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About Max's Bistro & Bar
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!
Fresno, CA 93711
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Delivery of catering menu items to your business or home.
Scott Sauer/ Big Sur California
Private Party Facilities:
Max's has two semi-private dining areas accommodating party sizes of 18 or 40. We can also accomodate buy-out parties of up to 160 guests. Contact us for additional information.
Private Party Contact:
J.J. Wettstead: (559) 892-9969
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Max's Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent with ample portions. The service was attentive without being overly so. It is a beautiful restaurant and the night we were there on a Thursday it wasn't too busy so it was nice and quiet. My friends and I were able to chat and laugh without feeling like we were going to disturb anyone. In fact the people at the next table over were doing the same and we could hardly hear them. There seemed to be baffles on the ceiling and I would recommend that more restaurants look into this. An evening out can be ruined for me if a restaurant is very noisy and you have to struggle to hear the person across from you.
I made dinner reservations online for 6:00 PM. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted with a warm welcome and seated to our table. The food was excellent as well as the service. We were able to have a nice quiet conversation with our friends without a lot of noise. I would highly recommend Max's Bistro to family and friends.
There were six of us and we all enjoyed our food. I had the crab and shrimp melt with spinach, with cold slaw on the side. I think it might be the best cold slaw I've ever had. It had apples and grapes which made it taste really fresh, dressing seemed light.
Really good food (both the bavette steak and meatloaf) with bold rather than understated flavors. Server was thoughtful and just the right friendly. By 7 pm on a Saturday the restaurant is full and vibrant/loud. Good wine by the bottle selection; meh by the glass selection.
The trio of fries is a must to start off with! We ordered the trio, ahi tuna appetizer and hot pastrami sandwich. Everything was great but the tuna was missing something, I felt it needed more of an acidic dressing but was still good. The sandwich was very big as far as portions go and made it great for sharing, I enjoyed the al la carte factor in the menu.
Max’s has really become our go to place anytime we’re looking to treat ourselves to a good meal in Fresno. The food is consistently good without being fussy and the staff is always first rate. If we didn’t have to drive 45 min. from Hanford we’d be here a lot more often. We’ve recommended it to all our friends.
As always, superb service and very delicious entrees! You must try their signature sweet potato fries with the jalapeno arugula aioli sauce, the best sweet potato fries in California!!! Today, I had the Crab & Shrimp Cheese Melt; it was to die for! Yum!! Love this place!!!
The food was very good. My husband had fish, I had a chicken dish. We had a very nice bottle
of wine. Our server was excellent. The seasonal tort dessert that we shared was over the top.
The ambience was so relaxed we ate and visited for about an hour and a half. This was a truly
We had the best server, her name was Ashton . I was having lunch with a longtime friend and we were so busy catching up it took us a while to decide on our meals. Ashton was totally understanding and encouraged us to linger and didn't rush us a bit. She made good suggestions as to meal choices. She made our lunch date perfect. She's a gem!!
Good foot and the ambiance was great. I love their art work and design. It has a very "not Fresno" feel, like your out of town in LA or Bay Area. However, I paid the bill and went to me car and realized I left my sunglasses on the table. When returned, the wait staff has cleared the table and they were gone. They claim they were not found on the table which unfortunately I don't believe. Someone got a nice pair of Raybans. I was disappointed and it has tainted my view of the restaurant and the service help.
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