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About Maxime, Bistro Français

Welcome to Maxime
A unique and unexpected addition to the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, Maxime proves that a French restaurant can be much different from the preconceived notion of a stuffy, low-energy, high-priced establishment one might expect.
Imagine a fun, comfortable gathering place that artfully combines delicious French cuisine with an energetic, upscale bar surrounded by stylish decor with a neoclassical flair.
Maxime invites you to experience an authentic brasserie atmosphere with French hors d’oeuvres – with delicious mussels, an expansive list of specialty beers, and cocktails. Dinner features our prix fixe centerpiece dish, Steak Frites, served with our signature “secret” sauce. Other menu options include a carefully chosen selection of fish and vegetarian dishes.


2915 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Bistro, Belgian

Hours of Operation:

Mon 11:30am to 11 pm
Tue 11:30am to 11 pm
Wed 11:30am to 11 pm
Thr 11:30am to 11 pm
Fri 11:30am to 12 am
Sat 10 am to 12 am
Sun 10 am to 11 pm

Cross Street:
Located between 29th & 30th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 337-1571

Website:
http://www.maximedc.com/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Fichter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Happy Hour Mon to Fri: 1/2 Priced Select Draft Beers and Moules Frites & Much more!

Private Dining

Private & Semi Private rooms for up to 250 guests with a full service private bar. Separate sound system and projection screen.

Maxime, Bistro Français Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (3)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good onion soup. Great hamburgers. Attentive service between the host and server. Had window seat for people watching.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional evening and food delicious. We had Steak frites, Mussels, smoked Salmon and fous gras. Kate was an attentive server. Crystal made great XMAS shooters after dinner at the bar. Looking forward to next visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was disappointing. Our waiter was pleasant . They were out of one of the bottles of wine we ordered , not nicely substituted a better wine at the lower price.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Since our last visit quality appears to have slid. Food was good, some very good, but the flank steak was correctly cooked but cool and the mussels' broth weak. Service was pleasant but uneven, and their not knowing who gets what at a table of two is a puzzling situation. All in, it scratches an itch and we'll go back, but probably not as soon as we otherwise would.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Just ok. Food was good but service was lackng. Had to alert the manager that we had not seen a waiter. After sitting for slmost 10 minutes! Not impressed!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was basic French bistro, featuring steak frites and moules. Service was good, prices were very reasonable, and menu included both sandwiches and entrees. Atmosphere comfortable and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Took a chance after strolling by that afternoon. GOOD Choice! Quick seating from our Open Table Reservation, right by the cozy fireplace,saw a waiter and then our server for the evening, very quickly as well. Kate, our server was very polite and engaged and tried hard to make sure everything was up to our expectation. The menu offers many interesting choices, and The Moule's Frites was superb, as were the onion soup and the escargot. All in all, we had a great time, thanks to Kate,and staff, and Chef(!) and we will definitely return as often as we are in Georgetown

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love it! Best value in Georgetown- the fixed price steak dinner is a steal at $20.95. My go-to in Gtown.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the atmosphere and their menu. Great neighborhood place to go

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Overall great service; delicious food and nice atmosphere

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great ambiance, great food, reasonable prices! I have wanted to try the place for a while and am happy I finally got the opportunity.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server was below average, very tight seating, however the food was great!

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing lunch with a friend. It was her first time at Maxime and she indicated she'll be returning for another meal when her mother arrives from overseas.
The service was outstanding. The server allowed us time to dine in quiet and enjoy each other's company; however, he was always there to refill cocktails and share a smile.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been here several times before and it’s always been mediocre but good enough for an inexpensive meal before or after a movie but this time it’s was even less than mediocre and totally overpriced for what it is. Ordered mussels - portion was tiny, mussels were the smallest I’ve ever seen and many were stringy and impossible to pull away from the shell. Waiter took them back and took them off the bill so I ordered a burger medium rare which came medium/well done and was soooo salty. Won’t be back and would not recommend. Much better places to eat in the area for same or less money.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Dinner was good and decently priced, but dessert was ridiculously over priced. I paid $11 for cake/ice cream, and the cake was the size of a cupcake and the "scoop" of ice cream was about the size of a butter ball on a stack of pancakes. It was good, just felt like a rip off. It was more than half the cost of my meal, yet there was very little to it. Still, dinner was good and I'd eat there again; I'd just know to pass on dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Maxime has always been on of our favorite spots for good French cuisine. However that last time we have been somewhat disappointed by the dishes. It was as if they had changed the Chef. The "Camembert en Croute " was cold inside (we had to send it back and they eventually sent another one); the house dressing didn't taste as authentic as it used to be. Hopefully they will get their good savors back. Finally, our waiter seemed a little lost with the dishes, didn't seem to know them that much.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I did not enjoy the food, at all. What was supposed to be a baked Brie in pastry (think flaky, crispy crust oozing with delicious warm Brie) was a soggy, hockey puck sized ball of cold glue It was disgusting. Rather than removing my plate and removing the charge from my bill, they replaced it with another plate of soggy, cold glue.

