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Max's Bistro & Bar

1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
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Ranked #10 of 1,011 Restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $7 - $36
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Clovis, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been very happy with every meal we have had a Max's! Awesome bistro!! Outstanding food, atmosphere & service!!

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Fresno, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No wonder Max's has such a loyal following in our area. Every time I've eaten there, it's been a pleasure. The wait staff is great and knowledgeable. There is always a great crowd of people eating in the stylish dining room. Lively local art, colorful and cheerful surround the perimeter of the room. Large groups aren't a problem with a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

with ample parking and ease in finding, Max's keeps your stress down. When inside, the relaxed atmosphere creates an atmosphere of relaxation. If the food wasn't so good, it could easily flip to an upscale bar, but the excellent cuisine selections keeps it in the upper crust of restaurants. I had the meatloaf and it was delicious. Service was professional... More

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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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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
57 helpful votes 57 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 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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