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7:00 PM
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restaurant Max

624 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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The restaurant Max features lifestyle cuisine highlighting the fresh seasonal offerings of the local region and is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Minneapolis adjacent to The Hotel Minneapolis. Guests love restaurant Max's innovative yet approachable style as they relax in an atmosphere that is fresh and creative. Lifestyle Cuisine at restaurant Max means providing the guest with the dining experience they are looking for at that moment: food, portions and beverages that support your situation; a business lunch, private dining, happy hour at the bar, a dinner celebration, a romantic date, or a time to share with friends.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm; Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm


Lounge: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - close; Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - close

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(612) 340-0303
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Healey
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Private party facilities
For business, pleasure, or both, restaurant Max’s flexible, functional and stylish private dining rooms are perfect for your events, private dining or special occasions for up to 100 guests. Our private event space overlooks the restaurant and bar. The room features floor booths and tables - flexible enough to accommodate your event, reception or dining setting. Independent lighting and music controls allow you to create the right ambiance. Perfect for corporate dinners, rehearsal or grooms dinners, special occasions and family events. Private dining at restaurant Max will provide the maximum experience.
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Private party contact
Terry Seppala: (612) 215-5441
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Diverse catering menu as well as custom creations available. Please inquire at or 612-215-5441.
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available at The Hotel Minneapolis. Drop-off and pick-up in the driveway of The Hotel Minneapolis off of 4th Street South.
Standard Hotel Minneapolis parking rates apply.
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Public transit
Restaurant Max is located 1 block North of the light rail system and on the bus lines.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 624 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was average, the restaurant was beautiful and the server was awesome.

vipRJS123 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Food was ridiculously overpriced. Service was terrible. Waiter needed deodorant.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Had an amazing time. We were a few min late. I had tried to call but no one answered as we arrived and stated we had reservations they New ya by name. Said we have a nice bar table area u might like it was super nice. Waitress was great. And over all just really enjoyed our time there. Hamburgers were yum although a tad to greasy it squirted all over and stained my top

vip08diva08 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

You might want to think twice about dining here. There was nothing special about the food, service or atmosphere. I had a Groupon I had to use here and it still cost us 60 dollars! Wish I could find something nice to say but to be honest, there are tons of restaurants where your money and time would be better spent, or better yet, pick something up and stay home.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

I got the salmon. It was very dry and over cooked. Have been there before. It was our last choice since it was the holiday season and most of the area restaurants were booked for parties and celebration dinners. I'll search earlier next year.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service and excellent experience.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Limited dinner menu options but the flatbreads were spectacular.

vipbeachcat77 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It's a nice quiet place. Food is very good but the menu is small. Cocktails are excellent

viprrrr (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Restaurant was not busy, but it still took an hour to get food from time of seating - two salads and a bowl of soup. No explainations till we were done , at which point they comped meal stating computers were down.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Extremely long wait for food. Our server was absent, and said nothing about the reason for the long wait nor offered nothing. A manager then delivered two of our four meals and told us their computer went down for about two hours (that would have been good information to know!), they were working off paper tickets, and asked what else else were missing, and again, offered nothing. This was extremely disappointing to me because this is a facility that I schedule have work meetings and events.

vipDoug (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious dinner at Restaurant Max where our server (Brittany) was friendly and attentive. The handsome dining room was nearly empty (on a Friday evening), likely due to an exodus from the city for the Labor Day weekend. The bar was lively with patrons, and there was also a family party in one of the private dining rooms. Spouse ordered chicken marsala which was wonderful and served over polenta. I had broiled walleye, prepared and seasoned expertly, accompanied by a medley of pickled vegetables (asparagus, carrot, onion, cauliflower) and roasted potatoes. A very fine evening.

vipRick (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

I was totally shocked when we got to Max. There were maybe 8 people total in the restaurant. The menu was very light, too light. Instead of dinner, we had drinks, "$16.00 each," and left.

paul (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was very ordinary and not worth the price charged. Large restaurant with about 15 customers, including us. Waitress was very good and not over attentive.

STPguy (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

It is never a good sign when you can easily get a reservation on a Friday night when others are fully booked, that is how we ended up here. When we arrived, we were told the dining room was closed due to staffing shortages, and to grab a place in the bar area. That was inconvenient, but not terrible. The only good thing after that was our drinks. The food was flavorless and overpriced. Not a good experience. I will not be going back, nor will I allow anyone I like to eat here. It's a great location and great space, too bad it misses the mark in so many ways.

vipLLL23 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

The only good thing about Max was the wine and beer we had for dinner. The chicken wild rice soup was bland, the chicken marsala was cold and overly sweet, and the margarita flatbread was soggy. We were very happy that we had a Groupon to the restaurant because it was so disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was fairly good, but the shrimp in my sandwich was overcooked and a tail was left on. Two in my party commented to the waiter about their drink tasting odd, and rather than just apologize and fix it, he got defensive, made excuses and then slammed the replacement drinks on the table. Unprofessional.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

This place is a joke. Even with Groupon it cost us $80 with no drinks for 2 and the food was inedible

vipkaykristine (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Very poor food quality & over priced. Won't be going there again!

vipAhjdvm (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Very quiet on Mother's Day lunch but was nice .. food was good and we as a nice time . No hustle and bustle

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Attend happy hours and lunches here. Happy is the best with great deals and excellent service. Lunch had been having spotty serve - long wait to be waited on, rare water refill, only saw our server twice. Food is good with excellent portions.