Great spot to eat
Great little place to eat. Food was great. Portions are a little smaller bu very tasty. Service staff was very good. will definatly go again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, but we waited almost an hour and a half. Reservations at 8:00 on Friday night for the solarium were sat in the dining room and it took the waiter nearly half an hour to take our orders and the food took nearly 1.5 hours to come out after that! Good thing we were with good company! They were out of several selections one of which we came there to get. Service was uninformed and poor, for the price, I would expect the whole package. I have been there once before and the service was much better. Meals were excellent. But some selections were absolutely, extremely expensive, given the atmosphere and quality of service. The restaurant does offer a wide varietty of pricing options.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seemed like our server had too many tables. A little slower service this time and less attention. Not a negative , a comment. Great food that's a taste odessy! Lots of unique flavors. Well be back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Maxine's is a Great Find!
My husband and I eat at Maxine's at least once a week! We have introduced it to several of our friends and recommend it on Facebook! Chef Rob is absolutely an amazing food artist! The staff is always friendly and accommodating! Excellent food and service every time! Maxine's is Gem!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've never been disappointed when dining at Maxine's. The food the last time I went was especially amazing. I highly recommend this resturant to anyone in search of a fine dining experience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate at this place on Saturday May 25, 2013. Driving up to the restaurant we thought what kind of a dive is this. Then when you step inside it all changes. Good atmosphere, good people, Good food, and yes we will be back.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very enjoyable evening
This was our first time at Maxine's, but it won't be our last. We were able to take advantage of their Sunday Supper menu, which was abbreviated from their regular menu, but still covered all the bases and provided good choices. My duck was excellent and my wife's fillet the same. A delightful and pleasant salad started the meal, and the sides were very nice. The wine partnered the meal very well. The creme brulee was a great finish for the meal.
We dined in the solarium, which was light and airy, even with the roof mostly closed. Indoors, there are booths and tables, and a rather more intimate atmosphere, darker and more traditional.
The restaurant was fairly busy and our waitress similarly busy, but very professional.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite .
Everything about this place is excellent. The wine , food and service are all wonderful. I will go back again soon.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maxine's never disappoints
Maxine's on Fireweed has fantastic food. They typically use local foods and products in a very unique way. My husband admits that he hasn't tried stuff there that he normally would never consider ordering because it is a great way to try new combinations of flavors. We usually go there for a date night. This last week it was a little warm in the dining area, but that is not normal (Anchorage was having a heat wave). I always recommend this place to my friends as a great place to have dinner.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a wonderful meal with 5 great friends. The food was great!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maxine's is. Gem
My husband and I eat here often! I love that they always have organic greens on the menu! We have always had Excellent food and Outstanding Service, every time! It is a great place to take friends!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rising to the top of our list
Maxine's Bistro continues to delight us. My husband and I enjoy interesting food and excellent wine, so there are very few restaurants in Anchorage that we eat at regularly. We've now eaten at Maxine's now a half a dozen times and continue to be impressed by the variety of their offerings and their use of locally farmed produce. I hope they keep it up!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit won't be the last!
We went on a Sunday, without knowing they have a special arrangement with a more limited menu of some 6-t mains to choose from, and fixed family-style sides but, even this was excellent. The ribeye with caramelized onion jam and gorgonzola was wonderful, the veg sides good, and the intro bread with oil and balsamic vinegar fantastic! We sat in the patio, which has a partial cover, a nice treat in Alaska (we live here) where outdoor dining is pretty much unheard of. Maxine's impressed us and we're looking forward to going back on a non-Sunday and try the full menu too.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exciting dishes, fun atmosphere
Maxine's continues to create some of the more exciting dishes in Anchorage, melding unique, locally-sourced products and inventive recipes into delicious creations that delight (and inspire) the taste buds. The salad & entree special from the weekend of August 3rd was hands-down one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anchorage's most interesting restau
Maxine's never fails to delight us. Every dish is prepared with great imagination, and they use many ingredients from local farmers, which enhances the taste and gives us one more reason to keep returning!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never heard of this place, but thanks to Open Table, I found reservations for 2 and after reading reviews, figured I'd give it a try...truly impressed! Looked like a hole-in-the-wall, but was anything but! We went on a Sunday, which apparently is when it's a different "family style" dining experience. There were many things on the menu I've never heard of, so I played it safe and went with prosciutto chicken rolls---delicious! And all the side veggies were amazing! I got my weeks servings in one meal and they were all so tasty. The staff was very attentive, helpful and polite. Definitely recommend and will definitely return.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & Accomodating
My friend and I dined here on a Wednesday night. It was quiet and perfect for a good conversation. The service was excellent. I am pregnant so I asked for a tasty non-alcoholic/non-caffeinated beverage. The waiter went above and beyond! He made me a delicious concoction with blood orange that was refreshing and delicious. Also, I do not care for mushrooms and the meal I ordered came with a mushroom ragu. My friend loved it, but I requested for mine to be held but it ended up on my plate anyhow. The waiter was professional and very quick to remedy the situation by removing the mushroom ragu from my plate. Overall this place was wonderful and I will be dining again. The next time I will bring my husband because this is right up his alley.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good and original food
