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Burt & Max’s Bar and Grille (Delray Beach)

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · American Delray Beach

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***** Burt & Max’s Bar and Grille, 9089 West Atlantic Avenue (Delray Marketplace), Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 638-6380.

The other night- Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a couple of friends got-up to Burt & Max’s located in the Delray Marketplace for dinner…for our purposes, let’s call this an “American Style” joint.

Burt & Max’s is the latest venture of Rapoport’s Restaurant Group which also owns/operates Bogart’s Bar & Grille (in the Cinemark Palace 20–Boca Raton), Deck 84 (Delray Beach), Henry’s (Boca Raton) and E&J’s Sandwich Shop (Delray Beach).

If you guys want to do some checking, back on February 4, 2009 Jeff Eats gave Bogart’s a glowing review—same for Henry’s on August 23, 2009. Deck 84 wasn’t so “lucky” as Jeff Eats creamed it on June 17, 2012. E&J’s has yet to be visited…so no one (other than the Shadow) knows how that one will turn out!

Rather than dwelling on old news..

Real fast, a few months back a huge new shopping center Delray Marketplace opened in Delray Beach and on February 26, 2013 Jeff Eats “predicted” it would quickly develop into a gigantic white elephant. Just so you know, Burt & Max’s is a tenant in that center.

Okay…now let me tell you about Burt & Max’s!

Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends absolutely loved the joint. It is a gorgeous looking restaurant which has a full bar–indoor/ outdoor patio seating. At this stage, you can check www.burtandmaxs.com for menu/prices/and tons of photos– booths/tables/wooden floors/patio/bar. Trust me on this, Burt & Max’s rustic-décor is terrific—and the beautiful thing-any kind of dress is gonna work there, including your tee shirt/shorts ensemble.

Let’s talk food…

Nothing for nothing, just so you know-Burt & Max’s menu isn’t “huge”– but there are enough appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wood fired pizzas, meat/chicken/seafood entrees and desserts… so everybody is gonna find what to eat.

Ordered items…wood roasted chicken wings (appetizer $11), chopped salad ($9), 10oz cheeseburger/steak fries ($14), margherita pizza ($12), fried chicken & waffles ($19), blackened mahi sandwich/sweet potato fries ($14).

The verdict…the meal was just right. Every item was right on the money, with a special shout-out to the cheeseburger and the blacken mahi. By the way, the service was as pleasant as could be–and my “eye” didn’t catch even one little slip-up—after all, the joint is only a few months old so I was on guard!

Don’t care for Delray Marketplace’s location, layout or tenant mix…but Jeff Eats really enjoyed Burt & Max’s Bar and Grille.

By the way, it seems that Burt & Max’s is already a “hit”—we were there last Friday night and “packed” would be putting it mildly. Think “reservation” on Friday and Saturday.

Burt & Max’s is open Sunday-Thursday for dinner 5pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm, for lunch Saturday 11:30am-3pm, brunch Sunday 11am-3pm.

26 Comments to “Burt & Max’s Bar and Grille (Delray Beach)”

  1. Arnie B. says...

    jeff, was in the delray marketplace at 5:15pm today and it was dead empty.
    I left and travelled on atlantic west for about 1/8 of a mile and stopped for gas. the genral store in the gas station had more people in it than all of the marketplace. incredible. its like a ghost town.
    I didn’t notice anyone eating outside burt & max’s but I guess it was a bit early.
    I just looked at its menu/ http://www.burtandmaxs.com and it looks to have enough things to please all kinds of people and not too expensive.

  2. LL Robinson says...

    Jeff
    How in one breath can you love Rapoport’s new restaurant and in another be very critical about the Concert they are planning for this coming Saturday night?

    • JeffEats says...

      LL Robinson:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      To answer your question…

      It’s real easy. Jeff Eats calls it exactly as he sees it.

      Bogart’s terrific.
      Henry’s terrific.
      Deck 84 lousy.
      Burt & Max’s terrific.
      Upcoming Concert—ill conceived publicity stunt.

      By the way, the “MAX” in the equation also owns/operates Max’s Grille in Boca Raton. If you check, on May 26, 2009 Jeff Eats gave the joint a very favorable review.

      Like I said a few seconds ago, Jeff Eats just calls it as he sees it.

      Thanks for reading…

  3. Robert A says...

    Jeff
    Love the Shadow mention.
    Betcha a buck 95% don’t even catch it.

  4. Jon G says...

    $14 for a 10oz burger and fries and the same for a Mahi sandwich not to mention the rest if the stuff you had? Don’t you think it’s very over priced?

