Restaurant Spotlight: Maxwell’s Chophouse

In November 2016, Babette Haddad and Melissa Haddad Malaga brought Maxwell’s Chophouse- once Boca Raton’s most successful steakhouse- to New York City. Located in a 1909 Beaux Arts-style building, the mother-daughter duo manifested the contemporary New York steakhouse with a menu comprised of the highest quality ingredients.

The evolved Maxwell’s Chophouse serves oysters Rockefeller, dry-aged beef porterhouse and other classics. The culinary lineup includes steakhouse classics such as French onion soup, shrimp cocktail; entrees including chicken paillard and New York strip; and sides like creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. Vegetable-centric side dishes offer an impressive assortment. Order fish on Fridays if you appreciate a timeless ahi tuna. The restaurant’s wine list features more than 500 vintage bottles, sourced from the family’s private cellar.

With a menu as elevated as Maxwell’s Chophouse, the interior overextends itself as well. Geometric chandeliers with a semblance of molecular sculptures, are displayed from exaggerated, high ceilings as tufted brown leather banquettes and a marble-made bar with gold leaf, evokes a grandoir atmosphere. Maxwell’s Chophouse’s black, creme and gold palette proves striking in its design. It’s unavoidable to conclude that the debonair interior of the 126-seat steakhouse presents a rich, vintage air, dating back decades.

About the Author

Jennifer Paccione is a fashion editor who shares her time between New York City and Milan. She has been featured and published with respected magazines internationally in various languages. She currently acts as contributing editor for publications including Bulgari Magazine, The Fashionable Lampoon, Fashion to Max and RedMilk Magazine, whilst having contributed for NYLON and Editorialist. Alongside journalism, Jennifer freelances as a social media and digital marketing advisor, having already worked with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy, among many. Follow her on Instagram @jenniferpaccione