The food was very good and different, the service a little slow, they only had two people taking orders and serving
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time at maxine
My son who is in the culinary business recomended Maxines for dinner. It was unique and everything was done very nicely. My steak was cooked to perfection and was NOT drowning in a sauce, instead I could see a dollop of residual sauce and the flavor was through and through. I have had more tender steak but it was still a nice stead. the rock fish my husband had was delicious also. The wine selection was pretty nice and not outrageous price wise. Service was above average.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my brother and his wife out to dinner on 08/12/13. When we requested a 2nd bottle of the same wine, our waitress brought out 2 different bottles saying that our first choice was no longer available; she said these were comparable wines with one being "a little" more expensive. I chose that one over the other "spicier" bottle. When we got the bill we discovered that the 2nd wine cost $89 - no where near the $40 bottle we got at first. I expected it to be "a little" more - not more than double! Talk about misleading information! The food was really good though and I guess we will just be more careful about ordering wine here in the future!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girdwood gourmet in Anchorage
An abundance of local products and creative culinary genius comes together in surprising and delightful ways! I love the family style sides. I've been four or five times and no dish has disappointed!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently outstanding cuisine
Creative, innovative, delicious food. My favorite place to eat in Anchorage.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice night
Food was excellent, the atmosphere was nice and the service was very good. Tables were close to one another, so unwanted conversations were heard. My date and I had a nice time and will return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The innovative use of local ingredients makes this restaurant a favorite place of mine to dine in Anchorage. I enjoy the ever changing specials using food that is in season. The service is very good and waiters answer questions regarding items on the menu with knowledge. Kudos to the Chef.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food,watch out for extra charg
Enjoyed this restaurant for the first time, however, our waiter seemed set on running up the bill, when we asked him to recommend a bottle of wine, he recommended one that was $130!!! After ordering a $30 bottle, we were disappointed when the bill came and he had charged us for two bottles, when we asked about it, he blamed another employee and grudgingly took it off.
The entrees are good, nicely presented, nice portion but not huge. Bread and olive oil/vinegar dip that comes with is nice touch. Food came out quickly. We sat in the "green house" atrium area, there was a large party in there and it was pretty loud, might make a difference if they replaced the tile with carpet in terms of noise level.
Not much parking available
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Share a few things - you will enjoy everything. Unique menue was super fun. Atmosphere wasn't great but the food was worth it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went there for a business
I went there for a business dinner on Oct. 3, 2013. I found the service to be a little slow but then I realized that this was similar to my experiences in Europe. The waiter was not hovering over us but checked in enough times that we were well taken care of.
The food was excellent. I had the Cassoulet and thought is was great. Not your typical bowl of beans, etc. but a deconstructed version where I could savor the flavors of the individual components. The appetizers & main were a very full meal so I skipped dessert.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is delightful
From the artistic décor to the creatively prepared, locally harvested dishes, Maxine's is always a delight.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Choices, all good!
I haven't dined at Maxine's for a while, as the last time we were there the service was horrible. This time I was pleasantly surprised and the service was excellent, from the wine steward to the knowledge our waiter had pertaining to the menu items. Since we had 5 people in our party, everyone tried something different and we all loved every dish served to us. A lot of imagination and a definite creative flair. . . from the roasted root vegetable salad to the Ahi tuna and steak dinner. . . even the flatbread with figs was out of this world. Definitely will go back soon. Thank you Robert. . . your expertise shines through!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed meal. Come almost every Sunday pm for "supper" since we discovered. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were first timers at Maxines recently and were very impressed with the entire experience! I ordered the seafood special which was halibut cheeks and prawns with a side of potatoes and green beans. The presentation was beautiful and the flavors were exceptional. Although it's slighty pricier, it's not over-priced. I felt the costs were reasonable. This restaurant is at the top of my list for any occasion worthy of eating out.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
We loved every ounce of our visit and we were treated like a consumer. Caitlan was amazing as was Sam. And chef delivered yet a wonderful meal.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made the reservations online via OpenTable. My requests were completed perfectly. The reservation upon arrival was recognized quickly and we were sat promptly. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. Our food was amazing. I've work and managed many restaurants, and I would recommend Maxine's without hesitation. Everytime I've dined at Maxine's, everything I've ordered has been above my expectation. Great place!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is beyond exceptional
Food is beyond exceptional and the service was friendly and attentive. I will be back!!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, but pricey
The food was very good, but expensive for the portion size. It could be romantic "Alaska style" meaning it tries, but the building lacks.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprise Find ~ Consistent Return
A friend of mine introduced me to Maxine's ~ and yuummmm...I will go back again and again.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff wear jeans, parking is a problem and the freshly painted and redecorated building is old but that all is overcome by a friendly wait staff that serves elegant well prepared food that is beautifully presented. The ladies shared several appetizers as their main meal, while one guest had a steak and I had a "seafood feature" which that night was a shrimp, crab and white fish presentation that was excellent. The desserts were very good.
