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Maxie

516 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.746118 -73.977873
nr. 34th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-685-3663 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.

Prices

$15.50-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

24th St. to 44th St., First Ave. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Like a hot but disappointing date, Maxie boasts an alluring exterior, then falls flat when it's time to deliver the goods. All glossy surfaces and dark finishes, the high-ceilinged, bi-level space is anchored by poured-concrete floors and a wall of outsize wood panels. With chefs in the back kitchen and no sushi counter, the dining room's showpiece is its angled, varnished bar, where after-work singles and neighborhood solos sample a full dinner menu or drinks. They’re better off with the latter. Maki rolls are heavy on rice; smoked-salmon avocado salad tastes weirdly metallic; even toriwasa—chicken with parsley and horseradish sauce—is underseasoned. Perhaps mindful of the food, black-clad servers are gravely professional, rarely cracking smiles. But considering the hard surfaces here, acoustics are surprisingly pleasant; for even more quiet, you can head for a curved beige-and-grey banquette in back. Maxie shares its ownership, along with its design sensibility, with Butai, the high-design robata grill in Gramercy Park.

Recommended Dishes

Maxie roll, $12; bento box, $17

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