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215 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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restaurant Max Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Lounge: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - close; Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - close
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, American
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Diverse catering menu as well as custom creations available. Please inquire at email@example.com or 612-215-5441.
Private Party Facilities:
For business, pleasure, or both, restaurant Max’s flexible, functional and stylish private dining rooms are perfect for your events, private dining or special occasions for up to 100 guests. Our private event space overlooks the restaurant and bar. The room features floor booths and tables - flexible enough to accommodate your event, reception or dining setting. Independent lighting and music controls allow you to create the right ambiance. Perfect for corporate dinners, rehearsal or grooms dinners, special occasions and family events. Private dining at restaurant Max will provide the maximum experience.
Private Party Contact:
Terry Seppala (612) 215-5441
Special Events & Promotions:
On New Year's Eve we will be offering a special Prix Fix Menu only which can be purchased in either three or five courses. Please contact us at 612-340-0303 for more information or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant Max is located 1 block North of the light rail system and on the bus lines.
Valet Parking Available at The Hotel Minneapolis. Drop-off and pick-up in the driveway of The Hotel Minneapolis off of 4th Street South.
Standard Hotel Minneapolis parking rates apply.
A word from restaurant Max
The restaurant Max features lifestyle cuisine highlighting the fresh seasonal offerings of the local region and is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Minneapolis adjacent to The Hotel Minneapolis. Guests love restaurant Max's innovative yet approachable style as they
relax in an atmosphere that is fresh and creative. Lifestyle Cuisine at restaurant Max means providing the guest with the dining experience they are looking for at that moment: food, portions and beverages that support your situation; a business lunch, private dining, happy hour at the bar, a dinner celebration, a romantic date, or a time to share with friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Great for Lunch
Restaurant Max was a very
disappointing experience for such a beautiful space. The service was slow (we waited 15 minutes for drinks) and the menu boring at best. I had the salmon with bland and soggy fingerling potatoes. My husband had chicken that he said was tasteless. The other couple we were dining with seemed ok with their dinner - but everyone was weirded out by the waiter. Just an odd guy. But hey, that can be cool - if the service was timely. Which it wasn't. We were very glad we had a Groupon for 1/2 off our meal."
Dined on 2/22/2014
This was my first time coming
here. I am OVER THE MOON about this place. The food was fantastice, THe service was excellent the atmosphere was great! We enjoyed Crab cake, wild rice soup, steak, salmon, asparagus and fingerling potatoes. All was cooked to perfection! We continued to talk about the restuarant the next day. Great date night, first date! LOVE this!! Will continue to spread the word and definately come back in the future! Thanks!! You guys ROCK!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
We had several individuals for a
happy hour. When our server came to take orders on two occasions we had new people arrive who had questions about vodka brands and beer.....on both accounts he abruptly said, "it's in the menu" rather than taking a moment to share with our group what was available. I don't believe at any point he ever smiled during the 2 1/2 hours we were there or ever attempted to engage us short of asking what we wanted. I'm sure we'll be back, will probably come for dinner and see if the service improves."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Our dinner experience at Max was
AWFUL!. The food was good but the service was TERRIBLE. It was Valentine's and the place was not crowded so the service should have been spot on but it was TERRIBLE. We would never eat there again and have already told many people of the awful experience. Sorry."
Dined on 2/14/2014
My husband and I have ate there
many times already and stayed at the Hotel Minneapolis . This last time was for Valentine's, and I would have to say this was the best meal I have ever had at a resturant! They served us a five course meal that was unbelievable. I would so do this for Valentines again and will be back soon! I have already told friends about our great experience. Wow I just cant stop thinking about it. You just need to go and experience this yourself. Thanks Cheryl R."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This is a restaurant in an old
historical building in downtown Mpls. The ambiance was incredible. Good great and service wonderful. Check it out!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
Quiet, even on a Friday
night. Beautiful decor and wonderful food menu. Service was a little slow for the amount of customers; however, our server was attentive and engaged."
Dined on 1/31/2014
Our group of 6 had a great
experience for lunch. Our service was spot-on, food was good and we were able to work thru our work agenda. We will defintely go back again! Great location for our group."
Dined on 1/22/2014
This was the first time my group
had a side room. It was wonderful! The noise level was so much nicer than in the main diningroom! It was comfortable and the service was great!"
Dined on 1/21/2014
I'm not a huge fan of hotel
restaurants but Max's does a good job of being a restaurant that happens to be in a hotel. From the food to the service, the focus on customer care is high. I've eaten breakfast and dinner here, and have enjoyed my meals."
