Max's Bistro & Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Kobe Beef Meatloaf
Kobe beef, short rib & pork meatloaf, Caramelized tomato glaze, Applewood smoked bacon, Mashers & green beans almondine
Mashers, asparagus, caramelized shallot cream, red wine syrup, crisp pancetta
Sautéed garlic asparagus, Gruyere & shallot potato gratin cake, Roasted Garlic & Herb Compound Butter
A bit noisy but food always great and staff very accommodating
Wonderful as always!
Great food and service!
Great service and food!
Celebrated with Birthday luncheon! Excellent food and service. Great place.
We’re still more comfortable dining outdoors and were accommodated at a table in the walkway. The service was attentive and the food was great as always. Max’s is our go to place for a nice and relaxed dinner out.
Great Fast service! food was amazing! steak perfectly cooked med rare ! would come back again!
I have noticed that every time I am seated in a very awkward area of the restaurant. I enjoy coming to this spot because of the ambiance but the seating situation makes me hesitant.
Excellent as always. JJ has done it right!
Celebrating a birthday and so excited to be able to do it indoors at Max’s again. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. Not sure if server inexperienced or just overwhelmed... didn’t ask about cocktails or wine or appetizer, didn’t offer fresh pepper for salads, forgot we were celebrating a birthday so no candle with dessert. Apologized after but darn! Sweet potato fries, martinis and entrees very good but sides not so much. Veggies almost raw. Not sure what was served with pork chop, looked like refried beans and didn’t have much taste so didn’t eat it. Desserts not up to par either. We’ll be back cause we’re hoping this was just a bump in the road after so much time away from indoor dining due to the pandemic.
My favorite restaurant in Fresno. The food is always delicious and they have a great selection on the menu. The service is friendly and attentive to your needs. Would definitely recommend. We will be back!
the food is excellent & i love the different types of choices so there really is something for everyone no matter your food preference
Servers were very slow on continuing to check in with us regarding any needs. We had to keep asking for the same thing twice, such as extra seat, napkins, or food item. Drinks were flat and switched out, then tasted just carbonated but eventually was fixed on the 3rd try. Server wasn’t completely rude, but she was a bit snippy with questions regarding menu. I would probably not eat here again based off the overall experience. The only thing I can excuse was how long our food took to be served, since we had 8 people. Other than that, I’ll have to pass on eating here again.
As always the food is amazing and the experience of dining at Max’s is perfect for meeting up with friends and family. Great night out! Can’t wait to go back.
Always enjoy going to Max's. Service and food were excellent as usual. Had a really enjoyable birthday lunch for my wife!
The french fries were amazing! Also, the lamb was excellent. Enjoyed our experience!
One of Fresnos finest restaurants. Highly recommend 👌
Max’s is delicious and the service is top notch. We love this place!
Ahhhmazing service and meal. Max’s always impresses. Top notch!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We really enjoyed being able to be in a restaurant again. The food (chopped salad and short ribs) were excellent. The ambiance was nice and the service excellent (Jordan).
We look forward to returning.
Excellent service from every member of the staff that we encountered. The food was outstanding with the exception of the white bean bruschetta. While not bad tasting, it wasn't our cup of tea. The NY steak special was incredible! My companion had the short rib that could literally be eaten with a spoon it was so tender. While pricey, you get the quality experience you are paying for. We will definitely be coming back for special occasions.
Birthday Lunch! Had the filet it was incredible!!!!!
We had the best waiter very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu! Food was delicious!
Awesome menu of unique selections. Excellent meal
Date night with spouse. Once again a great experience.
Friendly and accommodating service. Delicious food. Great experience!
We went to Max’s for my birthday. Outdoor tent dining was expected and did not disappoint. The service was wonderful, as was the food.
We had a great meal outside. I had the lamb shank, mashed potato and kale. The lamb was tender and not greasy, delicious.
Max's was great! I will definitely return this year!
As always the food and service were great even with the current situation of covid. The menu was full of all of the selections that Max's offers. The specials amazing too. Thanks for making my birthday meal a memorable occasion!!
Max’s is always consistent and their servers are THE BEST!
It was so fun to be out again! They followed Covid protcols beautifully, our server Jordan was outstanding and even though we were outside in a tent, they kept it at a very comfortable temp. I'm still drooling over my halibut I had!
It was so nice to be able to go out to eat again. I was part of a two couple group that evening. The tent was set up nicely and the temperature was fine. The food was excellent. I specifically liked the meatloaf meal and the chocolate lava cake. The wine choices were good and the service was attentive. The menu is well rounded with a nice assortment of steak, seafood, pasta, chicken, and pork. There also is a good choice of salads and appetizers to choose from.
Nice get out finally, and we have always enjoyed Max’s. Just a great place. A gem in Fresno.
Fantastic meal and service. There is no better place to eat in Fresno.
Max’s is AMAZING!!! They are always updating their menu, creating amazing specials and the staff is so friendly! We are in their outside tent and it was beautifully decorated, ambience was nice and it wasn’t too cold. They did a great job having to modify the way they serve people.
Our cocktails were super delish- and meals prepared perfectly. I love that my fiancé loves a hamburger, even on our anniversary dinner. He says they are just so good there. I had the special fish and it was super yum! Would order again in a heartbeat
Wonderful experience, even though in tent! Food and service was excellent, as usual!
We took advantage on one of the last nights we were allowed to dine out at one of the nicer restaurants in town. We are so glad we chose Max’s, our whole experience was phenomenal. We ate in the tent outside but it was warm and cozy with more than 6 feet between tables. It all started with our server Megan...she was friendly, knowledgeable and made great suggestions. I decided to try the meatloaf that I had heard friends rave about and I wasn’t disappointed, it was delicious. Megan suggested I try the Brussels sprouts instead of the regular veggies and they were the BEST I have ever had. My husband was going to get the chicken but when he heard about the halibut special he opted for that...again it was perfect. The food was incredible the service was so good it truly enhanced our evening. We made reservations for New Year’s Eve and hopefully they will be back to outdoor dining. We will also request Megan as our server...she was the best!
Max's Bistro & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 439-6900.
Max's Bistro & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1094 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.