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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
I had this place on our list 'to try'. It was a bit further west than expected but well worth the drive. It was a bit noisy but they were able to satisfy our request for a quiet area in their small, side room toward the back. The food was good. Service was exceptional.
Interesting menu, with well seasoned entrees. Will be returning soon. Max's was at least a weekly stop for us years ago, when we lived close by. Had not been back since we moved further away, but will now make the drive often. We have been missing this nice spot. Good wine list as well. Kevin, our server, knows his way around both food and wine. For sure a journeyman at his trade. Go and enjoy!
We have been to Max's many times & have been happy. However, this time it was not up to the usual standard we have come to expect from Max's. While the main dish was hot, the accompanying food was lukewarm at best. They were busy so maybe that had an effect on the food being cool, but not what you would expect from Max's.
We will wait awhile before we return.
We hadn't been to Max's in a few years but have always enjoyed eating there. Met with a friend for a long overdue visit and had the best meal in Fresno in a long time. I had the Duck, Two ways and my husband had the Pork osso buco. For dessert we shared the Salted caramel creme brulee'. Everything was over-the-top delicious.
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.
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