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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Max's Bistro & Bar

4.7
674 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(559) 439-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Sauer/ Big Sur California
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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.
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Private party contact
J.J. Wettstead: (559) 892-9969
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Catering
Delivery of catering menu items to your business or home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Did Not expect my reservation would put us in the back corner next to a family with fun/loud kids. Plenty of tables for 2 in main dinning area, guess I needed to tip the hostess next time.

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GloryS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing service and Food! Never had to ask for a refill on my beverage, or for anything really. Great service!!! And even better food

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful! Went here for Valentines Day and were blown away by the service and the quality of everything. From the bread through desert was impeccable. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Josh was great. Thanks for a fantastic experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We are frequent flyers here, always a positive experience, even this time when I got the wrong entree. Still good, ate it anyway. Will get what I originally ordered, next time we are there...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing...it our first time there and we enjoyed our experience. The waitstaff was great, Bianca made it extra enjoyable with her great service and pleasant personality. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great server and great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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BrianM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great Place!! My friends never been before I reserved a table for the evening. Everyone was so delighted😉

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vipGail (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the Best Neighbor Gem Fresno. Great service and fantastic people every time. Max's is Family.

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RPMcMurphy (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Ezzy is one of the best servers I have ever had. She made the entire special evening even more special. My wife and I had a wonderful meal for Valentine's Day at Max's. We started with the fries trio of sweet potato, truffle, and eggplant fries. My favorite was the eggplant and it was the first time I've had an eggplant preparation that I really liked. We shared a wonderful lobster bisque and then each ordered the surf and turf. It was a 6 oz filet mignon and a 6 oz lobster tail that were both expertly prepared. I really wanted to try dessert but we were stuffed from dinner and our daughter had made a special dessert at home so we passed. All in all it was a near perfect evening. An expensive evening but we had zero complaints. We will be back to try other things on an exciting menu. Thanks Max's Bistro and Ezzy for a truly special evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We dine at Max’s often. Our experience this time was not very good. Nobody came around and asked if we would like a refill on our water, our food was served but we had to wait at least 10 minutes to get a steak knife to begin eating, and our bill was brought before we were even asked if we would like dessert. It’s tome we start looking for our next go to restaurant. I’m so disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food and very nice service. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The hostess was pleasant and wonderful. Our server Ivana was a joy.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It was my birthday dinner and it was splendid and very yummy!!! I haven’t had duck as good since Houston. Thank you for making my birthday special!

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Overall quality meal

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vipGail (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Max's is a neighborhood gem. The food is always fresh and excellent.

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missRav (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

really nice, wonderful service was a little loud because it was packed other than that we loved our first experience and will absolutely be back!

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vipRomanholiday1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It just not the same as it once was. I'm giving the restaurant three out of five based on my experience not the entire table of guests. I ordered the Wellington vegan dish. It was boring and bland and the side of cauliflower was awful. I can cook better than this at home. Sorry but I just didn't enjoy the meal at all. The service, however, was excellent and our server Amanda was pleasant and did a great job. The noise level was very high and made it difficult to chat across the table.

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Arepass123 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The restaurant was short staffed and we were seated next to a loud table of Trump supporters, but hey, the food was great as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

A little too noise for our jars of hearing older guests. Swordfish was excellent t as were salads.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My food was consistently wonderful. Same great meal as all of the other visits. I will be a continued customer.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I love this place and it never fails to disappoint. The service is great, the food incredible, and the atmosphere not too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Had a wonderful meal. Good drinks, great food and we'll-curated group of wines by the glass. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Very slow service. Food average. The cauliflower appetizer was disgusting. Over ten minutes to get the beer and server had to be asked after ten minutes. Place is really busy so I guess people think it is good....

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LovesAGoodMeal (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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Janet (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The facility was cold we wore jackets. Steak and cesare salad good, specials unappetizing taste and look. Service little slow. Didn't recognize a birthday celebration. Not exciting like I anticipated.

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EHPhil (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great Service

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vipPneumofres (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Neither entree was special in any way, un-inspired. Even the bread was sub par. Not our usual experience at this restaurant.

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vipGail (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The best restaurant in town. The food is always fresh and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was great as was the food! I would highly recommend it.

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