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Max's Bistro & Bar

#11 of 1,020 Restaurants in Fresno
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1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328 (West)
559-439-6900
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
quaint bistro tucked away in a strip mall

had a delicious sandwich,salad and a scrumptious piece of chocolate cake. What a classy bistro! So clean and upscale. Love this place. If you want quality, this is the place for you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Don R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

had a delicious sandwich,salad and a scrumptious piece of chocolate cake. What a classy bistro! So clean and upscale. Love this place. If you want quality, this is the place for you!

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've only been there for lunches. But each time, I can't wait to return. Food is super. Service has been good. I especially like their shrimp-crab cheese melt. Too "die for"! Everything is right about it! The flavors, the texture, the freshness, and the bread they put it on! Great job! Elbow Room should take a lesson. And the front... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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215 reviews 215 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Came here for a late dinner on the recommendation of an acquaintance and the trip advisor reviews. Our experience didn't disappoint. The service was wonderful just like the food. We had a nice bottle of wine with dinner as well. The filet, ahi, and Kobe meatloaf were all great. A nice place to stop at when in fresno.

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JJ W, General Manager at Max's Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out to review our restaurant! More 

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256 reviews 256 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I ate here periodically when I lived in Fresno, but had not eaten here in 6 years, so wasn't sure what to expect. Our server Chelsea was delightful. The dinner entrees were substantial but not huge (which is nice). Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals tremendously; we almost returned the following night. The glazed chicken with mushroom bread... More 

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Fresno, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've come here many times over the years and the food is average. So why do I go here? Cause it is convenient and in a nice part of town. The food is average and the feel of the place is upscale, which makes a difference if you are wanting to just get away for a meal out with ....... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Came for lunch with friends...ordered the grilled salmon salad, med rare ...and as my server brought it to the table, she looked at it and said....I think its overcooked! I smelled that it was overcooked (overcooked fish is fishy smelling!) and it was remade. So of course, I ate a lot later than my friends.... there was no compensation offered... More 

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent food, lot of fish choices, the room is filled with art work, nice feeling. The servers did a great job could not have been more helpful. It is a bit loud but there is limited seating in the back for a small group of people to eat and visit. The fish Chowder was wonderful

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Turlock, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We came for my husband's birthday his ribeye came raw....far from medium rare. My halibut came with black rice and honestly white rice at home is better it wasn't even seasoned. He had to send his back, so we ended up eatting our meals at seperate times. Not very romantic. Sad that we spent money on that.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had the most interesting appetizer here. Three types of French fries in three delicious sauces - the ones cooked in a garlic oil were my favorite. A beet salad with oranges, goat cheese and fried prosciutto was also terrific. Crab cakes were fried and were served with burnt edges unfortunately. Restaurant has an appealing ambience and the walls a... More 

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Clovis, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I have frequented Max's on numerous occassions, from birthdays and anniversaries to a normal date night. And each time we enjoy wonderful service, charming ambiance, and delicious food. But our most recent was special. We decided on Max's for my grandfather's 88th birthday. My grandparents live down on the central coast, so I was given the job... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
    (West)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-439-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?