I would never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Came here on a Saturday morning for brunch with my sister and mom before a day of wedding related activities, and I can honestly say all three of us had a lovely time. We all did the bottomless mimosa option, and our waitress was very prompt in refilling our glasses each time. Any modifications to our orders were correct when we received our food, and the quality of the meal was very high. Delicious way to spend a Saturday.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was a huge disappointment. Not authentic, overworked and over priced.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Wonderful experience, great Food, accommodating service, perfect for date and night out with friends

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Long way to go before this place is up to speed. Waitress truly clueless. On arrival asked bartender if he had any French aperitifs. Apparently completely unfamiliar with the word and produced a bottle of Armanac. Found out from looking at dessert menu later that they had several, or claimed they did, including the not often found Byrrh and Suze.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Lovely French bistro on M street in Georgetown. Compares favorably to more expensive and more chain-oriented French bistros. Worth visiting and underappreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was excellent
Our host was very helpful and friendly
The one thing that bothered this lively dinner was a sewage smell that did not disappear for my entire dining time at Maxime - unfortunate

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

So amazing! We can't wait to go back, the food and service were fabulous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Had a lovely brunch here. The steak and eggs were very well done. Also enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. Yum. Good, attentive service. Good space. Would go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

marvelous food and hospitality with friendly services.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Fantastic happy hour with half price drinks and food! Great service at the bar !

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was a decent Georgetown bistro with good food. Enjoyed the terrine to foie gras and the grilled salmon. Pizzas also looked tasty!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was my first foray into French food and it was fabulous! I ordered an appetizer of mushroom caps stuffed with crabmeat and garlic butter sauce (Champignons Farcais au Crabe). These were served in a small cast iron pan and were delicious! For my entree, I had the grilled Scottish salmon, capers beurre blanc and veggies. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the veggies were fresh and tasty. There was just enough sauce to make it moist without drowning it and was perfect mopped up with the baguette they give you. I would most definitely return to this restaurant and will highly recommend it to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

cozy decor, friendly service, and delicious food. I would definitely go back when I'm town again. highly recommend to anyone looking for French comfort food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great brunch and a very nice Bloody Mary bar. The crepe station was very nice and th3e crepes were great

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was OK. Since this is a French restaurant, I expected the food to be better.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The service was friendly and reasonably fast. The little baguette in the paper bag was a nice touch. Less can be said for my confit duck however. It was greyish with flabby skin (gross!( and tasted like it had been boiled. The lentils were boiled mushily as well with no flavour and the three slivers of confit potato had a sinister greyish tinge in the middle. The tomato in the salad was white, fibrous and inedible. I was a bit disappointed with my experience as I was quite excited to be dining in Georgetown. I'll check the reviews more carefully in future!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Super friendly staff, delicious food, beautiful atmosphere. Our group just loved the bar and restaurant and we would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Beautiful and delicious vegetable platter entree and the prix fixe steak dinner was really pretty darn good. Good attentive service.

Beer is overpriced

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The best thing I can say about our expertience is that it was: fine. The atmosphere, food quality and delay for food we're all do-able and OK. But I would recommend looking elsewhere first for dinner plans.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Hostess work to accommodate our request for a quiet table, though it was Mother's Day . Food was very good overall. Nice to have warm bread and presentation was interesting in individual paper bags. Skirt steak chimichurri and filet mignon were great. One person in our group had the formule and was not as happy. Quatre saisons pizza was rated ok. The service was very good. We were unhappy with a bottle of wine recommended to us, and to our astonishment, it was taken away along with our filled glasses and replaced with the wine that we preferred!! Kudos to the management for giving staff that flexibility. It really enhanced our meal. We enjoyed dessert too though lava cake could be more molten. Chocolate mousse was very good. Overall very enjoyable night out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The hostess was very nice. Food and service were lackluster.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The service was spotty - took forever to get the waiter's attention to order wine after cocktails. The food was plebian. One of us order quiche -- it came as scrambled eggs. I had the beef bourguignon, which consisted basically of a mass of mashed potatoes, a few pieces of beef and some random vegetables. The beef was tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I really love the ambience and have enjoyed every visit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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