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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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