Maxwell’s Chophouse, located right outside Penn Station on Broadway between 28th and 29th Street, has recently opened its doors to become a great new neighbor in a bustling & fun area of Manhattan. I stopped by there with a friend last night to experience this fabulous new hotspot and why you should make a reservation as soon as possible.
As you can tell from these photos, Maxwell’s Chophouse has an immediate sense of elegance and sophistication right when you walk through its front doors. Its spacious interior provides a great amount of comfort for yourself and your guests, whether it be an intimate dinner for two or a night out with your friends and family. The service is fantastic as they are there to make a ton of great suggestions on the entire menu and are incredibly knowledgeable about everything from the appetizers to cocktails.
Speaking of cocktails, Maxwell’s Chophouse has an amazing cocktail program of sorts that they want you to try out. They have appointed mixologist Juan Arboleda (Employees Only) to curate the restaurant’s brand new cocktail program. The new cocktail list includes a variety of reimagined drinks such as a nutty tasting Black Manhattan “Night Man,” a floral scented Pansy for Your Thoughts and a deep duck-fat infused Duck, Duck, Goose. In addition to the staple steakhouse cocktails, Manhattan, Negroni, Martini and more.
Now, onto the best part… the food! Maxwell’s Chophouse provides a ton of fantastic surf n turf options for you and your guests to choose from. Everything we had tasted so delectable that it was hard to choose which were our favorites, so let me break down which we loved the most the other night.
If you are a soup and salad kind of person in terms of starters, then their Tomato and Vidalia Onion Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and Lobster Corn Soup are a fantastic way to begin your meal. The Salad itself didn’t become overpowering with the Vidalia Onion as it had pungent and sweet components to it that made it taste fantastic with the vinaigrette and fresh tomato. The soup itself was warm and delicious, perfect for a cold night in Manhattan, and came chock full with sweet corn and chunks of tasty lobster.
Maxwell’s steak chops are dry aged on premises for 40 days and come in many varieties including Porterhouse, New York Strip and Filet Mignon, just to name a few. Shockingly enough, my guest and I opted for chicken and fish that night and were delightfully surprised with what we got.
If you are in the mood for one of the two, then their Organic Whole Roasted Chicken (pictured above) and Grilled Atlantic Salmon will do the trick. The Chicken can feed at least 3-4 people and has some of the most delicious and tasty skin I have ever had in my lifetime. The salmon was prepared fresh and had an amazing taste to it as well. Pair each of these with one of their fabulous sides and you’ll be in for a real treat (Sweet or Mashed Potatoes will do).
Overall, Maxwell’s Chophouse exceeded our expectations exponentially and we hope you make a reservation as soon as possible. For more information, check out their official site.