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 our liquor license in July, Maxfield’s now offers an array of signature drinks, 12 different beers on tap, and a growing wine list. Patrons can also sample a variety of high-quality items from our menu while enjoying the music.
Our menu is inspired by Chef Kenneth Collins and consists of small plates and specialty dishes that are the perfect complement to the live music featured at Maxfield’s. One of the local favorites is our cheese and charcuterie plate, which features a selection of cheeses from Valley Shepherd Creamery and meats from Biellese. In addition, we serve a wide variety of panini’s for both meat and veggie lovers alike. The panini’s are accompanied by a unique sweet potato and ginger slaw that is unforgettable.
The brunch menu will leave your mouth watering. It includes a pulled pork hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. For the more adventurous, we also serve huevos rancheros with a chipotle sauce, black beans and side of guacamole. All of our dishes are made fresh to order; the majority of our food is sourced locally. Our lunch menu will be available in the Spring of 2014.