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Max's Bistro & Bar

1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
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Ranked #16 of 1,007 restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $36
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West
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82% Recommend
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English first
Fresno, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Ate here with a business group, invited by a friend who lives nearby and is a regular. Food is good but pricey for what it was. Very popular place among well-off Fresno professionals.

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Sanger, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

By-and-large, the food here is high quality, creative, and well-prepared in an atmosphere that's not snooty. It has enough hipness to be interesting and a down-to-earth staff that makes dining pleasurable. Yes, it's more expensive than Cheesecake Factory, but less than Fleming's or Ruth's Chris. The art by Tomas is also quite colorful and insanely expensive, but makes for interesting... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been here a couple of times and have always enjoyed the food. It's busy during lunch, Business meetings at one table, A group of ladies, and couples. Service is excellent. Now for this you are going to pay! It's probably one of the most expensive lunches in town! It does have very good food though!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Max's prime rib special was one of the best prime rib dinners ever. Perfectly seasoned & cooked. Great place for family, friends & business associates. Excellent serving staff.....awesome chefs....

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Arriving late one afternoon driving from Yosemite with our 14 year old grandson, we decided to try Max's based on location and TA reviews. We called and got 5:45 pm reservations for a Saturday night. By the time we finished dinner almost all the tables were full. We enjoyed the brightly painted metal pictures and other trendy touches. Our table... More

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Fresno, CA, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I took a few clients to Max's for lunch this week. They had never been there before. Max's staff take the extra time to do it right from when you arrive until you leave. Lunch choices were very good and their daily special (Wild Fresh Halibut) was very tasty. Only a few restaurants in Fresno/Clovis come close to the dining... More

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Chowchilla, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was one of our favorite dining experiences of the year! You wouldn't know it from the outside, but this is a great restaurant when you step in the door. Great service, huge selection of wine, creative menu with lots of options. It was a overall excellent experience and I'm looking forward to visiting Max's again!

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food, ambiance and service are impeccable. This chef is unbelievable. We love everything on their menu. We frequent this restaurant at least 3 to 4 times a month.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My "go to" place for lunch with "the girls." However, dinners are great, too. Always something new & specials every day. Bakery on premises---delish! Friendly & helpful staff. Moderately priced.

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Fresno, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Max's is like your local neighborhood restaurant that always makes you feel welcome. Beautifully decorated in soft tones that smooth out the stress of the day. Extensive wine list match a wonderful menu of delightful selections. The dessert list looks wonderful but substantial entree portions make it difficult to get that far. A definite must when visiting Fresno.

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