Maxfield’s on Main is an historic building in the heart of Boonton that dates back to the 1890s. The current music house and kitchen takes its name from the Maxfield Hose & Engine Co. No. 1 in Boonton whose name remains on the building today. As local historians have documented, the land for the original building was gifted to the town by Mr. John Maxfield and constructed in the alleyway between Sarah Green and Mr. Maxfield’s house on Main Street. The building was originally built as apparatus storage for the Engine Co. on the first floor with the second floor serving as police headquarters, jail, and a municipal courtroom.
Since the Maxfield Engine Co. relocated to Boonton Avenue in the mid-1960s, the current building has been the home of many different retail businesses including a pool store (Posiedon Pools), video store and most recently a children’s clothing store (Denim and Daisies). The current owners purchased the building in June 2012 and began lovingly restoring the building to capture the essence of the Maxfield Engine Co. The restoration included the installation of traditional carriage doors reminiscent of the firehouse as it appeared in 1896.
Today, Maxfield’s on Main serves as a venue where world-class musicians perform. Since obtaining their liquor license in July, Maxfield’s now offers an array of signature drinks (Eldeflower Mojito, Cable Car and Buffalo Bramble), 14 different beers on tap, and a growing wine list. Maxfield’s also offers one of the best collections of top-shelf Scotches and Bourbons locally. But, liquor is not the only attraction at Maxfield’s. Patrons can sample a variety of high-quality items from our menu while enjoying the music.
Our current menu is inspired by our new Chef, Apryl Reid, and consists of fresh salads, starters, finger food and entrees along with a few weekly specials. Her southern charm and passion for cooking translates directly into the dishes she prepares. Chef Reid’s signature dish, Tuscany a la Bolognese, is made with porcini mushrooms and prosciutto… and is quite frankly the best lasagne you will ever taste! She is innovative. Her award-winning steak bruschetta pizza reflects her desire to reinvent traditional dishes that leave your taste buds wanting more. From fresh house-made guacamole to chicken Marsala and fish tacos, there is something to please everyone on Maxfield’s menu. The food she prepares is made daily with only the freshest ingredients.