Dined on 1/13/2014
Excellent restaurant for a special
occasion to congratulate or say farewell and good luck. One can talk and be heard at the table. Good specials and excellent lunch options."
Dined on 1/2/2014
Would not recommend. When we
first arrived, we noticed that the restaurant was practically empty. We thought this meant we would receive good attention from the waitstaff. We were very wrong. There were two hosts there and they completely ignored us until they had finished their entire conversation, even though they knew we were waiting to be greeted. At our table, it took about 20 minutes before anyone came over to our table. 20 minutes! We seriously felt like they forgot we were there. And the whole rest or the night went like that. It took a really unreasonable time for each part of our meal to arrive- especially since we were basically the only people there."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Food was good. Steak delicious,
apps good, though the Caramelized Brie with tomato bacon dressing was really a bowl of spaghetti sauce with bacon and a little Brie on top. Caramelized. The hostess took pity and served us bc our waitress was, "busy I guess." As the place was nearly empty we were left theorizing about her activities. It was just weird. The points in the meal where you expect the most handling were the ones with a noticeable absence of staff. Like getting our first drink. Towards the end of the meal the waitress made an appearance to ask how we were doing but didn't actually do anything. At that point please just skip it. The hostess was a sweetie."
Dined on 12/16/2013
Other than the fact that it was
probably the only near empty restaurant in downtown this Saturday evening, my first impressions were positive. The ambience very nice with a rich atmosphere and ample room between tables. The server was friendly and accommodating. But then things went down hill. The menu was very limited. To me a mark that they don't do the business volume to fund a wide variety of offerings. The server remained friendly, but as I think the only waiter working on a Saturday evening had a hard time keeping up the approximately 6 - 8 tables of diners. The reason behind the long wait for our food became evident when it arrived cold. Too bad. Nice venue."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Great food, abysmal service; not
worth the experience or price. Management hasn't been able to figure out how to staff the dining room so diners won't feel ignored. I won't go back."
Dined on 12/14/2013
valet parking was not free,
service was slow, food was not cooked properly"
Dined on 12/14/2013
by scenic view I mean inside the
restaurant. the space is really lovely."
Dined on 11/25/2013
Started with an appetizer brie
with bacon and tomato but no brie!! Very limited entrées & Ali cart vegetables Still hungry ordered flatbread mushroom pizza But to no avail very bland and served lukewarm. To be the salamander heating unit was out being fixed. Even the $12 vodka's - nothing to write home about. Is this what hotel food has come to?? Sorry with 30+ years of eating downtown some of the worst."
Dined on 10/27/2013
I took a co-worker there for her
birthday. I thought the service was very good and she was very helpful."
Dined on 10/23/2013
We appreciated our server giving
recommendations. Unfortunately the Reuben was tough and grissley. I believe the flavor was good but I was unable to eat much of it. The Turkey burger was overcooked. The french fries were great and the sweet patato fries were tender and delicious. The restaurant was quiet due to Colunbus day. The atmosphere was cafateria feeling even with the marble pilars. Our server was wonderful and offered to get us other menu options. I would like to try breakfast and I will do another survey."
Dined on 10/14/2013
Everytime we come here the service
is very slow and something is missing/wrong with our meals. We hadn't been in a while and we knew they changed their menu so we thought we would give it another try. NO IMPROVEMENT.....same slow service, food was cold, waitress kept putting the food plates at the wrong spots. I wouldn't recommend."
Dined on 10/9/2013
This is a nicer spot for a
downtown Minneapolis lunch. The service is somewhat notoriously slow, and this experience proved the rule. One of our group got soup, but no spoon came with it. After waiting about 10 minutes, he had to go run down a server himself, who told him they would have to go get one "from downstairs." But the food was good, and the big open dining space is nice."
Dined on 10/4/2013
The ambiance of the restaurant is
very inviting and unique. However, the service was lacking. We had one person seat us, one person take our order, two people (neither of the first two) bring us our food, and yet another person came to take our drink order, take our place and original waitress appeared at the end to place our bills. The food was not wonderful and the Cobb Salad was more of a log of chicken with a piece of bib lettuce than an actual salad. I would not recommend the Cobb Salad but I will give this place one more chance because it seems to have potential."
Dined on 9/27/2013
Chicken was severely overcooked
and overseasoned. Server never came to check on food and we had to ask for refills on drinks."
Dined on 9/28/2013
the service was over worked so it
wasn't great. the food has potential, great menu but I didn't get exactly what I ordered. still enjoyed."