Service was attentive and gracious. Good place to take guests for a special meal in a very casual atmosphere.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
30th birthday dinner
We went to Maxine's for a friends 30th birthday. The food was outstanding! The surf and turf appetizer had to be one of the best I've ever had. The curry soup of the day and the seafood special that night were so good, I would have eaten 2! Our server was excellent! Even when we were the last people in the restaurant, they never rushed us and we very friendly. We had a wonderful time
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great
I hadn't been to Maxine's since it moved from Girdwood, where it was my favorite restaurant. It's even better in Anchorage. Wines are a little pricey but the food is creative, delicious and presented attractively. I will return.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun birthday dinner
We had a blast, great food, service and company.
I had the Seafood special, I normally order the daily specials when dining. Clams with prawns in a delicious sauce, really fantastic. Half the table (2/4) ordered this item. One of the plates had an issue with shells in the plate, but that was something to overcome.
Another ordered the duck con-fie sp? Amazing!!! That was the birthday girl, and it made her night. Lastly another daily special was order, the vegetarian pasta with porcine mushroom, he ordered this because they were out of the bison pot pie, some kind of vegetarian I know.
2 bottles of wine and a great group of people with out a rushed atmosphere from the staff made our visit top notch.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
our first Thanksgiving out
the food was quite good. we had a problem with being seated in the sunroom where it was quite cold.
our food was served and became cold very quickly. the coffee cooled off just as quickly. I would have liked to have hot stuffing and gravy and bread and butter and mashed potatoes. great idea but next time I hope to eat inside where it's warm.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh take in traditional feast
I plan on returning soon
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, good
Good food, good service, good wine selection. Nice experience. Will go again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was superb. We were able to make minor changes to the menu which increased our dining pleasure. There was an ample amount of food with even enough to take home. We enjoyed it for a late night snack at the hotel. This is a definite place to check out when we return to the Anchorage area.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good First Impression
Our first time party of three was impressed with the décor and ambience that had the feel of a long established neighborhood bistro. The sound level was high and energetic but tolerable for conversation. We chose to have a bottle of wine rather than drink by the glass and the waiter was very helpful in making an affordable choice. Unfortunately, we all ordered the same New York strip steak but the only disappointment was not having another meal to sample from. I also ordered the Organic Greens of the Day and they were some of the freshest I've ever had even at the height of the growing season here in Alaska. Their dessert menu is a bit limited and the Crème Brule wasn't quite heated through nevertheless, we'll be coming back here again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new favorite place
We were looking for someplace new to celebrate our anniversary's. Maxine's was the perfect choice. A cozy space with great food. From the salad special to the Tempura Porkbellies and Spring rolls to the four different entree's that were ordered. Each was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful. We chose the Steak with the wonderful Blue Cheese Sauce, the Bison Pot pie, the Pork Tenderloin and the Scallop special, all followed by a yummy Cream Brulee. We will call early next time to make sure the duck will be available as they had already sold out of that. It was the only disappointment of the evening!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great place!! Service & food
this was our 1st time dining at Maxine's since they opened in this location. great job with renovating the inside space; funky & fun. the service staff was 3 and they hustled & provided great service. interesting menu everything we tried was yummy: Meze appitizer, sausage/cabbage dinner, shepard pie & seafood special. if they only had an artic entry, it would be perfect!! we'll be coming back.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Robert and his crew.
I love Robert and his crew. Jasmine is wonderful as hostess. She is warm and welcoming. Sam, Huey and all the wait staff are amazing and attentive. Robert, though. Is the most inspirational chef I have ever known!!! The food is always off the charts! Delicious, and a delight to the palate. Maxine's is the total package.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for dinner and sat in the solarium. Perfection. This is a favorite spot, will go again!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Experience
First visit, but were greeted and seated immediately. Service was very good. Found the wine selection limited but adequate. Menu options were few but entrees ultimately selected were served correctly and at right temperature. Salad special was best1st course as well as the appetizer course. Would visit again for dinner and would recommend for friends and visitors.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM