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restaurant Max

3.9
3.9
503 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (612) 340-0303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Landry Boehm

  • Catering

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

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    2nd Avenue

  • 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. <br />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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. TC

    TwinCitiesFoody7900

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Four of us met for a pre-Vikings game brunch. The ambiance is really cool. The food was ok (breakfast buffet). The service was poor. Our server took our initial drink order after we had sat for approximately 10 minutes. We barely had the words “Bloody Mary” outbid our mouths and she ran off to place order (preventing us from being able to ask for a chaser). She did not stop back at our table until after we had to flag a manager down to place an additional order, and after we had already eaten our food. Hopefully, this is the exception and not the norm.
  2. FP

    FrankP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good experience, would go back again!
  3. S

    Stan

    Minneapolis

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the coolest ambiance’s downtown. With tasty food and excellent service, it’s a winner every time.
  4. S

    Stan

    Minneapolis

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic and comfortable place for friends to chat and enjoy Max’s drinks and food. Happy Hour offers plenty of choices, easy to find something to like! Service is attentive, responsive and respectful!
  5. JB

    JojoB

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First timers, and loved the old bank ambiance. 4 people, all with different selections all were very pleased with the food, and felt it was an excellent value.
  6. SG

    StephanieG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    My husband and I went there for the 2nd time and for the 2nd time it was bad service. It was slow, maybe a handful of people in the bar, and no one in the dining . For such a nice place they were super casual, borderline nonshalant about seating us (told us to go sit wherever in the bar). No we're here for dining room. We ordered drinks -- which took way to long come to us. We ordered our dinner (ribeye to share, prepared medium). When it arrived it was already cut (not over the moon for them to cut it for me), the steak was charred on the outside, super thin, and cooked well done. My husband doesn't like to make a scene (neither do I), but I told her I would expect this kind of steak from Applebee's, not from a fancy restaurant in downtown Minneapolis and I further told her that it wasn't worth the $34 that we were paying for it. DID I MENTION THAT WE WERE ALMOST ENTIRELY DONE WITH THE POTATO, ASPARAGUS, AND SALAD BEFORE SHE DAINED TO COME OVER TO SEE HOW WE WERE DOING!!!!! AND DID I MENTION THAT THE PLACE WAS PRACTICALLY EMPTY, SO WHY SHE DIDN'T SEE THE STEAK ON TWO PLATES ON THE SIDE OF OUR TABLE THE ENTIRE MEAL AND DIDN'T COME OVER. The manager came over, apologized (he should've comped the meal), told us the chef was preparing another ribeye (gave some crappy excuse about cut of a ribeye, like I don't even know what one is supposed to look and taste like). It's been a while since I've had such bad service as enough to call over a manager, but he didn't even offer dessert on them, or another round of drinks, NOTHING. Just some lame excuse to defend his crappy meal. We finally got a really nice cut of ribeye cook perfectly. It better not be because we had a Groupon. If they don't step up their service and staff, they're going to close and I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
  7. CC

    CaitC

    Austin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was average, the restaurant was beautiful and the server was awesome.
  8. RJ

    RJS123

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was ridiculously overpriced. Service was terrible. Waiter needed deodorant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  10. 0

    08diva08

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    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.
  11. LW

    LynnW

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent experience.
  13. LM

    LisaM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limited dinner menu options but the flatbreads were spectacular.
  14. b

    beachcat77

    Orlando

    235 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a nice quiet place. Food is very good but the menu is small. Cocktails are excellent
  15. r

    rrrr

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    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.
  17. D

    Doug

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  18. R

    Rick

    Palm Springs

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    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.
  19. p

    paul

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    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.
  20. ST

    STPguy

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    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.
  21. LL

    LLL23

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    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.
  22. SG

    SassyG

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is a joke. Even with Groupon it cost us $80 with no drinks for 2 and the food was inedible
  24. k

    kaykristine

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very poor food quality & over priced. Won't be going there again!
  25. AH

    AHJDVM

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very quiet on Mother's Day lunch but was nice .. food was good and we as a nice time . No hustle and bustle
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    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
  28. LJ

    LJD1234

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Food was cold, but didn't send it back. Won't go again.
  29. LN

    LauryeN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous French cuisine that was an enjoyable evening out with friends. Food was delectable service was impeccable and we will definitely return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    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.
  31. l

    lunch56

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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.
  32. Y

    Yeschick

    Minneapolis

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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...
  33. b

    beachcat77

    Orlando

    235 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  34. SG

    SassyG

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mediore food and service. Don't go out of your way to try this one.
  35. PF

    ParkFoodie

    Minneapolis

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    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
  37. D

    Doug

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    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.
  38. LA

    LeeAnnS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Limited selections, but all are delicious
  40. g

    gus1

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely interior ... very nice place to have meeting.

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restaurant Max offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 340-0303.

restaurant Max is rated 3.9 stars by 503 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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. <br />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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Landry Boehm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 340-0303

  • Catering

    Diverse catering menu as well as custom creations available. Please inquire at svoth&#64;hotelmpls.com or 612-215-5441.

  • 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

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