Max's Grille is one of the most popular restaurants in Mizner Park. It has an upscale atmosphere, indoor and outdoor bars and life music. It's a younger crowd; and the prices are moderate as fancy schmancy restaurants at big malls go. Inside there's a TV but this isn't the best place to come to watch a game.
As of 9/2012, they've remodeled the interior and now have a big open kitchen and a new bar.
Max's Grille used to be all over South Florida, but now only the Boca location remains. It's one of those places that just works in this location; it's not great food or a great menu; it just fits into the Mizner Park concept. Their menu has "tapas" or small plates, and a good selection of entrees ranging in price from the low to high 20s. A veal chop milanese is $28.
On warm evenings you can sit outside or hang out at the bar and listen to live music.
Recently they've begun to offer breakfast and I thought I'd check it out. I arranged a business meeting, and at 10:15 we had the place to ourselves. Apparently it hasn't caught on yet.
The menu is a bit different, but you won't be getting sausage here. Bacon is the meat of choice for the standard breakfast. Since Max's likely had a better cook than the local diner, I decided to try the corned beef hash. My dining partner ordered a bacon and cheese omelet with home fries.
The hash was very good; a bit chunkier than others I've had with good, lean corned beef. The eggs were topped with a garlic cheese sauce with was very mild; it really didn't add much to the dish, nor did it have a negative effect. It was a good portion and I ended up taking enough home for another breakfast.
The bacon and cheese omelet was large and well browned but lacked taste; the home fries are served with caramelized onions.
Unlike breakfast, you can expect to wait for a table at Max's, particularly on weekends.