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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

When you discover a great restaurant you don’t want to leave,hence the title. The location is quiet away from the main squares and the food a cut above. We enjoyed lots of local produce,white asparagus was perfect. The summer risotto with pea shoots and creamy...sauce complimented by crisp white wine. Service excellent the staff helpful and friendly .. enjoy the Leipzig culinary gem .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2022

I visited Max Enk in 2019 - and had the pleasure writing a positive review here on TA. Now, three years later and post the pandemic, I revisited the restaurant in May. It is still on a very good level of both cooking and environment....All my other observations remains: rather noisy big dining room (an old bank hall), kind staff, mainly classic dishes on the menu, fresh ingredients and a tad expensive. Also enjoyed, once again, their Crêpes Suzette, properly prepared at the table. It is "semi" fine dining, relaxed and no fuzz. Although, not cheap...More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2021 via mobile

Nnice and diverse menu. Good locally sourced products, well prepared and very nicely presented. Very friendly service, beautiful spacious room centrally located in the old town. Not cheap but still acceptable. A good address, clearly on step (or two) above the average local restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Fantastic quality local saxonian cuisine. An interesting menu with lots of quality local produced meats/vegetables/fish/.Well prepared,professionally waited and very friendly attentive service with two courses of amuse geule of the highest quality

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021

We decided to go and have Lunch during a daily trip in Leipzig to Max Enk "Max Enk" is a restaurant that, on the paper, it looks super fine but actually your experience will be different accordingly to your own taste and idea of passing...some good time with some food We ordered 4 different dishes between Appetisers, 1st and 2nd courses, plus a small kiss from the kitchen, as they called it. All this for a bit less than 100€ Well if you are looking for quantity ... surely is not your restaurant If you are looking to some extravagant food presentation, it might be cool to see some of the dished the house is proposing But if you are looking for some good combination of food elements in your plat !?! Well ... is not your case either The dishes are characterised by a very minimalistic presence of the food that you are ordering and willing to eat However you will find a lot of green flowerish topping, that are really not matching with any flavour of the rest of the foods elements on the plat. At first the presentation it looks good, but if I have to be honest the most good things I ate in this restaurant it was the small kiss from the kitchen ( mustard sauce touch at the base, with above couscous and a meet ball laid on top, without forgetting some flower... of course ) The service it looks at 1st pretty cool but very slow in the reality and no English ... So if you are not speaking very well German Not your restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 May 2020 via mobile

The main problem wasn’t even that the meat was old. It was the whole place. Designed for people who proudly sport all over prints and who want to show that they have a bit of money. The food is bland and boring. There is literally...no taste just texture. If you enjoy sitting in a room with people straight from a bad TV show portraying the rich and famous and eat the most boring food you can imagine then this is the place for you. Otherwise MC Donalds is the better choice. It is actually hilarious. Imagine a movie that is so bad it actually is good in an entertaining way.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

Visited here with group of friends for business dinner, excellent choice. Food was superb, service faultless, friendliness made me feel like a regular. Food quality impeccable, maybe limited choice, but what they have is just great

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

Fantastic food, amazing location, the patio in the summer is amazing for lunch or dinner. Business or pleasure, great place to spend enjoyable hours

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Really extraordinary location/interiors! A fantastic combination of old building and modern interiors. Very tasty food! We had fish tartar and a variety of mozzarella as starters. Really good and done with a different twist - in a positive way. For main we had asparagus with...accessories. Not as unexpected and interesting as the starters, yet very tasty, served in a traditional way. Knowledgeable staff and friendly service. Very good value for money, 139 euros for two, including pre-drinks and wine.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 22 June 2019

Much enjoyed returning to this lovely restaurant after many years. As before the quality of the food was excellent. We had a delicious lunch in the open air in a comfortable setting and service was very good.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019

We enjoyed our dinner at Max Enk. Well prepared and skilfull cooking. The dining room is modern and spacious - a bit cold in design. The acoustics are not so good, the noise from happy eaters amplify too well in this huge room with all...too little textiles to lower the sound level. Contrary to the modern room, cooking is surprisingly "old fashioned", with traditional dishes like tartar steak, calfs liver, pan fried fish etc. Not so inventive, but well prepared and with fresh and fine ingredients. The lobster bisque was delicious. So was both the fish and the calf's liver, the latter served in classic German style with onions and apples. Adding to the "old" feeling is finding a 100 year old Escoffier recipe on the menu: Crêpes Suzette. Not often seen these days. Prepared directly at the dining table it is a genuine food show stopper... (see pictures). Always nice with some Grand Marnier going up in flames! Comprehensive wine list. Max Enk is not cheap, but have fair prices for the level of cooking. Recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

The zucchini soup was outstanding, the pulpo was tasty (but more a 'degustationsportion' than an Hors d'oeuvres), and the lamb carre was succulent. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Possibly the highest quality cuisine in Leipzig.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

Hubs and I had a wonderful lunch here (on my birthday). Service was outstanding as was the food and presentation. The ambiance is elegant, and our experience was lovely. I highly recommend a visit!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We ran across this restaurant by way of triangulating Google search, Trip Advisor, and the hotel concierge. We've learned that depending on any one of these formats can lead one astray from a good meal. This is a very cool restaurant. A beautiful fusion of...the history inherent to the area, the modern and clean lines of today's Germany, and the local artistic influence. The restaurant is beautiful and an experience in itself. The staff and service is exceptional. As good as the finest restaurants we've been to. The food was also very good. Again, fusion of the German with modern and edgy European influences. Arguably, German food, is in our opinion, not the best foundation for fine dining so I would not say that it's our favorite menu but there was plenty of variety that was outside the German swim lane. One thing that we did enjoy and found delightful was a clear tomato soup. Absolutely, one of the best tomato soups I've enjoyed. My wife had pasta with truffles that was underwhelming. I would have expected homemade pasta in such a nice restaurant. The wine list, also, left us longing for more but that we've found is a German thing. Don't expect much in the way of wine lists in German restaurants. Order a good Pilsner and be happyMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

In Leipzig in a secluded area in the city center this restaurant is worth the visit. Try a la carte or - just like us- choose a 1,2 or 3 course menu. The food was very good and it is nice to sit outside!

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5