttermilk marinade for the deep-fried chicken (which really does pair well with Champagne, just like the T-shirt slogan says). Desserts change often but expect to find options like Goo Goo Pie (milk chocolate peanut butter mousse, Oreo crust, milk chocolate peanut butter, boozy peanut caramel sauce, homemade marshmallow and Ritz crumble). The food is so good that other chefs hang out here late at night. Both the menu and the extensive boutique wine list change seasonally. Also located at 214 Fairview St. #2, Houston, 713-528-9200.