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restaurant Max, Minneapolis, MN

restaurant Max

3.9
3.9
497 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
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What 497 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

497 Reviews
  1. TwinCitiesFoody7900

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  2. FrankP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience, would go back again!

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  3. Stan

    Minneapolis

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the coolest ambiance’s downtown. With tasty food and excellent service, it’s a winner every time.

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  4. Stan

    Minneapolis

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  5. JojoB

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  6. StephanieG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  7. CaitC

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was average, the restaurant was beautiful and the server was awesome.

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  8. RJS123

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was ridiculously overpriced. Service was terrible. Waiter needed deodorant.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  10. 08diva08

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  11. LynnW

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent experience.

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  13. LisaM

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited dinner menu options but the flatbreads were spectacular.

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  14. beachcat77

    Orlando

    238 reviews

    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a nice quiet place. Food is very good but the menu is small. Cocktails are excellent

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  15. rrrr

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  17. Doug

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  18. Rick

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  19. paul

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  20. STPguy

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  21. LLL23

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  22. SassyG

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  24. kaykristine

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor food quality & over priced. Won't be going there again!

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  25. AHJDVM

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  28. LJD1234

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was cold, but didn't send it back. Won't go again.

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  29. LauryeN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous French cuisine that was an enjoyable evening out with friends. Food was delectable service was impeccable and we will definitely return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  31. lunch56

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  32. Yeschick

    Minneapolis

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  33. beachcat77

    Orlando

    238 reviews

    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  34. SassyG

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediore food and service. Don't go out of your way to try this one.

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  35. ParkFoodie

    Minneapolis

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  37. Doug

    Tampa

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  38. LeeAnnS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited selections, but all are delicious

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  40. gus1

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely interior ... very nice place to have meeting.

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restaurant Max is rated 3.9 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

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215 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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