Great meal, good experience!
Great meal, good experience! Only suggestion is that the wait staff be given the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the wines available on the wine list.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a delightful evening,
We had a delightful evening, just the correct amount of service, never felt ignored, but they didn't push. Always quick to fill water, but unobtrusive. Food was excellent.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent As Usual
Excellent, as always, food, service, and atmosphere! One of our favorites places in Fresno
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time and will return
First time dining in your restaurant and was very happy with the whole experience. The wine selection was great and the food was superb. Our server was also very curtious and there anytime we needed her. Overall a great experience and we wil definitly be returning.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first dining experience on a Monday evening was a delight at every level. The dining room tables were mostly unseated at 7:30pm, those seated we observed appeared to be casual and business guests. Mondays tend to be stay home. I'm just know making a Thursday night reservation for next week, I anticipate that visit may change the scene. Do go there!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always well prepared
Food is always well prepared and tasty. Service is excellent and friendly.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Should have had better desserts for people to choose from. More and better variety. But a very good brunch!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best gem in Fresno
I always drop in for lunch when I'm visiting my folks from the Bay Area. Great food, exceptional service and I love the ambiance. Santa Cruz could use a gem like this and I'll keep coming back for more!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner on Sunday night
We had dinner on Sunday night accompanied by a house guest from Pacific Palisades.I went throught the usual stress of deciding where to eat out in Fresno with someone who has a wealth of superb restaurants in her area.Although reviews of Max's are inconsistent,I decided on going there.It has a nice ambience,is not a chain and we've been loyal diners over the years throughout the ups and downs.We had a very good experience.....thoughtful service,good steak and porkchop.The bar was full and the room lively.Our friend was impressed.We'll be back soon.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We returned to Max's after
We returned to Max's after having a great time there the previous week.Three out of the four of us had the halibut that was cooked perfectly.A small issue......the food presentaton is lacking ,but I 'm really glad to get
We returned to Max's after having a nice experience there the previous weekend.Of our party of four,three had the halibut which was excellent.It was also nice to see an unoaked Chardonnay on the wine list....we had two bottles.The server,Jordan, was marvelous.My only negative is that the presentation of the halibut was lacking completely.With the great ambience and art on the walls,a little artistry on the plate would be welcome.We'll be back.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a small birthday celebratio
Enjoyed a small birthday celebration on this visit to Max's. Our waiter was attentive, our food was outstanding and I loved the '"Pretty Woman" martini! This restaurant does not disappoint. If you like eggplant try their special fries!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sophisticated without being pretentious. Always great food and service in a neighborhood setting.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were excellent. We were there got Mothers Day brunch. I wish they would have brunch every Sunday. It didn't seem crazy and chaotic even though they were completely booked for Mothers Day. Everything was so organized and one of the best brunches I've been to. I will definitely be back for lunch or dinner.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was perfectly cooked. I had a party of 8 and there wasn't a single complaint about any of our dishes. We all cleaned our plates! The waitress was kind and knowledgable - our glasses never went empty. The decor is beautiful and the lighting was just right. I would definitely recommend Max's to anyone I know and I plan to come again (this was my first visit).
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the employees !
We love the food, it's the best steak I've had in Ca and the service is incredible , Jake and kayley are great always feel so welcome!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll be back!
I love trying places that I've never been to before, and Max's Bistro did not disappoint. This was a place I chose to meet a friend I hadn't seen in 20 years, and it ended up being the perfect spot. Great choices on the menu that had just a different twist, a decent selection on the wine list, and a fantastic selection of desserts. The noise level was a bit distracting when I was trying to catch up. It would be a great place to bring a small group. I definitely want to bring my family back to try more on the menu (without the kids...just didn't seem like a scene where their tastes would be catered to, and that's okay!) They were also more than willing to help me make menu substitutions for a dairy sensitive stomach.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed ourselves very much and the food was wonderful! We were celebrating the 1st anniversary of our first date and the server congratulated us, which was very sweet. I would recommend Max's very highly, especially for a special occasion. The Blueberry Crisp pie and ice cream was unbelievable good. Thanks for everything. We will definitely be back many times.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, a great dining experience. Never disappoints.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly staff...great service...fa
Friendly staff...great service...fantastic food. New items appear on the menu every few months which I like.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good. Comfortable ambience,
Always good. Comfortable ambience, casual, Service is always friendly and effcient
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, Best wine list, and you will never have an empty water glass... I loved every minute of my evening there, and I would recommend this bistro to all my friends and family.. Great Job Max!!!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Date Night
This restaurant was the perfect date night place to go. It wasn't loud and had a very relaxed mood about it. Our waiter for the night was on the last part of his shift and you could tell he was very tired so our service was just fairly good. He forgot to refill our drinks once or twice but I couldn't blame him.
