Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar

4.5
682 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar has been serving Cary & the Triangle since 1991. Owned and operated by Will & Margie Hennessee, Maximillians offers global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Offering over 15 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list, or enjoy one of our hand crafted cocktails or local draft beers. We hope you will join us, and if it is your first visit, it won't be your last! Cheers!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 682 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We did not look at the menu before going, my mistake. I ordered the ribeye cooked rare and my brother ordered the trout. Our sever was polite but it took him forever to take our order. My steak was ordered rare and was cooked more medium or medium well. Since It was a $43 steak I was going to send it back but the flavor was good. My brothers trout was very good but he wasn’t a fan of the risotto as it had a sweet flavor. Overall the food was flavorful but too salty.

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ClassyLady
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service marvelous and it’s right here in our neighborhood. I had booked the bar by mistake but they didn’t blink and found us a table. We all loved our meals.

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vipPaigeNRaleigh
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zack was our waiter at Max Grill & Wine Bar (MGWB), he was knowledgeable and attentive. It was my Bday and Zack and his team came and sang HBD to me. Thanks Zack! Also, my party of 4 all had different dishes - and they were all vey good!

This is only my 2nd time here, but I will be back again and again! Thanks for the talented kitchen staff at MGWB! I absolutely love the Procuitto & Fig pizza on Cauliflower Crust. Yummy!!

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vipSBrown
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A meal before going to see Genesis, we really enjoyed it!

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PMC1
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food with awesome service!! Our favorite place :-)

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Betty
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience. The menu choices are plentiful, and the staff are experts at their craft.

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scottb
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special occasion birthday dinner for my wife. Had never eaten at Maximillians before but it was highly recommended. My wife was very pleased with the restaurant and we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good. Service was good. Liked the low noise level and soothing music. Easy to talk.

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SusanV
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! We have never had anything here we didn’t like! My husband had the prime rib and said it was the best he ever had. I had the trout. Delicious.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was great. Calamari is the best in town, to me. Service is friendly and efficient without being a bother. It's been a while since I have been here, but will be returning very soon.

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vipNewYearBlooper
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious, fresh food. The pasta is amazing, the drinks are delicious. The daily focaccia…omg. I would eat there every day if I could.

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StevenC
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal. Food was well prepared, and service was attentive.

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Mikel
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff and chef are awesome!

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JimH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding cuisine. We had the voodoo tuna and the beef lasagne. Both were excellent, although very different. I have never had anything like the voodoo fish and would go back just to have it again. Bob, our server was excellent. He actually seemed to be enjoying what he was doing and he certainly wanted us to have a great meal and a wonderful evening. The free desert for my birthday was a nice touch. We ate outside, which is basically on the sidewalk separated by a rail and some hanging plants from the parking lot. Not exactly charming, but it worked out fine.

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DinerDelight
Tallahassee
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food! Nice patio for outside dining.

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ScottC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. To be fair, we actually sat outside so we aren’t sure what the mood was like inside. It’s in a mini-strip mall so the outside wasn’t anything great. Service staff was great but maybe could have been dressed a little classier. Food was great, a little over seasoned but still really really good.

Would def recommend. Great date night place.

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vipGeorgeB
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Interesting location near Downtown Cary, we sat outside and it was lovely. Our service was excellent and the food amazing. Small business and we loved to support this type of venture in our community, we will be back.

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SusanD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it!!

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GailM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and outdoor ambiance were excellent!

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foodandfun
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion! The food was delicious, service was attentive, comfortably spaced seating, and they even treated us to a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I had heard so much about this place for so long and I’m

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LarissaH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with a family feel! Enjoyed the creative menu and cocktails. The chef even accommodated for our friend who is vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best anniversary dinner here! Amazing food and great service.

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GregC
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted upon sitting with glasses of champagne from the owner. What a great touch!! Then we ordered the stars of the show. Charcuterie plate was the best I have ever had. All the feels for me and the fact they use local is a huge plus. My wife ordered the pork chop which she loved and I had the Voodoo Tuna. Best dish I have had in a long time. We could not have picked a better place. Thanks for a great anniversary. See u soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were fantastic! Highly recommend.

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vipFoodlover
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious, fresh ingredients dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. I cannot say enough nice things about this restaurant. Never disappoints.

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foodie101
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Perfect place for a nice date night

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HokieSig
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience; Great food; Awesome service.

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PaulB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ran out of the appetizer and fish we wanted.

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vipDestin
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Maximilians is exceptionally good. The chef offers delicious, unique and surprising choices with complex flavors, perfect texture and very generous portions. We have dined at many very highly rated restaurants with Michelin star chefs but the food here rivals all of them. The service is genuinely polite, courteous and attentive. The value is outstanding. Maximilians is a true neighborhood gem.

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Sherri
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food- actually amazing. The only disappointment was the dry coconut cake.

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Hillsborough
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent trout dinner and VooDoo dish of the day with beef and shrimp. Excellent service. Although we are from out of town we will definitely will come here again when near Cary.

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foodie84
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to spend an anniversary! Staff immediately brought us each a glass of bubbly and congratulated us. Knowledgable server - recommended wine and food choices. Owner stopped by our table as well. Highly recommend - wonderful people and amazing food!

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vipCEWST
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful staff, great food, always a local favorite

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

This was our first time dining at Maximilian’s and our expectations were high based on reviews and longevity of restaurant. However, we were very underwhelmed. First the positives…our server was great and our cocktails and appetizer were delicious. The negatives…we waited over an hour for our entrees, the ribeye was not prepared to order (well versus medium), the $34 scallop entree only had 3 scallops so we would argue that is certainly not aligned with cost, and we were seated upstairs with no other guests for the entire two hours we were there…thus no ambiance, no opportunity to be part of the activity and buzz of the restaurant, no constant eyes on our table to ensure we were enjoying our experience. If we had known we were going to be the only guests isolated upstairs, we would have asked to move. I should add that management did decide to comp us for our entrees and for that we are grateful. But we are likely not to venture back to Maximillian’s for a second visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason we keep coming back. Food, service, selection, prices on point. Owners Margie (Chef) and Will (out front) are great owners, managers, and hosts. You will not be disappointed.

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PMC1
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the Voodoo Tuna and the coconut cake!

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Dinner
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waiter was great. Good wine and beer selection. But overall way overpriced. We started our dinner with bread that we had to pay for, not free as you’d expect in a typical restaurant, that came out dry with little flavor for a specialty bread. Dinner was simply OK, nothing to write home about. Except maybe for the high prices.

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Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

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