Tried the Tasting Menu last night, pretty good.
6 course , 60-
Hamachi, Salmon , Ahi Tartar
Black Bean Soup
Some of those items are on the menu, yet the soup was probably a special as probably were the monkfish and risotto.
They have a trio of tartares that is very good, and provides 3 distinctive taste sensations.
Just in past 2 days two friends of mine said they each had had their most delicious meal in recent memory there.
And the wine list is getting better, btw.
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do you think it's possible if those wares are offered at the upscale max restaurant than at the fast-food oinkster it will be better?
that may be the possibility.
Being a regular at Max, Monday-Thursday is fine for noise inside, especially if you get the alcove/private nook area referred to above by Maxmillion. Likewise, the patio is quite nice, has heaters if needed, and is very private and the noise of Ventura Blvd. is not really that loud, depending on time of dinner, excepting a siren going by.
Brand new menu btw, as of 10 days ago, and a nice wine list too.
I love Max but on a Friday or Saturday night it is noisy and wouldn't be suitable for a business dinner. However on other days of the week it would be fine. I'd ask for a table along the wall.