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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.
Washington, DC 20007
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
Located between 29th & 30th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 & 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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