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Maxwells

4.8
4.8
693 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Maxwells is no ordinary experience, offering a relaxed environment, adventurous cuisine and professional service ‘with a personality.’ Superior food, drink and celebration are permanent features. With the region’s largest collection of wines, a diverse selection of beers of the world, and premium beverages, Maxwells is an exciting blend of your imagination and our unique casual elegance.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (701) 277-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Wald

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms are available to host group dinners, corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners, holiday dinner events, anniversary celebrations or even cocktail receptions. Built-in audiovisual included with private dining rooms. Group dinner menus & bar packages available.

  • Private party contact

    Ramon Sosa: (701) 277-9463

  • Neighborhood

    Fargo

  • Cross street

    13th Avenue and 9th St. E

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 693 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North Dakota

    Best Overall

  • North Dakota

    Best Food

  • North Dakota

    Best Service

  • North Dakota

    Best Ambiance

  • North Dakota

    Best Value

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    Good for special occasions

  • North Dakota

    Most Booked

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  1. DD

    DebbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Maxwells. Great food, drinks and staff.
  2. AJ

    ArJay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible food, as well as creativity & presentation. Attentive staff, pleasant upscale/casual atmosphere. They provided a free dessert treat for my wife. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and will definitely be back. Already recommended to several friends.
  3. D

    Donald

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service with great food. Great place for a good cocktail or a try a wine or champagne you won’t find most places.
  4. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s rare today to find fine dinging of this quality. Excellent food and service.
  5. I

    Irish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at Maxwells for special occasions! Great food! Great service!
  6. MI

    MICHAELM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening at Maxwell's. If I could change one thing it would be to reduce the noise but short of that it was a perfect dinner.
  7. EM

    EstherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For me this restaurant is, by far, the best in Fargo. It would rank between the bests restaurants even in a big cosmopolitan metropoli. The food is delicious, sofisticated, giving refreshing options away from the eternal classics. The wine choice is outstanding, the attention top notch, the ambience warm.
  8. KE

    KaylaE

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I very much enjoyed our date night. Service was great and the food was to die for. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.
  9. DM

    DannyM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our Anniversary and everything was fantastic. My favorite is the Lobster Fettucine.
  10. BN

    BethN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Our server was very good. The steak and Caesar salad were outstanding.
  11. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The food was so, so good. We enjoyed a variety of cocktails. Our service was excellent.
  12. RH

    RonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a business meeting. Very quiet environment and professional staff! Thank you
  13. JA

    JonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable experience. It is on our go to list when we want to go somewhere special.
  14. DI

    DanI

    Fargo

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, food, ambiance, and wine list!
  15. JB

    JulieB

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was delicious!!!
  16. DJ

    DustinJ

    Fargo

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual and a new menu. Very happy with the service as well.
  17. E

    Edward

    Fargo

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had my usual escargot and lamb, it was great.
  18. AW

    ArielleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful date-date night treat! Service was exceptional.
  19. D

    Donald

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maxwells is THE best restaurant in the FM area. I have never been over enthused about the atmosphere in the dining are unless you are looking for a quite date night. We sat in the bar at a table and had another great experience. Food, drinks, atmosphere, service and you have to mention the FOOD again. Tell me a restaurant that has better food in Fargo/Moorhead than Maxwells...I'll wait. Thanks again Maxwells!! We'll see you again soon :)
  20. WI

    WallyIII

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed food—well prepared Good service
  21. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a special night out,this is the place to go Food and service were excellent!
  22. GH

    GeneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Wife had a good meal. Even a good dessert. However, a steak house that doent offer A1 or 57 sauce sucks. Rarely a steakhouse is that good. I will never go there again. Evam Murray's in Mpls offers it and they are one of the few that has steaks that good. 1 chance was too many. Better places to eate.
  23. J

    Josh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went there for our 1 year anniversary. The waitress was friendly and very helpful. The menu could have had a few more options for entrées. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection we were even brought a free desert to celebrate the occasion. Would recommend for anyone looking to have a fine dining experience!
  24. TH

    TimothyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Brocolli and mushrooms cold. Tenderloin too Smokey. Bread pudding and scallops delicious.
  25. k

    kid1178

    Fargo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious: scallops appetizer, filet, and blackened walleye. Server was outstanding. He was attentive without being intrusive, made good suggestions. Cocktails were very good.
  26. r

    rpvary

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We recently dined at Maxwells during a vacation that took us across multiple states. Overall, the restaurant was good but not great. The service was attentive and made us feel welcomed. The restaurant is definitely on the noisy side and one customer behind us was quite boisterous. We started with the artisan cheese plate with cured meats added which was OK. We had three different cheeses and three different varieties of soppressata. We’ve had better with more variety at other locations. For the main course I had the beef tenderloin which was very, very small (maybe 4 oz) although cooked perfectly. My wife had the crab cake appetizer as her main. They were OK but she wasn’t thrilled with the sweet corn cream base but enjoyed the lemon caper aioli as an sauce. It was nice to try Maxwells once but if we ever return to Fargo we’ll look for something downtown on our next visit as we were staying downtown and Maxwell’s is about 6 miles away in West Fargo.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    35th wedding anniversary, Maxwells gave us a free desert, wonderful evening!
  28. Q

    Qtrhorses

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food. My sister and I celebrated our birthdays here. Cocktails outstanding, lovely caprese salad, rack of lamb, my sister had the hearts of palm salad and the ribeye - We both loved our meals:). The restaurant treated us to a slice of birthday bundt cake with strawberry and a sauce I can’t remember, but we both loved it. We also had their always wonderful bread pudding with coffee. Wonderful from star to finish.
  29. LS

    LovesShoes

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, thanks!
  30. DW

    DavidW

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Maxwells. We enjoyed splitting four courses--scallops appetizer, tomato basil soup, spinach salad and salmon entree--plus creme brulee for dessert. All of the food was interesting, tasty and fresh. The soup had a lovely bit of heat, and the salmon looked like a Michelin-star work of culinary art. Overall, we enjoyed our meal!
  31. KA

    KyleA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Good was very good. Service was great.(Sam) Great to see Ramon!
  32. RH

    RoyH

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our anniversary and were not disappointed. The menu and wine list in our view is the best in the Fargo/Moorhead area. The waiter was simply excellent. It all combined for a wonderfully memorable evening.
  33. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as always, the service and hospitality of the staff excellent as well.
  34. CO

    CoryO

    Fargo

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the restaurant in West Fargo/Fargo.
  35. N

    Njabc

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Horrible service. Potatoes were room temperature. Pasta had no flavor.
  36. GG

    GregG

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with terrific service. We will dine there again.
  37. SG

    SammyG

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and our server Jen was fantastic!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing service. The bartender was phenomenal and very energetic. The food was brought out quickly and everything was perfect from presentation to taste. Highly recommend!
  39. a

    anonymous

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We’ve been to Maxwell’s over the years. Ambience is just average. Service was absolutely excellent! The biggest problem I have is with the filet. It’s been pretty small the last couple of years compared to what it seemed like it was years ago. Not a lot of value for the money.
  40. D

    Dave

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special gifted dessert. Service was superb

FAQs

Maxwells offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (701) 277-9463.

Maxwells is rated 4.8 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Maxwells

1380 9th St E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th Avenue and 9th St. E

  • Neighborhood

    Fargo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Wald

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (701) 277-9463

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms are available to host group dinners, corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners, holiday dinner events, anniversary celebrations or even cocktail receptions. Built-in audiovisual included with private dining rooms. Group dinner menus & bar packages available.

  • Private party contact

    Ramon Sosa: (701) 277-9463

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