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About restaurant Max

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.

215 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

WE ARE OPEN FOR DINNER ON VALENTINE'S DAY, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14!!

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

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 340-0303

Website:
http://www.thehotelminneapolis.com/dining/restaurant-max/

Catering:
Diverse catering menu as well as custom creations available. Please inquire at terry.seppala@hotelmpls.com or 612-215-5441.

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.

Public Transit:
Restaurant Max is located 1 block North of the light rail system and on the bus lines.

Executive Chef:
Paul Healey

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.

Private Party Contact:
Terry Seppala: (612) 215-5441

Additional:
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

restaurant Max Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.4

service

3.4

ambience

3.6

value

2.8

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Quiet

56% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Limited dinner menu options but the flatbreads were spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·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.

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 (Minneapolis)·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.

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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·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.

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 (Minneapolis)·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·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

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 (Minneapolis)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 1, 2017

i wasnt wow'd and for spending $140 on dinner for two I wanted something to stand out. We had the breakfast buffet the next morning and if it wasn't for our,lovely waitress it would have been a bust

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Food was cold, but didn't send it back. Won't go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Fabulous French cuisine that was an enjoyable evening out with friends. Food was delectable service was impeccable and we will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2017

It's a really neat bar. But they forgot about my reservation so we ended up sitting in a closed section, my suggestion as there wasn't anywhere else, but then the wait staff seemed to keep forgetting us.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2016

It was a really nice dining experience. Went with my coworkers and had a nice table in the corner to enjoy our lunch and exchange Christmas gifts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I normally absolutely love the food at Max. This time was a bit different. The scallops were the best around, but they haven't been on the menu in some time. I had the walleye, it came with broccoli rabe, which was tough, bitter and inedible. My husband had a hamburger and sweet potatoe fries, which was good. The server never asked if we wanted desert or something else to eat/drink, just brought the bill. When I told her how bitter the rabe was she indicated it was the second time already that night she had heard that (we ate early at 6:30ish), and said "I'll tell Jim" - that's it, nothing more was said or done about it. Considering a huge portion of the plate was comprised of the rabe, I was surprised. The potatoes were good that I had, and the walleye was good - but served without any lemon wedge or sauce. Granted, I could have asked, but the server wasn't around a lot...My opinion of Max is unfortunately changing...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2016

We loved the decor with the huge pillars and intricate lighting. My crab cakes were delicious and well cooked, the Brussels sprouts were good too with lots of bacon in them. The pork loin is very tender.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Mediore food and service. Don't go out of your way to try this one.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 27, 2016

A quiet spot for lunch. It is off the beaten path in Downtown Minneapolis, but the food is always good, and there is always a table. So worth a stop, or simple to go in a spot not everyone is at.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2016

It is highly overpriced for the food quality, you can get a better burger from five guys ... at least the staff at 5 guys smiles

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The beautifully restored and elegant dining room area at Max's was closed off during our Saturday evening visit. We were told to seat ourselves anywhere we wished, in the bar area, but it did not have the classy ambiance of the dining room. So, our evening was a bit of a disappointment.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Our small group enjoyed our business lunch and we had excellent care and service. Everyone seemed to really enjoy what they ordered, and we'd like to come back just to try your desserts next time! Thanks for a great lunch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Limited selections, but all are delicious

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Lovely interior ... very nice place to have meeting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2016

the restaurant was slow when we got there. i think there were maybe 10 people total. my husband and I were there for a romantic dinner and while the waitress was amazing......the food was blah. the steak was super fatty, the potato was obviously made well ahead of time as it tasted kinda old. the deserts we ordered to go were super small for the price and the butterscotch pudding was actually kinda gross. my husband got the same dinner i did and he thought it was ok. he likes a fattier cut of meat but he did wonder how old the potatoes were. overall we had a good time but the food was a miss.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 4, 2016

The rigatoni and also the crab cakes were fantastic

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Good place for a working lunch m. Our server was on top of it and recognized when to jump in and when not to based on conversation we were having.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2016

We were seated on time. Food was good . Convenient location for our guests. Valet parking was convenient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2016

The service was very slow on this visit and not very attentive. My tuna melt was not really "melted" - it was cold. We were allowed to stay as long as we wanted, which was good as we had a lot of chatting and catching up to do. All in all, an off day at Max but will not keep me from going again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 27, 2016

I was organizing a dinner for a group and one of the people were staying at the hotel so we decided to try restaurant Max. We were not disappointed. Our server was very attentive and nice. Everything we got food-wise people loved. My wife especially thought her rib-eye was delicious. It's also nice to have valet parking and the staff there was pleasant as well. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely go back or recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2016

This is inside the Hotel Minneapolis, and really feels like a hotel restaurant. Not a whole lot of character. It gets pretty busy at lunch. The food is good and the service is friendly, but nothing memorable or particularly creative.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Went to Max on Saturday night. The food was fine but the place was absolutely dead! We were the only people in the entire place! We wanted a quiet spot and I guess we found it but I expected at least a little life. Maybe during the week?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 9, 2016

It is way to loud / sound travels way to easy in side, it was super loud, very sistracting!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Very good tuna melt - served on English mufin. Nice twist! And the greens on the side were yummy. Good place to chat with a friend over lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2015

I like comfort food as much as anyone but Max's versions were underwhelming. My sandwich was dry and the soup was pretty tasteless. My lunch companion felt the same. That said it's a wonderful space with soaring ceilings and great decorations.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2015

Decent food, more of a lunch place than a dinner place but still solid for many occasions.

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