    • JeffEats says...

      Jon G:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      NO!

      Thanks for reading…

      • Jon G says...

        Ok!!!!

    • VCD23 says...

      just looked at menu, prices look fair to me,

  5. ZeeBee says...

    jeff you got it right. burt & max’s is good, deck 84 sucks, bogart’s is good, henry’s is good.
    I like e & j’s.
    I also like max’s in mizner park.
    concert, should have been free to the public with a food tasting ticket for the charity.

  6. Ed R. says...

    Checkout the Delray Marketplace last night. Deadsville USA.
    Didn’t eat there but looked Burt & Max’s over and its a very good looking restaurant. menu posted looked decent enough.
    Going to try tonight.

  7. Blue says...

    Had an oustanding meal at Burt & Max the other night and a shout out to their jumbo shrimp lettuce wraps……. love the meal and excellent service. BTW it is a beautiful looking Delray Beach Marketplace.

  8. Jason says...

    I am an avid follower of Jeffeats.. I am very happy to see that Jeff finally came into Burt and Max’s for dinner this past week. I am currently a server at Burt and Max’s and been waiting for Jeff to come into to our restaurant since we have opened. I appreciate all the kind comments and would love you all to come and try the restaurant; Good food, Good drinks, Great Atmosphere!

    • R4d3 says...

      Hey Jason,
      Will do.
      Got a question, did the concert get wiped out by rain?

      • AR says...

        Came out of the movie theatre about 8pm last night and it was pouring. Didn’t check but I would have thought concert got wiped out by rain.

      • Jason says...

        It rained around 5:00pm, the event did not start until 7:00pm. I was worried throughout the whole event as it looked like it was going to pour, it did drizzle for about 5 minutes during the event but that’s about it, the concert was a huge success and did attract a large turnout.

        • Jake L says...

          Are you nuts?
          It started to pour when the band came on and the whole event collapsed.
          Good thing not too many people bought tickets.
          What a disgrace and freaking disaster.

  9. TF says...

    Hope they make it because the food is very good.
    Delray Marketplace is a very weak center.

  10. Paul says...

    Check Delray Marketplace for my comments
    on the Surf Into Summer fiasco that took
    place last Saturday evening!

  11. RK says...

    Hey Jeff,
    In May 2013 Boca Exposure this guy Alan Serinsky who live in Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton and writes restauran reviews gave Burt & Max’s 3 1/2 stars. He loved the joint.
    In his review he tells how the new Delray Marketplace is a great place. he also mentions that another food writer said that it would be a white elephant and doomed to failure. He didnt mention you by name but I’m sure he is referring to you because those are the words you used in your Delray Marketplace piece. The guy further mentioned that he disagrees with you and “on my recent visit I saw no evidence of any closed signs up yet!”
    Did you catch this review?

  12. JeffEats says...

    RK:

    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    Yes, I read Serinsky’ “Dining Out: New Turf For Two Players”
    and have no doubt that the food writer he references is Jeff Eats.

    Only time will tell as to how well Delray Marketplace does. I’ll stick with my call that it will be an absolute disaster for most of the tenants there.

    What Serinsky may not grasp, is that a good number of stores at Delray Marketplace haven’t even opened yet so the “game” of survival hasn’t even started yet. Not sure of his writing style, but when a store goes out of business, the storekeeper usually doesn’t put up a sign that says CLOSED.

    Anyway, like I said 2 seconds ago, Jeff Eats will stick with the white elephant call.

    Thanks for reading…

    • Red Kand says...

      Jeff
      Delray Marketplace has no chance whatsoever.

  13. KR says...

    The onion soup dumplings were delicious.
    My husband had the meatloaf w/bacon and I had the chicken chop. They were also delicious. Our server, Jason did a terrific job taking care of us and made sure that our iced coffee and Coke glasses were never empty.

  14. queensBoy says...

    Jeff,
    The food is excellent. Very eclectic crowd. My wife and I ate there last night and really enjoyed it.

  15. Shelly Anson says...

    We liked it.
    Food was good.
    Service was good.
    Prices were reasonable.
    Very handsome looking decor.

  16. RJ33496 says...

    My wife and I ate there this evening. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. I had a bacon cheeseburger with steak fries and she had a chopped salad with grilled chicken. The food was delicious and our waiter Jason did a great job. This restaurant is very strong and that’s why there is always a huge crowd there.

  17. RFA488 says...

    They make terrific hamburgers and flatbread pizzas. We asked for Jason the waiter based on positive comments here. He did a good job and goes out of his way to please.

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