The food was excellent. My date had the strawberry salad and the strawberries were divine. I had the salmon filet and the salmon was cooked perfectly and was in a delicious sauce. But the best of the night were the sweet potato fries. They were absolutely delicious and I recommend everyone at least try them.
Overall it was a great place, meals are $20-$30 a plate so not too bad. We will definitely be going back again.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always First Class
Service is wonderful. From Jake, to Ezzy, to Jordan they treat you first class. They are attentive, quick, friendly, and professional. They make you feel like the most important person or group in the restaurant. Food is excellent, bottom line. I have had the ribeye, lamb ribeye and pork chop and they are all delicious. My wife has had the halibut, filet, and other entrees and they were all exquisite. We recommend the molten cake for dessert. I dont even care for desserts and I thought it was the best plate of the night, when we ate there most recently. Oh ya, everyone loves the sweet potato fries but please try the truffle fries. They are a great starter. Finally, get the truffle mac n cheese and you wont be disappointed. We love Maxs!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The eggplant fries were exceptional. I've never seen them offered before and we eat out quite often. We travel a lot and always check out the appetizers.
My husband got the filet, bone in, and it was amazing. I got the Halibut , which was good but personally I wasn't impressed with the the rice cake. Overall though, great.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Repeat out of town customer
We love the sweet potatoe fries and the wine list is great. Love the rest of the specials and good old hamburger!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with
We were very impressed with the special service that we received to accept delivery of a birthday cake the day before, to bring it with candles lit to table, to cut the pieces for all 12 guests. The restaurant staff were outstanding in their accommodating all our needs.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful-cooked
The food was wonderful-cooked perfectly with interesting and delicious sides. Complimentary appetizer-goat cheese mousse on toasts with bruschetta topping was amazing! Wine list was great and our server was very attentive. Thanks for a fun evening!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business dinner at Max's Bistro
Nice atmosphere, local art on the walls was inspiring. Friendly server with great personality. Appetizer was outstanding, dinner was good, desert was so so...
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
We chose this restaurant primarily on location. We were on a tight schedule that evening and needed a restaurant in that general area of Fresno. What a great choice! Max's has an interesting and varied menu -- so much so that we will need to go back often in order to try everything that appealed to us. The service was friendly and very efficient, attentive yet unobtrusive.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love to come here on date night .Great food , great ambiance and absolutely love Jake and Kayley !Everyone is friendly and inviting and we keep going back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner!
Max's always comes through-- great food, lively and fun atmosphere and wonderful service!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gen
Nice, buzzy environment! Upbeat and fun! Food is very good, and well priced! Bakery on the premises - bread is fantastic! I had the fish tostada and it was beautifully presented in a vertical fashion - really tasty! My husband had the jalapeno fish burger that he said was delicious! We would highly recommend you give it a try! you'll be happy you did!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just celebrated my wifes birthday at her favorite establishment Max's Bistro. Wonderful food and great service. As always.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I always celebrate our birthdays at this restaurant. They are very consistent and if something is not to your liking they will fix it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Max's has become a great place for a very nice dinner at reasonable, although sometimes, higher-prices. We drove across town to celebrate a birthday and really enjoyed our evening, with drinks, wonderful appetizer of duck breast pizza, and entrees that left us no chance to want dessert. It was a superb dining experience. And to think, there was a bakery in this spot originally. The owners have done an excellent job creating one of Fresno's finest dining experiences.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Reliable Favorite
Max's has always been a provider of consistently great food and service. They are my GO TO bistro when I want a great meal with great service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find in Fresno!
I was working in Fresno for a few weeks. I was not expecting to find much in the way of good food. I was surprised a few times, Max's Bistro was the most pleasant surprise. It was quiet, the staff was friendly and well informed about the menu and wine list. Overall a great meal. I had the burger, normally not the best reason to give a great review. But when Bobby Flay says that a burger and fries can be a gourmet meal, this burger is what he means.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was oue first time at Max's and the server was great the food was good.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my favorite local bistro. I always have the fish!
Not only do they have an extensive wine list but, they make a great martini too!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was perfectly cooked and wonderful!! We have always loved Maxs and enjoy dining with them. Great people and food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are from out of town, and were referred to this restaurant. The service was spectacular, food wonderful, good wine, excellent. We had the calamari. We asked for it to be spicy, and they were very obliging. Had the fish special--spectacular.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I come here often because the food is great and the service is better than most other places in Fresno.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are very lucky to have
We are very lucky to have Max's on our side of town. They excel in all aspects of providing a great dining experience.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Guests from Europe enjoyed the atmosphere and attentive service by servers. Food presentation was equal to that of fine international restaurants.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always wonderful at Max 's (melt in your mouth filet mignon!) but the thing that impresses me the most is their wonderful service. Max 's should export its service training to other area restaurants. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and attentive - every time you dine there. They help each other out. They clear tables with a smile. They help make meals memorable.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM