Max's Bistro & Bar

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Max’s is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the Central Valley. Our rustic California Cuisine and Gallery setting features local artist Tomas Panzarino. Max’s has welcomed Fresno visitors and our local neighbors for over 10 years. We are dedicated to using fresh local produce along with our house made artisan breads to insure a quality and healthy dining experience. The same quality and freshness is found in all the cocktails from our bar. Premium liquors, hand squeezed juices and muddled berries create our exceptional and award winning martini’s. We look forward to your visit!
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MB
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Max's Bistro delivered a beautiful meal. We will be back!

BB
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends from out of town for dinner at Max's. They were very impressed with the decor and atmosphere. They loved the short ribs.

F
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite dinner place, food is great, service is always friendly!

C
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Their Menu caters to all and they will make exceptions for those low carb customers or you can have all the carbs you want. Try the deep fried eggplant wedges for an appetizer. Just a great pleasing menu and let’s not forget the amazing choice of cocktails. Yummy !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I am very disappointed that they changed their Calamari appetizer.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan, our waitress was AMAZING! Food was incredible. No wait time.

j
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special place. All the employees love their jobs and it shows in every way. Food was delicious, atmosphere very nice!! We will go back for sure!

G
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese plate was amazing, very generous portion!! Sweet potato fries always a must!

OT
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eggplant Parmesan was excellent, as was the Filet ordered my another member of our party. The Brick Chicken was excellent, and the sauce flavorful. However, the dumplings were nearly inedible they were so dense.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendously clean and flavorful food. Attentive team. Beautiful decor.

E
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place!
Everytime we have been there the waiters and waitresses are fantastic the service is great the food is amazing. Highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fabulous dinner.

OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

WJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistro is always consistent in their service, which is attentive, warm and welcoming, the food with a menu that covers all tastes, and the room is fun to visit with friends in......

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good choice!!

P
San Joaquin
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit to Max's this year. It was excellent again. I don't know why I hadn't gone there before this year other than it is a bit far from where I live. The pork shank is recommended. Interesting cocktail list and straight forward wine list.

GL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location was great, food was great and service was great.

B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always come to Max’s Bistro when I have a chance. They are consistently good at everything they do, I love this place!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food2service3ambience5

The entire top part of the chicken in my entree was served raw. A few bites in I asked our server to resolve the issue. Instead the entree was never brought back to our table and just taken off our check.

Needless to say, I picked ip fast food on the way home as I was hungry.

I did feel sick overnight but nothing too serious.

E
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, menu has great variety, food is delicious and presented well.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted as soon as we walked in. We were sat down immediately and was served a speciality snack. We ordered our wine and food which our waiter played a part in. The food was amazing. The chef did an awesome job. When we were done we paid for our food then left. As we were leaving a lot of the staff members said good night. It was a very great experience to eat there. Will definitely go back.

LL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

1. We love Max's
2. We love the round table
3. There were dead flowers on our table.
4. Service, in the beginning, was very slow for drinks
5. I found the fish tacos flavorless
6. Would not let one occasion change future visits
7. Still love Max's

OT
Central Coast
70 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service as always.

MB
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Originally we thought we had appropriately been seated in a very quiet area (mom is elderly and struggles to hear) but soon it became so noisy that it was difficult for her to hear. Great food. Yummy wine. Service a bit slow.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just not good. Was there for anniversary dinner, was not brought up by server or hostess. Food was mediocre

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and the food was delicious.

HC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ive never had a bad experience: food, ambiance, or service! Sweet potatoe fries here cannot be duplicated!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So Max’s has been one of my regular go-to places, but my latest experience there was just awful. Huge party in the back room that was very noisy. Service was slow and the food was cold. We sent the trio of fries back because it was cold, and it came back again cold. Chicken breast was over cooked. Mashed potatoes were cold. Overall, a very unsatisfying experience. And it wasn’t cheap.

BE
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makayla our server was incredible and the whole evening was terrific. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced . I will be back again !

AM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with excellent service. Esmeralda was over the top in her people skills. She contributed to a fun evening.

BB
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night, special occasion, entertaining out of town guest spot for lunch or dinner. Classy staff and environment. Cocktails are great and food is unique and amazing. I would highly recommend! 5 stars on everything.

OC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Max’s was good as usual. That is why I go there. Have been for maybe two decades.

MM
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. First time for my "picky" sister and she adored it.

BB
San Joaquin
34 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fine dining experience at Max's Bistro. We sat in the smaller room at the back of the restaurant and it was very quiet and the four of us were able to enjoy conversation over a leisurely meal. This is a pricey restaurant, but worth every cent, or I should say every dollar. The food is absolutely perfectly prepared and mouth-watering delicious. Our waitress was a delight. We were so happy that there was NO music playing. It is so nice to be able to converse without having to compete with music, which is always unnecessary and sometimes quite irritating. Highly recommend Max's Bistro.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So many delicious dishes. Great choices, price ranges. Wine by glass a bit pricey.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We asked the waitress if there were any local beers since it didn’t list anything on the menu. She said “no.” When she came back a little bit later, we asked what was on tap. She said the name of one of the beers - it was a local beer. Wait staff - please know what you have available for customers who like to drink.

JB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite restaurant
Tested and proven

L
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great server, a FUN evening! We can’t wait to do it again.

RA
San Joaquin
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time ~ it was key for us to enjoy a quiet meal together!

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday