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Max's Bistro & Bar

1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
559-439-6900
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Ranked #13 of 1,011 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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English first
Hanford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the Max's Burger it was cooked perfect. Raspberry Lemon Drop was perfect. Everyone loved there food service was great and our waitress was perfect Jenny from the block we called her. Great place on fresno.

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Long time favorite for lunch or dinner...most recent, a business lunch suggested by a colleague from Kansas City who had been to Max's before and suggested again...ahi tuna tostada was terrific, so much so, he suggested taking a photo; as always service impeccable; I suggest reservations, as usually busy for lunch and dinner.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
56 helpful votes 56 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
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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California
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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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
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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