What You'll Get
People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with upscale eats: for $25, you get $50 worth of delicious, American-style fare and drinks at Max's Ally in Concord. This Groupon is not valid on holidays or for wine dinners or special packages/offers.
In an elegant, family-friendly atmosphere, Max's Ally offers a mix of updated comfort fare and fresh, upscale dishes. Smack tongue buds with flavorful dinner starters such as the five-spice tuna, served rare with a mango-avocado slaw and wasabi aioli ($9.95), or sneak an entourage of fried green tomatoes, stone-ground yellow grits, country ham, leek fondue, and tomato jus past the velvet rope of your mouth club ($7.95). Jed's Pork Chop in a cider reduction rubs elbows with a sweet-potato puree, wilted spinach, and Granny Smith apple slaw ($16.95), and the Just for the Veggies plate teams up handpicked seasonal vegetables with parmesan risotto or couscous ($12.95) for a culinary all-star team.
Owners Jon and Kim Dressler named the restaurant after their children, Max and Ally, who also helped design the kid-friendly menu. Meanwhile, Jon's mom makes sweet treats such as the smooth and silky New York cheesecake ($6). A stocked bar and extensive wine list, as well as specialty after-dinner drinks, are also available for thirsty palates. Max's Ally's cozy interior is decorated with warm colors and dark woods for a subtle elegance, and the outdoor patio boasts a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace for covertly melting stress and plastic Jamie Farr action figures from AfterMASH.
- Lovely atmosphere - very comfortable, with a nice patio with fireplace that lets you enjoy dining outside in less than perfect weather. – Howard F., Yelp
- The food was wonderful and the location was easy to get to from Charlotte and surrounding areas. This may be our new favorite spot. – An OpenTable user who dined on 06/05/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays, wine dinners, or special packages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.