Dined on 9/26/2013
Being with Wells Fargo, I always
recommend this place. For great service and for the good food. There were plenty of appetizers but only a few dinner selections. The waiter barely spent any time at their table. Bill was $149 and the server only received a $20 tip which was actually too much. This trip was nothing special. Being the Admin for over 200 people and TONS of out of town employee's, looks like I need to find a new place close to 255 Second ave s to send my folks!"
Dined on 9/12/2013
We had a reservation for a party
of 14. at first, we were impressed, because we were given our own space (in the red room) for our group. Our server was very pleasant and nice and kept up with our drink orders. However, when it came time for our food to arrive, we received our meals in 4 separate intervals, spaced out about 10-20 min between when the food came out. One couple didn't get their meals till over 45 min after the first meals were served. Hence, everyone was done eating before they even received their food! We maybe would have understood a bit more if the restaurant was packed, but we were the ONLY table (minus 2-3 small tables sat near the bar). The food was good, but our party was not able to eat together. Its too bad."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Our waiter was awesome, the good
was great. Overall, wonderful experience!"
Dined on 8/3/2013
My business partners and I had a
great lunch experience! I always try to sit in Ross' section. Ross will give his honest opinion about any menu items and always remembers us. I will say waiting for a table is hit or miss when it comes to the host or hostess."
Dined on 7/15/2013
Food was average, service was very
good. I forgot my credit card and had a call before I got to my car. That was very nice."
Dined on 7/7/2013
The bread was stale and inedible.
My salad was rather good, but I had to send the salmon back because it was underdone."
Dined on 7/3/2013
Great little salads that aren't so
little at all, wonderful house made dressings, delicious soup, and the salmon is to die for."
Dined on 6/19/2013
Food and surroundings excellant.
service was inconsistant with the feel and menu of such a awsome venue."
Dined on 6/12/2013
Service was a bit slow -
especially seeing as it was the noon hour. Otherwise, the dining experience was a good one."
Dined on 6/11/2013
We go to Restaurant Max for lunch
from our office about once a month. It is always a favorite. Very good sandwhoches, burgers, salads, and fries."
Dined on 5/9/2013
We were very pleased with our
experience at Max. When we first walked in it was not busy and for a Saturday evening that was a little concerning. However, the food was spectacular and perfectly prepared. The prices were moderate and the wine list was extensive. The steak my husband had was top quality meat and melted in your mouth. The chef prepared it exactly Med. Rare and when served was still hot. My scallops had a nice sear on the top and were not under or over cooked. I have since already recommended it to many of my friends and co-workers. The ambience was very nice with the decor and music very tasteful. Our server was delightful and very accommodating. We will be back."
Dined on 4/27/2013
Love this place usually, but
definitely not kid friendly. Unexpectedly had two children in our party. But I figured a hotel would be prepared. Marginally so. Children's menu very limited (burgers and chicken fingers). I asked for half order of spaghetti, even if charged whole price. Not possible. No crayons/paper for entertainment. Kids asked for ice cream for dessert ... if waitress had told me dish was THREE scoops, would've ordered one for sharing. Second glass of wine was forgotten. Got a sample gratis once the waitress remembered. Waitress did okay given that she was alone in dining room. Hostess even helped her. Will return but sans kids!"
Dined on 4/19/2013
Our experience was not good. In an
hour of waiting for our food, we managed to get 1 glass of wine and a cup of soup. To get our entrees required intervention from the bar tender. When the food arrived, it was nasty. The chicken pot pie looked like cream of chicken soup under a puff pastry crust. The steak (ordered well done) was past that stage. While we waited for our food, we watched tray after tray of food passing by to other tables. Maybe our experience is not the norm. I complained to the manager on duty who comped the meal and got some food sent up to my room so I would have something to eat for dinner (a cup of soup not being enough). The hotel GM called the next day to follow up so at least I know they care."
Dined on 3/21/2013
Had the crab cake sandwich -
wasn't real impressed. I've had much better in Minneapolis for less money. French fries were excellent. Service was slow, water glasses not refilled until well after emptied."
Dined on 3/20/2013
This was my 4th time at Restaurant
Max and every time I hope for a better experience. The food is ok,skip the fried green tomatoes. They were not hot and lacked flavor. The service is what is disappointing. I think that is managements fault. They clearly are not training people appropriately. For instance, if there is an empy drink glass- ask customer if they would like another. If there are empy plates on the table- clear them before you bring out the next course. There were about 5 tables filled, so there should have been no excuse for the service."
Dined on 3/15/2013
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